Hack the Arena

Canada's Largest Game Dev Hackathon

Carleton University • April 2-4, 2021 • Virtual Event

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Embark on an adventure

🏹 Dont let a arrow to the knee stop you from building the next hit game. Join thousands of students all over the world for 48 hours to build a game 🔨.

Discover new weapons

⚙️ Learn about new technologies, game engines, and techniques at Hack the Arena. You can use anything from Pygame to Unity 💻.

Meet NPC's

👩 Join up to four others to create a raiding party and build your games together. With a vibrant community on discord you'll never feel like your playing a single player game 👨.

Battle Monsters

👾 Create an innovative game and compete with others in the Arena while having fun ⚔️!

Collect Treasures

👑 With hundreds of dollars worth of prizes you can take home games, electronics, and more 💰!


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Carleton Engineering

One of Canada's leading educational institutions, Carleton Engineering and Design is helping to support Hack the Arena's mission to educate engineers globally.

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Systems and Computer Engineering Society (SCESoc)

The Systems and Computer Engineering Society of Carleton is supporting Hack the Arena and its mission to educate fellow Carleton U Engineers.


👑 What is Hack the Arena?

Hack the Arena is a game development focused hackathon hosted by Carleton University. Hackers from all over the world collaborate on building fun, innovating, and interesting digital experiences over 48 hours.

💵 How much does HTA Cost?

Nothing! Once your application has been accepted you get access to all our resources.

🧑‍🎓 Who can participate?

If you are enrolled in a post secondary education you are eligiable to apply to Hack the Arena.

📇 When do applications open?

Hacker applications will open a two weeks before the hackathon.

📍 Where will the hackathon be located?

Due to covid the hackathon will be online hosted using a suite of online tools. As long as you join the discord you'll know what is happening at all times.

👩‍💻 Can we have a team?

You can have up to four members per team

🎉 What kind of activities will happen?

We will have workshops, talks, and other fun events throughout the hackathon.

👋 More Questions?

You can reach the founder at varun@sindwani.com