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GDHT [Game Design How To] is an annual educational competition organized by M3DS where passionate gamers and aspiring game developers meet at M3DS Academy to show us their talents and win prizes! This year is the 10th edition of GDHT and the focus is entirely on using Unreal Engine software to create a fully functional game in just 5 hours with a team of four people! This year’s theme? MINI RACING GAMES!

The best contestants will be awarded scholarships to our Academy. However, all participants will be rewarded as well! Everyone who applies to the competition will get:

  • free access to an Unreal Engine Course

  • discount for enrollment in M3DS Academy

  • a branded T-shirt

  • a certificate 

First section


Application form

GDHT is designed for team work i.e. four 
people work together to create a fully functional game in just 5 hours with the help of our instructors. However, you can apply solo 
and be placed in a group of four with three other people who also applied solo.

The other option is to apply as a team of four 
people. If you already have friends who are 
just as passionate about gaming as you are, 
go ahead and apply as a team and create your 
first game together. It will be a fun experience 
for all of you and you'll be one step closer to becoming a game developer 

Thanks for applying!

After registration, our responsible contact persons will contact you by phone to schedule an appointment for your live participation in the M3DS Academy.

T-shirt size
Do you have previous experience in the 3D field?
Do you want to apply solo or as a team?

If you're outside of North Macedonia, but you still want to join the GDHT competition, fill out this form to apply for online participation and our instructors will contact you soon.  


We place you and your team in a
group and inform you vie email
about your exact participation date
and time. The overall competition 
timeframe is June 10th - June 30th

Once all the groups have completed
their participation from June 10th
till June 30th, the judges will 
evaluate all the entries and
determine the winners. We will
announce the winners both online
and at the final event

You participate in the competition 
together with your team on the
exact date and time we have
provided via email. The entire GDHT
course, introduction to Unreal 
Engine and game development will last 5 hours.

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group 1

09:00 - 09:30 | Meet M3DS & Instructors

09:30 - 09:45 | What is Unreal Engine?

09:45 - 10:15 | Basics in Unreal Engine

10:15 - 10:45 | Blueprints in Unreal Engine

10:45 - 11:00 | Introduction to Racing Game Project

11:00 - 11:15 | Break

11:15 - 12:00 Main Components of Creating a game

12:00 - 13:30 | Creating your first game

13:30 - 14:00 | Presentation and playthrough

15:00 - 15:30 | Meet M3DS & Instructors

15:30 - 15:45 | What is Unreal Engine?

15:45 - 16:15 | Basics in Unreal Engine

16:15 - 16:45 | Blueprints in Unreal Engine

16:45 - 17:00 | Introduction to Racing Game Project

17:00 - 17:15 | Break

17:15 - 18:00 | Main Components of Creating a game

group 2

18:00 - 19:30 | Creating your first game

19:30 - 20:00 | Presentation and playthrough

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1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes are awarded individually, not to the whole team. So make sure you do your best and show us what you’ve got! However, every participant also gets a certificate for participation at the end of the competition.

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Full Scholarship for Academy Year 1 and Academy Year 2 at M3DS Academy for 3D Art & Game Development

Full Scholarship for Academy Year 1 at M3DS Academy for 3D Art & Game Development

 Individual Course (Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter)

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Every year GDHT aims to gather all gamers and game development enthusiasts in one place, giving them all a chance to prove themselves and meet like-minded individuals. This means we always try to find the best judges that can provide valuable insight to all participants and encourage them to pursue their passions. This year, we have a total of 50 international judges who will evaluate your skills and your talents. Meet the judges below!



stay in touch

The final event details will be provided here once we have them.
You will receive GDHT-related news and updates once you apply, but you can also subscribe to our M3DS newsletter and stay in touch with our academy!

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