The Game Life Contest is back by popular demand! This contest has traditionally focused on projects inspired by video games, however, anything related to tabletop gaming is also encouraged. This is your chance to show us all things game-related!

From game-inspired cosplay to actual video game design, whatever game-themed projects you make, we want to see them! The best Instructables have the chance to win an HTC Vive, a Nintendo 3DS XL bundle or a Sennheiser gaming headset.

We look forward to seeing what you make, but do it quick! By September it will be GAME OVER!

The Game Life Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
  • An Instructables prize pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:
  • A Nintendo 3DS XL Bundle
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Second (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:
  • A Sennheiser GAME ZERO Gaming Headset
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:
  • An Instructables Prize Pack
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 2, 2018 and Aug 27, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Game Life Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.