With Great Power... (Alice3)
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Competition Overview

What if you woke up one day and discovered you had been granted a super power or a magical ability? What is this power? How could you use it to help mankind?

Write a short story or poem that has a beginning, middle, and end about how you got your magical power, what the magical power is, and how you would use it to help mankind. Then use Alice 3 to produce an animation, application, game, or music video to present your story or poem!

Like most projects, it will be easier if you plan out your submission. We have created this storyboard course to help.

Submit your Alice 3 world to this page!

Software Required: Alice 3

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Rules / Requirements

Peer Review

You will be required to review other submissions and provide feedback. This gives you the opportunity to help fellow animators improve their skills.


Judging Criteria

Your submission will be evaluated on these criteria:

  • How well the plot and characters were established
  • How naturally the plot seemed to unfold
  • How well characters responded to to plot
  • How closely the conclusion seemed to follow the plot

You can learn more about the evaluation criteria here


What is Alice 3?

Tell a story, create animations, or make an interactive game and share it on the web all while learning the methods and basics of programming.


Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming.  Students learn fundamental programming as they create animated movies and simple video games.


In Alice, students populate a world with 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles, etc.) which they can then animate by by programming their actions. Using Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create program instructions that correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#.


Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation.



By manipulating the objects in their virtual world, students gain experience with all the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course.

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Key Dates

Date Availability


12/03/12 to 03/02/13


03/03/13 to 03/15/13

Winners Announced


How to Participate
Step 1: Register
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Click the box on the right to sign up.

Step 2: Submit Your Stuff

December 03, 2012 - March 02, 2013

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Complete your entry and submit your work.

Step 3: Evaluate Submissions

March 03, 2013 - March 15, 2013

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Give feedback for other submissions.

Step 4: Review Evaluations

March 15, 2013 - March 29, 2013

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View and rate feedback for your submission.