Pac-man, Tetris, Space Invaders! Who doesn't love these classic arcade games! Join us for a fun weekend of hacking and gaming. Whether you want to recreate an old classic or spin up a brand new game, this event is for you to build incredible hacks.
As always, we'll be running mini-events, workshops, and more to keep you entertained. Whether you build something on the theme or not, focus on having fun. While we'd love to have you build something on the theme, our themes are only here for inspiration. Please build whatever you'd like!
Happy hacking!


  • We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
  • Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon. 
  • Your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 
  • We do allow you to submit your project to other hackathons (this weekend only) as long as the other hackathon also allows this. 
  • If you're continuing work on an old project, you MUST specify in your Devpost what was worked on 1) before the hackathon and 2) during the hackathon. 

Hackathon Sponsors


First Overall

Fire 7 tablet + MLH Swag

Second Overall

Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag

Third Overall

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Swag

Best Video Game Remix

Recreate an old classic arcade game this weekend. Whether you love Pac-man or are a die-hard fan of Dungeons and Dragons, recreate a game that excites you the most. The Best Video Game in this category wins Smart Power Plugs, Mini Retro Tetris Arcade, MLH Swag

Best Player One

Your First Hackathon? Don't worry, we got you covered. Build your first gaming hack this weekend and get a chance to win this prize. You can also leverage our hackathon starter kits by visiting
The Best Player One gets Fuji Film Instax Camera, Mini Retro Tetris Arcade, MLH Swag. Your team must be at least 50% first-time hackers to be eligible to win!

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.

Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with an embedded Arduino compatible board. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!

Best use of Linode Cloud

Use any one of Linode's wide array of cloud products and take your hack to the next level! Whether you're looking for data storage, compute power or hosting, Linode has what you need and the complimentary credits to get you started. Sign up and start hacking for your chance to win a Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit.

Best Domain Name from

Register a .tech domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Backpack.

Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry [APAC Only]

GoDaddy Registry is giving you everything you need to be the best hacker no matter where you are. Register your domain name with GoDaddy Registry for a chance to win a Hack from Home Kit! Each Kit contains wireless earbuds, blue light glasses, selfie ring light and a pouch for easy transport.

Best TwilioQuest Mission

If you’re into gaming and want to level up your coding skills, TwilioQuest has you covered. TwilioQuest lets you play while you learn about popular programming languages, development environments and even web services! Your mission, should you accept it, is to build your own level, using the TwilioQuest starter code, for a chance to win a 10 inch Picade & Raspberry Pi 4! Your level should meet two of the following sub challenges in order to qualify. You can teach players how to set up a developer tool using objectives and validates OR you can challenge players by using event scripting and custom objects! Everything you need to get started is just one click away!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
  • Adherence to Theme
    Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?

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