Wait, hold on. I thought the only 3 types of games that could be used for invitational and regional were avoidance, collection, and maze.
That was only last year. This year they removed that restriction on game type, so you can make any type of game.
For me and my team, we still had to use whatever game type was on the paper...
If you competed last year, that *was* a requirement then. If you competed in an invitational or scrimmage recently...I don't know what to tell you. The specs for 2018-19 don't list any game types and the rules clarification specifically states:
THERE IS INFORMATION ONLINE ABOUT THE TYPE OF GAME (E.G. SHOOTING, BUILDING, ETC), BUT THE RULES DO NOT ADDRESS HOW TO SCORE A TEAM THAT DOESN'T USE THE TYPE. WILL STUDENTS BE GIVEN A GAME TYPE?
The current year's published rules are correct. There will NOT be a game type given to the students at competition. Students will be given a broad scientific theme to build their original computer game around."
So you might want to have a word with the event supervisor or your coach about this.