Each January, FIRST announces the parameters of the season’s game. Here are the games of the last several seasons.
2022: Rapid React
FIRST® Robotics Competition teams will be challenged to reimagine the future of safe, high-speed travel and lightning-fast deliveries through innovative engineering, creative thinking, and teamwork in 2022 RAPID REACT presented by The Boeing Company.
2021: Modified Infinite Recharge
Prior to the 2021 season, a new, challenging game was introduced each January at an event known as “Kickoff.” Due to the 2020 season being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Kickoff presented a modified version of the 2020 game, INFINITE RECHARGE. The 2021 season includes a series of three new challenges in which teams can engage from “home” and virtually compete with teams from around the world.
2020: Infinite Recharge
In INFINITE RECHARGE, two Alliances work to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each Alliance, along with their trusty droids, race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate Stages of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city!
2019: Destination Deep Space
In DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE, Presented by The Boeing Company, we join two competing alliances collecting samples on planet Primus. Unpredictable terrain and weather patterns make remote robot operation essential to their mission on the planet. With only 2:30 until liftoff, the alliances must gather as many cargo pods as possible and prepare their spaceships before the next sandstorm arrives.