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Activision to Sponsor Indie Competition
News posted 18th February, 2010 by OMC  
Well we've had our fair share of competitions that herald the plight of the indie developer, offering to push the winner to fame and fortune and a developed game. So why am I not tired to find that there's another one coming up? Software giant Activision is putting up $100,000 for grabs in a competition due to start in March.

From the (scant) press release: "In the meantime, this is what we’ll be looking for in submissions:

- A two-page summary of your proposed game. Please include three to five bullet-point elements or goals that you feel define your project (i.e. “open-world,” “puzzle-based,” “flying dragon combat”). Beyond that, you may structure these two pages as you see fit; creativity is encouraged.

- A video, no longer than five minutes, explaining and illustrating your game. Footage of your game in motion, character models, animatics – show your project and its elements however you feel would be most compelling."

Beyond that, the PDF only mentions that more details will be released in early March, but you can still check it out here if you'd like.

Start prepping your ideas!

Posted by Ski 18th February, 2010

I'm sure I just read this over on TIGSource
Posted by OMC 18th February, 2010

I got it from Joystiq.
Posted by Rikus 18th February, 2010

I love Joystiq, cool site
Posted by Fanotherpg 19th February, 2010

It wasn't in TigSource News - I'm checking those about 20 times a day.
Posted by alastair john jack 19th February, 2010

Another bizarre competition, lol. The only thing that sounds interesting is the money :/
Posted by Johnny Look 19th February, 2010

my first impression about this compo was: wtf ?
Posted by Marko 19th February, 2010

I'm sure I just read this over on TDC
Posted by SevenT2 - [GameStormers] 19th February, 2010

Or Australia!!
Posted by OMC 19th February, 2010

We'll see in March, I guess!
Posted by Marko 19th February, 2010

Hope it's in Europe too!
Posted by Muz 20th February, 2010

Not surprising. Game making is creative work and not a lot of college graduates are as creative as they claim. Waving a bag of money is a good way to attract good employees
Posted by Asholay 30th March, 2010

What's happening with this? Can't find an update anywhere?


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