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The AIAS, The Guild Hall At SMU And GameStop Announce The Indie Game Challenge

Posted by princessxxx on July 16, 2009

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, The Guild Hall at Southern Methodist University, and GameStop are combining forces for the Indie Game Challenge, a huge game development contest with hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line.

“The Challenge is designed to be the preeminent competition for video game developers by offering winners almost $300,000 in prize monies and scholarships, including $100,000 grand prize awards for both the winning professional and non-professional games. In addition, finalists will receive national exposure and be eligible for additional prize money by having their pitch videos posted on GameStop.com and GameStop TV for People’s Choice Award voting. Complete entry and contest details are available at www.indiegamechallenge.com.

Professional and non-professional individuals or teams are asked to submit game betas and game pitch videos between July 14 and Oct. 1, 2009. Judging will be conducted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Up to 12 finalist teams will be announced on or about Jan. 15, 2010, and up to five members of each finalist team will be flown to an awards reception Feb. 19, 2010, at the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa in Las Vegas following AIAS’s D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit.”

3 Responses to “The AIAS, The Guild Hall At SMU And GameStop Announce The Indie Game Challenge”

  1. thanks for sharing!


  2. Enkill_Eridos said

    lets do eet princess, oh wait I will not have the mastery to create a game engine for atleast another year or two 😦


  3. princessxxx said

    oh bummer. i thought you had one already whipped up.

    i think the game only has to be and hour long for the contest.

    well, i can make models and animate them. but i have no clue how to make a game engine.

    maybe they will have this contest again next year.

    that is some pretty nice prizes.


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