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Submissions now open for Activision's Independent Games Competition

Activision is treating independent developers to another round of financial support with the launch of its second Independent Games Competition. Now until December 31, indie hopefuls are invited to submit their game concepts and early builds for an opportunity to net up to $175,000 in development funds and a ton of free publicity. Gentlemen, start your (digital) engines.

"This competition underscores Activision's commitment to fostering creativity in the independent development community,"said Dave Stohl, Executive Vice President of Studios, Activision, in today's announcement. “Many of us began our careers as indies, so we are very proud to offer this kind of support and encouragement to a couple of the industry's young visionaries."

Similar to last year the contest will be orchestrated by IndieCade, an organization committed to boosting independent video game development through global events. Based on IndieCade's semi-finalist picks, Activision will handpick a first and second place winner to receive $175,000 and $75,000 in cash, respectively. Unfortunately, the competition is only open to indie individuals and studios situated in the US, leaving the rest of world's creative minds to watch jealously from afar, or scramble for American citizenship.

Last year's top prize went to Peter Angstadt for his concept for Dstroyd. See how the game has evolved since his big win at the game's Tumblr page or through the magic of internet video:


Oct 3, 2011

Source: Activision

3 comments

  • D0CCON - October 3, 2011 6:12 p.m.

    I'm guessing people will tear this apart, but I'd like to think of Activision as training a dog. We are experts at punishing Activision when it 'poops in the house' but we suck at praising it when it 'goes outside.' Maybe if we actually would give it some praise, it would turn around (even if this promotion started off as a PR stunt).
  • rballa2 - October 3, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    Where is TalkRadar??
  • Mezolitik - October 3, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    Activision: "Is it a Call of Duty clone?" Developer: "No" Activision: "Is it a movie cash-in?" Developer: "No" Activision: "Get out."

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