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
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:
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