RIT: Second Annual New York State Game Dev Challenge to Begin

The second annual New York State Game Dev Challenge, administered by Rochester Chamber Partner member RIT and its MAGIC Center through the Empire State Development Digital Game Hub initiative begins January 1.  

The NYS Game Dev Challenge is a statewide competition for both students and indie developers with the goal of bringing your game ideas to production. Entrants can register as either a student or indie developer (solo or team), with the latter category being open to any interested developer in New York State.  The challenge will run from January 1 to March 1 when submissions close.  The challenge opens early in advance of the formal kickoff event to give student developers in particular the opportunity to work over their break. Project submissions open February 12. Challenge winners will be announced at a ceremony at Rochester’s The Strong National Museum of Play on April 12 at 11:00 a.m..  

Winners will be awarded cash/funding for their game (drawn from a pool of $25,000 for each category), inclusion in an on-site incubator, and access to a mentor network. The challenge website http://magic.rit.edu/nysgamechallenge includes: challenge criteria, submission requirements, prizes, deadlines and more. If you have additional questions, please contact Rob Mostyn, RIT Digital Game Hub Coordinator at rob@magic.rit.edu 

The challenge begins with an event at RIT on January 19 at 4 p.m. featuring video game industry professionals Simon Ebejer and Mitchell Bukowski of the New York-based studio Vicarious Visions.  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/...

A Ustream app is available for both Android and iOS mobile devices; after downloading, search “RIT Events” to find the stream.