The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has launched a new program called the College Game Competition. Open to college students earning an education at colleges and universities with computer and video game development programs, the College Game Competition charges students and colleges to work together to submit a game that represents their school. Competing schools submit story details and content assets from their playable video game, which will then be judged by a specially selected panel of "game industry veterans and media professionals."
Finalists will receive a special showcase display and related opportunities at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles later this year. Submissions will be accepted starting on March 15, with a final deadline for submissions on April 19. Finalists will be notified on May 10, and the big winner will be announced during E3.
The ESA says that this competition will target "almost 400 U.S. colleges, universities, art and trade schools offering video game courses, certificates and degree programs." Five finalists will be selected to present their games at the Los Angeles-based E3 show. The ESA says that it will provide complete instructions to participating schools including guidelines on specific design, concept and key asset requirements.
For more information, check out www.theesa.com.