Activision Independent Games Competition Entries Wanted

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Posted October 3, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

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Activision today announced it would like submissions for the second annual Activision independent Games Competition, a program set up to encourage up-and-coming game designers by showering them with money and prizes. The competition is open to all independent game developers headquartered in the U.S. and offers prizes totalling $250,000. Submissions will be accepted from October 3 through December 31, 2011.

"Who will judge the winners of this awesome competition?" you're probably asking. Well, it will be administered by Indiecade, the preeminent organization supporting the indie gaming community. 

"How will the prizes be distributed?" you may be asking. Well, the winner gets $175,000 in cash, where second place will be hooked up with $75,000 to make their dream-game.

"Is there a quote from a notable at Activision you could provide me with?" you may be asking.  Well, sure!

"This competition underscores Activision's commitment to fostering creativity in the independent development community,"Dave Stohl, Executive Vice President of Studios, Activision, said. "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."

"What if I want to know more, and get a copy of the rules?" Well, you can visit the official site for all the details.

"Will G4 be covering Indicade, by chance?" Well, yes! The IndieCade conference is going down October 7 through 9 in Culver City, so you know G4 will be all over that, checking out everything that's going down in the Independent game scene. You can still register, and you really should. But if you don't check out our IndieCade coverage!

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Activision Independent Games Competition Entries Wanted