£25,000 Future Games Contest Launched by TSB and Abertay University

Future Games Contest

IC tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board (TSB) initiative has launched a brand-spanking new £25,000 competition for the University of Abertay Dundee to build prototypes to push the barriers of the games industry.

The Future of Games contest is designed to enable small firms to develop prototypes which can be developed into commercial models in early 2012. As part of the hook up with IC tomorrow, developers will get access to content from EMI, Tate, IPC Media and National Geographic.

The aim of IC tomorrow is to provide a testbed for developers to have unique access to content from these partners, and applications will need to address one of the following specific challenges set by then:

  • The use of games technology in a non-gaming context - supported by IPC Media
  • Games ideas using digital creative content - supported by National Geographic
  • Social games using existing communities - supported by Tate
  • Music games application - supported by EMI

Entry to the competition is following recent TSB competitions by asking for a video submission of no more than two minutes in length. The deadline for entries is 12 noon on September 15th. And as the guidance notes point, out:

"Be sure to read the guidance notes first though so you know exactly how to impress us."

The team from IC tomorrow, alongside content providers will be reviewing all applications. Paul Durrant, Director of Business Development for Abertay Dundee University outlines more information in this video:

Good luck to everyone entering the competition. Let us know how you get on. A copy of the guidance notes is attached to this blog post in case you can't find it on the _connect website.

N.B. You will need to register on the TSB's _connect platform in order to enter the competition.

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Future of Games Contest Brief (PDF)264.86 KB