Serious about game development? Well, this year could be your big chance at making a career out of an interest. The ESA (the organization behind E3) has announced a contest of sorts, which will give college students in game design an opportunity to attend this year's E3 and potentially kickstart their careers.
Here's how it works. Starting March 15, schools can submit their concepts for one video game, including stuff like "story details and contest assets." By May, judges will cut entries down to just five finalists, all of whome will earn the right to have their work displayed at E3 in June. The ESA is "targeting" around 400 colleges in the United States for this.
According to the organization, finalists will also have a chance to "mingle with top game industry figures" like publishers, developers, marketing, and so forth. Winners will be announced during the con.
Here are the dates to keep in mind:
- Submissions will be accepted starting on March 15, 2013
- Final deadline for submissions is April 19, 2013
- Finalists will be notified on May 10, 2013
- The winner will be announced during E3s
If you think your school may be eligible/interested, more information can be acquired by contacting ESA@theESA.com.