Hack for prizes
TIGA, a trade association representing the British gaming industry has announced that it plans to hold a 24 hour development jam that it calls GameHack.
Beginning on the 28th of April, teams will have a full day in which to design and build an original game to compete for thirteen prizes across seven categories, including best mobile game, best social game hack and best use of procedural generation. There are some pretty exciting prizes on offer for top contenders, including Android smartphones, Arduino hardware and licences for professional-quality software such as Adobe Creative Suite and platform-netural coding tool Marmalade.
The winners of the games trailer category will be offered the chance to mix their next project in the historic surroundings of Pinewood Post Production, while other winners will receive motion capture studio time and funding to complete and publish their project to the web.
“The GameHack is a great innovation for TIGA and for its members and there are some terrific prizes on offer which will make a real difference to developers and digital publishers,” said Dr. Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA. “I am delighted that TIGA is staging the GameHack and I would like to thank all our partners for making such generous prizes available for the winners.”
The competition will take place at Pinewood Studios near London, and the call is going out to artists, designers and musicians as wells as programmers. Entrants will be asked for a £5 donation, which TIGA says will support the charities O2 ThinkBig and GamesAid.