Activision is asking for submissions for its first Activision Independent Games Competition.
The Activision Independent Games Competition is open to all independent developers in the U.S., either individuals or teams, and for completed or in-development games (including game concepts/proposals).
The competition will be conducted in two phases – round one of the competition will take place from today through October 2010 with first and second place winners chosen. The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $175,000 with the second place winner receiving $75,000 to assist with the development of their game. Details of the second round of the competition will be announced at a later date.
Submissions for the first round of the competition will be accepted now through August 31, 2010. Winners will be announced in October, 2010.
“This competition underscores our commitment to supporting the creative spirit and innovation of developers,” said Dave Stohl, Executive Vice President of Studios at Activision.
“I started my career as a software developer, so this opportunity is something I’m personally very proud to offer to the industry’s young visionaries.”