This contest is open for developers and designers, working on XNA Games. The development and demo can be done on a PC platform or XBOX 360.
The participants can form teams of 2 people working together. Participants have to be 16 years old at the days of the finals, but not older than 36 years (born between February 23, 1972 and February 23, 1992) AND live in Belgium.
The contest is based on a ‘starter kit’, consisting of a ‘nearly finished’ game, build on top of XNA. The purpose of the contest is to extend this starter kit in the best and most creative way. The starter kit will be made available from February 1 on http://www.xnabug.net/starterkits.htm
Submissions will be judged on creativity, innovation and ‘playability’ of the demo.
To judge the submissions, participating teams need to:
– Enroll for the contest by mailing an enrollment form to [BRECHT at XNABUG dot NET]. The enrollment form is available here. The enrollment form has to be received by February 18 midnight.
– Prepare 2 ‘posters’ explaining the submission. The posters have to be printed on A3 paper size. These posters will be used during round one on during the finals, February 23. Based on the posters and questions and answers, the jury will select the teams which will present and demo their submission.
– Prepare a presentation/demo of 10 minutes and 5 minutes of questions and answers. This demo and presentation will be done February 23 in front of the jury and the audience. It will be executed on the equipment of the participating team. The facility to project on a large screen will be provided by the organization.
The submissions, posters and presentations/demo’s will be judged by a multidisciplinary team of gaming specialists., active in training, development, design and press. The judging criteria will be: |innovation|, |creativity| and |play, demo|.
What can you win:
The winning team will receive an XBOX 360 elite for every participant (up to 2). Every team presenting / demo during the finals will receive an XNA Creators Club account and more.
The finals will take place in the auditoria of Groep T, Campus Vesalius, Vesaliusstraat 13, 3000 Leuven (INFO).
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