The Entertainment Software Association announced that its second annual E3 College Game Competition will take place in June and that the deadline for submissions is fast approaching. The competition recognizes the top game design talent from academic institutions throughout the United States.
The 2014 panel of judges includes leaders from top game developers such as Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment; and Siobhan Reddy, studio director at Media Molecule, as well as editors of major game publications including Brian Crecente, news editor of Polygon; and Dan Hsu, editor-in-chief of GamesBeat. The panel also features Michael Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA; and Kate Edwards, executive director of the International Game Developers Association.
The E3 College Game Competition is open to students at colleges and universities with computer and video game development programs, and challenges participants to submit one video game that represents their program. Competing schools are required to submit story details and content assets from their own playable video game.
Five finalists will be invited to present their games at E3 2014 in Los Angles, where they will have the opportunity to network with leading video game publishers, developers, marketers, and venture capitalists.
Universities and colleges interested in submitting a game to the competition should email ESA@theESA.com for complete instructions, including guidelines on specific design, concept, and key asset requirements. The final deadline for submissions is April 18, 2014.
Details on the competition, which was announced last September, can be found here.