2007 Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition Call for Entries

From the folks at Slamdance: Aspiring video game developers across the globe are advised to submit their work to the 2007 Slamdance Guerillla Gamemaker Competition (GGC) ­ one of the premiere competitions focused on the independent game developer. Slamdance is calling for independently designed and programmed games from the American and International game design community.

Now entering its third year, the GGC exists to recognize and reward the innovative and exciting work being done by independent game designers, programmers, and artists. Benefits of participation include gaining recognition, making industry contacts, and finding potential distribution.

Finalists will be announced in December and will be shown at the Games Venue during the Slamdance Film Festival, which occurs in Park City, Utah, January

19 – 27, 2006. Developers of all varieties of interactive electronic storytelling and play are encouraged to submit. The GGC features several award categories, including a Grand Jury Prize, and Audience Award, and two awards recognizing student achievement in Art and Technology. All awards offer exceptional prize packages and participation in the award ceremony on the last day of the Games Festival.

Revolved , the Jury Grand Prize winner of the 2005 Slamdance Independent Game Competition (presented by BAWLS Guarana) was picked up after the festival by Game Trust and is now being distributed. ³This is the future of video games,² said the New York Times of Façade, the winner of the 2006 GGC.

Links to Façade and all of the 2006 Finalists and Winners are available on the Slamdance website.

“Slamdance is an indie game festival in the truest sense of the word — a diverse gathering of passionate, scrappy gamemakers hell-bent on creating innovative interactive entertainment. We contestants connected with each other as much as competed, playing and discussing each other’s works throughout our time at Park City,” said Andrew Stern, one of Façade¹s two designers.

Game submissions have an early-postmarked deadline of September 1, 2006 and a final postmarked deadline of September 29, 2006. The entrance fee is $30 for games that meet the early deadline, and $40 for others. Students receive a discount. Entrants must submit 3 hard copies of their game and provide a URL for the game site. Entry forms and application information are available through the Slamdance website at www.slamdance.com.

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