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Join us for our fifth annual IEEE GameSIG Showcase event, hosted once again at UC Irvine. This year we’re at The Cove, which features state of the art video displays and plenty of tables where you can see each of the finalist games up close and in person.
Teams present their games to a panel of veteran game designers and developers. They have five minutes to prove their skills, and five more minutes to answer questions from the judges. In addition to a first-place trophy, the judges often surprise the teams and the audience with special awards recognizing extraordinary achievements in game design, graphics, or audio. There will also be a “people’s choice” award category.
After the main event, you’ll have a chance to munch on food and meet the teams directly. All teams, whether or not they were finalists, will be invited to set up tables and show off their creations. This is a fabulous opportunity to network, show off your skills and see what other people and other schools are doing.
Intel Special Award
GameSIG is thrilled that Intel is sponsoring a special award this year for the best game by a Woman-led Team. IEEE and GameSIG have always been enthusiastic supporters of diversity in game development. We’ve had woman-led teams as winners before. And this year we’re proud to be able to give a special award in this category. Our heartfelt thanks to Intel for making this possible.
High School Track
This year, we are also inviting high school teams to enter the competition. We will have a special award for the best game by a team in this category.
We have another special award this year, for the best game created with GameSalad. GameSalad will award the best game made using GameSalad 1 year of GameSalad PRO for each winning team member, and a free 1 year classroom package (30 seats, curriculum, asset pack, templates) to the school that the winning team is from.
Why Should I Compete?
Polish your skills and get a great job! It’s no secret that GameSIG competitors have an edge when applying for jobs. Completing a challenging independent project like a game – even if you don’t win and even if you’re not a finalist – shows that you have self-discipline and dedication to your profession. That’s exactly what today’s employers are looking for. In fact, a number of GameSIG competitors have gone on to land jobs with local game companies or with exciting companies like SpaceX.