18-25 years old
A Ubisoft Montréal initiative, Academia is a series of programs with the dual mission to encourage academic perseverance and foster tomorrow’s video game experts. It aims to introduce young people to the skills and competencies valued in the video game industry by immersing them in real production conditions. Its programs are complementary to those offered by the educational institutions with whom it collaborates.
The Game Lab Competition and Summer School are found under the Academia banner. Furthermore, Academia is currently developing a brand new program. Details will be announced shortly on the Ubisoft Montréal web site.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ACADEMIA GAME LAB COMPETITION
The Competition is included in credited and non-credited projects by universities, affiliated schools and professional institutes. At the end of the Competition, a jury of Ubisoft Montréal experts will select the best prototype and reward teams’ work in various categories: Design, Art, Programming, etc.
Students participating in the Competition must deliver a playable video game prototype. The winning prototype will be developed into a full game during the Academia Summer School by a team of students selected among the Competition’s participants.
CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION AND REGISTRATION - 2014 EDITION
The Competition is open to students graduating from an academic institution located and accredited in a Canadian province or territory.
Institutions and students must follow the Competition’s regulations and calendar given upon registration.
A FEW DATES – 2014 EDITION
November 1st, 2013: End of registration period for universities.
November 29, 2013: End of registration period for students.
April 10 and 11, 2014: Presentation of prototypes before jury.
April 17, 2014: Academia awards presentation and announcement of the Academia Summer School participants.
REGISTERED UNIVERSITIES – 2014 EDITION
École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
Institut Supérieur des Techniques de Design Sonore (ISTDS)
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
University of Ontario – Institute of Technology (UOIT)
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