Dreams Unleashed at the Ubisoft Game Lab Competition

Last Thursday, the Rialto Theatre buzzed with energy, and smiles were everywhere. The scene was perfectly set for an evening that would leave a lasting impression in the lives of many young developers participating in the competition.

The top eight teams proudly ascended the iconic stage of the Mile-End hall to receive their trophies and medals. However, it was Dream Painters, the collaborative work of Polytechnique Montréal and École NAD-UQAC, that stole the show by clinching the award for the best prototype.

Crédit photo: Véronique Duplain

In this 14th iteration under the theme of “Dream,” 200 students rose to the challenge of creating a game prototype in a mere 10 weeks. Supported by 50 mentors from our Quebec studios, the 25 teams aimed to impress the jury, led by Nathalie Jasmin, Managing Director at Ubisoft Sherbrooke:

What they managed to pull off in just 10 weeks is seriously impressive. We’ve got some real talent emerging from our universities here in Quebec. This experience has given me a tremendous boost of energy and filled me with hope. I’ve been telling everyone at work that the next wave of developers will undoubtedly push boundaries and blow our minds. Hats off to all the teams in this year’s competition!”

Following the gala on Thursday, the winning teams were awarded scholarships totalling $22,000. Additionally, the studios in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, and Sherbrooke have pledged to offer internships and jobs to at least 10 standout participants from the competition. We can’t wait to welcome them!

Without further ado, here’s the complete list of winners: