Game Lab Competition

Students have 10 weeks to deliver a playable video game prototype that follows the theme, guidelines, and constraints given by a jury of Ubisoft professionals. Students are free to organize into multidisciplinary, interdepartmental, or interuniversity teams to cover all the tasks necessary to complete the project. Each team can count on the support of two mentors from Ubisoft studios in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay and Sherbrooke.

At the end of the competition, the jury selects winners in various categories and awards $22,000 in scholarships. Moreover, Ubisoft guarantees at least 10 internships or job opportunities for participants in the competition. In 2022, nearly 30 participants were hired throughout Québec.


The Game Lab Competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate full-time students enrolled during the winter term at any university in Quebec or any campus in Quebec of a university outside of Quebec that participates in the Competition. Universities and students are required to follow the Competition’s regulations and deadlines received upon their registration.

Students must register with the professor designated by their university. If a student intends to join a team registered at another university, the designated professor will indicate the procedure to follow.


Awards and scholarships

Best Prototype – $8,000

Best Game Design – $2,000

Best Art Direction and Production – $2,000

Best Technical Challenge and Innovation – $2,000

Best Quality of the “3Cs” (camera, characters, controls) – $2,000

Best User Experience – $2,000

Best Creativity and Integration of the Theme –$2,000

Jury’s Special Award –$2,000

Audience Award

Participating Universities

Champlain College of Vermont –Montréal Campus

Concordia University

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)


McGill University

Polytechnique Montréal

Université de Montréal

Université de Sherbrooke

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) –Montréal and Rouyn-Noranda Campuses

Université Laval


Want to know more about previous editions of the competition? Take a look at the photos, videos and lists of previous winners.


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