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 and Saguenay. 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 2021, over 30 participants were hired throughout Québec.

PARTICIPATION

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.

2022 EDITION

Awards and scholarships

Best Prototype – $8,000
HOMEWORK
Presented by Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
In collaboration with École NAD-UQAC

Best Game Design – $2,000
BRAIN FRIED
Presented by Polytechnique Montréal
In collaboration with École NAD-UQAC and Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Best Art Direction and Production – $2,000
SNOW FORT SHOWDOWN
Presented by Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
In collaboration with École NAD-UQAC and Polytechnique Montréal

Best Technical Challenge and Innovation – $2,000
HOMEWORK ARENA
Presented by Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
In collaboration with École de technologie supérieure and École NAD-UQAC

Best Quality of the “3Cs” (camera, characters, controls) – $2,000
TROUBLE-FÊTE
Presented by École NAD-UQAC
In collaboration with Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Best User Experience – $2,000
HOMEWORK ARENA
Presented by Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
In collaboration with École de technologie supérieure and École NAD-UQAC

Best Creativity and Integration of the Theme –$2,000
HOMEWORK
Presented by Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
In collaboration with École NAD-UQAC

Jury’s Special Award –$2,000
URUBU
Presented by École NAD-UQAC
In collaboration with Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Participating Universities

Champlain College of Vermont –Montréal Campus

Concordia University

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

École NAD-UQAC

McGill University

Polytechnique Montréal

Université de Montréal

Université de Sherbrooke

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)

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

Université Laval

ARCHIVES

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

CONTACT

Questions about the Ubisoft Game Lab Competition? Contact concoursuniversitaire@ubisoft.com.

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