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.

2021 EDITION

Awards and scholarships

Best Prototype – 8 000 $

Rusted Minds, présenté par UQAT Montréal, en collaboration avec École de Technologie Supérieure

Best Game Design – 2 000 $

Magnetrip, présenté par Polytechnique Montréal, en collaboration avec UQAT Montréal

Best Art Direction and Production – 2 000 $

Potent Rodent, présenté par École NAD-UQAC, en collaboration avec Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Best Technical Challenge and Innovation – 2 000 $

Spook’n Splash, présenté par Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

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

Chroma, présenté par École NAD-UQAC, en collaboration avec Université du Québec à Chicoutimi et UQAT Montréal

Best User Experience – 2 000 $

Spook’n Splash, présenté par Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Best Creativity and Integration of the theme – 2 000$

Crisis at R.W.P. Inc., présenté par Université Laval

Jury’s Special Award – 2 000$

Hide Comrade, présenté par École de Technologie Supérieure, en collaboration avec UQAT Montréal

Participating Universities

Champlain College of Vermont –MTL 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 Laval

UQAT Montréal

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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