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The New York State Game Dev Challenge!

Submissions have closed! Best of luck to everyone who entered.

Reminder: We’re will be notifying finalists on Monday via email. If you are a finalist, it is required that you (or a team member) attend the award ceremony on Monday, May 8th in Rochester, NY in order to receive your awards. We will include more information regarding the event in the finalist email.

NYS Game Dev Kickoff Event from RIT Production Services – Events on Vimeo.

The NYS Game Dev Challenge is a statewide competition for both students and indie developers that aims to help bring their game ideas to production. Entrants can register as either a student or indie developer (solo or team), with the latter category being open to any interested developer in NYS. Winners will be awarded cash/funding for their game (drawn from a pool of $25,000 for each category), inclusion in our (or partner’s) on-site incubator, and access to our mentor network. Entrants will be judged on their game idea pitch, game prototype, business plan, mentorship plan, and development timeline.