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February 3 2015
ESAC Student Video Game Competition

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The ESAC Student Video Game Competition will give one lucky winner the opportunity to showcase their game at the industry’s biggest showcase, E3 in Los Angeles.

The competition is designed to encourage game development skills that are crucial to the future of the domestic video game industry.

Students enrolled in a post-secondary program can submit their games on this website between March 14th and April 18th

All entries must  be in a .zip file that includes the file or link to the game. You must also attach a text or Word document that includes:

  • The name of the game
  • The name of the institution the students attend.
  • Names of all students who made the game.
  • A main contact including name, email and phone number.
  • The date the game was started and completed along with the name of the class (if any) and professor or instructor.

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Competition rules:

1.       Entry must have been developed between September 1, 2014 and end of competition period.

2.      Entry must have been developed by one or more people enrolled at the same institution

3.      Entry must be in Zip format and must be able to be run on Microsoft Windows based computers.

5.       Entry must be in English or French

6.       Entry must be the entrants’ original idea and cannot be a modification of an existing game

7.       Entries cannot contain sexually explicit or offensive material

8.       Entries must not contain material that violates other’s rights such as privacy or that would infringe copyright laws and must not contain the likeness of an individual without the person’s express consent

9.     Specific game entries can only be submitted once in the lifetime of the Canadian Student Videogame Competition

For more detailed regulations, please see our rules and regulations document.

Tweet about the contest using #CDNvideogame and be sure to follow us on  Twitter and Facebook  for more updates!

For more information about this competition, contact Jayson Hilchie at jhilchie@theesa.ca.

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Research

Essential Facts 2014

ESAC strives to be an indispensable source of information about the Canadian video game industry.Essential facts 2014 cover EN

ESAC commissions and produces original research about the economic contribution of the video game industry to Canada’s economy as well as reports on the demographics of Canadian gamers.

Below, you’ll find the latest stats:

  • 62% of Canadians believe the video game industry is an innovative sector which is helping to shape the Canadian economy of the future
  • 65% of Canadians believe the video game industry has an overall positive impact on the Canadian economy
  • 67% of Canadians believe that the video game industry provides good opportunities for young people currently planning their careers
  •  71% of Canadians say that the governments have a role to play in choosing which industries will drive our economy in the future

Click to download 2014  Essential Facts about the Canadian Video Game Industry [pdf].

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