All-star line-up to support MSUL dev contest

All-star line-up to support MSUL dev contest
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

March 13th 2013 at 11:00AM

Peter Molyneux, Jon Hare and others to assist finalists at live conclusion of Epic's development competition

A number of high profile names have been revealed as supporting contestants in the live final of Epic's ongoing Make Something Unreal Live development contest.

Industry veterans including Peter Molynuex, Jon Hare and Miles Jacobson, along with increasingly high profile names in the sector such as Ella Romanos and Kostaf Zarifis, will be on hand at the final of MSUL as 'gurus', taking place at UK consumer event The Gadget Show Live this April.

The contest, organised in conjunction with Epic and vast scientific charity the Wellcome Trust, challenges entrants to build a game using the Unreal Development Kit based on the theme ‘Mendelian inheritance: human genomics and genetics’.

The final takes place live on the show floor over six days, from April 2nd to 7th, in front of the newly announced gurus, the MSUL judges, and visitors to the event; itself a spin off from the immensely popular UK broadcast television program The Gadget Show.

“I’m delighted to welcome our games industry experts to Make Something Unreal Live 2013,” said Mike Gamble, European territory manager at Epic Games. “We hope that their guidance will prove inspirational and supportive for our finalists, who will be working nonstop on their games throughout the show.”

On the concluding day of the event, the winning team will be announced and awarded with a commercial Unreal Engine 4 licence for PC digital distribution.

The full list of gurus announced is 22cans boss Peter Molyneux, Sensible Soccer creator Jon Hare, Kinesthetic founder Kostas Zarifis, Remode CEO Ella Romanos, DR Studios Clive Robert, Sports Interactive MD Miles Jacobson, Denki director Dave Jones and Anton Westbergh, CEO of Coffee Stain Studios.

Develop met with the MSUL teams at Staffordshire University to talk about their game concepts.

To follow the progress of MSUL 2013, visit the event's official Facebook page.