Disney opens £2,000 Future Internet Games Contest

Disney opens £2,000 Future Internet Games Contest
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

March 10th 2014 at 2:58PM

Competition seeks augmented reality, location and city-based games for web and mobile

Disney and the Future Internet Consortium have launched a new game development competition looking for experimental games that can be played with large numbers of players.

In association with Abertay University, the Future Internet Games Contest is after titles that can "bridge the physical and virtual world" in three specific areas: Augmented reality games, location-based installations and city-wide gaming.

Open to web and mobile games, a £2,000 prize is up for grabs for the winning team. The winners may also have the opportunities to work with a Disney-led consortium.

The contest will focus on the Pervasive games platform, which focuses on multiplayer mobile games. The deadline for submissions is June 10th.

“This is an excellent opportunity for budding game developers and veterans alike across Europe to show their skills on a highly visible and important stage as part of our Future Internet Content project," said Disney Research lead Kenny Mitchell.

Abertay computer games education head Louis Natanson added: "Abertay University is delighted to work with Disney on the Future Internet Games Contest, and we look forward to seeing how game developers address this challenge.

“Games have incredible power to bring people together, to entertain and to change how we perceive the world around us. Future internet technologies, and the hugely powerful smartphones everyone carries with them, offer an unprecedented opportunity for designers and programmers to build entirely new ways for large groups of people to play together in the real world.”

For more information and to apply, visit the official website.