E4 hunts for new Flash design talent

E4 hunts for new Flash design talent
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

June 16th 2009 at 10:28AM

£5000 up for grabs as part of television channel's web-gaming season

Television channel E4 has confirmed that its Grand Master Flash development competition is to return for its second year.

The contest, which challenges both experienced and budding developers to create a game in Flash, offers a the winner a prize of £5000 and a copy of multimedia toolkit Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection.

Jody Smith, editor of E4.com said: “More people are making and playing web games than ever before. On E4 Games, we're lucky to already be working with some of the best game developers the web has to offer, and by holding this competition we're looking to find a whole new batch of genius game creators and celebrate the work they do. The public will decide the overall winner, so we're hoping the entries will entertain our audience too."
 
“We’re delighted to join E4’s drive to encourage new gaming talent," added Adobe's platform evangelist Andrew Shorten. "With the Flash developer community the most creative out there, skilled in both authoring with Flash CS4, and distribution via the player, Grand Master Flash will provide a great opportunity to show off their work.”

Grand Master Flash is part of the E4 Great British Summer of Games season, which promises to continue to celebrate web-based gaming and talent. As part of E4.com's focus, the site will also showcase fifteen new exclusive Flash games and host its very own awards ceremony titled the E4 Game Awards.

Stickman Madness, by Darius Bagdziunas, won last year's Grand Master Flash competition and can be played here.