I’m just passing along an interesting new event that is coming soon – a video game developer competition from a company based here in St. Louis. Here is the info:
My name is Sam Coster. I’m a junior at WashU and am currently employed by WorldKi, a software startup here in St. Louis.
On July 13th, 2010, I will announce the theme of our first ever St. Louis Digital Man Competition; a competition for local independent video game developers.
The Digital Man Competition is designed to promote collaboration and creative work by independent developers. Developers will form teams and create an original game which incorporates the theme of the contest.
The competition will begin on July 13th, 2010. Developers will be given until August 13th, 2010, to create a video game. The winners will earn bragging rights, an interview for our blog, a game review from our blog friends, and a shiny trophy.
Though the competition doesn’t officially start until the announcement of the theme on July 13th, we’re hosting a Meet-Up on the 7th where participants can meet other developers and form teams. We highly recommend being present for this gathering, as it will be an easy way to network and ask questions about the contest.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a hobbyist, a professional developer, or a student with a wild mind and a lot of free time. This competition will give you an opportunity to meet other developers and improve your skills.
If you’re interested in competing, please register and join our Meet-Up group, St. Louis Game Developers. Full rules and judging criteria can be found on the WorldKi forums. You can also use the forums to bounce ideas and find team members.
If you have any questions after reading the contest rules, feel free to post them to the forums or to email me at “samc at worldki.com”.