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rubikscube

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Activision launches indie game competition
« on: June 02, 2010, 06:36:58 PM »
I don't really get into the details so i don't know if you can participate but just leaving here for you to know,

http://www.activision.com/index.html#sweepstakes|en_US

winner gets 175,000 $
75,000 to runner up


Seeing that ai war is like the best indie game ever made and it's great rank in last years competition, i believe ai war can win this for sure(or at least second place, plz don't hate me), and good luck if you enter.

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Re: Activision launches indie game competition
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 06:37:57 PM »
deadline august 31 and winner announced in october

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Re: Activision launches indie game competition
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 06:41:35 PM »
Interesting contest, I'm surprised I had not already heard of this, but it looks like this is for game concepts only, and from reading the rules most any of Arcen's stuff would be disqualified based on having already been publicly displayed, etc.  But thanks for the note!
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Re: Activision launches indie game competition
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 07:32:58 PM »
didn't read rules D: but tidalis maybe? or even alden ridge?

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Re: Activision launches indie game competition
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 08:40:39 PM »
Well, anything that has been distributed is not okay. And they want design docs that I dontreallycare to create in the case of Alden Ridge. The money is great, but I would not want a traditional publication deal with any publisher; that's why I stay away from the 2bee contests, too. I would work with activision or another mainstream publisher, but only as a publisher-after-the-fact as we do with our regional publihers. That lets us keep the creative control, which is important to me. 
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Re: Activision launches indie game competition
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 10:27:06 PM »
I would never trust a competition where you are competing against design docs. Some dark part of me believes that they just randomly pull up a winner, look for the best concept themselves and monetarize that without giving the guy who wrote it any credit (of course, they take their time.. 12 or 24 months before doing so). After all, this is Activision and when push comes to shove, they have a hundred lawyers in their law department.

Of course, thats mere speculation and might not be what they will do. But for some reason thats the first thing that came to mind when i read this.
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Re: Activision launches indie game competition
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 12:02:25 AM »
I would never trust a competition where you are competing against design docs. Some dark part of me believes that they just randomly pull up a winner, look for the best concept themselves and monetarize that without giving the guy who wrote it any credit (of course, they take their time.. 12 or 24 months before doing so). After all, this is Activision and when push comes to shove, they have a hundred lawyers in their law department.

Of course, thats mere speculation and might not be what they will do. But for some reason thats the first thing that came to mind when i read this.

It'd be great if they did that, and then just before they reveal their great new concept an indie developer releases a game based on the same concept (since they came up with it), and it's better than what Activision has been working on in secret.

Didn't say it would happen, just that it would be cool.

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Re: Activision launches indie game competition
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 01:48:25 AM »
seeing activision get booed does sound cool