Autodesk is collaborating with the Game Development World Championship (GDWC) in bringing a student-focused category as part of this year’s championship. The Student Game Award will showcase the next generation of talented and innovative game developers and artists for their outstanding game design and development accomplishments from 2D to 3D and anything in between. Entries are now being accepted from students all over the world, in any field of study.
“It’s exciting to collaborate with GDWC to launch the competition’s first-ever student category, recognizing the talent of emerging creators, storytellers, and artists in the games industry,” commented Kelly Ng Wan, Games Industry Marketing Specialist at Autodesk. “We hope this will inspire young people to apply, regardless of their area of study, and we look forward to seeing all the creativity and artistry showcased in this year’s applications.”
“Working together with Autodesk has allowed us an unprecedented chance to make this category a reality and to bring limelight to student developers and their games,” noted GDWC director Olli Mäntylä. “I hope we can also encourage more students to look into game development, whether it’s as a potential career or just for a hobby.” —
The best five teams in the Student Game Award category are rewarded with visibility and cool swag directly from Autodesk, with the winning team also earning executive coaching sessions from the career coach, Jean Leggett.
Any student or student team developed game already submitted to the GDWC 2021 can enroll in the Student Game Award, participation is free. Additional information is available here.