Call for Entries: Intel Launches Fifth Annual Level Up Game Demo Challenge for 2010

Game Developers Compete in Intel's International Competition for a Chance to Win a Grand Prize to the Tokyo Game Show

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  Gamers are an enthusiastic bunch when it comes to the latest gaming technology, but it's the developers that make the technology come to life. For Intel's Level Up 2010: Intel® Visual Adrenaline Game Demo Challenge, independent developers around the world will be pushing the limits to create new experiences and breakthrough game concepts for 2010.

The competition, in its fifth year, invites professional, hobbyist and student game developers to submit their original game concepts for a chance to win prizes such as a trip to the Tokyo Game Show (for professionals and hobbyists), and a trip to the 2010 Austin Game Developer conference (for students). Other prizes include cash, the latest hardware systems, the newest software packages, and agency engagement packages to help developers market and promote their winning game.

Game developers can submit their concepts for judging in three categories:

  • Best Game for a Desktop
  • Best Game for a Laptop
  • Best Game for a Netbook

Judge's Choice Awards will also be given for Best Art Design, Best Graphics Performance, Best Sound Design, and Best Character Design.

How to submit an entry
For the first phase of the competition, developers will be asked to submit their game concept by June 22 at The game concept must describe an idea that will make for an incredible game. In addition to the brief description, developers are invited to include screen shots, visuals or videos of the idea -- these materials will help provide context for the judges to review and see the complete vision of the game.

Finalists will be selected by July 11 and will have until August 31 to provide detailed game demo abstracts and game executables. From there, the finalist entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges made up of industry experts.

The winning game demos will be announced during the Austin Game Developer's Conference on October 5.

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