AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand new for 2009 is the
ScreenBurn at SXSW Game Design Competition
(http://2009.sxsw.com/interactive/screenburn/competitions/) which provides
a venue for emerging designers to pitch their concept to a jury of
established professionals. Participants in this event are challenged to
excite the imagination with a description of the game they want to build.
These proposals are entirely conceptual -- but tight organization is a must
as these entries cannot exceed 200 words in length.
The entry process runs from Monday, August 18 through Friday, December
5. Semi-finalists for the ScreenBurn at SXSW Game Design Competition will
be announced in mid January. These semi-finalists will then construct a
three-minute slideshow presentation that graphically illustrates their
concept. Finalists will be chosen to present at the event after the jury
reviews these slideshow presentations. There is no fee to enter the Game
Design Competition, however, each person may only submit two proposals.
"ScreenBurn at SXSW has enjoyed tremendous success since launching in
2006," says SXSWi festival director Hugh Forrest. "This success reflects
the growth of the video game industry, particularly amongst more mainstream
audiences. By providing another avenue to bring in up-and-coming
developers, we think that the Game Design Competition will help generate
even more buzz for ScreenBurn at SXSW."
About ScreenBurn at SXSW Interactive 2009
ScreenBurn at SXSW is the video game component of SXSW Interactive.
This event enables consumers and developers to preview the future of the
video game industry, hear about soon-to-be-released titles, learn
fascinating insights from thought-provoking experts, plus meet
up-and-coming new talent whose innovations are powering the next generation
of play. The ScreenBurn Arcade is free and open to the public March 13-15,
2009. For more information, visit:
About the SXSW Interactive Festival
The SXSW Interactive Festival (March 13-17, 2009) features five days of
exciting panel content and amazing parties. Attracting digital creatives as
well as visionary technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best
minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. Whether you
are a hard-core geek, a dedicated content creator, a new media
entrepreneur, a gamer, or just someone who likes being around an extremely
creative community, SXSW Interactive is for you! For more information,
Contact: Lindsay Muse 512.467.7979 x. 270, lindsay at sxsw dot com