ScreenBurn at SXSW Invites Hopeful Designers to Enter Game Design Competition

ScreenBurn at SXSW Game Design Competition Officially Launches

Aug 18, 2008, 01:00 ET from SXSW

    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand new for 2009 is the
 ScreenBurn at SXSW Game Design Competition
 ( 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