Xbox Game Studios Game Camp, a program that aims to empower game creators from diverse backgrounds and regions, has announced its expansion to Asia. The event will run from February 20th to April 19th, 2024, and will cover five countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Xbox Game Studios Game Camp is a two-month immersive learning experience that provides aspiring game developers with the opportunity to learn from industry experts, collaborate with peers, and showcase their projects. The program was founded in 2020 and has since been held in various locations around the world, such as New Orleans, Atlanta, Seoul, and Stockholm.
The goal of the program is to enable people from traditionally marginalized communities and non-traditional backgrounds to realize their potential in the gaming industry and grow thriving games communities and industries in places all over the world. The program also aims to foster diversity and inclusion in the gaming ecosystem and celebrate the unique perspectives and cultures of game creators.
How to Apply for Xbox Game Studios Game Camp Asia?
Xbox Game Studios Game Camp Asia is open for applications from today until January 15th, 2024. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and reside in one of the five participating countries. They must also have a passion for video games and some basic skills in game development.
Applicants can apply as individuals or as teams of up to four members. They must submit a game concept document that outlines their vision, genre, target audience, gameplay mechanics, art style, and technical requirements. They must also provide a portfolio of their previous work or a prototype of their game concept.
The selection process will be based on the originality, feasibility, and potential impact of the game concept, as well as the diversity and experience of the applicants. A total of 100 participants will be selected and notified by January 31st, 2024.
What to Expect from Xbox Game Studios Game Camp Asia?
Xbox Game Studios Game Camp Asia will offer a variety of online and offline activities for the participants. These include:
- Workshops on game development topics such as design, art, programming, audio, marketing, and business.
- Mentorship sessions with Xbox Game Studios and local partners from the gaming industry.
- Networking events with fellow game creators and industry professionals.
- Access to resources and tools such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio, Unity, Unreal Engine, and Xbox Development Kits.
- Feedback and guidance from Xbox Game Studios throughout the development process.
- Showcase event at the end of the program where participants can present their games to a panel of judges and a live audience.
Xbox Game Studios Game Camp Asia will also provide participants with financial support for their travel expenses, accommodation, meals, and internet access. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion and a chance to win prizes such as Xbox consoles, games, and merchandise.
Why You Should Join Xbox Game Studios Game Camp Asia?
Xbox Game Studios Game Camp Asia is a rare opportunity for game creators in Asia to learn from the best in the industry, network with peers and mentors, and showcase their talent and passion. By joining the program, you will:
- Gain valuable skills and knowledge that will help you advance your career in game development.
- Receive feedback and support from Xbox Game Studios and local partners who have extensive experience and expertise in the gaming industry.
- Connect with like-minded game creators who share your vision and passion for video games.
- Showcase your game to a global audience and potential publishers or investors.
- Celebrate your culture and identity through your game and contribute to the diversity and inclusion of the gaming ecosystem.
If you are interested in joining Xbox Game Studios Game Camp Asia, don’t miss this chance to apply now. Visit the official website for more information and application details.