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Posted on Oct 3, 2011 in Games PR

Activision’s 2nd Indy Games Competition Announced

Jim Zabek

Activision has announced it is seeking submissions to its second Independent Games Competition, a contest to find the best independent game developer. Open to all independent game developers headquartered in the US, the winner of the competition will receive a prize of $175,000. The Independent Games Competition will be administered by IndiCade.

Submissions to the competition will be accepted from October 3, 2011 through December 31, 2011. First Prize will be $175,000 in cash, Second Prize will be $75,000 to "assist them with the development of their game."

"This competition underscores Activision’s commitment to fostering creativity in the independent development community," Dave Stohl, Executive Vice President of Studios, Activision, said.  "Many of us began our careers as indies, so we are very proud to offer this kind of support and encouragement to a couple of the industry’s young visionaries."

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"Working with IndieCade is allowing Activision to bring our message of support directly to the community," explained Stohl.  "The programs IndieCade offers — conferences, awards and the annual IndieCade Festival, a celebration of independent studio success — touch the community core."   

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