Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:24
Written by Super User
High School Students Welcomed!
This year, for the second time, we are inviting teams from high schools to participate in the event. We already have some we know will be submitting entries, and look forward to others as well. High school entries will be reviewed separately from those of the college teams. Please contact us if you have questions. See you in June!
Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:15
Written by Super User
Intercollegiate Computer Game Showcase
Saturday, June 10, 2017
California State University, Fullerton
1:00pm-4:30pm: Game Demos and Judging
4:30pm-6:00pm: Poster Session, Recruiting, and Reception
Now in its the sixth year, the IEEE GameSIG Intercollegiate Computer Game Showcase is providing southland university and high school game developers the chance to present their best student-developed video games for judging by an elite panel of video game professionals.
Come out in support of your favorite colleges as student development teams go head-to-head for school pride, bragging rights, and the GameSIG Cup. Finalists will demonstrate their games for a growing number of students, alumni, and sponsors representing our internationally renowned video game industry.
This year's showcase will be held at CSU Fullerton. Following the Showcase, enjoy a reception featuring networking and game demonstrations by the student developers. Put on your game face and come to cheer your favorite school, watch demos and play games.
The public is invited to attend the annual intercollegiate competition among the major universities of Orange County and the surrounding area.
- 1:00PM - 4:30PM The best developers in the universe universities will compete for honors on the Big Screens before our panel of judges who are local Game Industry leaders. You will be thrilled when their names are released. This panel is a lively bunch, and it may seem more like American Idol than an academic event. Student game developers will have ten minutes to shock and awe the judges.
- 4:00PM - 6:00PM We will have a casual game demo session, networking, and reception. The audience will have the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the games created by the finalists and semi-finalists, enjoy refreshments, and network with industry professionals.
Warning: Seating is limited.
Student Game Developers are invited to submit their game and can get game submission information at our Showcase website:
Last Updated: Monday, 13 March 2017 17:07
Written by Bill Fisher
The second GameSIG Showcase Workshop for the 2017 event was held on Saturday, February 25 at Santa Ana College.
This half-day event taught key concepts and techniques for using Unity to develop games. In addition, mentors were available to advise teams and help them prepare their Submission Forms for the Best Engineered Game award.
Best Engineered Game is a new category of the competition in 2017. This category is being sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). INCOSE is the world’s authority on Systems Engineering, an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem. About INCOSE: http://www.incose.org/
Last Updated: Monday, 13 March 2017 18:42
Written by Bill Fisher
Details of the Best Engineered Game award:
To be eligible for the Best Engineered Game Award, teams must submit AT LEAST THREE versions of the Game Overview form ñ early in development, during development and upon final submission. The dates on the forms must show they were filled out at different times during the development. All three forms may be submitted along with the url of the YouTube Video.
More versions are better, because it shows periodic planning and updated plans.
To be eligible for the Best Engineered Game Award, the team must have at least 3 members.
The team must be among the top ten finalists for the Best Video Game Award.
Recommendations if a team intends to compete for Best Engineered Game Award:
When provided the name of the coach/mentor and email, contact that person to communicate team plans
Coach/mentor will work with your team and may request the forms from the team at specific times during development. Your forms could refer to supplemental plans and schedules which can be submitted also. The supplemental information will not contribute to the game competition but will be considered in the Best Engineered Game Award.
Team may compete without having a coach/mentor if at least 3 forms are submitted.
Best Engineered Game Awards will include:
Award Trophies: one for winning college team, one for winning high school team
Other awards to be announced the day of the finals, June 10, 2017