The contest, which is being run in association with Abertay University, is looking for experimental pervasive games that enable large groups of people to play together in the real world. Ideas for games in the areas of augmented reality, blending real and virtual worlds, and city-wide play will be assessed by a panel of experts from the Europe-wide Future Internet (FI) Content initiative.
Entries can be made at on the Dare to be Digital website until 10 June, with a £2000 prize for the winning web or mobile game – and potential opportunities to work with the Disney-led consortium.
Professor Kenny Mitchell, Research Lead at Disney Research, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for budding game developers and veterans alike across Europe to show their skills on a highly visible and important stage as part of our Future Internet Content project.”
Game developers are invited to think about how a mobile game can be an augmented version of the real world, offering play between real people that creates something more exciting and interactive for everyone.
Professor Louis Natanson, who leads computer games education at Abertay University, said: “Abertay University is delighted to work with Disney on the Future Internet Games Contest, and we look forward to seeing how game developers address this challenge. Games have incredible power to bring people together, to entertain and to change how we perceive the world around us.”
For more information, visit Dare to be Digital.
Enjoyed this article?
Found it interesting, entertaining, useful, or informative? Maybe it even saved you some money. That's great to hear! Sadly, independent publishing is struggling worse than ever, and Thumbsticks is no exception. So please, if you can afford to, consider supporting us via Patreon or buying us a coffee.
Fallout 76 (including Fallout 1st) is free to play for a limited time
Grab Europa Universalis II for free (and save big on other Paradox games)
Save up to 75% in the WB Games Halloween Switch Sale
Future US President AOC makes impressive Twitch debut
The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch patch is out now
A video game vision of Britain, from Fable to Watch Dogs Legion
Control Ultimate Edition doesn’t fit on an Xbox One disc (but does on PS4)
Fall Guys, Among Us give Cliff Bleszinski hope that he may return to games
Support Thumbsticks on Patreon, for as low as $1 a month, and you'll get a login to a speedy, ad-free version of the site.