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The Game Awards' 2018 Student Game Award submissions are now open

Student developers can submit their project for coveted Keighley award consideration.


The Game Awards, organized annually by Geoff Keighley, has become of the the premiere events in the world of gaming. Each year’s show has grown bigger in influence and reach and is often the launching pad for new game announcements and exclusive trailers. In addition to the regular best-of awards presented at the show, the Student Game award celebrates achievements from high-school and university-level development teams. Submissions for this year’s Student Game Award is now open.

The Student Game Award submissions are judge by a panel of the industry’s heavy hitters, including:

  • Hideo Kojima (Director, Kojima Productions)
  • Todd Howard (Executive Producer & Director, Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Jenova Chen (Co-Founder/Creative Director, thatgamecompany)
  • Megan Ellison (Founder/CEO, Annapurna Pictures) & Annapurna Interactive
  • Maja Moldenhauer (Artist & Producer, StudioMDHR)
  • Vince Zampella (CEO, Respawn Entertainment)

Submissions will be accepted at through October 17 for consideration at the 2018 Game Awards Show. Five nominees will be selected from the entries and formally announced on November 13. Last year’s winner, Swinburne University in Australia, developed the platformer Level Squared.

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    September 27, 2018 3:55 PM

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      August 12, 2022 8:15 AM

      I heard a lot about such an award, and one of my group mates even participated! I also want to participate, maybe also in similar programs, but a little bit later. I have a lot of courses and extra courses, and I don't have enough time to focus on developing. Now I am mainly working on developing my writing skills because I have problems with it, and some grades are not good, so that's my main goal now. I use when I need writing help, but I can't use such professional help all the time. So, I practice a lot now, and it takes up all my free time. And when I see my skills improve, I'll focus on improving my game-developing skills. It's even more complicated, but I'm sure I'll manage to succeed, and I hope, later, I'll eb able also to win an award.

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