E3 College Game Competition Finalists Announced

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E3 College Game Competition Finalists Announced

Rising College Talent to be Showcased at the Industry’s Pinnacle Event

Washington, DC – May 27, 2014 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today announced the five finalists of its annual E3 College Game Competition, which is aimed at recognizing the best student talent in video game development. The finalists, chosen by a judging panel of revered video game industry talent, will receive a special showcase display and valuable networking opportunities at E3, the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games.

The finalists are:

  • Lawrence Technology University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Denver
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Utah

“Young developers are the lifeblood of our industry. Their creativity, vision, and spirit of innovation are essential to the continued growth and evolution of this dynamic industry,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president of communications and industry affairs at ESA, which owns E3 and is the trade association for the U.S. video game industry. “We are incredibly proud to work with so many outstanding universities in fostering the next generation of industry talent.”

The competition winner will be announced at E3 which takes place June 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC).

The competition targeted 400 US colleges and universities with computer and video game development programs, and each competition submission was carefully reviewed by a panel of top tier game publishers, developers and media outlets. The finalists have earned the coveted opportunity to display their games among nearly 200 leading-edge computer and video game companies that will show off their most innovative and advanced interactive entertainment products at this year’s E3

Produced by IDG World Expo, companies still interested in exhibiting at E3 should contact the team at (877) 216-6264. A full list of current exhibitors is located on http://www.e3expo.com/.

E3 2014 show hours are:

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014           12:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014      10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Thursday, June 12, 2014          10:00AM – 5:00PM

Attendee registration information and details can be found at www.E3Expo.com.

On-site registration will open Sunday, June 8, at 1:00 pm at the LACC. Members of the press interested in covering E3 should contact media@E3expo.com for credentialing.

E3 is the world’s premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the ESA, the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. For more information, please visit http://www.E3Expo.com or follow E3 on Twitter at @E3 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/E3Expo.com.

ESA offers services to interactive entertainment software publishers, including conducting business and consumer research, providing legal and policy analysis and advocacy on First Amendment, intellectual property and technology/e-commerce issues, managing a global anti-piracy program, owning and operating E3, and representing video game industry interests in federal and state government relations. For more information, please visit http://www.theesa.com/ or follow ESA on Twitter: @RichatESA.

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