OK – it’s not a very good pun but it does capture what we want to do!
Students – we want you to work with us at our Modern Jago in December to write apps. How’s that for a headline?
We know that one of the things that makes students so amazing are the ideas you all have. Not only that – a lot of you want to do something about them. We’re working hard at Microsoft to make awesome things happen – so why not help you do the same?
We’ve talked about Windows 8 before. It’s new, exciting, and a great opportunity for student developers to showcase their skills and build applications on a huge platform. We’re giving those great ideas of yours a stage.
We want some of you to join us for 2 days in December to create amazing app experiences for people using Windows 8. There’ll be some workshops, some training, some tools and resources for you to make use of – and you’ll all get to publish your app(s) by the end of the month into the Windows Store.
As its the Christmas break why not take advantage of some of your time off of studying – make something amazing happen and get a chance to work with us at our space in Shoreditch – an amazing part of London.
So in a nutshell
What do I need?
How do I sign up?
Click here to register!
OK, when I say click here to register, it will open a spreadsheet from our blog. Please complete as fully as possible (but not like a dissertation) and send it to email@example.com and we’ll review all applications during the week commencing 26th November.
Registering does not guarantee you a place on this workshop so don’t book travel, tell you parents, sell your soul to the devil to get the money to come down. You will receive an email saying whether you have a place OR not once your application has been looked at.
The registration spreadsheet will ask you for the following key pieces of information:
We look forward to working with some of you in December!
Terms and Conditions...
If we accept you onto this programme:
Indie Game Developer? We’ve launched a Power Up competition to reward and recognise the great games you develop. The prize structure has been developed to support the indie game space in the UK and foster a vibrant and successful industry by giving developers and their titles the best chance of success through profile and discoverability. This involves a PR campaign, mentoring with industry leaders & a professionally produced video games trailer.
Timing: Monday November 5th competition opens and closes on December 14th
Summary of competition: All Windows 8 game apps submitted as part of the competition will be initially reviewed by a Microsoft panel of judges who will shortlist down to 10 games that will be submitted to the final judging panel of Microsoft and independent judges - Microsoft Studios, UKIE (UK Video Games Trade Body), The Trailer Farm, Yo Yo Games, Nokia, Train2Game, Dolby Sounds, GamesIndustry.biz (media partner) and TIGA (UK Indie Game Studios trade body)
The final judging decision will be made by Friday, January 11th 2013. Judging will be based on: Originality of the game idea, Design and artwork, Use of Windows 8 App features and graphical UI, Playability of the game and Creative Use of Audio
Prizes: There will be first and second prizes as detailed below. All ten game app finalists will be invited to an Awards Ceremony hosted at Dolby’s London HQ in January 2013. In addition to the awards ceremony itself; there will be a chance to discover the latest audio technologies and listen to a guest speaker discussing the challenges involved in delivering a great audio experience. The prize(s) will be as follows:
It doesn't stop there – if you do write an app – why not then register and submit it for the Imagine Cup – could win $50,000 and a trip to St Petersburg….