Esports media and marketing organization United Esports and the DFINITY Foundation announced on January 17th that independent game developers now have the opportunity to bring their dream games to life by applying to the first-ever game development competition series that features a $10 million funding pool, Achievement Unblocked. The series, which premiers in late 2022, was created to give developers at all levels the chance of a lifetime to take control of their destiny. The competition will follow a pool of up to 100 selected participants and teams from all levels of experience, in near-real-time, as they compete and navigate their way through the often challenging world of building a compelling video game. Each developer will have to fight to impress an esteemed panel of judges in order to unlock additional levels of support, or they risk elimination.
“We are so excited to share what Achievement Unblocked has to offer with the world and are overjoyed to have such an incredible, dedicated industry professional as our host,” says Felix LaHaye, Founder and CEO of United Esports. “So often we see independent game developers who want to pursue their artistic vision, struggle with a challenging, obstacle-ridden path. This is why we created this competition series, and we look forward to helping the next generation of developers break through traditional barriers and launch their games victoriously on Achievement Unblocked.”
Achievement Unblocked will provide grants, mentorship, technical support, and seminars all throughout the program, giving the competition’s top developers the ability to earn funding to fuel their continued efforts, as well as monetary rewards for rising to the top. But, what truly sets this series apart from all other competition shows is that, although elimination may signify the end of a developer’s journey on the series, it does not mean the game development or funding has come to an end.
As part of a larger initiative, the DFINITY Foundation and United Esports want to pave the way for independent game developers everywhere, by providing access to the funds and resources needed to turn their dream game into a reality. Currently, with $220 million available in funding, the DFINITY Developer Grant Program is catalyzing the growth of the Internet Computer ecosystem and making it accessible and approachable to more developers around the world.
Achievement Unblocked is currently accepting applications to join this first-of-its-kind series through March 31st, 2022.
(All information was provided by Cision PR Newswire)
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