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Disney and the Future Internet Consortium launch game contest

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By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

March 11, 2014 | 2 min read

Disney and the Future Internet Consortium have teamed up to launch the Future Internet Games Contest, in association with Abertay University.

The contest looks for games that enable large groups of people to play together in the real world.

Ideas covering areas such as 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.

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.”

This Disney-led project comprises major European and global companies and research centres, who have joined their skills to drive innovation at the crossroads of content, media, networks and creativity.

Professor Louis Natanson, who leads computer games education at Abertay University, added: “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.”

Open until 10 June, there will be a £2000 prize for the winning web or mobile game, as well chances to work with Disney.

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