Kongregate and Ubisoft just launched a new contest to promote Child of Eden, called "Project Eden: Experience the Music" -- but it's an even deeper "experience" than the title suggests, as you'll actually "experience" the development of a music game in order to enter.
From now through June 21, Kongregate is accepting submissions of user-designed music games for entry into this contest. The top 25 games chosen by the voting community will then be judged by Child of Eden creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi ... and also Ricardo Torres from GameSpot. The winner gets $10,000 and, of course, the opportunity to spread their synaesthesia-inducing masterwork to everyone who checks out Kongregate.
What: Project Eden: Experience the Music
Details: Ubisoft and Kongregate, one of the leading free browser based game sites, are partnering to create Project Eden: Experience the Music, a music game contest inspired by the release of Child of Eden, the newest project from renowned game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi. The contest will challenge the Kongregate community to electrify the senses by creating a game that synchronizes music and unique gameplay.
Indie developers and amateur game makers will have a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes, and if their game is selected by the Kongregate community as one of the top 25, it will be played and judged by Tetsuya Mizuguchi himself along with the Editor-in-Chief of GameSpot.com, Ricardo Torres.
For more information on the contest, or for specific rules and regulations, please visit http://www.kongregate.com/experience-the-music
5/13: Contest announced and game submissions begin
6/21: Game submission deadline
6/22: Kongregate community voting begins
6/27: Top 25 games submitted to Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Ricardo Torres for selection of winners
6/30: Contest winners announced
Grand Prize: $10,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000
About Child of Eden:
Child of Eden thrusts the player into the center of a battle to save Project Lumi, a mission to reproduce a human personality inside Eden, a futuristic version of the Internet and the archive of all human memories. As the project nears completion, the archive is invaded by an unknown virus and the player's mission is to save Eden from the virus to restore hope and peace. Under the direction of the renowned game creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Child of Eden is a multi-sensory shooter that will send players diving into a kaleidoscopic matrix of synchronized music and mind-blowing visuals that will usher forth a truly landmark game experience.
Child of Eden will release in the US on June 14th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Child of Eden for the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system has a scheduled release timeframe of September 2011.
Kongregate is a leading browser-based game site with over 13 million monthly unique visitors who spend more than 23 million hours playing per month. As part of the GameStop Corporation network, the site features a unique community and social platform including achievements, profiles, chat, messaging, forums, and levels, which unifies over 35,000 games into a cohesive and addicting experience. Kongregate shares revenue from advertising and virtual goods directly with over 8,500 developers who have uploaded games to the site.
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