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AURAN’S NEXT YEAR’S GAME COMPETITION ATTRACTS HUNDREDS OF DEVELOPER TEAMS FROM 50 COUNTRIES SEEKING $100,000 PRIZE
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 25, 2003 – The Next Year’s Game competition, sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation, Intel, Develop Magazine, discreet, GameDev.net, and Auran®, has attracted over 250 developer teams from 50 countries, each vying for the $100,000 prize package.
Competition entrants use the Auran Jet® game development engine from Australian-based Auran (www.auran.com), to create a game demo or prototype of their dream game. Auran supplies a free non-commercial license to all entrants. The competition is open for individual developers and development teams of up to 25 people. Entry forms can be found at www.nextyearsgame.com, and the final submission date for entries of games and game prototypes is July 27, 2003. Prize winners will be announced at ECTS in August.
The prize package includes the latest Intel P4 machines, NVIDIA GeForceâ FX graphics processing units (GPU), software from discreet, as well as media exposure for the entrants from Develop Magazine and GameDev.net, plus a full commercial Auran Jet license worth $30,000.
“We are pleased that so many developers have recognized the capabilities of the Auran Jet engine to develop not only the demos or prototypes for the Next Year’s Game competition, but to make creative and truly innovative games for release in 2004 and beyond,” said Greg Lane, CEO of Auran. “We are looking at the level of innovation, graphics, visual effects, sound and music, game design, and gameplay. We are really excited about what these teams will be able to create.”
Bill Rehbock, Director of Developer Relations at NVIDIA, added, "This competition is a great way for experienced and aspiring game developers to show off their talents.”
“At GameDev.net, we support the industry as a whole and see Next Year’s Game as a great way of encouraging the small, innovative teams to make their games. With such a great collection of prizes, developers would be crazy to miss this!” said Kevin Hawkins, CEO of GameDev.net.
Visit Auran at the Intel Booth at GDC
Auran will exhibit its Auran Jet 3D engine at the Intel booth at the Game Developer Conference in San Jose in March. At the Intel booth, people can meet and talk to Auran about the competition, Auran Jet, and game development in general.
Auran® is an innovative firm dedicated to providing high quality computer games and 3D technology. Auran's philosophy "on't predict it, Create it" is reflected in our products and services and has led to Auran becoming one of Australia's most exciting interactive entertainment companies. Auran is best known for its acclaimed 3D game engine Auran Jet® (www.auranjet.com ), and for its international hit computer game Dark Reign: The Future of War.
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