GAMES DEVELOPER Epic Games is running a competition to see who can make the best game based on its free to use Unreal Engine 3 and a genetics concept.
The competition is called Make Something Unreal Live (MSUL) 2013, and will culminate at the London Gadget Show next year.
The competition is open to full time European higher education students, who are invited to send in their games pitches to Epic now, and the firm will work these into a shortlist.
Shortlisted people will get Epic's Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 (UE3), to create their games. The best game will be chosen at the Gadget Show in London next April, and will win its developers a commercial Unreal Engine 4 license that they can use to distribute their game.
"MSUL is a fantastic way of discovering the brightest minds and the best ideas in the student development community," said Mike Gamble, European territory manager for Epic Games.
"The competition enables tomorrow's stars to gain experience in every aspect of game development, from generating original ideas through to the pitch process, right up to a vertical slice of the gameplay experience."
The competition is supported by the Wellcome Trust, Staffordshire University and UKIE, the games industry trade association.
The theme of this year's competition is "Mendelian inheritance: genetics and genomics" and you can submit pitches up to 2 November. µ
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