INDIE GAME CHALLENGE MISSION
Our mission is to support the independent games movement by providing aspiring game developers the opportunity to showcase their skills, break into the game business, and launch their careers to the next level.

INDIE GAME CHALLENGE FOUNDERS
About GameStop Corp.

Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 and S&P; 500 company, is the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,244 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates an e-commerce site, GameStop.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com


Media Inquiries:

Charles Hodges

GameStop Corp.

(817) 722-7052

CharlesHodges@gamestop.com


Academy of Interactive Arts and Science

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) was founded in 1996 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts. The Academy’s mission is to promote and advance common interests in the worldwide interactive entertainment community; recognize outstanding achievements in the interactive arts and sciences; and conduct an annual awards show (Interactive Achievement Awards) to enhance awareness of the interactive art form. The Academy also strives to provide a voice for individuals in the interactive entertainment community. More information can be found at http://www.interactive.org.


Media Inquiries:

Geri Gordon Miller

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

818-876-0826 x202

geri@interactive.org


The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University

The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University is the premier graduate video game education program in the US. Many of the school’s founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. In six years, the program has graduated over 300 students, and alums work at more than 80 video game studios around the world, with several graduates now serving in leadership positions. SMU offers both a Master’s degree and a graduate Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in art creation, level design, and software development. For more information, please visit www.guildhall.smu.edu.


Media Inquiries:

Ron Jenkins

The Guildhall at SMU

972.473.3546 (office)

www.guildhall.smu.edu


For Questions About Registration Process and Game Submissions

Please email: indiehelp@smu.edu