IEEE GameSig Intercollegiate Computer Showcase

Saturday, May 7, 2016

• 1:00 PM: Welcome and Opening Remarks
• 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: live game demos by top 10 finalists
• 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM: reception – meet the teams and play the games


The Cove
UC Irvine Applied Innovation
5141 California Avenue, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92697-7700
Join us for our fifth annual GameSIG Showcase event, hosted once again at UC Irvine. This year we’re in the fabulous new Institute for Innovation, which features state of the art video displays and plenty of tables where you can see each of the finalist games up close and in person.Teams present their games to a panel of veteran game designers and developers. They have five minutes to demo their game, and five more minutes to answer questions from the judges. In addition to a first-place trophy, the judges often surprise the teams and the audience with special awards recognizing extraordinary achievements in game design, graphics, or audio. There will also be a “people’s choice” award category.

After the main event, you’ll have a chance to munch on food and meet the teams directly. All teams, whether or not they were finalists, will be invited to set up tables and show off their creations. This is a fabulous opportunity to network, show off your skills and see what other people and other schools are doing.

Intel Special Award
GameSIG is thrilled that Intel is sponsoring a special award this year for the best game by a woman-led team. IEEE and GameSIG have always been enthusiastic supporters of diversity in game development. We’ve had woman-led teams as winners before. And this year we’re proud to be able to give a special award in this category. Our heartfelt thanks to Intel for making this possible.

High School Track
This year, we are also inviting high school teams to enter the competition. We will have a special award for the best game by a team in this category.

Why Should I Compete?
Polish your skills and get a great job! It’s no secret that GameSIG competitors have an edge when applying for jobs. Completing a challenging independent project like a game – even if you don’t win and even if you’re not a finalist – shows that you have self-discipline and dedication to your profession. That’s exactly what today’s employers are looking for. In fact, a number of GameSIG competitors have gone on to land jobs with local game companies or with exciting companies like SpaceX.

To learn more or to submit an entry, click here.