Virtools and Studica announce the Virtools Game Development Competition

Virtools and Studica are proud to announce the Virtools Game Development Competition, open to any student in North America. Student will compete for cash prizes ($500 for the winner, $200 for the second and $100 for the third).

For students who don't own a copy of Virtools Dev student edition yet (available for purchase at $499), or don't attend a class where Virtools is tought, a very special competition package has been built with a 3 months full Student license of Virtools Dev 3.5 (the very latest of the Virtools Game Engine) and learning materials (introductory video + tutorials on how to build a third person shooter game with Virtools from A to Z) for only $50.

More information on the operation, as well as Rules & Regulations:

The purpose of this competition is to evaluate the contestants ability, skill and knowledge of computer game development. The Surviving First Year: competition will deal with the creation of gaming & simulation files.

Competition Theme: Surviving First Year: Contestants are to create a Mini-Game Environment focused on presenting potential 'Pit Falls' that First Year Students can expect to encounter. The names STUDICA.COM and Virtools Game Development must appear in a prominent manner in the submitted competition file.

About Virtools™

Virtools launched its commercial activities in 1993 with consulting and services targeting interactive real-time 3D. With vital industry needs in mind, Virtools built the company's initial software solution, Virtools Dev. As an Independent Software Vendor since Q4 1999, Virtools has become the leading provider of comprehensive software development solutions for building innovative, highly interactive 3D content.

With several thousands of users throughout the world, the Virtools Software Suite enables prototyping, development and deployment of offline and online/networked video games, along with applications in the fields of industrial simulation/virtual reality and marketing/multimedia.

Virtools clients include major game studios such as Electronic Arts, Microïds, Sony Computer Entertainment, Microsoft, Dreamcatcher, Warner Bros Online and Ubisoft, as well as industry leaders such as Procter & Gamble, EDF, EADS, CNRS, France Telecom, Matsushita, American Department of Energy, Intel, Publicis Networks and L'Oréal.

Among its partners in the gaming industry, Virtools counts Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia, ATI, Discreet, Alias, Newtek, Havok and Avid.

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Studica is committed to providing the latest products, at the lowest prices, with the best service to students and educators. This philosophy has allowed them grow to be one of the top academic resellers in the North America.

Studica is a national authorized student reseller for a wide range of companies from Adobe, Autodesk, Alias, Avid, Macromedia, Microsoft, Virtools, M-Audio, Pantone, SolidWorks, Sony, Wacom and hundreds more.

Available mostly to qualified students, faculty and educators, their products are significantly reduced in price compared to commercial pricing. With Studica, students, faculty and educators can save up to 80% off commercial software.

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