Every year Microsoft runs its Imagine Cup,Â an international student content where participants are asked to create amazing and innovative projects using Microsoft technology.
This yearâ€™s contest is to design a game for Xbox/Windows, Windows Phone or Web, with the UNâ€™s Millennium Development Goals in mind, with the French final on May 5th, at Microsoft France campus, with veterans from the industry electing the best games.
Ubisoft – the third largest videogame publisher in the world, is a majorÂ partner of Imagine Cup 2011 France and will be guiding the participants and also help select the best game.
Xavier Poix – General Director for Ubisoft Productions France – said: â€œImagine Cup is a true pool of young talents full of fresh ideas. We share the same values and believe that this competition can be a great source of new conceptsâ€.
Antoine Emond, marketing manager at Microsoft France said â€œThe partnership with Ubisoft is an exceptional opportunity for the French competitors. Theyâ€™ll be getting unique advice from an array of Ubisoft experts in order to improve their project and the way they present it.â€
The competition is a great opportunity for students to meet industry professionals likeÂ producers, developers, digital artists, journalistsÂ and marketing folk.Â After last year competition, the 3rd place participants of the worldwide contest decided to create their company in order to work on Arcaneâ€™s Tower Defense.
Read more about the contest atÂ Xbox France here.