Imagine Cup student competition now include Windows Phone 7 category

Every year Microsoft runs its Imagine Cup,  an international student content where participants are asked to create amazing and innovative projects using Microsoft technology.

This year’s contest is to design a game for Xbox/Windows, Windows Phone or Web, with the UN’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 major  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: “Imagine 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 concepts”.

Antoine Emond, marketing manager at Microsoft France said “The partnership with Ubisoft is an exceptional opportunity for the French competitors. They’ll be getting unique advice from an array of Ubisoft experts in order to improve their project and the way they present it.”

The competition is a great opportunity for students to meet industry professionals like  producers, developers, digital artists, journalists  and marketing folk. After last year competition, the 3rd place participants of the worldwide contest decided to create their company in order to work on Arcane’s Tower Defense.

Read more about the contest at  Xbox France here.

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