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Autodesk, the software company behind professional 3d animation and modeling tools like Maya and 3ds Max, is collaborating with the Game Development World Championship (GDWC) in bringing a student-focused category as a part of this year’s championship.

The category is called the ‘Student Game Award’ and is now open for entries from students all over the world and in all fields of study. Whether you’re studying game development, biology, anthropology, or something else, you can enter this category as long as you have a game to show.

The Student Game Award is focused on highlighting the next generation of talented and innovative game developers and artists for their outstanding game design and development accomplishments from 2D to 3D and anything in between.

“It’s exciting to collaborate with GDWC to launch the competition’s first-ever student category, recognizing the talent of emerging creators, storytellers, and artists in the games industry,” comments Kelly Ng Wan, Games Industry Marketing Specialist at Autodesk. “We hope this will inspire young people to apply, regardless of their area of study, and we look forward to seeing all the creativity and artistry showcased in this year’s applications.”

“Working together with Autodesk has allowed us an unprecedented chance to make this category a reality and to bring limelight to student developers and their games. I hope we can also encourage more students to look into game development, whether it’s as a potential career or just for a hobby.” — Olli Mäntylä, GDWC Director

The best five teams in the Student Game Award category are rewarded with visibility and cool swag directly from Autodesk, with the winning team also earning themselves executive coaching sessions from the career coach extraordinaire, Jean Leggett.

Any student or student team developed game already submitted to the GDWC 2021 can enroll in the Student Game Award, and participation is completely free. Student Game Award can be found at the GDWC website: https://thegdwc.com/student-game-award

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