Train2Game news: TIGA’s GameHack offers PS Vita dev kit among £15,000 worth of prizes

Train2Games independent awarding and examination body, and representative association for the UK games industry, TIGA, has announced that over £15,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs at their GameHack game jam.

There’s more information about GameHack right here on The Train2Game Blog.

TIGA’s 24 hour game jam, run in association with BlueVia, takes place at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire on 28th and 29th April. Prizes include a PlayStation®Vita development kit, a sound mix day at Pinewood Studios, Made with Marmalade professional license worth $3,499 and the potential to win a £3,000 cash prize from Turbulenz.

SCEE developer relations and Mozilla have joined the supports of the GameHack event, which you can find more information about at www.gamehack.co.uk It’s described as a “brilliant showcase fo aspiring or independent game creators” and it’s a great chance for Train2Game students to use their skills.

At Mozilla we care deeply about pushing the Web forward, with both our Firefox browser and other initiatives that are right on the bleeding edge of what is possible online.” said Technical Evangelist at Mozilla Rob Hawkes.

“Developers are now looking to technologies like HTML5 and JavaScript for rich, immersive games and we’re making sure that Firefox is ready to support them. Aside from the browser, we’re passionate about engaging with the game developer community to better understand what they want from the Web.”

“It is because of this that we’re proud to be involved in the TIGA-BlueVia GameHack and to see the great games that will undoubtedly result from it. The future of HTML5 games is a promising one and we’re glad to be a part of it!” he added.

Train2Game students interested in taking part in GameHack should visit www.gamehack.co.uk

For more information about TIGA and their involvement with Train2Game, see the official website. And for the latest TIGA news, keep reading The Train2Game Blog.

So Train2Game, will you be taking part in TIGA’s GameHack?

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