The Next Great Game Challenge invites designers to compete for a cash prize and the chance to make their game a reality.
Hasbro and the crowdfunding website have announced the Hasbro Gaming Lab Spring 2016 Next Great Game Challenge, now open to game designers in the UK, US, Canada (excluding Quebec), France and Germany.
Following its successful debut in the US in 2015, the crowdfunding gaming challenge provides a platform for independent game designers to get visibility for their ideas, and allows Hasbro to discover and develop new games.
Beginning today through to 15th May, game designers can submit their ideas for a new face-to-face game at www.nextgreatgamechallenge.com. A team of Hasbro game experts and designers will evaluate each submission and select 15 semi-finalists to submit prototypes of their game for review. After playing each of the top 15 games, Hasbro will select five finalists to launch campaigns for their concept on Indiegogo, which will run from 18th October to 14th November. Each finalist will receive $2,000 as well as mentorship from Hasbro and Indiegogo as they raise awareness, funding, and support for their game. The grand prize winner will be announced in late 2016 and will receive $25,000, a trip to Hasbro headquarters, and the opportunity to work with Hasbro to make their game a reality.
Brian Chapman, head of design and development at Hasbro, commented: “The Next Great Game Challenge with Indiegogo is an incredible opportunity for us to further connect with the gaming community and uncover new games with amazing stories, like we did last year with winner Dan Goodsell and The Mr Toast Game. We are looking for games with a unique narrative and visual style which can provide a fun opportunity for storytelling through gaming and we are excited to see the ideas from game designers around the world.”