Universal GameDev Challenge


Universal Studios and Unity have teamed up with Microsoft and Intel to hold a rather unconventional contest.  Universal are looking for developers to pitch game concepts for their various different IPs.  The properties in question include:

  • Back to the Future
  • Jaws
  • BattleStar Galactica (2004)
  • Turok
  • Voltron Legendary Defender


The contest is over two phases.  In Phase 1 you are expected to submit a design document, a pitch video and whatever supporting materials you think will help.  6 teams will then be chosen to advance on to Phase 2, where you are expected to make a small demonstration version of your game. 


Prizes include:

For Phase 1:

  • Six (6) finalists will be selected by judges will receive:

  • 3-Day VIP Mentorship Summit in Southern California

For Phase 2:

  • One (1) grand prize winner selected by Universal’s Game Team will receive:

  • 1-year consulting contract with Universal to develop your PC game

  • $150,000 cash prizing

  • Two tickets to Unite North America in 2018

  • Five (5) runner up winners will receive:

  • $20,000 cash prizing (per team)

  • Two tickets per submission to Unite North America in 2018


Your game must incorporate Microsoft Mixer technology and use the Unity game engine on the Windows 10 platform.  For more details on the contest be sure to watch our video embedded below or read more here.  Be sure to hurry however, Phase 1 ends 04/19/2018.

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