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Internet game design competition offered by 2014 Games

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A competition has been launched to design a free-to-play computer game on Glasgow's Commonwealth Games website.

Students studying in Scotland are being asked to come up with a concept which represents the ideals of the games and the Glasgow 2014 brand.

The winner and runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of £2,014.

The winning format will then be transformed into a finished product with the help of Dundee-based games development firm, 4J Studios.

Innovative character

Announcing the competition, Sport Minister Shona Robison said: "The games development sector is a Scottish success story and a vital part of our creative industries.

"As a result I have no doubt that the creativity and imagination of our students will result in a game that is fitting to mark the Commonwealth Games coming to Scotland in 2014.

"This groundbreaking initiative is an opportunity for Scotland to stamp its own innovative character on the games and reflect the success that already exists in our world-renowned games sector."

To enter the competition students must come up with a digital game concept which combines the ideals of the Commonwealth Games Federation - humanity, destiny and equality - with the Glasgow 2014 brand - living life to the full, endeavour, responsibility, stylish, genuine and fun.

The judging panel will include renowned Scots game designer and entrepreneur Dave Jones, who was involved in the creation of both Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto.

The competition is open for 10 weeks until midnight on 4 April 2011.

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