Universal is holding a GameDev challenge to pitch video games on some of their biggest franchises, including Back to the Future, Turok, Battlestar Galactica, Voltron, and Jaws.
The challenge, which is being done in partnership with Unity, uses the aforementioned Universal properties for pitches on possible game ideas. Submissions get judged by a panel of judges that includes Lauren Montgomery, executive producer at Dreamworks and showrunner for Voltron; Dean Takahashi from Venture Beat; Bob Gale, co-creator of the Back to the Future series; and Kate Edwards, CEO of Geogrify and former executive director of the IGDA.
Six finalists will be chosen by the judges, from which a single winner will be chosen to actually produce their game with Universal. All the finalists will receive $20,000 in prize money.
You can find the challenge page here, as well as all the necessary details.
This is a cool little thing for anyone that has been wanting to make a game with any of these licenses. I’ll be interested to see what happens at the end of the project.