The ESA and E3 Bring the College Game Competition Now on its Fourth Year

Good news for those of you college students who are in video game design, coding, art, or in any major that involves the creation of video games. For the past four years The ESA (Entertainment Software Association) and E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) have been collaborating together to give college students the chance to have their creation on the show floor of E3 through the College Game Competition. Not only does this give you the chance to strut your creation of love to hundreds of people, but you’ll also get the chance to network with some of the industries finest  publishers, developers, analysts, and marketing executives.

Now you might be saying, “This sounds a little too good to be true! There has to be a catch.” Well in a way there is, five out of four hundred colleges will be chosen to show their creation at E3. Yes you heard me right only five. I’m not trying to scare you away from trying. As a person who watches E3 and tries to find out what games where there, I’m saying go forth on this almighty quest and show the world what you’ve got.

The ESA will provide instructions, guidelines on specific design, concept, and even key asset requirements. You must also submit details of the story and assets from a playable demo for the competition.

Here are the deadlines for those of you who are wanting to do this.

  • Submissions will be accepted at the beginning March 16, 2016.
  • Final deadline for submissions is on April 20, 2016.
  • The finalists will be notified on May 11, 2016.

For more info about E3 I suggest you head on over to

And to lean more about ESA head to

Written by: Martin Porras

Just your avid Video Gamer and Anime watcher.

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  1. Martin Porras May 10, 2016 | Reply

    Thank you for the advice. I will take it and learn from it. 🙂

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