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Top three teams in the Great Canadian Appathon4 impress panel of judges with games they developed in 48-hours - Team Friend Boat, makers of 'Size Matters' take home $25,000 grand prize
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Over the weekend of January 19th, more than 500 college and university students competed in the Great Canadian Appathon4 (GCA4): a crazy, intense and exhaustingly wonderful hackathon to design the next hit mobile game in just 48 hours. Picked as the best from a pool of more than 100 submitted games the top three teams showed off their creations to a panel of judges yesterday, February 13th 2014 at the GCA4 Grand Finale. Team Friend Boat, who created the game 'Size Matters' took home the grand prize of $25,000.
"Bringing in art schools through the custom matchmaking system on the GCA website really took the quality of submission to a whole new level," said Ray Sharma, Founder of XMG Studio Inc. "The games were more polished and much closer to being market-ready than we would've expected and we're excited to work with the teams to launch them in an App Store."
Presented by award winning mobile games developer XMG Studio, the GCA4 also awarded:
Previously, the more than 500 participants had developed and submitted a staggering 100 mobile games to take part in the national coding competition. The winning games were evaluated on criteria such as the degree of innovation, the fun and entertainment factor, the level of art and design polish as well as stability, all under the theme of FANTASY. The top three entries were chosen to participate in a face off in front of a panel of judges and live audience. After conferring, special guest and VIP judge Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario, announced the winners and awarded the prizes.
About XMG Studio:
XMG Studio Inc. is an award-winning developer and publisher of mobile games. Founded in late 2009, XMG has developed a track record for innovation excellence in mobile gaming including the release of critically acclaimed games downloadable on your iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. Based in Toronto, XMG is one of the largest indie mobile game studios in Canada. Named as one of the top global mobile games developers to watch by popular media, XMG is focused on providing creative expression through gameplay for all fans of fun.
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