Ubisoft Game Lab Competition 2015 - The NAD team, in collaboration with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, triumphs with their video-game prototype, Quanta

MONTREAL, April 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Last night, the NAD team, in collaboration with the Université du Quebec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), received highest honours in the Ubisoft Game Lab Competition, which convened 102 students from 10 different Quebec universities. Their prototype, Quanta, received three prizes from the jury, including the award for Best Prototype. The team of eight students obtained bursaries amounting to a total of $12,000. Five other participating teams were also awarded various bursaries with a total value of $10,000.

"This year, we imposed particularly difficult technical constraints to test the participants' limits. Considering this challenge, I was very impressed by the quality of the prototypes submitted after only three months of work. It was a close contest, however the Quanta prototype stood out from its competition, surpassing the jury's expectations in several categories," said Mr. Raphaël Parent, President of the jury and Programming Project Lead at Ubisoft Montreal.

"To me, this project is one of collaboration and partnership. It is a project where Quebec universities, students and Ubisoft work together to support the emerging talent in Quebec's video-game industry. Ubisoft is committed to preparing future generations and promoting careers in video games, not only to ensure its growth and longevity, but to contribute to Quebec's international outreach," concluded Mr. Cédric Orvoine, Vice President of Human Resources and Communications at Ubisoft Montreal.

The objective of the Ubisoft Game Lab Competition is to stimulate the video-game industry's next generation by rewarding students pursuing their university studies. In this, its fifth edition, the Competition convened 102 participants, divided into 13 teams, from 10 Quebec universities. These multidisciplinary teams included students in computer engineering, graphic design, visual arts, 3D animation, etc. A total of $22,000 in bursaries was distributed among the winning teams. Moreover, all participants are eligible for one of the 10 internships secured for them at the Ubisoft Montreal studio. Since its inauguration, the Competition has attracted more than 400 students.

List of Winners – 2015 Ubisoft Game Lab Competition

Best Prototype – bursary: $8,000

Prototype name: Quanta
Team: NAD in collaboration with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Best Game Design – bursary: $2,000

Prototype name: Paradoxanity: Time Goes BOO
Team: Concordia University

Best Artistic Management – bursary: $2,000

Prototype name: Quanta
Team: NAD in collaboration with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Best Challenges and Technical Innovations – bursary: $2,000

Prototype name: Dies Noctem
Team: Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in collaboration with NAD

Best Quality of Visuals, Characters and Controls – bursary: $2,000

Prototype name: Quanta
Team: NAD in collaboration with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Best Accessibility – bursary: $2,000

Prototype name: Cheesy Journey
Team: Polytechnique Montreal in collaboration with Concordia University and the University of Montreal

Best Creativity and Theme Integration – bursary: $2,000

Prototype name: Ravens
Team: Concordia University

The Jury's Special Prize – bursary: 2 000 $

Prototype name: Dies Noctem
Team: Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in collaboration with NAD

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