9leap Nurtures the Next Generation of Smartphone Game Creators
April 26, 2011
They lurk in your local high schools and convenience stores. Their innocuous garb and unassuming appearance belies their true nature. When you recognize them for what they really are, it may already be too late.
I’m referring, of course, to the next generation of game developers! (what did you think I was talking about?!)
UEI is proud to partner with D2 Communications (a creation of NTT Docomo and Dentsu) to present 9leap, a contest to discover the next generation of talented Japanese mobile game creators. Games should be designed for a mobile platform by Japanese programmers from elementary school age through age 25. The contest will run twice, once from May 1 to August 31 and again from September 1 to December 31. Contestants may submit as many games as they like, and all games submitted will be available to download and play from the official site.
Prizes include the latest MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. The top three game designers will win a free trip to the 2012 Game Developers Contest.
So if you’re young and Japanese, get those games comin’! The official 9leap site can be found at http://9leap.net/.
Even if you can’t read Japanese, please click on some of the games and give them a try. I think that you’ll agree with me that they’re highly addictive.