Telefilm Canada has announced the four round 2 finalists of its Great Canadian Video Game Competition, with academia-led Mindhabits Trainer and Hothead's Swarm! leading the pack, and all receiving a cash award to develop their prototypes.
The four finalists of the contest also include Big Blue Bubble's Hobby Shop and Cerebral Vortex's Ambush! Trivia. Each of the finalists will receive up to $250,000 to produce a playable prototype of their game, and will develop commercialization and marketing plans to attract other financing and private investment.
The projects were chosen at this year's Game Developers Conference by an industry jury including Yannis Mallat of Ubisoft Montreal, Ron Moravek of Electronic Arts and Kelly Zmak of Radical Entertainment.