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ABOUT GDC CONTEST INDIA

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The Bharat Tech Triumph Program is a chance to represent Bharat's vibrant gaming ecosystem at GDC 2024 in San Francisco and grab the spotlight!

Here's what awaits you:

  • Debut India Pavilion: Be among the first to occupy a prime space in the historic first India Pavilion at GDC!
  • Showcase Booth: Impress a seasoned jury of industry veterans, gain invaluable insights and win a free kiosk in the India Pavilion, guaranteeing maximum exposure for your game.
  • Global Potential Unlocked: Network with the who's who of the gaming world, forge lucrative partnerships, and secure the resources to propel your game to the top of the charts.
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ABOUT IGDC CONTEST INDIA

GDC is the game industry's premier professional event. The world's largest event for professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games. The week-long conference will feature more than 330 exhibitors, over 1,000 speakers and more than 650 sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions and networking events.

Moscone Center in San Francisco,

March 18-22, 2024

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GDC 2023

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PRIZES OF THE CONTEST

Winning the Bharat Tech Triumph Program isn't just about showcasing your game to the world - it's about unlocking incredible opportunities to fuel your success! The complete package to fuel your success includes:

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Free GDC Exhibitor Pass (3-Day)

Explore the entire GDC expo for three days, attend talks, network, and build lasting connections.

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

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GAME SUBMISSION

Submit your product below. the last date for submission is January 31 2024

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EXPERT EVALUATION

Our esteemed jury will shortlist the entries between 1-7 February

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GEARING UP FOR GDC

Our team will coordinate with the winners post announcement of results on February 8th

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TIMELINE OF GAME DEVELOPER CONTEST

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Submission Open: January 11, 2024

Submission Open:

January 11, 2024

ROUND 1

Submissions of Entries on the website by submitting the form successfully.

Submission Open:

 January 11, 2024

Submission Close:

 January 31, 2024

Results Of Round 1:

 February 2, 2024

ROUND 2

Shortlisted candidates in Round 1 will get the opportunity to pitch their idea and vision.

Pitch Dates:

 February 5 to February 7, 2024

Round 2 Results:

 February 8, 2024
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WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

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INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ECOSYSTEM COMPANIES

Developers, studios, and startups creating pc/mobile games, gaming-related technology, or supporting products

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COMPANIES AT ANY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

Alpha, beta, or live/open products are welcome, but a working prototype is mandatory

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OPEN FOR ALL

Open to all sizes and ages, regardless of the number of employees.

ITS OPEN FOR ALL. APPLY FAST!!!!!

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BHARAT TECH TRIUMPH JUDGING CRITERIA

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JURY OF THE CONTEST

Meet the minds behind the magic

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Rajesh Raju

Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
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Anand Jain

Co-Founder and CPO, CleverTap
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Justin Shriram Keeling

Founding General Partner, Lumikai
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Neha Yadav

Head of Gametech Segment, India
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Menaka Guruswamy

Senior Advocate, Supreme Court
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Rakesh Dubey

Additional Director, STPI-HQ
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Agatha Yerbury

Head of Publishing, Pixel United
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Bharat Tech TRIUMPH PROGRAM

WinZO envisions creating an inclusive and vibrant economy, offering equal opportunities for individuals to transform their passions into successful ventures, regardless of their prior experience. This contest exemplifies our commitment to empowering and celebrating the diverse talent within the gaming community, embodying the core values that define WinZO's approach to business and innovation on a global scale.

MAKING THE LEGACY

INDIA PAVILION AT BRAZIL GAME SHOW

As a testament to WinZO's unwavering commitment to fostering global collaboration and empowerment, we proudly inaugurated the inaugural India Pavilion at BGS 2023, Latin America's premier gaming conference held in Sao Paulo.

This groundbreaking initiative garnered immense success over three action-packed days, providing Indian game developers with a unique platform to showcase their creations to a diverse, global gaming audience.

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FAQ about GDC Contest India

GDC is the game industry's premier professional event. The world’s largest event for professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games. The week-long conference will feature more than 330 exhibitors, over 1,000 speakers and more than 650 sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions and networking events.

The Game Developers Conference® (GDC) is the world’s largest professional game industry event with market-defining content for programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers, and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences.

GDC brings together the global game development community year-round through events and digital media, including the GDC Masterclass, GDC Vault, gamedeveloper.com, Game Developer Jobs, Game Developer Talks, Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards.

WinZO envisions creating an inclusive and vibrant economy, offering equal opportunities for individuals to transform their passions into successful ventures, regardless of their prior experience. This contest exemplifies our commitment to empowering and celebrating the diverse talent within the gaming community, embodying the core values that define WinZO's approach to business and innovation on a global scale.

This initiative reflects our dedication to democratizing entrepreneurship, providing a platform for developers from diverse backgrounds to showcase their games at GDC.

Game Developers will have the opportunity to

  • Network, Collaborate with fellow game developer community
  • Meet and connect with global publishers and investors.
  • Learn from the Industry experts about latest developments in the industry

Companies at any stage of development: Alpha, beta, or live/open products are welcome, but a working prototype is mandatory.

Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 (blockchain) companies: Building innovative products for the gaming industry are encouraged to apply.

Indian-registered companies: Open to all sizes and ages, regardless of the number of employees.

Individuals participating in the Bharat Tech Triumph Program contest should be resident Indian citizens who have attained the age of majority (18 years). Non-individuals participating in the Bharat Tech Triumph Program contest must be incorporated/registered in India prior to the date of submission of participation form.

  • Game streaming platforms
  • Social media for gamers
  • Gaming community tools
  • Game security software
  • Game engines
  • AI in gaming
  • Mobile and console games

Product: Judges will evaluate the gameplay, mechanics, polish, and potential for engagement and commercial success.

Pitch: Showcase your passion, understanding of the market, and vision for your product in a compelling way.

Team: Demonstrate your expertise, skills, and ability to bring your vision to life.

Winning the Bharat Tech Triumph Program isn't just about showcasing your game to the world - it's about unlocking incredible opportunities to fuel your success! Here's what awaits the lucky winners:

  • Exclusive showcase booth in the debut India Pavilion at GDC for global visibility.
  • Three-day GDC Expo pass for networking with global publishers, investors, and industry leaders.
  • Complimentary membership and sponsored travel by IEIC.
  • Free AWS credits worth $10,000.
  • Opportunity to raise funds from WinZO's $50Mn Developer Fund.
  • Winners to receive a prestigious trophy and certificate from industry councils.

Embarking on this thrilling contest is a breeze, involving just three straightforward steps:

  • Step 1: Game Submission: Initiate your journey by submitting your game through the contest form available on the official contest website.
  • Step 2: Expert Evaluation: Our esteemed panel of experts will meticulously review all submissions, shortlisting the finest entries for the pitching round. Following the pitches, the final results will be unveiled by the distinguished jury.
  • Step 3: Gearing Up for GDC: Upon announcement of the winners, our organizers will promptly get in touch to guide and assist them in gearing up for their prominent showcase at GDC.

Unlock Your GDC Spotlight: Submit Your Game in 3 Easy Steps!

  • Join the WinZO Dev Console: Register or log in to the WinZO Developer Console, your gateway to unleashing your game's potential.
  • Craft Your Submission: Fill out the comprehensive submission form, highlighting your game's unique features and captivating gameplay. Save it as a draft to refine your masterpiece before sharing it.
  • Hit Submit and Shine: Once you're ready, click the 'Submit' button and watch your game take flight towards GDC glory. We'll be here to guide you every step of the way!

Round 1 (Registration and Submission) - Requirements:

  • Registration on the WinZO Developer Console is essential.
  • Completing and submitting the submission form within the deadlines is crucial.
  • Please ensure your company meets all the eligibility criteria for participation.

Round 2 (Registration and Submission) - Requirements:

  • Shortlisted participants for the online pitch round will be notified via their registered email.
  • We will share available online pitch slots with you, and you can choose the one that best suits your schedule.
  • Please ensure you are fully prepared with your pitch and ready to connect at your chosen slot.

The Contest pitch will likely focus on several key aspects:

  • Product: Highlighting the essence of your product or game, illuminate how it enhances the lives of users. Delve into the core mechanics, elucidating the uniqueness and engagement factors that keep players enthralled. Define your target audience, elucidating how your game caters to their specific tastes. Showcase the art style and user interface, emphasizing the visual appeal and intuitiveness that contribute to a captivating user experience.
  • Market Potential: In assessing market potential, articulate how your game addresses a void or innovation within the market, underscoring its potential for commercial success. Provide a succinct overview of your monetization strategy, outlining revenue generation plans through in-app purchases, advertising, or innovative models. Delve into your vision for scalability and growth, detailing how you plan to expand features to ensure sustained long-term engagement and success.
  • Your Team: Shedding light on your team, spotlight their expertise and skills pertinent to game development, underscoring their capabilities in bringing the game to life. Convey the passion and vision your team holds for the project, outlining their enthusiasm and envisioning the game's future trajectory. Touch upon team dynamics, briefly highlighting the collaborative and effective communication practices ensuring the seamless development of your project.

  • Keep your pitch concise and engaging, aiming for around 3-5 minutes.
  • Practice your pitch beforehand to ensure smooth delivery and avoid unnecessary rambling.
  • Use visuals and demos to showcase your game's features and gameplay in action.
  • Be prepared to answer questions from the judges about your game and its development.
  • Show your passion and enthusiasm for your project!
  • Remember, the goal is to convince the judges that your game is not only unique and engaging but also has the potential to succeed commercially. Focus on the key aspects mentioned above, tailor your pitch to your specific game, and let your passion shine through!

Once the results have been announced, the winners can expect:-

  • Official Welcome: Keep an eye on your inbox and phone for an official welcome message from WinZO. We will confirm your victory and provide detailed information on the upcoming steps.
  • Participation Confirmation: Prepare to sign an agreement, securing your official spot at GDC. This step is crucial to formalize your participation.
  • Note: Airfare to GDC is powered by IEIC, and membership is mandatory to claim it. Good news – IEIC membership is free!
  • WinZO Interview & Shootout: Get ready to shine in a 3-4 hour interview and photoshoot organized by WinZO. We'll accommodate it at your convenience, either in your office or the nearest suitable location.
  • Kiosk Assets: Preparation is key! WinZO will share a comprehensive list of required assets (images, logos, etc.) along with their sizes and dimensions for your dedicated kiosk at the India Pavilion in GDC. Timely delivery is crucial to avoid any potential disqualification.

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