Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Animation and Game Design Programs ranked in the top 50 nationally and in the top 5 and top 3 in New York state, respectively. To find out more about our ranking and our established game ecosystem please read more on the RPI website.
The NYS Game Dev Challenge is a statewide competition for both students and indie developers that aims to help bring their game ideas to production. Entrants can register as a student or indie developer (solo or team), with the latter category being open to any interested developer in NYS. Winners will be awarded cash/funding for their game (drawn from a pool of $25,000 for each category), inclusion in our (or partner’s) on-site incubator, and access to our mentor network. Entrants will be judged on their game idea pitch, game prototype, business plan, mentorship plan, and development timeline. The winners will be announced at a later event in May.