Project Joystick -- design your own videogame

BigPond and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) have launched a million dollar hunt for the next big digital game, with plans for a commercial release in the online and mobile phone markets.

Called Project Joystick, this exciting venture is set to turn an Australian gamer's concept into a physical reality.

BigPond's Director of Media, Bill Burton, said: "Project Joystick is a $1 million investment to find, develop and bring to market the hottest new digital game. So if you have a great game idea, even just a concept, this is your opportunity to see it become a reality." ACMI are keen to stress that the concept doesn't need to be especially complicated to be in with a chance of winning; think Pacman and Tetris as classic examples of this.

The winning concept will be built into an online and mobile game by professional games developers and the winner will receive a package of top spec equipment for online gaming. The package will include a top-of-the-range games PC, BigPond High-Speed Broadband for 12 months, a Next GTM mobile handset with a 12 month account, BigPond entertainment vouchers and an ACMI Prize Pack.

Naturally, the winner will also receive a credit on the game, along with valuable industry experience during its development.

For more information and competition guidelines, visit BigPond or the ACMI website. Project Joystick's winning concept will be selected by representatives from BigPond, ACMI and the games industry. Entries close on August 22 and the winner will be announced in early October.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Chris Jager

GamePro
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?