April 3, 2012

SQUARE ENIX launches SQUARE ENIX Latin America Game Contest 2012

Aiming to find new talents, it is open to all game developers in Latin America

LOS ANGELES (Apr. 1, 2012) — SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. the publisher of FINAL FANTASY, DRAGON QUEST, TOMB RAIDER, SPACE INVADERS, today announced the launch of the SQUARE ENIX Latin America Game Contest 2012. This contest will give Game developers a chance to compete to find out who can make the best game in the region.

"This contest will be open to professionals and amateurs in Latin America, and we hope to discover the next generation of talented creators through this initiative. Let's bring the best games from Latin America to the world!" said Yasuhiro Fukushima, founder and honorary chairman of Square Enix.

"The history of SQUARE ENIX began with a contest. In 1982 we held the first "Game Hobby Program Contest" to discover brilliant game developers in Japan. This contest was praised for contributing to the development of Japan’s game industry, with many participants later becoming leading game developers in Japan. In Latin America the first step of SQUARE ENIX will be the SQUARE ENIX Latin America Game Contest 2012, and we are looking forward to repeating our history here as well."

Contest Summary

Genres: There are no restrictions regarding the content and genres,
make the best game you can!
Platforms: Smartphone / Tablet and Browser
Submission Period: August 1st - 31st, 2012
Prizes: Grand Prize Award USD 20,000 (1 game)
Excellence Awards USD 10,000 (2 games)
Runner-up Awards USD 5,000 (5 games)

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The Square Enix Group leads a diverse range of content and service businesses as an integrated entertainment group. The Group develops, publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® and operates a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group also boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 54 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.

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