2nd November 2011

Great Canadian Appathon Final Face-off Tonight

Great Canadian Appathon 2Fuelled by pizza and energy drinks more than 400 students across Canada worked non-stop over the weekend of September 30th to develop 88 mobile games during the Great Canadian Appathon2. Presented by XMG Studio and the National Post, the Great Canadian Appathon2 gave students the opportunity to win over $50,000 in cash and prizes, get their game published and even win a chance at a job in the games industry at XMG Studio.

At the Grand Finale sponsored by KMPG, the top three teams will play their game live in front of a panel of judges. They will be competing for bragging rights, Great Canadian Appathon2 supremacy and a chance to win the $25,000 grand prize. The Event will take place this evening at Toronto’s Real Sports Bar & Grill from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Please contact Lydia Schaele (lschaele [at] xmgstudio.com or 289-314-1985) to arrange access.

The judges had a very difficult task narrowing down the finalists from the initial list of 88 submissions to twenty-five quarter-finalists and then to ten semi-finalists, until the naming of the final three who will compete tonight.

Game Team University
Sea Sharp Spicy Squid Concordia
Portal Bow ABXYZ Carleton
Ludicrous Archery Resistor5 Concordia
Keeping it Reel Four Strangers Carleton
Trace Racer DROP TABLE Concordia
Magic Manly Football Terminally Awesome Magically Enhanced Reckless Entertainment Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Penguin Polo KickYoApp University of BC
BubbleMarathonGame AwesomeTeam Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Super Core Sumo Ripe Tomato Studios Humber College
Pocket Boxers Cheese Brock University
Running with the Bulls City Reality Humber College
Clonorama Gettin Beta University of BC
Vector Dodge Ball Wannabee N/A
Xtreme Cool Skiing! Strangers With Candy University of BC
Bird Flew Awkward Penguin Games N/A
Galactic Golf Null Pointer Carleton
Cartball Tunnel Mangoat Guelph
Psychic Dodgeball Flawiki Carleton
Umpire Strikes Back! North Lights App Studio The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Paintball of Steel VHDL Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Sky Glider 8 Bits is Optimal! University of BC
Forty Knot Regatta Rainbow Bubblegum Onslaught N/A
AirHockey CodingMonkeyz Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Avalaunch TabZero The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Target Breaker Android Pie Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
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