Fuelled 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.
|Sea Sharp||Spicy Squid||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|
|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|