The PAX 10 Submission Form 2009
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PAX 10
The PAX 10 is a showcase of independent games to be exhibited at PAX. Taking submissions until May 9th, our group of 50 industry experts will cull the selection of games into what they collectively feel are the ten best in regard to gameplay and overall fun-factor.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU MAKE IT INTO THE PAX 10
A. Announcement on Penny Arcade as being selected for The PAX 10!
B. Announcement on the PAX site as being selected for The PAX 10!
C. Four Exhibitor Hall Badges for PAX 2009, giving you access to everything exhibitors receive.
D. A kiosk in the PAX Exhibition Hall for you and your team to demo your game to tens and thousands of gamers, media and industry-folk. This kiosk will include a monitor and speakers however will not include any additional hardware for your demo to play on.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PAX 10
A. You are an independent developer without a traditional publisher-developer relationship in place.
B. You cannot be funded by an outside party.
C. All games must be in at least beta form.
D. No mods or levels are allowed. What does this mean? It means you can't require the installation of other software to run your game. The only exception to this is if you submit a game that uses a 3rd party game engine (like Torque for instance) and you have all the rights to use the engine. In that same vein, middleware can be used for development, but the external software used has to be disclosed with the appropriate copyright and credits assigned.
E. Games must be electronic in nature.
SUBMITTING YOUR GAME FOR CONSIDERATION
In order to have our panel of judges consider your game to be in The PAX 10, you must do the following:
A. Submit the official entry form (the thing you are reading right now).
B. Submit the $50 submission fee via Credit Card at the end of this form.
C. Mail any special equipment or hardware to Penny Arcade, 12317 15th Ave NE, Suite 108, Seattle, WA 98125, noting the title of your game in the package. Keep in mind this stuff isn't getting returned unless you make prior arrangements.
D. Upload a copy of your game to an accessible location (a secured FTP is preferred) or mail a physical copy to our offices. Instructions will be provided at the end of this form.
Keep in mind for 2009 we are specifically looking for fun factor and a great gameplay experience. Yes, art, audio and stunning visuals can certainly affect the experience, but we arent dishing out individual awards for those categories. Our panel of game industry judges will be whittling the submissions down to the best ten.
Those selected to be in The PAX 10 will be notified via email by July 15th, 2009.
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