National Post, XMG Studio ready Great Canadian Appathon
The National Post, along with game developer XMG Studio, Telus and KPMG, has begun a national contest called the "Great Canadian Appathon" aimed at college and university students. Participants will have 48 hours to create a mobile game for a chance to win a $25,000 grand prize. A second prize of $10,000 and 10 category prizes of $1,000 will also be distributed. In addition, entrants will be considered for two job openings at Toronto-based XMG. The company will also assist the winner in preparing their game for public release. The event will take place over the weekend of March 11 at special areas set-up at participating schools. "At National Post we embrace digital innovation and great design every day and we are thrilled to support these young entrepreneurs as they battle it out under intense pressure," said publisher Douglas Kelly. "Our journalists will be covering this event around the clock, on all of our platforms."