Golden Dolphin "Create the Future" Game Development Contest of 2018 (11th Session) Xiamen International Animation Festival


Register of domestic and foreign candidates for the contest from Sept. 1 to Oct. 21, 2018

2018 (11th Session) Xiamen International Animation Festival

Notice on Golden Dolphin "Create the Future" Game Development Contest

Games are increasingly homogenized after the rapid growth of the global game market. It is necessary to develop and foster creative gaming products and outstanding game development teams in order to find new opportunities amidst fierce competitions in the red ocean market. For that reason, we have organized the Golden Dolphin "Create the Future" Game Development Contest with an aim to find and attract creative gaming products and outstanding game development teams at home and abroad, to establish a channel for interfacing of talents and topnotch industrial resources thus creating an efficient incubation mode for the professionalization of outstanding game teams and the commercialization of creative gaming products. Relevant issues of the contest are notified as follows:

I. Organizational structure

Host: Xiamen Municipal People's Government

Organizer: Organizing Committee of Xiamen International Animation Festival

Co-organizer: Xiamen Association of Animation and Gaming Industry

Sponsors: Xiamen Youlaibo Network Science and Technology Co., Ltd

Beijing Babie Times Science and Technology Co., Ltd

Zhuhai Huanju Huyu Science and Technology Co., Ltd

Feiyu Science and Technology International Co., Ltd

Inno Angel Foundation

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. (Japan)

II. Schedule

Solicited articles and detailed regulations of the contest at the end of August 2018

Register of domestic and foreign candidates for the contest from Sept. 1 to Oct. 21, 2018

Evaluation of candidates from October 22 to early November, 2018

Publicizing of award-winning works in November 2018 (the schedule of the Festival shall prevail if different)

III. Requirements on enlisted works

1. There is no limit on the theme, type and playing mode of the enlisted work provided but it must be original. In case of collective works, an approval must be acquired from the primary creators.

2. The name, subject, image, text and playing mode of the enlisted work must conform to Chinese laws, regulations and code of ethics without porn, violence, bloody, crime-inducing and politically implicit information.

IV. Awards

2018 (11th Session) Xiamen International Animation Festival: Golden Dolphin "Create the Future" Game Development Contest includes two categories of awards, i.e. "Best Games" and "Best Gaming Solutions". Developed gaming products and gaming plans will be solicited for the two award categories respectively. Each category of awards has a total prize money of 500,000 Yuan.

The "Best Games" category has three grand awards, i.e. golden, silver and cooper awards, along with the unit awards of art and programming, specifically including:

Awards Prize money Number of winners

Golden award of Best Games 90,000 Yuan 1

Silver award of Best Games 70,000 Yuan 1

Bronze award of Best Games 40,000 Yuan 1

Best Game Programming Award 20,000 Yuan 5

Best Game Art Award 20,000 Yuan 5

Table: Schedule of Awards in Best Games Category

The "Best Gaming Solutions" category has the following award:

Awards Prize money Number of winners

Best Gaming Solution 20,000 Yuan 5

Notes:

1. The award winner will receive a trophy, a certificate and prize money of the Contest. Relevant personal income taxes relating to the prize money will be withheld by the Organizing Committee of Xiamen International Animation Festival.

2. Other than the prize money, the award-winning products and teams will also receive the promotional and publicity resources from the sponsors in a commercial value of at least 10 million Yuan. The sponsors and the award winners will communicate and determine the details thereof after the Contest.

V. Requirements on submittals

1. Application form: download an application form via the official website of Golden Dolphin International Animation Festival (website: www.cybersousa.org) and have it filled, sealed or signed.

2. Work description document: specify the name, development system, operating platform, profile (type, playing mode and story of the game) and development team of the game in 500 to 800 characters.

3. Requirements on enlisted works

Best Games category:

(1) Game installation package: fully functional and playable, at least including core playing mode of the game

(2) Game videos: being able to fully display the core playing mode and interaction mode of the game

(3) Game pictures: original images, snapshots and other pictorial materials to clearly demonstrate the game’s subject.

Best Gaming Solution category:

(1) Submit the gaming solution (in PPT or Word)

How to submit the works: send it by email directly or upload it onto the net disk and send the net disk link with extraction passwords to the designated email account, indicating "Golden Dolphin submittals + name of work"; or mail a USB disk to the designated address in a parcel, indicating "Golden Dolphin submittals + name of work".

5. A completely filled and signed (or sealed) application form is the prerequisite for valid registration. Please send it before 23:59 October 21, 2018.

VI. Jury

1. The jury of the formal contest will comprise at least 10 professional judges, including at least 2 overseas judges.

2. If the contestant and the member of the jury have any type of special relationship, such member shall be forbidden to evaluate the work of the contestant.

3. The jury members shall jointly negotiate on and establish the evaluation procedures and standards of the award.

4. The jury will select the award-winning works and determine the list of awardees.

VII. Evaluation rules

1. Evaluation rules of "Best Games" category

1) The jury will score the enlisted works in terms of creativity, playing mode, art & image, story-telling and general experience.

2) The golden, silver and bronze awards will be determined in the order of the general score. If two works have the same score, the jury will make a final decision through voting.

3) The Best Game Art Award and Best Game Programming Award will be determined in preferential consideration of relevant item scores of the works and with reference to the general experience. The jury will discuss and make a final decision based on the scores of relevant evaluation items.

2. Evaluation rules of "Best Gaming Solution" category

1) The jury will score the enlisted works in terms of creativity, playing mode, analysis of target market and business mode.

2) The works will be ranked in the order of the general score. If two works have the same score, the jury will make a final decision through voting.

VIII. Copyright

1. Each contestant shall be the author or legal owner of the work. In case of a collective work, the contestant shall provide a written guarantee to the legal ownership of the work. If such a written guarantee is not available, the work shall be enlisted in the name of the owner.

2. All registered contestants shall be deemed to have authorized the Organizing Committee of Xiamen International Animation Festival to publicize and display the enlisted works (in full or in part) for non-commercial purposes.

IX. Award-giving

1. The award-giving ceremony and the news release will be collectively held by the Organizing Committee.

2. The award-giving ceremony is scheduled on November 15, 2018.

3. If the author of an award-winning work is an individual, the author must attend the award-giving ceremony personally; if the author is a group, the representative of the primary creators must attend the ceremony personally; if the author is an enterprise, the enterprise must dispatch its vice general manager or higher-level management to attend the ceremony. The award winners need to attend the special event for introduction of their work.

4. The organizing committee will arrange a media interview upon approval of the award winner.

X. Legal issues

1. All contestants shall be legal owners of the enlisted work who enjoy the copyright and bear the corresponding legal responsibilities. The contestants shall separately bear all losses and liabilities arising from any claims against the enlisted work and indemnify the losses of the Organizing Committee if such claims thereto generate severe impacts on and bring losses.

2. The author shall enjoy the copyright of the work. However, the Organizing Committee has the right to show and play the enlisted works on relevant media during the contest.

3. The Organizing Committee does not restrict the contestant to attend any similar contest or relevant commercial activity beyond the period of this contest. However, the contestant shall bear all consequences arising from any conflict with the rules of other competition organizers or relevant organs.

4. All contestants who submit application form will be deemed to have unconditionally accepted the Organizing Committee's regulations. All disputes shall be submitted to Xiamen Arbitration Committee for settlement through arbitration.

XI. Supplementary provisions

1. The detailed rules of the contest and other relevant regulations will be released by the Organizing Committee via the official website of Xiamen International Animation Festival at www.cybersousa.org.

2. The detailed rules shall take effect on the date of release.

3. The Organizing Committee of Xiamen International Animation Festival shall enjoy final rights to interpret the detailed rules.

XII. Contact info

Address: Secretariat of Xiamen Association of Animation and Gaming Industry, 4/F, Complex, No. 33, Guanri Road, Xiamen Software Park, Fujian Province, China

Postcode: 361008

Tel: +86-(0)592-5194810

Email: 270094058@qq.com

Office of the Organizing Committee of Xiamen International Animation Festival

August 31, 2018

Send Application Form to this E-mail: info@cybersousa.info