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TIGA and The Barbican team up for indie competition

Devs given the chance to showcase their game at Game On 2.0 exhibition later this year
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Barbican International Enterprises is partnering with UK games trade body TIGA to give indie devs the chance to grab a spot a major exhibition.

The Barbican is curating Game On 2.0 at Newcastle's Centre for Life, an exhibition that will explore the history of video games – from 1962 to the present day. It will be held between May and November and is expected to attract 100,000 attendees overall.

TIGA and the Barbican are running a free competition that will give five UK indie devs the chance to showcase their titles as part of Game On 2.0. There are five categories – Best multiplayer game, Best Oculus Rift experience, Best educational game, Best mobile/tablet game and Best PC game – with the winner of each earning a place in the exhibition.

The winners will be selected by a panel of judges, including Team17 boss Debbie Bestwick, Rebellion co-founder Chris Kingsley, Marmalade CEO and BAFTA Games Committee chair Harvey Elliott, The Guardian's Keith Stuart, Barbican exhibition manager Patrick Moran and Norwich University's Marie-Claire Isaaman.

To enter, indie devs simply need to send a copy of their game, 250 words on why it should be featured and a two-minute video of the title in action to gameonexhibitiojn@barbican.org.uk. The deadline is midnight on February 28th, 2015.

Find out more at TIGA's website.

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