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Win a partial scholarship to study at ARC Academy

Start: March 16, 2023

End: April 6, 2023

Requirements: Strong motivation and desire to acquire new skills

Level: No previous work experience is required

Announcement of the winner: 19.06.2022 on the Graduation day at ARC Academy

Special partner: Chibi Phoenix

The contest

At ARC Academy, we strive to help young talent enter the gaming industry. Our speakers are professionals from video game studios ready to pass on their expertise to the next generation of creators. Thanks to our partnerships with companies in the sector, we give you the opportunity to win a scholarship for our Concept art, 3D Art, or Game Design programs. What do you need to do? Choose one of the three tasks below and prove that you deserve to win through your motivation, talent, energy, and skills.

The prize

The winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of 50% of the fee for the first year of study in one of the programs Game Design, Concept Art, or 3D Art. The scholarship is provided by our partner Chibi Phoenix – an international game studio specializing in manga games.

The programs

The two-year Game Design, Concept Art, and 3D Art programs aim to prepare young talents for professional realization in the game industry. Participants in the programs go through every aspect of creating a video game. When applying to ARC Academy, each student chooses one of the three programs in which they want to develop professionally based on their skills and aspirations.

Enter the Competition

The story

On the abundant exoplanet of Dagon live the Dagons – beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet’s environment is poisonous for humans, human-Dagon hybrids must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Dagon. You, a paralyzed former policeman/policewoman, become mobile again through such a hybrid and fall in love with a Dagon woman/man. As the bond with her/him grows, you are drawn into a battle for the survival of her/his world.

Win a partial scholarship to study at ARC Academy with Chibi Phoenix
Win a partial scholarship to study at ARC Academy with Chibi Phoenix

The assignment

Choose one of the three assignments based on your will to develop in one of the categories:

Game Design:

Develop the game as a MMO open-world. 

The document we expect must contain:

  • Summary (max ½ page)
  • Describe the main character and story (max ½ page) 
  • 2 game mechanics (max 1 page)
  • List all the elements of the game: items, enemies, weapons, etc. (max 1 page)
  • Example of a place/zone in the game
  • Conditions for winning or losing the game (max 2 pages)
  • Optional: How can the game be scaled with more story or gameplay in the future? (max 1 page)

Concept Art

Show us how your imagination and conceptual thinking work – draw the world’s main character and/or landscape.

3D Art

Show us the main character and/or the landscape of the said world in 3D. Don’t restrict yourself to illustrations. You can use clay, stop-motion, or something else, which would represent your idea in the best way.


We know that deadlines are a great motivator to do your best. So we give you 3 weeks to work on your assignment. The deadline for submitting the assignment is 23:59 on April 6, 2023.

The jury will have one week to review all applications and select a winner. We will announce who he/she is on April 14.


We realize that evaluating creative tasks is very responsible. For this reason, the jury consists of professionals with many years of experience in the game industry who can recognize the potential for development in game design, concept art, and 3D art.