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

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 Chibi Phoenix – an international game studio for manga games – we are giving you the opportunity to receive a scholarship to study at ARC Academy.

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 winner will receive a scholarship in amount of 50% of the fee for the first year of study in one of the programs Game Design, Concept Art, or 3D Art

Here you can find full information about the competition and a form for submitting your assignment.

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.

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 are waiting for your tasks until April 6 at 23:59! Break a leg!