Indie Game Challenge

About IGC
Indie Game Challenge Mission
Our mission is to support the independent games movement by providing aspiring game developers
the opportunity to showcase their skills, break into the game business, and launch their careers to
the next level.
Indie Game Challenge Founders
About GameStop Corp.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the
world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,244 retail
stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates an e-commerce site,,
and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication.
GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video
game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment
software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can
be obtained at the company's corporate website:

Media Inquiries:
Wendy Dominguez
GameStop Corp.

About The Academy of Interactive Arts and Science
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) was founded in 1996 as a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts. The Academy's
mission is to promote and advance common interests in the worldwide interactive entertainment
community; recognize outstanding achievements in the interactive arts and sciences; and conduct an
annual awards show (Interactive Achievement Awards) to enhance awareness of the interactive art
form. The Academy also strives to provide a voice for individuals in the interactive entertainment
community. More information can be found at

Media Inquiries:
Debby Chen
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
818-876-0826 ext. 206

About The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University
The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University is the premier graduate video game education
program in the US. Many of the school's founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by
industry veterans. In six years, the program has graduated over 300 students, and alums work at
more than 80 video game studios around the world, with several graduates now serving in leadership
positions. SMU offers both a Master's degree and a graduate Professional Certificate of Interactive
Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in art creation, level design, and
software development. For more information, please visit

Media Inquiries:
Ron Jenkins
The Guildhall at SMU
972.473.3546 (office)

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