Sony supports developers with PlayStation C.A.M.P
Successor to Game Yarouze! program kicks off in October
Sony Computer Entertainment's Game Yarouze amateur development support program is undergoing somewhat of a transformation this year. The company announced today the PlayStation C.A.M.P! program, a new program that will give aspiring developers a chance to make a fully backed game.
The program will kick off on October 1 as Sony begins accepting submissions from the general public. Anything goes as far as submissions are concerned, including game design docs, scenario scripts, programming samples, and graphic design productions.
A panel of judges consisting of Sony employees and video game magazine editors will pick the best submissions and schedule interviews with their creators. Those who pass three rounds of interviews will get a contract with Sony and end up in a Tokyo studio working with their fellow campers to plan a game. It's possible that this plan will be turned into an actual product.
Anyone 18-and up can make submissions regardless of gender, nationality or experience, although Sony is imposing a limit of one submission per person and requiring that all submitters have a Japanese address.
For specifics on the submission process, see the [a href=http://www.playstationcamp.com/]PlayStation C.A.M.P! official site[/a].
PlayStation C.A.M.P!'s predecessor, Game Yarouze! was held from 1995 to 1999 and again in 2006. That program originally resulted in titles like XI and Dokodemo Issyo. The 2006 incarnation resulted in recent releases like Echochrome and Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida.