Student Showcase Finalists Selected for SXSW Gaming 2017

Student Showcase

SXSW Gaming has selected its finalists for the inaugural Student Showcase presented by The Art Institutes, which takes place at the SXSW Gaming Expo from March 16 – 18.

With 50 entries from top students and leading programs from around the world, SXSW Gaming staff tested each and every game to determine which would be present for the first-ever Student Showcase.

Of these great entries, only 10 finalists were selected for the 2017 SXSW Gaming Conference & Festival:

  1. Arrow Heads – OddBird Studios / Sheridan College

  2. Awkward Dimensions Redux – StevenHarmonGames / Denver School of the Arts

  3. Blink – nextReality Games / Southern Methodist3.

  4. Come Back Home – Bowling Green State University

  5. Epitaph – NYU Game Center

  6. From Ashes – Cinco de Maya / Art Institute of Phoenix

  7. Grassdancer – Sugarscape Games / USC

  8. Intruders: Hide & Seek – Tessera Studios / U-Tad

  9. Lily – Colors of Santa Luz – ISART DIGITAL

  10. You Must be 18 Years or Older to Enter – Seemingly Pointless / USC & Ohio University

The Student Showcase is one of the newest additions to the Gaming Expo, and we’re proud to feature these amazing student projects in this year’s showcase.

Interested in testing these up-and-coming game titles yourself?

Purchase your Gaming wristband today, and experience the Student Showcase along with dozens of other special events and activations at SXSW Gaming from March 16 – 18, 2017!

Student Showcase – Photo by Lisa Hause

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Estevan Aviles

Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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