VFS Game Design Scholarships Deadline is February 29th

The application deadline for Vancouver Film School’s 2012 Game design program is occurring on February 29th. G4Tech TV, Annex Pro, Radical, Slant Six Games, and Microsoft/BigPark are offering scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 to help students achieve their Game industry dreams. The program covers everything from programming and 3D animation to interactive storytelling and professional networking. The Application kit for these and the Women in Games scholarships can be found here at http://gamedesignexpo.com/scholarships/.

Source: VFS Blog.

Sakura-Con Releases 15th anniversary plush

2012 marks Sakura-con’s 15th anniversary, and they’ve decided to mark the occasion by releasing a commemorative plush! Hokusai the Narwhal is designed by Speckled Owl Studio and is based on this year’s winning Mascot design. This huggable Jedi of the Sea will be available at the Sakura-con Merchandise Booth on the 4th floor of the Washington Convention Center.  A heftier version of the plush will be auctioned off over the course of the convention with all proceeds benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Source: Sakura-Con

Xbox Live Indie Games Coming to Windows Phone, Sort of.

To promote Indie games on Xbox Live Arcade, a group of independent game developers have taken matters into their own hands. They’re releasing an app called XBLIG Companion, which scours the RSS feed from XboxIndies.com. Users can then use the phone’s integration with Xbox 360 to buy and download the games to their console. Kudos to the developers for showing initiative, but with the way Microsoft has been treating the indie channel, it might be a better idea just to develop for Windows phone 7 directly.


Source: SlashGear.