[UPDATE: We had mentioned incorrect dates and venues for the orientation programs. We have corrected them. Thanks @slackerninja for the tip-off.]
The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) gaming forum and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable development (MGIEP) are partnering in India to help studios and game developers across the country.
The NASSCOM gaming forum will organize orientation programs in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai on Sep 18, 19 and Oct 1 respectively. This is a great initiative to help game developers across India to be recognized and also help them in their game development.
After the orientation, the studios and game developers will be given a month to develop a working prototype for a game to be pitched to the jury at the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2014. Selected game developers / studios can get funding for their game ranging from $16,550 to $33,000 (Rs. 10,07,000 to 2,00,800 approx.). UNESCO will also help the selected game developers / studios to publish the game.
The orientation programs will be held at the following venues:
Bangalore, Sep 18 (3PM to 5PM): Dhruva Interactive, 276/90/k, 18th cross road, HSR Layout, 3rd sector, Sector 3, HSR Layout
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (3PM to 5PM): NASSCOM, Maximus Towers 2B, Raheja Mindspace, Hi Tech City
Mumbai, Oct. 1: Location and time not yet announced