We are guessing that you probably play video games and watch movies, but did you know that British Columbia is home to some of the world’s most well-known video game, animation and visual effects companies employing thousands of people with all types of different skillsets and talents? Have you ever thought that a career in creative tech might be something you’re interested in?
DigiMusic 2019 is a competition that gives you a small taste of what it’s like to combine creativity and technology, as we challenge you to compose music for one or more short clips of video games and animated movies that are being created right here in BC. We will accept entries from individual composers (students) as well as entries from groups of up to four composers working together. The competition will run fromApril 2-May 14, 2019 after which an expert panel of digital media and music industry experts will assess the entries received, and award a range of prizes to both composers and their schools.
DigiMusic 2019 Winners
Project Eagle is an interactive art demo created as a collaboration between Vancouver's Blackbird Interactiveand NASA to help us imagine what life could be like on Mars. Blackbird's stellar track record in creating space exploration games such as the classic Homeworld series meant that they were ideal partners for NASA for this project. Can you compose music that evokes the feeling of life on Mars?
1st Place (tie)
KALA is a team of four grade 11 students from Sentinel High School in West Vancouver.
1st Place (tie)
Plain Oats is a grade 12 student from Esquimalt High School in Victoria, BC.
Dauntless is a co-operative action RPG for PC that launched on May 21 and was created by our friends at Phoenix Labs, an 80+ person studio based in Burnaby. Battle ferocious Behemoths, craft powerful weapons and forge your legend in the Shattered Isles. This first clip portrays the lush, expansive universe in which the game is set. Can you write music to suit?
FR is a grade 8 student from Templeton Secondary School in Vancouver, BC.
NG is a grade 12 student from Walnut Grove Secondary School in Langley, BC.
Who doesn't know the FIFAseries, one of the most successful game franchises in history? Did you know it was made right here in BC at Electronic Arts Vancouver? Try your hand at composing music for a trailer that showcases this state-of-the-art game.
The Salmo Slugs are a team of three grade 8 students from Salmo Secondary School in Salmo, BC.