Nintendo – Recruiting students for Nintendo Game Seminar 2013 – 8 month at-home group project for future game creators
Nintendo started recruiting students for the Nintendo Game Seminar 2013. It is intended for university/graduate/college/technical college students living in areas around Tokyo or Osaka as of April 2013. This process and seminar is in Japanese.
The seminar is for a period of 8 months and is an in-home style seminar where participants take a class once a week and work on projects at home. Presentations and other big events will take place in Nintendo’s headquarters office or Tokyo/Osaka branches. Students will work on software development in a group of about 6 people and then at the end of the seminar term each group will give a presentation on their software.
The process is competitive. It starts by submitting an entry form online. Those who pass this must survive 2 rounds of interviews and an examination to become one of about only 12 students for each area (Tokyo or Osaka areas). At the time of submitting the online entry form, applicants must choose one of 3 categories: Program, Graphic, and Sound.
Nintendo will provide support regarding game creating knowledge, environment, and expenses, so for young students who have ambitions to become game creators, this seminar will be a great opportunity.
Application period: May 13 – June 2