NextArcade Student Showcase Announced

TLC Industries (www.tlcind.com) and Full Sail Real World Education (www.fullsail.com) announced the opening of the NextArcade Student Showcase (www.nextarcade.com). The site is designed to bring public exposure to creative works being created by top student developers. Participating schools include Full Sail Real World Education and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Some of the hottest new games are coming from the minds of student developers, says James Hills, marketing director for TLC Industries. Games like Katamari Damacy are a perfect example of this we know there are many others that if given proper exposure can succeed as well.

The NextArcade Student Showcase will be on display at the Full Sail Real World Education booth, #854 at Game Developers Conference, March 9-11, 2005, in San Francisco.

For additional information about NextArcade, NextArcade Student Showcase and TLC Industries, or if you are a game developer interested in distributing your game through NextArcade, contact James Hills at jamesh@tlcind.com or call 847-534-5120.

NextArcade was designed from the ground up to bring the true excitement of arcade gaming to the home user. TLC Industries, Inc. designed the fully integrated system to streamline the process of downloading, purchasing and playing games in the home. The companys goal is to recall the golden days of the arcade world when all gamers needed to do was have fun by playing games and competing with other players.

Founded in 1985, TLC Industries Inc. is a gaming industry leader. The companys nearly 20 years of business also includes experience working with other leaders including Sega, Konami, Namco, Capcom and fellow Chicago-area companies Midway and Incredible Technologies.

Full Sail Real World Education has been a leader in entertainment education since 1979. Their goal is to educate students in a real-world environment that will give them the skills to help them excel in the entertainment industry. This is accomplished by employing industry-experienced instructors and exposing students to current technology and industry techniques. Full Sail provides multiple degrees for creative minds including a Bachelors of Science in Game Design & Development, and Associate degrees in Computer Animation and Digital Media.

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