Nesta seeks game developer for Longitude Prize
The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta) is seeking a games developer to work with them to make a great game for the Longitude Prize which highlights an important issue we all face - antibiotic resistance. The Longitude Prize is a five year challenge with a £10 million prize fund aiming to conserve antibiotics for future generations, which would revolutionise global healthcare. It commemorates the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act of 1714, the first British challenge prize, to determine longitude at sea. Last year, with the support of the BBC and Amazon, the public decided the focus of the new Longitude Prize to be antibiotic resistance.
The 5 year race began in November 2014 to develop a point-of-care test that will identify when antibiotics are needed and, if they are, which ones to use. The Longitude Prize is the largest UK challenge Prize and the first prize of its kind to be determined through a public vote. It is being developed and delivered by Nesta with Innovate UK as funding partner.
Games are a great way to engage people and this is a strong opportunity to show the creative and interesting ways in which our medium can help to bring awareness of this key issue (and giving players them some fun at the same time!) Pitches are welcome from any games development studio who thinks that they can make a great game on this theme - contact us to chat more about the scope (via link the link below). Deadline for pitches is 14th December, so you'll need to get thinking fast if you want to submit some ideas!