This year's Make Something Unreal Live
is a competition 'open to teams of six to 10 members consisting of current full-time university students.' The grand prize of full Unreal engine licences tasks entrants with making something from scratch using the Unreal engine, with the theme of 'Our Mendelian inheritance: genetics and genomics.' The full brief is here
. The reason for this theme is that the competition is now backed by The Wellcome Trust
, the charitable foundation which promotes scientific ambition in the UK and around the world. Wellcome's Dr. Daniel Glaser said of the alliance with Epic: 'The Wellcome Trust is committed to using games and gaming culture as a means of engaging people with science, working to network the talent and knowledge of scientists and developers and offering a range of funding schemes.'
Science and games, together again: that's an inter-disciplinary fist-bump, right there.