Unity Technologies announced a deadline extension for its Mobile Generation Education Project, a campaign that aims to equip selected academic institutions with multiplatform Unity development technology.
The project seeks applications from university instructors who wish to incorporate mobile and tablet PC development in a game design curriculum. The application for entry is September 30th.
20 winning applicants will receive a free copy of Unity Pro for Android and a Google Nexus One phone, and will advance to the next round of judging. Participating instructors must then submit a proposal for a full-semester mobile games curriculum, including example lectures.
Three chosen winners will receive 20 Unity Pro licenses and 20 Google Nexus One phones for use in a proposed game development curriculum.
Unity notes that a number of game development programs across the United States have adopted Unity technology, including Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Carnegie Mellon University.
"The pace of game/application development is so rapid that it's almost impossible for educators to keep up on their own," said Davey Jackson, Educational Outreach Director for Unity Technologies. "We believe it's crucial to work closely with educators to provide them with technology and expertise to help them structure courses that will teach their students the skills necessary to begin a successful career in the games industry of tomorrow."