- Following the example of Slamdance, which has obviously had a whole bunch of fallout from the controversy over its judging/deselection choices, looks like another film festival is trying to jump on the gamefest bandwagon - albeit from a horror and sci-fi angle: "Horror and Science Fiction gamers and developers have something to howl about now that the Eerie Horror Film Festival has added a game competition to their annual search for dark themed films and screenplays from around the world."

What ho? "Established in order to encourage the development and growth of horror, science fiction and mystery themes within the gaming industry, the Eerie Horror Film Festival is proud to be one of the first of its kind to offer such an opportunity to game designers, developers and conceptual artists. Amateurs and pros alike can enter the competition though some categories, like “Game Concept”, “Character Development” and “Environment Design” require no knowledge of game development what so ever.... Original scripts, artwork, drawings, descriptions of characters, as well as fully functional games, will be accepted into the competition this season."

It's revealed of the game competition for the fourth Annual Eerie Horror Film Festival, which takes place at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, Pennsylvania, October 10 – 14, 2007, and offers five days of independent films, special celebrity guests and thousands of attendees: "Awards will be offered to the winners in several categories and will be judged on originality, concept, detail and entertainment value.... The competition is open to an international audience with a special discount for students ages 10 – 17. Deadline for the Video Game Competition is September 1, 2007." Limiting entries to horror and sci-fi is a little bit odd, but who knows - it might be genretastic fun?