Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit to challenge creators in August

For many of us, imagined adventures with toys are short-lived and typically concluded with 20-minute, WWE-esque brawls between TMNT's Raphael, G.I. Joe and Fashion Model Barbie. The more creative types among us have a knack for crafting tales from a box of ho-hum, mismatched toys, and we imagine they're the sort of people Disney will bring to its Toy Box Summit.

Hosted by Disney Infinity developer Avalanche Software, the Toy Box Summit will run August 15-17 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and host a competition between the highest-rated content makers from Infinity's create-an-adventure Toy Box mode. The best work showcased at the Summit will be "leveraged" during the launch of Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes.

Those that aren't directly invited aren't totally shut out from the event though – Disney will also run a video contest challenging fans to showcase their favorite Disney movie through Infinity's Toy Box mode. Contest Fan Kits will be distributed to participants, and though it's unclear how entrants obtain them, they will include "approved music, graphics, and game capture tutorials." Three winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to join the Toy Box Summit, with 10 runners up getting a consolatory Captain America figurine for Marvel Super Heroes.

Interested directors will submit videos to the Disney Infinity website, but the site's related post for the Toy Box Summit states that more will be revealed about the competition "in the coming weeks." In the meantime, it wouldn't hurt to brainstorm pitches for your envisioned hybrid of Disney characters with the WWE universe.
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Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit

AVALANCHE SOFTWARE TO HOST TOP DISNEY INFINITY TOY BOX CREATORS THIS AUGUST

Today, Disney Interactive announced that the first-ever Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit will be held August 15-17 at Avalanche Software in Salt Lake City, Utah. This fan appreciation event will pit top Toy Box creative artists from around the world to partake in a super-powered Toy Box competition. The best creations will then be leveraged during the game's fall launch. In addition, the summit will also feature:

· Five of the recently Avalanche-hired Associate Community Level Designers including "CRAZYBYNICK" to act as mentors. They will be offering tips to the newly picked artists on how to create the best Toy Boxes.

· Panels and roundtable feedback sessions with the developers

· Exclusive hands-on preview of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes

· Tour of the studio

· Keynote addresses from Disney Infinity executives

· Live streaming webcast for public to attend in real time


Since the game's August 2013 launch, Disney Infinity's community of players has created thousands of Toy Boxes, driving more than 12 million Toy Box downloads. Each week, users are tasked to create a themed Toy Box. The "Disney Infinity Toy Box TV: The Official Weekly Web Show" then compiles the top 5 Toy Boxes for players to download. These competitions have helped Disney identify the top Toy Box artists who are being invited to participate in this year's event.

In addition to Disney Interactive hand picking artists to participate, three aspiring attendees will have the chance to join through Disney Infinity's first ever video contest. Fans will be tasked to create a video that celebrates their favorite Disney movie using the Disney Infinity Toy Box. Disney will provide a Contest Fan Kit including approved music, graphics, and game capture tutorials to help increase the quality of video content created. Winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the summit and 10 additional runners up will receive a Captain America Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Figure. Video entries will be submitted via the Disney Infinity website and moderated by Guest Experience.

About Disney Infinity
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes features more than 20 new interactive figures from across the Marvel universe, original storylines penned with the help of award-wining Marvel comic writer Brian Michael Bendis, and an all-new Toy Box mode that makes it easier for players to create and share their one-of-a-kind levels and mini-games with family and friends. In addition, all characters and power discs from last year's release of Disney Infinity will be compatible with the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box.

The game is being developed by Avalanche Software and is rated E-10+ by the ESRB. For additional information, please visit www.disney.com/Infinity and youtube.com/disneyinfinity, join the Disney Infinity Facebook Community (Facebook.com/disneyinfinity) and Google+ community (https://plus.google.com/+DisneyInfinity), and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/disneyinfinity) and Instagram (instagram.com/disneyinfinity).

This article was originally published on Joystiq.