Microsoft holds UK Windows 8 game development contest

Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft was holding a Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app developer contest designed for the creation of apps that are being made for the good of all mankind. Today, Microsoft announced yet another Windows 8 app creation contest, but this one is designed for apps made just for fun.

A post on the Microsoft UK Faculty Connection blog reveals the details of the Windows 8 “Power Up” Game Apps Competition. This new event is being designed specifically for indie game creators working in the UK. Developers who qualify can submit their Windows 8 game to the Windows Store and then enter the contest itself from now until December 14th.

The teams that created the top 10 games, as judged by Microsoft, will be invited to a ceremony in London in January, where the grand prize winner will be announced. The winning team will get a £500 Visa gift card and some other prizes, including mentoring from UK game developers such as Eidos' co-founder Ian Livingstone.

Other prizes include a new Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone, a trailer for the winning game created by The Trailer Farm and a free month of PR for the game from Train2Game.

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