Unity holding $100,000 Windows 8-Windows Phone 8 game development contest

Earlier today, Unity announced that the latest version of their free game development tools, Unity 4.2, finally adds official support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. In another related announcement, Unity has launched a new game development contest in a partnership with Microsoft.

The contest page has the details, which reveals that it has a total prize pool of over $100,000. The grand prize is $30,000 for the best Unity game made for Windows 8/RT, with another $30,000 for the best Windows Phone 8 Unity game. Each platform also have second and third place prize of $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.

The contest also has several honorable mention categories which are as follows:

  • Best New Game Content
  • Best Port of an Existing Game
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best use of native features
  • Best Use of Live Tiles

The developers who win in these categories will receive a free a Unity Pro license with a Windows Store Pro publishing add-on.

Developers who have already made Unity-based games for other platforms can port them to the new Windows platforms and submit them into the contest. There is a limit of 10 entries per person. The deadline for the entering the contest is September 30th.

Source: Unity | Image via Unity

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