Let's face it, your March Madness bracket is toast - and any hope of winning that pool is lost. But there's a better way to make some extra cash, have a bit of fun, and get bragging rights by having your casual game appear in the Windows 8 store – the Gr8 St8 Student App-a-thon.
This is the last weekend of the Windows 8 App Madness Challenge! If you're a student 16 or older at an accredited US educational institution, you're eligible to get a $100 Visa card for each of up to FIVE applications that are submitted and accepted in the Windows 8 Store by Thursday, April 11.
Since it can take a few days for submissions to hit the store, THIS WEEKEND’s event is a great opportunity to get on board and crank out those games and apps!
There is no barrier to entry:
- the tools are FREE: we're using Scirra Construct 2 in conjunction with Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8.
- the Windows 8 Store account is FREE (via your DreamSpark benefits - see instructions on Edwin Guarin's blog)
- the learning curve is minimal, no programming skills required, and we have several nifty game templates ready for use – check out how my colleague Maria got her app into the store while she was sleeping!
The only thing missing is you and your creativity. And to make it even more fun (and lucrative), we're hosting an on-line App-a-Thon this Saturday, April 6th, to inspire, instruct, and assist you on your way to becoming a certified mobile application publisher! All on-line participants even get entered into a raffle to win an X-Box!
You've got nothing to lose and $500 to gain.
Not a student? There's something for you too! You're not eligible for the App Madness Challenge; however, you may be eligible for our Keep the Cash promotion in which you can accumulate up to $2000 through the end of June ($100 for up to 10 apps published in the Windows Store and another $1000 for up to 10 apps published in the Windows Phone Store). Join in the fun this weekend and learn how!