Power UP competition for Windows 8 Game Developers


Microsoft has launched a developer contest called 'Power Up'. The competition is aimed at UK Inide Developers who want to develop and
publish awesome games for Windows 8.  

If you are using .Net or 3rd Party Frameworks like GameSalad, GameMaker, Construct2 or if your an existing developer using XNA today to develop Xbox Indie titles why not port your existing titles or create a new ones for the Windows 8 “Power Up” competition and be in with a chance to win some “money can’t buy” prizes.  

We have worked with MonoGame in the UK recently at a University hack to port existing XNA games to Win8 RT and then develop those games to be published in the Windows 8 Store.  You can read more details here.

If you’re the winner of ‘Power Up’ you will win some amazing prize, including a free PR campaign, mentoring with industry leaders drawn from
the Boards of UKIE and TIGA and a commercial trailer for your awesome Windows 8 game app. You simply need to ensure game is published in the UK Windows 8 Store before December 14th.  Full entry details, terms and conditions can be found at www.ubelly.com/gaming

Prizes range from free PR for a month, mentoring by industry veterans, Nokia smartphones, Visa Gift Cards from YoYo Games to name but a few.

The competition is open now and you have until December 14th, 2012 to enter. To be in with the chance of winning one of our fantastic prizes, after
successfully submitting your app to the UK Windows 8 store, follow the steps
below to enter the competition.

Send the following details to Andrew Webber, UK Marketing Lead for Indie Game App Builders at andrew@microsoft.com

  • Your name
  • Studio Name
  • Email Address and Phone
  • Name of the Game App
  • Include a copy of your Store Certification email for the App you are submitting.

There is no limit to the number of entries, all entries need to be received by 11.59PM GMT 14th December 2012.

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