Microsoft Tempts Game Developers with Prizes
Microsoft kicked off its 'Dream-Build-Play' contest at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, offering $10,000 and the opportunity to have their game published in the Xbox Live Arcade to one lucky developer. While the grand prize is the money and distribution of the game, over $40,000 worth of prizes will be given out to 20 winners in total.
Microsoft, Alienware, AMD, Autodesk, and Softimage have all offered prizes for contest winners, the company said in a statement. To participate, the developer must use either Microsoft's XNA Game Studio Express, or the third-party GarageGames Torque X platform. Submissions are due by July 2, and a winner will be announced August 13 at Microsoft Gamefest 2007.