MS kicks off game coder compo
$40k up for grabs
Microsoft has started to take registrations for its annual Dream Build Play Challenge, a contest for indie game developers to showcase their skills with the chance to win big.
The Dream.Build.Play 2011 Challenge is open to any Xbox 360 projects built with XNA Game Studio 4.0, a platform which can also be used to develop games for Windows PCs and Windows Phones.
Each entry will be judged on how creative and unique it is, as well as how well it's produced and how fun it is to play. Four developers will walk away with tidy sums of cash and the opportunity to win an Xbox Live Arcade publishing contract. The grand prize is $40,000.
Previous winners include Beat Hazard, CarneyVale Showtime and Weapon of Choice, all of which went on to become top sellers on Xbox Live Indie Games.
Er.. this is not a new thing. It's a yearly competition and it's been running ever since XNA 1.0 launched.
You must be confused.
Well sort of
That would be a pretty fair statement if this contest hadn't run for a couple years already. Oh hell. I think I just fed the troll.
I wasn't trolling as I actually write software for Windows Phone 7 devices and I'm not interested in doing so for the Xbox 360.
Here is the misleading part which you failed you quote:
"is open to any projects built with XNA Game Studio 4.0."
Since it's actually only open to projects built with XNA Game Studio for the Xbox 360 it's misleading.
Given that the text in the article has been updated to:
"... is open to any Xbox 360 projects built with XNA Game Studio 4.0, a platform which can also be used to develop games for Windows PCs and Windows Phones" I'd say the author, or whoever changed it agreed with me.
Now who's the troll???