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For U.S. Residents: YoYo Games to Host WINDOWS App-a-thon April 13-14

Posted on 2 April 2013

Calling all game makers!

We're giving away $10,000 and FREE software

For two days, we're giving developers in the U.S. the perfect opportunity to update their games for the growing Windows 8 and Windows Phone platforms.

If you send usscreenshot of the contents of your APPX or XAP file by the end of the App-a-thon on 4/14, we will send you a code for a year’s free subscription to the respective stores!

Want to submit to both the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store? Send us a screenshot for each file and we’ll give you codes for both stores!

Ready for the best part? The first 20 GameMaker: Studio™ developers who submit ANY combination of TWO Windows 8 or Windows Phone apps and send us their WindowsIDs are eligible to receive a $500 Visa gift card!*

Plus – you can also snag free software! If you update and publish your game app to the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store by May 7th, you'll be eligible to receive a FREE Windows 8 Pro upgrade.** Use your App-a-thon account promo code and the free, 90-day trial version of Windows 8, and you can publish your game without spending a single dime.

Still not sure if you're ready to update your game? Relax. We've got your back. GameMaker: Studio and Windows 8 and Windows Phone experts will be available throughout the App-a-thon to answer your questions and lend a helping hand. You can also review our online resources and video presentations to learn how to update and publish your game.

Need to upgrade your GameMaker license for Windows Phone 8 export? From April 2nd to April 15th we're reducing the Windows Phone 8 export license upgrade from $199 to $99.

* Your game or app must pass store certification and be available in the Windows Phone Store by May 7th, 2013 in order to receive your $500 Visa gift card.

** Your game or app must pass store certification and be available in the Windows Phone Store by May 7th, 2013 in order to receive your free Windows 8 Pro upgrade. Only one upgrade per person.

For more information on how it works, please visit http://www.yoyogames.com/promotions/wp8_appathon

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