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YoYo Games Launches WIN BIG Competition

Posted on 2 May 2013

YoYo Games wants to award you CASH for your Windows 8 games, and lots of it!

YoYo is offering $35,000 in cash prizes for Windows 8 games created with GameMaker: Studio as well as loads of software prizes.

Your chances have never been better! All you have to do to enter is submit your GameMaker: Studio game to the Windows Store, have it pass Windows Store Certification before June 28, 2013 and let us know once it is available to the public.

Get started with your copy of GameMaker: Studio (Free, Standard, Professional or Master Collection), a Windows Store Developer Account and either an existing game or an idea for a game.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a Windows Store account since we are giving the first 200 developers who contact us a promo code for the Windows Store registration that will let them register for FREE (valued at $99)!

Here’s how the prizing breaks down:

  • $10,000 awarded to best game overall
  • $5,000 for 2nd place
  • The best ’New Game’ will receive $5,000
  • $1,000 will be awarded to 5 x 3rd place entries
  • There are also 50 runners up prizes of $200 plus GameMaker: Studio Master Collection (valued at $499)

But, wait, there’s more …  

Since this competition is only for GameMaker: Studio users, we have decided that for the duration of May we are offering GameMaker 7, 8 and 8.1 customers the unique opportunity to upgrade to GameMaker: Studio Professional (Normally $99) for only $50!

On top of this we are also giving the first 200 developers who do not have Windows 8 and who submit a game that passes Windows Store Certification a Windows 8 Pro upgrade code (valued at $199.99).

We really are going all out with this competition so why not come join in the fun, submit your game to the Windows Store and enter to win one of the awesome prizes.

Good luck!


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