Today YoYo Games unveils the Tizen Game Drive offering $60,000 in cash prizes to GameMaker: Studio developers around the world for publishing games to the new Tizen platform in time for launch in early 2014.
The Tizen Game Drive kicks off November 21 and runs through January 31, 2014. It features a competition as well as a random, cash prize giveaway that all entrants are eligible for. As part of the competition, YoYo Games will award cash prizes to entries judged on the following criteria: graphics, audio, controls, gameplay and fun. All entrants are automatically entered into the random prize draw offering 40 lucky individuals prizes of $1,000 each.
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“We were inspired to develop the Tizen Game Drive to encourage aspiring developers and seasoned veterans within the GameMaker: Studio development community to see for themselves how easy it is to publish games to the Tizen platform,” said Stuart Poole, head of publishing and partnerships at YoYo Games. “It’s our way of giving back to our community and enticing developers to take advantage the opportunity to be involved with an exciting new mobile ecosystem at launch.”
GameMaker: Studio’s Tizen export module is available to GameMaker: Studio developers at no cost. For more information on how to submit your game (s) as well as the terms and conditions for the Tizen Game Drive, please visit yoyogames.com/developers/promotions/tizen-game-drive
For detailed written tutorials on how to export games for Tizen using GameMaker: Studio, please visit help.yoyogames.com/forums/22386077-Tizen
For even more chances to win money for your Tizen games, submit them to the Tizen App Challenge, another competition hosted by the Tizen Organization offering cash prizes. The deadline has been extended to December 8. More information is available at: developer.tizen.org/contests/tizen-app-challenge
For more information about Tizen, please visit www.tizen.org.