$10,000 Game Making Contest

on March 17, 2009 - 20798 Views

Zoo Games have launched an Indie games competition with a first prize consisting of $10,000 cash and a publishing deal for your game to be made for a ‘major console’.  There is also $5,000 for the community favourite and $2,500 for the runner-up.  Game Maker games are acceptable, but you must be over 18 to submit.  The deadline for entries is April 15th.

Meanwhile on a far more negative note it would appear that TIA productions, who successfully held a Limited Graphics competition last year, have done a runner on their Gore competition which promised $115 of cash prizes. The competition ended on 26th February however, the perhaps aptly named, pure_evil020 has not been seen online after that date.

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19 Responses to $10,000 Game Making Contest

  1. Schwiggy says:

    It’s amazing how much they’ve grown (from nothing!) in the past year and a half. From the way Tony responded I guess it’s not to hard to have foreseen.

  2. […] Two games created in Game Maker are in the final of the $10,000 2BeeGames competition. […]

  3. Keysle says:

    Nice way to tear them up NAL.

    SO is it worth it?

  4. tuntis says:

    @hardcoregamer
    You see, it’s kinda hard not to notice your ridiculous comments when they’re on the GMB admin frontpage: why wouldn’t I reply to you?

  5. NAL says:

    hardcoregamer :lmao, tuntis thanks for only replying to my posts. You are a true online stalker!

    Pffahahaha

    —–

    TIA website is back up as normal. No sign of winners or updates though.

  6. hardcoregamer says:

    lmao, tuntis thanks for only replying to my posts. You are a true online stalker!

  7. tuntis says:

    hardcoregamer :Can we enter mmos?

    Don’t bother

  8. Sorry, I was a little harsh before. If you guys take a look at all of the rules and such, you would see everything has been addressed.
    Goodluck on your entries!

  9. hardcoregamer says:

    Can we enter mmos?

  10. Broxter says:

    It’s unfair, but logical.

  11. Broxter says:

    Tony (2BeeGames) :Also, we’re not that tiny little TIA company that may have jerked people to the tune of $115. This is a legitimate PUBLIC company.

    No, your big headed jerks who think that $10,000 is gonna get a loada people make you a loada money. Do us a favour and f*** off.
    Yeah me is angry…

  12. Broxter says:

    Yeah, I saw this on IndieGames, but I just cannot be bothered. Sounds too good to be true, if you ask me…

  13. Elmernite says:

    Nice! I’m glad that you have taken the feedback and done something about it. It’s great to see someone caring about the users these days. The new set of rules is much more acceptable.
    -Ken

  14. Hey guys,
    Please take a look at the updated rules.
    We have made it clear on many sites that our lawyers were a bit overprotective in the early draft.
    We have since fixed everything according the feedback we received.
    We cannot ripoff any ideas. Also if we wanted to do that, wouldn’t it be better for us to just secretly troll around on many sites since the games are playable anyways?
    I know the company makes many casual games but thats the thing, me and a coworker came up with this idea since we saw them pass up a few high profile indie games.
    We finally talked them into funding us to set up a community for indie games.
    Many of you may not like the games appearing on “budget racks” but it will help spread the word and make you a nice chunk of change as well since we would be negotiating royalty deals.

    We understand that we can’t make everyone happy but we did adjust the rules accordingly.

    Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.
    You cam email me directly at Tony@2beegames.com.

    Thanks,
    Tony

    Also, we’re not that tiny little TIA company that may have jerked people to the tune of $115. This is a legitimate PUBLIC company. We’ll be at GDC in San Francisco if anyone is around.

  15. Max says:

    Unfair; that you have to be older then 18!

  16. Elmernite says:

    Nice of you to mention that NAL. I had totally forgotten that this was the same comp as the one I saw on TIGSource. I don’t mind them getting the rights to make the game for console, but the part about making ripoff’s bugs me. I think I’ll pass.
    -Elmernite

  17. NAL :
    Oh, and someone please remove HCG’s commenting privileges. Jokes get old, even retarded ones.

    Agreed

  18. NAL says:

    This competition was discussed on TIGSource. It’s actually very, very bad, for a couple of reasons.

    Firstly, a publishing deal is going completely against the entire concept of “indie development”. Indie developers do it because they can make what they want, when they want. With a publishing deal, you’ll be getting money, but you’ll almost certainly be restricted to what the publishers want to create. You’ll also get deadlines stuffed down your throat.

    Secondly, one of the rules states that you’ll surrender some copyrights to the creators – they will be free to rip concepts/characters from all entries. The creator of the contest is Zoo Games – the games they’ve released so far have all been absolute shit (mostly budget Wii games with <30 on Metacritic. Releases include an official M&Ms game). I personally don’t want terrible ripoffs of my ideas sitting in the budget rack of my local supermarket.

    Here’s the TIGSource entry for anybody interested. http://tigsource.com/articles/2009/03/03/beeware#comments

    Oh, and someone please remove HCG’s commenting privileges. Jokes get old, even retarded ones.

  19. hardcoregamer says:

    All I can say now is, we will prevail!Join me for this triumph!

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