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$12000 YoYo Games Microsoft Competition Announced

YoYo Games are currently hosting an app development challenge in collaboration with Microsoft to welcome the recent launch of Windows 8.

Entrants must submit their Windows 8 apps to the Windows Store by December 9th, 2012 for a chance to win 1 of 24 Visa gift cards, valued at $500 each.

The $12000 prize pool is not guaranteed as YoYo Games have reserved the right not to select a winner. Entrants must be aged 18 years or older, and are responsible for the registration fee required to become a Windows Store app publisher – $49 for individuals, $99 for companies.

Apps exported with the GameMaker: Studio Windows 8 module will not work on Windows Phone 8, however a post by YoYo Games CTO Russel Kay suggests that a Windows Phone 8 module may be sold separately in the future.

Check out the official competition announcement for more details, terms, and conditions, or read more about GameMaker: Studio Windows 8 support.

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  1. People interested in this contest should act quick, as the annual registration fee for windows 8 developers has been lowered to $8 for a few days (it still costs $99, but they will refund the $91 after a few weeks). So if you’re no registered developer but want to participate, now would be a good time to join. 🙂

    Here’s the link:

    And no, I don’t get paid by Microsoft. ^^


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