YoYo Launches $60K Tizen Development Competition

YoYoGames_logo_bgYoYo Games, the company behind the popular Game Maker: Studio, which puts game development into the hands of everyone, has announced its Tizen Game Drive offering $60,000 in cash prizes to developers around the world.

Tizen is of course the new open-source operating system for devices such as smart phones, tablets, cameras, smart TVs, in-vehicle infotainment and so forth, supported by the Linux Foundation.

The Tizen Game Drive runs until January 31, 2014. It features a competition as well as a cash prize giveaway open to all entrants.

tizenYoYo Games will award cash prizes to entries judged on: graphics, audio, controls, gameplay and fun! In addition, all entrants are automatically entered into the prize draw offering 40 lucky individuals prizes of $1,000 each.

Prizes on offer include:

  • 1st place will receive $10,000 (one winner)
  • 2nd place will receive $2,500 (two winners)
  • 3rd place will receive $1,000 (five winners)
  • 40 x Prize draw winners will receive $1,000

Stuart Poole, head of publishing and partnerships at YoYo Games said:

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 . “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 games as well as the Ts & Cs for the Tizen Game Drive, visit yoyogames.com/developers/promotions/tizen-game-drive

Tizen001If you’ve not yet used Game Maker Studio Yo Yo provides detailed written tutorials on how to export games for Tizen on its web site help.yoyogames.com/forums/22386077-Tizen

That’s not all.  For MORE chances to win money for Tizen games, you can submit them to the Tizen App Challenge, hosted by the Tizen Organisation 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.

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