Scirra logoMy colleagues and I have run a fair amount of events over the past few months demonstrating how easy it is to build games for Windows 8 with Scirra Construct 2, and by doing so be able to Keep the Cash – $100 each for up to 10 apps accepted in each of the Windows Store (or Windows Phone store)!

Now you can take those game making skills and aim for even more prizes in the Windows 8 Summer Competition coordinated by Microsoft and Scirra.

Create or port an existing game with Construct 2, get in into the Windows Store by June 21st, and you can enter. Hey, maybe some of my blog posts might even help you out here! Do note though that these have to be new applications to the store, published after the start of this competition (which appears to have been on May 7th).

There are actually two parts to this competition: one based on judges’ ratings and the other a random sweepstakes drawing. The prizes at stake include:

Judged Portion   Sweepstakes Portion
1st Windows 8 Touch Device
Window Phone 8 HTC 8x
Construct 2 Business License
2nd Windows 8 Touch Device
Construct 2 Personal License
3rd Windows Phone 8 HTC 8x
Construct 2 Personal License
4th-10th Construct 2 Personal License
 

FIFTY (50) $100 vouchers redeemable at the Scirra store.

Each app that meets the criteria counts as one entry into the sweepstakes, but use Windows Azure Mobile Services in your game and you get two bonus entries – for a total of three for that one game.

Be sure to check out the Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 plugin to get you on your way!

So how do you enter? Once your game is published to the Windows Store (by June 21st, remember), e-mail Andrew Webber the following details:

  • Your name
  • The title of the application
  • Your publisher ID
  • The URL to your app (taken from your developer dashboard)
  • The Microsoft account (formerly Live ID) associated with your Windows Azure account (if you're using it for the app).

Winners will be notified by July 31st, 2013.