Microsoft in conjunction with the New Zealand Game Developer Association (NZGDA), earlier this year ran a competition calling for submissions from budding developers to submit their Unity Apps to the Windows 8 or WIndows Phone 8 Store. 

As part of this, the NZGDA and Microsoft launched the following competition for developers. 

The best Gaming App (that was published) to either the Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 platform would receive the following prize:
 

The best 5 apps would also have an opportunity to be showcased through our media channels.

In addtion to this local competition, Microsoft ran a Global Unity competition where entrants could take the same app and submit it to win a share of the $100,000 prize money.
 

 The shortlisted entries for 2013 were:

Game 365

Split-Screen-Arena

Blocked A Game of Escape

Simpulls

 

 RESULTS:



 FIRST PLACE - Simpulls

 Congratulations to Simpulls for taking the top prize of 5K Cash, a Surface Pro + the Nokia Lumia 820.

 

 

 

 

 RUNNERS UP - Split Screen Arena

  Congratulations to Split-Screen-Arena  for taking the 2nd prize of the Surface Pro + the Nokia Lumia 820.

 

 

 

The 10 judges were blown away by the functionality, UI and overall buzz of all the apps that were entered.

 Big congratulations to everybody that took part in this competition in 2013.