Microsoft has launched a developer contest called 'Power
Up'. The competition is aimed at UK Inide Developers who want to develop and
publish awesome games for Windows 8.   If you are using XNA today to
develop Xbox Indie titles why not port your existing titles or create a new
ones for the Windows 8 “Power Up” competition and be in with a chance to win
some “money can’t buy” prizes.   We have worked with Monogame in the
UK recently at a University hack to port existing XNA games to Win8 RT and then
develop those games to be published in the Windows 8 Store.  You can read more details here.

 

You can download Monogame for free at http://Monogame.codeplex.com,
Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 and Windows 8 evaluation for FREE from http://dev.windows.com.
For a step by step guide of how to migrate your XNA assets to Windows 8 see http://bit.ly/S3UuGK.
 

 

If you’re the winner of ‘Power Up’ you will win some amazing
prize, including a free PR campaign, mentoring with industry leaders drawn from
the Boards of UKIE and TIGA and a commercial trailer for your awesome Windows 8
game app. You simply need to ensure game is published in the UK Windows 8 Store
before December 14th.  Full entry details, terms and conditions
can be found at www.ubelly.com/gaming

 

Prizes range from free PR for a month, mentoring by industry
veterans, Nokia smartphones, Visa Gift Cards from YoYo Games to name but a few.

 

The competition is open now and you have until December 14th,
2012 to enter.

To
be in with the chance of winning one of our fantastic prizes, after
successfully submitting your app to the UK Windows 8 store, follow the steps
below to enter the competition.

Send
the following details to Andrew Webber, UK Marketing Lead for Indie Game App
Builders at andrew@microsoft.com

  • Your name
  • Studio Name
  • Email Address and Phone
         Number
  • Name of the Game App
  • Include a copy of your
         Store Certification email for the App you are submitting.

There
is no limit to the number of entries, all entries need to be received by
11.59PM GMT 14th December 2012.