Microsoft has launched a developer contest called 'PowerUp'. The competition is aimed at UK Inide Developers who want to develop andpublish awesome games for Windows 8. If you are using XNA today todevelop Xbox Indie titles why not port your existing titles or create a newones for the Windows 8 “Power Up” competition and be in with a chance to winsome “money can’t buy” prizes. We have worked with Monogame in theUK recently at a University hack to port existing XNA games to Win8 RT and thendevelop 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 amazingprize, including a free PR campaign, mentoring with industry leaders drawn fromthe Boards of UKIE and TIGA and a commercial trailer for your awesome Windows 8game app. You simply need to ensure game is published in the UK Windows 8 Storebefore December 14th. Full entry details, terms and conditionscan be found at www.ubelly.com/gaming
Prizes range from free PR for a month, mentoring by industryveterans, 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.
Tobe in with the chance of winning one of our fantastic prizes, aftersuccessfully submitting your app to the UK Windows 8 store, follow the stepsbelow to enter the competition.
Sendthe following details to Andrew Webber, UK Marketing Lead for Indie Game AppBuilders at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thereis no limit to the number of entries, all entries need to be received by11.59PM GMT 14th December 2012.