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Microsoft Sponsors HTML5 Game and Music Application Development Contest

March 2nd, 2011 03:00 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Hellboy by Mike MignolaMicrosoft is sponsoring Dev Unplugged, a contest for developers working on games and music applications in HTML5. “We believe that HTML5 and related technologies, in conjunction with faster and faster browsers, finally give developers the tools they need to create experiences that are as vivid, interactive and compelling as anything you have seen in native applications,” writes Microsoft’s Carter Rabasa. Several prizes are being offered, worth $40,000 in sum.

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and the bands AWOLNATION and Ra Ra Riot are providing developers with starter content to use in entries.

Here’s a partial list of prizes:

  • $40,000 in total prizes including $9,000 for the Grand Prize.
  • Front page exposure on theFWA.com and beautyoftheweb.com
  • Cool hardware: laptops and slates from Alienware, HP and ASUS
  • An all-expense paid trip to the Future of Web Apps Las Vegas with “golden ticket” VIP access

And here’s the timeline:

  • 3/1 – Contest Opens (submit early, don’t miss a chance to get voted-up!)
  • 4/5 – Submission gallery opens to the public and voting begins!
  • 5/9 – Submission deadline
  • 5/12 – Top-40 Finalists are announced
  • 5/23 – Winners are announced!

The contest rules can be found here.

We previously covered the results of a Google and SPIL sponsored HTML5 game development contest here.

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