One of the popular publishers of mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices, Glu Mobile has just announced a 3D Social Mobile development contest with prizes worth of $500k
The contest is organized by Glu Mobile
in cooperation with Unity Technologies and Sony Ericsson.
Readers should know that Unity Technologies is the company that created the development platform for designing games and interactive 3D on the web, iOS, Android and consoles.
Officially known as the Glu 500gs 3D Social Mobile Development Contest, the competition is an interesting opportunity for independent game developers to create an original 3D Social Mobile video game built on the Unity platform and playable on iOS, Android or the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY.
According to Glu Mobile, $500k will be offered in prizes for winning submissions, including a publishing contract for the grand prize winner worth up to $225,500.
“We look forward to bringing the competition submissions to Glu gamers worldwide. Our gPartners program is an example of the commitment we have made to working with the industry's very best talent, regardless of location or affiliation. Glu 500gs competition underpins our continued leadership in global 3D Social Mobile game design
,” said Niccolo de Masi, CEO, Glu Mobile.
Devs who are interested to enter the contest should know that the entry period is open through July 24 at 11:59 pm PT.
It seems that no more that nine winners will be designated, in three regions (Asia, Europe, Americas), as well as a Grand Prize
winner chosen from one of the three regional first prize winners.
The Grand Prize winner will be announced at Unite 11, Unity Technologies' 5th Annual Developer Conference on September 28-30, in San Francisco, California.
“Unity Technologies is thrilled to be supporting Glu's game development contest
,” said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, “It's an excellent way for developers to showcase their innovation and creativity while getting vital marketing exposure and publishing support