uDevGames 2008 Voting Period Begins Featuring 20 Free Games

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[prMac.com] Vernon Connecticut - iDevGames invites Mac gamers to take part in a public vote to help select the winners for the uDevGames 2008 Contest. uDevGames is a Mac game development contest that requires teams to create a Mac game in just three months. The contest kicked off on December 2, 2008 and features 20 games by Mac developers from around the globe.

The 20 game entries will be subject to public and peer voting, ending on March 12. Entries will be scored by the public (including participating developers) for "Best Overall Game." Developers will also score games in six additional categories: Gameplay, Graphics, Audio, Story, Presentation and Originality. The winners will be announced on March 16 and will divide a prize pool of over $20,000 donated by the sponsors of uDevGames 2008.

uDevGames was established by iDevGames with three underlying objectives in mind: create, educate, and succeed. The goal is to motivate developers to create fun games for the Mac platform, and then to release the games under an OSI open source license.

uDevGames actively helps to educate Mac developers, and aspiring new developers to the Mac platform, in technologies such as OpenGL and Objective-C. In addition, the contest helps spotlight developers that create unique and exciting games for the Mac, as well as help introduce the best and brightest talent to game publishers.

"We kicked off uDevGames in 2001, and for the next three years, it made a fantastic impact on the Mac gaming scene. uDevGames has served as a springboard for many of our past developers into the world of professional game development. By leveraging their experience in the contest, whether they win or not, this year's developers will no doubt contribute positively to the Mac and iPhone platforms," said Carlos Camacho, Editor-in-Chief, iDevGames.

A listing of all entries including descriptions, screenshots, and downloads can be found at the official website.

iDevGames would also like to thank and acknowledge the generous support provided by uDevGames 2008's sponsors: Araelium Group, Aspyr Media, Inc., Atomicon Music & Sound, Bare Bones Software, Inc., BeLight Software, BIAS, Inc., Big Nerd Ranch, BitRock, DAZ 3D, EazyDraw, Freeverse, Frictional Games, Frogames, GamingBaboons, Geek Culture, Graphic Remedy, Graveck Interactive LLC¸GUD Publishing, Luxology LLC, M Cubed Software, MacTech Magazine, Manning Publications, MAXON, MW 3D-Solutions, Nevercenter, Partners In Rhyme, Inc., REAL Software, Rogue Amoeba, Runtime Revolution Ltd, Sawblade Software, Skorpiostech, Inc, Stone Design Corp , The Omni Group, tribalmedia llc, Unity Technologies ApS, VMWare, Xgaming and Zhang Games / Layout Center.

Established in 1998, iDevGames' mission is to educate, support, and enhance the Mac and iPhone game developer community. We also hope to facilitate the exchange between developers and designers so that the Mac & iPhone game market can expand and improve. iDevGames features articles, the latest industry news, tutorials, an active forum, downloads, and much more for Mac & iPhone game developers.


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