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Game Development Contest

RedlerTechRedlerTech Posts: 1,583Member
edited November -1 in Miscellaneous
Hey Guys,
Does anyone know of any good contest to enter a great creation?

Matt :D

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  • CelestialiCelestiali Posts: 55Member
    This looks pretty good... http://www.tinyco.com/

    Good luck!
  • RedlerTechRedlerTech Posts: 1,583Member
    Thank You,
    But I'm looking for something to win lots of prizes, not something like to win an investor for my game.

    Matt :D
  • kapserkapser Posts: 458Member
    Not sure if they are running one right now, but the best one is: www.indiepub.com

    It's both for investor and huge cash prizes.
  • RedlerTechRedlerTech Posts: 1,583Member
    Thank you :D

    Does anyone know how these contest are organized? What do the companies get out of giving away these prizes?

    Matt
  • kapserkapser Posts: 458Member
    Depens, I know Activision made a contest with huge prizes, but had some pretty weird terms of contract. Your game was basically owned by them even if you didn't win, something weird like that. Usually the prizes are smaller and help giving them visibility. Usually contest have prizes of 1000$ and below, organized by sites like GameJolt, but will really help you get visibility to win one, only few have those 10k+ prizes. (IGF, Indiepub, and sometimes big guns like Activision/Ubi organize them to get a piece of the indie geniuses)

    But for indiepub, I don't know how they don't go broke because these prize are huge XD. Even if you don't win, the owners of indiepub (Zoo Games) might actually buy your game or fund you for developpement. They are looking for those great new game concept that might sell well but need some funding and visibility.

    The biggest one probably get sponsorized, as the games and shown in expos. If you want recognition as a developper, the most prestigious contest is the IGF. If you win this, you will get a lot of respect and visibility :)
  • RedlerTechRedlerTech Posts: 1,583Member
    Cool :D

    Do you think, if you could ask people $10 to join a contest for an iPad. And accept 50 people, & give an new iPad 2 to the winner that people would join?
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    NextGenEntertainment said:
    Cool :D

    Do you think, if you could ask people $10 to join a contest for an iPad. And accept 50 people, & give an new iPad 2 to the winner that people would join?

    Some questionable souls have tried this before. It just comes off as a scam.

    Most, if not all, contests require NO money to enter (unless you're talking about the lottery!). The idea is that those running the contest have connections with other companies, or have a good reputation, so that they get sponsorship.

    The people giving the prizes will usually ask for a certain amount of mentions or their logo plastered everywhere for example.

    This of course relies on it being worth their while. If you have a contest that 20 people will enter, you won't get the sponsorship. If your website has a million unique views a week, or something, then it's easier to get the prizes for your contest.

    QS

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • RedlerTechRedlerTech Posts: 1,583Member
    ahhh interesting. Thanks QS!

    Matt :D
  • kapserkapser Posts: 458Member
    Yeah.. If you ask for an entry, people will just show up with amazing games they've been working on for months and win a free ipad.

    Also, the biggest problem with entry fee is that judging is a little subjective. What if you just give the ipad to your friend even if his game isn't really that good? XD
  • RedlerTechRedlerTech Posts: 1,583Member
    You all make great points :D

    If I am correct, doesn't Jon do a contest every year or something?
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    If you're talking about Stormy, he has organised one before and it was free to enter.

    The prizes were donated by him, or by other kind souls in the community.

    i.e. he made no profit from running it.

    QS

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • RedlerTechRedlerTech Posts: 1,583Member
    quantumsheep said:
    If you're talking about Stormy, he has organised one before and it was free to enter.

    The prizes were donated by him, or by other kind souls in the community.

    i.e. he made no profit from running it.

    QS

    I'm not interested in any profit AT ALL :D
    NextGenEntertainment said:

    ... $10 to join a contest for an iPad. And accept 50 people,...

    50 people * $10 = 500 (iPad Price) :D

    I would be interested in maybe organizing one for the community. But how do I get people to donate?

    Matt

    EDIT: Never mind, I'm going to organize some ideas tonight. Maybe through a free contest for the summer :D Giving out templates, art packs, etc.

    Matt :D
  • kapserkapser Posts: 458Member
    Just a random idea, but something that could be interresting is having a theme for a game: gravity, reflex, balls or something like that or even a starting art pack.

    Then all games in one is released on the app store as a minigame package.

    It's a long shot since it's a bit difficult to split profits and get people interrested in this (since any good games can be released as standalone and doesn't want to split profits and quality standard with bad games), but maybe the winner of the best game could get the first 500$ of profit for an ipad and the rest is split if the game sell any well :)
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