FunPlus announced their very first mobile gaming competition today that will feature a $10,000 grand prize. The new competition, “IndiePlus Contest”, is one in which games are judged based on the experience of users with the games, and most of all, just how fun they are. The contest will be judged by a panel celebrity gaming judges—including such notable gaming figures as Adam “Atomic” Saltsman (Canabalt, Hundreds), Louis Castle (Dragon Strike, Boom Blox, Blade Runner), Rami Ismael (Ridiculous Fishing) and Nathan Vella (Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP, Super Time Force)—will also pitch in their opinion on development facets such as design, sound, multiplayer modes, and how all of the above effect just how much the player enjoys a mobile game.
“FunPlus has established a name for itself in creating globally appealing, innovative games that put players first. “We believe that fun is universal and games can transcend cultural barriers,” stated FunPlus Founder and CEO Andy (also serves as one of the IndiePlus judges). “In celebration of this explosive industry, we are thrilled to present the FunPlus IndiePlus Contest in hopes of discovering the next great indie developer and game.”
In order to enter the contest, a design team must meet the following requirements:
– The team must consist of thirty people or less.
– They must own at least 75% of any IP they present to the contest.
– All submissions must be complete and playable on iOS or Android devices.
– FunPlus requires 8-10 builds of a game submitted via Apple’s TestFlight or Hockey App.
The IndiePlus Contest runs from today until the 20th of February, while the winners will be announced March 3rd at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA.
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