3D Mac game development contest now underway

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iDevGames on Wednesday launched 3DU, a new contest that puts Mac OS X developers to the test by tasking them with creating a game in 30 days. In conjunction with Over the Edge Entertainment (OTEE), iDevGames is offering developers a free contest version of Unity Pro, OTEE’s 3D game engine technology.

iDevGames is a Web site dedicated to the Mac game developer community. The site offers details and links for tools for Mac game developers, and features a very active user community in its forums — developers seeking help on getting particularly troublesome bugs resolved; advice on what tools to use; and just friendly banter from other like-minded developers.

Game developers interested in the contest have until December 18, 2006 to register. Winners will be announced following the end of the contest on December 22, 2006. Complete rules and conditions are posted online.

Although OTEE is the contest’s sponsor and is offering a special version of Unity for game developers who want to use it, 3DU isn’t limited just to Unity-based entries. Game developers can use whatever 3D game development engine they wish, according to iDevGames.

The first place winner received a full license for Unity Pro (valued at $1,499). Second place winner gets a Unity Indie license or get s a 33 percent discount on Unity Pro. The third place winner gets Unity Indie, and all three winners get an ATI Radeon X1900 XT graphics card. All qualifying entrants will receive a nine-month license for Unity Indie as well.

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