iDevGames has kicked off its fourth annual
contest — an effort created to help spur the independent creation of Mac games through the use of open source code. The contest gives entrants three months to design, develop and finish a game, complete with coding, graphics and sound. Judges determine the winners based on categories including Gameplay, Graphics, Audio, Originality, Story and Polish, and prizes are distributed to developers or teams whose creations are judged to be the top three entries in each category. Special categories including Best Overall Game, Best Newcomer and an Editor’s Choice Prize are also awarded.
Entries are limited to one person or team, and all entries must run natively in Mac OS X. Entries can be created with any Mac OS tool, but must be less than 10MB when compressed. You can read more rules or register at the Web site.