iDevGames and Freeverse Software have opened public voting for the
OMG Cup 2005, an effort to spur original Mac game (hence, OMG) development.
The contest, which got underway in October, challenged Mac developers to create an original Mac game in six weeks. The games cannot have been demonstrated or released publicly prior to the start of the contest, and must include at least one complete level and be fully playable.
First prize in the contest wins a trophy, a cash prize, a game from Freeverse Software, and a contract with Freeverse to turn their entry into a finished product. Other prizes include cash, games, t-shirts and more.
Three dozen games made this year’s cut — they’ve been posted to the downloads section of the iDevGames Web site. The games run the gamut from an adaptation of the classic car card racing game Milles Bornes to a 3D adaptation of Pac Man, 2D side scroller arcade games, Tetris-style arcade puzzlers, online boxing, a game featuring a penguin with a flamethrower and many, many others.
Public voting runs through December 15th, 2005, so you still have some time to download the games and vote for your favorite. The winners will be announced at next month’s Macworld Expo 2006 in San Francisco, Calif.