Unity and Windows Store

Microsoft is teaming up with game engine developer Unity to sponsor a Windows Game Developer Contest. The competition will award cash prizes to the best games made with the Unity Engine for the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store platforms.

Microsoft says:

"A Microsoft panel will judge submissions based on quality (50%), creativity (30%), and technical excellence (20%), with First Place winning USD $10,000, Second Place winning USD $5,000, and Third Place receiving USD $3,000. Ten Honorable Mentions will win USD $1,000 each. You've got the games and apps, now enter them with a chance to win big cash and a bigger audience."

Submissions for the contest started today and will last until March 20. Unity has already announced it plans to port the Unity Engine so it will work with Microsoft's DirectX 12 graphics API, which will launch as an exclusive for Windows 10 later in 2015.

Source: Microsoft