Win $5 of Microsoft account credit in our Dream of Pixels contest [Winners announced]

Today Windows Phone Central looked at a software tool called Automagical that allows developers to translate iOS and Mac source code to the language used by Windows Phone and Windows 8. Automagical developer Dawn of Play used that same tool to bring gorgeous reverse Tetris puzzle game Dream of Pixels to Windows Phone.

Now that we've gotten the word out about Automagical and Dream of Pixels, it's time for a contest! Dawn of Play has provided five $5 gift card codes for US Microsoft Accounts (including Xbox Live) for us to give away. All you have to do to enter is follow some Twitter and Twitch accounts and drop a comment on this article. The contest ends at midnight CST (-0600) tonight, so hurry to enter!

Dream of Pixels

The basic concept of Dream of Pixels is that players must take apart a large mass of blocks found at the top of the screen. It's like reverse Tetris, disassembling the block pile instead of putting it together,

You can't just tap away at the block pile with abandon, though. There are rules to this demolition project. First of all, you're looking for a specific Tetromino (piece) to pull out of the stack. You can usually remove that shape from several points within the block mass, and even press and hold to rotate the shape you're going to remove.

Dream of Pixels

Pulling the blocks off at random will leave lots of random floating blocks in the stack. Players can't interact with disconnected blocks, and they will cause the game to end if you let them touch the bottom of the screen. Luckily, clearing the lines between the stack and the floaters will cause those floaters to return to the stack.

Dream of Pixels is a colorful and challenging puzzle game with multiple modes to keep even the smartest player puzzled. Give the trial a shot or grab the game outright if you enjoy a good puzzler.

How to enter

You know what would make Dream of Pixels easier to buy? A five dollar credit on your Microsoft account!

We have five codes to give away, and they are only for US Microsoft accounts. I can't stress that enough; don't enter if you don't have a US account. Also, these codes will expire this weekend, so you'll want to use your code right away if you win.

To enter:

  1. Follow these Twitter accounts: @DawnofPlay @wpcentral @PaulRAcevedo
  2. Follow my account (yes, I'm trying to build up followers): EastXTwitch
  3. Leave a comment with your Twitter handle, Twitch username, and Windows Phone Central forum username.

Winners will be contacted via private message on our forums on Wednesday, September 24. The winning names will also be posted on this article, but you need to check your PMs to get the code. The contest ends tonight, so don't delay!

  • Dream of Pixels – Windows Phone 8 – 66 MB – $2.99 – Store Link

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Thanks to everyone who entered. I wish we had more prizes to give away! Here are the lucky winners:

  1. RothSothy
  2. c41
  3. viper1829
  4. Draconica5
  5. kitnb

If you're on that list, make sure you check your private messages in our forums to get your prize!

Paul Acevedo

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!