PRIZES AND SPONSORS
CMP has donated two sets of the complete audio proceedings on cd for years 2004, 2005, and 2006 of the Game Developers Conference (apx. value $800 each) for the top prize winners. In addition, they've also provided several Classic Passes to the 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from March 5th-9th (apx. value $950 each / travel+hotel not included) and digital subscriptions to their monthly magazine (apx. value $30 each) to several winners and runners up.
IGDA, the Game Accessibility Special Interest Group, has donated two Giga passes to the 2007 Game Developers Conference (apx. value $1400 each / travel+hotel not included) for the top two prize winners, who may be invited to present their games to the IGDA session at the conference.
GarageGames is a big supporter of independent game developers, and they have provided 2 sets of the commercial pro editions of their Torque Game Engine and Torque Game Builder, one set for each of the top prize winners (apx. value $2000/set).
We got requests to rassle up some sound effect libraries for the winners, and we were thrilld that Sound-Ideas.com gave us several copies of their SFX Kit to give to the top prize winners and runners up (apx. value $700/each).
SoundLabel also donated copies of their wonderful Xtreme Bundle, and volunteered to work for free with one winner to help them do some custom sound/music on their next project - wow! (apx. value $130/each, and more).
So as a winner of the contest, you've got some new engines, some new sound effects, a ticket to the premiere Game Development Conference, what are you missing? Well you probably need to sharpen up your skills. For that you'll want the complete set of 6 books in the incredible Game Programming Gems Series (apx. value $300/set).
Top prize winners will also be receiving copies of the Commercial edition of the latest release of Gamestudio A6 from Conitec (apx. value $200/each).
Top prize winners and runners up will also be receiving the Dark Game SDK freeware creation edition from TheGameCreators, which brings the popular Dark Basic graphics and physics engine to C++ and other languages (apx. value $60/each).
Top prize winners will also be receiving the Game Essentials Book Series by Jeannie Novak.
We will have some other fun prizes as well, including some video games (Volition's Saints Row), a copy of Zinc for Flash Developers, and a few DonationCoder.com mugs.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE COMPANIES WHO DONATED PRIZES!