Tuesday, February 13, 2007


From DPS's site: "Welcome to the Warm-Up Challenge in the Dream-Build-Play competition. It is the precursor to the main event in Dream-Build-Play, which will begin upon completion of the Warm-Up Challenge. This challenge not only sharpens your skills but you can also win cool prizes and bragging rights! ..."

The challenge: to create a videogame based on the 'Spacewar Starter Kit' before the end of this month.

The prize: "... The contest starts now with our Warm-Up Challenge. We’re awarding $500 (USD) to the top five entries! ..."

You will find more information on the site.

So, c'mon, let's go for it! ... there are 4 remaining places for you ... ;)


As we wait for news and updates related to the Dream.Build.Play contest, there are a couple of sites worth checking (imho).

On one corner we have Visual3D.NET. A public CTP had been announced, but last time I visited the forums, someone asked, but no news were added.

On the other corner we have XNA MAGIC. Two things: i) the "Naming Competition" is over, so the new name for this framework (and the winner of the Pro license) may be announced soon, and ii) information about the beta 1 can be found on the "Beta One Development Roadmap" page.

Both look very promising but none has revealed the price for commercial licenses, thought ... :(