Congrats to all our talented winners!

And thank you to all the participants in the Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store contest. The 15 winners delighted and entertained our judges with their polish, addictive gameplay, smooth controls and all-out fun. We got to play a great variety of games, from the action packed, to the adorable, from an alien who needs to find his way home, to a King with no pants. Take a look at just a tiny sample of the quality interactive content Unity developers are bringing to Windows Store and Windows Phone 8.

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Windows Phone 8

1st

Trouserheart

By 10tons Ltd & Dicework Games

Prize: $30,000 USD

Really, what’s the point of having your own kingdom and all the trappings of royalty when you’re naked from the waist down? The King needs your help! Defeat an assortment of enemies with quirky names so he can get dressed.

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Driftmania

2nd

Drift Mania: Street Outlaws

By Ratrod Studio Inc.

Prize: $10,000 USD

Race your friends around the world, customize your drift beast and become a Drift King, all in next-gen 3D mobile graphics. Drift Mania: Street Outlaws allows players to battle and compete in underground drift events based on various world locations.

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3rd

An Alien with a Magnet

By Rejected Games

Prize: $5,000 USD

He’s a cute but difficult Alien, he has a magnet and you have to help him get home again, across multiple galaxies, around pesky black holes and giant asteroids. The single-touch gameplay of this platform-adventure-puzzler makes it easy to get started, but hard to master.

Honorable mentions

Prize: Unity Pro license incl. Windows Phone 8 Pro & Windows Store Apps Pro add-ons

Best New Game Content

Panit

panIt!

By Ed Venture Studios

Best Port of an Existing Game

Charliehop

Charlie Hop

By Madarina

Best Gameplay

Simpulls

Simpulls

By Ironshod Limited

Best use of native features

Crazyhorse

Crazy Horses: Unstabled

By Nice Touch Games Ltd

Best Use of Live Tiles

Edgeworld

Edge of the World

By Central Core Studios

Windows Store

1st

Freddy

By Mobitouch Games

Prize: $30,000 USD

Freddy is physics-based arcade game with great graphics, and fun and original gameplay. Help Freddy the frog through an adventurous world full of multi-colored poisonous balls that he really wants to eat. You need to keep Freddy away from the balls by dropping them into flasks. Collect special items, visit magical places and gain extra points by hitting flying nuts.

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Shiny

2nd

Shiny The Firefly

By Stage Clear Studios & Headup Games

Prize: $10,000 USD

What’s cuter than even Shiny the firefly? His babies! He’s lost them in the garden and you have to help him find them but you must first defeat a legion of enemies. And how’s Shiny taking all of this? A variety of cool animations let you know if Shiny’s happy, sad, tired or angry. A graphically beautiful, entertaining game.

Pylon

3rd

Pylon

By Quantum Squid Interactive

Prize: $5,000 USD

Pylon is a classic action RPG. Enjoy fluid combat and a variety of expansive 3D environments packed with creatures, treasure and more. In Pylon, you’re Jane, a mercenary out to find an ancient and powerful artifact. The combat is complex and customizable, there are thousands of loot combinations, unique Boss fights and much more.

Honorable mentions

Prize: Unity Pro license incl. Windows Phone 8 Pro & Windows Store Apps Pro add-ons

Best New Game Content

Meltdown

Meltdown

By Phenomenon Games

Best Port of an Existing Game

Drjolt

Dr. Jolt

By Sidekick

Best Gameplay

Fling

Fling Theory

By Coding Jar Studios Inc.

Best use of native features

Einstein

Einstein™ Brain Trainer

By BBG Entertainment GmbH