Contest submissions are now closed!

Find out soon who will walk away with over $100,000 in cash and prizes! Contest winners will be announced on this page and via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Winners will be contacted directly with details on how to collect their prizes. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest!

We’d like to reward all the hard work behind your beautiful games! Dazzle us with a hand-crafted game, a new one, or one you’ve already made, and you can win up to $50,000.

 
1st prize
$50,000
USD
2nd prize
$30,000
USD
3rd prize
$10,000
USD
Honorable mentions (20)
1 Unity Pro license
 

What will your game be judged on?

The judges will be made up of Unity and Microsoft staff and each entry will be scored based upon the following criteria:

 
50%

Quality of submission (50%)

How polished, detailed and visually appealing is your game? How well do you use special effects, audio and physics to develop immersive gameplay? How intuitive is your user experience? Is the game stable and does it follow best practices for app development?

30%

Creativity and originality (30%)

Is your design based on a new, unique and differentiated idea? Did you create something that pushes the boundaries of imagination?

20%

Technical excellence (20%)

Is your game so fast, fluid and optimized that others will appreciate your craftsmanship skills? Did you leverage Windows platform features such as contracts, touch, game hubs, live tiles, notifications, sensors or speech as applicable, to create engaging interactions? Does your game target both Windows and Windows Phone platforms?

 

FAQ

If you do not see the answer you are looking for, please post your question to the Unity Windows Contest Forum here or email unitywin@microsoft.com

 
I recently submitted a game to Windows Store/Windows Phone Store, can my game be entered into the contest?
I submitted a game before 1 May but plan to release an update. Can I enter the contest with the updated release?
I have some technical questions, where can I find help?
How many games can I submit to the contest?
Who will judge the contest?
How will the contest be judged?
When will I know if my game has been accepted on the Windows Store/Windows Phone Store?
When will the winners be announced?
Do I need to pay for a Microsoft developer account?
Can i participate in this contest if I am under the age of 18?
Does the game have to be compatible with Windows and Windows Phone?
What happens if I submit my game to the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store but I do not receive confirmation from Microsoft about the game being published to the Store before the contest ends?
What happens if I submit the app to the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store and it is published but I forget to complete the final step?
How will I know if I am a winner?