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Bring your amazing games to the Universal Windows Platform and Windows store!

The Unity Game Developer Challenge is now open to developers with Steam, iOS or Android games with over 10,000 downloads!

If that's you, then apply now! There's a huge audience waiting for your game!

About the challenge

This challenge is open to developers who have Unity game apps in either the Steam Store, Google Play Store or Apple's App Store.

Bringing your game to the Universal Windows Platform and publishing to Windows Store connects your game to an audience of over 400 million devices!

Early entry

First 25 developers to submit to Step 2.

$5,000

Cash

Top prizes

Create immediate success for your game on the Windows Store!

$100,000

Advertising Dollars (Install campaign)

$50,000

Advertising Dollars (Install campaign)

$25,000

Advertising Dollars (Install campaign)

Secondary prizes

10 Honorable mentions will be awarded one year Unity Pro subscription Licenses.

Timeline

Entry Period: Nov 1st, 2016 – Feb 28th, 2017

Performance Period: March 1st – April 30th, 2017

Winners Announced: On or around May 15th, 2017

Process

Provide evidence

Develop and publish apps

Submit for challenge

Step 1

Submit 'Image' and 'URL' to verify your game app is over 10,000 downloads in the Steam/Play/App Store.

  • Provide a screenshot image of your seller admin page that shows your app has over 10,000 downloads in the Steam, Google Play Store (Android) or Apple's App Store.

Step 2

Develop your app with Windows & Unity and submit your 'Windows Store app URL'

  • Port the same app that you submitted in Step 1 using Windows and Unity.
  • Apps must support UWP Desktop to be eligible for this challenge.

FAQ*

I recently submitted a game to Windows Store, can my game be entered into the contest?

How will the contest be judged?

Does the game have to be compatible with all devices running Windows Universal Platform?

I submitted a game before November 1st, 2016 but plant to release an update. Can I enter the contest with the updated release?

When will I know if my game has been accepted on the Windows Store?

What happens if I submit my game to Windows Store but I do not receive confirmation from Microsoft about the game being published to the Store before the contest ends?

I have some technical questions, where can I find help?

When will the winners be announced?

What happens if I submit the app to Windows Store and it is published but I forget to complete the final step?

How many games can I submit to the contest?

Do I need to pay for a Microsoft developer account?

How will I know if I am a winner?

Who will judge the contest?

Can I participate in this contest if I am under the age of 18?

* Legal Disclaimer

The information contained in this FAQ is provided to you “AS IS” and does not constitute legal advice. Unity makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this FAQ.
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