Are You Game to Win $5000?

ServerQuest II Contest

Check out this new Silverlight developer competition in which you could pocket $5000 for showcasing your Silverlight skills.  The contest rules aren’t that apparent from the site unless you register (or spot the tiny link in the footer), so I’m copying below what you’ll see on the Submit Game page, post-registration.  The contest ends April 30th, with winners to be announced on May 25th.

320px-Left_pointing_double_angle_quotation_mark_sh1_svg It’s time to submit your finished game to Microsoft. When your game is placed in the gallery, everyone will have a chance to vote on it. The games with the highest amount of votes will be presented to a panel of Celebrity Geek Judges so they can vote on the best game. The winner’s game will be featured in Server Quest 2 and they will receive $5000.

When submitting an entry to the Server Quest 2 Silverlight contest, you must supply an archive (zip file) containing:

  • The main game XAP file named game.xap in the top level of the archive.
  • Your game should be formatted to fit a field of 800 px by 430 px.

In addition, you must supply a screenshot of your game, it must be in JPG format and should be sized for 200 px by 150 px.

The contest and its organizers are not responsible for games that are disqualified because of submissions which are of the wrong size, format, or file structure.320px-Right_pointing_double_angle_quotation_mark_sh1_svg

For a full list of rules and regulations, click here.


If you need a little help “getting your game on”, here’s a great post from Andy Beaulieu on some resources to get you started.