Come2Play http://www.come2play.com– Creators of the first white-label social gaming platform and multiplayer game API - are holding a contest, in conjunction with the LinkedIn Flash Game Developers group, for the development of turn based multiplayer games with prizes totaling $8,000.
In a gaming world where new games are launched and disappear just as quickly, multiplayer games with a social infrastructure are a huge hit amongst users; developing a loyal fan base that come back daily to play against each other and their friends.
Come2Play has developed this infrastructure and are inviting game developers to take advantage of it.. Come2Play is revitalizing the formula by allowing for correspondence challenges. With correspondence challenges, a player makes the first move in a game and then sends it to all their friends through email or their favorite social network. Each individual friend can then send back their next move. Each friend who responds starts a new game with the creator of the game. This gaming form provides ahuge viral opportunity to game developers looking to expand the reach of their games.
In light of this initiative, Come2Play is launching their latest contest - The Games That Challenge the World Competition.
Using Come2Play's multiplayer API, developers are challenged to create head-to-head turn based multiplayer games that fit this concept. Prizes will be given out to games that successfully implement this turn based model based on the contest’s concept. Games will be judged based on originality, design, game play and use of Come2Play’s API features. Judging will be done by Come2Play in conjunction with a panel of industry judges.
Games entered into the competition do not have to be exclusive. In addition, you can retrofit an old game that has already been published and released.
$8,000 in Prizes!
Prizes for the contest will be as follows:
$5,000 for first place,
$2,000 for second place
$1,000 for third place.
The contest runs from January 1st through March 31st. Games must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on March 31st, 2010.
To learn more about the Games That Challenge the World Contest visit: http://come2play.com/dev_inner.asp?f=1&newsid=337
In addition to the prize money, Come2Play will pay developers with single player games, which have over 100,000 game plays and a rating over 3.5 on Kongregate or Newgrounds, up to $3,000 to convert their single player game to a multiplayer version. Contact Come2Play at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify.
All games come with the Come2Play revenue share program which pays developers for banner advertising and virtual currency monetization over the lifetime of the game. This revenue is on top of the prizes awarded and is available for every game submitted in the contest no matter if the game wins or not.
Come2Play’s open source API allows developers to create multiplayer games without having to worry about servers, hosting, ranking, chat, game lobbies, leaderboards, tokens and virtual rewards, all of which are built into the Come2Play network.
Come2Play’s distribution products include the ability to launch games automatically to over 1,000 partner websites, to applications on websites like iGoogle, Facebook, Myspace, Orkut, Friendster, and to toolbar and chat tools like Messenger Plus, Conduit toolbars and Meebo. In addition, developers will be given a distributable SWF files that can be uploaded to any site. This is all done by Come2Play once the developer’s game has been submitted to Come2Play.
Come2Play is creator of the first white-label social gaming network. To date, over 110 million matches have been played throughout the web supported by Come2Play’s open multiplayer API. Come2Play’s network is rich with social features like game rooms, chat, leaderboards, rankings, tokens and virtual rewards. Games are played on leading social networks like Facebook, Myspace and Orkut, start pages and IM services like iGoogle, and Meebo, and gaming portals like Net-Games and Zapak. To learn more, visit http://www.come2play.com/developer.asp