Five days left to submit ‘rough drafts’ for MoMinis contest

The deadline for rough draft submissions to the MoMinis Studio GameCast contest is July 10th.

The company is accepting submissions in video format that should demonstrate the concept and gameplay of your mobile game and anything else you wish to explain, including what you plan to add to the game for your final entry.

MoMinis recommends using a video capturing software called Camtasia for this purpose. You can see a sample rough draft submission here.

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There’s further guidance available on the contest and all aspects of the MoMinis Studio in four webinars scheduled for this week:

1. Intro to The MoMinis Studio – July 5th, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

This tutorial will cover the ins and outs of the game engine, explaining concepts and giving helpful tips and tricks, among other fundamental uses that developers should know when starting out with The MoMinis Studio.

2. Intermediate Level Training on The MoMinis Studio – Wed, July 6th, 2011 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Eyal Rabinovich, Co-Founder of MoMinis and Co-Creator of The MoMinis Studio will be leading a webinar for those who are already a little familiar with The MoMinis Studio and game development and want to receive more a advanced guide to building mobile games.

3. Creating a Video Rough Draft Submission – Thu, July 7th, 2011 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

This tutorial will cover the ways in which contestants can prepare a rough draft video submission for the GameCast Contest. It will go over how to use a robust video capturing software and show how to include different scenes, sounds, effects and other features to show off your game.

4. Creating Graphics for Mobile Games – Thu, July 7th, 2011 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Iris Weissman, Senior Graphic Designer at MoMinis will be leading a webinar for all who want to learn how to work with graphics for mobile games using The MoMinis Studio. He’ll cover many aspects of graphic design for mobile games including optimization, usage of transparency, popular genres of graphics in mobile and backgrounds.

The MoMinis Studio is a free development engine pitched at developers in the Flash, PC and mobile sectors.

Its GameCast competition, which has been launched in tandem with ME and GetJar, will offer $15,000 in total prizes plus a distribution deal for the winner.

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