Unity has launched a new $10,000 Unity 4 DirectX 11 contest.
Developers are tasked with creating a DirectX 11 enabled project using Unity’s latest game engine, with the winner receiving the lump sum of money as well as a triple to Unite 2013.
Two runners up will also get two Unity Pro licenses for their efforts.
Submitted projects can be any kind of interactive content such as a game, demo, flyby, scene, environment, effect or shader.
Projects entered into the competition will be judged on performance, visual quality and “all-around jaw-dropping, eye-popping immersive effect”.
Participants are allowed to work alone or in a team, and the use of external assets is also permitted, on the condition that a substantial portion of the project is original and that the participants have the rights to use the assets.
The judges themselves will come from the Unity team and include content manager Will Goldstone, graphics architect Aras Pranckevicius, technical artist Erland Körner and community manager Aurore Dimopoulos.
The competition ends on January 16th next year, and the winners will be announced on January 28th.
Visit the official website for more information.