Get ready game developers, Sun is looking for innovative game
applications using JavaTM technology. Winners will be awarded
a variety of prizes including a license and deployment license from
IGN/GameSpy (valued at $40,000), Athlon 64 PCs from AMD (valued at
$7,500) and two Zodiacs from Tapwave (valued at $800).
"Java technology is the juice for game developers to take their
exploits to the next level -- blazing graphics and phenomenal effects
mean more challenging and exciting games. It means faster time to
market, cross-platform portability, fewer bugs to contend with, and the
promise to leap into networked games built for Java-technology enabled
devices of all sizes," said Chris Melissinos, chief gaming officer for
Sun. "We are delivering standard Java technology game APIs
that meet the high-performance and cross-platform requirements of
today's cutting edge games concurrently on three platforms -- Windows,
Linux and OS X -- to reach even more consumers."
Independent video game developers are eligible to compete and showcase
their talents by creating a game application using Java technologies,
including the open source Java technology game APIs. There is no entry
fee and multiple games can be entered in the contest.
Games will be judged on their quality of production, game play and "fun
factor" by an independent panel from the gaming industry. Prizes will
be awarded at the JavaOneSM 2004 Conference and Exposition in San
Francisco, on June 28 through July 3, 2004.
A total of four prizes will be awarded:
One full GameSpy Deployment License and Toolbox Suite, one Athlon
64 3200+ PC, and a copy of the Java Desktop System
One Athlon 64 3200+ PC and a copy of the Sun JavaTM
Two Honorable Mention
Each Honorable Mention will win a Tapwave Zodiac PDA
A Web page will be dedicated to the winners on java.net to promote their games.
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