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Ever wanted to try your hand at Game Development? Been itching to play with .NET 2.0 but needed motivation to get started? Then you need to take the Exclusive GeeksWithBlogs Game Design Challenge!!!

*** Only open to GeeksWithBlogs members!!! *** (Note: It's really easy to become a GWB member... Click Here)

What do I need to do?

  1. Check out the game we recreated using Visual Studio Express called Escapa
  2. Download the free Visual Studio Express HERE (Doing this also gets you signed up for the Upgrade Your Game Sweepstakes!)
  3. Blog about your game!!!! Let us know about your experiences with Visual Studio Express during your process.
  4. Submit your own gaming masterpiece and enter to win a new Xbox 360 - the coolest game wins (determined by Jeff and John)
For the exact rules, visit the Official Rules Page and if or when you are ready to get yourself in the contest, send an email to gamecontest@geekswithblogs.net with your blog address and we will add you to the list of contestants!

 

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Comments on this post: Exclusive GeeksWithBlogs Member Game Design Contest --Winner to get XBOX 360!

# re: Exclusive GeeksWithBlogs Member Game Design Contest --Winner to get XBOX 360!
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hey... is Express an absolute requirement, for those of us already on VS2005?
Left by BM on May 18, 2006 1:26 PM

# re: Exclusive GeeksWithBlogs Member Game Design Contest --Winner to get XBOX 360!
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I echo the above question. If we have 2005 do we have to use Express? Also, what's the timeframe here? And on top of that are we allowed to use Managed DirectX?

inquring minds want to know
Left by George on May 18, 2006 2:00 PM

# re: Exclusive GeeksWithBlogs Member Game Design Contest --Winner to get XBOX 360!
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I will post about this Express line.
Left by Jeff Julian on May 18, 2006 4:12 PM

# re: Exclusive GeeksWithBlogs Member Game Design Contest --Winner to get XBOX 360!
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All entries will be posted with source code. We are a community and we share :D.
Left by Jeff Julian on May 19, 2006 5:33 PM

# re: Exclusive GeeksWithBlogs Member Game Design Contest --Winner to get XBOX 360!
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You own it, but we have the right to publish the code to the contest site and anyone can download it and alter it for their us
Left by Jeff Julian on May 22, 2006 3:31 AM

# Correction to the "Game Programming Contests" post...
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Apparently, I can't tell the difference between a sweepstakes and a contest :-) The Upgrade Your Game
Left by Let's Kill Dave! on Jun 14, 2006 9:29 AM

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