“The Great Canadian Appathon” is this weekend

This weekend marks the “Great Canadian Appathon,” a contest sponsored by TELUS, XMG Studio and The National Post, looking for young Canadian programmers to produce a WP7 game in a mere 48 hours.

The Great Canadian Appathon is a chance for post-secondary students across Canada to showcase their skills in developing great games. Students can get together in teams of up to 4 people to hack their game together for 48 hours. The event is presented by XMG Studio and the National post. The Prizes are being sponsored by TELUS and the finale event is being sponsored by KPMG.

Of particular interest is the involvement of Toronto-based game studio XMG, who have traditionally been very iOS-focused. The “Appathon” is open to all college (“post-secondary”) students in Canada. You can read more at the official website here.

via RGBFilter.com – thanks Doug Groves for the heads up.

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