A few months ago when Unity3D’s support of Windows Phone and Windows 8 was announced, the company also announced a developer contest with $90,000 with of prizes for developers who created new original or brought over existing games from other platforms to the Windows Phone Store using their tool.
They have now announced the winners, which includes some great games.
For Windows Phone the first Prize of $30,000 was awarded to the Trouserheart game by 10tons Ltd and Dicework Games where you play a king having to defeat a range of monsters attacking your kingdom.
The second prize of $10,000 was awarded to the well-known and quality title Drift Mania: Street Outlaws by Ratrod Studio Inc.
The third prize of 5,000 USD was awarded to the original game An Alien with a Magnet by Rejected Games where you control an alien with a magnet and have to guide it through various obstacles.
See the Windows Store winners after the break.
- First Prize, $30,000 USD: Freddy by Mobitouch Games
- Second Prize, $10,000 USD: Shiny The Firefly by Stage Clear Studios & Headup Games
- Third Prize, $5,000 USD: Pylon by Quantum Squid Interactive
For each, the prize is a Unity Pro license (which includes a Windows Store/Windows Phone Pro publishing add-on).
- Edge of the World by Central Core Studies for Best Tile on Windows Phone
- Simpulls by Ironshod Limited for Best Gameplay on Windows Phone
- Crazy Horses: Unstabled by Nice Touch Games Ltd for Best Windows Integration on Windows Phone
- panIt! by Ed Venture Studios for Best New Game Content on Windows Phone
- Charlie Hop by Madarina for Best Port to Windows Phone
- Fling Theory by Coding Jar Studios Inc. for Best Gameplay on Windows Store
- Einstein™ Brain Trainer by BBG Entertainment GmbH for Best Windows Integration on Windows Store
- Meltdown by Phenomenon Games for Best New Game on Windows Store
- Dr. Jolt by SidekickBest Port for Best Port of an Existing Game to Windows Store
Unity3D has also announced the release of Unity 4.3, which includes a new 2D mode for easier 2D game development, scripting support (MonoDevelop 4.1), animation improvements, better sprite support, various runtime optimizations, new source code management support.
It now also features improved support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, with trial support, location and compass support, and Visual Studio 2013 compatibility.
Read more about that here.