Techority will soon be running a competition for all independent iPhone application developers.
UPDATE: Carlos, Co Founder of Corona, has generously offered a 12 month subscription to be offered as a prize. The 48 hour challenge will go ahead and I’ll be posting more info (and looking for more opinions from you guys) shortly, so stay tuned.
…. Or at least, that’s the plan.
My basic idea is this;
Developers sign up to take part in a 48 hour challenge which involves making an application in, of course, 24 hours.
At the start of the 48 hour period they will be told the theme or style of the game, plus anything else that must be included; they must then create and submit that application at the 48 hour mark.
I figure it could provide some good exposure for developers and provoke some more interesting discussion on development platforms as games from both Corona and GameSalad (and any other engine, of course) would be accepted.
As to prizes, if enough people are interested I think that I could likely get some people to donate some art, maybe some sounds, etc. and – depending on how everyone feels about it – we could charge a $5 entrance fee which would then be pooled and used to present the winner with some goodies, like an iTunes gift card, some nifty stuff like Particle Candy, or something like that.
Anyway; at this stage it’s just an idea – I’d like to hear what others think about it first.
Would you participate? Would you be comfortable paying a $5 entry fee to help support prizes? Is there someone from the community you’d like to see as a judge?
Please let me know your thoughts as I think this could be a fun thing to go ahead with if enough people are interested.
If not, perhaps sometime in the future!