With over 200,000 games in the market, for many developers creating a game is considerably easier than marketing and distributing an application. To address the issue, a team of industry leaders from VentureBeat, Best Buy, Trinity Ventures, Hooked Media and others have banded together to create this new contest to help developers gain wide scale distribution.
Through the Get Discovered! contest, game developers can enter for the chance to:
- have their game featured in and offered through Best Buy’s App Discovery Center
- receive funding and advising from Trinity Ventures
- win an advertising package from VentureBeat
Participating is simple. The only real work developers have to do is use the Hooked Media SDK in their game, which will integrate Hooked Media’s new discovery platform with the game. The result for all participants is increased game plays and recognition, so while not everyone wins the grand prize-everyone benefits. Register here.
Developers interested in participating in the contest are encouraged to check out Hooked Media’s website where you can learn more about integrating the SDK. Judging begins in the end of January with winners announced in March at a live event.
Judging the final competition will be Bradley Horowitz, VP of Product, Google+; Gus Tai, General Partner at Trinity Ventures; Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat; and Margita Labhard, Director of Digital Business Models at Best Buy.
Dates and deadlines:
- Games must be live in Android market by January 24th 2012
- Judging period January 24th 2012 – February 24th 2012
- Finalists notified by March 2nd 2012
- Winner announced at live event (Date to be announced)
Check out Dean Takahashi’s recent article on the contest, and follow @hookedapp (#GetDiscovered) to help spread the word!
The final event in March is by invitation only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be included.