Intel launched a Game Demo Contest at GDC in March to find demos that show off the features of the PC platform. There are two categories with $30,000 first prizes plus a high-end laptop. With rules that exclude the major developers, it is likely that a game demo from a small developer or a student group will take the top prize(s). Contest ends in mid-August. Full details and entry form at http://www.intel.com/software/gamecontest.
The two categories are Best Threaded Game (multi-thread your game to run better or faster on a multi-core processor), and Best Game on the Go (make your game more convienent or more fun to play on a laptop). Both categories have the $30K top prize, plus smaller cash prizes for second and third places. Top five winners get licenses to all Intel's software development tools. Just for entering, contestants will receive a limited-duration license for those tools.
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