The GM Race Begins

Today GMTech Magazine and MarkUp Magazine announced a contest called The GM Race, which looks to be one of the biggest Game Maker contests so far. There are over $300 worth of prizes, featuring such items as 1GB flash drives and games titles like Bioshock and Command and Conquer 3.

Contestants must make a 2D game related to both fire and ice/snow. All entries must be submitted by November 15, and the winners will be announced Jan 1st, 2008.

Quoted from

Yes, its been in the planning for some time, and yes this could be the biggest contest that will test your Game Making skills, and yes its The GM Race.We bring to you a contest with over $300 worth of prizes, we bring to you a contest that is run by two well known magazines, with the support of the members from the GMC and Yo Yo Games. The contest runs from today – 15th October 2007 to January 1st 2008, like most contests, there can only be one winner, however the five finalists also gets a prize, so why not take part and see how far you make it.

All Five Finalists
All five finalists will get one USB Flash Drive each, with a capacity of 1 GB.

The Winner
In addition to the 1 GB USB Flash drive, the first place winner will also receive a 2-year free domain, in addition to free cPanel hosting for that domain. Not only that, but the winner receives two PC games, out of this selection:

Fifa ’08
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Deluxe
Company of Heroes
The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
Football Manager 2008
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hard Evidence
Sega Rally
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08

8 Responses

  1. The Eligibility paragraph was a mistake, left out from an earlier draft of an unrelated competition which we based this list of rules upon. I’m sorry if we mixed it up.

    To clarify, there is no age limit, and the individual can be affiliated with any for-profit corporation – but not the game itself.

  2. Interesting… There’s some nice prizes there. Good luck all!

  3. I is going to win >:)

  4. @ Rusky – You wish 😉 ….
    Well good luck to all! Unfortunately I can’t compete 😦 .

  5. Lack of time and inspiration… think I’ll skip this one. 😦

  6. ‘Inspiration’ reminds me of a ‘Get a Mac’ ad spoof.. mm.. Christian: why can’t you compete?

  7. Too busy working on GmX….
    Hopefully I will be distributing it as a Christmas present to the GMC members.
    Anyway, most of you know I’m not that good at creating games: in fact I never published any on the GMC… still I did create some for my personal use.
    Anyway good luck to all.

  8. […] Posted on December 9, 2007 by bendodge The final voting for the GMRace has begun. The final vote is public and open to all GMC members. The five contestants […]

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