SOURCE: PapayaMobile

PapayaMobile

December 03, 2010 11:00 ET

PapayaMobile Launches China SDK; Announces Global Game Developer Contest

Papaya to Award $23,000 in Cash Along With Internships at Its Beijing Headquarters and Trips to GDC 2011 in San Francisco

BEIJING--(Marketwire - December 3, 2010) - To accelerate the global expansion of its social gaming platform on Android, PapayaMobile will now tackle the world's second largest Android market -- China. PapayaMobile is announcing the release of its SDKs and Game Engine in Chinese. With PapayaMobile recently reaching eight million registered users, a two fold increase since the opening of its Android gaming platform in June, the company is expecting strong growth in China next year. To celebrate these milestones with the developer community, PapayaMobile is holding a Global Game Developer Contest to encourage developers to leverage this user base for their own games.

What:
PapayaMobile is holding a global game developer contest based on our newly released Papaya Game Engine. Developers who leverage our game engine for the contest will have access to a one-stop solution for game creation, user acquisition and effective monetization. Prizes for teams that rank in the Top 10 are:

  • First Place
    • $10,000 dollars
    • A flight for one member of the team to GDC San Francisco 2011
    • An internship in Beijing for six months, all expenses covered
    • Free promotion on the Papaya app homepage and Android App of the Day for one week (Three million impressions per day)
  • Second Place
    • $8,000 dollars
    • A flight for one member of the team to GDC San Francisco 2011
    • An internship in Beijing for six months, all expenses covered
    • Free promotion on all Papaya app homepage and Android App of the Day for one week
  • Third Place
    • $5,000 dollars
    • A flight for one member of the team to GDC San Francisco 2011
    • An internship in Beijing for six months, all expenses covered
    • Free promotion on all Papaya app homepage and Android App of the Day for one week
  • Runners Up (Fourth through 10th place)
    • An internship in Beijing for six months, all expenses covered
    • Free promotion on all Papaya app homepage and Android App of the Day for three days

Who:

  • Android developer teams from around the world (limited to three team members)

When:

  • Submission for the contest opens today, December 3, 2010
  • The deadline for submissions is February 16, 2010
  • Games ranked in the Top 10 will be notified on February 22, 2010
  • Games ranked in the Top 3 will be announced at GDC San Francisco 2011 on February 28, 2010

Process for Contestants:

  • Develop a game using the Papaya Game Engine and submit at our website: http://www.papayamobile.com/engine_en/contest.html
  • The game will be submitted to the judging committee free of charge
  • The language of the game is restricted to English or Chinese
  • The games need to comply with Papaya Game Engine terms and services
  • All game submissions need to be run on Android 1.5 or above
  • Questions or comments relating to the contest can be addressed in our forum: http://www.papayamobile.com/contest-forum/
  • The game creators are free to distribute them through any other channels at any time

Judging Criteria:

  • Graphics and animation: 0-5
  • Easy to learn and easy to play: 0-5
  • Fun to play: 0-5
  • Originality of concept: 0-5
  • Effective use of Papaya Game Engine: 0-5

About PapayaMobile:
PapayaMobile is an open, mobile social network for Android focused on casual gaming and virtual currency. Papaya offers developers a fast and easy way to reach more than four million users worldwide and improve monetization on Android. Android users love Papaya because they can play multiple games and get a complete social networking experience all in one, easy to download and use app. Founded in 2008 by Si Shen and Wenjie Qian, Papaya is headquartered in Beijing and has an office in Menlo Park, California. For more information, please visit: www.papayamobile.com

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