Freeverse to Sponsor Mac Game Programming Contest 'The OMG Cup'

Freeverse Software on Monday concluded its weeklong series of announcements by noting that it will be the principal sponsor of The OMG Cup, a Mac game programming contest that will be held by The winner of the contest will receive US$300 and see their entry published by Freeverse as a retail product or as shareware, at the companyis discretion.

"Encouraging new Mac game development is more vital than ever," Freeverse president Ian Lynch Smith noted in a statement.

The OMG Cup starts Oct. 18 and ends on Nov. 28, when the last entries will be accepted. All games must run natively in Mac OS X and cannot be more than 20MB after compression. While they donit need to be complete, they must be in a Beta state and canit have seen public release before the contestis official start. Any games that infringe on othersi intellectual property will be disqualified, of course.

All entries will be judged by the public in voting that will start Dec. 1 and end Dec. 8. The top six games from that round will be judged by a panel appointed by Freeverse. The winners will be announced on Dec. 12.

The runner-up will receive $150 and any three Freeverse titles while the third place finisher will get $50 and any three Freeverse games. Those who land in fourth through sixth place will receive an OMG Cup T-shirt and one Freeverse gme. All qualified entrants will get to choose one Freeverse title.

The company also said on Monday that its game Kill Monty, which was an entry in a previous iDevGames content, has been updated to version 1.0.5. In addition, Freeverseis 25% off sale concludes at midnight EST on Monday.