GameHack prize pool rises to £15,000

GameHack prize pool rises to £15,000
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

April 4th 2012 at 2:08PM

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Mozilla join list of supporters for event

The prize pool for the upcoming UK game development competition GameHack has risen to £15,000.

Prizes for the two-day Tiga-run event, which has developers create an original game in 24 hours, include a PlayStation Vita development kit, a sound mix day at Pinewood Studios, a professional license for Marmalade and £3,000.

Cateogories for the event include best cross-platform application, best use of mobile, HTML5, Flash and a games trailer challenge.

As well as revealing a larger prize pool, the trade body also announced Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Mozilla as supporters of the event.

“We're passionate about engaging with the game developer community to better understand what they want from the web,” said Mozilla technical evangelist Rob Hawkes.

“It is because of this that we're proud to be involved in the Tiga-BlueVia GameHack and to see the great games that will undoubtedly result from it. The future of HTML5 games is a promising one and we're glad to be a part of it.”

Game Hack is currently taking on registrations and will take place at Pinewood Studios between April 28th and 29th.

For more information visit the official website.