MDM ZincGameDev ’07 was announced earlier today by Contest Organizers, Multidmedia Limited (MDM).

ZincGameDev ’07, sponsored by no less than 8 of the Flash Industries biggest 3 rd Party Developers, invites members of the Flash Community to submit their Adobe Flash & MDM Zinc developed Games for a chance to win a Sony PSP Handheld Games Console and a Flash Software Goodie Bag worth over $1000, with contributions from Electric Rain, Sorenson Media, SitePal, FlashLoaded, Amayeta, PageFlip, Wildform and Blue Pacific.

Contestants are asked to develop a full game, or a single level, which provides a creative and enjoyable gaming experience on the Desktop. Games must be developed in Adobe Flash (or Flex) and use MDM Zinc 2.5 to compile the Game for the Desktop (either Windows or Mac OSX).

“Zinc 2.5 Extends the Flash ActionScript API with commands which would specifically benefit game development,” commented MDM Senior Developer, Kevan Harriman, “Developers can introduce DirectX Resolutions for FullScreen Playback, Joystick and Tablet support, alongside FileSyetem and Database commands for recording scores both locally and online. Anyone feeling particularly ambitious could go for a multiplayer game using Zinc’s TCP and UDP Socket Functionality!”

ZincGameDev ’07 is expected to run for Eight Weeks and entries close on 30 th August 2007. A panel of expert judges has been assembled to choose the winning entries, including Flash Game Developer and Author, Jobe Makar; Senior Art Director from 2Advanced, Jonathon Moore; Executive Producer at 2DPlay.com, Fawad Akram and Creative Studio Head at GasStreetWorks, Mark Willison.

“In addition to the great prizes on offer, this is a great opportunity for up and coming Flash Game Developers to showcase their work to Industry Professionals,” said MDM CEO Jaspal Sohal, “We look at ZincGameDev as more than just a contest. We hope to carry it on in the future and discover some very talented designers and developers in the process.”

Anyone wishing to participate in ZincGameDev ’07 should visit http://www.multidmedia.com/contests/gamedev for more details.

About Multidmedia Limited (MDM)
Multidmedia Limited (MDM) is a privately held software company based in the UK and is the Industry leader in Rapid Application Development Tools for Adobe Flash and Flex. The Company's innovative development software is used in over 75 Countries by designers, developers and Fortune 500 Companies to build and deploy Desktop Applications, CDROMs, Widgets, Screensavers, DVDs and Games.