First published on MSDN on Feb 05, 2015
After a lot of deliberation, evaluation and review, the judges have given us their decisions. It's time to announce the winners of the Project Blueprint Challenge!
category, our winner is
, for their puzzle-platformer
! The game centers on a clever size-changing mechanic that allows the player to manipulate the environment to solve challenges.
category, the winner is
, for their project
! CoZyPut allows physically disabled gamers to control games with eye, tongue or single-hand gestures, with the fidelity and responsiveness necessary for fast-paced gaming.
takes the prize for their project
! Ciris is a real-time color augmentation overlay that allows the colorblind to more clearly see contrasts on their desktop computers and mobile devices.
Congratulations to all three winning teams, who will each receive the $3000 prize. And congratulations to our honorable mention teams, each of whom also submitted an excellent Blueprint, and will receive a certificate of achievement for their efforts!
In the Games category, our Honorable Mention teams are:
4Future, Sri Lanka
Binary Tales, Spain
Digital Interactive Games, South Africa
Stoneheart Studios, Sri Lanka
Wisdom Fighters, Sri Lanka
In the Innovation category, our Honorable Mention teams are:
One Step Ahead, Romania
Tap & Go, Venezuela
Team DRUTA, Sri Lanka
Team Hiraya, Philippines
In the World Citizenship category, our Honorable Mention teams are:
Rapid Response, Ireland
Red Ember Games, Ireland
Sitting Hamsters, Slovakia
Team Bridge, Brazil
The Fixers, Sri Lanka
We're excited to see some of the same teams from the Pitch Video Challenge; we strongly believe the Challenges help to refine and strengthen your final projects, and your strong showings in these competitions bear that out.
We look forward to seeing you all again as the User Experience judging begins -- and we hope to see some of you in Seattle this July!