What would a good contest be without prizes? uDevGames has been fortunate to have a large number of sponsors each year, and has given away more than $100,000 worth of prizes. uDevGames is about getting everyone to make a Mac game and celebrating the diversity in approaches to creating fun and beautiful games, so we believe in spreading the wealth. Rather than concentrating all of the prizes on just the winner or top three finalists, uDevGames has numerous categories allowing anyone to be a winner or rank well and get prizes.
See the incredible list of sponsors of uDevGames for this year and years past.
71 Squared's Particle Designer and Glyph Designer are two excellent tools for any game developer to have. Creating amazing particle effects and beautiful fonts is fast and easy, and both support the ever more popular Cocos2d engine.
Is your Mac Pro's GPU not cutting it any more? The AMD Radeon 5870 has amazing graphics processing power. With 1GB of GDDR5 memory, it is an ideal choice for game developers looking to be at the forefront of Mac gaming graphics.
Socialite is designed to make it easy to stay in touch with the social networks and services that matter to you. Grow your game's fanbase by through Facebook status updates, Flickr photos, tweets, watch your stories spread in Google Reader RSS and Digg, and do it all from one great app.
BBEdit doesn't suck. Need we say more? No Mac coder's Applications folder is complete without this text editing gem. Yojimbo makes keeping all the small (or even large) bits of information that pour in every day organized and accessible; text, photos, bookmarks, music… it's all stored and retrieved naturally and effortlessly.
Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular "Beginning iPhone Bootcamp," this book leads beginners through the essential facets of iPhone app development. After completing the guide, readers will have the confidence to take on iPhone projects of their own. The confidence comes from the guide's emphasis on building apps while learning the necessary programming concepts.
Cheetah3D provides the most useful features you need to get the job done, and organizes them within a beautifully elegant user interface that's powerful, intuitive and quick to work with. Performing truly advanced operations in Cheetah3D will seem like second nature very rapidly. Cheetah3D provides a level of productivity that you will be hard pressed to equal in software ten times the cost!
Why should collaboration on coding only mean syncing to the same SCM repository? With SubEthaEdit, collaboration means real-time shared text editing. Truly working together is not just possible, but it's even fun and productive. Imagine if your uDevGames team had SubEthaEdit during the contest…
Hands down, PlistEdit Pro is the best property list editor on Mac OS X. Forget trying to use Xcode's awkward and incomplete plist editor, PlistEdit Pro does it all with ease. Plus, it not only supports Apple's plist format, but it also supports JSON, making of tremendous value for cross-platform coders.
Acorn's unintimidating interface makes image editing easy and painless, while still providing the wide range of features you need. VoodooPad is a place to write down your notes and thoughts. Ideas, images, lists, passwords, your mom's apple pie recipe. Anything you need to keep track of and organize. VoodooPad will grow with you without getting in the way.
Amadeus Pro is a powerful multitrack audio editor supporting a variety of formats including MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, Wave and many others. Audio is a critical part of every game and Amadeus Pro has the capabilities you need to shape every sound effect and trim every track.
Upshot is a quick and simple screenshot sharing program- designed for and by game developers to simplify collaboration. Howling Moon Software developed the Chipmunk Physics engine and uses their expertise on iOS games, Unity3D web games, and other contracting work.
Out with the old and in with the new. Xcode 4's ground-up overhaul is literally changing the way developers code. With the extensive UI changes, navigating Xcode 4 can be a frustrating challenge even for the seasoned Xcode 3 vets. Xcode Tools Sensei (2nd Edition) covers Xcode 4 from New to Quit, showing you the ins and outs of how it works, and where to find exactly what you're looking for.
The Omni Group suite of applications leaves no stone unturned. From the structured and flexible outlines of OmniOutliner, bar charts and line graphs in OmniGraphSketcher, everything from UML diagrams to vector graphics in OmniGraffle Pro, the personal task management of OmniFocus, to the professional and full featured project planning in OmniPlan, you'll find yourself launching an Omni Group app more than any other.
Pixelmator is beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X which has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images. Pixelmator is built on top of Core Image, which lets it use the full power of your GPU to git 'r done. With Pixelmator 2 coming out during the uDG contest, you'll be one of the first to marvel at great interface, tools, and performance.
Record – super intuitive, streamlined recording software. Reason – the legendary virtual studio rack packed with synths, samplers, effects and all the music production tools you need. Combine the two and they fuse into one incredibly powerful music application: a fast, lean and rock solid production environment that lets you stay focused on your music.
For cross-platform application development, look no further than Real Studio. With the same powerful language object-oriented language and rich framework, you can create native applications for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, and yet still tune each platform's app with system API calls. Real Studio is the best way to write xplat applications.
Distributed version control systems are sweeping developers off of their feet, and SourceTree SourceTree is an outstanding Git and Mercurial version control application, packing all of the diff, history, branching, and merging capabilities needed to get your work done. But it's not just about you, SourceTree goes a step further and even seamlessly pulls updates in the background to show you what others have pushed. SourceTree even integrates with GitHub, Bitbucket, and Kiln.
Cornerstone is the ultimate Subversion app. Hailed by industry professionals from top companies, Cornerstone has all of the power you could possibly imagine needing and then some. In its slick interface, you can branch and merge, viewing diffs with its great built-in diff editor, view past logs and see a visual timeline of all changes, and even see annotations attached to individual lines of code, so you know who edited what and exactly why.
Spending countless hours creating sprite sheets? Having trouble getting all the frames of that pixel perfect animation into it? Say hello to Zwoptex, with just a couple clicks you can have a sprite and it's coordinates optimized and ready to use for your newest project.
Please note the prize list is subject to change without notice.