So apparently those Angry Birds aren’t just a passing fad. We heard they made like at least $100 last year, so it’s fitting that Microsoft has decided to embrace mobile gaming and is expanding its annual Dream.Build.Play competition to include Windows Phone games.
Details around the Dream.Build.Play 2012 Challenge are a little sparse, but we do know that XNA developers will be competing for more than $100,000 in cash prizes and that the finalists will once again be on display at PAX Prime in Seattle.
It’s not yet clear if mobile developers will be competing for the grand prize against Xbox/PC developers, or if they have their own tiers for prizes, but we’ve contacted Microsoft for more details. We’ve confirmed that the Windows Phone games will be in a separate category.
You can visit the official webpage to sign up to receive more details when they’re available, or you can just keep your eyes glued to Armless Octopus and that way you’ll get your info and we won’t become destitute. No pressure or anything.