iDevGames will kick off the sixth running of its uDevGames Mac game development contest ( on July 1, giving the developers three months to design, create, and polish their games, including all coding, graphics, and sound.

The entire Mac gaming community is invited to follow the progress of these games as they are being created, play them when they are finished, and vote for the “Best Overall Game.” Entries will also be judged in the categories of Best Gameplay, Best Graphics, Best Audio, Best Story, Most Original, and Most Polished by their peers. Winners will be announced on Oct. 14, and prizes distributed to the developers for the top three entries in each category.

Past contests have resulted in over 150 games created by independent Mac developers from around the world and have awarded entrants with a total prize pool valued at over US$100,000. he source code for all games entered into the uDevGames contest is released back to the community under Open Source licenses, accomplishing iDevGames’ mission of educating and expanding the Mac game developer community.