Innovative Linux Game Blocks That Matter about which we have written plenty of times has won Microsoft's Dream.Build.Play 2011 competition with grand prize of $ 40,000.
About Dream.Build.Play 2011
Dream.Build.Play is an annual contest organized by Microsoft where Games developed for Microsoft's XNA Studio 4.0 or XBOX 360 compete with each other for Grand Prize.
Blocks That Matter was selected from a pool of more than 250 entrants from 27 countries.
Linux Friendly Developers
The game developers have been really friendly to the Linux community and has already released couple of tech demos for the Linux users for user feedback and testing. Once all the remaining issues and bugs are ironed out the game will be released. Lead developer Guillaume also said that they have not forgotten Linux users at all and will release it most probably in this week only, its just that they have too many things on their hands now and little time.
Though the competition awards games made for XBOX or Windows platforms, it does not really matter here as this really gives the developers their due recognition, fame and money too.
Many Congratulations to the developers !!!
On a Side Note: Are there any such gaming competitions or events exclusively for Linux games? As far as I know, there isn't one. If you know about such a contest, please let me know in comments section.