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Polish bada developer snags $300 000 from Samsung for a 3D yacht racing game

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Polish bada developer snags $300 000 from Samsung for a 3D yacht racing game
On an award ceremony held today Samsung marked the first anniversary of its own mobile OS bada, that is supposed to gradually replace the software in its feature phones. There are already six phones in the Wave family, from the lowly Samsung Wave 525, to the original Samsung Wave, which was the first phone with the groundbreaking Super AMOLED screen and Hummingbird chipset technologies, developed by Samsung.

At the conference, held today in Seoul, Samsung made good on its promise to distribute a few million dollars among developers with the best bada applications. The grand prize of, hold tight... $300 000, went to the Polish developers' shop Mooncoder, for creating a 3D yacht racing game, called "Little Sailor". The bada Developer Challenge had 2,077 teams from 54 countries participating in it, but only 34 applications made the cut, and won $2.7 million in total.

To share the festivities with bada users, which are supposed to reach 5 million by the end of the year, Samsung will have 31 of the 34 applications for free until the end of December. Samsung Apps is now available in 118 countries, and the free apps are visible everywhere, so hurry up if you have a Samsung Wave or a Samsung Wave II, and see for yourself what a $300 000 yacht game looks like. A list of the freebies is in the source link.

source: Samsung via SlashPhone

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