I'm not very familiar with the GameSpy SDK prize for this contest. I found this link (http://www.gamespy.net/toolkits.asp
), although it doesn't say a whole lot. I was wondering if anyone is familiar with it and had any thoughts as to its usefulness.
With a prize valued at $45,000, the taxes (around $13,500 here in the US) make it a little hard to justify trying to win, especially if the game is not internet enabled. While publicity from winning the contest would help generate sales, I'm not sure it would compensate for this amount. My team is currently working on its first game, although we have a lot of modding experience. We have no idea how much money might be generated by an indie game, and we are just starting to learn about financial side of things.
I guess what I'm getting at is, if (and that is a big IF) we were to actually win the contest, would it be worth it? Lets assume that A) the game did have internet support, making the SDK useful, and B) $13,500 for taxes would be challenging to raise.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.