[UPDATE: For those concerned about 'Rule 5' in the T&C's for the competition, Adam from Zoo Games has posted a comment claiming that it is intended to apply to 'using things like a screen shot on our website, or the ability to mention the name of the game in a press release or something like that, NOT actually publishing or porting a game.' ]

Zoo Games, Inc. today announced the launch of an indie game competition called 2Bee Games. Open to all independent developers, the contest will run from now until the 15th April 2009, with the grand prize set at a lovely $10,000 and 2 runner-up prizes of $2,500. Not only that, but every entrant stands the chance of bagging themselves a publishing deal - not bad, eh?

After 15th April, the 2Bee Games judges will pick their top 10 - these 10 finalists will then be put up to public voting and each week the lowest scoring game will be eliminated until 1 stands victorious!

Mark Seremet, CEO of Zoo Games, Inc. had this to say:

“2BeeGames is really the brainchild of a few gamers who came to us with a brilliant idea—let the gamers in the community decide what games they want to see out there, and reward these developers for their unique point of view and creativity. The best games will win cash prizes and the ability to be published on all home and mobile consoles as well as downloadable platforms. Zoo Games is incredibly excited to build 2BeeGames around this vital channel of talent while searching for the next great video game developer.”

It all sounds like jolly good fun! Head over to 2Bee Games now to check out more.