Sorry, no, we wanted to get this contest in place quickly and had to take the path of least resistance. If this contest goes well, hopefully we will be able to sponsor another game contest with international entries allowed. Rhode Island is out too, because of some odd contest restrictions.
We believe that Silverlight is a great game platform and want to show that great games can be built in a month or less. We also wanted to provide an avenue for the aspiring Silverlight game developer. Also since Silverlight is a core technology of the NBC Olympics site, it seemed fitting to run a Silverlight sports game contest at this time.
Yes, you can do what you like with your game outside of this contest. All we ask is that we're allowed to showcase your game on our sites as well.
If Silverlight 2 was already released, we wouldn't ask for this, but in order to make sure that your games run when Silverlight 2 is released in the near future, this is the best option. You own all intellectual property rights to your code and we will not redistribute or make your code available to anyone.
Anything sports related including individual sports and auto racing is fine. Anything that has a gambling connotation or gambling aspects is not allowed, including poker. We're very flexible about what constitutes a sports theme, and even if it's just some sports graphics in the game that will satisfy the requirement.
Yes you can submit more than one game, but you can only win one prize to make sure everyone has a fair chance.
Yes you will be able to resubmit any of your entries as many times as you like. We will also work with you to make sure we can get the game running, so don't worry if we get a compile error you didn't or some other unforseen problem. We want to make sure you have the best shot possible to win.