And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We are excited to announce the winners of the Graphics 2.0 Demo Contest.

But before we announce their names, we’d like to take a moment to let everyone in the Corona community know how much we appreciate your hard work and dedication to Corona SDK and what it stands for. Thank you for spending countless hours pouring your heart and soul into your apps. It’s your unlimited creativity that motivates us to continually push the limits of cross platform app development.

The release of Graphics 2.0 marked the beginning of a new era of app development using Corona SDK and we are honored that so many of you took the time to dig in and create such amazing demos using the new Graphics 2.0 features.

Here’s a quick look at just a few of the entries that were submitted.

So, without further ado, here are the Graphics 2.0 Demo Contest Winners by category.

  • Most Creative Use in a Game Demo” – Taking the award is Barry Swan’s Retro Racer. Barry’s retro style car racing demo immerses the player in a 3D-like (it’s actually 2.5D) experience complete with blurred trees, hills, passing cars, as well as a start and finish lines.
  • Most Creative Use in a Business App (Non-Game) Demo” – Claiming the award is Corona Ambassador Jen Looper with her Roomalyzr app that allows the user to visually redesign a room by taking a picture and then painting in the room’s desired features.
  • Most Creative Use in an eBook Demo” – Winning the category is Nikola Dimev with his Coloring book app that lets the user fill colors on coloring book pages, just like they would in the physical world by using pencil, crayon, paint brushes, and a palette of beautiful colors.
  • Best Use of Shader Effects in a Demo” – Taking this category is David MacMinn with his photo editor called Meld which allows the user to apply filters to photos, adjust brightness and contrast, erase portions of layers, apply textures and a whole lot more.

As you might imagine, we recieved a lot of great entries and choosing winners was a very difficult task. So, in addition to these category winners, we would like to also highlight a few honorable mentions including:

Congratulations the winners of each category and thank you to everyone who participated. You have submitted some very inspirational demos.

The winners of each category will get their choice of an iPad mini or Corona Enterprise license and all other entrants will get a six months extension on their Corona SDK Pro licenses.

So, thank you all again for submitting such creative pieces and for your continued leadership in the community. You are a part of what makes the Corona community such a great place to be and Corona SDK such a great tool for creating mobile apps.

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