Incentive to encourage developers to bring their games to the platform.
Cross-platform development tool, Marmalade have announced the launch of a new incentive to introduce their game and apps to Windows 8.
Independent developers who participate will experience free access to Windows Phone Dev centre which is a free Marmalade software development kit (SDK) licence, or an extension for existing customers.
To further tempt developers to produce and submit an app made with Marmalade to the Windows Phone Store, it has offered a Windows 8 handset to test and deploy their creations, once they have passed the beta app quality target.
Harvey Elliot, CEO of Marmalade, said: "Attractive new platforms like Windows 8 are here to stay, and consumers really benefit from being able to choose from a wider range of smartphone handsets and operating systems."
The free three-month Marmalade SDK licence on offer will give the budding app-makers a chance to push their apps cross-platform increasing their target audience.
Elliot continued: "Marmalade is all about enabling developers to get their games and apps in front of consumers, no matter what device they're using, and our work with Microsoft is going to make it even easier to reach new marketplaces with their content."