Windows Phone 8 Developer Offer

Registration has now closed
Participants have until 31st Jan to submit their final app

Marmalade is strengthening our support for the increasingly popular Windows Phone 8 platform with a great offer for developers. Publish your app to the Windows Phone store and you may be eligible for some fantastic rewards.

Facts at a glance

What’s in it for you?

  • FREE Windows Phone Dev Center registration token
  • FREE Windows Phone 8 Device
  • FREE 3 month Marmalade Indie license
  • Earn Nokia DVLUP points (points can be redeemed for a 1 year Marmalade Indie license or used towards other great prizes such as an Xbox 360 or Visual Studio Pro)*

Who can participate?

You can participate if you are on a Marmalade free trial, have a Community or Indie license or if you’re completely new to Marmalade. If this doesn’t sound like you and you’re interested in participating please get in touch, we’d be happy to help.

How to participate

This is a quick overview of the main steps so you understand what will be involved, full details will be sent to you by email once you sign up.

  • Sign up
    You need to register or log in to sign up for this offer.
  • Download the latest version of the Marmalade SDK
    Click here to download the latest version of the SDK which contains support for the Windows Phone Emulator.
  • Development Environment
    Make sure you have Windows 8 Desktop and the Windows Phone 8 SDK. For more information see here.
  • Test and submit
    Test your app using the Windows Phone Emulator and when you are happy, submit a final version to the Windows Phone Dev Center.
  • Once published in the store, tell us and Microsoft will review for the offer eligibility
    Tell us the live URL and Microsoft will review the app and determine if it’s eligible for the offer. Microsoft is looking for quality apps, that are innovative and differentiate from others in the same genre and have the potential for 3+ star rating. Once qualified they will send you a Windows Phone 8 device. Upon eligibility we will then issue your free Marmalade Indie license and Nokia DVLUP points. This offer closes on 31st January so make sure your app is on the Windows Phone Store by then!
  • Have your app selected as the best submission of the week, and get promoted by Microsoft
    Impress the team at the Windows Phone Developer Center and they will actively bring your game to the attention of a growing audience.

DVLUP is Nokia’s rewards program for developers to earn and redeem points for rewards such as latest phones, accessories, developer tools and app placement opportunities. You can also collect cool badges and share your achievements with the DVLUP community.

To find out more visit

FAQ and Contact

Our FAQ should answer all your questions about this offer. For more information feel free to contact support.

Need help?

Check out our Developer Site and video tutorials on how to get started developing for Windows Phone 8 with Marmalade.

Case Studies

The Royal Quest by COMPASSGAMES
The Royal Quest
Furbos by Monkeyshine Limited
by Monkeyshine Limited
Energet by Vladimir Plohotnikov
by Vladimir Plohotnikov

The small print

See full terms and conditions for details and exceptions

* 1000 DVLUP points or a 1 year Marmalade Indie license