I'm a professional game developer from Wakefield, England, working for TickTock Games.
I'm a married father of five and I am also the director and lead programmer of Retroburn Ltd.
Martin 'Bytrix' Caine
Father. C++ Games Programmer. Cyclist. Guitarist.
emailfacebooktwittermessengersteamxboxliveretroburn
Tags
2013 3d alphalabs amazon apple archivirtual asynchronous battlefield bad company 2 ben 10 bepu beta blackmagic design blog blue marble bootcamp borderlands bsp calibration charity charvel childsplay comments competition content tracker counter-strike crash csgo css3 cycling dear esther deferred deus ex develop conference direct x discipline documentation doom 3 bfg dpi dr bott eidos elite force email deliverability eurogamer expo facebook focus fresnel game development game horizon game republic gamedev games gaming geoip girls make games global offensive grid guitar half-life 2 hawken hd7 hobbyist htc humble indie bundle imac indie indie trials indietrials intensity pro ip-countryside iron man 3 jamulus rift jquery kids kinect launch conference left 4 dead live lost mac mac osx manchester manhacks mass effect 2 matrox maya minecraft mirrors edge montreal morrowind movies museum of the microstar music mxo2 mini mysql nausea network networking nokia normal mapping obj oculus rift omnitrix ouya pedal for pounds php physics playstation suite port25 portal portal 2 positron posters powermta project aedra project euler promotion properties proton pulse ps vita ps4 psn racer reddit rendering retroburn game studios reviews rift racer riftracer roadkill roller coaster sdl2 shadow racers sharks shoct skyrifters snds space cadet spam trap star trek steam stencyl storage super stock sd1 fr superhot team fortress 2 tesselating tesselation texture editor thunderbird thunderclap ticktock games tiga track builder track bulder trials tv twitter uk ultimatrix usergroup vequencer video vireio visual assist visual studio vorpx voucher vr vr cinema war thunder warren web willow windows 8 windows 8.1 windows phone 7 workbench wp7 wp7dev xbla xblig xblig network xbox xbox live indie games xna xnaukug xperia play zombies on the holodeck
Archive
Links
Web
XNA
Games
Email Deliverability
Thursday, December 2nd 2010 / Gaming

I won the Minecraft Workbench October Competition

Thank you to everyone that voted for my entry in the Minecraft Workbench October Competition! Voting lasted one month and concluded on the last day of November. I won first place, with Awesomeness and JonasQ coming second and third.

I promised to spend any winnings on my kids and so the $100 Amazon.com voucher has been used to order a few extra Christmas presents for my kids, Damien (4) and Willow (1).

I had some fun trying to redeem the $100 Amazon voucher at first after I tried to redeem it on Amazon.co.uk. It turns out Amazon.com vouchers can only be used to purchase items from Amazon.com and not one of the international variants. I thought that'd be fine but it also turns out the majority of items on Amazon have strict distribution rules put in place by the manufacturers so the choice of items was somewhat limited.

I spent a little while looking around the site and found a few items, that my kids would like (and could be shipped to the UK):

Tinkerbell T-Shirt for Willow - $9.99
Tinkerbell T-Shirt for Willow - $9.99

Spiderman T-Shirt for Damien - $12.99
Spiderman T-Shirt for Damien - $12.99

CupCake Plates for Willow - $24.95
CupCake Plates for Willow - $24.95

Mr Potato Head for Damien - $12.37
Mr Potato Head for Damien - $12.37

Sixty odd dollars in total. Including delivery to the UK and import duty it came to $100.12 so just had to pay 12 cents.

Thank you Minecraft Workbench, I'm sure my kids will love the extra presents :)



If you found this post helpful please leave a comment below:
 
Comments
0