Intel send word that this year’s Level Up development competition is up and running. Or “Level Up 2009, the Intel Visual Adrenaline Game Demo Challenge,” as they call it. There’s three categories, including, er, optimised for Intel Graphics, and “Best Threaded Game”. Anyway, Intel supply a load of the development tools for nowt, and the prizes are pretty enormous, including a US$4,000 PC, with a similar amount of development software, and free GDC passes for the winner. All good stuff for aspiring indies. The basic FAQ is here, and the more detailed information doc is here. Probably worth signing up if you’re into that sort of cleverness.