A Raleigh woman is walking away with $50,000 as the winner in a promotion for XBox 360 Live run by the maker of Doritos chips, the company announced Thursday.
Jill Robertson created “Doritos Crash Course,” and gamers playing this month voted it the winner in Doritos’ “Unlock Xbox” challenge. Originally, the game had been titled “Avatar Crash Course.”
As the contest winner, Robertson gets a grand prize of $50,000 and an opportunity to consult with Doritos on gaming for six months, the company said.
The voting went on from Dec. 8 to Dec. 26 for either Robertson’s ”Doritos Crash Course” or “Harm’s Way,” created by Justin Carpenter of Ogden, Utah.
The two games together generated more than 2 million downloads over the three-week period, and the company decided at the end that Carpenter would get a matching prize.
“This entire experience has been nothing short of amazing – from dreaming up my initial concept to creating the fully playable version for Xbox LIVE Arcade,” Robertson told Doritos. “Being part of this contest has given my gaming career a huge leap forward, and I’m excited to see what happens next.”
PepsiCo’s Frito Lay division makes Doritos.
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