After much work and voting on your part, we're left with nearly a dozen mini-games created on the Nintendo DS to delight and amuse.
More importantly for these 11 finalists, the WarioWare D.I.Y. games are also a chance to win a pretty sweet prize package:
The grand prize winner of our DIY contest will receive a Nintendo DSi XL system, one DigiPen Institute of Technology online class, a set of WarioWare games (WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, WarioWare: Twisted!, WarioWare: Touched! and WarioWare: Smooth Moves), one Nintendo World store gift card (worth $1,000 value), a WarioWare: D.I.Y. T-shirt package and a Nintendo Points Card for 2,000 points.
Ten runners-up will receive a WarioWare: D.I.Y. T-shirt package and a Nintendo Points Card worth 2,000 points each. We'll also randomly select ten valid entries to receive a WarioWare: D.I.Y. T-shirt package.
With nearly 5,500 votes recorded and nearly 100 games to check out, the voting ended one minute into today and we've since gone through to tally who the finalists are. The finalists, listed below, will have to email me by Tuesday to exchange Nintendo DS Friend Codes with myself and other editors of Kotaku so that they can send us the mini-games to play.
We will then decide among ourselves which one of the eleven games is the winner and announce that winner on April 30. We will also announce the ten runner-up winners and the ten random winners selected randomly among those who entered valid games for the contest.
Don't forget, if you are among this list of budding designers you need to email me your friend code today or tomorrow. My email address is below. If we don't hear from a finalist and can't reach one in time, or if one doesn't qualify under our rules we will select alternative finalists based on vote.
Also, don't forget, if you entered the contest you might still win one of the ten random prizes.
Thanks to everyone for all of the hard work.