My name is Flavio Creasso and I'm an indie developer from Brazil.
While visiting gamasutra I'd seen an advert from your contest, but on read the rules I seen that Brazil is not one from the eligible countries, I thought this strange since Intel products are sold on our country, we have an Intel Capital subsidiary here and Steam also has sells here.
I did contact with your support to get answers, but they said that is something regarding "legal" aspects, but I got no specifications about what is wrong.
Please don't get me wrong here, I just would like to know "What is blocking our participation?", "Why the boycott if Intel and Steam do sells here?", we have a huge amount of developers that would not just enjoy, but also greatly loves the chance in get some exposure and a Steam contract, but we'll not know what to do to change the situation (if is our fault) if you don't point what's wrong with us Brazilian Developers.
Best Regards and I hope in get some advice to allow us to join future contests.