Global Game Jam! Make games with other game designers, developers and enthusiasts around the world. The Global Game Jam (#ggj13) is happening the weekend of Jan 25-27, spread across more than 300 locations in 63 countries.
Mozilla’s Game On Competition is sponsoring several of the events. And there’s more Game Jams coming in February, including during Indiecade East, a Bocoup Youth Game Jam in Boston, the NYU Games & Innovation Lab, and another jam planned for Kenya.
You can also check out interviews with our illustrious panel of judges on the Game On blog, including Alice Taylor (Makie.me), Lisa Long (Zombies Run), Daniel Cook (Spry Fox) and a new craffty video for Web-Only Games.
Imagine the Web as an open gaming platform for the world. Where game players seamlessly become game creators. Where your favorite games work on any device, anytime, anywhere. And where your own personal web-based creations earn you internet fame, fortune and the adulation of gamers around the world.
Today, we’re proud to invite game designers, developers and enthusiasts everywhere to take part in this year’s Game On competition. We’re looking for your ideas and playable protoypes for gaming experiences that push the limits of what open Web technologies can do.
All are welcome to submit their entries now atgameon.mozilla.org. The deadline is Feb 24, 2013.
Red carpet treatment for you and your game
Participants can enter in three different competition categories. Winners chosen by our esteemed panel of judges will receive prizes that include:
An all-expense paid, red carpet trip to San Francisco for GDC 2013.
The opportunity to show your game to the awesome folks at Chillingo for potential publishing on their network
One year membership to top industry associations IGDA and UKIE
Promotion of your game in the Game On Gallery and across Mozilla networks
Plus special edition Mozilla swag
Re-imagine the web as the console
“What if we looked at games as open, creative systems that, like the Web itself, are hackable by design?” says Mozilla’s Chloe Varelidi.
“Games are traditionally at the forefront of tech, continually pushing the envelope of what’s possible,” she says. “Mozilla is inviting you to re-imagine the Web as the console, and use the power of the browser to revolutionize the way we make and play games.”
Mozilla’s big upcoming Summer Campaignis all about making it easy and fun for anyone to learn basic coding and webmaking.
To that end, the Mozilla Webmaker community has been hard at work on curriculum, learning missions and starter projects — including a new “Web Arcade” packed with hackable missions and games.
Mini-games that bake in HTML and CSS
“Enter the Web Arcade to explore the Open Web, a world of serious cats, planking videos and minecraft empires. The Web Arcade offers mini-games that help you level up your HTML and CSS skills — and MAKE your very own web masterpieces.”
As Jess, Laura and Chloe explained in yesterday’s Mozilla Webmaker call, the arcade includes mini-games like:
“Make Me Pretty.” Update ugly webpages. Go back in time to 1999 — and update ugly pages for today’s web. Read about it. Or try it out now.
“Internet Famous.” Use your HTML and CSS swagger to mix and match elements, creating an internet meme to conquer all internet memes.
SansComic Killer. Format this typography — please!
Webstructable. Make your own tutorial, sharing what you’ve learned.