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The Defold Foundation is hereby cordially inviting you and your fellow web game developers across the world to join the month long Web Monetization game jam. Developers will be challenged to create a themed web game showing their creative and developer skills as well as a good use of Web Monetization in their games. The proud winner and runner-ups will receive cash prizes, swag and bragging rights!
The theme for the game jam is "Secrets". You must incorporate some aspect of the theme in your game. Perhaps some of the game mechanics are secret and has to be discovered while playing? Or there's a secret weaved into the story, waiting to be uncovered as the game is played? Or maybe the player will find secret treasures? Or something completely different. It is all up to you!
Web Monetization is an open technology that allows someone viewing a webpage or playing a web game to stream very small payments (micropayments) to the creator in real time. It is an exciting new and non-intrusive way for game developers to monetize their web games while at the same time offering premium content to their paying players.
Web Monetization is being proposed as a W3C standard. It is based on the Interledger protocol which is an open, neutral protocol for transferring money of any currency, including digital currencies such as Bitcoin.
Payment will be made through bank transfer or PayPal. The winner is responsible for paying taxes on the winnings. Bank transfer fees will be paid by the winner.
The submitted games will be judged by a panel of judges consisting of prominent members of the video game industry. The games will be judged based on three criteria:
The winners will be announced two weeks after the game jam has ended. The announcement will be made here and on Twitter.
Submissions to this jam should be made using the standard HTML5 game upload process.
Q: How do I get started with Web Monetization?
A: General information about the Web Monetization standard can be found on the official homepage. Setup guide and project template for Defold available from the Defold manual on Web Monetization. Setup guides and project templates for other engines also exist: Godot, Phaser and Unity.
Q: How many games can I submit?
A: As many as you want! But we recommend that you focus on quality over quantity!
Q: Is this game jam restricted to Defold developers?
A: Not at all! The ability to monetize web games concerns all developers, regardless of the technology used to create the games. We want as many developers as possible to get a chance to explore how to monetize their creations in new ways.
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ABOUT DEFOLD AND THE DEFOLD FOUNDATION
The Defold Foundation is the owner of the free to use, source available, game engine Defold. The foundation works together with industry partners to provide developer-friendly software and services to game developers across the globe. The foundation was created in May 2020 and is registered in Stockholm, Sweden.
Defold is a completely free to use game engine for development of console, desktop, mobile and web games. There are no up-front costs, no licensing fees and no royalties. The source code is made available on GitHub with a developer-friendly license. The Defold editor runs on Windows, Linux and macOS and includes a code editor, debugger, profiler and advanced scene and UI editors. Game logic is written in Lua with the option to use native code to extend the engine with additional functionality. Defold is used by a growing number of developers to create commercial hits as well as games for game jams and in schools to teach game development. Defold is known for its ease of use and it is praised for its technical documentation and friendly community of developers.
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