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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!

THEME: SECRETS

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!

RULES

  • You must create an original game for the game jam and you must develop it during the  game jam.
    • You are allowed to submit the same game to multiple game jams as long as the game was developed during the period of this game jam (a prime example of this is to use the same game for the GitHub GameOff jam and the Web Monetization Challenge jam).
  • You are allowed to use existing tools, frameworks and libraries when creating the game.
  • You are free to use any game engine or framework when creating the game.
  • You must incorporate some aspect of the theme in the game.
  • You must integrate and use Web Monetization in the game.
  • You can create the game on your own or as part of a team.

WEB MONETIZATION

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.

PRIZES

  • 1st place - $1500
  • 2nd place - $750
  • 3rd place - $500
  • 4th-10th place - $100/each

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.

JUDGING

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:

  1. Fun - Is the game fun?
  2. Web Monetization - How well does the game integrate and use Web Monetization?
  3. Theme - How well does the game incorporate and interpret the theme?

The winners will be announced two weeks after the game jam has ended. The announcement will be made here and on Twitter.

JUDGES

  • Andrzej Mazur - HTML5 Game Developer and Technical Evangelist.
  • Jupiter Hadley - YouTuber & writer of Indie Games, lover of Game Jams, Co-host of IndieGameJams.com.
  • Joep Van Duinen - Leads the developer support team at Poki.com.
  • Linda Kiby Zetterman - ex. Avalanche, ex Paradox, co-founder and CEO of Warpzone Studios.
  • Nathan Lie - Software Engineer at Coil.
  • Jana Palm - Co-creator of the Stugan games accelerator. Judge at IMGA, IGF and SGA.
  • Noël Meudec - Facebook Instant Games

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions to this jam should be made using the standard HTML5 game upload process.

FAQ

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: GodotPhaser 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.

Q: I have more questions!

A: Great! Post questions here or reach out to us on Twitter or send an email with your question to webmonetization@defold.se.


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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You were a hero once, but can you be again? Adventures, monsters & secrets.
Visual Novel
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Stealth platformer game settled in the 60s moon race era
Platformer
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Climb to the top of a ruined spaceport and take off with your gas balloon in this tiny narrative platformer
Adventure
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Explore the ancient ruins and uncover its treasures and secrets in this narrative idle clicker game
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GIF
Find secret passages and relics by using your paintball gun onto walls!
Adventure
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Underwater exploration in search of treasure
Action
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Build your own business from scratch
Action
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Aren't you?
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Forest roguelike
Action
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Shoot shard, and teleport to location. Kill enemies by teleporting through them.
Action
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Learn how to race-hack and leak confidential files
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Play a clumsy thief and try to steal artworks from the most famous museums.
Adventure
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Prevent the enemy from recovering the secrets of the dead. Destroy all the gems!
Shooter
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Protect the Center! Ward away intruders by building Magic Towers!
Strategy
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Kill all enemies, find the secret!
Action
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Collect acorns and unlock secret levels!
Puzzle
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Jump around and get the crystal to win!
Platformer
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Help Foxy find the Secret Escape!
Puzzle
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Test your wits' limits! Solve and discover this game's secrets!
Puzzle
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GIF
Come on in and join the party!
Adventure
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"Collect" the most valuable pieces you can carry.
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dont go barging in where you dont belong
Interactive Fiction
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Just 1 Life shooter
Shooter
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Platformer
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Action
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Get out of this room. Escape if you can!
Adventure
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Web Game
Adventure
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Find the secret treasure!
Puzzle
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What will get you first, the Greed or the Skeletons?
Adventure
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para game jam da defold.
Action
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Use magic circles to find secret routes and gather all magic coins.
Platformer
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Vega, the fighter, has no past but creed. Join him to reveal his story
Action
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Puzzle
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