Make a game for the mobile web, the fastest growing game platform!

Remember what Bejeweled was to online games? And what Farmville was for social games or Angry Birds was for native app games? Well there is a massive new area emerging for mobile gaming that is waiting for it's first big hit.  It is called the mobile web. By using HTML5 to develop your mobile web game, you can reach millions of mobile gamers, whether through mobile game portals, media sites, social networks, app stores, or within what we believe represents the largest opportunity — mobile messaging apps. Learn to code games in Javascript and collaborate with other game developers, designers and artists to win prizes and have fun. 

 

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Eligibility

  1. Must register online at our event page.
  2. You must be a legal resident/citizen of the US in order to participate.
  3. YOU MUST BE IN PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT FOR THE KICK-OFF AND CLOSING CEREMONY.
  4. Teams can be comprised of developers, designers and artists.
  5. Team size cannot be greater than Four.

Requirements

  1. The topic will be announced at the begining of the game jam.
  2. No restriction on genre.
  3. Functioning game
  4. Screenshots
  5. Game uploaded to a URL
  6. Platform: Mobile Web. ie; Any Mobile browser or any Mobile device ( Phone or Tablet )

 

 

How to enter

Submission Validity:

  1. Register online at our event page.
  2. Produce a complete game ( start, end, level/lives, score..). so min/max size limit.
  3. Game must be based on the theme which will be announced at the start of the game jam
  4. Make sure game functions properly on a phone or tablet browser.
  5. Complying with the Rules

Judges

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Nate Altschul
Director Game Development, Nickelodeon

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Dylan McKenzie
Program Coordinator, NYU Game Center

David Boxenbaum

David Boxenbaum
Co-founder, A&M/Octone Records

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is the game engaging and fun? How well does the game embody and promote the theme of the Game Jam?
  • Design/UX
    Is the game polished, visually appealing, and easy to pick up?
  • Effective Use of TreSensa Game Engine (TGE) and Kik Card Functionality
    How well does the Game leverage the features available in TGE and how well does it fit Kik’s mobile messaging platform.