Today, Opera GX, the world’s first web browser built specifically for gamers has announced a challenge for the best in-browser offline game called the Opera GX Game Jam 2021. Creators of the three best games will win cash prizes of $3K, $7K, and $10K. The winners will also receive expert support and promotional boost through Opera GX, GameMaker Studio 2, and Game Jolt social channels. The winning game will become the first playable game that will feature in Opera GX.
“When the internet is out, some browsers get on our nerves with dinosaurs or surfing games which only reminds gamers that without the internet, we’re back to the stone age and can’t surf the web. We created the GX Game Jam to call on all artists and creative gamers to make the offline experience fun,” said Maciej Kocemba, Product Director of Opera GX.
The GX Game Jam is being hosted by GameMaker Studio 2 – the world’s leading 2D game development engine. Also collaborating is Game Jolt, one of the largest communities for games and the people who make and play them.
Russell Kay, CTO for GameMaker Studio 2 said, “GameMaker Studio 2 is the perfect engine for Game Jams, as it allows anyone to convert creative ideas into playable games quickly. Whether using the intuitive no-code/low-code Drag and Drop system or it’s powerful GameMaker Language (GML), anyone can use GameMaker to take part in the Opera GX Game Jam 2021. It’s imagination that counts most, so get involved!”
The expert jury judging all of the submissions includes Maciej Kocemba (Opera GX Product Director), Russell Kay (GameMaker Studio CTO), Yaprak DeCarmine (Game Jolt Co-Founder and CEO), and GameMaker game creators Johan Vinet (Canari Games – LUNARK), David Galindo (AKA chubigans – Cook, Serve Delicious!), and dietzribi (Toodee and Topdee).
The Opera GX Game Jam will be open for submissions starting on July 29, when the theme for the event will be revealed. Anyone interested can register and receive a free GameMaker Studio 2 license for the duration of the jam, and read the terms and conditions at the official Game Jolt website.