Construct 2 Jam & Other Contests 2013-03-14 13:44:45
Itching to make a game? Whether you're participating in One Game a Month or just want to try some new tools, we're launching a competition to help get you moving: The Construct 2 Jam!
Construct 2 is a tool for developing HTML5 games with no programming experience required. Check out the Construct 2 website for downloads, tutorials and additional info, or play some games already made with Construct 2!
The theme of the jam is "Touch" - because these are HTML5 games, they will work on mobile devices and tablets. Instead of making something that requires a keyboard, we'd like to see people develop touch-based games! Read this Gamasutra article before getting started, to get your head in the touch game.
The deadline for this competition is April 30th - you can publish your game any time between now and then. Tag your game with "construct2" and "touchjam" so it doesn't go under the radar! We'll feature all entries on a Construct 2 Touch Jam page, as part of our Game Jams showcase.
1st - $200 and Steam key for Construct 2 Business Edition
2nd - $100 and Steam key for Construct 2 Business Edition
3rd-8th - Steam key for Construct 2 Personal Edition
If you purchase the Personal Edition and place in the top eight, you will receive a complimentary upgrade to the Business Edition as your prize.
Supporting members of a winning team (ie Artist) will receive $25 store credit. No limit on team sizes but max store credit for up to two supporting members per team.
This next month will be a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with Construct 2 and decide if you want to upgrade beyond the free version. The Personal and Business editions allow for more complex games and the ability to export as apps for iPhone and Android. All versions can publish as a Windows 8 Metro app or web game.
If you have an HTML5 game to upload on NG, PM ME for HTML5 upload access.
Want to team up with people to develop your game? Check out The Collabinator!
We'll be exploring various ways to make games in 2013 and will ultimately highlight the devs who experiment with the most platforms, soliciting feedback on their favorites. Begin the journey by downloading the free edition of Construct 2, trying some tutorials and making a game!
In other news...
The winners of Comic Jam 4 have been announced! Participants had three days to create a narrative comic.
Second place went to deathink:
Third went to Escalas with this untitled piece.
Thank you everyone who participated in Comic Jam 4 and thank you Aigis for creating and organizing these Comic Jams!
The winners of the Orchestral Audio Contest have also been announced! Here are 1st-4th:
Thank you BrokenDeck for organizing that competition and thank you everyone who made music!
Winners of the Sketchswap Contest have also been announced! There's a lot of art in there so go take a look. The theme was Beauty and the Beast, here are the top three:
Beauty and the Beastby Aigis
omegafinal and hypto collabby Hyptosis
Beauty and the Beastby Sockembop
Woah that ended up being a lot of stuff. Also Pico Day has been announced although there are no plans at the moment for a party at the office this year.
Ten days remain to contribute to the prize fund for the Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation! The bigger the fund, the more people will likely compete!
Ok now I'm done.