Stencyl is game creation software that makes game development possible for non-programmers, using a drag and drop editor to build your games and game logic. You can deploy your games for web, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. For more information, check out Stencyl.com.
Last year we celebrated the release of Stencyl 3.0 with Stencyl Jam 2014. Stencyl 3.3 has just been released and we're celebrating with Stencyl Jam 2015! Check out What's New with versions 3.1 through 3.3.
The event starts today and ends Monday, May 11th. The theme is wide open; make any game you want, just make it with Stencyl. This is a great chance for both new and established devs to get motivated, make something and maybe win some money!
So to sum it up:
1) Make a game with Stencyl.
2) Upload it to Newgrounds by May 11th.
3) Tag it with "stencyljam2015" so we find it.
Your entries will be featured on our Stencyl Jam 2015 page. It would be great if you include a link in your game to the collection, to spread awareness and cross-promotion, although it isn't required. You can also do whatever you want on the side to monetize your game; we happen to have an ads API integrated with Stencyl if you want to try that and if you have rev-share enabled on NG, you'll earn revenue from our native pre-roll video ads. Don't forget you can also wind up selling your game on mobile or Steam!
And yes, PRIZES!
1st Place - $500 + Stencyl Studio License
2nd Place - $300 + Stencyl Studio License
3rd Place - $200 + Stencyl Studio License
4th Place - Stencyl Studio License
5th Place - Stencyl Studio License
If you've ever wanted to try making games, this is a good time to start!
BIG RULE: You can't use commercial / unlicensed art (E.g. Mario sprites) and audio in your game. There are lots of great musicians and artists on NG and around the web who would like a chance to be involved in a game!
Looking for someone to collaborate with? We have a place for that.
Want to hang out with other game devs? Check out the game dev forum!
Cool story from last year: @dylan picked up Stencyl and made HIS FIRST GAME EVER, about Alzheimers:
It was featured on The Verge and Dylan got job offers, press interviews and digital media festival invites! You can take this opportunity to TOTALLY EXPERIMENT. Show us something that's been in your head that no one has ever seen before. It doesn't have to fit any traditional definition of a game, just got for it.
Examples of other games made with Stencyl:
Tiny Dangerous Dungeonsby AdventureIslandsExplore a huge dungeon and collect items in this Game Boy inspired Metroidvania!
Perditionby CarrillResist your programming.
100% Completeby NoLanLabsCan you find all 50 secrets?
Lakeview Cabinby HypnohustlerEnjoy a peaceful weekend at your beautiful lakeview cabin.
Spiderlingby PetriniShoot web, swing around and explore a cave of monsters
Koanby zenmastersSolve an ancient Koan and find enlightenment within the teachings of Zen.
Gravity Denby Denver2003Change the gravity to control the hero!
D-Pressionby LucidShadowDreamerEnter into the depths of a troubled mind...
Traitorby JonasKyratzesUpgrade your ship. Destroy your enemies. Fight against tyranny.
Gyossaitby Amon26Retro Horror adventure platformer
Boss 101by DarkTimmyA boy and his jetpack save the world against an army of randomly generated bosses.
Quantum Corpsby HypnohustlerA fast-paced competitive shooter
Reaching Finalityby KcoriEmbark on a journey to reach the afterlife
A Kitty Dreamby RaiyumiA Kitty's dream.. wake up!
Give it a shot! YOU CAN MAKE GAMES!