Attention game devs: We’re hosting a Phaser Jam!
Phaser is a free, open-source, desktop and mobile HTML5 game framework. It’s been around a few years now and has matured quite nicely with great community support and frequent updates.
Newgrounds dev @PsychoGoldfish has been experimenting with it for quite some time and says it’s currently his favorite HTML5 game framework. It’s also worth noting that Phaser was created by @PhotonStorm, who made the lovely Cat Astro Phi here on Newgrounds. Phaser is 100% funded by the Phaser community so consider supporting it!
For this jam, all you need to do is make a game with Phaser, share it on Newgrounds by end of day February 16th and tag it with “PhaserJam2020” so we don't miss it.
Our three favorite games will each receive $100 as a thank you for participating in the jam!
NOTE: We can't host games with unlicensed commercial music (e.g. songs from the radio). Our Audio Portal is a great resource with a lot of free to use music; check underneath each song for creative commons / usage information. We also host an expansive list of Royalty Free Music Resources.
Newgrounds API for Medals and Scores
@JohnnyUtah has made a logo for this jam! You’re welcome to pop this at the start of your game, resize it or leave it out if it kills your vibe. If you’re down to make it clickable, link to the Phaser Jam 2020 page here on Newgrounds. Doing this will help everyone in the jam get more eyes on their games!
We look forward to playing your games! If you’ve never made a game with Phaser, this is a great opportunity to take it for a spin. There are various learning resources on the Phaser site to help you get started. If you have any questions, you can ask in this thread.
@PsychoGoldfish has been creating some great Phaser tutorials, such as Getting Started with Phaser, Animating Sprites with Phaser as well as buttons and user input. He also made a Phaser Jam preloader!
You’re also welcome to share links to your game or ongoing progress in this thread! Our project system allows you to set permissions for who can see your preview build, if you’d like to make it public and link to it here. You can also discuss your game and get help via the Game-Jam channel in the Phaser Discord!