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The yearly Game Off competition organized by Lee Reilly from GitHub is slowly coming to a close, but you can still join if you can spare a few days for development, since it’s running for the whole month of November. The Game Off 2022 competition is hosted on Itch.io, and…Read…
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The eleventh edition of the online js13kGames competition has started – you have a whole month between August 13th and September 13th to build an HTML5 game that will fit within 13 kilobytes zip package. As usual, we have a whole lot of prizes you can win (including a Game Boy…Read…
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Here are the winners of the Gamedev.js Jam 2022 – congratulations to the best teams and all who participated! We had a record-breaking 799 participants who joined on Itch, 95 games submitted, and 1701 ratings cast. Thanks to all the developers who voted on each other’s creations! Below you can…Read…
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If you participated in Gamedev.js Jam‘s Decentralized category last year you already know that Itch.io limits the basic capabilities of such entries (which are embedded in an iframe) to a point that to be able to connect to a crypto wallet you have to host your game somewhere else. The…Read…
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Right now, on April 13th 2022 at 5 PM CEST the third yearly online competition, Gamedev.js Jam 2022, begins! You have exactly 13 days (up until April 26th) to create a Web game on a given theme (revealed at the bottom of this post) and submit it through Itch.io to…Read…
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The eight version of the popular microlibrary (very popular during the js13kGames competition), Kontra.js, was released a few days ago. The author, Steven Lambert, prepared many improvements and bugfixes. Many properties and functions have been renamed to better align the various APIs and support the new Input wrapper API. Also…Read…
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Tom Greenaway from Google created a GitHub repository called Open Mini Games (kudos to the acronym – OMG), where folks that are interested in pushing the discoverability of HTML5 games can join the discussion. The Open Mini Games (OMG) format is a proposal to define a set of combined minimum…Read…
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Another news about the Defold game engine. After moving from King to its dedicated Foundation and publishing their source code on GitHub, Defold now acquired Grant for the Web support to explore Web Monetization. Web Monetization is an exciting new and non-intrusive way for game developers to monetize their creations…Read…
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Good news coming from King today as their Defold engine is now available on GitHub. Mobile games company King today announced that the Defold game engine is available as an open source project. As part of the open source process King has transferred Defold to a software foundation; the Defold…Read…
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Game Off is an annual month-long game jam (hackathon for building games). This year’s theme is LEAPS AND BOUNDS. You’re welcome to interpret the theme however you wish. Maybe the year 2020 will lead you to think about hindsight being 20/20, and that’ll inspire even more ideas around time travel,…Read…

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