$45,000 in prizes for web-based festive game design contest

$45,000 in prizes for web-based festive game design contest
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

December 9th 2013 at 11:18AM

Web innovators Mozilla and Goo Technologies want to see your creative genius this holiday season

Mozilla and Goo Technologies are challenging game creators of all skill levels to build an interactive game demo aimed at getting the most out of web tools.

Together, they’ve created a festive demo of their own, called Jetpack Santa, and along with $45,000 (£27,500) in prizes, they want to see what discerning developers can do with a free game creation kit and a month to play around with it.

To create games, developers must use the Goo platform, from the Swedish firm that was recently named as one of the top European game start-ups in our latest Develop 100. The platform consists of Goo Engine – a 3D JavaScript gaming engine built entirely on WebGL/HTML5 – and Goo Create – a visual editing tool running on top of the engine.

There are three contest categories to choose from:

  • Best Amateur Interactive Game Scene
  • Best Desktop Game
  • Best Mobile Game

Judging the contest will be Angry Birds maker Rovio, Mozilla (Brendan Eich, CTO and inventor of JavaScript and Vlad Vukicevic, Engineering Director and inventor of WebGL) and Goo Technologies (Rikard Herlitz, CTO).

Prizes include trips to GDC in San Francisco or Gamescom in Cologne, five years access to Goo Create Pro and cash.

The deadline for submitting entries is Tuesday, January 14th at midnight PT. Submit your entry by sending the URL of your finished scene or game to mozgoocreate@mozilla.com.

For more information on the categories, prizes and terms and conditions, visit the contest page on Mozilla’s website.

You can get started with your competition entry right here.