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Opera GX Mobile

Game Jam

A year ago you helped create the No Internet game for the Opera GX browser.
This time, let’s go a step further. Become the moral support of millions of gamers on mobile when the absolute worst happens… the connection runs out! Can you save them from the terror of no mobile data or WiFi? Take part in the Game Jam and develop a mobile game in two weeks around the mystery theme and win big prizes.

Oct 4
Theme revealed
Oct 4
Event starts
Oct 18
Event ends
Nov 8
Top 5 revealed
Nov 8
Public vote starts
Nov 22
Voting ends
Dec
Results revealed

Prizes

The winning game will have the unique opportunity to become the ‘No Internet‘ game of Opera GX Mobile, a mobile browser used by millions of gamers every day.
1st place$10,000 USD2nd place$5,000 USD3rd place$4,000 USD4th place$3,000 USD5th place$2,000 USD
Additionally, the developer of the most-played game from Oct 18 to Nov 22 will receive an extra prize of $2,000 USD!

Rules

Please read and accept that by participating in Opera GX Mobile Game Jam you’re agreeing to the following terms:
  • The game must be made using GameMaker
  • The game must be made for the mobile platform
  • The game has to adhere to the theme, which will be revealed on 4th October, 2022
  • The game must be uploaded to or updated on GX.games before 18th October, 2022, with the Mobile Game Jam event tag selected
  • The game must be 35MB or less in size
  • Fan games and games using licenced characters will not be accepted
  • Games with the themes of illegal activities, racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of bullying will not be accepted
Feel free to squash those bugs and polish your build after the submission period.
Read the full rules here.

FAQ

How do I participate in the Opera GX Mobile Game Jam?
Upload your mobile game to GX.games during the event (from 4th October to 18th October)
How do I upload my mobile game to GX.games?
To upload your game, first make sure you are on latest GameMaker 2022.8.* version or later, open GameMaker and choose your game project. Select the Opera GX target and start the upload process with the click of a button. Finally, go to GX.games DevCloud to edit your game’s details and publish it. On the game metadata page, select the Mobile Game Jam from the event drop down, select any applicable tags, click save, and your game will be entered into the competition.
When does the event start?
The event starts on 4th October, and ends on 18th October.
When will the theme be revealed?
The theme will be revealed on 4th of October.
What are the technical requirements for the submissions?
Your submission has to be 35MB or less in size.
Can I participate if I’m under the age of 18?
As we have a monetary prize for this competition, contestants need to be the age of majority in their country.
How do I make my game publicly available?
When submitting your game on GX.games DevCloud , make sure you go to the side menu and select Publishing, then toggle it to Public.
Can I upload my game if it’s already been released on Steam, Itch.io, or other marketplaces?
No. Your game has to be made from scratch during the game jam period, from 4th October to 18th October.
What type of games can I upload?
You can upload any free and original games that you created using GameMaker. You are NOT allowed to upload:
  • Any games that infringe on existing intellectual property
  • Any games containing content and/or assets that you do not have rights to use
  • Games with themes deemed inappropriate for minors, such as drug use, sexual themes, brutal violence, disturbing visuals, etc.
  • Games with themes that include racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, religious prejudice, or other forms of hate
  • Paid games
  • Games made in other game engines
How many games can I upload?
As many as you would like. Multiple entries are allowed.
Do I still own the rights to my game after I upload?
Yes. The legal ownership of the game remains in the hands of the submitting party.
How do I make a mobile game with GameMaker?
It’s very easy - just follow this guide or tutorial video!
See Terms & Conditions

About Opera GX

In 2019 Opera launched Opera GX, a browser built for gamers with features that include countless customization options, sound effects, background music, a gaming-inspired design, as well as CPU, RAM and Network Bandwidth limiters that make the browser less resource-hungry and leave more of the computer’s resources for gaming. Opera GX continues to receive high ratings (4.7 out of 5.0). In June 2021, Opera GX became available on mobile devices as the world’s first mobile browser designed for gamers.

About GameMaker

GameMaker is the fastest and friendliest cross-platform game development technology out there. GameMaker has been completely redeveloped with usability and efficiency at its core, allowing artists and game creators to make games within a single code base and then publish them to run natively across multiple platforms including Android, iOS, HTML5, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Windows Desktop, OS X, Ubuntu.