The Opera GX Community Showcase Competition

Kinga Kwapisz
30th September 2021
GameMaker News

Hey game makers! Autumn is now in full swing, and we have some exciting news to share!

We’d like to invite you to enter the Community Showcase Contest, featuring a big $45K USD prize pool. What better way is there to show our appreciation to all the wonderful game creators in our community?

The Community Showcase Competition

In order to submit a game, open GameMaker Studio 2 and choose your favorite project. Then, select the “Opera GX” target and start the upload process with the click of a button. Finally, access the GXC DevCloud where the competition will be hosted to add a description of your game and pick relevant genres. You can check out the submission tutorial here.

You can submit your free games to one of nine categories: Best Action, Best Arcade, Best Platformer, Best Puzzle, Best Multiplayer, Best Art Direction, Best Soundtrack, Best Level Design, and Most Engaging. You can keep tweaking your games through the duration of the competition and are welcome to submit more than one game.

A jury that includes the Head of GameMaker, Russell Kay, the Head of Opera GX, Maciej Kocemba, and their teams, will select the five winning games in each category. Each winner will scoop up a cash award of $1000 USD.

The competition opens today (September 30th), and will remain open to submissions until October 21st. The winners will be announced in early November when GXC launches!

GXC is the next step for Opera Gaming

Opera established Opera Gaming to build synergies between the world’s first browser for gamers, Opera GX, and the GameMaker Studio 2 game development engine, as well as to work on new ventures in the gaming space. Currently launched in beta, GXC will be the first instance of this synergy, connecting indie game developers with the fast growing Opera GX audience of more than 10 million gamers. The platform will enter a beta stage in the coming weeks and will then become open to a wider audience.

  • To get more details read the press release here
  • Learn more about using GX Target and uploading to the GXC Dev Cloud here

Good luck! We can’t wait to play your games!

Written by Kinga Kwapisz
Kinga Kwapisz is a Marketing Specialist at GameMaker and an avid Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast from Poland. She's constantly on the move, looking for interesting game developers to interview and new indie games to play (especially if they feature cats!).
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