GameMaker Live Wallpaper Jam - Win Cash Prizes!



The Live Wallpaper Jam is your chance to express yourself!
Create a Live Wallpaper using GameMaker showcasing some of the new interactive features

There are 20 chances to win a cash prize of $1,000 USD.

It’s time to kick off the Live Wallpaper Jam but first... we need the theme!


Time to let loose! Turn the limiters off and overclock your system. You might be thinking of the wilds or smashing through walls. It’s up to you to invoke UNLEASH in your wallpaper submissions. Remember to keep the metrics in mind!

So, get thinking. Unleash those creative juices and get working on your Live Wallpaper. If you need help with examples check the Live Wallpaper templates within the GameMaker IDE, and read about how to add those important System Metrics here.



Event starts:         18th April, 2024
Theme revealed:     18th April, 2024
Event ends:     2nd May, 2024
Results revealed:    May 2024

The 20 winners, chosen by our expert jury of representatives from and GameMaker, will each receive a cash prize of $1,000 USD!


Live Wallpapers are interactive wallpapers you can make using GameMaker that users can apply as their GX browser home background and as their desktop background. Check some of them out here in

We recently launched an exciting new feature that allows Live Wallpapers to subscribe to system metrics, such as: CPU & GPU clock speed(s), RAM usage, audio output frequencies, and more. Read more about that here or watch our video over at YouTube.


By participating in the Live Wallpapers Jam, you agree to the following terms:

Submitted Live Wallpaper assets must be 100% created by the participants.

  • The Live Wallpaper must be made using GameMaker. NOTE: Beta version 2024.400.x > required
  • The Live Wallpaper must adhere to the theme, which will be revealed on 18th Apr 2024.
  • The Live Wallpaper must make use of the new Live Wallpaper system metrics feature.
  • The Live Wallpaper must be uploaded to the before 2nd May 2024.
  • Live Wallpapers must be uploaded to with an appropriate “Live Wallpaper Jam” tag.
  • Live Wallpapers using licenced characters, music or visuals will not be accepted.
  • Live Wallpapers with themes of illegal activities, racism, sexism, homophobia, or other forms of bullying will not be accepted.
  • The use of AI art is heavily discouraged for this jam and any Live Wallpaper that uses generated AI art will not be considered for a prize.

Read the full rules.

Good luck. We can't wait to see what you create!

Happy GameMaking!

Written by Ross Manthorp
Ross Manthorp handles all things community at the GameMaker team. When he’s not pulling the strings from behind the scenes he’s enjoying Nintendo games, indie games, and getting emotional over cartoons and comics.
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