Yandex.Games Jam 2021

The Defold Foundation and Yandex.Games is inviting Defold developers to join a month long game jam.

October 1st 2021 to November 1st 2021

The Defold Foundation and Yandex.Games is hereby inviting Defold developers across the world to join a month long game jam. Developers will be challenged to create a themed web game showing their creative and developer skills as well as a good integration with the Yandex.Games SDK. The proud winner and runner-ups will receive marketing and advertisment for their submitted game, hardware, swag and bragging rights!




Yandex.Games

Yandex.Games is a catalog of browser-based online games that can be played on smartphones or desktop devices and require no installation. Yandex.Games is the home of several succesful games made with Defold. Here's a selection of games:



Word Search: Connect Letters

By OpenMyGame



Look Your Loot

By Dragosha



Fruit Mahjong

By Potato Jam




Theme: TBA

The theme for the game jam has not been announced yet.

Rules

  • You must create an original game for the game jam and you must develop it during the game jam.
  • You must incorporate some aspect of the theme in the game.
  • You must use the Defold game engine when you create your game.
  • You are allowed to use existing tools, frameworks and libraries when creating the game.
  • You must integrate and use the Yandex.Games SDK in the game.
  • You can create the game on your own or as part of a team.

Judging

The submitted games will be judged and ranked in three categories:

People's Choice

The games will be ranked based on the average star rating given by the players.

  • 1st place - TBA
  • 2nd place - TBA
  • 3rd place - TBA
  • 4th-10th place - TBA

Yandex' Choice

The team at Yandex will rank the games based on how well they believe the games will perform on the Yandex platform.

  • 1st place - Yandex.Games featuring and advertising equivalent to TBA USD
  • 2nd place - Yandex.Games featuring and advertising equivalent to TBA USD
  • 3rd place - Yandex.Games featuring and advertising equivalent to TBA USD
  • 4th-10th place - TBA

Defold's Choice

The Defold Foundation will rank the games based on technical excellence.

  • 1st place - TBA
  • 2nd place - TBA
  • 3rd place - TBA
  • 4th-10th place - TBA

The winners will be announced two weeks after the game jam has ended. The announcement will be made here, on the Defold blog and on Twitter.

Submissions

Submissions to this jam must be made through the Yandex.Games dashboard. The game must pass Yandex moderation before it is accepted into the competition. You have two weeks from the end of the game jam to submit updates to the Yandex.Games SDK integration to pass moderation. You are not allowed to make any significant changes to the game itself during this period.




Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started with Defold?

Head over to the Learn section of the Defold website. There you will find plenty of tutorials, manuals and examples to get you started.

How many games can I submit?

As many as you want! But we recommend that you focus on quality over quantity!

Is this game jam restricted to Defold developers?

Yes, the game has to be created using Defold.

How do I integrate the Yandex.Games SDK?

A great place to start is to read the Releasing games on Yandex blog post. You can also follow the integration documentation in Yandex.Games SDK for Defold project.

I have more questions!

Great! Post questions on Twitter or send an email with your question to gamejam@defold.se.

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