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 advertisement for their submitted game, hardware, swag and bragging rights!
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:
The theme for this game jam is "Target". You must incorporate some aspect of the theme into your game, and it will be part of the judging criteria for the "Defold's Choice" category (see below). Remember that the word target can mean much more than the literal target of an arrow or a gun. It could just as well be a target number or score or some other goal or objective you need to achieve to complete a level.
The games were ranked based on the average star rating given by the players.
Yandex ranked the games based on how well the games perform on the Yandex platform.
The games will be advertised in Yandex advertisinig channels.
The Defold Foundation ranked the games based on technical excellence and theme usage.
One-on-one Defold support - Dedicated time from the Defold team to use for anything related to Defold development.
Examples: Code review of your game. Advice and guidance on how to use Defold. Advice and guidance on how to implement a certain feature in your game.
Disclaimer: The choice of consoles is depending on availability in the location of the winner and at the discretion of the Defold Foundation.
The following games have been submitted to the game jam (updated 2021-12-17):
For an up-to-date list visit the game jam page at Yandex.Games.
Head over to the Learn section of the Defold website. There you will find plenty of tutorials, manuals and examples to get you started.
As many as you want! But we recommend that you focus on quality over quantity!
Yes, the game has to be created using Defold.
We will look at a number of different things: How well the Yandex.Games SDK is integrated? Does the game show ads when it is supposed to? Does the game behave well in the web browser? Are sounds paused when an ad is shown or the user switches browser tab? Does the game play well on both desktop and mobile? Is the game bug free?