It’s kind of hard to keep up with Flash game competitions. Every time I hear about one, there’s only a little amount of time left. And even if I know about them for a while, I decide at the last minute to enter! Here’s my last minute attempt to get the word out on a few.
2nd Games That Challenge the World Contest
Deadline: February 28th, 2011 at 23:59 est
Requirements: Make use of the Come2Play Multiplayer Api.
This is my first time hearing of this Come2Play system. From what I can tell, games that implement the API use a universal currency called ‘tokens’. You can check out the documentation to get started and Emanuele Ornella wrote a tutorial for implementing the Multiplayer Api that might be worth checking out as well.
Here are the winners for the 1st competition to get an idea of what the competition might look like.
More information at the Come2Play website.
Stanford Hackathon’s Flash game Competition
Deadline: Too Soon, February 13th at Noon PST
Requirements: Create a game with the theme of “benevolence”. Whatever that means…
Prizes: The best part is every submission wins a copy of FDT 4 Pure, the excellent ActionScript code editor. Which is awesome if you’re on Mac because you don’t have Flash Develop. Grand prize is Adobe Master Collection and a bunch of nice goodies. Check the page for the full prize list.
My homies the Super Fulton Bros. (Steve and Jeff Fulton) are judging this one, as they posted on their site. Jeff expressed concern for how subjective the theme is but that may make it more fun in the end! Part of what makes Apples to Apples so great — the other part being plenty of alcohol consumption.
More information at Stanford’s hackathon website.
Pico Day on Newgrounds
Deadline: April 30th
The yearly Pico Day event will be happening on Newgrounds not too long from now. It’s a while so there may be time to plan something! haha
If you don’t know what Pico Day is, it’s a where Newgrounds users submit a bunch of animations and games themed around Pico, the classic Newgrounds Flash game from like 10 years ago. It was a huge inspiration for me back when I was messing around in Flash 3. Gotoandplay genius.
Some info on prizing in the blog update.
Kongregate Monthly Competition
Deadline: End of the month! Every month.
I never knew Kongregate had a monthly competition. But it seems that they do.
More info at the Kongregate website.