JayIsGames/Casual Gameplay Design Competition
Jay Is Games (A.K.A. Casual Gameplay) is a game review website that features daily updates and links to casual games, browser games and flash games of wide interest to casual gamers. It was founded on April 19, 2003 by Jay Bibby initially as a personal blog, although it now has several contributors.
Several video game genres are covered; including escape the room, puzzle and platform game. The site is constructed as a blog, and attracts a large community of commenters. Jay and the site's staff writers read over and filter the weblog comments, often commenting themselves. Comment threads often include hints and walkthroughs.
Jay Is Games has also become known for its game design competitions. As of June 2010, Jay Is Games has conducted seven competitions, with an eighth in progress. Although the first competition was focused on producing simple puzzle games, recent competitions have had themes such as "upgrade" or "replay" that entrants could interpret into their games. This openness garners much creativity from developers and enthusiastic responses from visitors to the site.
Cash prizes are given, and sometimes relevant gifts, such as an Adobe Flash download. The main prizes are chosen by the site reviewers, however a unique Audience Award is also given. This prize is guaranteed "at least $200." Visitors must donate at least one dollar in order to vote (to prevent multiple votes), which goes to whichever developer the voter chooses.
Game Design Competitions
Game Design Competition #1 spanned from August 4, 2006 to August 25, 2006 and had the theme of "a simple puzzle game".
Game Design Competition #2 spanned from January 5, 2007 to February 23, 2007. This competition also had the theme of "a simple puzzle game", but also had to incorporate an interpretation of "grow".
Game Design Competition #3 spanned from June 13, 2007 to July 15, 2007. This competition's theme was "replay".
Game Design Competition #4 spanned from August 6, 2007 to October 1, 2007. The theme of this competition was "ball physics".
Game Design Competition #5 spanned from January 2, 2008 to March 16, 2008. This competition's theme was "upgrade".
Game Design Competition #6 spanned from August 24, 2009 to October 18, 2009. This competition's theme was "explore".
Game Design Competition #7 spanned from November 16, 2009 to January 30, 2010. Entrees in this competition had to be interactive fiction games with the theme of "escape". CGDC#7 was also the first competition to be judged directly by the public.
Game Design Competition #8 spanned June 1, 2010 to August 1, 2010. This competition's theme was "sandbox".
Game Design Competition #9 began on September 22, 2010 and continues until November 15, 2010. This theme of this competition is "friends".
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Edited by Megazell, 28 November 2010 - 05:09 PM.