Recently, Mozilla launched a competition seeking game developers who want to get their best games out into a wider audience. Dubbed the GameOn competition, the second such event ever, there are some big prizes at stake, so Mozilla is looking for the best of the best to make their appearances in three different categories.
Mozilla's GameOn competition is looking for three kinds of games: hackable games, multidevice games and Web-only games, and those interested in getting an entry together have until Feb. 24 to get it ready for prime time. The winners in each category will get a free trip to San Francisco, all expenses paid, for the GDC 2013 event, and those who win will also get featured in both the newly-minted Firefox Marketplace and a chance to present their games to Chillingo for potential publication.
WebRTC and HTML5 have put a lot of value in gaming in recent weeks, with some games making appearances online only thanks to HTML5 like the recent revamping of games.com with AOL. Getting developers to more consciously focus on WebRTC and similar advanced features is likely to prove valuable in the long run, as users and programmers alike discover just what these things can do for gaming. Additionally, with the multidevice focus, there's potential for other communications technologies to find applications from the technology developed strictly for gaming, and some of that may spill over into other facets of communications and technology as well.
Naturally, we're going to have to wait until February to see just what kind of games will come out of the development race, but chances are it's going to mean some fantastic new games to close out the winter and walk into early spring with. What else will come out of the GameOn competition remains to be seen, but it should be impressive nonetheless.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey