The Game On Competition – using the web as an open gaming platform

Interested in creating games? Are you a designer or developer? Then let me tell you more about the Game On competition from Mozilla!

What it’s about

As I’m sure you know, we at Mozilla say that The web is the platform because we believe that everyone gains from open technologies. Naturally this applies to games too, and we’ve talked about it before in Mozilla and Games: Pushing the Limits of What’s Possible.

As the tagline for the competition says:

Show what’s possible using the web as an open gaming platform for the world.

The Game On competition comprises of three different categories:

  • Hackable Games
  • Multi-Device Games
  • Web-Only Games

We are looking for what you can do, and how you can create gaming experiences that push the limits of what Open Web technologies can do!


As if creating good games for the Open Web isn’t enough, there are also prizes!

  • An all-expense paid, red carpet trip to San Francisco for GDC 2013.
  • The chance to have your game featured in the Firefox Marketplace
  • The opportunity to show your game to the awesome folks at Chillingo for potential publishing on their network
  • One year membership to top industry associations IGDA and UKIE
  • Promotion of your game in the Game On Gallery and across Mozilla networks
  • Plus special edition Mozilla swag

Submit a game!

If you are looking for team members or inspiration, there are game jams taking place in New York and London, or you can create your own game jam.

The deadline for submissions is Feb 24, 2013, so what are you waiting for? :-)

About Robert Nyman [Editor emeritus]

Technical Evangelist & Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Gives talks & blogs about HTML5, JavaScript & the Open Web. Robert is a strong believer in HTML5 and the Open Web and has been working since 1999 with Front End development for the web - in Sweden and in New York City. He regularly also blogs at and loves to travel and meet people.

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  1. Mikeumus

    Sounds pretty cool. the web is now at a point where we can do some pretty cool experimental things. Looking forward to the innovation and creativity ahead.

    December 13th, 2012 at 09:52

  2. Addis Bababa

    I think I know what you mean by “Hackable Games”, but could you list a few examples of web-based ‘hackable’ games just so we can get a clearer picture?

    December 14th, 2012 at 07:58

    1. Robert Nyman

      Maybe the article Hack This Game works for explaining it.

      December 17th, 2012 at 03:18

  3. koto silva

    I think this is fantastic

    December 29th, 2012 at 12:24

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