Join GameMaker’s latest game jam for a chance to become a part of gaming history and feature on a bespoke arcade cabinet

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#NoticeMe Game Jam to give away $33,000  in prize money and immortalise winners in a one-of-a-kind arcade machine. Winners to be announced by gaming YouTube superstar PewDiePie.

Opera and GameMaker are excited to announce the #NoticeMe Game Jam, which will take place from March 4th to March 18th, with the winners being announced by gaming YouTube superstar PewDiePie on his channel. Game developers who take on the challenge have the chance to win prizes from a $33,000 cash pool as well as the unique opportunity to have their game uploaded into a physical arcade cabinet and played by gamers worldwide!

The #NoticeMe Game Jam theme will be revealed on March 4th, kicking off a two-week window for developers to create and perfect their games. At their disposal is the powerful, free-to-use GameMaker Studio 2 software, the engine behind indie greats such as Undertale and Hotline Miami. Once completed, their games will be uploaded to Opera’s self-publishing platform GXC, currently home to over 600 free games for Opera GX browser users.

“With the #NoticeMe Game Jam, we want to encourage the GameMaker community to submit their games onto GXC, not only to reach Opera GX’s growing user base but also for the opportunity to see their work immortalised in a custom-made arcade cabinet,” said Russell Kay, head of GameMaker.

Once the submission period has ended, the top 10 games will be chosen by an expert panel of judges from Opera GX and GameMaker. After the finalists have been selected, their fate will be in the hands of the public, who will vote for the five best games. It will be the gamers who ultimately decide which titles make it into three physical arcade machines placed in video game museums, barcades and universities around the world and win cash prizes from a $24,000 pool.

Additional prizes are up for grabs, with the #NoticeMe Game Jam shining the spotlight on artists and designers. The ‘Best Cover Image’ category gives $1,000 each to the two games with the best cover art, and a further $7,000 is on the line based on soon-to-be-revealed factors.

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