Calling all indie developers!
MyAppFree is pumped to announce their first-ever game jam, the Mobile Summer Jam 2021, on itch.io!
From beginner game devs to larger game studios, everyone’s welcome to participate during the jam.
It runs from 28th June to 28th July, 2021, with up to $1,000 of advertising credit up for grabs in prizes. That means more traffic and exposure for the top 3 games as voted by the MyAppFree content team!
So what can entrants expect? Keep reading to find out more about the platform and how the game jam could help developers of mobile games drive new traffic to their creations.
What is itch.io?
itch.io is the home of unique and exciting indie games, with the largest indie game community. Some of the most loved indie games started here, including Doki Doki Literature Club, A Short Hike, and Minit. itch.io’s digital storefront features thousands of indie game titles that get added to every day!
MyAppFree’s mission is to strengthen the gaming community, scouting the massive catalog of games to find hidden gems and work with developers to run promotions and deals. That’s where this mobile game jam comes in.
What’s a game jam?
For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a game jam is a type of contest, similar to a hackathon, that invites developers to create a new game (or submit an existing title) to be judged based on a set of rules. There’s usually a theme and a time limit – and judges will choose their favorites to win a prize.
Why should indie developers join?
With thousands of new and unique indie games created every day, it’s increasingly difficult – and exhausting – to stand out. Game creators want more people to play and rate their games, and a game jam can help boost that much-wanted attention!
The Mobile Summer Jam has no barrier to entry – only that entrants are eager to submit and share their game for judging. There’s a chance of winning a prize that could grow their audience and gain their game the love it deserves!
Mobile Summer Jam 2021
The Mobile Summer Jam is exclusively focusing on mobile developers creating games that are available on Google Play, App Store, or both. There’s no need for contestants to have extensive know-how under their belt – indie devs of all sizes and experience levels are welcome to enter!
Whether entrants have a well-established studio and several games under their belt, and simply want more exposure to their favorite creations, or newbie developers who want to try their hand at creating a brand new game especially for the game jam, everyone is encouraged to participate.
Plus, the more devs that get involved, the higher the prize pool, with up to $1,000 ready to be won! MyAppFree will be judging all submissions and the top three games will win advertising credit to drive traffic and high-quality downloads to their game. Every game, no matter how big or small, is in with a chance of winning, as places are non-ranked.
Participants also feature on the discovery platform’s App of the Day section! To all devs, from budding game creators or studios that have already begun to make a name for themselves, now’s your chance to put your game out there and join the Mobile Summer Jam 2021.
Ready to submit a game?
Sign up on MyAppFree’s dedicated itch.io page – and don’t forget to share with other indie devs!