March was a crazy month on so many levels - we were extremely busy, had health issues, unexpected problems, and couldn't work as much as we wanted. We didn't even have the time or energy to celebrate Enclave's birthday that happened March 10th, but I do hope April will be better.
We're happy to announce the Gamedev.js Jam 2021 that will run online between April 13th and 26th 2021 will have a Web Monetization category this year, with cash prizes and Coil memberships for the best entries.
After a whole month of gathering responses, and a week of preparing results, we're happy to publish the report containing answers to 26 questions submitted by 437 developers.
The Mozilla Festival 2021 is slowly coming to an end, and so we decided to recall last year's MozFest Arcade experience and prepare a totally subjective list of five games that utilize Web Monetization API you can play right now and support its creators.
We're starting the countdown to Gamedev.js Jam 2021 - an online competition for HTML5 game developers, running for thirteen days between April 13th and 26th. It's the second edition after the Gamedev.js Jam 2020 hosted last year.
If you follow the competition for long enough this is absolutely no surprise - printing of the swag from js13kGames 2020 was delayed a few times, similarly to the previous years. It's finally done though, and all the packages were already shipped!
February was all about working on the remaining Grant for the Web program grant projects - we've already got the deadline extended, so we have to finish our work as soon as possible.
We're conducting a Survey as part of the Gamedev.js initiative to learn about the current state of the HTML5 Game Development in 2021 - where the developers work, what tools do they use, how much do they earn, and much more.
January was full of various activities: from publishing the Yearly Report, through two js13kGames videos to watch, and Enclave Phaser Template being updated to 3.50, to the Global Game Jam 2021 invitation. And most of all, the work on the new js13kGames website moved forward significantly!
This year's Global Game Jam, given what's happening around the world, went entirely online. The good news are you all are invited to particpate however and wherever you want.