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TMCNet:  Goo Technologies & Mozilla Launch Game Creator Challenge

[December 05, 2013]

Goo Technologies & Mozilla Launch Game Creator Challenge

STOCKHOLM --(Business Wire)--

Goo Technologies, the leader in HTML5 high-end graphics for games and interactive visualizations on the web and the company behind the Goo Engine®, today announced that it is partnering with Mozilla (News - Alert) to offer fans a Game Creator Challenge this holiday season.

Starting today, everyone from amateur game creators to experienced JavaScript coders is invited to build 3D games using Goo Engine - a WebGL and HTML5-based graphics engine for developing games and apps with advanced 3D graphics - and Goo Create - the first professional editing tool for high-end web graphics.

Goo Technologies and Mozilla's Game Creator Challenge will be open to the following categories:

  • Best Amateur Interactive Game Scene
    • For participants with little to no game development experience, create an interactive game scene only in Goo Create using only the built in object primitives
  • Best Desktop Game
    • Create an immersive game level for the desktop browser using Goo Create in combination with Goo Engine JavaScript API
  • Best Mobile Game
    • Create an immersive game level for the mobile web using Goo Create in combination with Goo Engine Javascript API
    • Extra credit will be awarded for cross-platform games that also work on desktop

Judges include Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla and inventor of JavaScript, Vlad Vukicevic, engineering director at Mozilla and inventor of WebGL, Rikard Herlitz, CTO of Goo Technologies, and executives at Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds.

"This competition is a fantastic opportunity for beginners and experts alike to explore their creativity and build great interactive experiences for the web," said Marcus Kr�ger, executive chairman, Goo Technologies. "Mozilla was the perfect partner to demonstrate the potential of technologies like HTML5 and WebGL, and the possibilities they hold for the open web. We're extremely excited to see what the united Goo and Mozilla community will come up with."

The competition prizes total $45,000 and includes cash prizes, five years of access to Goo Create Pro Version, and trips to GDC in San Francisco or GamesCom in Cologne.

Participants can sign up for the competition at the Goo Technologies website, and will be sent instructions via email. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 14 at 12:00am PST.

To learn how to create an interactive scene in Goo Create, check out this video tutorial, or watch a sample scene created of a "Jetpack Santa" made entirely in Goo Create. The Jetpack Santa scene is available for anyone to duplicate and build from in the Goo Create Cloud Tool.

For more competition information, along with full terms and conditions, visit the Mozilla Hacks Blog.

About Goo Technologies

Goo Technologies is a pioneering web technology company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Our Vision is a world where all digital experiences are available instantly on all devices, everywhere. In the internet world we envision, advanced games and interactive graphics are published online just like a web page. It's a world where even the most advanced games are made available on any device regardless of physical location.

Using our amazing Goo Technology, we help the gaming world revolutionize the publication and distribution of games by enabling seamless instant and interactive 2D and 3D game experiences directly in the browser. This allows our customers to deliver their games as-a-service, in the browser and thereby increasing revenues and reducing costs by simplifying development and maintenance. Games can finally be published in all web channels and on all devices; computers, tablets, smartphones and smart TVs.

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