The GameSalad App Awards
Hello everyone, hope you are all busy at work on some new games! Why? Cause we love to play them -- and so do you, we are sure!
As some (most) of you are (might be) aware, GameSalad and later on the community have been running a monthly contest where you can win some sweet vouchers or a month of PRO membership. We usually get a decent number of submissions and sometimes it is a lot to handle on a month-to-month basis, since all of us also have jobs and lives of our own to attend to -- yes, this is also a tiny apology for taking a break during the summer. As such, we have decided to make it a bi-monthly contest. Wait, you might ask. How is doing TWO per month going to make things any easier? Have you gone mad? No. Not that bi-monthly. The other one. From now on, we will be spreading it out and having the contest once every two months.
In practice, the way it will work, is we will announce the contest and leave the submissions open for a whole month. Then, at the end of the month, the panel of judges will have a second month to test, play, discuss, deliberate and whatnot other, to announce the winner at the end of the second month. Then a new announcement will be made and a thread for the next two months opened. So, really the thing will be ongoing throughout the year, but it will be a bit more spread out.
So yeah, as we said: hope you are all busy at work on some new games! Why? Cause we love to play them -- and so do you, we are sure! Oh wait a second there! So do you, we are sure!? Yes! Because the contest is community run, you can join the panel too! And we would love you to do that. It doesn't have to be a regular thing. You can do it just once. You can do it once a year. Or every other month. Of course, you cannot sit on the panel at times when a game you worked on is in the current contest (whether you programmed it or only did the art or music).
We will be starting this new system with the next contest, so with the September GotM, expect a fairly regular timeframe, as before (it's still called Game of the Month for now, after all).
We are looking forward to your amazing applications and your involvement in this great community project supported by the GS team!