Every mobile gamer lives in fear that their mobile data will run out while being away from a WiFi connection – or that the connection will slow down, making it impossible to check Discord, Tiktok or Instagram. While some mobile browsers offer prehistoric solutions to the nightmare of slow internet or no internet, isn’t it time for something more inspiring?
In an effort to eliminate offline boredom once and for all, Opera GX, the world’s first web browser designed specifically for gamers, today announced the launch of Opera GX Mobile Game Jam. The event provides a golden opportunity for developers to create the ultimate in-browser game, which will be played by millions of gamers around the world whenever their mobile device goes offline or their internet speed becomes frustrating.
“All other in-browser mobile games were created a long time ago, behind closed doors. But as the only browser designed specifically for gamers, we are extremely pleased to bring this tremendous opportunity to create the first offline mobile game Opera GX is in the hands of our passionate community of game developers and users. After all, they are the ones who are going to be playing it when the nightmare of no data or no Wi-Fi occurs,” said Maciej Kocemba , director of Opera GX.
Web browsers often offer simple offline games that can be played through the app when the user’s internet connection is down. These games include a prehistorically simple dinosaur game and a not particularly exciting surfing adventure. Opera GX is here to change that and offer an exciting alternative designed, like its browser, for serious gamers. In 2021, the desktop version of Opera GX launched a Game Jam to create its first offline game. The competition was won by Operius, the first exciting offline game, which has already been played millions of times. Now the team has set up a bounty to find the best offline mobile game and bring it to the vast audience of Opera GX mobile.
Held in partnership with GameMaker – the fastest and friendliest cross-platform game development engine – the Game Jam, which runs from (October 4-18th, 2022), offers a total prize of $36,000, including $10,000 to the final winner. The remaining prize money will be split among the top 5 finalists, with a portion going to the titles that receive the most games.
The voting process will begin with an internal review by Opera, after which the chosen titles will be put to a vote on social networks to select the top 10. This makes Opera GX the only internet browser that puts future developments of their service in the hands of the community.
Opera GX is the only browser designed for gamers, as it offers a myriad of customization options, including color themes, sound effects, background music, as well as CPU, RAM and memory limiters. network bandwidth designed to leave more computer resources for gaming. .. Opera GX Mobile is its mobile version available on Android and iOS.
This latest Game Jam follows several previous events hosted by Opera, which, in addition to the current title available in the desktop GX browser, also saw over 1,900 unique games created and submitted for inclusion. Opera plans to keep the community involved in future developments as its service grows and expands.