Game dev competition: js13k

js13kLooking for inspir­a­tion to make some­thing this month? The js13k game com­pet­i­tion chal­lenges developers to cre­ate a fully func­tion­ing HTML5 game in under 13 kilo­bytes and star­ted on Wednesday.

Js13kGames is a JavaScript cod­ing com­pet­i­tion for HTML5 game developers. The fun part of the compo is the file size limit set to 13 kilo­bytes. Theme for 2014 is The Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. The com­pet­i­tion star­ted at 13:00 CEST, 13th August 2014 and will end at 13:00 CEST, 13th September 2014. See the Rules for details, good luck and have fun!

There’s been a couple of good posts come out of the com­pet­i­tion so far that are worth a read, even if you’re not look­ing to compete:

* How to Minify Your HTML5 Game for the Js13kGames Competition by Andrzej Mazur
* Arcade Audio for js13kGames by Jack Rugile

It def­in­itely looks like a fun chal­lenge, so if you’ve got a spare week­end or two between now and the 13th you should give it a shot!

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