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Announcing the Kwalee Game Jam!

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UPDATE: Our many thanks to our amazing participants for joining the Kwalee Game Jam! Follow us on social media (TikTok | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | LinkedIn) for the latest on what we’re up to.




The year may be winding down for the holidays, but there’s no pause button on creativity when it comes to Hyper Casual game development. So we’re hosting the Kwalee Game Jam to celebrate all the great work of indie developers this year – and you’re invited! 


Ever felt like you could develop a chart-topping mobile game and entertain millions of players? From 1st to 15th December, you get the perfect opportunity to show your creativity.


And it’s super easy to participate; anyone can join the jam, from anywhere in the world, so long as they can either put together a simple playable prototype or some 15-second gameplay videos! 


Our experienced publishing team will judge all of the submissions by their creativity and quality of execution*. The developer of the game with the highest score will receive tickets, flights and accommodation for a Pocket Gamer Connects event in 2022**. We’ll even meet you there, treat you to a nice dinner and chat about all things gamedev!


On top of that, a handful of our other favourite submissions will net their developers a free, exclusive workshop with a Kwalee Publishing Manager where you’ll get insider info on how to take your games to the next level!




And all this is without even addressing the obvious: testing your Hyper Casual game in our portal at any time could be the first step towards a lucrative publishing deal with us that will keep you earning for months and years from your game’s success. Doing it during our game jam is no different, only you get the chance to grab extra rewards too!


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All it takes is to simply sign up to our publishing portal, where you’ll upload your Hyper Casual jam entry. Just click the link, punch in the details and Bob’s your uncle! The whole process takes minutes.


Remember, the jam runs from 1st December to 15th December, so make sure you’re all geared up to submit your game before the deadline. Registrations are open until 23:59 on the last day of the jam


Need some tips on making a game in a short timeframe? We’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide to game jam development! 48 hours is enough to make a killer prototype, as some of our past successes have proven, so there’s no need to worry about not having enough time! We’re not looking for polish, just simple, creative gameplay that’s unbelievably fun.


See you there and happy jamming!


*See Kwalee Game Jam Challenge & Kwalee Developer Portal Submission Terms and Conditions for specific judging criteria used.


** See Kwalee Game Jam Challenge & Kwalee Developer Portal Submission Terms and Conditions for details. The specific Pocket Gamer Connects 2022 event will be selected by Kwalee.


Pocket Gamer Connects is owned and promoted by Steel Media Ltd. Pocket Gamer® is a registered trademark of Steel Media Ltd and is used by Kwalee solely for informational purposes. The Game Jam is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Steel Media Ltd.

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