Thanks to everyone who entered our 10th Casual Gameplay Design Competition. Again we were humbled by the response from the community, both in terms of developer support with their unique and innovative game entries, and by the players and judges who make the time and effort to judge the games and to leave their praise and constructive feedback for the participants. This time we asked for games designed around the theme of "ESCAPE", which resulted in 14 creative entries from all over the world.
Today marks the end of the competition, and we are here to honor all of the games that were entered, as well as award a few prizes, too. Thanks to our kind and generous sponsor: Armor Games for their continued support (Thanks, Dan!), and to Pastel Games for providing feedback to all of the participants (Thanks, Karol and Mateusz!). Karol Konwerski is the story writer of Covert Front, The Fog Fall, The Great Escape Games, Rizzoli and Isles, Aurora and so on; and Mateusz is, of course, the creator of the Submachine series, Daymare Town, 10 Gnomes, among others, and helps to produce all the Pastel Games creations. Their feedback will soon be published on each respective game discussion page. It is due to the efforts of these people that we have the following prizes to award, so please show them your kind support as well.
The judging for our competitions is carried out by the JIG community at large, and all the games were scored based on theme, appeal & fun, innovation, composition, and technical merit. We appreciate the effort everyone put into judging the entries fairly and objectively. The results of your efforts are presented below.
And now, to the game designers who have made this, our 10th, competition a success. We appreciate and applaud your efforts and your dedication to the art of game design and to the pursuit of fun and enjoyable casual gameplay.
Once again, congratulations to everyone who submitted an entry! Just being able to complete a game within a short development period is quite an achievement, in and of itself. Moreover, your continued participation in these competitions makes future competitions like this possible, and we can't thank you enough. We are very fortunate to even be able to hold these competitions and share your works with the world at large. The entire collection of entries are all quite deserving of our praise. Look for reviews of the top games here on Jayisgames.com in the coming days and weeks.
Following is a list of the top 10 games by score:
- Deep Sleep
- This is Not an Escape
- The Freewill Cycle Volume 2
- Somewhere in England, 1928
- ...As I Drift Away...
- Locker Escape
- The Grimoire
- Risk Subway Escape
We have published the community scores in a spreadsheet showing the average scores in each category for each entry.