Do three laps for glory and win $1000!

Nurburgring

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Play Nurburgring: The Green Hell – Challenge Edition now!

The premise

We haven’t done a racing challenge yet, have we? Maybe we should do something about that.

Based on the magnificent — and feared — real-life racing circuit, the Nurburgring, this game will have you doing tight corners, weaving and dodging to avoid smashing into the sides, and trying to make up for lost time by putting the pedal to the floor and hoping for the best.

How do I win?

The race is three laps. The five people with the fastest total times will enter a random draw to win $1000.

The challenge will run from Monday, July 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm CEST to Monday, July 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm CEST.

What about glitches/bugs/cheats?

If you use cheats (e.g. third-party intervention), or if we just see a very suspicious-looking high score, then we’re not going to count your score. It’s our discretion whether to disqualify you or not. Them’s the breaks.

Credit where credit is due

This game is a copy of Nurburgring – The Green Hell by chasfallon. Play the original here!

Boring rules

To participate in this challenge, you must:

a) Be 13 years or older.

b) Have read and agreed to the nearly illegible spew of word salad we call Terms & Conditions.

c) Not be employed at CREY. (Volunteer mods and helpers can still participate, though!)

It’s Shoothouse again — but this time, it’s Classic Mode!

Shoothouse Challenge

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Click here to play Shoothouse Challenge Classic!

Wait, haven’t we already done this before?

We’re doing something a little different this week. And by different, we mean the same.

We’re bringing back one of the most popular games we’ve had in these challenges, Shoothouse by LittleLie. It’s a tremendously fun game.

In fact, it’s fun enough on its own without us adding stuff flying out of the sky to it. So that’s why, this week, we’re doing a Shoothouse Classic challenge.

No falling bombs. No beach balls. Just plain, straight-forward “shoot the targets and run” fun.

So, how do I win $1000?

You all know the drill by now, I take it? 🙂 Get a top 5 placement on the leaderboard. The top 5 contestants enter a random draw to win $1000.

The challenge will run from Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 4:00 pm CEST to Monday, July 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm CEST.

At the stroke of 12 noon on July 11th, the game will be unpublished — meaning no additional scores can be recorded — and the 5 top placements on the leaderboard will enter the random draw. Join the CREY Discord to watch this take place live in our #playpen channel.

What about glitches/bugs/cheats?

If you use cheats (e.g. third-party intervention), or if we just see a very suspicious-looking high score, then we’re not going to count your score. It’s our discretion whether to disqualify you or not. Them’s the breaks.

Credit where credit is due

This game is a copy of Shoothouse Time Trial by LittleLie. You can play the original here.

Boring rules

To participate in this challenge, you must:

a) Be 13 years or older.

b) Have read and agreed to the nearly illegible spew of word salad we call Terms & Conditions.

c) Not be employed at CREY. (Volunteer mods and helpers can still participate, t

Go on an infinite treasure hunt and win $1000!

It's Raining Cars challenge

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Play It’s Raining Cars!!!… And Also Gems now!

The story…

Meet Wendy.

Hullo.

Wendy recently moved into a nice neighborhood in a quiet valley.

Pictured: A nice neighborhood in a quiet valley.

Not only is it a nice neighborhood, but it’s also full of priceless gemstones. And what’s more is that they seem to magically replenish themselves — in fact, they conveniently seem to drop from the sky every three seconds.

Unfortunately, so do a number of large vehicles.

“I need to have a chat with my real estate agent.”

But, in Wendy’s mind, the risk assessment that goes “accumulating untold wealth by collecting large amounts of priceless gems” versus “being flattened by an armored truck doing a nosedive at terminal velocity” is a simple one: Get all the gems!

How do I win this challenge?

Very simple. Run around, dodge the falling cars, and collect as many gems as possible.

The top 5 people on the leaderboard with the most gems collected will go on to a lucky random draw to win $1000 USD.

The gems and cars spawn infinitely. The gems spawn every 3 seconds. The cars spawn every 0.3 seconds, because bouncing cars are funnier than bouncing gems.

There are also a number of gems placed strategically around the map in caves and indents, but they are only accessible by jumping onto buildings and precarious platforms… and those can also be destroyed by the falling cars, so you have to move quickly.

You’ll notice there’s also a timer running in the top corner. This timer has no bearing on your high score. It’s just there for extra kicks. The only thing that matters is gems! ALL THE GEMS!

You only get one life, and you will be required to record your score at the end of each game (to prevent leaderboard sniping). You are of course free to play the game as many times as you want.

The challenge will run from Monday, June 27, 2022 @ 12.00pm CEST to Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 12pm CEST.

At the stroke of 12 noon on July 4th, the five top leaderboard holders will enter a random draw to win $1000. Join the CREY Discord to watch this take place live in our #playpen channel.

What about glitches/bugs/cheats?

If you use cheats (e.g. third-party intervention), or if we just see a very suspicious-looking high score, then we’re not going to count your score. It’s our discretion whether to disqualify you or not. Them’s the breaks.

Credit where credit is due

This game is based on It’s Raining Cars!!! by TornadoGamer. You can play the original here.

Massive thanks to our challenge testers JonasBocek and ManEd2047 for their help making this as fun (and hopefully bug-free) as possible!

Boring rules

To participate in this challenge, you must:

a) Be 13 years or older.

b) Have read and agreed to the nearly illegible spew of word salad we call Terms & Conditions.

c) Not be employed at CREY. (Volunteer mods and helpers can still participate, though!)

Shoot gems and win $1000

Gems Challenge

Play the game!

Play Gems – Apocalyptic Challenge Edition here!

The story…

Meet Phil.

Phil is vacationing near scenic Líqí Lake, famous for its picturesque beauty, its tranquil environment, and — most importantly for Phil — its vast resource depository of gems and valuable stones.

Unfortunately, he picked a hell of a time to vacation, because the apocalypse is happening and nature itself is in an uproar.

So Phil did the only thing he could think of. He brought a gun.

And highly inappropriate vacationing wardrobe.

Convinced that the apocalypse is happening because of the overabundance of precious gemstones (Phil is a very confused man), and accompanied by his trusted companion, his bulldog Poodles (told you he was very confused), Phil sets out to destroy as many valuables as possible.

It won’t be easy, though. As the levels progress, things only get more difficult, and nature itself begins to fight back.

How do I play/win the $1000 prize?

The game is divided into rounds. Each round has a set goal. You must shoot the amount of gems specified in the goal to advance to the next round.

The goal of how many gems to shoot keeps increasing as the rounds go on.

Don’t let the gems fall into the water again! If you miss, you risk failing the round. You get three “grace shots” — i.e. you can miss three times — but after that, the round is over. Your progress is saved, though, so you can just try the round again.

There are an infinite number of rounds.

As the rounds progress, you will encounter an increasingly bizarre amount of environment dangers to disrupt your aim and generally drive you a bit insane. You can shoot some of them — at no penalty — but they do not count towards your score. Only gems do.

To make matters worse, your dog Poodles decided to go for a swim. If you should be so unlucky as to accidentally pop a cap in Poodle’s adorable face, the round ends instantly. Don’t shoot the dog.

Resist temptation.

Challenge rules

The top five people with the highest scores on the leaderboard will be in a random draw to win $1000.

The challenge will run from Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 12.00pm CEST to Monday, June 27, 2022 @ 12pm CEST.

At the stroke of 12 noon on June 27th, the five top leaderboard holders will enter a random draw to win $1000. Join the CREY Discord to watch this take place live in our #playpen channel.

What about glitches/bugs/cheats?

If you use cheats (e.g. third-party intervention), or if we just see a very suspicious-looking high score, then we’re not going to count your score. It’s our discretion whether to disqualify you or not. Them’s the breaks.

Credit where credit is due

This game is based on Gems by Scuden. You can play the original here.

Massive thanks to our challenge testers JonasBocek and ManEd2047 for their help making this as fun (and hopefully bug-free) as possible!

Boring rules

To participate in this challenge, you must:

a) Be 13 years or older.

b) Have read and agreed to the nearly illegible spew of word salad we call Terms & Conditions.

c) Not be employed at CREY. (Volunteer mods and helpers can still participate, though!)

Player Spotlight: MadMadju

Builder Spotlight: MadMadju

Since we’ve been doing weekly player challenges, some truly excellent players have come out of the woodwork and really gotten into it.

One of these dedicated players is Matthew from the Czech Republic, a.k.a. MadMadju, who takes challenges and competition very seriously — but also likes to mess around with games and find ways to break them.

Case in point, when we had our Escape! challenge, he found a hilarious glitch where he could get safely to the end of the game by getting on top of one of the killer robots and just surfing all the way to the exit:

“I discovered that all of the enemies have hitboxes,” he explains. “Then I found a shortcut which helped me get above the robots. I also realized that the robots were following me, so I decided to jump on its head. To get him to move, I walked forward a bit to make him think that I was further away and trick him into ‘following’ me.”

I wasn’t competing with anyone. I was just trying to beat my personal best score.

MadMadju

Matthew has been a competitive player all his life. “I’ve played games since I was 4, and I’ve been speedrunning since I started playing games,” he says. “I am a really competitive person, so when I play games where there’s a timer, I always want to finish the game as fast as I can. I used to play a lot of games with timers, like Jazz Jackrabbit 2. I wasn’t competing with anyone — I was just trying to beat my personal best score.”

Matthew only joined the CREY community this year at the recommendation of a friend, but he’s enjoying the challenges. His name is usually found in the top 5 leaderboard positions of every challenge, and he has taken home the $1,000 USD reward on several occasions.

“I love competing with others and trying to beat them,” he says, “and the $1,000 USD prizes makes it way more intense.”

Get more visibility for your games with the CREY Outreach Program

CREY Outreach Program

Today we’re launching our new CREY Outreach Program as part of our effort to spread the word about CREY and help our creators get more players in to play their games.

How this works

We know we have a community of skilled builders who create awesome stuff. We want you to share that awesome stuff with the world, not just our own community.

Posting outside the CREY bubble

We want you to spread the word outside the CREY bubble. There are a ton of communities on Reddit about gaming and game development, and the stuff you guys are making in CREY deserves to be seen and heard there as well.

And not just Reddit, of course. If any of you are still using Facebook, there are a lot of great Facebook groups where you can share your creations. And I’m sure some of you belong to a variety of other communities, like forums, other Discords, etc.

When you share your game to the outside world, post a link to it in our new #crey-outreach channel.

We will then be doing a monthly raffle where the most upvoted/liked post wins a prize. If you get a viral hit that generates 5,000 likes or upvotes on your post, then we’ll reward you with $500 USD as a special “hooray.”

Where can I post my game?

We’ve come up with some suggestions for places to post links to your CREY games. You can probably think of more yourselves, and we are certainly not going to limit you to these. They are just to help you get started.

Reddit

Facebook

Things to remember

Please note that you must share your link in the #crey-outreach channel. We’re not going to scour the internet ourselves looking for your posts. If you want to be eligible for the raffle, you have to share your link on our Discord.

Not on our Discord? No problem. You can join here.

If you share your game on a site that doesn’t have an “upvote” or “like” system – like, say, a forum – you’re still eligible for entering. If we can see that your post generates a lot of interest and comments, we’ll make a special case for it.

Oh, and of course, you have to be 13 years or older to be eligible. Please see our Terms & Conditions here.

Conquer the realm of impossible odds and win $1000!

Knight Hop Hop

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Play Knight Hop-Hop now!

The story so far…

Hear ye, hear ye, loyal subjects of the land — alloweth me to introduce ye to our newest prospect in the royal rank of knights: Sir Typhon Brush.

As is the royal decree, Sir Brush must prove his worth before he can taketh his place as a true knight of the realm. A terrible plague hath befallen the land, and it is up to Sir Brush to vanquish this calamity.

What calamity, ye may asketh? Well, the toilets are all backed up.

‘Tis hard to find good indoor plumbing these days.

Brave Sir Brush has been tasked with cleaning the royal stalls, but — wouldn’t you know it? — our brave but foolish prospect hath forgotten his keys to the castle lavatories.

So now our plucky hero must set forth on a quest to find his way into the castle lavatories and complete his royal missive.

His quest will not be easy, because no one thought to disable the defenses and booby traps that surroundeth the castle…

Worry ye not, they’re just… er, sleeping.

Help brave Sir Brush become a knight, and dodge some spinning saws and tricky jumps along the way!

How do I play?

Knight Hop-Hop (a brilliant title suggested by our new content creator intern — thanks, Astrid!) is a 2D side-scrolling platformer. You run, you jump, you try to stay out of danger.

A and D run back and forth, respectively. Space jumps. Hit Space twice to double-jump. That’s it.

You have no offensive weapons (knights aren’t allowed to carry swords until they have, you know, actually become knights), so all Sir Brush can do is to leap out of danger if danger approacheth. (And it willeth.)

Worry ye not about losing your progress, though. The King, in his mercy, has placed a number of checkpoints along the way, so should you stumble and lose your life, you will not have to start over.

Glory to the King and his benevolence.

You will, however, only have 10 tries, and there are no extra lives along the way. If you fail 10 times, it’s all the way back to the beginning, me ol’ son.

How do I win the $1000?

To compound matters, the King is keeping his eyes on the clock. Only the fastest knights can take a seat at his royal table, so you have to complete the game as fast as possible.

There’s a royal timer in the top right corner of the screen:

The challenge will run from Monday, June 13, 2022 @ 12.00pm CEST to Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 12pm CEST.

At the stroke of 12 noon on June 20th, the five top leaderboard holders will enter a random draw to win $1000. Join the CREY Discord to watch this take place live in our #playpen channel.

What about glitches/bugs/cheats?

If you use cheats (e.g. third-party intervention), or if we just see a very suspicious-looking high score, then we’re not going to count your score. It’s our discretion whether to disqualify you or not. Them’s the breaks.

Credit where credit is due

This game is based on Platformer 2D+3D by 4maratsuper4, which in turn is based on our “2D Platformer” template. Don’t worry, we’ve added quite a bit of extra stuff to it. 😉

Massive thanks to our challenge testers JonasBocek and ManEd2047 for their help making this as fun (and hopefully bug-free) as possible!

Boring rules

To participate in this challenge, you must:

a) Be 13 years or older.

b) Have read and agreed to the nearly illegible spew of word salad we call Terms & Conditions.

c) Not be employed at CREY. (Volunteer mods and helpers can still participate, though!)

Coming soon: Time Travelling Zombies

TTZ Teaser

We’re very excited to announce our new in-house developed game, Time Travelling Zombies!

It is a multiplayer shooting game where you work together with your fellow players to defend the Earth from a zombie outbreak.

Players will be fighting these moaning monstrosities in a variety of arenas, and eventually face off against the big hulking boss monster zombie.

Along the way, you can upgrade your weapons and your outfits using in-game currency that you accumulate by defeating zombies. The rounds get progressively more difficult, but the longer you can last, the more bad-ass you’ll feel!

The story

In an alternative dimension humankind have invented time travel. Unfortunately, they did so right as a Zombie Apocalypse broke out. The research facility that contained the time machine was overrun and now zombies are appearing all over the timeline in different eras.

In a last attempt to save the timeline and ultimately all of humankind (both past and present) humanity created the temporal space station. From here, you, the player, embark on dangerous missions into the past and future to cleanse the zombie infestation.

Features

What can you do in the game?

  • Jump through the portal at the temporal space station and experience a specific location in time. Maybe it’s the Viking era, feudal Japan, or the Middle Ages.
  • Defeat as many zombies as you can and do your best to survive.
  • Defeating zombies earns you currency that you may spend at the space station.
  • Purchase new weapons that enables new playstyles.
  • Fight against epic bosses that will truly challenge your zombie killing abilities.
  • Go through as many rounds as you can with your team. Each round will be more difficult.

The game also features a new shop mechanic that heralds a new age of in-game customizations and how transactions work in CREY. We think our builder community will be very excited to hear that these features will soon be rolled out to everyone so they can start implementing them in their own games.

What does the future hold for TTZ?

TTZ is a living game and will be updated continuously. The release is just the first iteration. New and exciting features will be coming to the game periodically.

While not an exhaustive list, and certainly not anything we want to promise 100%, these are the thoughts the team have for future iterations of the game:

  • More bosses!
  • More arenas!
  • More weapons!
  • Character customization!
  • Community events and challenges!
  • New mechanics and systems that are chosen for development together with the community.

Let us know what you think

What are your thoughts about this new game? We’re really interested in hearing from you!

Join the CREY Discord and chat about the game in our new #time-travelling-zombies channel.

You can also go to our subreddit, r/crey, and talk about the game. We’ll be posting new features and announcements there as well!

Master the training grounds and win $1000!

Shoothouse Challenge

It’s a very special day for star FBI recruit Ken Collateral.

Primed, poised, and ready to go!

It’s training exercise day at the agency. Normally, this would be just like every other training exercise: You run through the grounds, shooting all the targets, and finish with as good a time as you can.

Why they provided the cut-out targets with adequate toilet facilities is anybody’s guess. Probably a government regulation.

Everyone is looking to Ken to beat his already impressive time. So much so that the agency has upgraded its training grounds to make things harder on Ken, because all the other recruits were complaining that… well, Ken is just too good.

That’s why the agency have decided to test Ken’s skills to the limits — by dropping a bunch of weird crap on his head.

These run the gamut from harmless objects, such as soccer balls and beach balls (yes, we do love our beach balls here at CREY!), to rather unfairly harmful explosive devices like grenades and turret missiles.

Ken must prove that he is indeed the star of the agency, and that he can not only complete the exercise with lightning speed, but also escape without needing emergency medical treatment.

Play the game

Play the special Challenge Edition of Shoothouse here!

How do I win the $1000?

Very simple. It’s another time trial! It doesn’t matter how many lives you lose, or how many bombs you take to the face. All that matters is how quickly you reach the end goal!

The challenge will run from Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 12.00pm CEST to Monday, June 13, 2022 @ 12pm CEST.

At the stroke of 12 noon on June 13th, the five top leaderboard holders will enter a random draw to win $1000. Join the CREY Discord to watch this take place live in our #playpen channel.

What about glitches/bugs/cheats?

If you use cheats (e.g. third-party intervention), or if we just see a very suspicious-looking high score, then we’re not going to count your score. It’s our discretion whether to disqualify you or not. Them’s the breaks.

Credit where credit is due

The Challenge Edition is based on the original game by LittleLie. You can play that here.

Massive thanks to our challenge testers JonasBocek and ManEd2047, as well as the original creator LittleLie for their help making this as fun (and hopefully bug-free) as possible!

Boring rules

To participate in this challenge, you must:

a) Be 13 years or older.

b) Have read and agreed to the nearly illegible spew of word salad we call Terms & Conditions.

c) Not be employed at CREY. (Volunteer mods and helpers can still participate, though!)

Survive the gauntlet and win $1000

Escape Challenge

Meet Special Agent Justin Case.

Justin is a star agent, top of his class, but he also has a debilitating skin condition, which is why he insists on wearing his hood everywhere he goes. That’s why both he and his dermatologist are happy to learn that he’s being shipped out to a tropical paradise on a recon mission, so he can at least get some sun and fresh air.

There have been some reports of this tropical paradise falling under the rule of a maniacal contraption-builder/mad-scientist/necromancer-type-dude, and… they weren’t wrong.

‘Sup.

It’s up to you, Special Agent Case, first name Justin (has the pun sunk in yet?), to go through the castle, reach the end of the gauntlet, steal the maniacal contraption-builder/mad-scientist/necromancer-type-dude’s gold because — well, it’s not like he’s using it for any good, is it? — and be a hero!

Weeeeee!

Or, at least, get some sun and try not to die.

Play the game

Play our special remixed Challenge Edition of Escape! here!

Enough lore, please. How do I win the $1000?

All right. The rules of this game are simple: Go through the gauntlet and reach the end in the fastest time possible.

Yes, this is a time trial! It doesn’t matter how many lives you lose, or how many enemies you defeat. All that matters is how quickly you reach the end goal!

The challenge will run from Monday, May 30, 2022 @ 12.00pm CEST to Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 12pm CEST.

At the stroke of 12 noon on June 6th, the five top leaderboard holders will enter a random draw to win $1000. Join the CREY Discord to watch this take place live in our #playpen channel.

Isn’t this just the old Escape! game?

Yes, but — as is tradition around here — we’ve added a couple of twists. Most noticeably, some enemy NPCs.

Now, these aren’t the most clever NPCs ever. In fact, there is a whole new NPC system coming to CREY very soon that is much more clever than this, but it’s not quite ready for primetime yet, so these are just dumb-as-bricks seeker/hitscanner NPCs. They will, however, wreck your crap if you let them.

Allow me to introduce you:

Turret Boi

A reanimated corpse strapped to a bedframe. He’s stationary, but he’s got three turrets to back him up. Don’t keep your distance — get up in this dude’s face.

Tank Boi

He’s big, he’s bulky, and he inexplicably floats through walls because I couldn’t quite figure out collision. He’s slow, though, so you can pretty much just dodge him. Or take him out, your choice.

Pipe Boi

Proximity-triggered floating bastard. Don’t get under him, or he’ll fire off a deadly pulse that’ll send shockwaves through your whole system. He can’t be shot, because no one taught Special Agent Case how to aim upwards, but you can lead him into environment dangers (like spikes) which, fortunately, hurt him just as much as they hurt you.

Other than that, it’s the same ol’ Escape! game… except for a little surprise near the end, but you’ll see.

There are also powerups:

Health

Boosts 15% of your health.

Extra life

You start with 20 lives. Sounds like a lot, right? Hah! Trust me, you’re gonna need these.

What about glitches/bugs/cheats?

If you use cheats (e.g. third-party intervention), or if we just see a very suspicious-looking high score, then we’re not going to count your score. It’s our discretion whether to disqualify you or not. Them’s the breaks.

Credit where credit is due

The Challenge Edition is based on the original game by Gwan. You can play that here.

Massive thanks to our challenge testers JonasBocek and ManEd2047!

Boring rules

To participate in this challenge, you must:

a) Be 13 years or older.

b) Have read and agreed to the nearly illegible spew of word salad we call Terms & Conditions.

c) Not be employed at CREY. (Volunteer mods and helpers can still participate, though!)