CREY mobile early access & New Avatars

We have BIG news! CREY is soft-launching a mobile app on Android in Malaysia, Philippines, Denmark, Poland, and Hungary!

We are really excited to announce these news and we hope to see you in the app playing around to help us to improve the user experience! While we won’t have the full game library, we will have some cool new features and some new avatars coming as a part of this (see more below).

The event system is available only on mobile for now, but we will be bringing these features to the PC shortly!

Are you based outside of these locations?

It is not a problem! Send us your Google email and we will send you an invite, which will allow you to download the CREY app.

Fill this form to sign up!

*There is a limited amount of invites that we can send out, so be quick and don’t miss your chance to be one of the first who will be able to play CREY on mobile!
** It may take us up to 48 hours to send you your invite

What if you don’t have an Android phone?

It is also not a problem! You can play on an emulator!

Instructions on how to get started:

  1. Download emulator from here
  2. Send us your Google email by filling this form
  3. Wait for an invite to be sent to your Google email
  4. Use the link in the email to navigate to the CREY app
  5. Download the app
  6. Play!

If you have any questions regarding the mobile early access, how to set it up, or if you need extra help, feel free to reach out on our Discord or at support@creygames.com

Speaking of new avatars…

We’re announcing our new avatar style!  We know you’ve been waiting and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.  Now introducing Mike and Ohana (now free on My CREY) with more avatars to come!  We’re working on a whole lot of new avatar customization features but in the meantime start getting acquainted with these two avatars- we’ll be adding more in the coming weeks.  Hope you enjoy!

Meet the Builder: Squashi

Game builder Squashi is a young, high school student from Slovakia who recently built a game “You can’t beat this game” for Challenge the Devs builder challenge. Classical programming seems pretty boring for him, therefore, he always wanted to do graphical programming. Squashi thinks that it is a lot easier to understand, and the end result is better as well.

What inspired you to create your game for Challenge the Devs builder challenge?

“The fact that I can do it very easily. I just came back to CREY after a year-long pause, and everything has changed. The interface is a lot easier, and I quickly knew how to work in it and started to build games.”

Where and how did you get ideas for your project?

“I got my inspiration from many popular rage-quit games played by many popular youtubers.”

What type of games you like building the most?

“I like building games that look good, have a large landscape full of props. I try to push CREY engine to the maximum to get the best result.”

What are your favorite things about CREY and its community?

“I like the fact that anyone can create games easily and play them together with their friends.”

Can you share a few tips and tricks with other game builders at CREY on how to get started?

“Don’t get angry when something goes wrong or doesn’t work as intended. It’s programming after all. Try again and you will succeed!”

Are there any exciting new projects you are working on at the moment?

“I am currently working on an excavator simulator. It is quite complicated!”

Challenge the Devs Winners Announced

Challenge the Devs builder challenge has ended! CREY devs are extremely happy to see all of your amazing submissions and play your games. We hope you enjoyed the challenge and had fun! Thanks again to everyone who participated!

Recap of all the submitted games:

Congratulations to the CREY superstar FlashLightStudio who has won the challenge. Thank you for your amazing submission with CREYZY ARCADE game! You have won a NINTENDO SWITCH and 1000 gold!

The Outstanding award goes to TheCreyator and Karbonium with their submission Void Jumper and Tales of Arcadia! We couldn’t pick one, so we chose both. Congratulations! You have won 1000 CREY gold.

And The Most Competitive game award goes to Challenges Through Time built by L.gutarra! Well done! You will also receive 1000 CREY gold!

Last but not least, we want to reward Squashi for submitting one of the most difficult games in the history of CREY – You can’t beat this game! Congratulations! You have won 500 CREY gold!

Future Events And Challenges

The new builder challenge #StuckintheSuez is out! Make sure to participate and win awesome prizes: XBOX Elite Gaming Controller, Razer Kraken X Headset, and CREY Swag. More info here!

If you have an idea for a new challenge, let us know by jumping on Discord and tell us! Thank you to everyone participating. Good luck next time!

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#StuckintheSuez Challenge

You’ve seen the memes, you’ve seen the humor.  Now it’s your time to make your own fun in CREY!  The Evergreen was stuck for a week in the Suez but just because it’s finally free doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.  We’re challenging YOU to make your very own game, meme, or playable experience to have a laugh at the #SuezCanal incident. 

Some game ideas:

  • Hyper Suez League: Nonsensical fast paced racing game
  • Tetromission: clear up the Suez canal by aligning containers on a supertanker so they disappear, Tetris-style
  • Suez Runner: an infinite runner where you run over a string of container ships trying not to fall into water (look at ClusterTruck for inspiration)
  • Evergreen: A simple animal crossing-like environment to explore set a 1000 years in the future, in which a town has developed inside large containers aboard the abandoned ship Evergreen. Discover the unique ways each container has been repurposed and uncover the secrets of this strange civilization through environmental storytelling.
  • Something of your very own.

But we don’t want to limit you to games: Memes and cinematics are also allowed! They just have to be built in CREY’s engine.

How To Submit?

  • 1: Share your game link in the Suez Canal Challenge.
  • 2: You are now participating in the challenge!

Prizes:

1. XBOX Elite Gaming Controller for the best-produced game/meme/playable experience.

2. Razer Kraken X Headset for the most LOL experience

3. CREY Swag for the most accurate depiction of the Evergreen being stuck in the Canal.

Bonus Prize

In addition, anybody who shares their creation on Twitter or Instagram and tags us with the hashtag #stuckinthesuezchallenge will get 100 CREY gold.

When will the challenge end?

The ship was unstuck in 1 week, but just for good measure, we’ll give you twice that long to complete as getting unstuck from the CREYZEE Suez Canal is no easy task.  Challenge ends April 14th, 2021 00:00 CEST time.

Who Can Participate

The Contest is open worldwide to anyone aged 13 years or older who are registered with an account at CREY.  Eligible minors must have permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the Contest. Employees of CREY, its affiliates, contest supervisors and members of their immediate families, are not eligible to participate or win.

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Lava Legends Winners Announced

Lava Legends Play Challenge has ended and now it is time to announce the winners!

The Top 5 will receive CREY merch. Congratulations to Paduk, L.gutarra, DelayLIVE, Squashi, and Torr3sZIKA!

Everyone who got more than 500 points will receive 500 CREY gold. Congratulations to: Paduk, L.gutarra, DelayLIVE, and Squashi!

And everyone who got more than 250 points will receive 300 CREY gold! Congratulations to Torr3sZIKA, PLARAJITO0.0.0.0.2 and thegameranimex04! Well done!

Leaderboard Top 10 Players

Future Events And Challenges

To see when the next event or challenge starts and ends go to the NEWS SECTION on the website and look for the latest challenges. If you have an idea for a new challenge, let us know by jumping on Discord and tell us! Thank you to everyone participating. Good luck next time!

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Final Call: Terrain removal

Hello, fellow game-builders! We are finalizing the last steps to remove the terrain editing tools. If you have previously built a game in CREY by using our terrain painting and editing tools or are currently using the editing tools in a work in progress, we’d suggest finalizing it now, because it won’t be possible to make changes to the terrain later on.

When?

Your game has to be published before the 31st of March, otherwise, you’ll have to continue onward without being able to use the terrain tools to add new parts or make changes to your existing game using the old terrain system..

How this is going to impact your game?

Once your game has been published, you will be able to save used terrain tools in the game design, however, you won’t be able to edit it by using terrain as these tools will be removed entirely from the build editor. If you miss the deadline (31st of March), you wont’ be able to continue to edit your project using the terrain tools.

Why?

These changes are being introduced in CREY to increase the performance and loading time of games, both on PC and mobile. It will significantly reduce crashes, lagging and other errors you or your players might experience.

What’s next?

We have recently introduced 3 new terrain templates with different environments: Desert, Mountain Lake, and Winter. All of these templates contain color tinting tools that allow builders to create amazing and creative games in CREY within minutes. Read more here.

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Lava Legends Play Challenge

The new play challenge has arrived: Lava Legends! Get to the highest point and survive. It is really not an easy task! Lava Legends is one of the latest multiplayer games in CREY. It is super fun and exciting to play, therefore, it is time to turn it into a play challenge! Can you make it to the leaderboard?

PRIZES:
CREY merch – Top 5 players on the leaderboard will receive CREY merch
500 CREY gold – everyone who reaches 500 points will receive 500 CREY gold
300 CREY gold – everyone who reaches 250 points will receive 300 CREY gold

PLAY THE GAME

When Will The Challenge End?

The winner will be announced on March 29th at 12 pm (CET). Good luck and have fun!

Remember to join our builder and player community on Discord. Ask questions, share your creations and meet other builders and players.

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Builder Challenge: Challenge the Devs

The new builder challenge is here! This time there are no limits! Build your own dream game – use our templates or create your own world, it is totally up to you. The aim of this challenge is to build a game where you can stump the CREY team. This means – create a difficult game and challenge CREY devs. Let’s begin the challenge!

How To Submit?

Prizes

All participants who submit a game will be part of an awesome recap video, which will be released across all our social media platforms, as well as their submitted games will be played on our Twitch livestream by multiple CREY team members.

In addition to that, we will give awards and 1000 gold to 3 game builders with the best submitted game. Last but not least, the top game among those will be recognized as a CREY superstar who will be rewarded with a brand new NINTENDO SWITCH!

Award Categories:

  1. CREY superstar – overall the best submitted game
  2. Outstanding design
  3. Most competitive game

Bonus Prize

Anyone who shares screenshots or videos from their game with the hashtag #CREYbuilder on either Instagram, Twitter or TikTok will receive 100 bonus gold – the one who gets the most likes and interactions on their posts will receive 1000 CREY gold.

Rules

  1. Only one submitted game per person.
  2. You cannot use previously built games – it has to be freshly made.

When Will The Challenge End?

Submission of games ends on 26th of March 3 pm CET and winners will be announced after one week of internal voting on 2nd of April. Good luck to everyone participating! We are looking forward to play your games!

Who Can Participate

The Contest is open worldwide to anyone aged 13 years or older who are registered with an account at CREY.  Eligible minors must have permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the Contest. Employees of CREY, its affiliates, contest supervisors and members of their immediate families, are not eligible to participate or win.

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New Terrain Templates and Color Tinting Tools

The new terrain templates and color tinting tools have arrived! We have heard you are, therefore, we are introducing new tools on our CREY build editor to take your game building journey and experience to a whole new level. These updates will not only let your games to perform better and load faster, but also allow you to design games easier and quicker.

What has changed?

We have prepared 3 environmental templates to help you design and build your games: Winter, Mountain Lake, and Desert. Alongside with these templates, we are also introducing tinting tools for our new nature and terrain asset packs to help you to pick your desired color for the template and adjust it according to your wishes. Moving forward, most if not all new assets introduced to the editor will come with color tinting capabilities.

How it will affect your game building?

These new updates will only improve your game building experience and will make it easier to make custom designed games for specific environments. With our color tinting tools there are literally no limits – choose the color you like the most and adjust it to your environment or specific element.

How to use them?

Go to our build editor, pick a template of your choice, adjust colors by using tinting tools and start building! It is that easy! Below you can find a quick video with more information on how to use our new templates as well as the tinting tools.

Start building your own games today! Join our Discord Builder server, share your games and chat with the CREY game building community!

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