Finance 1.0 Sparks and In-game purchases

Dear Community,
My name is Hippolyte, I am the Economy designer at CREY Games.
Today marks a new chapter in our vision to democratize game creation by making it accessible, easy to use and fun. Until today, we have been focusing on two essential pillars: Game creation and providing a fun play experience. We would like to introduce a new pillar which we hope will support this vision: Finance.

Making amazing games can be hard and time consuming. While we are focusing daily to making our building tools better, more intuitive and easier to use, we also believe that the creators out there should be supported in their effort to bring amazing games to the world.
Finance englobes a variety of features which will go towards financially supporting builders in their game creation. We believe that with the proper support, the sky becomes the limit in terms of what creators will surprise us with, as they have done so already on many occasions.
Having said that, we plan on releasing finance features incrementally, taking your feedback along the way on our Discord channel. At the end of the day, we will always ensure that privacy, security, and protection of creativity remain as our highest priorities.

Finance 1.0 update

We are pleased to announce that we are unveiling some exciting new features that will help support the creators out there.
We are rolling out the first version of what in-game purchases will look like in CREY Games. This is big news as it means that soon, builders will be able to earn real money from making games on CREY Games!
The team has been actively listening to the community and working hard to deliver the best possible experience for creators and players alike. Here’s why we will be rolling out the full feature incrementally, taking your feedback every step of the way through the discord channel.

New features

New currency: We are proud to unveil our new platform wide currency: Sparks. Sparks are CREY Game’s virtual currency. They can be used to purchase a variety of items which can enhance your gaming experience and support game creators! In our next updates, Creators who earn Sparks in their games will be able to exchange them for real world money.

  • Sparks can be obtained by clicking on you account balance, found at the top right in
  • Using Sparks, you can purchase in-game currencies which will allow you to unlock two types of items: permanent items (Cosmetics, upgrades etc.) and repeatable items (Extra lives, boosts etc.)
  • For more detailed information about Sparks, please refer to our dedicated help page.
  • In game: We have added in game shops in the following fan favourite games: Time Travelling Zombies, Lava legends and Mega Obby. We have selected these games because they are loved by our community and believe it is the best way to put our new features to trial.


These new features represent the first part of what we plan on delivering and are being thoroughly tested inside the games mentioned above by players. Once we feel these are ready, we will release the full in-game features to all the creators out there who wish to start making a buck out of their imagination.
In the meantime, feel free to share any feedback on our Discord channel!

What’s coming

  • In game shops for builders to use inside all their creations, which will be fully linked to Sparks meaning that players will be able to spend Sparks in them if they wish to.
  • New customisation tools for builders to create meaningful and player friendly shopping experiences
  • The ability for builders to request an exchange of their earned Sparks for real world money. We will share more on that soon!

We are at an era where creators can now earn a living from making amazing things from their imagination, whether it’s games, music, art and more. It is our belief that such creators should be empowered to do so, and we intend to uphold the highest standards of fairness, respect, and user experience. Stay tuned for more and reach out on Discord!

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.



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.

Dodge cannons and exploding barrels and win $1000!

Cannon Fodder Challenge

In this week’s challenge, you’ll be jumping, running, and generally having a grand time avoiding things that really want to kill you.

You will also be able to win $1000 if you climb to the top of the leaderboard by Monday, April 18 at 15:00 (3pm) CEST. Anything submitted after this time will not be eligible.

Remember, the goal is to survive as many boss encounters as you can! Collecting gold is just for show.

We’ve cleared the leaderboard on our special Challenge Edition of Cannon Fodder, so it’s a fresh tabula rasa for you!


The ubiquitous FAQ

Q: Who can participate?

A: The challenge 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.

Q: Can I use exploits and glitches?

A: If you can find a way to bend the game to do your evil bidding through normal play (i.e. without the use of third-party trainers/cheaters/etc.), then that’s fair game.

Q: Can I use hacks and cheaters?

A: What, are you kidding? No. Of course not.

Q: Do you have a terrifying barrage of lawyer-speak I can peruse?

A: Yes. Click here to read our Terms & Conditions.

Meet the Builder: OYUNXKRAL

I was fascinated when I first entered, there are so many amazing projects I am planning to work on!” – OYUNXKRAL

How and why did you start building games? What inspired you?

I got inspired by other games published in CREY, for example DeathRun. After playing for a while I decided to try building my own game. I was amazed how easy it is to use CREY build editor.

Where and how do you get ideas for new projects?

I mainly get my ideas from my own imagination and others’ work. I enjoy painting and putting my ideas on paper as well as I tend to follow other well known designers and painters.

What’s your favorite CREY game you’ve created?

My favorite game that I have built is Bomb or gift box. I designed this game for the Christmas builder challenge and it even won the competition.

What are your favorite things about CREY and its community?

I enjoy how creative and open-minded is CREY community. I admire Scuden, Lariz, Gwan – these are my favorite producers and devs that I can really inspire from.

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

The number one is to dream first – imagine how your game is going to look like. The second – put it on the paper. The third – pour into CREY. This will require a lot of hard work and patience, but it is totally worth it!

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

Currently I am working on a hunting game. The goal of the game will be to reach the highest score, collect points and build your own farm.  

Some of OYUNXKRAL released games