FrightJam 2022: Scare the crap out of us!

We’re doing a “fun” challenge for our builders this October. This is your chance to exact revenge on us in the worst way possible!

We have assembled a crack team of judges, and the challenge is to scare the pants off of them.

The three winning finalists will each be rewarded with a written review about how much your game scared them — not to mention $100 in prize money!

How to enter

Your goal is simple. You have two weeks to create a scary game. Read further down to see what exactly scares our judges — the more you play to their fears, the better chance you have of being a finalist!

The challenge starts Monday, Oct. 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm CEST and ends Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm CEST.

In that time, you must create an original game — in any style you want, no restrictions — as long as it’s scary as all hell.

Publish your game with the hashtag #FrightJam2022 in the game description! That’s it!

Who are the judges (and, more importantly, their fears)

The judges for this competition are:

  • Zoltan Dosa (CREY Workspace Admin)
    Greatest fear: “The feeling of something is close.
  • Jason Gill (CREY QC)
    Greatest fear: “Pursuit while under pressure.”
  • Kenneth Burns (CREY Business Development)
    Greatest fear: “Creepy jump scares.”
  • Karbonium (CREY Master Builder)
    Greatest fear: “Being chased by something lurking in the dark.”

Q&A (because there’s always a question)

Q: How does this challenge work?

A: Start building your game at the kick-off on Oct. 10, 2022. Please do not start building before that (we have ways of checking).

At the end of the jam (Oct. 24, 2022), our community manager (Frost) will play every single game submitted with the hashtag #FrightJam2022 in the description.

He will select three finalists from these submissions that will go on to the judge’s round.

The judges will then play all the three finalist games. They will write up a short review of each game.

They will also pick their favorite game based on these criteria:

  • Best visuals
  • Best audio
  • Best gameplay
  • Best story/premise
  • Best scare / frightening moment

These reviews and rankings will be published on our blog and linked on our social medias and Discord.

Q: How do you determine a “winner”?

A: The three finalists are all winners. They will all be rewarded with a written review and a $100 prize.

Q: How do I receive my prize money?

We will reach out to each of the three finalists using the email addresses they have connected to their CREY account. (If we can’t reach you with that email, we will try to reach out to you via other means, but please make sure your CREY account email is valid. That makes our lives a lot easier.)

When we reach out to you, please provide us with a valid PayPal account for us to transfer your winnings to.

Please note that your PayPal must be set up correctly. If your PayPal is not set up to receive money, or is invalid for other reasons, that’s out of our hands. If that’s the case, we will try to work out alternate solutions with you directly.

Q: Can I use a game I’ve already created?

A: No. Your game must be created in the time-frame of the game jam. You can use an existing CREY template to build your game if you wish, but you cannot recycle an old game you’ve already made.

Q: Do I have to cater to the fears of the judges?

A: Not necessarily. But you’ll stand a greater chance of being one of the three finalists if you do.

Q: What are the other requirements for entering the player challenges?

A: It’s (relatively) simple:

  • You must be 15 years or older to enter the competition. Them’s the laws.
  • We will request that you provide verification of identification because, well, them’s also the laws.
  • All territories embargoed by European Union are excluded from the prizes.
  • All tax is responsibility of the recipient. CREY does not take responsibility over prizes taxation.
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions before entering.

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