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!

Meet the Builder: TheCreyator

TheCreyator aka Brendan is a 22-year-old game designer living in the USA. He started using CREY to create back in April 2020 and has been hooked ever since.

The more you design and build the better and better you will get.” – TheCreyator

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

I’ve always loved creating, building, and drawing. Legos were a favorite toy growing up, and eventually I moved onto video games. Games like Minecraft really were my jam, but I always wanted more freedom. Typical game design engines were pretty confusing and I would get really frustrated and give up. I randomly found CREY one day and decided to download it, and I immediately spent about 12 hours designing my first game.

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Where and how do you get ideas for new projects?

I get a lot of inspiration from fantasy art, I’ll go on Pinterest or Instagram and look at the work of some artists who create amazing fantasy landscapes. I also draw a ton of inspiration from other games I’ve played. Some of my favorites have been Control, Elder Scrolls, Alan Wake, and Witcher III.

What is your favorite game you have created in CREY?

My current big project. I’m still trying to come up with a name for it. It’s a walking sim/puzzle game with heavy emphasis on exploration and level design. You are an explorer who gets into a shipwreck and lands on a mysterious island. Throughout the game you get to experience several cool environments and solve puzzles! I’m very excited to continue developing this!

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What are your favorite things about CREY and its community?

It’s a very diverse group of people in our community, and I’ve seen so many awesome game and concept designs on the Discord form! I can’t wait for CREY to get bigger!!

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

Try everything even if you don’t understand it. CREY is very user friendly and very beginner friendly. The more you design and build the better and better you will get. Also, utilize the boxing system and save your boxes. It’s an amazing way to save time, design efficiently, and create amazing games!

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

Yes! My Halloween game, called the Haunted Crypt! It’s another exploration style game, with a very dark and spooky atmosphere! I am working very hard to release it!

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Follow TheCreyator and play future games released by the builder as well as enjoy experiencing any other experiences.