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Make a Game for AirConsole - Win $10,000 cash

by Tom | 11th, October 2016

Note from Tom This is a guest blog post from our friends over at AirConsole! It's a great platform, and we have on occassion played on it here at Scirra HQ :)

AirConsole is a web-based platform for local multiplayer gaming that uses smartphones as controllers. We are always looking for more game developers who contribute to the platform and with the recently launched AirConsole Game Dev Contest 2017, the timing is perfect for you to get our Construct 2 plugin and get your game out there.

What is AirConsole?

What we offer is a free video game console platform that uses cutting-edge browser technology. You turn your smartphone into a gamepad using a simple activation code that shows up as soon as you push the play button on the homepage. Once you are connected, your smartphone allows you to navigate through our wide selection of games.

Additional players can easily join the same session, needing nothing except for a smartphone and an internet connection, making AirConsole ideal for spontaneous play sessions at parties, or all sorts of social gatherings.

You don’t need any hardware beyond what you probably already have in your home: a computer or SmartTV and one Smartphone per player. No need to buy expensive controllers, no need to huddle around one laptop to reach the keyboard.

When AirConsole was launched just over a year ago, we offered six games - meanwhile, our library has grown to over 40 titles, with more arriving every month. With casual sport games like ClusterPuck99, the Mario Party inspired game collection Silly World Series and co-operative strategy games like Castle Hustle, we offer a wide range of genres.

Beside expanding our game offer, we constantly strive to make the entire platform more intuitive and more entertaining for our users. Most recently, that meant adding the possibility to store high scores and share them with friends.

Within the near future, we hope to become the number one place to go for local multiplayer and party games - but we need talented game developers like you to get there.

Game Dev Contest

This winter, AirConsole offers a unique opportunity for game developers to get your games published, to get it played by thousands of people worldwide and to earn money with it. The competition is open until the end of February 2017, that gives you plenty of time to create the coolest things you can imagine. In this competition we invite you and your team to use Construct2 to create a fun and creative local multiplayer game for AirConsole.

The winning game will be awarded prize money of $10,000! The second and third placed games are worth $2500 and $1000 respectively. There are also three Construct 2 business licences to be won!

The submission requirements are simple:

  • Your game is built using the AirConsole API and is fully controllable by smartphone
  • Your game has not received funding from our previous game contests, with the exception of the Fall 2016 Student Competition

On our Developers Page we offer a variety of guides, tips and tricks that reflect our most important learnings from creating games that fit this multiscreen gaming setup in the best possible ways. We encourage participants to make use of this knowledge and to come to us for help with anything that is not covered online yet!

For more details on how to upload your game once it’s done, check out the Contest Announcement over on our website. We also recommend having a look at our Judging Criteria page, to severely improve your chance of creating the winning game.

Construct2 Plugin

AirConsole offers a Construct 2 plugin with which you can enhance your Construct2 game with local multiplayer. Our plugin handles the connections to player’s smartphones, and our Controller Generator offers a simple way of creating your controller file with very little coding effort on your part.

Be sure to have a look at our detailed guide on how to use the AirConsole API from within Construct2 - and contact us if you have any question or feedback...

For existing AirConsole games made with the Construct2 engine, check out Remon & Honey, Crystal Control and Zombie Annihilation.

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Thirstyy 2,737 rep

Previously the controller generator didn't work for construct games, did that change? I was really excited last time around to try this but got frustrated trying to get a controller working.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:29:35 PM
Toby R 50.4k rep

Here's a code snippet of how to implement the controller code:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:31:30 PM
drpool 5,133 rep

Great, I recently had the same idea of creating a local multiplayer party game for android, now this gives me a platform. Let the games begin...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:38:43 PM
FraConsole 480 rep

@BackendFreak thanks! Gonna link to the post in our documentation

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:46:16 PM
Laughing14 3,302 rep

Awesome! Ideas are already churning in my head. Thanks, Scirra and AirConsole!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:50:07 PM
Laura_D 1,525 rep

I look forward to seeing what you all come up with - maybe we'll get to play a few at Scirra HQ! This actually ties in quite nicely with something else I've been working on, so keep your eyes peeled, you'll be hearing from us again soon! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 2:13:25 PM
stemkoski 20.2k rep

This sounds exciting -- I can't wait to try out AirConsole!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:13:59 PM
StomachBug 624 rep

Sounds like a blast! Will check out the various materials!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:21:57 PM
gillenew 25.5k rep

wow, great opportunity :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:31:02 PM
kingpirux 1,512 rep

intresting :D i already did 3 games for the local multiplayer plugin "crowdgamming", maybe i can adapt those to this one

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:38:29 PM
Dogmeat01 385 rep

Omg I love those games ={0

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:47:23 PM
StefanSava 1,457 rep

Wow! this is cool!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:59:28 PM
Bigheti 17.3k rep

Fantastic...tks Tom!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 4:09:33 PM
byondisoft 3,994 rep

Fantastic idea!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 5:18:36 PM
HugosRibas 1,071 rep

This is great! =)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6:52:37 PM

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