GameMaker Press Play - Terms & Conditions

Last updated: 15 September 2021

Welcome to GameMaker Press Play!

GameMaker Press Play is an event focused on helping total beginners into game-making (people who either never used GMS before, or made just a few amateur projects) achieve their dreams.
The aim is to encourage beginners to send us the ideas they have for their dream game - the plot, the mechanics, the system ( see submission requirements) The most interesting/creative ideas will be rewarded (see prizes section), which will hopefully encourage the winners to pursue a career in game development.

The contest will be open for submissions from September 16th, 2021 to September 30th, 2021.


Three best projects will win:

  • The help of professional game creators with the game production, for which GMS will cover the cost for up to 20 hours.
  • The finished game will be promoted on the GX Approved section in GX Corner or on GXC website.
  • They will also win a laptop each for working on all your future projects.

Selection of the Winners 

Once all submissions are in and verified by our team at Opera and YoYo Games a Jury will decide on the winner.

The expert jury includes:

  • Ross Manthorp
  • Kinga Kwapisz
  • Isabel Marinho
  • Nathan Moorjani

The game will be judged based on the creativity and the quality of submission.


  • In order to enter the contest, you must be 16 or the age of eligibility in your country.
  • You must be from a country in which you are eligible to participate in similar contest.
  • You must be a beginner and have not produced professionally or semi-professionally any games before that are widely available.
  • You must have a registered account with YoYo Games. Link can be found here.
  • Your local rules cannot forbid you from participating in the competition. 


  • Submissions open on September 16th and end on September 30th at 11:59PM (CEST).
  • The participants will have to prepare a description detailing the dream game they want to make. The description should not go over the 500 words limit and must include the following:
    • Plot of the game
    • Mechanics of the game
    • Style of the game
    • Genre of the game
    • Inspiration for the game (if there is one)
  • Any additional materials pertaining to the game, such as concept art or soundtrack, are welcome, but not a requirement.
  • The legal ownership of the game and the idea it is based on remains in the hands of the submitting party.
  • Submissions including pornographic or illegal content, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, religious prejudice, or other forms of hate are not allowed.
  • By submitting your idea to GameMaker Press Play you confirm having read the rules all the rules and accept them.