In order to stoke the fires of the still-nascent world of browser gaming, Mozilla is rolling out a holiday contest that could reward a handful of plucky developers with cash and trips to the much-revered Games Developer Conference (GDC).
The challenge, developed in partnership with HTML5 game engine Goo Technologies, has obvious roots in Mozilla’s involvement with WebGL and other game-friendly technologies. Entrants can choose from one of three categories, including an “Interactive Game Scene” amateur contest that requires no previous development experience. All participants must use the HTML5/WebGL-based Goo Engine and a visual editing add-on, Goo Create, to create original games by January 14. Then, representatives from both companies will join with judges from Angry Birds creator Rovio to pick winners to be announced by January 17.
The big prize at stake, available only to participants of the full game categories, is a trip for two to GDC San…
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