We want Game On to be fun, fair, and consistent with the values of the open web. Here's how it works.

A panel of industry experts, as well as members of the Mozilla and gaming communities, will evaluate all submissions. Evaluation will take place during a two-week judging gauntlet and winners will be announced in March 2013.

We'll rank each entry on a 1-5 scale across these Measurements of Awesomeness:

  1. Fun — do we enjoy playing this game?
  2. Technological achievement – how well does this game demonstrate technical mastery in open web technologies?
  3. Aesthetics – how good is the visual design and interaction experience?
  4. Originality – have we seen this before? How does the game take advantage of the web?

The Judges will give each Entry a score of 1 to 5 for each of the criteria, and the scores of all the Judges that review a particular Entry will be averaged to arrive at the final score for that Entry. The Entry with the highest score in each category will be the category winner. The Entry with the next highest score in the category will be the runner up. The Entry with the highest score overall will be the Grand Prize winner. In the event of a tie, a subset of Judges will review the tied Entries and choose the winner.

Honor Code

The goal of this competition is to have some good clean fun, so the honor code applies: we’re trusting you to be honorable and to practice good sportsmanship.

We will be implementing a zero-tolerance policy towards cheating. If you are proven to be cheating, you will be disqualified immediately, banned from all future events, and we are not responsible for what happens to your overall reputation as a result.

Closing Thoughts

We created our judging/voting structure based on lessons from dozens of other competitions, particularly the previous Game On Competition, the Ignite Competition and the Node Knockout Competition. We believe that they’re going to help make for a great competition.

When all is said and done, regardless of who wins or loses, we trust that you will have had a great time building something shiny, new, and awesome for tons of people to enjoy and hack on the Web.

Lastly, we have the less humanized, more legalized version of these rules written here.