Game On 2010 is here

Developers: Start your engines! Mozilla Labs is excited to announce the launch of our first international Open Web Games competition: Game On 2010.

With the open Web offering more and more advanced technologies such as Open Video, audio, WebGL, fast JavaScript engines and much more, the time is right to create awesome games on top of the open Web technology stack. Game On 2010, a competition for open Web game development, launches today and will run until January 11th, 2011 – with mini-competitions, events and other surprises in between.

At the end of the competition a panel consisting of some amazing people in the Web and gaming worlds will vote together with the wider community on the best games (overall and in different categories). We have a bunch of great prizes and will fly out the overall winner to next year’s Game Developer Conference and Independent Games Festival in San Francisco where we will give you the red carpet treatment including a behind-the-scenes tour of Mozilla HQ in Mountain View, California – all expenses paid.


To participate in the Mozilla Labs Game On 2010 competition you need to write a game using only open Web technology (that is HTML, CSS and JavaScript plus whatever you might want to use on the backend). No plug-ins – and it needs to work in Firefox 4. We won’t judge what type of game you write, so be creative. We’ll have different categories to fit your submission and let it compete against games in the same category. Submit your game before January 11th, 2011 and you’re in. We’ll have a bunch of fun and prizes during the contest, so don’t wait until the last minute to submit.


All entries will be judged on six dimensions:

  • Technology – Does your game demonstrate technical mastery (game engine/ code base)?
  • Open Web-iness – Does your game showcase the power of open Web technologies?
  • Aesthetics – How good is the visual design and interaction experience?
  • Originality – How innovative and unique is the idea and execution?
  • Polish – How “production-ready” is the game?
  • Fun – Is the game offering an experience you want to return to again and again?

Judging will be done by a panel with many, many awesome experts as well as the wider community.  For more details on how games will be evaluated, please visit our judging page.


  • September 30th, 2010: Game On 2010 kicks off
  • January 11th, 2011: Submission phase ends
  • January 31st, 2011: Winners will be announced
  • February 28th, 2011: Winners will be flown to San Francisco to attend Game Developer Conference, Independent Games Festival and visit Mozilla HQ

On your Marks. Get Set. Go!

Head over to our Game On 2010 site to get the full scoop on the contest, judges and rules. And stay tuned – we’ll add judges, prizes, and lots more throughout the contest. And if you’re working in the gaming industry and are interested in partnering with us – get in touch!

Game On 2010