Whosegame is a flash portal that not only offers games, but gives you the option to use their easy to use game maker, which requires no coding on your part. But more on that later. What interests us flash developers is their ‘Serious Games Contest‘. Whosegame will be offering prizes of 5,000€, 2,500€ and 1,000€ for the best games that are submitted into their flash games contest. There will also be prizes of 500€ for the3 most popular games as voted by the Whosegame community. That’s a lot of prizes, but there are some pretty specific guidelines to the contest. Your game must be on the topic of telecommunications. Even more specific is that it must either be on improving the players knowledge of telecommunications, encouraging players to be eco-citizens by using telecommunications, or ending isolation using telecommunications.
Besides those restrictions though, you are free to do as you please with your game. You will retain all the intellectual rights to your game. Unlike many other contests, it can be licensed or sponsored and doesn’t even have to include their logo. So if you already have a game that already includes the theme of telecommunications, you have nothing to lose by submitting it to the Whosegame Contest.
Your game can be one you made in flash, or it can be made using their what-you-see-is-what-you-get flash game creation engine. At the moment the engine only supports platformers. It offers a range of categories and themes to choose from. All you have to do is drag and drop the items onto the stage to create your levels. If you don’t know how to code and are looking to get started in the flash game creation industry, this is a good way to start out. It lets you lay out your levels in grid format, with a selection of premade platforms and enemies. Also, if you aren’t happy with the themes, images, or characters they give you, you are free to upload your own.