NYU Polytechnic and Mozilla hosting web-based game jam this weekend

New York University's Polytechnic Institute and software company Mozilla will host a game jam this weekend focused on browser games, the university announced.

The Game On! game jam will take place on NYU-Poly's Brooklyn campus, and will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 and end on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. All games developed during the jam must be web-based, developed to run in browsers like Firefox and Chrome without having to install plug-ins. The games must also incorporate a specific theme, which will be announced at the start of the event.

Game On! will also host talks from a handful of guest speakers, including developer Playmatics founder Nick Fortugno, Mozilla community platforms manager James Socol and Traci Lawson, designer at casual games developer Arkadium.

All Game On! participants will receive free tickets to OnGameStart, a conference focused on game development using HTML5, which will take place in New York City on March 15. Mozilla and NYU-Poly are also encouraging participants to enter games into Mozilla's Game On Competition, with winners receiving a trip to the 2013 Game Developers Conference taking place in San Francisco March 25 through 29.

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