The Decentraland Game Jam has officially started. From September 16 to September 30, various content creators will let their creativity loose and develop unique content using Decentraland's SDK. Plus, each competitor has a chance of earning a portion of the 2,500,000 MANA and 200 LAND parcel prize, which amount to roughly $275,000. Interested?
Why Should I Care?
If you like designing, drawing and developing content in a team or on your own, pay close attention to the rest of this article.
The Decentraland Game Jam awards those users who develop content using the Decentraland SDK. This can be a static scene, a mini-game, a feature, or a function. It has to be good, original and useful to the Decentraland community in some way.
If you do really well, you'll get rewarded. This is how Decentraland will distribute its rewards:
- 1st place gets 350,000 MANA (~$21K) + LAND
- 2nd place gets 200,000 MANA (~$12K) + LAND
- 3rd place gets 100,000 MANA (~$6K) + LAND
- 4th - 10th places get 50,000 MANA (~$3K) + LAND
- 11th - 20th places get 25,000 MANA (~$1.5K) + LAND
- other participants receive 1,000 MANA (~ $60) + LAND per scene
To get inspired and see what others have built, click here!
What Is Decentraland?
Decentraland is a world owned by you, the user. Though technically virtual, Decentraland is very much real, with real people making it more real each day. Assets in this world also have real-world value, which means that they can be used to acquire real-world things (think food, real estate, and baby clothes). Yep, it's that real!
Because Decentraland is owned by its users, they're also the ones who shape it. More advanced users use Decentraland's SDK, a set of tools that enables you to create pretty much anything you can imagine. There's also the Builder, an easy-to-use tool that helps amateurs design and develop beautiful scenes.
What Is MANA? What is LAND?
MANA is Decentraland's native currency used to perform various on-platform and in-world transactions. It is currently mostly being used to buy LAND, Decentraland's virtual parcels where users deploy their content.
Decentraland already held 2 LAND Auctions, during which most of the parcels were sold. Some even sold for over $100,000. Imagine that, a virtual piece of land that sold for $100K. So if you're asking yourself "Why are people spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on virtual plots of land?", you need to rephrase that questions and ask yourself, "What are they seeing that I don't?"
Do you have a flair for design? Or maybe just some amazing ideas and want a shot at the huge prizes on offer? If so, click here to join.