9leap.net is a site used for receiving, displaying, and judging entries to game programming contests, and is at the same time a game sharing site for both posting games you have made for yourself and freely playing games others have submitted. Those 26 or older, or college students onward are free to upload games to the site, but we ask that all applicants to game contests double-check their eligibility prior to submission. Winners will be asked to provide proof of birth date or student status.
From May 1st to December 31st, 2011.
Applicants to the contest must be residents of Japan, age 25 or younger, and must be a student (elementary school, middle school, high school, college, graduate school, 2-year school, combined undergraduate + vocational, or technical school)
The two contest periods (5/1-8/31 and 9/1-12/31) will be judged separately, and results will be announced approximately one month after the last day of each period.
Game developers of the winning games will be presented with the following prizes:
|Excellence Award||15inch MacBook Pro OR
13inch MacBook Air * (5 winners)
|Honorable Mention||Bookstore Giftcard for ¥5,000 (10 winners)|
|Incentive Award (indicating a high level of potential)||Original Goods|
*As the prizes will be the newest models available when winners are assigned, the possibility exists that they may change to whatever is newest at the time.
Those winners desiring a Windows machine may elect to receive one instead.
In the middle of January (2012), the three Top Prize winners will be announced, and the developer of each game (or one representative, if the game was submitted as a group) will be flown to Game Developers Conference 2012 for an attendance/observation tour from March 5th-9th.
The contest may be applied to via the application form on 9leap.net. There is no limit to the number of games a user may submit for the contest.
Download enchant.js from here (github)