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Five cool Web Monetized games to play right now

Andrzej Mazur
HTML5 Game Developer and Technical Evangelist, Enclave Games indie studio founder, js13kGames competition creator, Gamedev.js community firestarter and Gamedev.js Weekly newsletter publisher.
Originally published at enclavegames.com on ・7 min read

The Mozilla Festival 2021 is slowly coming to an end, and so we decided to recall previous MozFest Arcade experience and prepare a totally subjective list of five games that utilize Web Monetization API you can play right now and support its creators.

In October 2019, when Mozilla Festival was held in a physical location of Ravensbourne University in London, we’ve partnered up with the Grant for the Web folks to create and run MozFest Arcade - a booth hosting nomerous Web Monetized games from both our own Enclave Games studio and the js13kGames competition. People could play the games at the booth, and see how micro amounts of money were streamed directly into the wallets of the creators in real time.

Let’s do the same, but online! Check out the list of five interesting games that are Web Monetized:

Backcountry

Created by the Piesku team for the first year of the Web Monetization category in the js13kGames 2019 competition, Backcountry takes you to a Wild West themed place where you are tasked with finding the bandits and getting paid for bringing them to justice.

Enclave Games - Five cool Web Monetized games: Backcountry

Web Monetized users can change the appearance by picking various hats for their characters. The game ended up on the 3rd place in the monetization category and was showcased at the MozFest Arcade booth in London.

Relic Splatter

Relic Splatter was submitted to the Web Monetization Challenge run by Björn Ritzl from the Defold foundation.

Enclave Games - Five cool Web Monetized games: Relic Splatter

Quoting My top 5 games from The Web Monetization Challenge 2020 blog post:

Relic Splatter is definitely my favourite with cool idea, nice graphics, smooth gameplay, and a whole lot of juiciness. I really liked splashing colorful stuff all over the place, and the idea of using a gun as a jetpack as well. Paying Coil members get help finding the relics.

Ninja vs EVILCORP

Ninja vs EVILCORP is a game created by Rémi Vansteelandt for js13kGames 2020. The game won both the Web Monetization category itself, and the whole competition in general.

Enclave Games - Five cool Web Monetized games: Ninja vs Evilcorp

Quoting Summarizing Web Monetization category in js13kGames 2020 blog post:

The entry that got the first place based on how well the feature was implemented, Ninja vs Evilcorp , offers… the lowest possible difficulty level for Coil members: Practice. Isn’t this brilliant? If you’re lazy (like me, especially lately), or tired, or have only a couple of minutes to spare, but you still want to try the game, you can go straight through it without worrying that you’ll lose immediately. I’m guilty of lowering the difficulty levels of way too many games I’ve played, only for the fact that I’d like to enjoy the story behind it.

Sushi Party

This is basically a multiplayer Snake game, a Slither.io clone, but perfectly executed, with cute graphics, and no adverts for the paying Coil members.

Enclave Games - Five cool Web Monetized games: Sushi Party

The best part? You can eat loads of sushi!

Flood Escape

Fifth game is going to be an ordinary shameless plug, because Flood Escape is our own creation. It is placed on the list, because it was one of the first games, if not the very first, that was Web Monetized.

Enclave Games - Five cool Web Monetized games: Flood Escape

You can expect more games coming from us in the next weeks and months ahead, and all of them will for sure implement Web Monetization API in some (hopefully) creative ways, which we’re gonna share through blog posts in detail.

Gamedev.js Survey and the Jam

Two extra things I wanted to mention are Gamedev.js Survey and Gamedev.js Jam. The Survey (“to learn about the current state of the HTML5 Game Development in 2021”), being part of our Grant as well, is coming to an end - we’re closing the form tomorrow, March 18th end of day, and will publish the results after a week.

Enclave Games - Five cool Web Monetized games: Gamedev.js Jam 2021

The Gamedev.js Jam 2021 is the seconod edition of the online competition for HTML5 game developers, and it will run between April 13th and 26th, hosted on Itch.io. It’s a perfect opportunity to build some nice monetized games that might be featured in the next such article! We do plan to announce prizes, the Web Monetization category itself officially, and more in the coming days, so make sure to follow the competition’s Twitter for updates.

Discussion (2)

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Erika

Andrzej don't tempt me with Flood Escape!! I have work I am supposed to be doing! 😉

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Andrzej Mazur Author

It's called "research" and you should be allowed to do it regularly! :D