Galaxy Racer (GXR), the world’s largest esports, gaming and lifestyle organization, has announced its foray into gaming by sponsoring Rogue Jam, a brand new indie jam competition. This makes Galaxy Racer the first esports organization to launch into the game. The Galaxy Racer brand will be visible throughout Rogue Jam’s marketing campaigns, including post-event coverage.
IGN and Rogue Games are teaming up to produce Rogue Jam, a brand new game jam that offers exclusive development deals and a total of $ 800,000 to competing independent game developers.
Galaxy Racer (GXR) was founded in 2019 and is the world’s largest esports, games, and lifestyle organization, with over 100 content creators across the Middle East, North Africa ( MENA) and South East Asia (SEA), gathering more than 500 million followers and generating more than 2.5 billion monthly views.
Galaxy Racer Founder and CEO Paul Roy said: “We are thrilled to support Rogue Jam, a great initiative by Rogue Games to discover the next generation of independent game developers. Galaxy Racer believes in supporting the gaming community and Rogue Games is certainly up to this competition and making waves in the industry, including their recent groundbreaking game development partnership for Netflix.
Rogue Games Founder and CEO Matt Casamassina said: “We are delighted that Galaxy Racer is our Gold Sponsor for Rogue Jam. They are the first esports organization to step into the game with their skin in the game. With their growing presence in the esports and gaming ecosystem, we are confident that their support will have a positive impact on our community. . “
Submissions will be accepted between November 29 and December 31 on the Rogue Jam homepage roguejam.com , with the finalists featured on a show produced by IGN in early 2022. The grand prize winner will take home US $ 500,000 to develop their game as well as an exclusive publishing deal with Rogue Games.
The competition will feature several other categories, including a “WTF” award for Rogue Jam’s strangest and craziest game, and an “Eye-Pppingly Beautiful” award for the most compelling game in the competition.
Both categories will offer prizes of US $ 100,000 as well as a publishing deal with Rogue. Smaller prizes of $ 50,000 plus a Rogue right of first refusal deal will be offered to the “Huge Potential” and “People’s Choice” winners.
Judges for the event will include several well-known figures from the gaming industry, including IGN Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Peer Schneider and former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé. Complete list of judges below:
- Kimberly Pointer Corbett, senior vice president of digital publishing for Warner Bros. Games
- Reggie Fils-Aimé, Former Nintendo of America President, Rogue Games Board Advisor
- Peer Schneider, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of IGN
- Chris Lee, Head of Game Sourcing and Interactive Games at Netflix
- Matt Casamassina, CEO of Rogue Games
- Chris Archer, Rogue Games Director of Strategy
Rogue Games was founded by Casamassina, who served at IGN until his departure in 2010. Earlier this year, Rogue Games raised $ 2.5 million to release “crazy batsh * t” indie games for PC, consoles and mobile games.
List of games Rogue currently has in development includes Super Impossible Road, a spiritual sequel to Impossible Road, released on Nintendo Switch on December 9, followed by a Q1 launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S. Rogue is also releasing Arcanium, an “open-world, single-player strategy card adventure,” and Sprawl, a retro FPS. Additionally, Rogue Games recently announced its partnership with Bloober Team on an unannounced project.
The Rogue Jam submission portal opened on November 29, and submissions will be accepted until December 31. Submissions must be playable to be considered.