ZEPETO WORLD JAM 2023

JAN 30 (MON) - FEB 26 (SUN)

Let’s create a new World of play!

Overview

Let’s create a new World of play!

 

Reimagine how people come together in the metaverse; from interactive multiplayer spaces that bring communities together to immersive strategy battles where players outwit their friends. 

 

 

The ZEPETO WORLD JAM aims to bring together developers from around the world to build the next exciting World for the ZEPETO app, one of the fastest-growing metaverse platforms. Stand a chance to win several prizes from our $115,000 USD prize pool for the most fun Worlds and receive additional rewards for different Wildcard submissions. 

 

We welcome all imaginative ways to connect communities and build up the vibrant ecosystem and community in the ZEPETO platform.

 

 

Let’s create Worlds that will connect, engage and excite.

Challenges

Allow your creative juices to flow! Participants are free to build Worlds of any genre; simulator, roleplay, survival, shooters, and anything else you can dream of.

Prizes

Bring your extraordinary idea to life and have the opportunity to bring our prizes home.

1st Prize

$30,000 USD

2nd Prize

$20,000 USD

3rd Prize

$10,000 USD

4th + 5th Prize

$5,000 USD

Wildcard Prizes

Wildcards are bonus rewards that you can apply if you include certain features in your World. Stand the chance to win an additional $3,000 USD for every Wildcard included. You can apply more than one Wildcard to your submission if you’re up for the challenge.

Roleplay

 

Incorporate simulation/role-playing elements

 

$3,000 USD

Party

 

Incorporate party/social/multiplayer elements

 

$3,000 USD

Hardcore

 

Incorporate

horror/action/

strategy/shooter elements

 

$3,000 USD

Bounty Prizes

Best Visuals

 

The World with the most outstanding art, character design, assets, environments, animations, and textures.


$5,000 USD

People’s Choice

 

The World that wins the hearts of the ZEPETO WORLD JAM participants.

 

$5,000 USD

Most Creative Submission

 

A unique World that is not only fun to play, but also unlike anything we’ve played before.


$5,000 USD

Judging Criteria

Our expert judges will grade submissions across these categories:

Market Potential

 

The World’s appeal to ZEPETO’s audience and its potential to attract new users.

Design and Functionality

 

Adequate implementation of play mechanics, an engaging core loop, features, art, and sound that make the World fun to play and players will want to return to it again and again.

Innovation

 

The World’s ability to push the limits of what is possible on ZEPETO and how it stands out against other Worlds on ZEPETO as well as experiences on other platforms.

Completion

 

The World’s level of completion meets the expectations and goals that the developers set out to accomplish during the event.

Presentation

 

The World’s execution and its presentation to the judges.

Schedule

Dec 7 - Feb 12
Registration Phase
Jan 10
21:00 - 23:00 (EST)
Engagement Session 1:

Deep Dive into the ZEPETO World - from 
a ZEPETO Expert!

Jan 17
21:00 - 23:00 (EST)
Engagement Session 2:
ZEPETO WORLD JAM GUIDEBOOK
Jan 30
21:00 - 23:00 (EST)
The ZEPETO WORLD JAM Kick-off
Jan 31
21:00 - 23:00 (EST)
Code-along Workshop 1:
Getting Started & Core concepts
Feb 1
21:00 - 23:00 (EST)
Code-along Workshop 2:

Multiplayer Part 1 - Schema Setup / Player Position Syncing

Feb 2
21:00 - 23:00 (EST)
Code-along Workshop 3:

Multiplayer Part 2 - Advanced Client Server Communication

Feb 6
20:00 - 22:00 (EST)
Mentor Office Hours 1
Feb 8
20:00 - 22:00 (EST)
Mentor Office Hours 2
Feb 14
21:00 - 23:00 (EST)
Community Jam Session 1
Feb 16
21:00 - 23:00 (EST)
Community Jam Session 2
Feb 20
20:00 - 22:00 (EST)
Mentor Office Hours 3
Feb 21
22:00 - 23:00 (EST)
Submission Briefing Session
Feb 22
20:00 - 22:00 (EST)
Mentor Office Hours 4
Feb 26
23:00 (EST)
Submission Deadline
Mar 6 - Mar 12
Judging Phase
Mar 17
21:00 - 23:00 (EST)
Winners’ Announcement

Judges

Mentors

At the ZEPETO WORLD JAM, we will help you bring your dream world into the metaverse. Throughout the entire development period, our team of mentors; from development to design, will be available to help you build exciting worlds and support you at every step of the way.

Resources

FAQs

The event will be held from 30 January 2023 to 17 March 2023.

This event is open to all!

We welcome all developers who want to learn more about building Worlds in ZEPETO.

So long as you are a citizen of our eligible countries, have a stable internet connection, and are 16 years old and above. Please refer to the eligibility restrictions section on the Participation Agreement.

You need to install the Unity game engine and ZEPETO’s Unity Plug-in. With these tools, you’ll be able to use ZEPETOScript to implement game logic, control user input or modify the properties of characters and game objects. 

ZEPETOScript is designed to support the TypeScript programming language and is fully compatible with the Unity MonoBehaviour interface. Find out more about creating ZEPETO Worlds and installing these tools here.

The minimum number of participants in a team is 1, while the maximum number is 4.

Yes! Only registered individuals are eligible to participate. Please ensure that all members of your team have registered their teams accordingly.

While participants can submit a project individually, we encourage everyone to form teams (of up to a maximum of 4 members) where possible to make the ideation and development process more enjoyable!

 Please refer to the Submission Requirements & Guide in the Participant’s Guide (available upon registration).

Contact the AngelHack team on the Official Event Discord for further clarifications!

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