Gamedev.js 2024 Challenge

NPC Challenge by OP Games

As part of the Gamedev.js Jam 2024 we're introducing a special challenge by OP Games - the NPC Challenge (opens in a new tab).


The goal is to create a game that makes use of NPCs in a way that hasn't been seen before in most games.

Non-player characters (NPCs) have mostly been used as side characters, companions, quest givers, or enemies in games. But do they have to be limited to these roles? Now that we have the affordances of new technologies such as generative AI and blockchain, we should start to re-imagine the role of NPCs in our games.

To be considered for this challenge, your game must simply make use of NPCs. To win the challenge, your game must make use of NPCs in a thoughtful and innovative way. Subvert the traditional roles of NPCs in games and show us something new!

Bonus Challenges

If you'd like to experiment with some of OP Games' new services and increase your chances of being published in Arcadia, check out the Spark and Arcadia bonus challenges 👈

Prize Pool

  • $1000 and potential publishing deal with Arcadia