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Make Your Browser Come to Live and Win Cash Prizes with Opera GX’s Live Wallpaper Jam

Create Live Wallpapers with Opera GX's Game making engine: GameMaker. Make your Live Wallpapers and win cash prizes!

Sick and tired of your old static wallpaper? Hold on to your keyboard, because Opera GX is challenging you to create the sickest, most interactive live wallpapers ever – and score some sweet cash prizes!

You’ll have to design an interactive Wallpaper in GameMaker – Opera GX’s Game Making engine – and make it react to your system’s stats using these newly introduced interactive features. Showcase your creativity and bring your system to life. Upload the Live Wallpaper to the to get a chance to become one of the 20 winners of a $1,000 cash prize. 

What’s the Live Wallpaper Jam?

Live Wallpapers are animated backgrounds for your Opera GX browser that you can also set as your desktop background, here are some examples of them.
They are neat, aren’t they? Well, Opera GX has decided to level this up by allowing you to make Live Wallpapers that interact with your system’s metrics such as:

  • CPU and GPU clock speeds
  • RAM usage
  • Audio output frequencies
  • … and MORE!

The idea is for you to come up with the coolest Live Wallpaper whilst integrating these interactions in your theme. Imagine your background theme shifting and transforming as you blast music through your speakers, THAT’S a vibe! We encourage you to read about the features or watch our YouTube video to get more in-depth information about this.

The Nitty Gritty and Event Rules

  • Event starts:         18th April, 2024
  • Theme revealed:     18th April, 2024
  • Event ends:     2nd May, 2024
  • Results revealed:    May 2024

By participating in the Live Wallpapers Jam, you agree to the following terms:

Submitted Live Wallpaper assets must be 100% created by the participants.

  • The Live Wallpaper must be made using GameMaker. NOTE: Beta version 2024.400.x > required
  • The Live Wallpaper must adhere to the theme, which will be revealed on 18th Apr 2024.
  • The Live Wallpaper must make use of the new Live Wallpaper system metrics feature.
  • The Live Wallpaper must be uploaded to the before 2nd May 2024.
  • Live Wallpapers must be uploaded to with an appropriate “Live Wallpaper Jam” tag.
  • Live Wallpapers using licenced characters, music or visuals will not be accepted.
  • Live Wallpapers with themes of illegal activities, racism, sexism, homophobia, or other forms of bullying will not be accepted.
  • The use of AI art is heavily discouraged for this jam and any Live Wallpaper that uses generated AI art will not be considered for a prize.

Read the full rules of the event.

Join Us! Show Off Your Best Wallpapers and Customize your Browser

Don’t miss the chance to transform your browsing experience and snag a cool cash prize! Download Opera GX, join the Live Wallpaper Jam, and show the world what you can do. Good luck!

Follow @operagxofficial on X (formerly Twitter) and TikTok, join its official Discord community, and subscribe to Opera GX’s YouTube channel.

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