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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2002 2:11 PM

/features/contests/CastleBlast/index.htmlIt's time once again for you to fire up your favorite graphics program! AtariAge is sponsoring a contest to create a label for Ronen Habot's upcoming Castle Blast for the Atari 5200. Castle Blast is loosely based off the fifth wave of the classic Centuri arcade game Phoenix. Ronen plans to release Castle Blast at the Classic Gaming Expo this August, complete with the winner's label, box, and manual. The winner of the contest will receive a limited Special Edition version of the cartridge. For more details on how to enter, as well as keep up on label submissions as we receive them, check out the Castle Blast Label Contest Page.

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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2002 5:30 PM

Thanks a bunch, a was needing a project for my graphic design class to start on tomorrow. My instructor and I like classic gaming, so this will be a real fun project for me to do, im hoping to program a 5200 game someday myself, this is going to be a lot of fun for me to do, even if mine doesnt get picked. Thanks again!!!

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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2002 11:35 PM

Great, I look forward to seeing your label! Yeah, even though only one label will be chosen, it's still a blast seeing all the great labels everyone comes up with. And we hope that everyone has fun creating labels for the contest, if if one of their creations isn't chosen. The last contest we had for Qb generated over 100 labels. I don't envy Andrew Davie for having to make a difficult choice in that contest. I hope Ronen is faced with the same problem in this contest!

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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2002 10:17 PM

Hey Albert, is that 5200 template at 200dpi? It seems a little small and I don't have a real 5200 cart to measure?

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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2002 10:27 PM

Well I just sent in my first design and to tell you the truth I put it together in about 1 hour so I hope on the next one I do will take at least 2 hours. Hope you guys like it.

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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2002 10:54 PM

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Originally posted by Chris Johnson:
Hey Albert, is that 5200 template at 200dpi? It seems a little small and I don't have a real 5200 cart to measure?


No, although *gulp* I could also put one up at 200dpi, I didn't think to do that. I put the existing cartridge up so people know what the final dimensions on the site will be, and so they can use the correct proportions. I always hope that people will send in higher-resolution images, since they'll look better on the printed label. I'll try to scan a 5200 cart before I go to bed.

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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2002 11:45 PM

i have been waiting for another contest, i cant see how the competition turns out this time. good luck, and start your engines.....

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2002 1:31 AM

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Originally posted by cristiana:
i have been waiting for another contest, i cant see how the competition turns out this time. good luck, and start your engines.....


I look forward to seeing your creations for this contest, along with those from everyone else! We've already received entries from several people, but it'll probably be a few days before I start posting them to the site, so there's no need for anyone to rush their labels.

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2002 2:49 AM

Hmm... I think i'll try my hand and see what I can come up with for this.

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2002 3:35 AM

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Originally posted by cristiana:
i have been waiting for another contest, i cant see how the competition turns out this time. good luck, and start your engines.....


I only can agree to you, cristiana.

And so : On your marks ! Set ! Draw !!

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2002 4:21 AM

Can't wait to see all the entries. I'm sitting out of this one (as the 5200 was never released here, be a bit mad me trying to win a game) so good luck everyone.

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2002 6:35 AM

Thank you all for taking part in this contest!

Just wanted to let you guys know that I've added a 6th level with vertical leaser beams coming down from the castle. A few other features were added as well.

I'll try to update my web page tonight with some screenshots.

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2002 3:46 PM

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Originally posted by liveinabin:
Can't wait to see all the entries. I'm sitting out of this one (as the 5200 was never released here, be a bit mad me trying to win a game) so good luck everyone.


oh, i was looking forward to your designs. won't you reconsider your decision?

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2002 5:12 PM

I've just submitted my first two, here's a sneak preview.
Posted Image Posted Image
The one on the left is done with royalty free clipart. The one on the right uses Fractint to turn a 2D greyscale image into a 3D landscape.

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2002 5:45 PM

I just put 200dpi and 300dpi Atari 5200 cartridge templates up on the contest page to assist people creating high-resolution labels. They can be downloaded here:

Atari 5200 Cartridge Template (200dpi)
Atari 5200 Cartridge Template (300dpi)

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2002 10:37 PM

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...I'll try to update my web page tonight with some screenshots.


Had the chance to update the www:

Castle Blast web page

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2002 1:44 AM

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Originally posted by cristiana:
oh, i was looking forward to your designs. won't you reconsider your decision?


I just want to second this sentiment.

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2002 1:47 AM

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Originally posted by OldGuru:
Had the chance to update the www:

Castle Blast web page


The update looks great! I see that I need to update the screenshots on the contest and In Development pages to reflect the latest version of the game. How many more levels are you going to add?

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2002 6:11 AM

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How many more levels are you going to add?  


No more levels are planned...

Now starts the final stage in the development - final debugging... Some people say that the last 5% of a project consume 95% of the project's total duration ...I just hope it won't be true in this case tough...

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2002 8:16 PM

I have just sent in the updates to my two entries. They look a lot better this time.
But when are we going to see the entries posted on the contest page?

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2002 8:31 PM

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Originally posted by Brett Gladson:
I have just sent in the updates to my two entries. They look a lot better this time.
But when are we going to see the entries posted on the contest page?


I plan on adding them tomorrow, once I finish writing code for the page that will allow me to maintain these label contests much more easily. Plus you'll be able to sort the entries by submitter and date submitted (and once the voting starts, by the number of votes).

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2002 11:53 PM

Well today I got around to working on my second Castle Blast label design and when my wife found out what I was working on, she said "great!!! now we won't see you again for a couple of weeks", but this is now my fourth label design contest here at atariage and I able to make these faster and just a little bit better every time I do one. I did this second one in about 2 hours, not bad for never having any training or classes.

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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2002 3:25 PM

wow, cool artwork so far! hmmm, maaaaybe I'll crank photoshop up after all

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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2002 10:03 PM

I have just made my third label design and I must say that I am having fun. One thing that I find funny about all this is that I don't even have a 5200 system, but win or loose I will buy one just so I can play this great looking game.

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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2002 11:22 PM

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Originally posted by liveinabin:
wow, cool artwork so far! hmmm, maaaaybe I'll crank photoshop up after all


Here's hoping that you do.

Doesn't look like I'll get all the labels up on the page until tomorrow. Today was a long workday and I just got home not too long ago (it's 11:30pm). It'll take me a few hours to get the new pages written and to process all the labels I've gotten so far (must be over ten already!) I was tempted to just put the labels up in the style as I had previously done for the other contests, but I decided not to take the easy way out.

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