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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:55 PM

/images/news/Backfire.gifAtariAge and Chad Lare are sponsoring a contest to create an original label for Chad's new Atari 2600 game Backfire. This label artwork will appear on all copies of Backfire, which will be available in the AtariAge Store shortly after the contest. The winning artwork will also be featured on the cover of the manual created for the game. Chad continues to work on Backfire, and has several improvements in store for its eventual cartridge release. Check out the Backfire Label Contest page for more information on how to enter the contest, and you can download a copy of Backfire to try here.

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Posted Sun Aug 31, 2003 3:11 PM

Ooooh, This looks fun! :D

I've got some ideas already! Hopefully I'll be able to work on something between college classes.

Good job, Chad. Looking forward to buying this cart( especially if my art gets immortalized on the label and manual! ) 8)

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Posted Tue Sep 2, 2003 10:43 AM

Cool!
Basic question... I don't have a 2600 emulator with me or can download one right now (firewall /work)
Is the premise that you are at space as ships go by?

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Posted Tue Sep 2, 2003 1:36 PM

You have two guns; one on the top of the screen and one on the bottom. You can control one gun at a time and you have to shoot spaceships and UFOs that fly through the middle. The difficult part of the game is that if you are not careful you can shoot your own gun if the shot goes all the way across the screen. Also, there are moving barriers. If you accidentally shoot one of the barriers your shot is reflected back at you and you have to get out of the way.

Hopefully that description will give you some ideas.

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Posted Tue Sep 2, 2003 9:00 PM

The first four entries (already!) for the Backfire Label Contest have been posted:

- Manu Pärssinen
- Martin Prince
- Robert Johnson
- Roger Puckett

Enjoy!

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Posted Tue Sep 2, 2003 9:58 PM

someone edit goatse.cx and put flames coming out of there. that would be some backfire indeed!

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Posted Wed Sep 3, 2003 11:04 AM

Here are two more submissions that came in this morning:

- Patrick Mitchell
- Steve Engelhardt

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Posted Wed Sep 3, 2003 11:07 AM

Patrick's leaves me in a pile of drool on the hardwood floor. WOW! :o

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Posted Wed Sep 3, 2003 12:55 PM

I am very impressed with the quality of the entries! I think it's going to be pretty difficult to choose. I am glad to have so many great artists contributing. Keep up the good work.

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Posted Thu Sep 4, 2003 12:46 AM

Two more entries for your viewing pleasure:

Martin Prince (Entry #2)
Patrick Mitchell (Entry #2)

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Posted Thu Sep 4, 2003 6:59 AM

someone edit goatse.cx and put flames coming out of there. that would be some backfire indeed!


Thanks. I was eating when I read that...

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Posted Thu Sep 4, 2003 8:12 AM

I should have downloaded the teplates before starting.

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Posted Thu Sep 4, 2003 10:06 AM

I have an idea for a label, but goatse.cx with flames shooting out of his hinder isn't probably a good idea. ;)

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Posted Thu Sep 4, 2003 11:03 AM

Okay, added two more labels! They just keep on rolling in. :)

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Steve Engelhardt (Entry #2)

Enjoy!

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Posted Fri Sep 5, 2003 12:43 PM

Guess what! That's right, more labels! :) :)

- Phosphor Dot Fossils (Entry #1)
- Roger Puckett (Entry #2)

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Posted Fri Sep 5, 2003 2:04 PM

Odd how these labels keep arriving in pairs. :)

- Dave Dries (Entry #1)
- Steve Engelhardt (Entry #3)

Keep up the great work everyone! Always a pleasure opening my email and seeing these for the first time. :)

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Posted Fri Sep 5, 2003 2:28 PM

I can't beleive how may great labels have been submitted so far.

Maybe instead of picking a winner, Backfire should just have about 15 different label variations! (just kidding)

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Posted Fri Sep 5, 2003 4:23 PM

That roger puckett has some cool labels. What do you think?

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Posted Fri Sep 5, 2003 11:16 PM

Thought I'd try something I'd been wanting to do for a while.

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Posted Sat Sep 6, 2003 5:12 PM

A few more entries for your viewing pleasure:

- Frank Emanuele (Entry #1)
- Chris Johnson (Entry #1)
- Martin Prince (Entry #3)

Enjoy!

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Posted Sat Sep 6, 2003 11:31 PM

Quite a few great looking labels there. I’ve got to admit, though, that I’m really a sucker for the Atari-style inspired ones. And, simple as it is, Patrick Mitchell (Entry #2)'s does have a certain appeal to it. 8)

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Posted Sun Sep 7, 2003 2:50 AM

Separated at birth? :ponder: ;)

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Seriously, I think this one is a cool design! 8)

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Posted Sun Sep 7, 2003 8:13 AM

I dont know, Roger Puckett (Entry #2) is pretty cool.

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Posted Sun Sep 7, 2003 5:08 PM

And, simple as it is, Patrick Mitchell (Entry #2)'s does have a certain appeal to it.


:) :D :)

Thanks for the kind words...I wasn't sure if it came across as well as I wanted it to, but it's hard to transfer an image in your head to a flat graphic surface...anywho, the positive comments have really made me feel pretty darn good :) Thanks.

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p.s. I think everyone has really done some outstanding work :wink:

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Posted Sun Sep 7, 2003 8:59 PM

Seriously, I think this one is a cool design!  


Thanks! I've been having a blast creating labels the past several days, I love exercising the creative side of my brain. :) I've been eagerly awaiting a label contest for a while now. There are so many cool labels from everyone, I have no idea how Chad is going to decide! :)




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