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Stella 12 Hour Gaming Marathon Fundraiser!

Fri May 17, 2019 6:21 PM

12 Hour Homebrew Marathon

Fundraiser for Stella Development

 

 

WHEN: Friday June 28, 2019 (Noon to Midnight!)

STARTS: 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 7PM GMT

ENDS: 12AM PT | 3AM ET | 7AM GMT

WHERE: ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

 

 

ZeroPage Homebrew will be streaming a 12 HOUR homebrew gaming marathon fundraiser on June 28, 2019 for the continued development of the amazing Atari 2600 emulator Stella. Stella development began in 1996, is maintained by Stephen Anthony (stephena), and many contributors have put in the their time, equipment and dollars over the years towards its continued success.

 

Over the twelve hours of the marathon the crew at ZeroPage will be playing all your favourite homebrews, taking gaming challenges from the chat, trying for new highscores and generally having a ton of fun. We'll also be auctioning off a whole bunch of generously donated items to help raise funds for the incredible work that's being done on Stella.

Supporting the development of Stella not only provides you with an amazing Atari 2600 emulator to play all your favourite old school and new homebrew games, it's also and incredibly important tool in the development of new games for your VCS! Stella has a large number of helpful utilities under the hood to help troubleshoot and analyze issues during the process of making a game. By supporting Stella, you're helping accelerate the development of games and push games to further and further heights!

 

Generously Donated Auction Items (more to come!):

 

- Draconian - CIB (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
- Medieval Mayhem - Rare Clear Shell Cart with Box (no manual) (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr. (SpiceWare)
- Space Rocks - CIB w/ Fridge Magnet (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr. (SpiceWare)

- Space Rocks - Poster (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr. (SpiceWare)
- Stay Frosty 2 - CIB w/ Limited Edition Cart #51 (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr. (SpiceWare)
- Stella's Stocking - Cart #153 (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr. (SpiceWare)

- Galaga - CIB (Signed): Donated by John Champeau (Champ Games)

 

- Pending Item(s) - John Champeau (Champ Games)

- Pending Item(s) - Albert Yarusso (AtariAge)

 

Please message me if you have items you would like to donate!

 

- What homebrew games would you like to see us play during the marathon?

- Highscores we should try to beat?

- Games we should try to finish?

- Crazy challenges we should try? (One we're going to try is the highest score possible staying on level 1 of Draconian!)
- Other ideas?


Champ Games NEW 2600 Homebrew!

Mon May 13, 2019 3:04 PM

 
GALAGA for the ATARI 2600
BY CHAMP GAMES
CHAMP GAMES REVEAL IN TWO DAYS!
 
ZeroPage Homebrew will be playing the brand new WORLD EXCLUSIVE 2600 homebrew from the powerhouse studio of Champ Games this Wednesday on our Twitch Livestream!
 
This new homebrew comes from John Champeau, the developer behind incredible ports such as Mappy, Lady Bug, Scramble, Super Cobra Arcade, Wizard of Wor Arcade and Conquest of Mars!
 
What it could be? Another classic arcade port? A completely original game? What is your guess?
 
TUNE IN ON WEDNESDAY AT 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 7PM GMT TO THE ZEROPAGE HOMEBREW TWITCH LIVESTREAM TO FIND OUT!
 
 
 
Attached File  2600-Champ Games Secret Homebrew.png   1.02MB   6 downloads

 


2018 Atari Awards Winners (and Feedback)!

Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:12 PM

2018 ATARI AWARDS WINNERS!

 

 

BEST WIP HOMEBREW:  Aardvark
by Oscar Toledo Gutiérrez aka nanochess, Thomas Jentzsch (coding), Nathan Strum (graphics)

BEST DEMO: Alpha Cucks
by Dentifrice

BEST PACKAGING: Mappy
by John W. Champeau aka johnnywc of Champ Games, packaging by Nathan Strum

BEST GAME HACK: Miner 2049er Faster (Miner 2049er hack)
by Thomas Jentzsch (speed up hack), OmegaMatrix (reset bug fix), and doctorclu (sprite hack)

BEST PROGRAMMING: Mappy
by John W. Champeau aka johnnywc of Champ Games and Thomas Jentzsch

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Mappy
by John Champeau: Player and Enemy anti-flicker code

BEST MUSIC & SOUND: Mappy
by Mike Haas aka iesposta and Darrell Spice Jr.

BEST GRAPHICS: Mappy
by John W. Champeau aka johnnywc of Champ Games & Nathan Strum

BEST BATARI BASIC (bB) HOMEBREW: Space Game (bB)
by Karl Garrison aka Karl G & Maggie Vogel

BEST HOMEBREW: Mappy
by John W. Champeau aka johnnywc of Champ Games

 

Attached File  20190224-2018 Atari Awards Results.jpg   713.62KB   45 downloads

 

 

YOUR FEEDBACK:

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND NOMINEES! Here are the results of yesterday's 2018 Atari Awards!

 

There were so many amazing games released in 2018 and we were so happy to honour all the hard work that the developers put into the games, demos and hacks. Thank you to Brian Matherne and Albert Yarusso for co-sponsoring the event and to everyone who watched the show live yesterday on our Twitch channel! Also I want to thank my co-presenters Darcy, Aerlan and Tanya and also Corey who ran the audio/video mixer during the show!

 

We would love to hear YOUR thoughts on the Awards show!!

 

- What did you think of the categories? (more? less? separate some? consolidate some?)

- What did you think of the results?

- What did you think of the voting process?

- What did you think of the nomination results?
- What did you think of the awards presentation?

- Other thoughts?
 

Attached File  2018 Atari Awards-Winner Laurel.png   429.51KB   38 downloads

 


New Homebrew from Simone Serra / Seemo?

Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:12 PM

Thomas Jentzsch (thank you!) ran across these YouTube videos today apparently revealing there are are three NEW homebrews from Seemo!

 

These are all astounding pieces of work that I can't find any other reference to on the Internet or on the AtariAge Forums. Does anybody else have any more information on these? I'd love to showcase these programs on ZeroPage Homebrew!

 

Playfields:

 

indigoRAM

 

indigoLoop


2018 Atari Awards Voting Information & Discussion

Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:40 PM

2018 Atari Awards

Celebrating the best in Atari 2600 Homebrew

presented by

ZeroPage Homebrew, The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion and AtariAge

 

 

Welcome to the 2018 Atari Awards, where YOU get to vote on your favourite homebrew games, hacks and demos of 2018! The results of the 2018 edition of the Atari Awards, will be announced  LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew's Twitch channel on February 23rd, 2019 at 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT during a special broadcast. We will be announcing the winners and runners up on the broadcast in each of the categories along with LIVE acceptance speeches from the winners, plus much more!!

 

Voting Begins: January 23, 2019 @ NOW!

Voting Ends: February 18, 2019 @ 23:59:59 PT

Awards Show: February 23, 2019 @ 12:00PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT

 

2018 Atari Awards Categories:

To vote, please click on each of the links in the 2018 Atari Awards forum and vote for your favourite in each of the categories. Be sure to play through and evaluate each game nominated to make an informed decision! In the below link we've provided you with all the public posted binaries for each of the nominated games. Have fun! :-)

 

Download (Binaries/Instructions/Packaging): https://onedrive.liv...BF48A1964E7EEB5

 

Attached File  20190128-2018 Atari Awards.jpg   497.7KB   48 downloads

 

 

Terminology/Definitions Used for the 2018 Atari Awards:

  • Game: Interactive software that can be run on an Atari VCS, Atari VCS compatible hardware or Atari VCS emulator.

  • Year: January 1, 2018 00:00:00 PT to December 31, 2018 23:59:59 PT

  • Completed: Released in a physical format or released digitally and declared finished.

  • WIP (work in progress): A game that has not been released on cartridge and also has not been declared finished.

  • Hack: Game made using another game's code and has altered that game's graphics, sound or code.

  • Demo: Software that is non-interactive and usually created to demonstrate the sound and video abilities of the hardware.