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4K VCS/2600 Programming Competition

Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:08 PM

Hello!
 
I am going to sponsor an Atari 2600 game development competition!
 
I will make a limited run of cartridges. The best three entries will be included in the limited run of cartridges as a multi-cart.
 
The development time will be six months. The competition will begin on 1 November 2018 at midnight in your timezone, and end on 30 April 2019 at midnight in your timezone.
 
The theme and genre of the game is completely open! It can be anything!
 
You may submit a game you have previously started. Use this opportunity to finish your game!
 
Entries must be 4KB (4096 bytes) in size when compiled!
 
ENTRY TO THE COMPETITION
 
- A standard binary that is executable by the Stella Emulator.
- Entries can be either in Assembly or batari BASIC
- The source code must be made freely available.
- Some brief instructions about how to play the game.
- Instructions made freely available about how to compile the source code.
- The source code 
- Borrowed from the IntyBASIC contest: As part of the validation process, each entry's source code will be built using its instructions and the final binary produced must match the submitted binary image 100%. Any entry that fails this criteria will not be judged.
- I encourage you to start a thread discussing your competition entry, where you post photos of your WIP, WIP ROMs and source code, and provide other information about your entry.
- You may co-author entries with people. That means more than one person can be an author to a game entry.
 
Your entry must be submitted to vidak@riseup.net
 
THE JUDGING PANEL
 
The panel of judges is as follows:
 
- vidak (myself)
 
Anyone who wants to be a judge can become one!
 
I /will/ permit judges to enter the contest, but they cannot score their own game entries. Anyone is allowed to give technical assistance
 
SCORING SYSTEM
 
The criteria upon which 4K VCS ASM entries will be assessed are:
 
Originality (1 to 10) - Is the game based on a new idea or a twist on an established design?
 
Concept (1 to 10) -The ''audacity'' of the game, how impressive the general idea of the game is.
 
Presentation (1 to 10)
 
Gameplay (1 to 10) - A measure of how enjoyable the game is to play.
 
Replay Value (1 to 10)
 
When the panel has scored each game accordingly, the totals for each criteria will be added together for each game to give it a final score.

4K VCS Assembly Programming Competition

Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:09 PM

Hello!

 

I am back! I have a job now! So with my first few pays, I am going to sponsor a 4K VCS/2600 Assembly programming competition.

 

I can muster up US$100, so that will be the prize for the best entry. This is just a post flagging my intention to run this competition, I will provide more details about the rules soon!

 

The competition will start on the 1st October, and finish on midnight 31 October in your timezone.

 

There is a webpage somewhere that has imaginative fake video game covers for 8 bit games, that is the theme! I will find the link to the page, I think it is on itch.io. So take inspiration from the cartridge label or box from a game, and make a game that reflects that.

 

The point of this competition is to popularise assembly language! Use this competition as an opportunity to learn it!


Programming ON the 2600: esoteric langauges

Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:41 AM

I have to be brief because my partner is calling me haha:
- there is an esoteric langauge with 8 operations
- they are represented by the symbols .,<>[]+-
- the compiler can be as small as 1KB
- it is called 'brainfuck'

programming ON the 2600??

Hombrew Competition

Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:40 PM

- I started this thread in Contests, but that whole sub-forum is dead. I figured maybe this might be a good place to announce this idea.

 

Okay.

 

I got $250AUD for my birthday. This is the first discretionary spending money I've had since June last year. I was going to build something cool like a raspberry pi cell phone or build a homebrew 6502 computer. But it has all been done before.

 

I always say I wanna give back to AtariAge because it has helped me combat my depression and psychosis, and has helped me develop as a person.

 

I wanna use this prize money to stage a competition - is this allowed? Is this a good idea to promote activity on AtariAge?

 

I am an ASM 2600 programmer, so my natural idea was to promote 2600 homebrew development - but I know there is a lot of 7800, Intellivision, and other consoles being developed for. I feel like it might be more fair to allow the competition to be a multi-platform contest.

 

What do you think? If it was just 2600, I would put equal parts of the 250 towards dual first prizes for ASM and batariBASIC first prizes.

 

 

What would be a good set of rules for a possible contest?


Homebrew Competition

Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:12 PM

Okay.

 

I got $250AUD for my birthday. This is the first discretionary spending money I've had since June last year. I was going to build something cool like a raspberry pi cell phone or build a homebrew 6502 computer. But it has all been done before.

 

I always say I wanna give back to AtariAge because it has helped me combat my depression and psychosis, and has helped me develop as a person.

 

I wanna use this prize money to stage a competition - is this allowed? Is this a good idea to promote activity on AtariAge?

 

I am an ASM 2600 programmer, so my natural idea was to promote 2600 homebrew development - but I know there is a lot of 7800, Intellivision, and other consoles being developed for. I feel like it might be more fair to allow the competition to be a multi-platform contest.

 

What do you think? If it was just 2600, I would put equal parts of the 250 towards dual first prizes for ASM and batariBASIC first prizes.

 

What would be a good set of rules for a possible contest?