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Castle Crisis Label Contest

Phosphor Dot Fossils' Winning Entry

January 1, 2004 - Winner Selected!

Castle Crisis author Bryan Edewaard and AtariAge have selected Manu Pärssinen's label as the winning entry in the Castle Crisis Label Contest! Manu will receive an autographed copy of Castle Crisis and a $50 gift certificate in the AtariAge Store. His label will grace copies of the 5200 version of Castle Crisis when it goes on sale in the AtariAge Store.

Bryan Edewaard has revealed that everyone who entered the contest will have their name hidden in the game. Congratulations to Manu Pärssinen and thanks to everyone who entered!


Fans of the classic Atari arcade game Warlords will be pleased to learn that Bryan Edewaard has developed a version for the Atari 5200 titled Castle Crisis. In this fast-paced game, up to four players can compete against one another or computer opponents. Using your shield, you must capture and launch fireballs against an enemy's castle, while protecting your own castle from enemy fireball hits. Gameplay mechanics and graphics closely match the arcade, with additional gameplay options available, adding variety to an already great game.

AtariAge and Bryan Edewaard have teamed up to sponsor a contest to develop a unique label for Castle Crisis that will grace all copies of the 5200 version of the game sold. The label artwork will also be used for the Castle Crisis manual and box.

Winner of the contest will receive a $50 gift certificate in the AtariAge store, an autographed copy of Castle Crisis, and credit in the game's manual. The contest will run until Midnight (CST), Sunday, December 21st, 2003. All submissions must be received by this time! After the contest has ended, Bryan Edewaard and AtariAge will select one of the entries as the label to be used for Castle Crisis.

How To Enter

For your label to be considered, please understand these guidelines and conditions. Any questions may be directed to [email protected]:

Artwork - This is the most important aspect of the label. There are no restrictions for the artwork so you are free to create anything your imagination (and artistic skills) can conjure up. Please keep in mind that this artwork will also appear in the Castle Crisis manual and box.
Castle Crisis - The game's title must appear prominently on the label.
Copyright © 2004 Bryan Edewaard - This text must appear on the main label.
For 1 - 4 Players - This text can optionally appear on the main label.
Clearly Legible Text - All text on the label must be clearly legible at the size the label will be printed (see below for actual dimensions). Please keep this important consideration in mind while you are designing your label.
Multiple Submissions - While we will gladly accept multiple submissions, we ask that each label be unique from your any previous submissions in some significant fashion. We reserve the right to reject labels that differ only in color or some other minor attribute from previous entries. We will gladly replace previous submissions with new entries if you so request.
Use of Copyrighted Images - If you use any copyrighted images, you must seek permission from the copyright holder before using that image as part of your label. Likewise, any labels that use artwork from a previously submitted label will be rejected.
Permission to Reprint - By submitting an entry (or entries) to this contest, you agree to allow AtariAge and/or Bryan Edewaard to reproduce your submission(s) without your having to grant permission or receiving compensation for the right to do so.

Labels should be saved in a non-lossy image format such as PNG, TIFF, PCX, or BMP. If you need to save your image using JPEG for some reason, please use a minimal amount of compression. In order for the label to look good when printed, it should be saved at at 200dpi or better. Vector artwork is even better if you're using a program such as Adobe Illustrator, as these files will print at the printer's highest resolution. If you are concerned about large file sizes you can drop us a line before mailing the file, but generally anything under 10MB will not be a problem.

Please take care to make sure your labels are proportioned correctly. You may download these graphics to assist in this effort:

Please do not send your labels already attached to these templates, they are provided only to help you properly frame your labels. We will shrink and crop your labels to the correct size and place it on the templates for inclusion on this page where others may view them.

Actual label sizes when printed are 3 3/8" x 2 3/4".If you have artwork that goes to the edge of the label, you will also need a 1/4" bleed around the edges. This bleed isn't necessary for the contest, but if your label designs are chosen as the winner it will be necessary in order to print the labels.

Label submissions and questions about the contest must be sent to [email protected]. We will post submissions publicly on this page as we receive them. The contest may also be discussed in our Contests Forum. For some examples of labels submitted in our last 5200 label contests, please visit the following links:

Remember, the contest ends at Midnight (CST), Sunday, December 21st, 2003!

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Label Submissions

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LabelSubmitterEntryDate Submitted 
Colin Finch112/12/2003
Colin Finch212/14/2003
Colin Finch312/15/2003
Luis David Meneses Macchiavello112/20/2003
Luis David Meneses Macchiavello212/20/2003
Chris Johnson212/21/2002
Efren Ramirez112/21/2003
Jason Dvorak112/21/2003
Henry Lee112/23/2003
Jeremy Tirrell112/6/2003
Jeremy Tirrell212/6/2003
Jeremy Tirrell312/6/2003
Manu Pärssinen112/6/2003
Manu Pärssinen212/6/2003
Chris Johnson112/8/2003