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I'm going to start a homebrew tournament in June.

 

I'm open to suggestions, but here are my initial plans.

 

1) Eligible games:

Homebrews that is or was available in cartridge and which rom is also available.

 

2) Game rounds:

Monthly rounds. Starting in June and finishing in December with last game. 

Every round will have its own thread in the AtariAge Atari 2600 Forum or in the 2600 HSC section.

 

3) Game selection:

I'm planning to choose the games we're gonna play. Probably next year I'd make a list of eligible games and pick them randomly.

I'm not sure if it's better to announce every game from start or to make it a surprise.

 

4) Scoring:

I like the simple 10 points for 1st place, 9 for second until 10th place and over get 1 point.

For next year (with more rounds) I'm thinking to award 100 points for first place and then every other player get a percentage based upon his score. So if 1st player got 200 as his game score and you scored 50, 1st place will have 100 points for the round and you'll have 25 points since 50 is 25% of 200.

I like the percentage score system because it incentives everyone to improve his score.

 

5) Prize:

I'll give one homebrew from AA Store for the winner of the 2018 Homebrew Tournament.

Fair or not I am eligible, so beat me if you can! 

It can be a homebrew, a hack or reproduction for the 2600 or for other platform.

 

6) Play fair:

Don't use save states, don't hack or alter the program, don't use turbo controllers, don't exploit bugs etc.

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And the games are just about to begin! 

Play, have fun and earn a homebrew from AA store by finishing at 1st place at the end of the 2018 Homebrew Tournament.

 

 

Here are the rules and guidelines:

 

1) There will be 7 rounds.

We're going to play 1 homebrew every month, starting June, 1st, and with the last round ending December, 31th. A whole month to each game.

 

2) You can get up to 70 points.

Every round awards 10 points for 1st player, 9 pts for 2nd, 8 pts for 3rd, (...) , 1 point for the 10th player as well as 1 point for all other players. 

 

3) Play and post how much you want.

You're last and bigger score will be computed but you're encouraged to play and post your scores as you improve. It's more fun to see everyone's progress with the game.

 

4) How to post - proof of your score.

Except if you're taking the first place with your new score, you're not required to post a pic or screenshot, just your score in the game's thread. Although you're encouraged to show your score with a nice screenshot or photo.

 

5) Play on real hardware or use an emulator.

From the 6507 to the newest Supercomputer, choose a classic atari controller or grab your genesis gamepad. It's all up to you, just have fun and play fair: no turbo controllers, or any modification or function that give you unfair advantage over a real Atari - so even a pause by emulation or hardware is forbidden.

 

6) Only fresh scores.

No previous score is allowed. You must achieve your score during the game's month.

 

7) Play fair.

No cheats, no bug exploits, "point scumming" etc.

 

8) You can discuss rules and solve problems by posting in this thread or sending me a PM.

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sounds like fun, I'll be in for it you should let zero page homebrew know as well they can show a game on their twitch channel like they did for my harmony games (I'll be do games on my AVC Live podcast starting with june,it will be on camera  not via connected to tv tuner card like I did in my early days of podcast)

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What will be the cutoff time?     Midnight the last day of June?

 

Also, what level of difficulty do you  want everyone to play at?

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What will be the cutoff time?     Midnight the last day of June?

 

Also, what level of difficulty do you  want everyone to play at?

Yes. first Round ends at midnight of 31th of June. 

 

Super Cobra will be played at Standard difficult, you can continue after ending your lives since every time you continue your score starts again from zero.

You can practice today, but round starts tomorrow.

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I know about it now, thanks for the heads up Dan (and ArenaFoot)!

 

I'll be streaming a LIVE broadcast of my Super Cobra Arcade attempt on the June 13th Twitch show of ZeroPage Homebrew coming up. I'll also feature each of the games in the tournament on one of my shows each month! :-) Looks like fun! Thanks for hosting this tournament LidLikeIntellivision (and PS, great score on the A-VCS-tec Challenge, there was no way I could even come close, even though I tried!)

 

sounds like fun, I'll be in for it you should let zero page homebrew know as well they can show a game on their twitch channel like they did for my harmony games (I'll be do games on my AVC Live podcast starting with june,it will be on camera  not via connected to tv tuner card like I did in my early days of podcast)

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ZeroPage Homebrew will be streaming Super Cobra Arcade LIVE TONIGHT at 7PM PT/10PM ET on TWITCH as part of Round 1 of the 2018 Homebrew Tournament!

Let's hope for some decent scores! :-) See everyone there!

 

ZeroPage Twitch LiveStream: http://twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/

Streaming 60fps on a RGB Modded Light-Sixer 2600 through Framemeister

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I decided to announce every game so everyone can practice before the round begins. 

It also will give more time for anyone who wants to order the cartridge.

 

July

Draconian

This game seems to be an atari 7800 game, unbelievable we're playing it on the 2600.

I can't wait to play it, I never played the arcade and I'm sure this will be a nice experience.

 

August

Star Castle Arcade

Now we have Yars Revenge and Star Castle! Very fast and challenging game. I played a lot of yars revenge, now I finally will have the time to play this awesome homebrew.

 

September

Lady Bug

Why all the buzz about pacman when we have this very beautiful and fun game.

Actually, I'm not good and I don't like too much maze games. But this lady bug is so sexy I can't resist it.

 

October

Seaweed Assault

Beautiful game and great sounds with non stop action.

I hope I'm still good at the game.

 

November

Juno First

Relentless non stop action! I always like to play it.

 

December

Stay Frosty 2

The best platform game for the 2600!

 

I chose these games because they are incredible. I think many players will like them and I really want to play these games! 

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is the july game a 2600 or 7800 game?

how about bonus points for those who also have scott williamsons star castle?
are you still eligible to play what happens if you win the whole contest do you get the game?
 

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is the july game a 2600 or 7800 game?

how about bonus points for those who also have scott williamsons star castle?
are you still eligible to play what happens if you win the whole contest do you get the game?
 

In July we're going to play Draconian which is a 2600 game. It's so advanced it's hard to believe it's a 2600!

Bonus points are generally a good idea, but I'm trying to make it easy for everyone to participate. So I avoid requiring players to spend much time playing more games and game variations.

For Draconian, my first idea was to play two quadrants (two game variations) and then sum both scores for the final score to be ranked. But I'm not sure players want to play that much.

I'm going to think about these options: more time required to fully participate with deeper experience vs. easy to participate with no big time commitment.

 

Yes, it's a reason to celebrate victory buying myself a new homebrew. 

From the games of this tournament I only have Lady Bug, Juno First and Seaweed Assault. The last one arrived this week.  :)

 

I appreciate all ideas. I don't want to change rules in the middle of tournament but I'd love to have feedback and improve for future tournaments.

Edited by LidLikesIntellivision

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For Stay Frosty 2 Stay Frostier, I will AVOID CONTINUES.

 

When December starts, I will tell the main objective of this Christmas game, and give more infos.

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Rank after round 1

 

LidLikesIntellivision   10

retrogoober                9

Gray Defender           8

Oyamafamily              7

cimmerian                  6

reallybret                    5

sicksweet                   4

KaeruYojimbo            3

KaroKoenig                2

Arenafoot                   1    

====================

Now it's time to play Draconian: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/280259-2018-homebrew-tournament-draconian-round-2/

https://youtu.be/ESPR4N1nccY

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Ranks after round 2

 

Player                         Place           Points (round1 + round2)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------          

LidLikesIntellivision     1                  20

retrogoober                 2                  17

cimerian                      3                  13

oyamafamily                4                  12

SpiceWare                   5                  9

Gray Defender             6                  8

reallybrett                     7                  7

Nathan Strum              8                   6

sicksweet                     9                   4

Aerlan                          9                  4

KaeruYojimbo              11                 3

Phantom_of_Krankor  11                 3

Karokoenig                  13                 2

Arenafoot                     13                2

Beaver                         15                1

devwebcl                      15                1

Arthur                           15                1

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Sorry for the delay, here's the final Round 3 results.

 

Player                            Score          Points

1. LidLikesIntellivision - 24,530  -     10

2. Thomas Jentzsch   - 21,600  -      9

3. Atari PAC-MAN Fan  16,220  -      8

4. retrogoober            - 14,650  -      7

5. arenafoot               -  12,440  -      6

6. cimmerian              -   9,740   -      5

7. Aerlan                    -   9,190   -       4

8. Impaler_26            -   8,650   -       3

9. devwebcl               -   8,120   -       2

10. oyamafamily        -  7,540    -       1

11. sicksweet             -  5,870    -       1

12. Arthur                  -  2,660    -       1

 

After 3rd round results (quoted above), here are the current rankings:

 

Player                         Place           Points (round1 + round2 + round3)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------          

LidLikesIntellivision     1                  30

retrogoober                 2                  24

cimerian                      3                  18

oyamafamily                4                  13

SpiceWare                   5                  9

Thomas Jentzsch        5                  9

Gray Defender             7                  8

Aerlan                          7                  8

Arenafoot                     7                  8

Atari PAC-MAN Fan      7                  8

reallybrett                    11                 7

Nathan Strum              12                 6

sicksweet                     13                 5

KaeruYojimbo              14                 3

Phantom_of_Krankor  14                 3

devwebcl                      14                3

Impaler_26                  14                 3

Karokoenig                  18                 2

Arthur                           18                2

Beaver                         19                 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Player                 Score        Points
oyamafamily            356070       10
Lidlikesintellivision  254410        9
retrogoober            205430        8
Thomas Jentzsch        165890        7
Jron                   111350        6
Impaler_26              72450        5
cimmerian               66050        4
Nathan Strum            64610        3
sicksweet               36130        2
arenafoot               25790        1
agb                     24880        1
Dan Iacovelli            5200        1
   

After above results from round 4 (Lady Bug), here are current rankings:

 

Place - Points (Rounds 1+2+3+4) - Player

-----------------------------------------------------

1  - 39 - LidLikesIntellivision

2  - 32 - retrogoober

3  - 23 - oyamafamily

4  - 22 - cimmerian

5  - 16 - Thomas Jentzsch

6  - 09 - SpiceWare

6  - 09 - Arenafoot

6  - 09 - Nathan Strum

9  - 08 - Gray Defender

9 - 08 - Aerlan

9 - 08 - Atari PAC-MAN Fan

9 - 08 - Impaler_26

13 - 07 - reallybrett

13 - 07 - sicksweet

15 - 06 - Jron

16 - 03 - KaeruYojimbo

16 - 03 - Phantom_of_Krankor

16 - 03 - devwebcl

19 - 02 - Karokoenig

20 - 01 - Arthur

20 - 01 - Beaver

20 - 01 - agb

20 - 01 - Dan Iacovelli

 

----------------------------

And now we're playing Seaweed Assault!

Edited by LidLikesIntellivision

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I got an error on my last post.  :(

So, here are the corrected results.  :) Player Score Points

 


oyamafamily            356070       10
Lidlikesintellivision  254410        9
Muddyfunster           237070        8
retrogoober            205430        7
Thomas Jentzsch        165890        6
Jron                   111350        5
Impaler_26              72450        4
cimmerian               66050        3
Nathan Strum            64610        2
sicksweet               36130        1
arenafoot               25790        1
agb                     24880        1
Dan Iacovelli            5200        1
   

After above results from round 4 (Lady Bug), here are current rankings:

 

Place - Points (Rounds 1+2+3+4) - Player

-----------------------------------------------------

1  - 39 - LidLikesIntellivision

2  - 31 - retrogoober

3  - 23 - oyamafamily

4  - 21 - cimmerian

5  - 15 - Thomas Jentzsch

6  - 09 - SpiceWare

6  - 09 - Arenafoot

8  - 08 - Nathan Strum

8  - 08 - Gray Defender

8 - 08 - Aerlan

8 - 08 - Atari PAC-MAN Fan

8 - 08 - Muddyfunster

13 - 07 - Impaler_26

13 - 07 - reallybrett

15 - 06 - sicksweet

16 - 05 - Jron

17 - 03 - KaeruYojimbo

17 - 03 - Phantom_of_Krankor

17 - 03 - devwebcl

20 - 02 - Karokoenig

21 - 01 - Arthur

21 - 01 - Beaver

21 - 01 - agb

21 - 01 - Dan Iacovelli

 

----------------------------

And now we're playing Seaweed Assault!

 

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Homebrew Tournament 2018

 

Final Results

 

Place - Points - Player - (Points by rounds)

----------------------------------------------------------

 

 1 - 56 - LidLikesIntellivision - 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 0, 7

 2 - 50 - Oyamafamily - 7, 5, 1, 10, 9, 9, 9

 3 - 49 - retrogoober - 9, 8, 7, 7, 6, 7, 5

 4 - 34 - cimmerian - 6, 7, 5, 3, 7, 6, 0

 5 - 26 - Thomas Jentzsch - 0, 0, 9, 6, 0, 5, 6

 6 - 23 - Muddyfunster - 0, 0, 0, 8, 5, 10, 0

 7 - 21 - Jron - 0, 0, 0, 5, 8, 8, 0

 8 - 17 - Impaler_26 - 0, 0, 3, 4, 4, 2, 4

 8 - 17 - SpiceWare - 0, 9, 0, 0, 0, 0, 8

10 - 12 - sicksweet - 4, 0, 1, 1, 2, 4, 0

11 - 11 - Aerlan - 0, 0, 4, 4, 0, 3, 0, 0

11 - 11 - Arenafoot - 1,1,6,1,1,1, 0

13 - 10 - McCallister - 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 10

14 - 8 - Nathan Strum - 0, 6, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0

14 - 8 - Gray Defender - 8, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

14 - 8 - Atari PAC-MAN Fan - 0, 0, 8, 0, 0, 0, 0

17 - 7 - reallybrett - 5, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

18 - 5 - agb - 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0

19 - 3 - KaeruYojimbo - 3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

19 - 3 - Phantom_of_krankor - 3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

19 - 3 - devwebcl - 0, 1, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0

19 - 3 - roadrunner - 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3

23 - 2 - Karokoenig - 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

23 - 2 - Arthur - 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0

25 - 1 - Beaver - 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

25 - 1 - Dan Iacovelli - 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0

 

 

Thanks to all 26 players! I hope you had a great time playing new and amazing Atari games.

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Thanks so much for the fun competition Lid! Hope you host another one in 2019 with more great homebrew games. :-)

 

P.S. Hope you can squeeze in my score for Stay Frosty 2! I got the score during the live ZeroPage Homebrew broadcast on Dec 28, 2018 but was busy with the holidays and just posted it today (in the Stay Frosty 2 round thread)!

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