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They're acceptable no doubt. But why not give it ARM treatment and do the same for the apparently dead BallBlazer project.

 

There's so much work yet to be done!

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1 hour ago, Keatah said:

They're acceptable no doubt. But why not give it ARM treatment and do the same for the apparently dead BallBlazer project.

 

There's so much work yet to be done!

But if it comes out on the ARM nobody will want it and it will suck the remaining life out of all future original 2600 games.  Don't do it!!!

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4 hours ago, Keatah said:

apparently dead BallBlazer project

I wonder what @roland p is doing these days.  Looks like he hasn't visited the site since august of 2018.

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But if it comes out on the ARM nobody will want it and it will suck the remaining life out of all future original 2600 games.  Don't do it!!!

 

But it would probably sell like hot cakes! And have that champ games quality we all love!

 

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On 1/27/2020 at 3:50 PM, Nathan Strum said:

Whether it would result in something playable and fun... that's an entirely different question.

I have serious doubts. Since the 2600 pixels are so much wider than they are tall, I can't imagine any fluid 360-degree movement. Even with the amazing games that have been accomplished, they always feel so much different due to this. Chetiry is a good example of this. Whenever I rotate a piece it looks drastically different due to the pixel proportions, which in turn throws off my ability to predict which "column" the piece will fall in. 

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23 hours ago, Keatah said:

They're acceptable no doubt. But why not give it ARM treatment and do the same for the apparently dead BallBlazer project.

 

There's so much work yet to be done!

2600 Ballblazer :thumbsup:

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2019 ATARI HOMEBREW AWARDS RESULTS

 

Thank you everyone for an amazing event today. Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners! You can watch the replay on Twitch or when it's posted on YouTube tomorrow!

 

Atari 2600: Best Homebrew ≤4K
1) Amoeba Jump by Dion Olsthoorn "Dionoid"
2) Space Game 2KB by Karl Garrison "Karl G"
3) Caverns by Harold Thijssen

 

Atari 7800: Best Homebrew
1) Rikki & Vikki by PenguiNet "TailChao"
2) Baby Pac-Man by Bob DeCrecenzo "PacManPlus"
3) Draker Quest II by Clark Otto "frankodragon"

 

Atari 2600: Best Packaging
1) Rally Racer by More Work Games
2) Galagon (Galaga) by Champ Games (packaging by Dave Dries)
3) Wizard of Wor Arcade by Champ Games (packaging by Dave Dries)

 

Atari 2600: Best WIP
1) Zoo Keeper by Champ Games
2) Ninjish Guy in Low Res World by Vladimir Zuñiga (aka John Von Neumann) "vhzc"
3) Penult by Karl Garrison "Karl G"

 

Atari 8-Bit/5200: Best Homebrew
1) Gravity Worms - Krzysztof "xxl" Dudek, Jakub "Aceman" Szeląg, Kamil "Vidol" Walaszek
2) Jet Set Willy 2019 - Terence "Tezz" Derby (original game by Matthew Smith)
2) Wasteland - Michael Jaskula

 

Atari 2600: Best Music & Sound
1) Wizard of Wor Arcade by Champ Games (sound by Mike Haas with Ross Keenum)
2) Galagon (Galaga) by Champ Games (sound and music by Ross Keenum)
3) Aardvark by Oscar Toledo Gutiérrez "nanochess" and Thomas Jentzsch (design and coding), Nathan Strum (graphics and packaging)

 

Atari 2600: Best Graphics
1) Aardvark by Oscar Toledo Gutiérrez "nanochess" and Thomas Jentzsch (design and coding), Nathan Strum (graphics and packaging)
2) Galagon (Galaga) by Champ Games (graphics by Nathan Strum)
3) Wizard of Wor Arcade by Champ Games (graphics by Nathan Strum)

 

Atari 2600: Lifetime Achievement Award
Albert Yarusso

 

Atari 2600: Best Homebrew
1) Galagon (Galaga) by Champ Games
2) Aardvark by Oscar Toledo Gutiérrez "nanochess" and Thomas Jentzsch (design and coding), Nathan Strum (graphics and packaging)
3) Wizard of Wor Arcade by Champ Games

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Wow what a great game! This is one of the best Atari 2600 games! I played a lot of Galaga - mainly on the arcade version - but this has the right "feel"... one of the best home versions of Galaga on any platform. 

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On 2/11/2020 at 7:16 PM, sramirez2008 said:

Thought I'd play a couple of the award winners this evening. Congratulations to the Galagon team!

Thanks Steve, and thanks for all the game testing too!  It looks like it's paid off for you, that's a great score! 😮;) 

On 2/11/2020 at 7:16 PM, sramirez2008 said:

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Perhaps this has been asked before, but I haven't see it... Is it possible to port and graphically improve this even more for an 8-bit computer/5200 version?  In the works?  Thx.

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Okay...I believe I'm caught up on my Champ Games collection now.

 

Bring on Avalanche, Zoo Keeper, Gorf Arcade...👍

 

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7 minutes ago, Albert said:

Very nice!  But where are your Galagon boxes?!  :)

 

 ..Al

Oops. Here they are...

 

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5 minutes ago, sramirez2008 said:

Oops. Here they are...

 

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That's odd that you got the same style box for both of those...

 

 ..Al

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