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2019 Atari Homebrew Awards

Celebrating the best in Atari Homebrew

presented by

ZeroPage Homebrew, The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion, Mark/Space | Project Argon and AtariAge

 

 

 

Welcome to the 2019 Atari Homebrew Awards, where YOU get to vote on your favourite homebrew games of 2019! The results of the Atari Homebrew Awards, will be announced LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew's Twitch channel on February 1st, 2020 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 18, 2020 @ 00:00:00 PT  January 23, 2020 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT

Voting Ends: January 25, 2020 @ 23:59:59 PT  EXTENDED TO: January 28, 2020 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT

Awards Show: February 1, 2020 @ 12:00PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT on the ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

 

FULL 2019 LIST FOR: Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8bit/5200

 

NOMINATION RESULTS: Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8-Bit/5200

 

VOTING OPEN!! Atari Homebrew Awards Voting Categories:

  • Atari Lifetime Achievement Award (2600) (New!)

 

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Terminology/Definitions Used for the 2019 Atari Homebrew Awards:

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

  • Year: January 1, 2019 00:00:00 PT to December 31, 2019 23:59:59 PT

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

  • WIP (work in progress): A game that has not been released in physical form 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.

  • Sequel: A sequel will only be eligible if it has 1) substantive update to the game engine, 2) all new level designs or maps and 3) new enemies or goals. Games must fulfill all three requirements to be considered.

  • Conversion: Conversion of a game from Atari 8-bit to run on Atari 5200 OR Atari 5200 game to run on Atari 8-bit. (Note: Only applies to Atari 8-bit/5200 games)

  • Port: Adaption of a game from another platform (Arcade, console, computer) not using any existing code from an already released game on the platform.

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The nomination process has finished for the

2nd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards!

 

We will be announcing the finalists in each of the categories LIVE THIS FRIDAY on the ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch stream at 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 2AM GMT! Then, the top games of the year for Atari 2600, Atari 8bit/5200 and Atari 7800 will be voted on by YOU starting this Saturday January 18th!

 

Atari Homebrew Awards Categories:

  • Best Atari 2600 Homebrew
  • Best Atari 7800 Homebrew (New!)
  • Best Atari 8-Bit/5200 Homebrew (New!)
  • Best ≤ 4K Homebrew (2600) (New!)
  • Best Graphics (2600)
  • Best Music + Sound (2600)
  • Best Packaging (2600)
  • Best WIP (2600)
  • Atari Lifetime Achievement Award (2600) (New!)

 

This year is extremely exciting as we expanded beyond the Atari 2600 homebrew into the realm of Atari 7800 and Atari 8bit/5200 to cover even more of the incredible talent putting together these amazing games for our favourite consoles! I want to thank AtariAge, Project Argon and The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion for their help in making this year's Atari Homebrew Awards happen!

 

Looking forward to the awards show on Feb 1, 2020!!

 

- James

 

 

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So, is it considered bad form for people to vote for their own game? Asking for a friend. :P

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9 minutes ago, Karl G said:

So, is it considered bad form for people to vote for their own game? Asking for a friend. :P

The criteria by which you vote is complete up to you! You can pass that info on to your friend. 🙂

 

The voting system is nearly in place now, sorry for the delay. It's going through its last tests at the moment and is almost ready!!

 

- James

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Exactly. I suppose some vote for themselves and some don't.

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Sorry if it's too idiotic what I will ask. Where can you vote? I dont see any poll only for last year.

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3 minutes ago, gfvh said:

Sorry if it's too idiotic what I will ask. Where can you vote? I dont see any poll only for last year.

They aren't up yet due to technical issues.

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3 minutes ago, Karl G said:

They aren't up yet due to technical issues.

Ok. Thanks!

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24 minutes ago, gfvh said:

Ok. Thanks!

We're almost there, just sorting out the last of the technical issues!

 

Also, once the polls go up we'll also be extending the voting deadline so that you have ample chance to vote on your favourites of 2019. In the mean time you can download the binary game packs listed at the top of this thread to start your evaluations!

 

- James

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27 minutes ago, ZeroPage Homebrew said:

We're almost there, just sorting out the last of the technical issues!

 

Also, once the polls go up we'll also be extending the voting deadline so that you have ample chance to vote on your favourites of 2019. In the mean time you can download the binary game packs listed at the top of this thread to start your evaluations!

 

- James

Thanks, James!

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14 hours ago, Thomas Jentzsch said:

Exactly. I suppose some vote for themselves and some don't.

To be more precise, my rule of thumb:

 

If you think your game is really the best and that your are non-biased enough to make that decision, then you might vote for your own game (or not). Else I would always vote for the best game in compo.

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VOTING HAS STARTED!!

The voting is now underway for the 2019 Atari Homebrew Awards! Thank you for your patience while the technical issues were being worked on and huge thank you to @Albert for getting it all sorted out!! Make sure you vote in all the categories for your favourite games of 2019 in the links below!

 

Atari Homebrew Awards Categories (VOTE IN ALL!!):

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22 minutes ago, Lillapojkenpåön said:

Sokoboo isn't in the best wip category? just checking if that's correct since I found it weird, and the rom is in the wip archive.

Sokoboo should not be in the WIP folder and is being removed, thanks for the heads up!

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On 1/22/2020 at 6:10 AM, Muddyfunster said:

Should the 2018 vote threads be retired to avoid confusion when the 2019 polls go live ?

The 2018 voting topics are locked and should stay at the bottom of the thread list. 🙂 I think it's important to keep around the discussion that took place in those threads for historical purposes.

 

- James

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1 hour ago, Lillapojkenpåön said:

Sokoboo isn't in the best wip category? just checking if that's correct since I found it weird, and the rom is in the wip archive.

Done! Sorry about that!

 

 

 

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POLLS ARE CLOSED!

 

Thank you so much to everyone that participated in voting in the 2019 Atari Homebrew Awards this year. Make sure you tune in on February 1st for the LIVE presentation of the Awards show on ZeroPage Homebrew's Twitch Channel! We will have live video acceptance speeches by the winners and all of the ZPH co-hosts will be there presenting the awards!

 

2019 Atari Homebrew Awards Live Presentation

February 1, 2020 @ 12:00PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT

on the ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

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