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3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards (2020)

Celebrating the best in Atari Homebrew

brought to you by

ZeroPage Homebrew, AtariAgeMark/Space | Argon and The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion

 

 

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards, where YOU get to vote on your favourite homebrew games of 2020! The results of the Atari Homebrew Awards will be announced LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew's Twitch channel on February 6th, 2021 during a special broadcast. During the event we will be announcing the winners and runners up in each of the categories along with LIVE acceptance speeches from the winners, plus much, more!!

 

Voting Begins: January 15, 2021 @ 23:59:59 PT  12AM PT | 3AM ET | 8AM GMT

Voting Ends: January 31, 2021 @ 23:59:59 PT  12AM PT | 3AM ET | 8AM GMT

Awards Show: February 6, 2021 @ 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT on the ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

 

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FULL 2020 RELEASE LIST FOR: Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8bit/5200

 

WINNERS OF THE 3RD ANNUAL ATARI HOMEBREW AWARDS

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Atari 2600: Best Homebrew (Original)

WINNER: Doggone It! by Andrew Pauley @Armscar Coder

 

Atari 2600: Best Homebrew (Port)

WINNER: Zoo Keeper by John Champeau of Champ Games

 

Atari 2600: Best WIP (Original)

WINNER: Knight Guy in Low Res World: Castle Days by Vladimir Zuniga @vhzc

 

Atari 2600: Best WIP (Port)

WINNER: Zeviouz by Chris Walton @cd-w

 

Atari 2600: Best ≤ 4K Homebrew (Original)

WINNER: Doggone It! by Andrew Pauley @Armscar Coder

 

Atari 2600: Best ≤ 4K Homebrew (Port)

WINNER: Robot City by Thomas Jentzsch

 

Atari 2600: Best Graphics (Original)

WINNER: Unholy by Leonardo Santiago @Leonardo Santiago

 

Atari 2600: Best Graphics (Port)

WINNER: Zoo Keeper by Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics)

 

Atari 2600: Best Music + Sound (Original)

WINNER: Unholy by Leonardo Santiago @Leonardo Santiago

 

Atari 2600: Best Music + Sound (Port)

WINNER: Zoo Keeper: Lee Kebler @keebz (Additional Music and Testing)

 

Atari 2600: Best Packaging

WINNER: Doggone It! By Andrew Pauley @Armscar Code (Game Programming and Graphics), Herbie Hollar (Cartridge Label, Manual and Box Design), Charles Akins (Illustrations)

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER: Stephen Anthony @stephena

 

Atari 7800: Best Homebrew

WINNER: Pac-Man Collection: 40th Anniversary Edition by Bob DeCrescenzo @PacManPlus

 

Atari 7800: Best WIP

WINNER: Popeye 7800 by Darryl Guenther @darryl1970 (Programming and Graphics)

 

Atari 8-Bit/5200: Best Homebrew

WINNER: Last Squadron by Janusz Chabowski @shanti77, Michal Szpilowski @miker

 

 

NOMINATION RESULTS

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Atari 2600 Homebrew Completed (Original) – Game

  • Asteroids Attack (32K) by Ricardo Pim / Game Select

  • Cannonhead Clash (4K) by Bluswimmer @bluswimmer (Code and Design), Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc (Label, Manual, and Box Design)

  • Doggone It! (4K) by Andrew Pauley @Armscar Coder (Game Programming and Graphics), Herbie Hollar (Cartridge Label, Manual and Box Design), Charles Akins (Illustrations)

  • I Ran (16K) by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Ninjish Guy in Low Res World (32K) by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Unholy (32K) by Leonardo Santiago @Leonardo Santiago, Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc (Packaging Art)


Atari 2600 Homebrew Completed (Original) – Graphics

  • 1 vs 1 Baseball (16K) by Edward Smith @easmith

  • Cannonhead Clash (4K) by Bluswimmer @bluswimmer (Code and Design), Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc (Label, Manual, and Box Design)

  • Doggone It! (4K) by Andrew Pauley @Armscar Coder (Game Programming and Graphics), Herbie Hollar (Cartridge Label, Manual and Box Design), Charles Akins (Illustrations)

  • I Ran (16K) by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Ninjish Guy in Low Res World (32K) by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Unholy (32K) by Leonardo Santiago @Leonardo Santiago, Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc (Packaging Art)


Atari 2600 Homebrew Completed (Original) – Music + Sound

  • Asteroids Attack (32K) by Ricardo Pim / Game Select

  • Cannonhead Clash (4K) by Bluswimmer @bluswimmer (Code and Design), Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc (Label, Manual, and Box Design)

  • Crazy Tunes (4K) by Jeff Johnson @Omegamatrix

  • Doggone It! (4K) by Andrew Pauley @Armscar Coder (Game Programming and Graphics), Herbie Hollar (Cartridge Label, Manual and Box Design), Charles Akins (Illustrations)

  • Ninjish Guy in Low Res World (32K) by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Unholy (32K) by Leonardo Santiago @Leonardo Santiago, Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc (Packaging Art)


Atari 2600 Homebrew Completed (Port) – Game

  • Avalanche (4K Port) by John Champeau / Champ Games @johnnywc (Code and Design), Thomas Jentzsch (Additional Coding and Optimizations), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics), David Exton @liveinabin (Packaging Illustration and Design)

  • BBlocks (2K Port) by Jeff Haber @Just Jeff and Jeremiah Knol @JeremiahK

  • Pitkat (16K Port) by Marco Johannes @MarcoJ (Programming), Dyfed Hitchings @Jamtex (Produced), Sharemhel Decir (Drawn Artwork)

  • Robot City (4K Port) by Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Game Design and Programming), David Exton @liveinabin (Illustration and manual design)

  • Tower of Rubble (8K Port) by Dion Olsthoorn @Dionoid (Programming and Manual), Dave Dries (Label & Box Artwork)

  • Zoo Keeper (32K Port) John Champeau / Champ Games @johnnywc (Code and Design), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics), Robert Vieira (Music and Sound Effects), Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Music and Sound Effects Code), Lee Kebler @keebz (Additional Music and Testing), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Packaging Illustration and Design)


Atari 2600 Homebrew Completed (Port) – Graphics

  • Avalanche (4K Port) by John Champeau / Champ Games @johnnywc (Code and Design), Thomas Jentzsch (Additional Coding and Optimizations), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics), David Exton @liveinabin (Packaging Illustration and Design)

  • Blipsketball (8K Port) by Brook Anderson @Domeshtan

  • Pitkat (16K Port) by Marco Johannes @MarcoJ (Programming), Dyfed Hitchings @Jamtex (Produced), Sharemhel Decir (Drawn Artwork)

  • Robot City (4K Port) by Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Game Design and Programming), David Exton @liveinabin (Illustration and manual design)

  • Tower of Rubble (8K Port) by Dion Olsthoorn @Dionoid (Programming and Manual), Dave Dries (Label & Box Artwork)

  • Zoo Keeper (32K Port) John Champeau / Champ Games @johnnywc (Code and Design), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics), Robert Vieira (Music and Sound Effects), Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Music and Sound Effects Code), Lee Kebler @keebz (Additional Music and Testing), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Packaging Illustration and Design)


Atari 2600 Homebrew Completed (Port) – Music + Sound

  • Blipsketball (8K Port) by Brook Anderson @Domeshtan

  • Midspace (2K Port) by Chris Read @atari2600land

  • Pitkat (16K Port) by Marco Johannes @MarcoJ (Programming), Dyfed Hitchings @Jamtex (Produced), Sharemhel Decir (Drawn Artwork)

  • Robot City (4K Port) by Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Game Design and Programming), David Exton @liveinabin (Illustration and manual design)

  • Tower of Rubble (8K Port) by Dion Olsthoorn @Dionoid (Programming and Manual), Dave Dries (Label & Box Artwork)

  • Zoo Keeper (32K Port) John Champeau / Champ Games @johnnywc (Code and Design), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics), Robert Vieira (Music and Sound Effects), Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Music and Sound Effects Code), Lee Kebler @keebz (Additional Music and Testing), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Packaging Illustration and Design)

 

Atari 2600 ≤ 4K Homebrew Completed (Original)

  • Cannonhead Clash (4K) by Bluswimmer @bluswimmer (Code and Design), Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc (Label, Manual, and Box Design)

  • Crazy Tunes (4K) by Jeff Johnson @Omegamatrix

  • Doggone It! (4K) by Andrew Pauley @Armscar Coder (Game Programming and Graphics), Herbie Hollar (Cartridge Label, Manual and Box Design), Charles Akins (Illustrations)

  • Shadow Reflex (4K) by MasterControl90 @MCP90

  • Stack Game (1K) by Bluswimmer @bluswimmer

  • Whale Dive (4K) by Martin Vilcans


Atari 2600 ≤ 4K Homebrew Completed (Port)

  • Avalanche (4K Port) by John Champeau / Champ Games @johnnywc (Code and Design), Thomas Jentzsch (Additional Coding and Optimizations), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics), David Exton @liveinabin (Packaging Illustration and Design)

  • BBlocks (2K Port) by Jeff Haber @Just Jeff and Jeremiah Knol @JeremiahK

  • Flappy Bird (4K Port) by Stephen Illingworth @JetSetIlly

  • Gruniożerca (4K Port) by Simon Manson @Sendraz

  • Midspace (2K Port) by Chris Read @atari2600land

  • Robot City (4K Port) by Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Game Design and Programming), David Exton @liveinabin (Illustration and manual design)


Atari 2600 WIP (Original)

  • EggVenture 2600 (32K) by Jurell Silks @ScumSoft

  • Knight Guy in Low Res World: Castle Days (32K) by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Peril (32K) by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Quantum Tunnel (16K) by Jared Gray West @graywest

  • Save Gaia: The Cy-Mage (64K) by Michael Brown / Generation2 @EvoMikeUK

  • Tap-A-Mole (4K) by quohog @quohog


Atari 2600 WIP (Port)

  • Fool's Gold (32K Port) by Dion Olsthoorn @Dionoid

  • Frantic (32K Port) by Darrell Spice Jr. @SpiceWare

  • Gorf Arcade (32K Port) by John Champeau @johnnywc (coding & design), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (graphics & voice), Ross Keenum (music & sounds)

  • RobotWar:2684 (was Robotron:2084 / RobotWar: 2600) (32K Port) by John Champeau @johnnywc, Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (graphics)

  • Space Invaders Arcade (4K Port) by Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch

  • Zeviouz (32K Port) by Chris Walton @cd-w (Programming), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics)


Atari 2600 Homebrew Packaging

  • Dare Devil (32K) by Lewis Hill @Muddyfunster (Graphics, Code, and Design), Atariboy 2600 @Atariboy2600 (Packaging Illustraion and Design)
  • Doggone It! (4K) by Andrew Pauley @Armscar Coder (Game Programming and Graphics), Herbie Hollar (Cartridge Label, Manual and Box Design), Charles Akins (Illustrations)

  • Ninjish Guy in Low Res World (32K) by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Robot City (4K Port) by Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Game Design and Programming), David Exton @liveinabin (Illustration and manual design)

  • Tower of Rubble (8K Port) by Dion Olsthoorn @Dionoid (Programming and Manual), Dave Dries (Label & Box Artwork)

  • Zoo Keeper (32K Port) John Champeau / Champ Games @johnnywc (Code and Design), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics), Robert Vieira (Music and Sound Effects), Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Music and Sound Effects Code), Lee Kebler @keebz (Additional Music and Testing), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Packaging Illustration and Design)


Atari 7800 Homebrew (Completed)

  • Danger Zone by Lewis Hill @Muddyfunster

  • Dragon's Cache by Todd Furmanski @Revontuli (Code and Design), Benedikt Scheffer (Label and manual coverart, manual layout)

  • GoSub by Chris Read @atari2600land

  • Millie and Molly by Matt Smith @mksmith (Code), Mike Saarna @RevEng (Code), Bobby Clark (Music)

  • Pac-Man Collection: 40th Anniversary Edition by Bob DeCrescenzo @PacManPlus (Code), Perry Thuente @tep392 (Sound)

  • Plink by B.H.B. Smith @SmittyB


Atari 7800 Homebrew (WIP)

  • A Roach in Space II: Cosmic Bugaloo by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • E.X.O. by Lewis Hill @Muddyfunster

  • Knight Guy In Low Res: Castle Days by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Knight Guy on Board: 30 Squares of Fate by Vladimir Zúñiga @vhzc

  • Popeye 7800 by Darryl Guenther @darryl1970 (Programming and Graphics), Bobby Clark @Synthpopalooza, Matt Smith @mksmith, Pat Brady @Pat Brady and Trebor @Trebor (Music and Sound Effects), atari2600boy @atariboy2600 (Package Artwork)

  • Spire of the Ancients by B.H.B. Smith @SmittyB

 

Atari 8-Bit / 5200 Homebrew (Completed)

  • Biscuits in Hell! by Paul Lay @playsoft, Darryl Guenther @darryl1970, Jaden "JRH" Houghtons @Jaden (JRH) (converted from ZX Spectrum)

  • Disc O' Pop by Christian Krueger @Irgendwer (based on "Gimme Friction Baby" flash game)

  • Dizzy - The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure by Frantisek "Fandal" Houra, Christian Krueger @Irgendwer (converted from Commodore 64, requires 128KB RAM)

  • Last Squadron by Janusz Chabowski @shanti77, Michał Szpilowski @miker

  • Raymaze 2000 by Nelson Ramirez @NRV, Paul Fisher @MrFish, VinsCool @VinsCool, Bobby Clark @Synthpopalooza, Jason Kendall @therealbountybob (based on "Raimais" arcade game)

  • Runner Bear by Paul Lay @playsoft, Darryl Guenther @darryl1970, Rob Schlortt @Schlortt

 

VOTING GUIDE (VER 3.1) UPDATED  3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards Voting Guide (2020) V3.1.pdf

 

NOMINATED GAME DOWNLOADS: BINARIES, INSTRUCTIONS & PACKAGING

 

 

Atari Homebrew Awards Voting Links (VOTE IN ALL!!):

 

 

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6 minutes ago, splendidnut said:

Oh boy, the categories have just about doubled!  We're in for a long show.

Lots of shiny awards will be given out this year! Luckily we've also reduced the nominees in each category to a maximum of 6 this year. 🙂

 

- James

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1 hour ago, Sikor said:

@ZeroPage Homebrew: is it possible to make one big zip or 7z file with all no commercial homebrwe to download?

You bet, we'll have a way to download of all the games individually or in a zip file that are nominated for voting so you can easily evaluate them. 🙂

 

- James

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TONIGHT THE VOTING BEGINS!
The 3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards
Celebrating the BEST in Atari Homebrew

 

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TUNE IN TONIGHT (FRIDAY) FOR THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT OF ALL THE NOMINEES!

 

Tonight on ZeroPage Homebrew's livestream we will be revealing the nominees across FOURTEEN categories of all the Atari 2600, 7800, 8-Bit/5200 games released last year.

 
DATE: Friday Jan 15 @ 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 2AM GMT
 
After the show we will throw the switch and the VOTING WILL BEGIN on some of the top games of the year. Make your voice heard and vote on which homebrews are your favourites!! After the two weeks of voting concludes there will be a very special presentation on Feb 6, 2021 where we will announce the winners!
 

 

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Congrats to all those nominated for awards 👏👏👏

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Too bad I couldn't be part of the show. Let the voting begin!

Robot City got nominated quite often, even in some categories where I definitely did not expect it. And people even liked my really incomplete WIP Space Invaders. I sure hope they didn't nominate just by name. 

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Could you please add the list of nominated entrees in each category to a separate post (or original post) in each of the voting threads?   After voting, it would be nice to still -easily- see what games were in that category.

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3 hours ago, Thomas Jentzsch said:

And people even liked my really incomplete WIP Space Invaders. I sure hope they didn't nominate just by name. 

That's what "work in progress" means, though. ;) It's definitely playable, though, not just a kernel demo. 

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9 hours ago, Jason_Atari said:

Just wondering why there isn't a category for Atari 8-Bit/5200: Best Homebrew WIP?

 

Most other categories have a WIP alternative, is it because there isn't many?

There are many new games every year for Atari 8-bit (completed and work-in-progress). Compare seven A7800 completed games for the whole year 2020 with about 70 completed games in whole A8/A5200 category (see here). I helped with collecting those titles.

The A8 2020 WIP list (also present there) does not reflect the full picture as we knew there would be no WIP category in 2020 - hence there was no need to collect all titles for that list.

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5 hours ago, splendidnut said:

Could you please add the list of nominated entrees in each category to a separate post (or original post) in each of the voting threads?   After voting, it would be nice to still -easily- see what games were in that category.

Great idea, I'll add that to each one today. 🙂

 

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I'm so grateful and overwhelmed that Save Gaia made it into the Original WIP category. I have spent a huge amount of time trying to bring a JRPG experience that the 2600 has never really managed to have on it and it means a lot to see it there on the list. Thank you so much!

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13 hours ago, Thomas Jentzsch said:

And people even liked my really incomplete WIP Space Invaders. I sure hope they didn't nominate just by name. 

Your name, or Space Invaders'? Because I always nominate games with your name on them. :D 

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13 hours ago, Thomas Jentzsch said:

Robot City got nominated quite often, even in some categories where I definitely did not expect it. And people even liked my really incomplete WIP Space Invaders. I sure hope they didn't nominate just by name.

Both games were deserving of their nominations. Looking forward to RC1 of Space Invaders.😉

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It would have been good if the games were in their own folders in the catagory folder as the files are a bit all over the place and it would have been useful to have all the game files for that game together so people would have downloaded all the files needed for the game.

 

For example Pitkat doesn't have the readme.txt file which is mentioned in the manual and is also useful.

The zip file can be found below, the thread also has some replies about some of the issues that people might had running the game.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Jamtex said:

It would have been good if the games were in their own folders in the catagory folder as the files are a bit all over the place and it would have been useful to have all the game files for that game together so people would have downloaded all the files needed for the game.

 

For example Pitkat doesn't have the readme.txt file which is mentioned in the manual and is also useful.

The zip file can be found below, the thread also has some replies about some of the issues that people might had running the game.

 

Thanks for letting me know about the .txt file, I've now uploaded it to the each of the category folders.

 

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I just finished the voting. So many really excellent games. 

 

And all the WIP categories are very promising. 2021 will be a good year for Atari homebrews.

 

 

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I've voted in everything except the 7800 and 5200/8-bit categories. The 7800 ones I'll have to play in OpenEmu. Anyone have a recommendation for an 8-bit emulator for Macs?

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45 minutes ago, Nathan Strum said:

I've voted in everything except the 7800 and 5200/8-bit categories. The 7800 ones I'll have to play in OpenEmu. Anyone have a recommendation for an 8-bit emulator for Macs?

Looks like OpenEmu uses an old Prosystem Emulator based core. Modern games will very likely experience problems and glitches.

 

The browser based emulation in JS7800 is a more up-to-date cross-platform alternative, with a nice interface, and shared high score tables. (courtesy @raz0red)

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