+nanochess Posted August 20, 2020 Share Posted August 20, 2020 (edited) Intellivision IntyBASIC Programming Contest 2020 Welcome to the third IntyBASIC game programming contest held on AtariAge (thanks Albert!). The contest is open to all IntyBASIC programmers and is sponsored by Intellivision Revolution, Elektronite, Côte Gamers, Mark/Space and Project Argon, and Collectorvision. For a limited time and to encourage newcomers, Mark/Space and Project Argon will give away a free "Programming Games for Intellivision" e-book ($9.90 value) to the first 10 entrants asking for it via PM to bhall408 Awards will be given to entries that place 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Drop us a PM if you'd also like to help out with some more prizes! THE RULES So you can get started, the basic rules are laid out below: The competition starts Tuesday 1st of September 2020 and the deadline for submissions is 23:59 UTC on the Sunday 28st of February 2021 - this gives you around 6 months of development time. There will be no competition unless a minimum of six entries are submitted by the deadline. Your game(s) must be developed in IntyBASIC v1.4.2 and use the default prologue/epilogue files. The assembly language statements allowed within your game are the ORG statement so that you can develop a larger game and the CFGVAR statement to introduce metadata. However, bank switching is not permitted. All submitted games must meet the entry criteria to be valid. The games submitted do not necessarily need to be new, but must be your own work, not sold commercially or released in cartridge format previously. NTSC must be supported, with additional PAL support optional (but encouraged). The maximum number of single entries from a person or group is set at three. If more entries are made, the applicant has the opportunity to replace a previous entry with a new one. There will be a panel of judges (announced in full over the coming weeks), and entries will be scored on a points basis across several criteria. The decision of the panel is final. All game ROMs will be published in this forum after judging has been completed. However, if the 1st prize game is to be published by [someone who can be you!!! Send me PM] its ROM will be distributed after game sales have completed. Project Argon also wants to promote entries, so ROMs will be published in its free section. All entries must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date, entry should indicate clearly if source code is to be published at end of contest. The judges will declare the results of the contest by 00:00 GMT on the 28st of March 2021. GAME ENTRY Each entry into the contest must consist of the following items to be valid :- Game image in *.rom or *.bin+*.cfg. Brief instructions on how to play the game. IntyBASIC source code (and any required data files). Instructions on how to build the IntyBASIC source code (must be made with IntyBASIC compiler v1.4.2 in order to obtain same ROM file). As part of the validation process, each entry's source code will be built using its instructions and the final binary produced must match the submitted binary image 100%. Any entry that fails this criteria will not be judged. It is not necessary for any contestant to publish the source code to their entry. However, if they wish to do so putting indication in entry e-mail it will be published after the contest is judged (taking in account the special case of 1st entry ROM being delayed if published in cartridge format). Competition contestants are free to discuss their game's progress, provide source code, uploading concept art, GIF, videos and WIP ROMs and to also help other contestants should they wish to do so. For this, we encourage they to start a thread in the official contest forum with this title "Entry 2020: [name of your game]". Your entry must be submitted via email to email@example.com by the competition's closing date. THE JUDGING PANEL The panel of judges is as follows :- intvdave. IntyMike. Oscar Toledo G. (nanochess) Tarzilla. Zendocon. ZillaRUSH. Judges are not permitted to enter the contest themselves. However, they are permitted to answer technical questions and provide assistance to applicants publicly when required. intvsteve will validate the entries. His role is to ensure that only the permitted assembly language is used in the game and that an exact game binary can be produced. SCORING SYSTEM The criteria that each game will be evaluated on are: Originality (1 to 10) - Is the game based on a new idea or a twist on an established design? Execution (1 to 10) - Execution of design, taking into account controls, NTSC/PAL compatibility. Graphics (1 to 10) - Quality of graphics and animation. Sound (1 to 10) - Quality of music and sound effects. Presentation (1 to 10) - Overall presentation. Game play (1 to 10) - A measure of how enjoyable the game is to play. When the panel has scored each game accordingly, the totals for each criteria will be added together for each game to give it a final score. PRIZES First prize: One cartridge of your game, courtesy of Intellivision Revolution. 3 Intellivision Revolution CIB games, to be choosen from past releases. 3 Elektronite LTO-Flash ROMS. To be choosen from Ninja Odyssey, TNT Cowboy, A.F., A Tale of Dragons and Swords, and Star Mercenary. 1 mystery game in physical format to be announced by Côte Gamers, plus a winner certificate. $125 USD via Paypal, courtesy of Mark/Space and Project Argon. 1 game from Collectorvision (to be defined). Second prize: One cartridge with your game, courtesy of Intellivision Revolution. 2 Intellivision Revolution CIB games, to be choosen from past releases. 2 Elektronite LTO-Flash ROMS. To be choosen from Ninja Odyssey, TNT Cowboy, A.F., A Tale of Dragons and Swords, and Star Mercenary. A mystery poster plus a winner certificate by Côte Gamers. $75 USD via Paypal, courtesy of Mark/Space and Project Argon. 1 game from Collectorvision (to be defined). Third prize: One cartridge with your game, courtesy of Intellivision Revolution. 1 Intellivision Revolution CIB game, to be choosen from past releases. 1 Elektronite LTO-Flash ROM. To be choosen from Ninja Odyssey, TNT Cowboy, A.F., A Tale of Dragons and Swords, and Star Mercenary. A mystery poster plus a winner certificate by Côte Gamers. $50 USD via Paypal, courtesy of Mark/Space and Project Argon. Special prize: $50 USD via Paypal to best entry using ECS and/or Intellivoice, at election of Mark/Space and Project Argon. If none fits it won't be awarded. Note: These rules are based on RGCD's Programming Contest 2014 rules and are used with permission. Note 2: In case of a team, prize repartition depends on the team and/or the generosity of our sponsors. DEVELOPMENT The development tools and emulators needed to create and play your games can be found here. Edited March 27, 2021 by nanochess 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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