Jump to content
IGNORED

4th Annual Atari Homebrew Awards: Voting Information & Discussion


Recommended Posts

4th Annual Atari Homebrew Awards

Celebrating the best in Atari Homebrew

brought to you by

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

 

Welcome to the 4th Annual Atari Homebrew Awards, where YOU get to vote on your favourite homebrew games of 2021! The results of the Atari Homebrew Awards will be announced LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew's Twitch channel on February 12th, 2022 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 21, 2022 @ 13:00:00 PT   1PM PT | 4PM ET | 9PM GMT

Voting Ends: February 6, 2022 @ 23:59:59 PT  12AM PT | 3AM ET | 8AM GMT

Awards Show: February 12, 2022 @ 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT on the ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

 

349345632_AtariHomebrewAwards-HDAspect.thumb.jpg.908f8d9a39d4c73a80a1a1a978e9b08c.jpg

 

FULL 2021 RELEASE LIST FOR: Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8-Bit/5200, Atari Lynx

 

NOMINATION RESULTS:

Spoiler

Atari 2600 Best Homebrew (Original)

  • ElectroBall (16K) by Mike Littau @littaum

  • Escape From The Castle (32K) by Vila Games / Eduardo Vilarinho

  • Game of the Bear (32K) by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Mr. Yo-Yo (8K) by David Marli @DaveM, BJ Myers (Additional Music)

  • Slide Boy in Maze Land (32K) by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • ZΔRKSTΔRS - A Space Saga (16K) by Leandro Camara @HSW3ET (Programming, Design, Soundtrack), Heitor Maciel (Programming Consulting), Viviane Peçaibes (Design and Text Consulting), Kenny Schmitt (Cover Illustration)

 

Atari 2600 Best Homebrew (Port)

  • Awakening (8K Port) by Rodney Siddall @rsiddall

  • Lady Bug Arcade (32K Port) by Champ Games / John Champeau @johnnywc (Code and Design), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Art and Graphics), Bob DeCrescenzo @PacManPlus (Music and Sound Effects), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Packaging Illustration and Design)

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

  • Squareraid (8K Port) by Ben Larson @Ben_Larson

 

Atari 2600 Best Homebrew ≤ 4K (Original)

  • Alien Exterminator (4K) by nintenJo / JO6502

  • Chaser (2K) by Karl Garrison @Karl G

  • Hellway (4K) by Octavio Pinho Bokel @Octavio Pinho Bokel, Leonardo Nogueira @Leonardons (Art)

  • K-Jo Chases The Cheese (4K) by Red Button Games / Leonardo Santiago @Leonardo Santiago

  • Legendary Spear (2K) by Dave Christianson @Dave C

  • Star A.D (4K) by Xan @Xan

 

Atari 2600 Best Homebrew ≤ 4K (Port)

  • Dodge It (4K Port) by Xan @Xan

  • Pong (4K Port) by Xan @Xan

  • Soul of the Beast (4K Port) by Michael Christophersson/ΛERIF°RM @pvmpkin

 

Atari 2600 Best Graphics (Original)

  • Game of the Bear (32K) by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Kung Fu Combat 2 (32K) by Edward Smith @easmith, Kevin Mosley @KevinMos3 (Graphics), Michael Thomasson (Packaging)

  • Legendary Spear (2K) by Dave Christianson @Dave C

  • Slide Boy in Maze Land (32K) by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Solo Mah Jong (32K) by Domeshtan Games @Domeshtan

  • ZΔRKSTΔRS - A Space Saga (16K) by Leandro Camara @HSW3ET (Programming, Design, Soundtrack), Heitor Maciel (Programming Consulting), Viviane Peçaibes (Design and Text Consulting), Kenny Schmitt (Cover Illustration)

 

Atari 2600 Best Graphics (Port)

  • Awakening (8K Port) by Rodney Siddall @rsiddall

  • Dodge It (4K Port) by Xan @Xan

  • Lady Bug Arcade (32K Port) by Champ Games / John Champeau @johnnywc (Code and Design), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Art and Graphics), Bob DeCrescenzo @PacManPlus (Music and Sound Effects), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Packaging Illustration and Design)

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

  • Soul of the Beast (4K Port) by Michael Christophersson/ΛERIF°RM @pvmpkin

  • Squareraid (8K Port) by Ben Larson @Ben_Larson

 

 

Atari 2600 Best Music + Sound (Original)

  • ElectroBall (16K) by Mike Littau @littaum

  • Ethereum 2600 (16K) by Mike Saarna @RevEng

  • Game of the Bear (32K) by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Mr. Yo-Yo (8K) by David Marli @DaveM, BJ Myers (Additional Music)

  • Slide Boy in Maze Land (32K) by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • ZΔRKSTΔRS - A Space Saga (16K) by Leandro Camara @HSW3ET (Programming, Design, Soundtrack), Heitor Maciel (Programming Consulting), Viviane Peçaibes (Design and Text Consulting), Kenny Schmitt (Cover Illustration)

 

Atari 2600 Best Music + Sound (Port)

  • Awakening (8K Port) by Rodney Siddall @rsiddall

  • Dodge It (4K Port) by Xan @Xan

  • Lady Bug Arcade (32K Port) by Champ Games / John Champeau @johnnywc (Code and Design), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Art and Graphics), Bob DeCrescenzo @PacManPlus (Music and Sound Effects), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Packaging Illustration and Design)

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

  • Soul of the Beast (4K Port) by Michael Christophersson/ΛERIF°RM @pvmpkin

  • Squareraid (8K Port) by Ben Larson @Ben_Larson

 

Atari 2600 Best WIP Homebrew (Original)

  • Cannonica (16K) by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Cone Ball (16K) by Kevin Kelley @KevKelley

  • Dragon Defence 2021 (32K) by Tyler Frisbee @Tyler Frisbee

  • Immunity! (16K) by Mike Losh @Sohl

  • Robot Zed (64K) by Chris Spry @Sprybug

  • Runes of Moria (4K) by Rossum @rossum

  • Tober's Nightmare (32K) by Mick Crocker @mickmuze

  • Vroom! (4K) by Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch

 

Atari 2600 Best WIP Homebrew (Port)

  • 1942 (16K Port) by homerhomer @homerhomer & Wolfgang Stubig @Al_Nafuur, Pat Brady @Pat Brady (Sound)

  • Paint the City (8K Port) by Philip Blackman @splendidnut

  • Qix (32K Port) by Champ Games / John Champeau @johnnywc, Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Graphics), Bob DeCrescenzo @PacManPlus (Sound)

  • rubyQ (32K Port) by Silvio Mogno @Silvio Mogno

  • Tomahawk 777 (32K Port) by Carlos Centeno @RaymanC

  • Turbo Arcade (64K Port) by Champ Games / John Champeau @johnnywc (Coding & Design), Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (Art & Graphics, Sound Effects)

 

Atari 7800 Best Homebrew (Original)

  • Adventures of Olli Troll by Walter Lauer @gambler172 & frankodragon @frankodragon

  • E.X.O. by MuddyVision / Lewis Hill @Muddyfunster / Bobby Clark @Synthpopalooza (Music)

  • Knight Guy In Low Res: Castle Days by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Slide Boy in Maze Land 7800 by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Wizard's Dungeon by BydoEmpire @BydoEmpire

 

Atari 7800 Best Homebrew (Port)

  • 2048 (Port) by MuddyVision / Lewis Hill @Muddyfunster

  • Dragon's Descent (Port) by Todd Furmanski @Revontuli

  • Galaxian (Port) by Bob DeCrescenzo @PacManPlus

  • Popeye 7800 (Port) by 20th St Arcade / Darryl Guenther @darryl1970 (Programming and Graphics) / Bobby Clark @Synthpopalooza, Matt Smith @mksmith, Pat Brady @Pat Brady, Trebor @Trebor (Music) / Mike Saarna @RevEng, Matt Smith @mksmith, Paul Lay @playsoft, Perry Thuente @tep392 (Programming Consultants) / Marco Sabbetta @Defender_2600 (Additional Graphics) / Atariboy2600 @Atariboy2600 (Package Artwork)

  • UniWarS (Port) by Bob DeCrescenzo @PacManPlus

 

Atari 7800 Best WIP Homebrew (Original)

  • Bernie and the Cubic Conundrum by MuddyVision / Lewis Hill @Muddyfunster

  • Cannon in D - D for Defense by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Dragon's Havoc by Todd Furmanski @Revontuli

  • Knight Guy: Quest for Something by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Ninjish Guy Perilous Island by VHZC Games / Vladimir Zuñiga @vhzc

  • Space Peril by Karl Garrison @Karl G

 

Atari 7800 Best WIP Homebrew (Port)

  • Arkanoid (Port) by Matt Smith @mksmith

  • Attack of the PETSCII Robots (Port) by ChunkyPixel Games / Matt Smith @mksmith and Mike Saarna @RevEng, David Murray (Originally Coded By)

  • Ghosts 'n Goblins (Port) by ChunkyPixel Games / Matt Smith @mksmith

  • Keystone Kapers (Port) by MuddyVision / Lewis Hill @Muddyfunster (Code, GFX, SFX), Bobby Clark @Synthpopalooza (Pokey Music), Matt Smith @mksmith (Music Support), Bethany Hill (Additional Artwork)

  • Mario Bros. by Oldstyle @OldStyle, Bobby Clark @Synthpopalooza (Music/SFX)

  • Penta (Port) (was Pengo) by 20th St Arcade / Darryl Guenther @darryl1970, Paul Lay @playsoft & Pat Brady @Pat Brady (Music & Music Engine)

 

Atari Lynx Best Homebrew

  • Asteroids Chasers by Frédéric Descharmes @Fadest. Based on Cheese Chasers card game by Bran McMillin. Graphics by Templeton & Fadest. Musics by Sampo Rintanen/@Turbo Laser Lynx

  • Raid on TriCity - Second Wave by Frédéric Descharmes @Fadest. Graphics by Daniel Horvath/@108 Stars. Musics by Sascha Lubenow/@Der Luchs

  • Sky Raider Redux by James Higgs @jum / Team Jum

  • Unnamed by Marcin Siwek @hikachi / Music: Carl Forhan @Songbird & Sascha Lubenow / English Editing: Igor Kromin @Igor

  • Xump 2 by Nop90 @Nop90 (Code), Jonathan Dodd / Dulcahn (Graphics), Michal Szpilowski @miker (Music)

  • YNXA by Frédéric Descharmes @Fadest. Graphics by Kronbits, Elthen & @Fadest. Musics by JP Garin/@rygar & @Fadest

 

Atari 8-Bit/5200 Best Homebrew

  • Albert by Kski @kski (Program, Music, Levels/Level Graphics, Graphics, Object Animation), Kaz (Graphics, In-Game Panel Graphics, Fonts), Odyn1ec (Graphics / Object Animation), Triplex (Character Graphics, Animation)

  • Final Assault by Robert 'Globe' Pecnik @globe (Code, Graphics, Design), Marek 'Marco' Chorvat (Testing, Support), Marian 'Goldmaster' Vybostok @goldy/gmg aka lopez453 (Music, HW Support)

  • Flob by bocianu @bocianu (Idea/code/graphics/sfx), Music: LiSU, Miker, AceMan, PG, Zoltar X, Hardware design and production: Mq

  • Gacek by Janusz Chabowski @shanti77

  • Prince of Persia (2021 | A8) by rensoup @rensoup (Programming), Konstantinos Giamalidis @TIX(Character Art + Princess Room), @miker (Music Bank 1 + SFX Bank 1), @VinsCool (Music Bank 1 & 2), @emkay (SFX Bank 2), @makary (SFX Bank 1), @superrune (Title Picture), @dmsc (Soundplayer), @xxl (Disk Loading + zx5 Unpacker XBios), Rich Talbot-Watkins (Assembler: Beebasm), @elmer (zx0 Unpacker), Einer Saukas (zx Packer)

  • The Children by Victor Parada @vitoco

 

Atari Best Packaging

  • Asteroids Chasers by Frédéric Descharmes @Fadest. Deluxe Artworks by bagusjulianto. Regular Artworks by pikisyuperstar & uplyak. 3D asteroid model by Harliquin

  • DaggerQuest Bielany (4K) by Marcin "Whip" Łapiński

  • Kung Fu Combat 2 (32K) by Edward Smith @easmith, Kevin Mosley @KevinMos3 (Graphics), Michael Thomasson (Packaging)

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

  • YNXA by Frédéric Descharmes @Fadest. Deluxe Artwork by Margarita Gadrat. Regular Artworks by macrovector, bishop_samuel. 30th Edition artwork by Kevin Mosley/@KevinMos3. 3D Pyramid by egprof & @Igor

  • ZΔRKSTΔRS - A Space Saga (16K) by Leandro Camara @HSW3ET (Programming, Design, Soundtrack), Heitor Maciel (Programming Consulting), Viviane Peçaibes (Design and Text Consulting), Kenny Schmitt (Cover Illustration)

 

VOTING GUIDE v1.1:

4th Annual Atari Homebrew Awards Voting Guide (2021) V1.1.pdf

 

GAME BINARIES & INSTRUCTIONS: DOWNLOAD LINK

 

Atari Homebrew Awards Voting Links (POLLING IS CLOSED!):

  • Like 18
Link to comment
Share on other sites

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!

 

Please download the new Voting Guide v1.1 that has following changes:

 

CHANGELOG v1.0->v1.1

  • Corrected an instance where it said 3rd Annual instead of 4th Annual
  • Moved three guide points to a new section called Nomination Promotion and gave examples of acceptable and unacceptable ways to promote voting.
  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

ONE WEEK LEFT TO VOTE!

 

Make sure you get all your votes in before the the polls close, you only have only one week left to check out all the incredible games in this year's event and cast your ballot! Check out the links in the top post for all the categories!

 

- James

 

170827298_20220130-AtariHomebrewAwards-VoteNow.thumb.jpg.572f96b0bdbc3a37362e01515178cf02.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

44 minutes ago, Roger Wolf said:

It is not that easy to vote, because you would have to have seen almost all Videos of ZeroPage within the last 12 months ?

There's a link in the top post for to download the nominated games so you can check them out yourself. ? Alternatively, ZPH has been going through every nominated game one by one for the past few episodes and finishing up this week. If you're limited on time, you can pick one category to play the six nominated games and vote in that one.

 

- James

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

28 minutes ago, m.o.terra kaesi said:

you're right. Can't be done better than you do. I didn't realize that the first number codes are direct links to youtube. sorry about that ;-)

I've updated the listing to let people know to click on the date to watch, thanks for pointing that out!

 

- James

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow, this is my first year voting in the contest. So many excellent games. So much outstanding work by everyone involved. Much respect. Thanks ZeroPage for putting this contest together. Great Twitch & YouTube videos as well. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, nitrohepcat said:

Wow, this is my first year voting in the contest. So many excellent games. So much outstanding work by everyone involved. Much respect. Thanks ZeroPage for putting this contest together. Great Twitch & YouTube videos as well. 

Thanks so much for voting! ? The quality of homebrew games for our favourite classic consoles get better and better every year it seems.

 

- James

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

VOTING IS CLOSED!

Thank you everyone who voted in the 4th Annual Atari Homebrew Awards! I hope everyone had a great time playing through all the incredible homebrew and maybe discovered some they had never played before!

 

Tune in on Sat Feb 12, 2022 at 12PM PT/3PM ET/8PM GMT for the results streamed LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch stream!

WATCH LIVE: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/

 

- James

 

 

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some stats (2021 numbers from 15 minutes before poll was closed):

image.png.fb7a5aabe3a4cb41259b815799a71a3e.png

The voting for 8-Bit/5200 is pretty strong this year.

  • green background > 110% of average voting
  • orange background < 90% of average voting
Edited by Thomas Jentzsch
  • Like 8
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Thomas Jentzsch said:

Some stats (2021 numbers from 15 minutes before poll was closed):

image.png.fb7a5aabe3a4cb41259b815799a71a3e.png

The voting for 8-Bit/5200 is pretty strong this year.

  • green background > 110% of average voting
  • orange background < 90% of average voting

Thanks so much Thomas, I always love to see your voting analysis charts after the fact! Very interesting. ?

 

- James

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

THE ATARI HOMEBREW AWARDS, THIS SATURDAY!

 

WATCH LIVE: https://twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/
SAT FEB 12 @ 12PM PT/3PM ET/8PM GMT


Watch the 4th Annual Atari Homebrew Awards LIVE on Twitch this Saturday! We will be honouring the best games from Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, Atari 8-Bit & Atari Lynx of the past year, as voted by fans of the games, in 18 categories with LIVE acceptance awards from the recipients!

 

Mark it on your calendars and don't miss the event! Thank you once again to everyone who voted in the awards and good luck to the nominees!

 

 

1145552216_20220210-AtariHomebrewAwards-LiveEvent.thumb.jpg.b74f1d480e6879e5cf446b408d6ec256.jpg

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Enormous thanks to James, Tanya and the @ZeroPage Homebrew team for once again taking the time and effort to put on the awards show. The prep and effort behind each stream and the awards is huge - Thank you! 

 

Huge thanks also to the Awards sponsors, Atari Age , Argon, Atari Gamer and the Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion series.

 

Also the brewers making games, never stop! You guys breath new life into our old machines. Super excited to see Jaguar next year. (It is Jag-U-Are though, not Jag-War! :) )

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

  • Like 8
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 minutes ago, Muddyfunster said:

Also the brewers making games, never stop! You guys breath new life into our old machines.

This!  I can honestly say that 10 yr old me never expected to be playing Atari games at this point in my life, especially new games.  Kudos to all the devs/creatives that come up with these games. -Thank you.

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...