Retro Remakes – Category 4,5,6 winners are…

Sorry for the delay.
Here is one extra-chunky-with-double-toppings post – and – I’ve got a bonus Retro Remakes feature coming soon…

Category 4 was “A Game for Helen”.

Entrants were challenged to write “games can bring some entertainment to lots of people with a wide range of abilities – due to their accessibility”.

If you’re wondering who Helen is – this link – will help. See also our previous post – A Sliding Puzzle for Helen.

There were 8 entries…

And the winner is…

The Factory - Shane Hockings

The Factory - Shane Hockings

Thoughts from the judges?

  • Ian said “The game offers a huge challenge, with ever increasingly elaborate designs being required.
  • Geekay said “It isn’t the most prettiest game out there, but the graphics are very functional.
  • OogyBoogy added “It’s too bad that there was no music supplied with this game, as it could’ve used something in the background while I’m mulling over a puzzle.
  • And Spray noted “I, for my sins, love a bit of puzzle goodness and this really does hit the spot.

Shane wins a big swag of goodies, including an Open Pandora Console, some indie games AND a tonne of fantastic gamemaking software.

Here’s a link, to download Shane’s entry & all the other “Games for Helen” entrants.

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Category 5 was “8 bit mashup”.

Entrants were challenged to write “imagine what would happen if 2 (or more) 8 bit games collided and birthed out one game”.

There were 5 entries…

And the winner is…

Sportz Daze - Rich

Sportz Daze - Rich

Thoughts from the judges?

  • Ian said “This keyboard masher uses the updated imagery and setting from SkoolDaze with the athletic style events seen in games like Track & Field.
  • Geekay said “The music is perfect for the game, it really sets me in mind that I am playing this on my 128k Speccy.
  • OogyBoogy added “The entire game sports way above average graphics, it really is a treat for the eye.
  • And Spray noted “Tossing my balls has always been a favourite pastime of mine, so imagine my delight when I discovered that I could use my PC to assist me!

Rich wins a big swag of goodies, including £150 cash from Click-Team, some indie games AND a tonne of fantastic gamemaking software.

Here’s a link, to download Rich’s entry & all the other “8 bit mashup” entrants.

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Category 6 was “We Like It Retro”.

Entrants were challenged to write “come up with your very own authentic looking and playing retro style game”.

There were 5 entries…

And the winner is…

Spare A Thought For The Little Guy - SaulC

Spare A Thought For The Little Guy - SaulC

Thoughts from the judges?

  • Ian said “The player is also wonderfully animated. A special mention must go to the death scenes as our avatar cops it in a variety of inventive and fun ways.
  • Geekay said “This game takes this years biscuit for having the most contagious tune. It’s been whirling round my head all day long.
  • OogyBoogy added “The controls, they are a bit silly and cannot be re-defined. “A” and “Z” to move up and down ladders? What was wrong with the up-down keys?
  • And Spray noted “Well constructed levels give a nice balanced game, even to those as uncoordinated in the “runny-jumpy” department as myself .

SaulC wins a big swag of goodies, including a Hydra Game Development Kit from XGamestation, some indie games AND a tonne of fantastic gamemaking software.

Here’s a link, to download Saul’s entry & all the other “We like it Retro” entrants.

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Well, that’s “almost” it for our 2008 Retro Remakes competition coverage.

Last week, I grabbed one of the participants for an indepth interview, and you’ll see that here on J-OMG in the next few days.

One Response to Retro Remakes – Category 4,5,6 winners are…

  1. gnome says:

    And -if I may add something- Sports Daze must after all be my favorite retro remake from the 08 compo. Despite being very short and not really having any Skool Daze gameplay elements. Must be the unbeatable style I believe…

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