And we continue to write about the results of all sorts of game development contests, even if they were summarized a few months earlier. Yes, that's how responsible we are!
For example, another Atari 8-bit game contest called ABBUC 2020 (Atari Bit Byter User Club) is over. We collected all the games from it in one place, wrote down the number of earned points and money (yes, there was a prize fund, distributed to all participants!), added download links (if the game is already available) and screenshots (where needed).
So, the 13 entries were distributed as follows:
1. Last Squadron (Janusz "Shanti77" Chabowski, Michal "Miker" Szpilowski) - 357 points, € 703.25
A hardcore vertical scrolling shooter, where even on the first level the enemies fire at you in vain, are not killed with the first shot and in general are present on the screen in obscenely large numbers. If you like difficult shooters - this game is for you!
2. Disc O' Pop (Christian "Irgendwer" Krüger) - 345 points, €446.41
An arcade puzzle game in which you have to shoot discs with a cannon and then destroy them with other discs. The size of the disk depends on how close it is to the edge of the screen (the closer, the smaller), and the game ends when another disk, ricocheting, falls down.
3. Agent B.R.D. (Florian "FlorianD" Dingler) - 329 points, €287.30
A strategy game based on the classic Agent USA game by Scholastic. You play the role of an agent and must defeat a villain who makes people stupid with smartphones.
4. Oxygene Be/Part #2 (Lars "T.A.T" Langhans) - 307 points, € 174.78
A nimble but very complex clone of the famous horizontal scrolling shooter Uridium, in which the ship can fly not only forward but also backward.
5. Dr Sparkz - 287 points, €163.39
Another variation on the "pieces falling into the well" theme. Only this time falling pipe segments, which must be connected to each other. From time to time a block of water appears, and if you direct it to the right place, all the segments connected to each other will disappear.
6. Detonationix (Martin "MatoSimi" Šimecek) - 280 points, € 159.41
It's almost "Tetris," but the falling tetraminoes have explosive elements. As a result, only those filled lines with such explosives disappear, and not just disappear, but naturally explode, taking over neighboring cells.
7. Go Lucky (Ralf "PPs" Patschke) - 237 points, €155.42
A very tricky puzzle, good luck figuring it out!
8. The Lady (Filippo "Philsan" Santellocco) - 256 points, €145.74
Shooting duel simulator.
9. Persistent (Kamil "Gorgh" Trzaska) - 246 points, €140.05
A seemingly endless race on some futuristic machine along an oh-so-extremely long road. Interesting at first, but quickly becomes boring.
10. They Are Many (Vladimir "popmilo" Jankovic) - 243 points, €138.34
The truest real-time strategy game - with construction, resource extraction, and shooting down zombies advancing on your settlement.
11. Flagging Flamingos (Florian "FlorianD" Dingler) - 203 points, €115.57
A cute, but not very exciting puzzle game with pink flamingos in the lead role.
12. Tree Simulator 4k (Kamil "Gorgh" Trzaska) - 195 points, € 112.02
Tree growing simulator - you have to control the position of the sun, the direction of the wind and trim the branches in time.
13. Twiddles (LarsImNetz) - 192 points, € 109.31
It's not a game, it's just a technodrama with 50 characters that move around the screen without flickering. Maybe a good Lemmings clone will grow out of it someday, or maybe it won't. The game itself is not posted, there is only a video: