Nov 102018
 

Wow… what a great game development competition – again! And the best of all: I was allowed to be in the jury which was a great honor for me. But let’s talk about the games… I guess that this competition has rised the bar of the quality of the entries again and the students used ASM instead of C. Finally the games Operation Alexandria by 4MHz (1st), Jarlac by Retrobytes Productions (2nd) and Legend of Steel by TOD Studios (3rd) won the competition. And they really, really, really deserve it, but download them (download link below) and you can see it by yourself.

My personal 2nd place (I had to vote for the playability), the game Taulellets by Vicente Jimenez, was finally ranked 17 – anyway, I still like it very much and I will play it from time to time for sure. It made me come back during the test of the other games to play a short round to get past the next level :-).

If you want to participate on the CPCRetroDev next year, be sure to download the games and have a look at the documentations in the games folder. All the developers wrote a small “Making Of” and all games contain the source code. So this is obviously a great learning resource for everyone who wants to code for the Amstrad CPC.

But enough from me… here are the results of the CPCRetroDev 2018 game development competition:

PositionImageGameGroupResult
1Operation Alexandra4MHz(393) Best Game, Carlos Abril Mention, Gominolas Mention, Relevo Mention
2JarlacRetrobytes Productions(380) 2nd Best Game, Pablo Ariza Mention
3Legend of SteelTOD Studios(283) 3rd Best Game
4The Adventures of Timothy GunnCNGSoft(278) 4th Best Game
5OPQA vs. QAOP: The Final BattleManuel Sagra(261)
677 AttemptsUnknown Design(202) Best Student Game
7Foosball F3Quique Miquel(180)
8Deeper WarrensArnoud Bouche(162)
9The Rookie ThiefCPZenon Games(145) 2nd Best Student Game
10Crimson Knight AdventuresNibble Games(134)
11Harvest DayPixel Productions(129)
12RedseaGameroid(114)
13Earth DefenderCarlos Perezgrin(113) Best Opera Prima Additional Mention
14Snake BubbleThe Bubble Club(106)
15The Last DebtRetrojam Games(105)
16KimoHiyokoSarayCow(103)
17TaulelletsVicente Jimenez(99)
18The Spirit Of HalloweenLab16Devs(98)
19The CryptRetroGamma(97)
20Cannon DuelsDavid Asta(96)
21Space CowboyVoxelTower(94)
22IndigoIndigo(87)
23BringRGBackDead Pixel(74)
24OverheapBastaCPC(70)
25Turtle SlamTurtleSlam(68)
26Space BallAltered Vision(67)
27Elfo Saves ChristmasNinja Pointer(66)
28Two Finger Death NowSpherp08(62)
29Cat PangLady Cats(61)
30Cuchara VoladoraCucharaVoladora(60)
31Fitzroy And The Infestationawergh(60)
32BankACReturns(53)
33HacktankRetroleto Games(50)
34LunaticLunatic(45)
35Invade SpaceProyecto Red(41)
36TankARDAD(41)
37DisassemblerMachine Gun(40)
38Killing MachinePizzarT(40)
39Penalty KicksSakis Kaffesakis(40)
40CrockerMerienda(20)
4118th Century InvadersLYSGames(3)

You can download the games in one package directly down below or from the download section of this site. More information about the game development competition can be found on the CPCRetroDev homepage.

 

CPCRetroDev2018 All Games
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Nov 182017
 

The CPCRetroDev 2017 is over and again 29(!) new games were submitted and judged by the jury. And so here are the results and downloads for all the games. Even if there were less games submitted, the average quality of all titles rised again. Thanks to all participants for making the CPCRetroDev such a great success again.

PositionImageGameGroupResult
1BabasPalaceAzicuetano_McKlain(260) Best Game, Carlos Abril Mention, Gominolas Mention, RetroSpiel Mention
2Profanation24Mhz(243) 2nd Best Game
3
BasketCasesCNGSoft(233) 3rd Best Game, Pablo Ariza Mention
4
CrisOddPreludeDreaminBits(232) 4th Best Game
5
BitumeArnaudBouche(187) 5th Best Game
6
LaserBoyCarlosSevila(180)
7
RaimboToBee(178) Best Student Game
8
PhantisLegacyCPCPower(178)
9
NightmareFortressPetaflopis(159) 2nd Best Student Game
10
ProtonSmokeProtonSmoke(133)
11
Agent006APLSoft(113)
12
Ballsballs(104)
13
4676InvasionInvasion(101)
14
EarthDefenderTojo(97)
15
BrutalFightersMooseNinja(90)
16
FitzroyAndTheMissingChairawergh(82)
17
RollaBlazeGrupo3(77)
18
PixelBrawlSpaceTroopers(72)
19
TunnelEffect0xDEF(72)
20
MoonmanBytesTheDust(69)
21
xcapeCompuTeam(63)
22
PitiSocketWar(59)
23
UFOBitBeam(52)
24
DethronedRoyalResearches(43)
25
MyGalaxyAymy(39)
26
ColorFloodcpcitor(31)
27
TempleScapeTempleScape(31)
28
PlmanSurvivalUninstallStudio(26)
29
EirosBridgeWastedHorchata(6)
Jul 222017
 

After the great success of the last CPCRetroDev last year it is time for a new game competition in 2017 again, isn’t it? This year, you can win around 1100 EUR in all different categories. As usual the competition is organised by the University of Alicante (UA) / Spain and aims to award the best and creative game developers, who create a game for an unmodified Amstrad CPC 464. The deadline for this years competition is the 31st October 2017, 23:59h (CEST), so don’t waste any time and start the development of your awesome game (you will find a countdown on the top right of this page :)).
If you are not familiar with development for the Amstrad CPC, you can have a look at the CPCtelera game development kit, the great programming tutorials on CPCMania, the CPCrslib programming library or cpcitor’s development toolchain. As always you can find help in the CPCWiki forums.

You can achieve the following awards (all in all about 1.100 EUR!!!):

  • Official Awards (1.100 €)
    • Special Mentions
      • 100 € – Gominolas to the best music
      • 100 € – Carlos Abril to the funniest game
      • 100 € – Pablo Ariza to the best Artificial Intelligence
    • PRO Category
      • 300 € – Best game
      • 175 € – Second best game
      • 100 € – Third best game
      • 50 € – Fourth best game
      • 25 € – Fifth best game
    • UA Category

      • 100 € – Best game made by UA students
      • 50 € – Second best game made by UA students
  • Additional Awards
    • RetroSpiel Award
      • German enterprise RetroSpiel will award with a physical publication, distribution and selling of an extended version of games presented by two selected teams.

You can get more information about the competition rules and about the competition itself on the CPCRetroDev 2016 homepage. Be sure to participate and bring your creative game ideas to the Amstrad CPC.

Nov 102016
 

Finally here they are: the files of the competition entries of the CPCRetroDev 2016. It is awesome to see so many entries which also seem to be higher in quality again this year. I guess you have already read the news about the winners in the different categories, so here are the results of all games. To download the game, click on the title.
Hopefully, the games will be available on cassette in the future on the CPCRetroDev homepage, too.

PositionImageGameGroupResult
1thumb_outlaws_retrobytesOutlawsRetroBytes(9.05) PRO Winner, Dinamic Mention, Gominolas Mention, Jon Ritman Nominee
2thumb_hirehare_cngsoftHire HareCNGSoft(8.98) PRO Second, Jon Ritman Mention, Dinamic Nominee
3thumb_virusdog_cpc-powerVirus DogCPC-Power(8.40) PRO Third
4thumb_dragonattack_bitplanetechnomantesDragon AttackBitplane Technomates(7.26) Cátedra Santander-UA Innovative Game Development Mention, PRO Nominee, Gominolas Nominee
5thumb_hair-boy_carlossevilaHair-BoyCarlos Sevila (7.09) PRO Nominee, Cátedra Santander-UA Engaging Gameplay
6thumb_thegrenadesconquest_subxplosionThe Grenades ConquestSub Xplosion(7.01) PRO Nominee
7thumb_ice-slider_egotripIce-SliderEgoTrip(6.82) Gominolas Nominee
8thumb_pingusoccer_panzPingu SoccerPanZ(6.77)
9thumb_amsthrees_glasnostcorpAmsthreesGlasnost Corp(6.72)
10thumb_mazeadventure_piterayoMaze Adventurepiterayo(6.56)
11thumb_elreinodelcolor_antoniocorpasEl Reino Del ColorAntonio Corpas(6.12) BASIC Winner
12thumb_retroboom_retroboomRetroboomRetroBoom(5.81)
13thumb_theleyendofanubis_corestudioThe Leyend Of AnubisCore Studio(5.68)
14thumb_tradworld_marTrad WorldMAR(5.35)
15thumb_firewallwars_navyxickenFirewall WarsNavy Xicken(5.33) Dinamic Nominee
16thumb_haciendocampanya_cocoteamHaciendo CampanyaCoco Team(5.29)
17thumb_ringringwarrior_aberrantesRing Ring WarriorAberrantes(5.15)
18thumb_killfield_paradoxKillfieldParadox(5.06)
19thumb_robobitgame_robobitRobobitgameRobobit(4.83)
20thumb_thegreatbattlesofmagistar_sn9495The Great Battle Of Magistarsn9495(4.78)
21thumb_elliot_approxbitElliotApproxbit(4.77)
22thumb_bananas-recovery_boomaBananas-RecoveryBOOMA(4.74)
23thumb_harrierrevenge_independienteHarrier RevengeIndependiente(4.54)
24thumb_proyectox_poisonousdepartmentProyecto XPoisonous Department(4.48)
25thumb_464crusader_ispira464crusaderISPIRA(4.45)
26thumb_fitzroy-and-the-power-wells_awerghFitzroy And The Power Wellsawergh(4.41) Jon Ritman Nominee
27thumb_nexttrack_asyncteamNext TrackAsync Team(4.33)
28thumb_cannibalator_trabitboyCannibalatortrabitboy(4.26)
29thumb_sidegun_radicalpandaSidegunRadical Panda(4.25)
30thumb_heromagic_irondevsHero MagicIron Devs(4.22)
31thumb_thelastfighter_patatasasadasThe Last FighterPatatas Asadas(4.06)
32thumb_gene_losrodriguezGeNeLos Rodriguez(3.92)
33thumb_deadwarrior_aberracionunoDead WarriorAberracion Uno(3.87)
34thumb_spacewar_equipobucleSpace WarEquipo Bucle(3.52)

 

Nov 072016
 

While we are still waiting for the download of the CPCRetroDev 2016 competition, we already know the winners of the different categories. I have added the Youtube videos from the ByteRealms channel, which show the different games, so you can already have a look at what you are waiting for :-).

PRO category

  1. Outlaws / Retrobytes Productions
  2. Hire Hare / CNGSoft
  3. Virus Dog / CPC-Power

BASIC category

  • El Reino del Color / Antonio Corpas

Gominolas: best music

  • Outlaws / Retrobytes Productions

Jon Ritman: technical development

  • Hire Hare / CNGSoft

Dinamic: innovative playability

  • Outlaws / Retrobytes Productions

Catedra Santander-UA special awards

  • Hair Boy / Carlos Sevila (gameplay, entertainment)
  • Dragon Attack / Bitplane Technomantes (innovative development)

Again a big thank you to all participants, who made this competiton great again. I still cannot wait to get my hands on the games and play them on the real machine.

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