The Lynx Programming Competition 2020 has come to an end now and that means that there are new games for Atari Lynx fans to try out. This year's competition didn't draw in as many entries as the one last year, but I dare say that the quality of this year's entries is well over par!
The competition was hosted over at itch.io this time around, which provided for a much better platform for entry submissions and now opens up all the games for rating by the public. So be sure to try out each game, you can play them all online via our Atari Lynx Emulator. Direct links to play the games are down below. The competition was sponsored by RetroHQ, Mark/Space: Project Argon and AtariAge.
There are six games and six different genres, including some unusual games with the like never seen on Atari Lynx before. We have a puzzle game, shooter, runner, sports, boardgame and a platformer to boot. Lets take a quick look at each one...
is a puzzle game based on a print-and-play card game called Cheese Chasers
. The objective is to mine asteroids while avoiding pirates and explosions. Game progress is saved in EEPROM, which is a nice extra.Play Asteroids ChasersDownload and Rate Asteroids ChasersMinimal
is a platformer with a cool monotone/blue look. Take control of the robot and go blast some enemies!Play MinimalDownload and Rate Minimal
Do you like to run, or jetpack around? This game is for you! Take control of Sybil and run for your life in this red-tinged dystopian landscape.Play Sybil's Nightmare RunDownload and Rate Sybil's Nightmare Run
Soccer and science fiction combined to take you on this Groundhog Day match of a lifetime. You play soccer...against your past self, how far can you get?Play TimeloopDownload and Rate Timeloop
Your brain has been scanned into a space exploration drone's circuits and is now its AI. Can you handle the task of collecting space-time quantum crystals?Play TitanDownload and Rate Titan
Have you played Xump - The Final Run
? Well Misuki is back to clean up deserted fields, in space...and you control Xump, the headbot to get the job done.Play Xump 2Download and Rate Xump 2
Please don't forget to submit your ratings for each of the games, your input is very valuable! Enjoy these excellent additions to the Lynx Game Library and...keep on Lynxing!