Atari Lynx turns 30 this year and we here at Atari Gamer are set on making this a birthday to remember. As part of the celebration we've created the best Lynx games voting page and are now introducing the...
If you think you have the skills and talent to win then submit your expression of interest so you can be registered as a participant. This is an online contest and you have right until the cut off dates to submit your entries. All submitted entries will be open for comment by the community, which will be considered as input for final results by the judges.
Your game must be for the Atari Lynx console and submitted as a LNX ROM file
Your team can be made up of yourself or multiple people
You're limited to 1 entry per team, but you can be a member of multiple teams, as long as they are larger than 1 person teams
Your game must be original, ports of commercial games will not be allowed (a port of your own original homebrew game for a different console is OK)
Your game must not have been released in the past for Atari Lynx
Your game must be complete to be judged, unfinished/partial submissions will be disqualified
You can use any tools you wish and can code in C or Assembly
Source code does not need to be submitted but sharing of your code is encouraged
You give Atari Gamer and competitions sponsors permission to publish your game on their website and make use of screenshots, story and other content for promotional purposes (this is not automatically extended to making physical copies of your game)
Competition sponsors will be judging all entries with final results published by Atari Gamer
Registrations will not be accepted after the 20th of July 2019
Final submissions close on the 30th August 2019
Winners will be announced in October 2019
Prizes are awarded per team, you decide how the prize is split
Sponsors/judges are not allowed to enter the competition as competitors
Atari Gamer reserves the rights to change these rules at any moment
There will be prizes! The top 6 teams will be awarded one of the following (teams can choose their prize with preference given to first place winner, then second place winner, etc). There are two of each item up for grabs, with one item per team to choose from...
Lynx Programmer Pi Hat from Atari Gamer (with one being sponsored by Vince Marchand - thank you for this generous donation!)
Scoring rules take a number of factors into account. First there are the scores for each of the games as provided by the judges. Each of the judges are asked to submit their scores according to this points calculator. This will cover the following aspects for each entry...
For each entry, a minimum score of 4 and maximum score of 400 is taken from each of the judges and then these are averaged to get the overall judge's score. In addition to this, Atari Gamer will award points for each entry in the following two criteria...
Community vote results. From the Atari Age forums voting poll. Points will be awarded to each entry based on the number of votes it received. The vote count is multiplied by 3 (first place poll), 2 (second place poll) or 1 (third place poll).
Community reaction. This will be a score counting positive reactions to each of the games on the Atari Age discussion forums (30th Birthday Club game discussions), and for any of the Atari Gamer shared Twitter/Facebook/Instagram posts for the games and the 30th Birthday Competition posts.
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