A few months ago, the MSXdev Team requested feedback from the MSX community itself on how to go about organizing the next instance of this ongoing contest. This, because they feel that MSXdev is, was, and should always be a community effort, thus as inclusive as it can possibly be.
After pondering on all of the interesting suggestions and questions on both the official site, as well as on the thread here on MRC, the team was able to make a realistic assessment regarding the rules, rewards, donations and deadlines, while trying to keep the community's desires firmly in mind.

Now, the MSXdev Team presents the 2017 edition of their competition, introducing two different categories:

  • MSX Classic: No expansions of any kind, just a first generation MSX as it was conceived
  • MSX Freestyle: There’s no limit at all. Feel free to use whatever you want (graphic expansions, sound extensions, add-ons, later machines than MSX1, etc.)

The competition starts at the 1st of January 2017 and ends on the 1st of October 2017. Also, three expert jury members have already been confirmed, being Toni Gálvez, Gryzor87 and Fernando García, willing and able to shine their light on the entries. The two remaining category slots are being negotiated as this newspost is rolling from the presses.

Lastly, compared with the previous edition, a more rigid way of dealing with things and hands-on mentality has been deeply implemented in this renewed organization. You may remember some hiccups that delayed properly wrapping up MSXdev'15, but you can rest assured that this is a thing of the past now.

Happy competing!

Relevant link: MSXdev'17 rules, deadlines and jury overview
Relevant link: Announcement on MSXBlog.es

Comments (7)

By JohnHassink

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26-05-2017, 07:21

There don't seem to be any more entries than the four entries submitted right now.
I hope there's some sudden hattricks awaiting, or else I'm afraid that this marks the end of free quality MSX games.
In that case, at least we had a good run. MSXdev inspired many great games. Maybe it's time to bury it all together after this contest?

By Grauw

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26-05-2017, 14:49

October’s still five months away Smile, we’re only halfway…

And if you ask me, four games is great already! (Four more than I make every year Big smile)

But, some mid-year reminder about the contest won’t hurt, I think!

By N.I

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21-07-2017, 17:14

It seems that msxdev.org can not be accessed lately. What's happened?

By MSXdev Team

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21-07-2017, 18:47

At the moment, we're migrating the site to a more reliable server, as well as looking into rephrasing a certain contest rule.
Our apologies for the inconvience. We will let you know here when there is news regarding these issues.

By Grauw

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21-07-2017, 20:17

Looking forward!

By N.I

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22-07-2017, 04:22

Thanks for your quick response. I was relieved. Smile

By Timmy

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06-08-2017, 16:10

Any news now? I was trying to send an email to them, but it came back, undeliverable.

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