MSXdev'09 - the final two weeks

by viejo_archivero on 16-11-2009, 19:04
Topic: MRC
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In little over two weeks we'll be presented with the harvest of MSXdev'09, the yearly game programming contest that managed to break through after MSXdev'04 and was especially fruitful during MSXdev'05. You may recall from last year that there was an awful silence regarding the number of entries we would be seeing.. until that last evening when games kept coming and coming. It would probably be safe to put money on a similar situation this year. Although eleven games have been announced in advance, not many have been finished yet and half the registered entries come from one single person only: Yukio. His recent output for the Mini Game Competition exposes him as a busy little bee however, and six completed entries would surely be the stunt of the year. An overview of finished and unfinished projects so far:

  • Plumber, a platformer by AG Software -finished-
  • Blinking Magic, an RPG by Yukio
  • An untitled shooter by Yukio
  • Running Way, a gambling/casino game by Yukio
  • Ba-Boon!, a puzzle game by RELEVO (former Karoshi member viejo_archivero)
  • Jumping in the Bridge an action game by Yukio
  • In Jail!, a mini game, again by Yukio
  • In Jail! part II, Yukio's last entry
  • Castle Tomb, a platformer by AG Software -finished-
  • Retaliot, a shoot 'em up by Video Hazard
  • Menace, an arcade classic by The New Image

In addition, there's an unanounced SCC-Megarom in the pipeline by Infinite, which happens to be a game which missed last year's deadline. Considering Infinite's deadline reputation, it'd be safe not to put it up there with the rest yet.

Some people have asked the organizers when the exact deadline was, some thought it was December 31st, while others thought it was November 30th (as was mentioned on Passion MSX). The real MSXdev'09 deadline is the first day of December, 23:59.59, Central European Time (Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Rome and others).

Relevant link: MSXdev

Comments (7)

By Leo

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16-11-2009, 20:48

man! yukio is so productive ! there is not so many entries finished .

By ARTRAG

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16-11-2009, 23:13

looking at the past and at the level of the old productions
I expect for msxdev09 only 3 good submissions

By Yukio

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17-11-2009, 00:53

Time will tell ...

By ARTRAG

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18-11-2009, 18:15

Sure, maybe some new submission closer to the deadline... Wink

By Yukio

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19-11-2009, 12:12

ARTRAG , can you list your bets for the good submissions?

By ARTRAG

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19-11-2009, 19:36

ATM I'd bet on Retaliot

By ARTRAG

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26-11-2009, 00:16

@NERLASKA
is MSX Invaders lost in the void?