MSXdev09 - Results

by viejo_archivero on 22-12-2009, 11:29
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges
Languages:

Hate it or love it (just like the grumpy Dr. Pill), but the MSXdev'09 competition is now completely over. Months of hard work have now come to an end with the announcement of the winning entry: Dr. Pill. After receiving this news, the doctor himself just sent us a telegram with the words: "Muhahaha, epic! Now take some cyanide please!"

The organizers are certainly satisfied with the quality of all the games that have entered this edition. No matter the rank or the points of an entry, joining the contest is the right MSX-spirit, let's continue that wave of inspiration! Now, the ranking of MSXdev'09:

  1. Dr.Pill, by Infinite
  2. Menace, by The New Image
  3. Stray Cat, by Imanok
  4. British Bob, by Relevo Videogames
  5. Retaliot, by Video Hazard
  6. Cow Abductors, by Paxanga Software
  7. X0rz, by Vampier & Hydragon
  8. Castle Tomb, by AG Software
  9. Plumber, by AG Software

Dr. Pill has been highlighted as the most original game for its clever and catchy concept, and as the game with the best music, due to its really nice soundtrack. Dr.Pill and Retaliot share the medal for the best graphics. Dr.Pill contains the best music and has the most original concept. Menace features the best gameplay and British Bob is the most polished game. There was also the new MSX1+ category, which awards bonus material compared to the MSXdev specifications, usually these include sound chips, video chips and such. This year's MSX1+ prize goes to Dr.Pill, based on music, MSX2 palette and 50/60Hz choice.

And with that, MSXdev'09 has come to an end. Long live MSXdev'10! But this time it will be without Jon Cortazar (viejo_archivero, RELEVO), who not only was one of the driving forces behind the MSXdev editions so far, but also a regular to join with an entry (in previous years as Karoshi Corp.). His MSX time has been drastically reduced and he wants to focus all his spare MSX time to develop games under his new brand RELEVO Videogames. So now it will be up to Benoît Delvaux (mars2000you) and Sjoerd Lammertsma (bodyhammer) to keep the MSXdev fire burning: stay tuned for news regarding MSXdev'10!

Relevant link: MSXdev'09

Comments (27)

By MsxKun

Paladin (892)

MsxKun's picture

22-12-2009, 12:39

Congrats winners and no winners!

By Zezus

Rookie (28)

Zezus's picture

22-12-2009, 12:47

Congrats for all!

I am really sorry but I didn´t understand the meaning of the expression "No respect towards the MSX standard". What did the judges mean? Some light, please!

By Leo

Paragon (1236)

Leo's picture

22-12-2009, 12:57

i see AG software submission are last but we must recognize they were the first finished and this somehow helped to start the competition !

By Huey

Prophet (2642)

Huey's picture

22-12-2009, 13:16

Still wondering what happened to Yukio's entries.... Any change on a 2010 entry?

By muffie

Paladin (933)

muffie's picture

22-12-2009, 13:38

Amazing results...
Dr Pill, as I said, was the best professional looking game. Looks "expensive"! Smile Not my type of game, but that's just my personal taste.
And Menace:

# Gameplay (!!) Smooth controls, game plays perfect

And the name is great! Just like the DMA Design Amiga Menace. Oh wait, what DMA design is doing nowadays? Maybe the best selling game of all times?
Congratulations Bifi and GuyveR800...

And to my Spanish fellows:

# 46/60 · Musics/SFX Nice music.
# Only 2 songs in the levels and they start to irritate after a while.

That's really quite a game. Besides not being original, there's always ppl having fun playing that kind of game. Me included.
PLZ, just change the music and it will be perfect!! Smile

And I'm glad to see that Vampier was not last.

# After a while of playing en error message abruptly spoiled my fun. It contains partial joystick controls.

Plumber guys... You're only last because my Marial Attack submission was not accepted... Smile

By JohnHassink

Ambassador (5386)

JohnHassink's picture

22-12-2009, 13:43

Congrats to all and so much thanks for the great games!

"No respect towards the MSX standard". What did the judges mean?
They mean you. Tongue

By hap

Paragon (2017)

hap's picture

22-12-2009, 14:20

"No respect towards the MSX standard". What did the judges mean?mild respect: assuming devices are at fixed ports (eg. VDP at $98 and $99), instead of looking them up in the BIOS. IMO not much of a problem, but it doesn't comply to the standard.

no respect: mild respect + too fast VRAM writes causing severe glitches and/or lockups on most MSX1s, and buggy RAM search causing lockups on some MSX1s. Dr.Pill was lucky not to receive many penalty points. Hannibal

By boblet

Master (188)

boblet's picture

22-12-2009, 14:34

I wonder if yukio was kidnapped by aliens.

By wolf_

Ambassador_ (9747)

wolf_'s picture

22-12-2009, 14:44

^_^ \o/

bob: he dressed up as a cow!

By Hydragon

Paladin (677)

Hydragon's picture

22-12-2009, 14:53


By wolf_ on December 22 2009, 14:44
^_^ \o/

bob: he dressed up as a cow!

Hiding in the Woffle_Woffle closet waiting for the arrival of The 'Doctor' from Hell Evil

Gratz everyone with the results! Lot of new games to be played upcoming xmas and upcoming holidays.. yay to that! \o/

By MsxKun

Paladin (892)

MsxKun's picture

22-12-2009, 16:40

>>mild respect: assuming devices are at fixed ports (eg. VDP at $98 and $99), instead of looking them up in the BIOS. IMO not much of a problem, but it doesn't comply to the standard.

well, Cow Abductors doesn't use ports $98 and $99...

By MsxKun

Paladin (892)

MsxKun's picture

22-12-2009, 16:58

>>very mild respect

So, to be sure... that's good or bad? Tongue Need to know to launch the service pack 1, with improved controls and so...

By KdL

Paragon (1176)

KdL's picture

22-12-2009, 17:00

Good! Very Good... now, I waiting for MSXDev'10 Wink ù__ù

By hap

Paragon (2017)

hap's picture

22-12-2009, 17:15

well, Cow Abductors doesn't use ports $98 and $99...one of the judges on IRC hinted at PSG ports.
So, to be sure... that's good or bad? Tonguegood for coders, bad for purists.
British boblet wins the 'respect for MSX standard' award. Cool

By MsxKun

Paladin (892)

MsxKun's picture

22-12-2009, 17:35

>>one of the judges on IRC hinted at PSG ports.

Yup, it uses the PT3 replayer Murdoch

By viejo_archivero

Paragon (1372)

viejo_archivero's picture

22-12-2009, 18:08

hap: "British boblet wins the 'respect for MSX standard' award."
BIOS is your friend Wink

By ARTRAG

Enlighted (6174)

ARTRAG's picture

22-12-2009, 19:14

I would have expected a better placement for Retaliot by Video Hazard.
I think that that horizontal scrolling is simply unique.
Maybe the difficulty is a bit too high and sprites look a bit static

By Vampier

Prophet (2286)

Vampier's picture

23-12-2009, 02:24

"Dr. Pill has been highlighted as the most original game for its clever and catchy concept, and as the game with the best music, due to its really nice soundtrack."

Wij van WC Eend adviseren WC Eend Big smile (no translation possible.. unless you want to hear about toilet duck!)

Too bad Muffie didn't participate

By wolf_

Ambassador_ (9747)

wolf_'s picture

23-12-2009, 11:43

But that's viejo's text!

By muffie

Paladin (933)

muffie's picture

23-12-2009, 16:34

I'm sure Marial would finish ahead Vampier's X0rz.
Just ask the judges to judge it.

By ARTRAG

Enlighted (6174)

ARTRAG's picture

23-12-2009, 22:37

Marial would have gained at least the Blasfemy Award
Wink

By viejo_archivero

Paragon (1372)

viejo_archivero's picture

24-12-2009, 05:32

A pity that "Marial Attack" was pre-released stuff... muffie, try to build something new for the next edition!Smile

By cidra

Master (202)

cidra's picture

24-12-2009, 14:20

Marial Attack is an instant classic.

By Imanok

Paragon (1142)

Imanok's picture

29-12-2009, 16:32

Didn't cats have 9 lives in stead of 7?
I don't know out there... but here in Spain, cats have always had 7 lives Smile

By hbarcellos

Hero (559)

hbarcellos's picture

20-05-2012, 05:49

Muffie is now banned from MRC & Apple.
He's now coding for Windows Phone 7.
First release should be Marial Attack!

Here's an alpha version...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1hX7hwRgmM

By Vampier

Prophet (2286)

Vampier's picture

20-05-2012, 19:00

hey Heitor Barcellos aka Muffie why are you banned from apple?

By hbarcellos

Hero (559)

hbarcellos's picture

21-05-2012, 00:08

He tried to upload an homophobic application. I think I can't give further details here about what it was.
Anyway, it's a full year BAN. Meanwhile, just Microsoft. What about Marial?