[stella] Programming Contest?
Subject: [stella] Programming Contest?|
From: Chad Schell <gamer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 18:19:14 -0700
I've been thinking about this for a while, but I'm just not sure how well
it would actually work. I'm considering holding a programming contest with
the prize being a free Cuttle Cart.
The contest would involve the creation of a 2600 game which uses the
driving controllers. You see, my all time favorite 2600 game is Race /
Indy 500. The Tag and especially hit the box games are just too much
fun! However, these poor controllers were otherwise ignored and I'd like
to see them get used. (I know, Bob Colbert's Stella Sketch used them, but
that's not available anymore.)
Anyway, I don't like writing games - so I'll never create a game that uses
them. So I figure this is possibly a way to get some more games out
there. However, because throwing together a 2600 game isn't trivial, I'm
not sure how many people would actually enter or how long the contest would
have to run to give people a chance.
So I thought I'd ask the collection of people who do the most 2600
programming. Is such a contest worth holding? Would anyone here be
interested? Would it help if hacked versions of current games counted,
like Race with more courses, or tag on ice, or Gyruss with driving
Anyway, please let me know what you think,
Like the Atari 2600? Check out the Cuttle Cart.
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