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Title: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 22:55, 04 July 17
Hello,
the tapes for CPCRetroDev2016 are just available,
but there're no news about the CPCRetroDev 2017 (the previous CPCRetroDev started in June).

Is someone knows if there will be CPCRetroDev compo this year ?

Thanks,
Arnaud.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: AMSDOS on 01:22, 05 July 17
There's no news about it on their website:


http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/contest-en/cpcretrodev-2016/


So I'm not sure what's happening. :(
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: awergh on 04:15, 05 July 17
I was wondering this but I figured I would just starting writing something and assume it is happening sometime.


The implication from Ronaldo's post in the cpcretrodev cassette thread is that it is on this year sometime.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: keith56 on 06:30, 05 July 17
I certainly hope they will do it again, it seemed to bring a lot of submissions, and some great games last year!
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: mr_lou on 08:26, 05 July 17
I was wondering about this too, and have been asking on the CPC IRC channels too, but no one seems to know anything.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Dubliner on 12:07, 05 July 17
Hi,

I can confirm you that there will be another compo this year. More details and the oficial announcement will come soon from Ronaldo as usual, but you can start your projects with confidence.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: EgoTrip on 12:17, 05 July 17
Time to pick out an appropriate Spanish sounding alias, then open up Notepad.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 23:07, 05 July 17
Hi,

I can confirm you that there will be another compo this year. More details and the oficial announcement will come soon from Ronaldo as usual, but you can start your projects with confidence.

Great news ! I can't wait for the official launch.

And may be there will be a new version of CPCTelera  ;D
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Morri on 05:48, 07 July 17
I hope they don't scrap the BASIC compo this year. I finally have a 464 compatible BASIC game working and nearly complete.  :)
Worst case scenario, just release it anyway.  :P
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Dubliner on 23:24, 07 July 17
I hope they don't scrap the BASIC compo this year. I finally have a 464 compatible BASIC game working and nearly complete.  :)

If this happens you could still submit your game and compete in the PRO category  :)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: ronaldo on 13:08, 09 July 17
There you go, guys! Enjoy the contest!  :D
(http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/wp-content/uploads/contest/2016/scrshots/CPCRetroDev2016_all_games320.gif) (http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/contest/cpcretrodev-2017/)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: reidrac on 15:51, 09 July 17
I'm happy to see that the rules are clear now regarding sharing screenshots, videos, teasers, etc during the development process. I think it really helps to promote the CPC and the contest, so big thumbs up on that!

I also like that different categories have different weight, and that will make the results more balanced; being more important that the game is fun and playable.

I'm not sure about the part where it allows licensing content without restriction, for two reasons:


In my experience in other competitions, when licensed content is allowed it usually refers to open content (eg. creative commons) so it doesn't result in an unfair advantage for one entry; you can use licensed content but everybody can access to that same content,  and that levels the field.

I'm curious to see how it turns out; specially regarding music, as there are a limited number of music artists in the CPC scene that are at a completely different level (you know who they are!).

Anyway, already looking forward to play the entries of this year!

EDIT: typos!
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: ervin on 16:45, 09 July 17
There you go, guys! Enjoy the contest!  :D
  • CPCRetroDev 2017 is now open! (http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/contest/cpcretrodev-2017/)

Fantastic! Thanks Ronaldo.
Just wondering - is there an English version of the competition page?
 8)

[EDIT] Actually it's ok, Google Translate does a good job with the page.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: awergh on 12:08, 10 July 17
There is an English version of the page here
http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/contest-en/cpcretrodev-2017/

So having taken last year off are you planning to do it this year?
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Neil79 on 18:39, 10 July 17
and featured!


I can't wait :)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: ervin on 00:43, 11 July 17
There is an English version of the page here
http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/contest-en/cpcretrodev-2017/ (http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/contest-en/cpcretrodev-2017/)

So having taken last year off are you planning to do it this year?

I'm certainly considering it.
I've thought of a game design... one that will hopefully be a bit easier for players than RUNCPC was!
 8)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Morri on 03:06, 11 July 17
Good idea having a separate category for the University students.
As they tend to be new to the CPC it was always going to be tough for them to make the top 5 in the PRO category.

Hopefully the increased chance of winning a prize means they put more effort into their projects and we end up with better results / games from them.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: AMSDOS on 11:25, 13 October 17
Thought I'd give this thread a bump as I was having trouble finding it along with their website. Anyway the Deadline is coming up fast 31st October.

Hope those programs are coming along nicely.  :D
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: keith56 on 13:17, 13 October 17
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone produces - both the 'pro-level' developers, and the people who are maybe producing their first CPC games! It's really nice to see people release new stuff for the good old CPC!

Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: ronaldo on 13:48, 13 October 17
You may also want to encourage developers on twiiter, and give them some feedback.
Most people (and students) are developing in assembler for this edition. They deserve additional cheering! :D
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: ervin on 15:31, 13 October 17
I have to regretfully announce that I have decided to withdraw from this year's competition.
I just haven't had the time.
 :'(

A real shame too, as I'm very happy with the tile engine I've created.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: mr_lou on 16:22, 13 October 17
I have to regretfully announce that I have decided to withdraw from this year's competition.
I just haven't had the time.
 :'(

A real shame too, as I'm very happy with the tile engine I've created.

Save it for next year then. Keep working on it when you find the time.

(You can complain when your 2-year long project ended up taking 5 years).
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 18:11, 13 October 17
I have to regretfully announce that I have decided to withdraw from this year's competition.
I just haven't had the time.
 :'(

A real shame too, as I'm very happy with the tile engine I've created.

Sorry to heard that  ??? but your work is not lost.

It's really hard to complete a whole game project alone.
All additional elements of coding (game design, graphics, and sound) are really important and require a lot of time and energy.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: AMSDOS on 00:05, 14 October 17
I have to regretfully announce that I have decided to withdraw from this year's competition.
I just haven't had the time.
 :'(

A real shame too, as I'm very happy with the tile engine I've created.


It is a shame. I agree with @mr_lou (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=96) with regards for saving it for next year, though it's a long time to wait  :D  Better late than never though.



Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 00:25, 14 October 17
That's a shame, but understandable when you want to create the best that you can. Next year! :)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: jesusdelmas on 23:55, 14 October 17
I have to regretfully announce that I have decided to withdraw from this year's competition.
I just haven't had the time.
 :'(

A real shame too, as I'm very happy with the tile engine I've created.


Keep Working and win the next year!! nothing is lost!
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 21:39, 22 October 17
I'm really worried with my entry when i see the new RetroByte game of this year :

https://twitter.com/amstradgamer/status/922012757519716352

 :o
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: arnoldemu on 21:58, 22 October 17
I'm really worried with my entry when i see the new RetroByte game of this year :

https://twitter.com/amstradgamer/status/922012757519716352 (https://twitter.com/amstradgamer/status/922012757519716352)

 :o
yes that looks good but please continue with your entry.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: awergh on 15:35, 25 October 17
I'm really worried with my entry when i see the new RetroByte game of this year :

https://twitter.com/amstradgamer/status/922012757519716352 (https://twitter.com/amstradgamer/status/922012757519716352)

 :o


This is why I aim to produce the best game I can (with my current skills) rather than aiming for a particular place in the competition.
I mean the rules dictate what you want to build somewhat but I feel that producing something I am happy with is far more important than any score that I might get.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: reidrac on 16:01, 25 October 17
I think one of the RetroBytes members (Tony) said the other day on Twitter that they couldn't make it this edition because lack of time. Not sure if this is final, though.

The game looks really awesome, it's a pity if they can't submit it to the competition, but the game will be released anyway and I'm sure it'll be very celebrated.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 20:21, 30 October 17
Finally my game is finished and send to cpcretrodev.
I'd like to have coded a more optimized engine, but i'm not confident enough in my assembly skill.

The name of my game is Bitume, and i really hope it will be fun to play  :D

Edit : Do you know if a confirmation mail is send after uploading the game on cpcretrodev page  ?
 
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: ervin on 22:49, 30 October 17
Well done!
Looking forward to it.

Regarding a confirmation email, I don't think I received one when I entered 2 years ago.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: awergh on 16:17, 31 October 17
Congratulations on finishing something.  :)
I just submitted as well and its only 1:17AM (almost an hour earlier than last year  :P )
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 20:14, 31 October 17
Congratulations on finishing something.  :)
I just submitted as well and its only 1:17AM (almost an hour earlier than last year  :P )

Thanks and congratulation too. It's always a challenge to finish a game even without dead line.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: keith56 on 01:36, 01 November 17
Looking forward to seeing everyone's submissions, it's great to see so many people giving coding a go on these old machines! (even though there's far easier stuff they could be developing!)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: jesusdelmas on 01:58, 01 November 17
Looking forward to seeing everyone's submissions, it's great to see so many people giving coding a go on these old machines! (even though there's far easier stuff they could be developing!)


Did you send the Akumas part 2 to the Retrodev?
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: keith56 on 02:18, 01 November 17
Did you send the Akumas part 2 to the Retrodev?

No it's not in there
I'm pretty sure the bad language and psychotic main character in Ep2 must break a good few of the rules of retrodev!!!
the code-base is also heavily based on Ep1, which was already released, so it wouldn't count anyway - oh, and CPC retrodev requires games to be single load - so 4 disks is pretty certainly out!

I think I'd have to start from scratch with something much smaller if I were going to try for it!
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 09:04, 01 November 17
It seems to have 29 entries this years (34 for cpcretrodev 2016)


https://twitter.com/octopusjig/status/925534298027057152 (https://twitter.com/octopusjig/status/925534298027057152)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Ast on 12:47, 01 November 17

Finally my game is finished and send to cpcretrodev.
I'd like to have coded a more optimized engine, but i'm not confident enough in my assembly skill.

The name of my game is Bitume, and i really hope it will be fun to play  :D

Edit : Do you know if a confirmation mail is send after uploading the game on cpcretrodev page  ?
Oh sorry Arnaud, I've forgotten you  :-X
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 13:31, 01 November 17
Oh sorry Arnaud, I've forgotten you  :-X

Don't worry i was just for loading screen.  :D

But when you'll have time, i'll be interested to understand why the loader doesn't work with my latest binary.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Ast on 13:45, 01 November 17
send it to me now... i will see !
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: jesusdelmas on 16:37, 01 November 17
It seems to have 29 entries this years (34 for cpcretrodev 2016)


https://twitter.com/octopusjig/status/925534298027057152 (https://twitter.com/octopusjig/status/925534298027057152)


Thats good. Last year half of the games were demos, if this year we have proper games that would be an improvement :)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: ervin on 00:19, 02 November 17
Finally my game is finished and send to cpcretrodev.
I'd like to have coded a more optimized engine, but i'm not confident enough in my assembly skill.

The name of my game is Bitume, and i really hope it will be fun to play  :D

Edit : Do you know if a confirmation mail is send after uploading the game on cpcretrodev page  ?


I've had a look at the videos of this year's entries, and Bitume looks fantastic!
Is it just inspired by Asphalt, or is it meant to be a sequel?

Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 19:35, 02 November 17
I've had a look at the videos of this year's entries, and Bitume looks fantastic!
Thank a lot, i really appreciate.
I'd like to have made a better video that shows others enemies and levels with new graphics, but i ran out of time.

Is it just inspired by Asphalt, or is it meant to be a sequel?
It's a kind of sequel  :)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: remax on 13:07, 12 November 17
Yeah Bitume is on my shortlist of 5 or 6 games from CPCRD that i will test as soon as i can  :)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 14:46, 12 November 17
Yeah Bitume is on my shortlist of 5 or 6 games from CPCRD that i will test as soon as i can  :)

You can, all games are available :
http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/2017/11/results-and-games-from-cpcretrodev-2017/

I'm really interested in your opinion  :)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Targhan on 16:46, 12 November 17
There is no DSK for MoonMan, only CDT. Is it possible to have one? I want to test all this on the my CPC6128.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: VincentGR on 17:29, 12 November 17
There is no DSK for MoonMan, only CDT. Is it possible to have one? I want to test all this on the my CPC6128.


Here you go.

Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: remax on 17:57, 12 November 17
You can, all games are available :
http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/2017/11/results-and-games-from-cpcretrodev-2017/ (http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/2017/11/results-and-games-from-cpcretrodev-2017/)

I'm really interested in your opinion  :)


That's a good game that has a really nice arcade and retro feeling.


The intro screen looks a lot like Gryzor/Renegade :D This would have been a good commercial game at the time.


I like the fact that the game handles well 2 button joy (at least via redefine). You have to manage your weapons cleverly.


But i think i came across a bug. After the first game over, the button 1 on the joy is not detected if you restart a game (but it is on the redefine keys screen)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: ronaldo on 18:07, 12 November 17
In case you are interested, today from 17:30h (CET, GMT+1) we will be talking live about #CPCRetroDev 2017 Awards giving Ceremony, Results and Games here at Youtube Channel Juanje Juega.
It will be in spanish, but it may interest you anyways :)
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 18:11, 12 November 17
That's a good game that has a really nice arcade and retro feeling.


The intro screen looks a lot like Gryzor/Renegade :D This would have been a good commercial game at the time.


I like the fact that the game handles well 2 button joy (at least via redefine). You have to manage your weapons cleverly.


Thanks  :D , it was my goal making a game that could be a commercial game in 80s

But i think i came across a bug. After the first game over, the button 1 on the joy is not detected if you restart a game (but it is on the redefine keys screen)


Damn, never see this bug nor the tester.
Have you redefine the keys before playing, the first time you launch the game ?

I like the fact that the game handles well 2 button joy (at least via redefine)

Normally the default layout handle two joystick buttons and "COPY" on CPC to change weapon.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 18:21, 12 November 17
@ronaldo (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1227) i have got a question, i have a version of bitume on dsk with loading screen in overscan (thanks to @Ast (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=573) for loader) i haven't  time to include to cpcretrodev.

Is possible to update the dsk on the cpcretrodev site or i simply put the file in forum ?
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: ronaldo on 22:06, 12 November 17
Technically not, because entries should reflect what was submitted to the contest.


However, if you want, we can post it additionally, apart from the entries. We may add a post to the website and include your content as an extended version or something similar if you like.


If not, you can always send it to cpc-power, cpcrulez, post it here, add it to archive. Whatever you prefer, we may also spread it thrugh social media :) .


Of course, I din't tell you before but, congratulations for your 5th place. Your game was very nice and polished :).
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Ast on 22:35, 12 November 17

@ronaldo (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1227) i have got a question, i have a version of bitume on dsk with loading screen in overscan (thanks to @Ast (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=573) for loader) i haven't  time to include to cpcretrodev.

Is possible to update the dsk on the cpcretrodev site or i simply put the file in forum ?
It was a pleasure for me to do it for you. Have a good fun with bitume !
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: Arnaud on 22:44, 12 November 17
However, if you want, we can post it additionally, apart from the entries. We may add a post to the website and include your content as an extended version or something similar if you like.

Perfect, i'll send the dsk on your mail.

Of course, I din't tell you before but, congratulations for your 5th place. Your game was very nice and polished :) .

Thanks a lot, and until the last time i wasn't sure to be in the 5th place.
Title: Re: CPCRetroDev 2017 ?
Post by: remax on 23:03, 12 November 17
Damn, never see this bug nor the tester.
Have you redefine the keys before playing, the first time you launch the game ?


Yeah... So that's not a terrible bug as as you said, no need to redefine keys to have full 2 button support.


Anyway, it might strike someone who want to swap the two buttons by redefining.