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Title: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 18:55, 25 June 21


Hello everyone!
From our organization we are pleased to announce the #CPCRetroDev2021, the 9th edition of the Amstrad videogame creation contest by the University of Alicante.
As always, we would like to invite all of you to participate in the contest, any new game is always welcome!  ;D


This year, as usual, we want to pay tribute to a videogame that gives off color and joy everywhere.
The game is Rainbow Island! We hope that the games published this year will shine in all colors.


(https://www.amstrad.es/lib/exe/fetch.php?w=300&tok=d96eea&media=capturas:rainbow_islands_carga.png)


This year we have also opened a Sponsors phase. If you wish to sponsor the competition, please contact us at cpcretrodev@byterealms.com before September 17th, 2021.


You will find all the information on our official website:
http://bit.ly/CPCRetroDev2021


Stay tuned to @CPCRetroDev (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3832) twitter account to be aware of everything.
And don't forget to comment with the hashtag #CPCRetroDev


We are waiting for you!



Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: DoctorCPC on 05:28, 26 June 21
Is remote online participation possible? Or do those who participate in the competition with a game have to come physically?
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 08:57, 26 June 21
Is remote online participation possible? Or do those who participate in the competition with a game have to come physically?
You send the game through a form that they will put on the web, you do not have to be physically present.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: DoctorCPC on 12:52, 26 June 21
great. Even participating in the competition would be a great pleasure for me. I'm likely to be the last. A low probability occurred to me. if i win, do i have to be at the awards night? Or if I come in last, can I still receive the tape casettes presented in the competition with shipment? These are the questions that come to my mind.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 08:25, 28 June 21
great. Even participating in the competition would be a great pleasure for me. I'm likely to be the last. A low probability occurred to me. if i win, do i have to be at the awards night? Or if I come in last, can I still receive the tape casettes presented in the competition with shipment? These are the questions that come to my mind.
You don't have to be present at the awards ceremony, about the cassettes, after the event is over, the organization creates a cassettes that includes all the games for a small price.

here is the one from last year: http://www.matranet.net/boutique/cpc/cpcdev2020/cpcdev2020.php (http://www.matranet.net/boutique/cpc/cpcdev2020/cpcdev2020.php)

(http://www.matranet.net/boutique/cpc/cpcdev2020/cpcdev2020_05.jpg)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: DoctorCPC on 14:13, 28 June 21
thank XenoMorPH. i try to particapate. its not certain. im expert in programming but i try to development cpc firstly in my life. i expect i can make one game.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: Gryzor on 16:06, 28 June 21
We hope that the games published this year will shine in all colors.

So, mode 0 only? :D

Good luck, that's a really lovely competition/event! @DoctorCPC (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2738) , it doesn't really matter, most entrants to these competitions had never touched a CPC before :)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: awergh on 10:37, 29 June 21
Announced already (and I didn't notice for a few days, clearly not paying enough attention).
I see that there is the same mistake in the submission deadline as last year.
It says Thursday 2nd November but that is a Tuesday, obviously the correct fix to that typo is the 4th November so that there are two extra days for programming :P but I'm sure you meant to say Tuesday.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: zhulien on 04:49, 07 July 21
where can i find more info about CPCRetroDev?  What is it exactly, where when how rules etc.. I did buy the retrodev compilation of games, so i know it is a programming competition, that is all i know.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: SkulleateR on 17:33, 07 July 21
where can i find more info about CPCRetroDev?  What is it exactly, where when how rules etc.. I did buy the retrodev compilation of games, so i know it is a programming competition, that is all i know.


Hint : there are links to the homepage in the first post, not even hidden ;)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: awergh on 10:01, 21 September 21
Only six weeks to go, anyone panicking yet?  :P :o
Also I see there were supposed to be an announcement about the awards and maybe even some awards but I guess that hasn't happened yet.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: eto on 11:01, 21 September 21
Only six weeks to go, anyone panicking yet? 

I guess I should start now?
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 20:31, 01 October 21

Breaking news're about to happen!


On Monday, 4/Oct/21


New rules, sponsors, prizes and much more!


CPCRetroDev 2021 is coming!


Stay tuned!

Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 19:08, 04 October 21
Are you hyped up? We're too! Let's start with the #CPCRetroDev 2021 announcements  :o


            (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FA3ZgTNX0AEXk1e?format=jpg&name=360x360)



This year, #CPCRetroDev contestants will submit their works through itch.io (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/itch.io).
We hope this procedure will bring more exposure and visibility to developers and community.

Check http://bit.ly/CPCRetroDev2021 (http://bit.ly/CPCRetroDev2021) for submission instructions.


Also, we are glad to announce that the amount of sponsors on the #CPCRetroDev 2021 edition has reached up to 9!
Thanks to them, the total amount of prizes has reached the amazing amount of 2400€!!  ;)
In addition, we'd like to thank our experts panel for the work they keep doing every year. Without them and our organization members, it wouldn't be the same.
Thanks for supporting the #CPCRetroDev and the #Amstrad community!


We invite you all to participate in this edition and continue adding content to our beloved CPC world.
Remember: Check Rules, Prizes, Sponsors and Jury at #CPCRetroDev 2021 page http://bit.ly/CPCRetroDev2021 (http://bit.ly/CPCRetroDev2021)
We'll keep all the important stuff up-to-date :)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: Cwiiis on 19:28, 04 October 21
aww, I wish there was a category that wasn't limited to a stock 464... Working on some 6128 Plus stuff that I'd love to enter, but not sure I'll have the time to back-port to straight 464 for the deadline... We'll see I guess!
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: skylas on 15:55, 05 October 21
Congratulations to all for making this contest last for so many years!
This year I decided to offer a small reward for games in BASIC only, as I believe that this category has a lot more to offer.
I encourage everyone that can program something even simple to try, not for the small reward of course, but for the enjoyment of the creation process!


Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: skylas on 00:27, 15 October 21
AMSTRADSAKIS & SdA! award for the best games made in BASIC! Now, two best games in BASIC will win a prize!
http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/cpcretrodev-2021-2/

Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 08:01, 15 October 21
I'm going to show the games that appear:  :o
https://twitter.com/ChillBoatStudio/status/1448766191032483843 (https://twitter.com/ChillBoatStudio/status/1448766191032483843)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 15:11, 17 October 21
https://youtu.be/VP0TY9pv0m4
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 22:10, 17 October 21
more entrys !!!

https://youtu.be/tPYGhzCBqV0
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: Gryzor on 10:17, 18 October 21
Ooh that's a Tower Defense game? Looks nice!!
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 07:57, 19 October 21
more WIP

https://twitter.com/DamnedGamesUA/status/1450108669673230337 (https://twitter.com/DamnedGamesUA/status/1450108669673230337)

https://twitter.com/FoscorL/status/1450046357289504772 (https://twitter.com/FoscorL/status/1450046357289504772)

https://twitter.com/PyroBombastic/status/1449359842884440065 (https://twitter.com/PyroBombastic/status/1449359842884440065)
https://twitter.com/LuminaDev/status/1450392275020926976
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 14:15, 19 October 21
https://youtu.be/t1QSzx23JHA
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: Gryzor on 15:50, 19 October 21
That looks damn good for a BASIC program! Now if someone could convert it to something faster...
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: awergh on 16:10, 19 October 21
Only two weeks to go!, curious to know how many people here are working on a game this year.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 19:35, 19 October 21
Hello everyone!


Although many of you may have already seen it, we would like to introduce and give a special thanks to all our sponsors, one by one, who year after year help us to improve the contest with their awesome prizes.  ;D


First of all, one of our classic partners is back again this year as a sponsor!
The prize for the Best Arcade Game is awarded by Arcade Vintage Museum (https://museoarcadevintage.com/) with an amount of 100€ and 5 tickets for their museum in Ibi, Alicante.

I'm sure you'll all look forward to visiting it! So, what are you waiting for to win the prize?


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCE2JiZXIAAFmv6?format=jpg&name=small)

Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 19:42, 19 October 21

For the fourth consecutive year, the prize for the best Opera Prima game is awarded by Blast Annual (https://blastannual.com/), with an amount of 50€.
Anyone new around here? Are you going to get motivated to make a game?


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCE2Y5MWEAEhv9l?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 21:36, 21 October 21

For the second time in this contest, gee-k.net (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/gee-k.net) awards the Best Game with Multiplayer Option with a prize of 100€.
I'm sure you're looking forward to playing the games coming up this year with your friends! 8)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCPh70oXIAUmxg_?format=jpg&name=small)



Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 21:44, 21 October 21
readyandplay.com (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/readyandplay.com) awards, for the second consecutive year, the prize for Best Newcomer Game with an amount of 70€!!
Once again, games from new developers are rewarded. This is a clear opportunity to create your first game, don't miss it! ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCPliF3XEAQ2urA?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 11:06, 22 October 21
We are pleased to welcome as a sponsor AUA (Amigos y Usuarios Amstrad) (https://auamstrad.es/), which gives the prize for the most voted game by the public, with a prize of 200€. That's a lot of money!


Yes, you, gamers, will vote for the best AUA game. This is something that has never been done at CPCRetroDev. This is something we are very excited about, we're sure you are too! :o
We will explain how you can do it later on.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCPsY0ZWUAA23bO?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 11:13, 23 October 21

You missed having a category for BASIC games in the contest, didn't you? We do too, we have a special affection for them.

Since 2016 we haven't seen it, but this year Sakis, one of our most repeated #CPCRetroDev contestants (http://amstradsakis.blogspot.com), has teamed up with SdA (Somos de Amstrad), another of the great Amstrad communities (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2137490036569352/about/), to revive the BASIC Category. They will give a total sum of 100€, distributed in two prizes of 60€ and 40€ respectively, to the two best games developed only in BASIC, without the use of external libraries. Wow! ;D


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCPs6QTXsAYXZDK?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 18:04, 24 October 21

Please, everybody welcome Trusiga (Ramón Nafría) (https://twitter.com/trusiga), who this year has decided to sponsor for his first time the #CPCRetroDev.
This great developer and teacher returns to the origins of video games where he grew up to award the prize of 100€ to the Most Original Final Product presented in this edition.

We would love that this year you give the games a spectacular touch!  ;)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCPtEjrWEAQ3gYN?format=jpg&name=small)

Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 08:54, 25 October 21
https://twitter.com/spriteLab/status/1451878084165214212
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 11:32, 25 October 21
Thanks to donations made to CPCTelera, the library that makes programming for our beloved computer much easier (https://github.com/lronaldo/cpctelera), this year will distribute a special mention for the #CPCRetroDev between the PRO and UA categories with an amount of 150€.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCPtTrqX0Akjzlw?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 11:00, 26 October 21
Finally, an Anonymous sponsor decided to give away 300€ shared between all the winners of the Special Mentions. ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCPthvLXIAQd6Nc?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 21:57, 01 November 21
https://youtu.be/fSw0Vom1Lz0
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: awergh on 02:13, 02 November 21
Less then one day to go now, I feel like I am in a much better position then last year at this time but I suspect I still won't be getting a whole lot of sleep :P.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 09:18, 02 November 21
https://youtu.be/jOnYpa4EmYU
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 12:19, 02 November 21

Greetings people!


The games submitted this year look amazing.  ;)


Today is the last day to submit your game to the contest. Don't wait any longer and publish your game page as soon as possible, don't leave it to the last minute.
Remember that this year the submission will take place at https://itch.io/jam/cpcretrodev2021.
All the instructions for making the page on the web can be found on the itch.io website and in the contest rules on ours.
And important, review what we say here to make sure you have everything you need (https://itch.io/jam/cpcretrodev2021/topic/1736369/important-last-minute-checks-before-submitting)!
Good luck to all of you! You are going to rock this year!  8)


And for all those who are not going to compete.... There are some very interesting pages already. Come on, take a look at them!!!
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: awergh on 19:49, 02 November 21
And submitted (and paranoidly checked to see if I forgot anything), as you can see I submitted it way early its only 4:48AM I had over 5 hours left that I could have used :P.
Sadly the game is not bug free (not that can ever be expected) but hopefully it doesn't crash out too often (not enough time to dig into that one, must not break anything!).
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 21:17, 02 November 21
https://youtu.be/Nq2UXBa3tqY
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: Gryzor on 12:23, 03 November 21
Is it my idea or has the quality and polish and general level of entries gone up?
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: roudoudou on 17:17, 05 November 21
Many great little games this year
One of my favorite is Amstred (but i needed more life to finish it so...)
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10 OPENOUT"D":MEMORY &FFF:LOAD"TEMPLATE":POKE &34CF,0:POKE &34D0,0:POKE &34D1,0:CALL &1000 :P
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: Targhan on 18:49, 05 November 21
Oh, the games are available. Has anyone made a nice ZIP with all the entries yet?...
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: Nich on 19:15, 05 November 21
Many great little games this year
One of my favorite is Amstred (but i needed more life to finish it so...)

FYI, AMSTRED has since been disqualified from the contest (https://itch.io/jam/cpcretrodev2021/topic/1736628/creating-the-tape-cdt-file) for two reasons:
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: GUNHED on 21:11, 05 November 21
FYI, AMSTRED has since been disqualified from the contest (https://itch.io/jam/cpcretrodev2021/topic/1736628/creating-the-tape-cdt-file) for two reasons:
  • The submitted CDT file doesn't load.
  • The game attempts to load additional data after the main program has loaded.


Are you aware that 1. and 2. are exclusive (XOR) statements?
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: Nich on 23:03, 05 November 21
Are you aware that 1. and 2. are exclusive (XOR) statements?

Yes. :) I should have clarified that they also submitted a DSK image, which does load - but the rules state that a working CDT file must be provided.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: roudoudou on 23:06, 05 November 21
i guess kraken lack of time to crunch screens and do a proper one-load file, but anyway, it's the one i prefer anyway. I may patch this too to remove loading :D
ps: all 6 screens of 17K can be crunched in 6K with ZX0 so it's possible
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 08:12, 06 November 21
(https://i.ibb.co/dGMn2Qj/253051067-901371344143301-3793395512283830728-n.jpg)

Screen by @TITAN (Eric Cubizolle) (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4138) for CPC Bullet game by @CyrilAmstrad (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2949)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 14:07, 06 November 21

Greetings fellow CPC fans ;)


We would like to remind you that the voting period for games submitted to #CPCRetroDev 2021 is open.
This year your opinion counts! Take advantage of the weekend to play everything!
The AUA award this year is counting on you, friends. Show your good criteria as expert Amstrad gamers!  8)


Here you can find the 37 games submitted. https://itch.io/jam/cpcretrodev2021/entries (https://itch.io/jam/cpcretrodev2021/entries)
And if you enjoyed any of them, feel free to rate them in the "Rate this game" section of each game.
Be sure that all those students and participants, even if they don't get rewarded, will be happy to see that people have enjoyed their game.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 19:16, 09 November 21
Greetings fellow CPC fans (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/Smileys/SoLoSMiLeYS1/wink.gif)


We are glad to announce the #CPCRetroDev 2021 Awards ceremony is finally here!!
You will be able to follow the Awards ceremony online this Friday, November 12th 2021 at 19:00 UTC+1on the University of Alicante Youtube channel
http://bit.ly/UATube (http://bit.ly/UATube)
http://bit.ly/EPSLive

We hope you enjoy the ceremony as well as we'll do!
Check the date!
(https://i.imgur.com/CaAhFKCh.png)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 14:25, 12 November 21

Attention everyone! :o


Don't forget that you have an extremely important date.
Today you are all invited to follow the #CPCRetroDev 2021 awards ceremony!


This evening at 19:00 UTC+1 we will be live on the UA YouTube channel. In the link that appears here.
http://bit.ly/UATube (http://bit.ly/UATube)
Prepare a good bowl of popcorn, because anything can happen.

And of course, comment on twitter with #CPCRetroDev (https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?hashtags=CPCRetroDev) if you agree with the jury's votes and which game you liked the most.



(Important to notify you of the error we had in the previous image. There are exactly 36 games that will be judged in the competition).


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FD_hbAsWQCAK9fn?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: awergh on 16:51, 12 November 21
All the best to anyone who submitted a game this year.
While I am very curious how I and everyone else went somehow I can't quite bring myself to get up at 5am, ah well maybe one day I'll watch it live :).
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 09:23, 13 November 21
(https://i.ibb.co/W3DWqvH/panel.webp)
https://youtu.be/FlfbqT3gtSk
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: reidrac on 10:16, 13 November 21
I mostly agree with the results, IMHO Shovel Adventure was the best game of this edition.

Congratulations to everybody that submitted a game!

It is great to see the Pat Morita Team developing for the CPC; again, thanks to the awesome work of the Mojon Twins and they engines.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: awergh on 13:48, 13 November 21
Lots of interesting games to try out.
I'm very happy to have had my best result this year :D.
I'll probably write some longer comments tomorrow where I hopefully can get some feedback and fix some bugs.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: norecess on 14:38, 13 November 21
Congratulations to everyone involved in this edition of CPCRetroDev !!
Lots of work put there for sure, thinking about the participants of course but also the organizers.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: manossg on 08:39, 14 November 21
Congratulations to every participant! What a celebration for the Amstrad!

Now I just need to find time to immerse myself in the great new games.
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: ukmarkh on 14:03, 14 November 21
Definitely Wireware for the win. Streets ahead other the others. Daylight robbery not to have won. I'll do my own top ten as I've been able to play them quite a bit now. 
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: Gryzor on 17:27, 15 November 21
Congrats and thanks to all participants! Now someone please do a video of all the entries, kthxbye :D
Title: Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
Post by: CPCRetroDev on 18:21, 15 November 21
Hello everyone, friends of the CPC scene.

Another year, the #CPCRetroDev comes to its end. Congratulations to all the winners, you deserved it!

We would like to thank the sponsors who have awarded the prizes, the experts who have evaluated the games, the University of Alicante, but most of all, all the developers who have participated in the contest. Without these people the contest would not be possible!
And many thanks to all of you who have followed the contest and even participated in the game ratings. We hope you enjoyed becoming a judge for a day!

But as always, it doesn't end here, it's the beginning of new adventures. Now it's time to enjoy the 37 games that were submitted to the contest. You can check them out on the itch.io contest website (https://itch.io/jam/cpcretrodev2021/entries) where they were submitted and in a few days also on our official homepage (http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/).  ;)

And don't forget that, as in previous years, we will soon release a physical edition with the collection of games of the #CPCRetroDev 2021. We're sure you'll be looking forward to try it on the real Amstrads!As soon as we have it available we will let you know!