Mini Game competition - Intruder 4K wins

by Huey on 02-02-2009, 11:41
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

The 4Kb version of the game 'Intruder' from Arturo Ragozini (ARTRAG) and Daniel Vik (dvik) has won the annual Mini Game Competition. Out of ten entries submitted for various computer systems like Commodore, VIC-20, NES, ZX Spectrum and the Fairchild Channel F, the MSX entry was voted the winner! Another moment of MSX glory, congratulations Arturo and Daniel!

Relevant link: Mini Game Competition (look under Results 4K)

Comments (19)

By pitpan

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02-02-2009, 11:56

Congratulations! You deserve it!

By Guillian

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02-02-2009, 12:25

Congratulations, guys!

By ro

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02-02-2009, 12:39



Enlighted (6515)

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02-02-2009, 12:53

thanks, but from the number of votes and of judgments I've the feeling that the interest in 8bit development is fading globally, not only in the msx word.

By muffie

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02-02-2009, 13:47

Where can I download the rom?

By JohnHassink

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02-02-2009, 13:52

Congrats, well deserved!
And way to put MSX in the spotlight.

By Vampier

Prophet (2385)

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03-02-2009, 02:08

I played the game a few times and it's really cool to play.

By dvik

Prophet (2200)

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03-02-2009, 04:19

Perhaps we should make a rom version too.


Enlighted (6515)

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03-02-2009, 11:57

As you command :-)
(what is the minimum size, a 8K rom? In this case we need to fill the spare 4K)

By viejo_archivero

Paragon (1395)

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03-02-2009, 13:09

yay! congrats for the authors!

By hap

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03-02-2009, 13:23

A 4KB ROM is possible in reality, but none currently exist for MSX, so ROM loaders and emulators might have trouble running it. Just make it 8KB and fill the rest with $FF Smile

By Huey

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03-02-2009, 14:19

I'm willing to make a new titlescreen and other gfx. Wink
I also know a certain guy who can make music. But then you'd be releasing 32kb ROM Tongue

By hitchhikr

Rookie (19)

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05-02-2009, 17:13

I'm glad msx-o-mizer was useful to someone at least, good job Smile

Btw, you could have won 8 bytes by letting the packer embeds the depacker by itself (not that you need them direly in that case but...).


Enlighted (6515)

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06-02-2009, 15:31

thanks for that tool we use it also elsewhere do not worry! Mizer vs Plettr = Mizer
Usually i do not use the mode you said as the usually i need to call the same routine on more data.

By spl

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09-02-2009, 17:56



Enlighted (6515)

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10-02-2009, 08:14

hey! the 2009 minicompo is open!

You can already submit the 1K entries
Anyone willing to joint to the new contest?
let's msx compete with the c64 (and the spectrum) once again ;-)


Rookie (21)

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18-02-2009, 16:44

I'm planning to enter with a MSX shoot'em up in the 4K competition this year.


Enlighted (6515)

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18-02-2009, 19:04

I have seen already a 2K msx game for 2009


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19-02-2009, 10:25

Yeah, another puzzle game. It seems like people feel it's the only way to make a game fit in the 1K, 2K, and 4K constraints.
It's pretty easy to make any kind of game I'd say, if you just apply yourself a little Smile
You have to keep the graphics and music to a minimum though.