With the closing date getting ever so near for the 2016 Reset C64 4KB Game Coding Competition, we thought we’d take a look at the entries so far. From what we’ve seen, these CRAPTASTIC games are looking, um, pretty darn good for crappy games squeezed into 4 Kilobytes!
If you haven’t started on your CRAPTASTIC game, then you still have a few days to enter this awesome comp. So get cracking (or coding)!
Entry #1: M4573RB4G3L5
Developer: Cout Games
Author Quote: “The coding is handcrafted from the best 12-year old script kiddies that are known to exist and spelling of equal value if you look at the listing.”
A number guessing game, in which the C64 will get revenge if you don’t play it properly!
Entry #2: Colon 10
Developer: Cout Games
Author Quote: “Hope this game is much more friendly than M4573RB4G3L5!”
Stop the C64 timer exactly for 10 seconds without going over. If you are over, even by a fraction, you lose.
Entry #3: Dog
Developer: Vanje Utne (Privy Software)
Run around in Shouty Human’s garden and poo as much as possible without getting caught. A very ‘craptastic’ entry from Vanja!
Entry #4: Granny’s Teeth
Developer: Richard Bayliss (TND)
Author Quote: “After seeing loads of terrible games, created with Creations / Mastertronic’s / Mirrorsoft’s Games Creator, I thought it would be pretty funny if I actually created something that sort of simulated it, and squeeze it into 4K.”
Entry #5: Goblin
Developer: Vanja Utne (Pond Software)
Author Quote: “It’s another game! Code/graphics/music by me. 4096 bytes of platforming action!”
The Goblin Town potato cellars have been invaded by giant potato bugs! It’s up to you to salvage as many potatoes as possible.
Entry #6: Valentine’s Day Shopping Simulator
Author Quote: “Only 2.13kb packed :)”
It’s Valentine’s Day, and time is running out to buy your girlfriend a gift. But will she like it?
Entry #7: Watschinator
Author Quote: “Have fun!”
Hit your opponent three times before he manages to do so to you. Classic fighter action gameplay!
Entry #8: Antarctica
Guide an Antarctic scientists on his damaged snowspeeder to collect the supplies!
Entry #9: Picross 4k
The quirky Japanese puzzle game now on your 64. Work through the matrix and find the hidden image.
Entry #10: Zombie Massacre
It’s a zombie apocalypse, and now they have weapons! Graphics and sound by Saul Cross.
Entry #11: Lumberjack
Developer: Majikeyric (Megastyle/Protovision)
Author Quote: “Rip off your grey and boring suit and reveal the red flannel shirt you are hiding under you clothes. Let your beard grow and equip yourself with a big axe and enter the woods. Just admit it, You’ve always wanted to be a LUMBERJACK!”
Enter the forest and start chopping wood, but beware of the branches! Graphics by Rotteroy and all sound by Drumtex.
Entry #12: Bonkey Kong
Developer: Graham Axten (Privy Software)
Graham’s take of the original Donkey Kong, with a twist!
Entry #13: Super Ski
Developer: Andreas Gustafsson (Privy Software)
Slalom Skiing down four treacherous slopes! Graphics and sound by Vanja Utne.
Entry 14: ? (Unknown at this stage)
Developer: Paul Koller
Author Quote: “The following words are included in my c64 4KB game, in no particular order: work, nipples, died… :)”
Paul hasn’t disclosed much about his game, except for this small teaser screenshot and cryptically teasing that the theme of the game should be easily recognisable!
We know that there are more registered (and unregistered) entries that are still pending that aren’t included in this update, with developers working very hard to get their games ready on time.
We wish all of the entrants the best of luck and a big congratulations to those who have managed to get their games submitted!
Thanks again to the following sponsors for supporting this wonderful competition: Retro Computer Scene, Bitmap Books and Protovision. This is all for fun, but it’s nice to have prizes for the winners!