[Updated 6/20/2019] – See the video award show of all the finalists and winners of the 2019 Byte-Off competition below. Joe Granato and the team at NESMaker are hosting the first official game design competition called Byte-Off! The competition is open to all skill levels of game design. The designers will have to create their very own NES game using the new innovative NESMaker software. The categories are listed below and will be judged by some of the industry’s leading game critics including Nintendo celeb Howard Phillips.
2019 Byte-Off Award Show!
The competition is open to all skill levels, with 8 categories to recognize every specialty:
Best Game – Awarded to the best reviewed game by the panel of judges.
Best Art – Awarded to the game with the best use of pixel art.
Best Soundtrack – Awarded to the game with the best chip-tune soundtrack.
Best Narrative – Awarded to the game with the most compelling story.
Best Supporting Art – Awarded to the game with the best cover art, manual, concept art & design
Audience Choice – Awarded to the best reviewed game by fans
The New 8-bit Hero – Awarded to the most helpful member of the community
The Wombat – Awarded to the most surprising, unique, or unexpected game created
Howard Phillips – Game Master and former Product Analysis Manager at Nintendo of America. Creator of Nintendo Fun Club News and Nintendo Power.
Mark Erickson – Illustrator and Game artist for titles such as Galaga, Tetris, Mega Man 2, Bad Dudes and hundreds of others.
Justin Vachon – Product Designer at IGN Entertainment
Amanda Whittle Van Hiel – writer for Zelda Universe and host of Zelda News
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THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A GAME IS MARCH 10TH 2019.
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