Instead Of Lighting Up The Indie Game Dev Community, Atari Pong Contest Raises Familar Questions About Ownership And Intellectual Property

 “Enter Game Development Contests At Your Own Risk!” We’ve written about this in the past, both online and in our book The Essential Guide To Flash Games.  “Game Contests” are not always what they seem.   Not “all”… Read More

Up Atari's Sleeve: An $100,000 iOS Game Contest To Reimagine Pong!

  So, what Atari had up it’s sleeve was a $100,000 contest to re-imagine Pong.   While this might appear to be a let-down for fans angling for something new (i.e Roller Coaster Tycoon 4, Food Fight 2012),… Read More

Flash Game Competition (Stanford, Adobe, Mochi, JayIsGames & more!)

In conjunction with the Stanford Dance Marathon / Hackathon 2011 (?!), Stanford University is throwing a three week long Flash Game competition with the theme of Benevolence.    Squize, Iain Lobb, and Keith Peters (along with Steve and I) … Read More

Keeping Up With The Mochis #2: A Creeping Realization

So while looking over the contest entries for the 2011 Mochis,   I was struck by one common emotion: despair.  Why?  Because every one of the games is so damned good.  I’m not kidding.    All of the… Read More

Keeping Up With the Mochis #1: Bio Break

Jeff and I have been asked by the fine people at Mochi Media to help judge the 2011 Mochi Awards for the Flash Gaming Summit this year.    The first order business Mochi asked from us to was… Read More

8bitrocket Atari Inspired 16K Retro Re-make contest winner(s) announcement!

We had a very tough time choosing the winner(s) as every game was excellent. Some made excellent use of technology,  some were every inventive, and others made nice use of the source material as a jumping off point to… Read More

16K Contest : Final Public Vote Tally

Here are the final public votes.  We will put this together with our votes and announce the First and Second place winners this week.  Thanks for playing.

16K Contest Voting: Final Chance! (Updated)

Get your votes in for the 16K contest!  Only 2 more days. Update: I just looked at the voting logs and it appears that are some “oddities” in the voting records.   We will take a long look… Read More

16K Game Contest Voting

Now it is time to vote your favorite game in the 16K contest!  Voting ends in one week (Monday, January 11th) (voting is now closed) Not sure?  Try the Games Again: 16K Lander Axe Quest BattleWire 16K DABOMB… Read More

16 K Contest Update : Voting Starts Next Week

Well the holidays smacked-up hard over here at 8bitrocket.com Towers, but we are preparing for the final voting for the 16K Game contest.  We have decided to wait to start the voting until most pople are back from… Read More

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