The first days of 2008 can mean only one thing: It`s the time to
choose the best Atari 8-bit game of the previous year. Let's get
started with Kaz Kompo 2007 ! We will organise a truly worldwide
contest for the best 8-bit Atari games! Since every good idea must
have its beginning, I decided to organise my contest on
atarionline.pl site under the name of "Kaz Kompo 2006". This year's
edition has obviously the name Kaz Kompo 2007
practically unchanged rules. The official compo logo was prepared
by Sebastian “5eba” Chabowski
and I thank him very much for
that. In the contest preparations significantly helped Adam
who translated this text into english and
Andreas “Charlie Chaplin” Koch
who translated the rules into
german and spends some gift prizes.
The total amount of cash prizes has been increased thanks to the
generosity of the following people who donated their last year's
prizes (all winners!): Arkadiusz „ArSoft” Lubaszka
Michał “stRing” Radecki
, Krzysztof „xxl” Dudek
Michał “Miker” Szpilowski
, Adam “Powrooz” Powroźnik
Kamil „Vidol” Walaszek
, Tomasz „TeBe” Biela
financial support was also given by Rafał “Mały” Nowaczuk
and Paweł “Pirx” Kalinowski
. I have respect for your
attitude and I am grateful for your help. Thanks! I myself also
donated some money and now the total amount of all cash prizes is
A few words about the rules:
Our competition can enter all 8-bit Atari games
in 2007. It doesn't matter if they are commercial
or freeware ones, if they won in other contests or not, if they
require 64kB or 1MB of memory, if they require particular
extensions, etc. It is only important that they were made generally
available between January 1st and December 31st 2007.
Anyone can vote by sending me an email using the contact
form or by submitting a comment below this topic. It is best to
provide a full name of a voter OR a nick this person uses on
AtariArea or AtariAge forums. I will try to make unknown people
reconfirm their votes and if it wouldn’t be possible, such votes
won't be taken into account. Voting is public and everyone will be
able to see how other people have voted. No monkey business, scams,
mistakes or ambiguity.
Everyone can vote for up to three games but it is
necessary to put them in order since points will be distributed
this way: first place - 3 points, second place - 2 points, third
place - 1 point. It is possible to vote for one or two games only
(for example if a voter believes none of the games deserves the
first place) but it is necessary to point out which place is
omitted. All the points games get will be added up and on this
basis a rating list will prepared. Games from the first three
places will be rewarded.
Authors and co-authors of the games cannot
for their works. Instead, votes can be cast on other games or it is
possible to vote for less than three games.
All doubts will be dispelled and all problems will be
solved by me personally. It is intended to make decisions quickly
I would like to end voting on Tuesday, January 15th and
publish results on 22nd. Thus it is possible to vote until midnight
of January 15th.
Last year the total amount of all cash prizes was 207
euro, this year it is 300 euro
. The authors of the games
from the first three places win the following prizes:
1st place - 150 euro
2nd place - 75 euro
3rd place - 75 euro
The cash prize will not be given to a game which won any
prize in an ABBUC contest - in such cases rewards will be given to
the games from lower places. The thing is not to reward games
twice, but reward as many game creators as possible.
There are also gift prizes founded by Andreas “Charlie
. These prizes will be distributed by lot among
the authors of other programs and among the voters. Lot drawing
will be performed by the sponsor of these prizes - Andreas.
I don't exclude that there are people willing to support
prize fund, in such cases the prize pool for the next year's
contest edition will be increased.
Prize money will be sent to the authors of the winning
games on condition that an appropriate account numbers will be
delivered to me until 31st March 2008 and similarly, gift prizes
will be sent if I receive post addresses. If one of the authors
fails to deliver me this information until that date, his prize
will support the prize pool of the next year's contest edition.
I ask you for understanding for the rules listed above - I didn't
want to invent any strict regulations where mainly good fun should
be. I hope that common sense will help us to dispel all doubts in
Last year's games:
- Mule Wars - authors: Mario "Allas" Caillahuz, Sal
"kjmann" Esquivel (USA)
- Super Pacman - authors: Landon Dyer, Ken "Dutchman2000"
- Belljumper - author: Martin "Mato Simi" Šimeček
- Boulder Dash III author: Mike "Homesoft" Langer
- Eckn - author: Christian "Irgendwer" Krüger
- Game Harry - author: Winfried "wf" Fiedler
- Mini Master-Mind - author: Dieter "Old Men Tower"
- Multi Master-Mind - author: Dieter "Old Men Tower"
- Caverns of the Lost Miner - author: Michael
- Commando + - authors: Frantisek "Fandal" Houra, Mario
"Emkay" Krix (Germany), Adam "Sack" Hay (UK)
- Gangsters 2007 - authors: Frantisek "Fandal" Houra,
Marek Pesout, Premysl Stefek, Radek "Raster" Štěrba, Petr "Fly"
- Mind Blast - authors: Zdenek "pseudografx" Eisenhammer,
Frantisek "Fandal" Houra
- Speed Up! - authors: Radek "Raster" Štěrba, Zdenek
- Speed Up! Gold Edition - authors: Radek "Raster" Štěrba,
Zdenek "pseudografix" Eisenhammer
- Sniper Light gun - authors: Premysl Stefek, Radek
"Raster" Štěrba, Petr "Fly" Svoboda, Frantisek "Fandal" Houra
- Agonia - authors: Michał "Lizard" Luberda, Daniel
- BangPong - author: Paweł "Pajero" Nowak
- Crownland - authors: Piotr "pr0be" Wiśniewski, Adam
"Powrooz" Powroźnik, Mateusz Wiśniewski
- Do akcji - author: Rafał Senator
- Jetboy - authors: Krzysztof "xxl" Dudek, Krzysztof "Kaz"
Ziembik, Michał "Miker" Szpilowski
- Jet Set Wily 2007 - authors: Krzysztof "xxl" Dudek,
Krzysztof "Kaz" Ziembik
- Mario Bros. 2007 - authors: Tomasz "TeBe" Biela, Kamil
"Vidol" Walaszek, Michał "stRing" Radecki
- Yoomp! - authors: Marcin "Eru" Żukowski, Łukasz "X-Ray"
Sychowicz, Bartek "BeWu" Wąsiel, Piotr "Fox" Fusik
All games are available here in one zip file. Last
year's competition (Kaz Kompo 2006) was announced
here and its result is