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Events   Events : AmiWest 2009 adds Amiga Game Competition to Show
   posted by amigadave on 9-Sep-2009 5:50:52 (2418 reads)
The SACC group responsible for organizing the AmiWest 2009 show has graciously approved the addition of an Amiga Game Competition to the show's events and festivities this year.

The Amiga Game Competition will consist of 5 different Amiga games to be played on 5 different types of Amiga computers. The planning is not set in stone yet, but it looks like it will have one game running on a Classic Amiga, another game running on a SAM440ep w/AmigaOS4.1, another game running on an Efika w/MorphOS2.3, another game running on either a MiniMig v1.1, or on a C-One computer running a MiniMig core via it's add-on FPGA board, and the fifth game running on a PC using emulation such as AmigaForever, or AmiKit/WinUAE.


Suggestions for which games should be used on the above listed hardware should be sent to amigadave@earthlink.net but each of the games chosen must have a numerical score given as the result of playing the game, as all scores for each of the 5 games will be totaled to determine the final winners (or finalists, see below). Prizes will be awarded to at least the top three scorers in the competition, as well as one prize raffled to a random person just for participating in the contest.

Pre-registering to participate is encouraged, so we will have some idea of how many contestants we might have and therefore can estimate the time needed to complete. The entry fee to participate is $2, but no money will be accepted before the AmiWest 2009 show begins. The registration fees collected will be used solely to offset the cost of obtaining the prizes, and if there is any excess money, it will be given back to the first place finisher in the contest as well as the first place prize.

If time permits, and the SACC organizers agree, the top three scorers after the 5 games have been completed, will play a sixth game head to head against each other, with the display shown on a projector screen for everyone to see easier, and if possible, we will try to stream this feed to the Internet as well. The placement for First, Second and Third places, to determine which prizes are awarded to whom, would be based on this sixth game without regard for the scores of the first 5 games and I already have a game in mind for this final head to head to head game, but will not be disclosing that information to anyone before the competition begins. I don't want anyone to be able to practice more than someone who may not own the games that are to be used in the competition.

So, what do you think? Please post your suggestions for which games should be used in the competition here, or send them to my email address. To pre-register so I can have an idea how many people will be there to participate in the competition, please send me an email to amigadave@earthlink.net with AmiWest game contest as the subject.

I hope you all like this idea and if it will get even one more person to attend AmiWest 2009 that was not planning on coming, or was not sure about attending, then I have succeeded in my goal to add value, entertainment and additional attendees to the AmiWest show.

See you all at the show. It is going to be a great time for all!
    

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Re: AmiWest 2009 adds Amiga Game Competition to Show
Posted on 9-Sep-2009 8:56:11
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Nice news, and interesting show off
of whatever availiable Amiga related hardware.

For Classic Amiga and Minimig would be most interesting
and wide choices, but it will be interesting to see what
will be shown on SAM and Efika.

Also, what surprises me is statement "Minimig or C-One with Miniming core"

I dont see how C-One could replace Minimig because of the poorer hardware, or I am wrong (altough similar in concept C-64 replica).
http://www.c64upgra.de/c-one/


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Re: AmiWest 2009 adds Amiga Game Competition to Show
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I think this is excellent idea. I remember when in the early 90s in Poland there was something similar - Sensible Soccer contest. Maybe organiser could think about it on AmiWest as well?

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Good one, I like Dune II, but how would that be setup as multi-player?


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The 5 games of the competition would not be multiplayer. Each contestant would play one game on each game station and their scores will be recorded at the end of their turn. The total of all 5 scores will determine the winners, or who will be the finalists IF we decide to have the final 6th game which would be multiplayer on a Classic Amiga with a 4 joystick adapter.

No time or room for any other game competition such as Sensible Soccer Tournament this year, but maybe next year if there is enough interest.

My friend Tim, has a C-One (and the SAM440ep that will be used in the competition) which has an add-on board which permits running the MiniMig core. I believe it has a larger FPGA on that add-on board, but I have not looked at it closely. Check out Individual Computers website for any info about such an add-on board. I believe it will run many different cores that are finished or in development.

Post your suggestions of which games (with numerical score results) would work well for each of these different computer platforms. I would expect to see many suggestions about which game to use on the SAM440ep from the members here at AmigaWorld.net.

Last edited by amigadave on 09-Sep-2009 at 03:25 PM.
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@amigadave

Nice idea, not a game player myself, but I need to get off my butt & secure a room at the show hotel & buy my banquet ticket.


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Room reservation and banquet ticket! I knew I was forgetting something! I need to do the same.

Funny thing is that I am not a gamer anymore either, but I do remember a time shortly after getting my first Amiga when I would stay up until 2am or later for many nights in a row playing some newly purchased Amiga game. It was tough on the body then as I had to get up at 5am to get ready for my 1-1/2 hour commute to work.

See you at the show sundown.

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