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Sang 30 Day Coding Comp # 2
PSP News and Lik
Sang are proud to announce the 2nd PSP 30 Day Coding Competition.
Time to announce the Winner
The judging is made up from 5 Judges, 3 are Coders (Inc Fanjita), Me Wraggster
and one Wild card judge, the judging gives marks out of 10 and they are
added up, then the winner is chosen.
Heres what our Special Guest Judge Fanjita said about the releases
OK, here goes. I've based my judgements on the following criteria, mainly:
completeness and presentation
A great achievement by McZonk, this has come along a long way since the
early alpha release that I saw.
This sets the standard for future 3D FPS homebrew for the PSP.
Overall score: 8
A nice faithful asteroids clone, and the addition of a back-story helped
with the professional appearance.
My only gripe was that there didn't seem to be a lot of difference from
the previous version.
Overall score: 7
A fun, cartoony port with great presentation and a novel approach to platforming.
I found it difficult to get to grips with the controls, though.
Overall score: 6
I've always had a soft spot for small tech demos, and this is a great little
demo of realistic cloth simulation. It's effects like this that add the
finishing touch to professional games.
Overall score: 5
A nicely polished port of this fun shooter. With the ability to add new
mods, this should have lasting appeal.
Overall score: 7
An update of the existing Duck Shoot LUA game, I enjoyed the missile-command
style of play. The addition of downloadable cheats over wifi was a cool
Overall score: 6
This wasn't really my kind of game, but I can see how it would appeal to
fans of the genre. The library has obviously been well put together, and
there's potential for some great games to come from this in the future.
Overall score: 7
A very nice achievement considering that this is original code and not
a port. There are some small visual glitches that give away the beta status,
but overall there's enormous potential in this game. Support for v2.0 is
also a bonus.
Overall score: 9
At first glance, this is "yet another shell", but it becomes
obvious that it's an extremely-well put together one. The skins are slick,
the function is broad and well-implemented, and the effortless EBOOT launcher
/ HOME button handler hides some hard-core code.
Overall score: 9
Heres the scores:
Quake 2 Port by McZonk 42,
Ceres Version 1.2 (1.1a) By Po-Han Lin 28.5,
GALPSP By Karurosu 25,
PSP Realtime Cloth Demo by Cubane 21,
TOPPLER PSP v0.5 by Deniska 37.5,
KETM PSP v0.05 by Deniska 35,
PSP Missile Command by Yashamaru 32,
Iris by PSmonkey, MGFox & Produkt 41,
PlayStation Portable Open-Source Shell Version 0.2 by PSP-OSS 36.5,
The Winner is
By the Closest of Scores the Quake 2 Port by McZonk has won the second
PSP News and Lik Sang Coding Competition.
the top 4 are
Quake 2 Port by McZonk 42
Iris by PSmonkey, MGFox & Produkt 41
TOPPLER PSP v0.5 by Deniska 37.5
PlayStation Portable Open-Source Shell Version 0.2 by PSP-OSS 36.5
Congratulations to MC Zonk for his great port of Quake 2 to the PSP which
by a Whisker won it in front of the very impressive Iris.
Thanks to all the judges and all the developers and also our friends at
Lik Sang for helping PSP News stage an awesome competition for the PSP Scene
Entry #1) Quake 2 Port by McZonk
Information - Port of Id Software's Quake II, Full hardware powered
graphics, Compatible with FW 1.0 and 1.5
Download Here 8mb
Entry #2) Ceres Version 1.2 (1.1a) By Po-Han Lin
Information : Space Shootem up with Asteroids
Download Here 12mb
Entry #3) GALPSP By Karurosu
Information: This is a Graphic Adventure Library for PSP. It's a
set of functions written in LUA to create Graphic Novel games.
Download Here 7mb
Entry #4) PSP Realtime Cloth Demo by Cubane
Information: Realtime cloth done using Verlet Integration.
Download Here 33kb
Entry #5) TOPPLER PSP v0.5 by Deniska
Information: The goal of the game is to navigate a little green
dude toward the top of the tower.
Download Here 1.67MB
Entry #6) KETM PSP v0.05 by Deniska
Information: This is a PSP adoptation of KETM (www.studio-grey.com/ketm/),
tyrian style shmup.
Download Here 3.50MB
Entry #7) PSP Missile Command by Yashamaru
Information: Compilation of 9 various titles - great small games
Entry #8) Iris by PSmonkey, MGFox & Produkt
Information - Great looking 3D First Person Shooter
Download Here 1.6mb
Entry #9) PlayStation Portable Open-Source Shell Version 0,2 by PSP-OSS
Information: Shell with Audio Player, Image Viewer and much more
Download Here 3.66mb
The contest will run from December 12th 00:01am 2005 to January 10th, 2006.
The contest will end at 11.59pm gmt , (the end of January 10th , 2006).
Software can be for any version PSP.
Submissions for the contest should be messaged to wraggster on the DCEmu
UK forums or posted in the Private
Submissions must be new or updated releases and ones that havent been publically
released before the winner of the contest is announced. (Meaning that if
its a new version of an old release say PSPGBA v1.3 it shouldnt be released
anywhere before the winner of the comp is announced)
Submissions will be posted over a 2 day period or less if the amount of
entries is small starting January 11th.
Multiple entries are allowed although only the best entry will win prizes.
Entries must be freeware so that when tournament ends they can be distributed.
This competition is open to anyone and all software for the PSP.
The Judging will be done by 5 selected DCEmu Forum Members.
The winner will be announced on the 15th January 2006
The Prize to the winner is a Datel
4gb Hard Drive
The X2 Battery is a direct replacement for your PSP's rechargeable battery,
but offers double the capacity of the standard model. Now bundled with a
4GB HDD, it gives you plenty of space for your saves and files on the go.
The 4GB HD uses ultra-reliable Micro-Drive technology. The HD interfaces
with the PSP by means of a flexible Memory Stick adapter which is
plugged into the Memory Stick slot on the PSP.
Once connected, the body of the HD attaches snugly to the back of the PSP
by means of two location posts which slot into corresponding holes on the
back of the PSP. When used in conjunction with the X-2 double capacity battery
the 4GB HD forms an ergonomic extension to the PSP which follows the neat
lines of the handheld, fitting snugly in your palms. Once connected, you
use the 4GB HD just as you would a normal Memory Stick; you can playback
video, MP3s, movies and images and save from inside your PSP games.
Technical Note: If you are experiencing a video-lag or out-of-sync problem,
please update your PSP's Firmware. This problem doesn't occur with PSP Firmware
2.00 or above.
Good Luck :)
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