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Gunfight is a new Atari 2600 game recently completed by Manuel Polik. AtariAge is sponsoring a contest to provide a label for Gunfight. This label will be used on the cartridges produced by Hozer Video Games. The winner of the contest will receive the first cartridge produced by Hozer, using the winning label! The Gunfight manual will also be included.
Here is some background information on Gunfight:
"It's shoot-out time and you've got to be faster than your opponent or the computer. Move, dodge, or hide behind a covered wagon or cactus. But whatever you do, don't waste your time because your opponent is shooting back. Take your position, aim, and fire before he gets you..."
Gunfight is heavily inspired by the 1975 Midway arcade game Gun Fight. Gunfight features eight-way movement with the following gameplay modes:
You can download the PAL and NTSC binaries for Gunfight here. Gunfight is known to run fine in the z26, Stella, and PCAE Atari 2600 emulators. Please visit the official Gunfight Home Page for more information.
The label you create for Gunfight should be similar to normal 2600 labels, but not a 100% copy of another company's label style (such as Activision or Atari). It should be a unique label, as this is XYPE's first 2600 production. This lable style will likely be carried for in future XYPE productions. Both a main label and an end label must be included with your submission. For your label to be considered, the following elements must be included:
Labels should be saved in a non-lossy image format such as TIFF, PCX, BMP, or PNG. If you need to save your image using JPEG for some reason, please use a minimal amount of compression. In order for the label to look good when printed, it should be saved at at 200dpi or better. If you are concerned about large file sizes you can drop us a line before mailing the file, but generally anything under 10MB will not be a problem.
Label submissions and questions about the contest must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post submissions publically on this page as we receive them. The contest may also be discussed in our 2600 message board here.
The contest ends on at Midnight, November 28, 2001 (GMT +1:00). All submissions must be received by this time! A winning entry will be chosen quickly by Manuel Polik after the deadline expires. The results of the contest will be posted on AtariAge.
Click an image for a larger view (including the end label):