1/25/2002: The winner of
the Mental Kombat Label Contest has now been chosen by the
game's creator, Simon Quernhorst! Congratulations go out to
Jason Parlee, who won the contest with his third
label submission (pictured to the left). Jason will receive
a signed, numbered and boxed copy of Mental
Kombat, to which his winning entry will be attached. We
wish to thank everyone for their participation in this label
contest, and as always, we sympathize with those who have
to pick a winner when so many great entries are received.
You can discuss the
results of the contest in this thread with other AtariAge
visitors. In addition, please be sure to check out the Mental
Kombat Development Page, which Simon Quernhorst updated
on January 24th with new information and screenshots.
is a new Atari 2600 game being created by Simon Quernhorst.
Mental Kombat is a two player puzzle game based on a concept
originally developed by Simon and a friend for the Commodore 64.
The game is nearly complete and will be available as a limited run
of numbered, signed cartridges. AtariAge is sponsoring a contest
to provide a label for Mental Kombat. The winning label will
be used for the production run of numbered cartridges, as well as
cartridges later produced by Hozer Video Games. The winner of the
contest will receive the first cartridge, number #01.
The contest winner will have the option to design the box artwork
as well. If the winner chooses to create the box, he or she will
also receive a box and the manual, along with the first numbered
The contest will run until Midnight, December 18th, 2001.
All submissions must be received by this time! Simon Quernhorst
will choose the winning entry after the contest deadline has passed.
For more information about Mental Kombat, including additional
screenshots, gameplay rules and development history, please visit
the Mental Kombat Development
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:
- Simon Quernhorst
- Copyright © 2002
- 2 Players
- Use with 1 or 2 Joysticks
- Atari Logo - Fuji symbol and ATARI text
- Artwork - While you are free to create your own theme
for the label, Simon has an idea for what he'd like to see: He
envisions a 7 by 7 board in a 3D perspective in the middle of
the label, with two faces facing each other at the left and right
borders of the label.
- Signature/Serial Number Box - There must be an empty
box large enough for Simon to write his signature and the serial
number of the cart (#00 - #99). Here are examples of how this
was done with Crazy
Valet and Okie
- Atari Label Style - The label should look as much like
an original Atari label as possible. You may choose which Atari
label style you wish to emulate. If you'd like some examples,
you can browse through our Atari
2600 Label Guide, and specifically, Atari's Text,
- Clearly Legible Text - All text on the label must be
clearly legible at the size the label will be printed. Please
keep this important consideration in mind while you are designing
Labels should be saved in a non-lossy image format such as PNG,
TIFF, PCX, or BMP. 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.
Please take care to make sure your label is proportioned correctly.
You may download these graphics to assist in this effort:
Please do not send your labels already attached to these graphics,
they are provided only to help you properly frame your labels. We
will shrink your labels and stick them on these graphics for inclusion
on this page where others may view them. The original, high-resolution
submissions will be sent to Simon Quernhorst when the contest is
Label submissions and questions about the contest must be sent
We will post submissions publicly on this page as we receive them.
The contest may also be discussed in our 2600 message board here.
For some examples of labels submitted in our last label contest,
please visit the Gunfight
Label Contest Page.
Remember, the contest ends on at Midnight, December 18th, 2001!