July 23, 2002:
John Swiderski has selected a label from Earl
Green as the winning entry in the Haunted House II 3-D
Label Contest. Earl will receive a copy of Haunted House
II 3-D for his creation, and the label will adorn all
copies of the game sold at this year's Classic Gaming Expo.
Congratulations to Earl Green and thanks to everyone
Fans of the Atari 2600 game Haunted
House will be glad to learn that John Swiderski is working on
an updated version for the Atari 5200, titled Haunted
House II 3-D. This new version is similar to the Atari
2600 version in terms of gameplay, but features over 90 rooms in
two different mazes, new creatures, new treasure, and more. The
game is nearly complete at this point and John plans on having it
ready in time for the Classic Gaming
Expo in August.
AtariAge is sponsoring a contest to create a label for Haunted
House II 3-D. The winning label will be used for all Haunted
House II 3-D produced, including those at this year's Classic
Gaming Expo. The winner of the contest will receive an a free copy
of Haunted House II 3-D.
The contest will run until Midnight (CST), Sunday, July 21st,
2002. All submissions must be received by this time! After the
contest has ended, John Swiderski will then select one of the submitted
labels as the label to be used for Haunted House II 3-D.
For your label to be considered, please understand these guidelines
and conditions. Any questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Layout and Artwork - This is the most important aspect
of the label. Since this is a sequel to an Atari 2600 game, John
Swiderski wishes to use an Atari style 5200 label. You can find
many such examples here.
- Required Text - The following text must be
appear on the label (it does not need to be grouped together as
Haunted House II 3-D
For 1 Player
Written by John Swiderski
Copyright © 2002 Mean Hamster Software
- 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
- Multiple Submissions - While we will gladly accept multiple
submissions, we ask that each label be unique from your any previous
submissions in some significant fashion. We reserve the right
to reject labels that differ only in color or some other minor
attribute from previous entries. We will gladly replace previous
submissions with new entries if you so request.
- Use of Copyrighted Images - If you use any copyrighted
images, you must seek permission from the copyright holder before
using that image as part of your label. Likewise, any labels that
use artwork from a previously submitted label will be rejected.
Please do not use original artwork from the Atari 2600 Haunted
- Permission to Reprint - By submitting an entry (or entries)
to this contest, you agree to allow AtariAge and/or John Swiderski
to reproduce your submission(s) without your having to grant permission
or receiving compensation for the right to do so.
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 the following templates to assist in this effort:
The first file is what we will display your image in on AtariAge.
The second and third files are higher resolution (200dpi and 300dpi)
versions of the template to assist you in creating a higher-resolution
image that we can then scale down. We suggest using one of the higher
resolution templates to create your label(s), as they will then
look better when printed.
Please do not send your labels already attached to one of these
templates, they are provided only to help you properly frame your
label. We will shrink and crop your label to the correct size and
place it on the first template for inclusion on this page where
others may view them. The original, high-resolution submissions
will be sent to John Swiderski when the contest is complete.
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 5200
message board. For some examples of labels submitted in our
previous label contests, please visit the Castle
Gunfight, and Mental
Kombat Label Contest Pages.
Remember, the contest ends at Midnight (CST), Sunday, July 21st,