|Will you lead?
Find the answer by travelling through the 20 tunnels of Lead, where you'll have to fire at incoming enemies, dodge deadly asteroids, scramble past menacing sentinels and catch wandering satellites to survive, and finally prove to yourself that you can do it.
Lead is a fast paced action game created by Simone Serra, whose first Atari 2600 homebrew release was the unique collection of puzzle and rhythm games in Sync.
AtariAge and Simone Serra are sponsoring a contest to create original artwork for Lead. This label artwork will appear on all copies of Lead, which will be released at the beginning of December in the AtariAge Store. This artwork will also be featured on the cover of the manual created for Lead. You can learn more about the game's development by reading about it in our Homebrew Discussion Forum.
If you'd like to try the game out before beginning on your label masterpiece, you may download the latest publicly available version here.
The winner of the contest will receive a copy of Lead in cartridge form, featuring their winning label design. The winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate in the AtariAge Store. The contest will run until 11:59pm (EST), Sunday, October 12th, 2008 and all submissions must be received by this time! After the contest has ended, Simone Serra will select one of the entries as the label to be used for Lead.
How to Enter
Both a main label and an end label must be included with your submission. For your label to be considered, please understand these guidelines and conditions. Any questions may be directed to email@example.com:
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 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 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 templates for inclusion on this page where others may view them. The original, high-resolution submissions will be sent to Simone Serra when the contest is complete.
Actual label sizes when printed are 2 3/4" x 3 3/8"
for the main label and 2 3/4" x 9/16" for the
end label. If you have artwork that goes to the edge of the label, you
will also need a 1/4" bleed around the edges. This
bleed isn't necessary for the contest, but if your label design is chosen
as the winner it will be necessary in order to print the label.
Label submissions and questions about the contest must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will post submissions publicly on this page as we receive them. The
contest may also be discussed in our Contests Forum. For some inspiration, you can view some of the many labels submitted in previous label contests:
Remember, the contest ends at 11:59pm (EST), Sunday, October 12th, 2008!