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Haunted House II 3-D Label Contest

Earl Green's Winning Label

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 who entered!


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.

How To Enter

For your label to be considered, please understand these guidelines and conditions. Any questions may be directed to [email protected]:

  • 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 follows):

    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 your label.
  • 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 House.
  • 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 to [email protected]. We will post submissions publicly on this page as we receive them. The contest may also be discussed in our Atari 5200 Forum. For some examples of labels submitted in our previous label contests, please visit the Castle Blast, Qb, Gunfight, and Mental Kombat Label Contest Pages.

Remember, the contest ends at Midnight (CST), Sunday, July 21st, 2002!

Label Submissions

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LabelSubmitter EntryDate Submitted
Cameron Pershall17/16/2002
Cameron Pershall27/18/2002
Chris Johnson17/14/2002
Chris Johnson27/15/2002
Chris Johnson37/21/2002
Cristiana Yambo17/21/2002
Dale Crum17/18/2002
Dale Crum27/18/2002
Dale Crum37/18/2002
David Exton17/19/2002
David Streek17/18/2002
David Streek27/19/2002
David Streek37/19/2002
Earl Green17/18/2002
Earl Green27/19/2002
Earl Green37/19/2002
Efren Ramirez17/19/2002
Feo Ibarra17/20/2002
Feo Ibarra27/20/2002
Feo Ibarra37/20/2002
Feo Ibarra47/20/2002
Jim Combs17/12/2002
Jim Combs27/16/2002
Jim Combs37/19/2002
Jim Combs47/20/2002
Jim Combs57/21/2002
Michael Matei17/19/2002
Mike Loffland17/17/2002
Mike Loffland27/19/2002
Mike Loffland37/19/2002
Mike Loffland47/21/2002
Mike Loffland57/21/2002
Robb Hitchen17/21/2002
Sven Licht17/21/2002
Sven Licht27/21/2002
The Hardesty's17/21/2002
Uwe Heinrich17/18/2002
Uwe Heinrich27/21/2002