Homebrew Bounty 2011: Results & Winners

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002

    The GBAtemp 2011 Homebrew Bounty has come to a glorious end. We have finished calculating the rankings and the results can be found further below. This has been a major success:
    • Nearly 60 projects were submitted in this edition, either new projects or major updates
    • There was nearly $5,500 up for grabs in multiple categories
    • A selection of about 30 judges cast their votes. Judges were selected among the members and staff. Full list disclosed further below.
    Without further ado, here are the results you are all waiting for!

    [​IMG] Nintendo DSi Homebrew. $2,785 in donations!

    [​IMG] First prize: DSx86 by Pate $1,500
    [​IMG] Second prize: A7800DS emulator by alekmaul $750
    [​IMG] Third prize: Atari 5200 emulator by alekmaul $300
    [​IMG] Fourth prize: StellaDS by alekmaul $150
    [​IMG] Fifth prize: GBA emulator for DS/DSi by ichichfly $85

    Full details

    [​IMG] Supercard DSTWO Homebrew. $300 in donations!

    [​IMG] First prize: BAGPlug by BassAceGold $150
    [​IMG] Second prize: DS2x86 by Pate $100
    [​IMG] Third prize: A7800DS2 by alekmaul $50

    Full details

    [​IMG] Nintendo DS Homebrew. $1,235 in donations!

    [​IMG] First prize: Space Impakto DS by relminator $700
    [​IMG] Second prize: Arsenal by smealum $375
    [​IMG] Third prize: Fireworlds by Dirbaio $160

    Full details

    [​IMG] Nintendo Wii Homebrew. $533 in donations!

    [​IMG] First prize: ModMii for Windows by XFlak $311
    [​IMG] Second prize: Descent by tueidj $161
    [​IMG] Third prize: Toy Wars Wii by davidgf $61

    Full details

    [​IMG] GBAtemp Special Prize. $543 in donations

    [​IMG] Special Prize: Wood R4/RPG by ywg $543

    The winner of the GBAtemp Special Prize has been selected through a discussion with members of the GBAtemp community staff. There were multiple projects suggested for this prize and it was particularly difficult to choose. We eventually selected the Wood project by YWG in spite of the excellent quality of competitors. Congratulations to everyone for making this a hard pick!

    All winners are invited to communicate their PayPal address to me by PM. Payments will be sent immediately.


    We would like to address our thanks once again to everyone for their contribution to the bounty!
    • First, congratulations to all homebrew developers for the fantastic projects that have been created or updated for this competition. Without you none of this would even be possible in the first place!
    • A big round of applause for everyone that donated to the bounty! That includes us GBAtemp (over $2,500), 0ShippingZone.com ($200), Realhotstuff.com, Spikey and his wife Mikki ($25), Cyan ($100), DSCartShop.com ($200), Funem ($15), Ryukouki ($5), 431unknown ($50), Rydian ($10), Danny600kill ($5), Evo.lve ($10), Team Cyclops ($2,000!), jlf278 ($25), and CannonFoddr ($100).
    • Finally, many thanks to all our judges, it's taken them quite a bit of time to test out all those projects on various systems! Kudos to A Gay Little Catboy, Another World, Antoligy, Bladexdsl, Chanser, Cid2mizard, Cyan, Dragonlord, FAST6191, GH0ST, Guild McCommunist, Jakob95, Joe88, jurassicplayer, Linkiboy, luke_c, Minox_IX, phoenixgoddess27, raulpica, Rockstar, Rydian, Schlupi, Tanveer, thegame07, thieves like us, tinymonkeyt, tj_cool, Tonitonichopchop, Tux', Urza, VatoLoco, wiiman123, ywg, and [M]artin.
    And of course thank YOU for reading and supporting us. This was probably the last Homebrew Bounty that GBAtemp ever holds... unless homebrew becomes possible on future platforms! Stay tuned!
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  2. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    Congrats to all the winners. Voting was difficult. There were so many great projects. We really feel that the Bounty was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

    Perhaps next year we can do a "retro" compo, DS will be retro by then? lol.

    -Another World
  3. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Sep 23, 2006
    Sitting by computer
    Congrats to all the winners [​IMG]

    (shame some of the one's I wanted to win didn't make the top 3 - but at least most of 'em were actually in runners up - Minemaze & iMenu in 4th place [​IMG] )

    Still I must agree that most of those in the top 3 definitely deserve it - was some stiff competition among the runner ups
  4. Mbmax

    Mbmax Homebrew addicted

    Nov 7, 2006
    Congratz winners. [​IMG]

    That was a great bounty. I enjoyed to test all those great homebrews.

    Just a special dedication to ichichfly who never stopped to code his surprising gba emulator for dsi.
    I'm glad he get some cash, now he can buy a flashcart to continue his project. [​IMG]

    Thanks to all the gbatempers involved in this bounty ! [​IMG]
  5. Cid2mizard

    Cid2mizard GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 16, 2007
    Congrats to all the winners.

    Special congratulations to Alekmaul, which is awarded four times.
  6. Frederica Bernkastel

    Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

    GBAtemp Patron
    Frederica Bernkastel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jan 31, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Congrats [​IMG]

    It's a shame Arsenal got beaten, I felt that it was near professional quality. And also nice to see BAGPlug picking up the first prize for the DSTWO category, it really makes the DSTWO experience a lot more enjoyable (and in particular if removes the dual menus).

    Judging was a pretty enjoyable process, so thanks for all your hard work, and congrafs! :>
  7. Nathanaël

    Nathanaël GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    Congrats to Alekmaul and Mr ywg. You're the greatest.
  8. Modariffic.com

    Modariffic.com Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Congratulations everyone and a special shout out to Relminator who worked very hard on Space Impakto!
  9. Sir_Voe

    Sir_Voe GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 28, 2007
    United States
    Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who competed as well as gbatemp for hosting what may be the last big hurrah for DS homebrew.
  10. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    I am a bit disappointed that EarthShakerDS and RedTemple didn't win anything. Both are really well polished Homebrews. RedTemple being pretty original as well.

    -Another World
  11. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Thank you for all those great homebrew I could test (I wouldn't have test all of them if it weren't for the bounty).
    I discovered great games and enjoyed some as much as retail games [​IMG]

    Congratulation to all the winners and thank you to all participant.
    Even if you didn't win, there were a lot and it was hard to rank them.
    I would have like a result a bit different, but that's the hazard of a vote [​IMG]

    I hope to see updates to homebrew which were still beta or have room for improvements [​IMG]
  12. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

    May 30, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Congratulations! I'm going to have to try these out now!
    I was slightly disappointed though with the DSi / DStwo homebrew, I would have liked to see something more original that makes use of the extra features, rather than just an emulator.
    But still, very well done! [​IMG]
  13. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

    Jul 21, 2007
    What? ALL of the DSTwo stuff used the extra features! There was no chooice, its impossible to run DSTwo .plg files without using those features. I agree about the DSi HB though, almost everything was an emulator.

    -- It would be nice to see a detailed breakdown of how each entry received its score though.
  14. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

    May 30, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I mean use the extra features innovatively, not just to allow the use of emulators.
  15. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    i knew ModMii and descent would win hands down [​IMG]
  16. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    For anyone who want to try the homebrew and didn't have them yet, you can download homebrew packs.

    For the moment I'm linking to the Wii Homebrew pack I made, it's a "ready to play" pack.

    Wii Homebrew pack - ready to play (128MB)
    Extract the content to the root of your SD card and everything will be set correctly.
    Run the homebrew from your homebrew channel.

    Extra data Included: Theme Hospital Demo game file, Sound patch files for descent and CorsixTH.
    Data Not included: Copyrighted Descent or Theme Hospital full game file.

    Note: Don't use USB, some games have hard coded SD path.

    Sound patch only for Descent and CorsixTH. (24MB)
    Extract to the root of your SD card.
  17. relminator

    relminator #AnyaBasic

    May 28, 2010
    Damn! I'm shaking while typing this guys! Thanks!!!

    I'm gonna buy a 3DS!!!!
  18. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    Enjoy it, you've earned it. [​IMG]
  19. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

    Oct 11, 2010
    Away from you.
    Congratulations to everyone who participated and/or won.

    Nice to see the money I donated is going towards someone who truly deserves it.

    This bounty was great, enjoyed testing (and getting frustrated at) all the homebrew.
  20. SolidMario7

    SolidMario7 Advanced Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    United States
    Congrats to all! [​IMG]

    Warning: Spoilers inside!