The Homebrew Bounty is an event that was originally initiated by GBAtemp a few years back. The idea was to allow us to gather funds from websites and visitors, funds that would be entirely reversed to homebrew developers. In short, this project is meant to be a reward to the people behind the awesome games, applications, emulators and menu/loaders that everyone can download and enjoy on their consoles, free of charge. This year's edition will be a bit different. Firstly, this bounty will not directly rely on user donations. Instead, it is us GBAtemp who will be funding the prizes. And for the most cynical among you: don't worry about it, we've got it all covered this time. The money's already here waiting to be given away! ;-) We have decided to split this bounty into five different categories. Homebrew developers will have a little more than 4 months to work on their project. All kinds of projects may be submitted: games, applications, emulators, loaders... the only requirement is that the project must either be completely new, or come in a new version that presents significant updates. There is no particular definition of "significant update", all projects are eligible but the importance of updates will probably be decisive in the jury's mind. Speaking of which: winners of each competition will be elected by a jury composed of knowledged and notorious people from the flashcart and homebrew scenes. Results will be disclosed after the bounty is over, a little over 4 months from now. The limit date for submitting your application is May 31st. Let us now discover the categories that will be worked on in this bounty. Nintendo DSi Homebrew. $750 in donations! With the release of the new CycloDS iEvolution card, DSi mode homebrew is now possible! To get the DSi homebrew scene started, we have decided to award a $750 donation to the top three homebrew that will be released. First prize: $500 Second prize: $150 Third prize: $100 Supercard DSTWO Homebrew. $250 in donations! The Supercard DSTWO is a particular flashcart that comes with a 360MHz CPU and extra RAM memory. This allows for advanced homebrew developments such as GBA and SNES emulators, video/media players and more. We will donate a total of $250 to the winners of this competition. First prize: $150 Second prize: $60 Third prize: $40 Nintendo DS Homebrew. $500 in donations! Even if the regular Nintendo DS development scene has been relatively quiet lately, we still believe great homebrew projects can come out of it. There are some extremely talented people out there and we are going to reward them for their work. We will donate a total of $500 to the winners of this competition. First prize: $300 Second prize: $150 Third prize: $50 Nintendo Wii Homebrew. $500 in donations! There's been hot DS related news recently, but with the Wii cool stuff happens all throughout the year! The Wii scene is extremely active and we feel it is only fair to reward people who work behind the scenes to make our consoles better. $500 will be awarded to the winners of this competition. First prize: $300 Second prize: $150 Third prize: $50 GBAtemp Special Prize. $500 in donations There is no submitting entries for this one. We have decided that we would be rewarding one author whose contribution to the Nintendo DS scene was particularly significant. The winning project author will receive the entire $500. A special jury composed of GBAtemp members will determine which project should be awarded the prize. Prize: $500 So that's right, GBAtemp will be awarding a total of $2500 in donations! That's five time mores than the original bounty! Details on how we managed to fund the bounty are available by request. If you wish to contribute to the bounty and offer donations to developers, send your donations via PayPal to filetrip/at/gmail/dot/com and let us know which category or categories your donation should go to. Your name or nickname will be publicly displayed in news articles about donation updates. Don't be afraid to donate just one dollar: if every member of the GBAtemp community did so, we would be able to gather over $250,000... Every little bit helps! GBAtemp also invites partner websites, flashcart teams and everyone to join in and make a one-off donation, let's make this a common effort!