Switch Homebrew Bounty Month 2: and the winner is...

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Jan 21, 2019.


    The GBAtemp Homebrew Bounty is a massive competition that aims to boost the Switch homebrew scene by giving rewards to a selection of the best homebrew projects.
    This second month, we reward Switch applications, that is to say, applications that run natively on the Switch. There are 4 categories in total.

    The voting process is twofold: the staff gets to vote, and some members can vote too (in separate threads). We only allowed patrons to vote in order to limit possible fraud, and also to reward them for supporting us. We've just counted the votes. And the winners are...

    Month 2 - Winners

    PRIZE #1: $1,000 (USD) reward
    , by @Joel16

    PRIZE #2: $500 (USD) reward
    by @cpasjuste

    PRIZE #3: $300 (USD) reward
    by @spacemeowx2

    PRIZE #4: $150 (USD) reward
    by @XorTroll

    PRIZE #5: $55 (USD) reward
    by @shchmue

    To the 5 winners: I will be sending you a private message individually in the coming days, stay tuned.

    Full ranking

    1. NX-shell, 73 points
    2. pPlay, 59 points
    3. ldn_mitm, 58 points
    4. Goldleaf, 49 points
    5. Lockpick, 39 points
    6. In-Home-Switching, 33 points
    7. NXThemes Installer, 14 points
    7. VGEdit, 14 points
    9. Vapor Spec, 9 points
    10. RCMReboot, 7 points
    11. Homebrew SD Setup, 5 points
    12. SwitchGuide Updater, 0 points
    13. Blawar's Tinfoil, 0 points

    Please remember that the judges voted not only based on the application itself, but also, for existing applications, whether the application received a significant update for the occasion.


    Half of this sum is generously donated by yours truly, GBAtemp!
    Thanks to ad revenue and to our Patreon backers, GBAtemp is the biggest donator.
    The other half comes from our generous sponsors as listed below.


    Buy flashcard to mod 3DS and Switch | Team Xecuter SX | Sky3ds+ | Stargate 3DS | R4 3DS - mod3dscard


    Axiogame | Backup Units, Modchips and more


    And let's not forget Team Xecuter who made a very generous donation too.

    Member donations

    The bounty isn't only about sponsor companies: you, beloved members of our community (and even guests) can contribute too! If you want to make a donation, simply click the button below to send a payment to our Paypal. Needless to say, 100% of the amount we receive will be transfered to the authors of winning projects.
    What's next? We will start the 3rd month in the coming days. I hope you've all been working hard on your Switch emulator projects, it's almost time to submit.

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    Discussion (54 replies)
  1. Cachuchin1

    Cachuchin1 Advanced Member

    Mar 16, 2016
    United States
    Glad to see that goldleaf got a prize !!!!

    Really laughing about last place sorry but it's funny to me. (karma is a b...)

    To All the other ones congratulations to winners and no winners thanks for making the switch scene so awesome !!!!
    OkazakiTheOtaku, Loko4, Hmed and 11 others like this.
  2. blawar

    blawar GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 21, 2016
    United States
    I'm laughing more than you, it speaks volumes about gbatemp, more than it does the app :) I entered just to show what a joke of a contest this was. The obvious best app got last, because of politic, and the staff dont like being criticized for their shitty rules.. I am glad NX-Shell won though, that was the second best app.

    This wasn't an app contest, it was a high school popularity contest. There were no scoring categories, no clearly defined rules, just arbitrary votes.
    WiiuGold likes this.
  3. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    being criticized by people like you makes me proud :D
    do go on my friend, proceed on
  4. blawar

    blawar GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 21, 2016
    United States
    I'm glad something about this site could make you proud :)

    edit: I'm just teasing, gbatemp gets a bad rep but its not as bad as most people claim it to be.
    Last edited by blawar, Jan 21, 2019
  5. Gimzie

    Gimzie professional moron

    Aug 6, 2016
    United States
    How was it objectively the "best" app, though? There were a lot of other well-rounded applications that made the list.
    Pluupy, antiNT, supermatto64 and 2 others like this.
  6. cpasjuste

    cpasjuste GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 27, 2015
    The best app? Please stop this.. I can write your tinfoil crap in a week. There's no major difficulty, its basically a ui (which doesn't work well btw). Also, you did probably got some money from executer for it, it wouldn't have been fair to me. I did enter the first contest with something I think was very good and took me a lot of work (libcross2d). I didn't won, but I didn't cry like you.

    Else, many thanks for all the people who voted for pPlay! :)
    Also, good job @Joel16 !
    Edit: thanks to gbatemp too!
    Last edited by cpasjuste, Jan 21, 2019
  7. XorTroll

    XorTroll Dev: Goldleaf, Brew.js, Plutonium, Brew.NET...

    Dec 28, 2017
    Nice, thanks for the support you guys gave to Goldleaf!
    MyconMama, Zense, juccatan and 17 others like this.
  8. blawar

    blawar GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 21, 2016
    United States
    I will send you $100 in BTC if you can write the app in a week. pplay's UI is shit, and you think you can beat tinfoil's? lol. you cant even write a good ui for your own apps.

    edit: just took a look at libcross2d... you should stick to low creativity stuff like porting ffmpeg :)
    Last edited by blawar, Jan 21, 2019
  9. tabnk

    tabnk GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 20, 2016
    United States
    Waiting for Next Switch Homebrew Bounty Month 3.
    linuxares likes this.
  10. blawar

    blawar GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 21, 2016
    United States
    Well, lets create some scoring categories and then compare: user interface, features, usefulness, innovation.

    Only two apps submitted had nice polished UI's (NX-Shell and Tinfoil)

    The apps with the best (and most) features were NX-Shell, Tinfoil, and Goldleaf.

    The apps that are the most useful / be used the most are NX-Shell, Tinfoil, and Goldleaf.

    The apps that are the most innovative are Tinfoil, Goldleaf, In-Home-Switching, and NXThemes installer.

    No matter which categories you create, Tinfoil would always be in the top 2 as long as you don't add a category for most humble developer :)
    WiiuGold likes this.
  11. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 2, 2009
    What significant update did nxgshell receive? Looks like it's still the same as it was back in July.
    Subtle Demise likes this.
  12. Gimzie

    Gimzie professional moron

    Aug 6, 2016
    United States

    Useful is subjective, as is "best features". I do feel like it was odd that Tinfoil came in last, but there were numerous other projects that also deserved some recognition.
    Wolfy and Subtle Demise like this.
  13. nihlathak

    nihlathak GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    Could have linked to the actual homebrew for lazy people like me.

    Congratulations to the winners.
    rustomen, Riptide and Subtle Demise like this.
  14. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    Subtle Demise and Cachuchin1 like this.
  15. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

    GBAtemp Patron
    Jayro is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jul 23, 2012
    United States
    Octo Canyon
    Congrats winners, you're all deserving! Great jobs on your homebrews!!! :yayswitch:
  16. Ev1l0rd

    Ev1l0rd (⌐◥▶◀◤) Developer - noirscape

    Oct 26, 2015
    Site 19
    Congrats to the winners! I know my application is one of the two with 0 votes, but given the other submissions, that isn't something I'm even remotely close to being upset about given how good some of the other entries are.

    So hat off to the winners, y'all deserve it.
    m4xw, pk92, T-hug and 6 others like this.
  17. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

    Aug 5, 2007
    No, thank YOU for making this application :)

    Also congrats to all the winners!
    Xandrid likes this.
  18. Minox

    Minox Thanks for the fish

    Former Staff
    Aug 27, 2007
    To be perfectly honest - Votes from the judges (staff and patron members) are also subjective in nature. What one person finds useful someone else might find completely useless.
    Subtle Demise likes this.
  19. Zumoly

    Zumoly GBATemp Analyst

    Apr 27, 2018
    Congratulations to the winners!
    Congratulations to all who participated and made the Switch scene better!
    Kudos to GBATemp Mods for their effort in organizing this!
    What a nice time indeed to have a Switch!

    PS: I'm glad NX-Shell won! @Joel16 you deserve it.