2022 Portland Retro Gaming Expo - October 14-16!
After a two year hiatus, the Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE) is back, taking place Friday, October 14th through Sunday, October 16th at the Oregon Convention Center! We're excited to see the show's return, and AtariAge will once again have a large booth filled to the brim with an assortment of new homebrew games for the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, Jaguar and 8-bit computers, along with demos of many games currently in development. In addition to all the new games we'll be releasing at this year's show, we'll also bring copies of all the new games released in 2020 and 2021 on our website. Here are some of the games we're planning on making available for the first time in Portland (and this is not a comprehensive list): Blocks (Atari 2600) Gorf Arcade (Atari 2600) Grizzards (Atari 2600) Lode Runner (Atari 2600) Oozy the Goo Slime Quest (Atari 2600) RAPTOR (Atari 2600) RubyQ (Atari 2600) Stratovox (Atari 2600) VROOM! (Atari 2600) AWA Anthology (Atari 5200 / Atari 8-bit) Rob 'n' Banks (Atari 5200) 2048 (Atari 7800) Attack of the PETSCII Robots (Atari 7800) E.X.O. (Atari 7800) Galaxian Arcade (Atari 7800) Keystone Koppers (Atari 7800) Pac-Man Collection 40th Anniversary (Atari 7800) Slide Boy in Maze Land (Atari 7800) UniWarS (Atari 7800) Gods (Atari Jaguar) Chaos Engine (Atari Jaguar) We'll also have copies of Qyx (Atari 2600) from Champ Games, the re-release of Boulder Dash (Atari 2600), and Popeye (Atari 7800) at the show! These three games will be available soon from the AtariAge Store. The Portland Retro Gaming Expo is one of the largest classic gaming events in the country, bursting at the seams with video games and game-related activities all weekend long! The PRGE Retrocade opens to the public at noon on Friday, featuring 30,000 square feet of full-size arcade games and pinball machines, and the main exhibition hall (along with the arcade) will be open Saturday and Sunday. Here's an incomplete list of what you'll find at the show: Exhibitors and Vendors selling classic gaming consoles and games Various panels in three separate auditoriums throughout the weekend Tons of special guests and speakers! Huge 30,000 square foot arcade PRGE live auction with many unique classic gaming items Tournaments throughout the show Cosplay contest Please visit the official Portland Retro Gaming Expo website to learn more about this year's show. If you're attending the show, please stop by our booth, say hello, and play some new games! You can discuss the show with other AtariAge members in our 2022 Portland Retro Gaming Expo forum! Hope to see you there!
AtariAge Day returns for 2022 with all the latest Atari 2600, 5200, 7800 and Jaguar games from AtariAge! This online event via ZeroPage Homebrew will not only have the unveiling of the latest homebrew from AtariAge but will also have your favorite Atari homebrew developers LIVE on the stream talking about their latest games! Saturday, May 21st 2022 12PM PT/3PM ET/7PM GMT https://twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/ Make sure you don't miss this huge event and mark it on your calendars! All the newest games in the AtariAge Store will be unboxed and played during the interviews with developers such as: Atari 2600: Doggone It (2600) by Andrew Pauley (Armscar Coder) Escape from the Castle (2600) by Eduardo Vilarinho Game of the Bear (2600) by Vladimir Zuniga (vhzc) Hellway (2600) by Octavio Pinho Bokel LadyBug Arcade (2600) by John Champeau (johnnywc) Mr. Yo-Yo (2600) by David Marli (DaveM) Pitkat (2600) by Marco Johannes (MarcoJ) and Dyfed Hitchings (Jamtex) RobotWar 2684 (2600) by John Champeau (johnnywc) Soul of the Beast (2600) by Michael Christophersson/ΛERIF°RM (flame) Unholy (2600) by Leonardo Santiago Atari 5200: Intellidiscs (5200) by Ryan Witmer Atari 7800: Danger Zone (7800) by Lewis Hill (Muddyfunster) Dragon's Descent (7800) by Todd Furmanski (Revontuli) Knight Guy in Low-Res World – Castle Days (7800) by Vladimir Zuniga (vhzc) Wizard's Dungeon (7800) by BydoEmpire Atari Jaguar: Dr. Typo Collection (Jaguar) by Dr. Typo (DrTypo) Gravitic Mines (Jaguar) by Lawrence Staveley (CyranoJ) and Ander Lex (agradeneu)
2021 Intellivision Homebrew Awards - Vote Today!
Not to be outdone by the Atari Homebrew Awards, our friends in the Intellivision community has come together to recognize the best Intellivision homebrew games released in 2021. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize your favorite homebrews, as there's just a few days left to vote! Please head to the Intellivision Homebrew Awards forum to cast your vote. Voting closes February 6th, 2022 - 8pm CST. Papa Pete will announce winners during a special stream Feb 11, 2022 - stay tuned! All results will be posted to the AtariAge Intellivision Homebrew Awards forum after the stream ends. This year there are six polls, one for each category: Game of the Year (Physical) Game of the Year (Digital) Best physical packaging (Box, Manual, Overlays) Best Graphics Best Music and Sound Best Port Check out this topic for videos and information on all nominees. You can vote in all the different categories in the Intellivision Homebrew Awards forum.
4th Annual Atari Homebrew Awards - Vote Today!
Voting is now OPEN for the 4th Annual Atari Homebrew Awards, celebrating the best in new Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, 8-Bit and Lynx homebrew games released in 2021! VOTE on your favorite homebrew in seventeen different categories such as Best Graphics, Best Music+Sound, Best Packaging and Best WIP! Voting closes on February 6th, so make sure you make your voice heard on your favorites! VOTE HERE: https://atariage.com/forums/forum/203-atari-homebrew-awards/ The winners of the Atari Homebrew Awards will be broadcast LIVE February 12, 2022 on ZeroPage Homebrew with LIVE video acceptance speeches, you don't want to miss it! During the event, ZeroPage Homebrew will be announcing the winners and runners up in each of the categories along with LIVE acceptance speeches from the winners, plus much more!
New 2600, 5200, 7800, and Jaguar Games! Pre-Order Today!
We are excited to announce the arrival of several new Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, and Jaguar to the store for pre-ordering! We have a great assortment of games in this batch of releases, we're sure there's something in here for everyone! Once all the printed materials arrive, we will promptly get all pre-orders shipped in the order they were received. Click on any of the images to jump straight to that game: Here's a list of the games: Doggone It! (2600) Escape From The Castle (2600) Game of the Bear (2600) Hellway (2600) Lady Bug Arcade (2600) Mr. Yo-Yo (2600) RobotWar:2684 (2600) Soul of the Beast (2600) Unholy (2600) Intellidiscs (5200) Danger Zone (7800) Dragon's Descent (7800) Knight Guy in Low-Res World - Castle Days (7800) Wizard's Dungeon (7800) Dr. Typo Collection (Jaguar) Gravitic Mines (Jaguar) You can also browse our latest releases here. If you have any questions about the games or the pre-order process, please send us a message!
Champ Games at the Music City Multi Con in Nashville this weekend!
If you're going to be in the Nashville, Tennessee area this weekend (or you can get there!), be sure to stop by the Music City Multi Con! Atari 2600 developer John W. Champeau of Champ Games will be attending the show, with a large booth showcasing all of his amazing Atari 2600 homebrew titles as well as upcoming games currently in development. Available for purchase for the first time will be the brand new RobotWar:2684, which isn't even available yet in the AtariAge Store! RobotWar:2684 is John's latest arcade-inspired game and an amazing accomplishment on the 2600. It even supports a simultaneous two-player mode that you won't find in the arcade game! In addition, John will be speaking on several panels about homebrew games, so if you want to learn more about homebrew development and all that entails, you don't want to miss these talks. The Multi City Multi Con takes place this weekend, October 29-31 at the Farm Bureau Expo Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. Music City Multi Con is the perfect event for the video game, comic, music, and pop culture fan. Featuring over 100 arcade and pinball machines, over 100 video game consoles, Esports Tournaments hosted by Kumite in Tennessee, and the largest Pinball tournament in the state. You'll also find tabletop gaming, a cosplay competition with cash prizes, and a kids costume contest. Plus over 12 special guests running presentations and panels all three days. Don't forget the large vendor room selling games, toys, and all the cool geek stuff you love. There will be food vendors on site so you don't have to miss out on any of the convention. Lastly, there are two huge outdoor stages and a music lineup of over 40 DJs playing all weekend. Rain or shine the music will go on since the crowd will be covered at both stages.
AtariAge Day on ZeroPage Homebrew - May 1, 2021
In lieu of many retrogaming conventions already being canceled for 2021, the AtariAge booth will be going virtual this year with AtariAge Day presented by ZeroPage Homebrew! The AtariAge Day stream takes place this Saturday, May 1st, at 12PM PT/3PM ET/7PM GMT. AtariAge Day will be filled with unboxing every new AtariAge homebrew title and interviews with homebrew developers from around the world such as: John Champeau, developer of Avalanche (2600) & Zoo Keeper (2600) Lewis Hill, developer of Dare Devil (2600) Thomas Jentzsch, developer of Robot City (2600) bluswimmer, developer of Cannonhead Clash (2600) Todd Furmanski, developer of Dragon's Cache (7800) Dion Olsthoorn, developer of Tower of Rubble (2600) Ryan Witmer, developer of Magical Fairy Force (5200) Ron Lloyd, developer of Adventure II XE (8-Bit) Jeff Johnson, developer of Venture Reloaded (2600) PLUS MANY, MANY MORE! Again, the AtariAge Day stream takes place Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at 12PM PT/3PM ET/7PM GMT. You can watch the stream live at: https://twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew. Hope you see you there!
READY! MODEL 100 Portable Computer Kit Kickstarter
We see many projects come across Kickstarter, and every now and then we find one that we feel would be interesting to AtariAge visitors, and in this case, those that tinkered with early home computers back in the 70s and 80s. The READY! 100 is a portable solder-free DIY computer kit that features an extruded aluminum shell that accommodates any single board computer like a raspberry pi, 4x4 x86. pico-itx or something more exotic like an FPGA board and other external devices like dongles or batteries which can now become internal! It is a platform that brings a beautiful ultra-wide 1920x480 touch screen, 12 customizable industry standard input-outputs ports and 4 antenna ports with a full RGB backlit mechanical keyboard and a 5+5w stereo speaker system. You can use it to create a desktop enhancer, a portable laptop, a ham radio transceiver, a powerful router, a video game rig, audio/video recorder, or maybe something fun like a modernized Atari ST using something like a MiSTer FPGA! It's all up to your imagination. An open source version of the design has been created for anyone who wants to do it at home with the appropriate 3D Printer and CNC machine. There is ample room inside the case to fit any gadgets you'd like to integrate into a single device. You can even carry it around with you via a guitar strap with the compatible side strap locks. It is designed to be easily upgradable, easily repairable, fully modular, and a little flashy. The design was inspired by the angles and bevels found in early Atari 800 systems along with other companies like the TRS-80 Model 100, and the Apple II or Commodore 64. This is a premium built enclosure designed to last for many years. The READY!OS is a free open source Linux distribution that supports the unique feature set of the READY! 100. Please visit the Kickstarter campaign to learn more about the READY! 100 and make a pledge to support this project. You can also learn more by visiting the READY! 100 website directly.
JagStudio Development Suite
JagStudio is an advanced development suite for the Atari Jaguar that allows you to code using Assembler, BASIC or C and is based around Reboot's powerful RAPTOR API. Regardless of your programming capabilities, beginners to advanced coders can utilize this flexible package that will fully suit the needs of anyone looking to program exciting new games for the Jaguar. The benefits of using JagStudio are the Hardware Abstraction Layers (HALs) and the combination of external modules available to use. This allows you, the developer, to get on with writing your games while taking advantage of the Jaguar's powerful chipset without worrying about tedious, underlying mundane routines. The same results that once took days or weeks to achieve can now be done in a matter of minutes, thanks to the power of JagStudio! You are one click away from 64-bit creativity! Some of the features of JagStudio include: Code in your language preference of Assembly, BASIC or C. (Assembly and C are currently in Beta... help us make them better!) Commands have been renamed (from rB+) to reflect the individual modules they control and prefixed as such: rapPrint, u235PlaySample, etc. RAPTOR API Debug Function brings useful program variable visibility to the forefront, aiding ease of game development. GameDrive support along with MRQ file creation. ROM builder now adds FAST GPU depack by default for quicker startup times. Ability to build and split ROMs up to 6MB into HI/LO for EPROM burning. Updated both RAPTOR and U235 Sound Engine APIs to current versions, bringing additional benefits of both in a single updated package. Added universal JagPad Input - A single call that works with either U235 or ZeroSquare sound engine so projects can be easily converted between the two should your needs change. Many enhancements and bug fixes to the original rB+ code (eg, you can now include files >4mb, all files unpacked using GPU by default) All documentation and examples have been updated with a simple rB+ to JagStudio conversion guide to bring your old projects over to the fully updated JagStudio. Includes project examples for all supported languages (Assembly, BASIC and C) for anyone looking to get started quickly. We plan on keeping this alive and active, with ongoing improvements and new features and look forward to seeing what you all make with it. The current release of JagStudio along with any previous versions can be obtained by visiting the JagStudio Homepage. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the newly created JagStudio Forum here on AtariAge.
3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards
Voting is now OPEN for the 3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards, celebrating the best in new Atari 2600, 7800 and 8-Bit/5200 homebrew games released in 2020! VOTE for your favorite homebrew of 2020 right now in fourteen different categories such as Best Graphics, Best Music+Sound, Best Packaging and Best Work-In-Progress! VOTE HERE: https://atariage.com/forums/forum/203-atari-homebrew-awards/ The results of the 3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards will be announced LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew's Twitch channel on February 6th, 2021 at 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT during a special broadcast. The winners and runners will be announced on the broadcast in each of the categories along with LIVE acceptance speeches from the winners, plus much more!!