CSSCGC 2020

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PROSM_Software

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Dec 28, 2019, 5:55:18 AM12/28/19
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The return of the famous, the one and only...

https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/

More details and an official announcement to follow...

- John Connolly, PROSM Software

PROSM_Software

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Dec 28, 2019, 6:35:36 PM12/28/19
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Well, the web-pages are fully uploaded and done and dusted. Have a look over at connosoft.com to see the full HTML/CSS glory! (clear your cache if you've already viewed the page, so that you get the updated stylesheets. Press Ctrl+F5 to do a full reload.)

I will be considering submissions submitted from the 1st of January 2020 onwards. Get crackin'! ;)

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Jan 1, 2020, 6:14:34 AM1/1/20
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The submissions for the 2020 comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition are now open! You have until the 24th of December to submit your game. Head over to connosoft.com to check out the rules.

Good luck! :)

PROSM_Software

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Jan 4, 2020, 5:28:49 PM1/4/20
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Well, we have the first game of the competition: "Escape the Room" by Stephen Smith! You can see the full review here:

https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/001.html

Also, we have a Twitter account! Why not give us a follow? @csscgc ;)

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Jan 5, 2020, 2:51:55 PM1/5/20
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We have the second entry, by Dario Ruellan, titled Aliengun. This entry is unique in that it was created in 1985 and was recently recovered!

https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/002.html

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Jan 20, 2020, 5:47:34 PM1/20/20
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Well, we have two new games! "Another Fruit Machine Simulator" by Juan F. Ramirez, and "Explosion" by Luny.

Head over to connosoft.com to see the reviews.

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Jan 29, 2020, 3:08:59 PM1/29/20
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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ZX80, I've posted a new challenge on the competition website.

If you'd like to participate, you have until the 26th of February (28 days to deliver your game, in true Sinclair fashion). Good luck!

PROSM_Software

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Feb 9, 2020, 3:26:20 PM2/9/20
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A new entry from BloodBaz: Crapic Attack! Try to guess which game it's ripping off ;)

Review and download available from connosoft.com

Glazebrook West

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Feb 13, 2020, 1:11:27 PM2/13/20
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PROSM_Software <johnco...@yahoo.com> Wrote in message:r
> A new entry from BloodBaz: Crapic Attack! Try to guess which game it's ripping off ;)
>
> Review and download available from connosoft.com
>

Connosoft, LOL.

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PROSM_Software

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Feb 16, 2020, 3:07:38 PM2/16/20
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On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:11:27 PM UTC, Glazebrook West wrote:
> [...]
> Connosoft, LOL.

Well, I saw an opportunity ;)

Also, we have a new entry, and this time it's not a game! RWAC has sent us Advanced Art Simulator, so get out your easels and head over to the website for the review!

monkz...@googlemail.com

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Mar 12, 2020, 5:59:39 AM3/12/20
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Hi All,

I believe I may be the person responsible for the absence of a 2019 CSSCGC.

Piss poor communications and comprehension on my part I am afraid. I am really sorry.

I was declared the loser (winner?) of 2018 with my entry, the LCD game+watch simulator, Go Race!

I can not repair the hole in the CSSCGC continuum, but I can do one small thing. I can donate my prize to be the prize in this years contest. The box has been opened but it is all there and in good nick. I have updated the firmware and will bung in a USB stick with some extra games and gubbins.

Sincerely, Simon.

PROSM_Software

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Mar 12, 2020, 3:55:08 PM3/12/20
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Hi Simon,

Never mind about 2019, the winner/loser rule has been flipped a few times in the competition's history so it's understandable that some confusion resulted.

The offer of your prize is very generous! Certainly an upgrade from the usual packet of Rolos ;)

Please do send me an email (using the address on the compo website) so we can discuss this further.

Kind regards,
John

Volker Bartheld

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Mar 13, 2020, 5:05:33 AM3/13/20
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On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:55:06 -0700 (PDT), PROSM_Software wrote:
> Never mind about 2019, the winner/loser rule has been flipped a few times
> in the competition's history so it's understandable that some confusion
> resulted.

What about hosting 2019's entries somewhere else? https://cgc.source.run/
is down *), other installations are all over the Web...:

https://lofi-gaming.org.uk/speccy/csscgc/
http://icculus.org/~aspirin/csscgc2001/
https://www.worldofspectrum.org/speccyspoilers/cgc2004/index.html
https://lofi-gaming.org.uk/speccy/csscgc/csscgc-2005/
http://www.mattrudge.net/cgc2006/
https://zxnet.co.uk/spectrum/cgc/
https://csscgc2010.zxlife.net/
http://www.mojontwins.com/csscgc2011/
http://csscgc2015.lofi-gaming.org.uk/blog/tag/prosm/

Volker

*) One of my contributions is available at
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=34706 - unfortunately
with a broken Microdrive image that lacks an image hence throws a "File
not found" error.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=999&group_id=2072 might be a
working mirror of https://cgc.source.run, but not complete (misses at
least "Fortress" and "Thermal Ski").

PROSM_Software

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Mar 28, 2020, 7:02:40 AM3/28/20
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A new crap game from Juan F. Ramírez: The Hangman!

Review and download available at: https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/008.html

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Apr 3, 2020, 5:15:57 PM4/3/20
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Another entry, and this time it's a port of a more modern game. It's Internetless by Manu128k!

Review and download available from: https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/009.html

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Apr 8, 2020, 6:29:02 AM4/8/20
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Our latest entry is "Social Distancing", a topical puzzle game by Chris Young!

Review and download at: https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/010.html

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Apr 23, 2020, 5:03:38 PM4/23/20
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A new entry, this time from Gareth Pitchford, called Mirror Mirror! I think he might have entered the wrong competition, as this game certainly isn't crap!

Review and download available from connosoft.com

PROSM_Software

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Apr 25, 2020, 10:08:48 AM4/25/20
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Jim Waterman's new YUGE game, Corona Capers, has been reviewed and is now available for download from connosoft.com

PROSM_Software

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May 12, 2020, 9:52:06 AM5/12/20
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We've reviewed another entry, and this time it's from CSSCGC veteran, Paul Collins (AKA Equinox Tetrachloride), who sends us "Playing A Casino Game With A Spinning Counter" (or alternatively, PACGWASC).

See the review at https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/015.html

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Jul 4, 2020, 8:35:45 AM7/4/20
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What is it with this competition and gambling? Dog Track Simulator from Tomas P. is now up for your approval!

Review and download at: https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/018.html
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Jul 5, 2020, 9:41:30 AM7/5/20
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Juan F. Ramírez strikes again! This time, he's resurrected an old conversion of Mastermind!

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/019.html

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Jul 6, 2020, 1:09:14 PM7/6/20
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The reviews keep rolling in! This time, we have a Cambridge Z88 game by Jamie Bradbury, entitled Ronaprise USS 19-2020!

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/020.html

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Jul 24, 2020, 3:01:15 PM7/24/20
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Andy Jenkinson has sent us a new game for the CSSCGC - Sarah's Garden.

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/021.html

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Aug 26, 2020, 8:18:52 AM8/26/20
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A new review has been posted on the compo website, this time for Blind Sweeper by Andy Jenkinson.

Click here to view: https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/022.html

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Aug 31, 2020, 10:51:23 AM8/31/20
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Presenting "Advanced Greta Thunberg Simulator" by Matt Rudge!

Review and download at: https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/023.html

Matt Rudge

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Sep 1, 2020, 1:28:56 PM9/1/20
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On 31/08/2020 15:51, PROSM_Software wrote:
> Presenting "Advanced Greta Thunberg Simulator" by Matt Rudge!
>
> Review and download at: https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/023.html
>
Thank you for the review. In my defense...I have no defense.

PROSM_Software

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Oct 6, 2020, 5:21:52 PM10/6/20
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Matt Rudge sends us another game, this time for the Sinclair Birthday challenge, called "Sir Clive's C5 Adventure".

Review and download at https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/025.html

P.S. I am making an effort to catch up on the backlog and right the wrongs of my crap time management. Expect to see more reviews coming soon (famous last words!)

PROSM_Software

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Oct 13, 2020, 9:59:47 AM10/13/20
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Andy Jenkinson sends us another game, called "Sir Clive's Ink Lair", made for the Sinclair Birthday challenge.

Review and download at https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/026.html

Matt Rudge

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Oct 14, 2020, 10:21:01 AM10/14/20
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On 06/10/2020 22:21, PROSM_Software wrote:
> Matt Rudge sends us another game, this time for the Sinclair Birthday challenge, called "Sir Clive's C5 Adventure".
>
> Review and download at https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/025.html
>

Thank you! You probably didn't find the special Easter egg in the game
because I didn't include one.

> P.S. I am making an effort to catch up on the backlog and right the wrongs of my crap time management. Expect to see more reviews coming soon (famous last words!)
>

Don't worry - it's part of the lore of the CSSCGC that it always
finishes "later".

PROSM_Software

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Oct 22, 2020, 5:43:05 PM10/22/20
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Daz Peet sends us his musical simulation game, Guitar Weirdo!

Review and download at https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/027.html

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Nov 1, 2020, 4:19:13 PM11/1/20
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Andy Jenkinson has sent us a port from the CASIO MG-880: CASIO Digit Invaders!

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/028.html

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Nov 22, 2020, 5:44:07 PM11/22/20
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We have a new entry which is the last of the July batch. It's "The Adventures of Mr P.N.", by AsteroideZX!

Review and download here (slightly NSFW): https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/029.html

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Nov 24, 2020, 6:42:31 PM11/24/20
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p13z sends us a half-decent BASIC game with some innuendo wedged in, called Uranus Pentrator.

Review and download at: https://www.connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/031.html

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Dec 20, 2020, 6:47:15 PM12/20/20
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Andy Jenkinson lets us test our typing wits against the computer in his latest entry, This Game Will Pit Man Against Machine!

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/035.html

PROSM_Software

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Dec 24, 2020, 10:29:54 AM12/24/20
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Jim Waterman sends us another BBC children's show adaptation: Jigsaw!

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/036.html

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Dec 24, 2020, 10:30:22 AM12/24/20
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We've a new contender in the competition named Kerl, and here's his first entry, entitled Masky!

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/037.html

PROSM_Software

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Dec 25, 2020, 4:49:19 PM12/25/20
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Why not spend those last few hours of Christmas Day with Jim Waterman, as he battles the lizard-people in his new ZX81 game, "Illuminati"!

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/038.html

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Dec 26, 2020, 6:29:53 PM12/26/20
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And another Jim Waterman game, this time for the QL. It's called Big Clive's Supergayrainbow Exploding USB Power Supply Game

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/039.html

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Jan 17, 2021, 7:28:28 PMJan 17
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Time for me to get rid of the 2020 crap games backlog...

Have a look over on connosoft.com at Kerl's new "Octopus Mating Simulator", and marvel at Jim Waterman's SAM Coupé title, "Resistance is Futile"!

PROSM_Software

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Jan 29, 2021, 7:46:01 AMJan 29
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It's all finished now; you can read the final two reviews and the results on the competition website. No prizes for guessing who lost ;)

Mental Rally (by Kerl): https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/042.html
V - The Team Trial (by Kerl): https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/043.html

Results: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/results.html


Thank you once again to everyone for your support during this unusual year, it has been very much appreciated. Let's hope 2021 holds a brighter future!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got an idea for a crap game to send to Jim... :)
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