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96k game

  • Allowed platforms: C64, Amiga, IBM PC (refer to the respective pages for further information).
  • Maximum size of all required files: 98304 bytes.
  • On Amiga and PC, the game is required to be a single file. Due to the memory limitations of the C64, multiple files and loading pauses are allowed on this platform :)
  • Your game will be played by a member of your group, so expect that we call for you.
  • Maximum showing time: 10 minutes.
  • C64 and Amiga games must be playable with keyboard/joystick, PC games with keyboard/mouse. If you require other input devices, bring them along.
  • If your game is networked, contact us in advance and set up a game server or other players yourself in time. If you have a dedicated game server, be warned that its size counts for the 96k limit!
  • You may store files on the disk, as long as those are not required to run the game - that is, droppers that write a new executable are not allowed, highscores/savegames are.

If you have questions or suggestions about these rules, contact the organizers.


  • Supported platforms: All game consoles (PS1, PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, N64, Dreamcast, SNES, Gameboy, Game Park, Atari VCS, Vectrex etc etc etc).
  • No size limit, get the maximum out of your chosen hardware!
  • You MUST deliver your entry as recorded version, either as VHS/SVHS video tape or as DivX file. This is because we don't want the minutes of delay between each entry which are wasted for setting up the consoles. We will also spread the video versions as DivX.
  • Bring your console with you. We will check every entry at your table to make sure you didn't make up your video. Otherwise you'll be disqualified.
  • If you can't manage to record your demo to tape/divx, we'll try to help you.
  • Maximum showing time: 15 minutes (max. 10 are recommended).


  • Basically everything is allowed. Do a demo on really weird or oldschool hardware or be a video artist.
  • Maximum showing time: 10 minutes.
  • Your entry has to be delivered as DivX file or as VHS/SVHS video tape. Video entries will hopefully be converted to DivX and spreaded by us.
  • We will definitely do a quality preselection. Don't try to submit your holiday or skating video. And yes, we'll try to differentiate "artistic" from "boring".
  • If you can't manage to record your demo to tape/divx, we'll try to help you.
  • If you have no experience on how to make demos look good on the bigscreen, we strongly suggest reading this article by kb/farbrausch.