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Title: LynXmas 2020
Post by: TrekMD on December 24, 2020, 03:15:42 AM
The folks from Atari Gamer have recently concluded the LynXmas 2020 Game Jam in collaboration with Atari Age, ejagfest and Sillyventure and as a result we have 7 new games for Atari Lynx this Holiday Season!

The game jam ran for a period of 15 days and there were only a handful of rules - mostly that the developers had to create a single-screen type of game and it had to fit within 32KB of space. Of course the theme was Holiday/festive season. As long as no copyrights were violated, developers were free to do anything within those minor confines. The end result was a very nice selection of genres, play styles, graphics and music.

Each of the 7 games brings a unique and fun view of Christmas, Santa and snow to make for a fun collection of mini-games. These are all planned to be released on a physical cart in 2021, but more on that later. 

Gift Catcher
Naughty
RED
Santa Factory
Santa's Empty Sack
Saving Santa Tree
Snowball
Physical Cart Release

(https://i.imgur.com/P36RtLp.jpg)

Read more at:
Atari Gamer (https://atarigamer.com/articles/a-very-merry-lynxmas-with-7-new-atari-lynx-games-this-holiday-season)
Title: Re: LynXmas 2020
Post by: Igor on December 28, 2020, 11:05:13 AM
Thanks for sharing this! It was a fun game jam to host!  8)
Title: Re: LynXmas 2020
Post by: TrekMD on December 28, 2020, 18:25:57 PM
Yes, and it was just cool to see Christmas games being made for the Lynx! 
Title: Re: LynXmas 2020
Post by: zapiy on December 30, 2020, 14:35:44 PM
These games look amazing and welcome aboard @Igor

Well done on the jam, seems you had some great success.
Title: Re: LynXmas 2020
Post by: TrekMD on December 30, 2020, 18:33:51 PM
I think this was the first time ever that Christmas games have been made for the Lynx.  I'm not aware of any others.
Title: Re: LynXmas 2020
Post by: Igor on December 31, 2020, 00:48:38 AM
There was Retro X-MASsacre from Luchs Soft - http://luchs-soft.de/shop/product_info.php?products_id=244

My plan is to try and cover all major annual celebrations, it will take a long time but we have many years ahead of Lynx coding :-)
Title: Re: LynXmas 2020
Post by: TrekMD on December 31, 2020, 01:17:43 AM
That is true!  But was that a competition as well?  I though it was a title he released.
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