Yandex Retro
Games Battle 2020

We have the finalists. Play, download and watch demo games on the site. Vote for the best game!

Results of the competition will be announced on December 12, 2020 at our online festival Demodulation. 

Winners of Yandex Retro Games Battle 2020

1st place
Marsmare: Alienation
Drunk Fly (team)
2nd place
White Jaguar
Roman Vartholomeev (romancha)
3rd place
Cosmic Payback
John Connolly (PROSM)

Rules

Your game can be in any genre, so long as it can run on the original ZX Spectrum 48K or 128K computer.

Make sure that your game does not:

  • use any additional peripheral devices, other than a joystick or a mouse;
  • violate anyone's copyright;
  • participate in any other contests or exhibitions.

After submitting the application authors can send us the materials on the progress of game developing. We will publish them to increase the interest to competition.

Prizes

Results of the competition will be announced on December 12, 2020. Games will be judged on their graphics, gameplay (up to 10 points each) and sound (up to 5 points). The three highest-scoring games will win cash prizes.

Public voting, which will start on the contest website
on November 24, 2020, will determine the winner
of the Audience Choice Award.

Judges

Alexey Shirokov

Alexey Shirokov
Co-creator of a number of ZX Spectrum games. The author of a few demos and HeresY. Founder of the popular Photoshop forum demiart.

Yuri Matveev

Yuri Matveev
Editor-in-chief of the Spectrofon magazine in the '90. Scriptwriter and composer for the Star Heritage game. Currently, head of Step Studio.

Kirill Kagan

Kirill Kagan
Graphic artist for the ZX Spectrum games Fire and Ice, Vera and Viking Quest 3. Has participated in and won a number of graphic design competitions. Has had an over a decade experience in 2D- and 3D-animation design.

Mikhail Sudakov

Mikhail Sudakov
Formerly journalist at Game.EXE, currently editor-in-chief of the KG-Portal.ru and Idpixel.ru websites. Producer of Castlevania: Spectral Interlude for ZX Spectrum. Has the largest collection of licensed games for the ZX Spectrum in Russia.

Roman Mindlin

Roman Mindlin
Has been working in back office automation at Yandex since 2018. Co-organiser of the demo festival Chaos Constructions. Retro computer collector.

André Leão

André Leão
Espectro and Jogos 80 contributor, founder of the Planeta Sinclair blog in Portugal. Game translator. Member of Espectroteam.

Simon Butler

Simon Butler
One of the original pixel pushers from the 1980's, graphic artist for Ocean Software. 37 years on and still working in game development with more than 300 titles under his belt. Indie titles are his passion but also likes the occasional AAA game.

Mark R. Jones

Mark R. Jones
Mark worked at the world famous Ocean Software back in the 80s. More recently he is involved in the retro gaming community and helps restore and preserve game artwork. Last year he worked on the graphics for a free ZX Spectrum conversion of the Univeral arcade game 'Mr. Do'.

El Mundo del Spectrum

El Mundo del Spectrum
Is a Spanish media (website, podcast, video, books, etc) about Spectrum born in 1996. The staff, Alejandro Ibáñez, Javier Ortiz, Jesús Martínez del Vas (photo) and Juan Francisco Torres, spread information about the past, present and future of the most wonderful machine in history: the Spectrum. Winners of Yandex Retro Games Battle 2019
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