CPCRetroDev 2018


#CPCRetroDev 2017 All GamesWelcome to #CPCRetroDev 2018, the 6th edition of the retro game creation contest of the University of Alicante. This contest awards the best and most creative developers of the retro scene, able to develop the best games for Amstrad CPC 464. The main characteristics of this year’s contest are:

  • OFFICIAL AWARDS ( 1.500 € )
    • Special Mentions
      • 135 € – Gominolas to the best music
      • 135 € – Carlos Abril to the funniest game
      • 135 € – Pablo Ariza to the best Artificial Intelligence
      • 135 € – Relevo to the best Global Product
    • PRO Category
      • 300 € – Best game
      • 200 € – Second best game
      • 150 € – Third best game
      • 100 € – Fourth best game
    • UA Category
      • 135 € – Best game made by UA students
      • 75 € – Second best game made by UA students
    • Amstrad CPC Classic Gaming and Demos’ Best “Opera Prima” award
      • Amstrad CPC Classic Games & Demos 50 € – To the best “Opera Prima” game. Amstrad CPC Classig Gaming and Demos will be giving 50€ to the best first game release by new groups. Those groups submitting their first release as development group for Amstrad (Opera prima) to this year’s CPCRetroDev will compete for this special award.


  • Special Jury

    Special Jury members will evaluate special mentions. Winners of each special mention will get a special seal with the name of the mention. 

  • A physical cassette edition with all presented games will be created and distributed
  • Any game themes are valid, as long as they are valid for all publics,
    • Additional points for including gestures to Chicago’s 30 / Topo Soft (1988) for its 30th aniversary. Gesture must be sprites from the original game included in the gameplay.
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 31th of October 2018, 23:59h (CEST Timezone)
  • Awards giving ceremony (Estimated): Friday, 9th of November 2018, 18:00h (CEST Timezone)

Before submiting, please do thoroughly read contest rules. Then, develop your game and fill in the form below for submiting your entry. Please, ensure that you correctly provide your email address, so as we can contact you.

Here you may find some links to developer tools for Amstrad CPC:

We want to express our deepest gratitude to jury members and collaborators for their commitment with the contest. Moreover, this year, we are specially proud of and grateful to César Astudillo (Gominolas), Carlos Abril, Pablo Ariza and Jon Cortázar (Relevo Videogames) and, our new sponsor Amstrad CPC Gaming and Demos for supporting #CPCRetroDev. A million thanks to all of you!

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9 comments on “CPCRetroDev 2018”

  1. teopl Reply

    Can we now some deadlines in terms when is the last day to apply for retrodev 2019 🙂
    I see that last year some applied in July and I am sure my game will not be ready until September at least…

    • ronaldo Reply

      Every year rules are published between June and July, but the deadline is always at the end of October. In fact, we are working on this year’s rules, and they will be published soon. Similar to previous years, deadline is expected to be at the end of October. Stay tuned and good luck with your project! 🙂

  2. Bioris Reply

    Is the contest “CPCRetroDEV” going to exist in 2019 ?
    I’m building a game on an Amstrad CPC 6128 for 2 months, and it will take many months to finish it.

    • ronaldo Reply

      Hi Bioris,

      If everything goes as planned, there will be CPCRetroDev 2019, same as previous years.

      Hope you can finish and present your game and good luck in the contest!

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  4. sakis Reply

    Hello! I submitted my game before over 1 month, and i got an aytomatic confirmation e-mail. I would like to ask if we will receive an e-mail after you have checked the game, mentioning that it is ok and accepted for participation

    • ronaldo Reply

      Games are automatically accepted for participation. Your confirmation email ensures you that your game has been received. You would receive more communication in case your game has problems or was disqualified for any reason. In any case, that does not happen until the judging period, after the submission deadline, normally. If you tested your game on emulators and real hardware (as the rules ask for), then technical issues are very rare.

  5. Johh Scarthing Reply

    Can you change the grey text on this site to black, so that it’s easier to read? I gave up after a few seconds.

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