CPCRetroDev 2021

Welcome to #CPCRetroDev 2021, the 9th edition of the University of Alicante’s retro game creation contest. This is the contest that rewards the best and most creative developers in the retro scene, capable of making the best video games for Amstrad CPC 464.


The deadline to become a sponsor of CPCRetroDev 2021 is now open! Do you want to become a sponsor? Contact us!

Relevant dates

EventDate (UTC + 1)
Jury announcementMonday – 30 JUL 2021 – 23:59
Sponsorship deadlineFriday – 17 SEP 2021 – 23:59
Definitive awards announcementMonday – 20 SEP 2021 – 23:59
Submission deadlineTuesday – 2 NOV 2021 – 23:59
Award ceremonyFriday – 12 NOV 2021 – 19:00

Contest Rules

The contest rules will be available soon


TOTAL confirmed until now: 1100€ in prizes.

The prizes will be distributed in the following categories:

  • Special Mentions
  • PRO Category: Awards for the best rated games in the competition.
  • UA Category: Awards to the best students of the UA who do not obtain a higher PRO award.


The jury will be announced as soon as it is confirmed

Facts of interest

  • A physical cassette edition of all the games presented will be made.
  • The games presented will be of free theme, as long as it is suitable for all audiences.


All games containing a reference to Rainbow Islands / Ocean Software, will receive additional score. This reference will be by showing a rainbow during the gameplay.

Recommended development tools

Universidad de Alicante Cátedra Santander-UA de Transformación Digital Escuela Politécnica Superior Universidad de Alicante ByteRealms Cheesetea