In case you haven’t noticed, Npt and myself were organizing the biggest PSP Homebrew competition of all times this year. Contestants had 4 month to prepare and update their homebrew games and utilities.
The result is beyond our dreams: 111 entries made it to this contest (as a comparison, Wikipedia lists 674 official games for the PSP in 6 years of existence). Some of those entries are simply awesome, and I already have a few favorites, but I won’t list them now as I haven’t fully tested all homebrews yet, and I don’t want to be biased.
The PSP Genesis competition has several prizes, but, to refresh your memory, myself and 3 other judges (Hellcat, Lampworker, and Davee) will be now reviewing all the entries. Our 3 favorites will get respectively 1900$, 750$, and 400$. But this doesn’t stop here. My personal favorite open source entry will get 100$, and an audience vote on /talk will give 100$ to the best homebrew chosen by our community. You can vote now.
Some of the sponsors will also have audience votes on their own forums, I will post the links as soon as I have them.
The Genesis competition is sponsored by Npt, wololo.net, psp-hacks.com, pspgen.com, exophase.com, daxhordes.org, xtreamlua.com, pspslimhacks.com, pspcustomfirmware.com, and gamegaz.jp. Each one of these websites contributes either to the main prizes, or to a parallel prize with a vote on their own site. Many thanks to them for contributing to the biggest PSP homebrew competition ever!
With the unexpected amount of entries, I want to apologize in advance for a few things: first, it will take longer than expected for us to reach a decision: we expect to give the names of winners around the end of the month. Second, there are way more than 3 entries that deserve to be in the top 3 in my opinion. I personally believe it was not such a great idea to concentrate most prizes for so few winners, but that was also part of the concept… This is something I will discuss with Npt, maybe for future competitions, who knows
Now move your lazy fingers and go vote for your favorite homebrew on /talk for the audience prize!
PS: if you’re a sponsor and didn’t receive my email entitled “PSP Genesis sponsors: voting has begun!”, please contact me asap