Genesis competition: new sponsors and a recap
We’re happy to announce that a new sponsor has joined the Genesis competition, the website XtreamLua.com. I must apologize here as they actually joined us several weeks ago, and we’ve been a bit slow on updating the official page.
Anyways, the website and the splash screen are now updated, so if you plan to join the competition or if you update your entry, please think of updating the splash screen as well.
What is this?
The Genesis competition is a programming contest for the Sony PSP. It is sponsored by all the major sites of the PSP underground scene: psp-hacks.com, pspgen.com, wololo.net, exophase.com, daxhordes.org, xtreamlua.com, pspslimhacks.com, pspcustomfirmware.com, and gamegaz.jp.
If you’re a homebrew developer, you might have seen many homebrew contests organized by various websites. What’s very different about this contest is that your favorite websites decided to team up together, in order to offer you the biggest homebrew contest ever. The first prize for the contest is the impressive amount of 1900$. And we’re not talking of a discount coupon in some electronics store, but actual cash money. On top of that, the first prize is not the only thing to win. The total amount of prizes is estimated at about 4750$, most of it being cash, and spread among a variety of prizes (as far as wololo.net is concerned, a 100$ donation will go to my favorite open source entry, and we’ll also give 100$ to the best entry as voted by /talk members).
Who can enter?
Well, basically if you are a homebrew programmer, feel free to join the fun. You can see the full rules on the official page here.
There are so far roughly 30 entries in the contest, and we have 11 prizes to give away. If I were to play on words, I’d say that’s roughly one chance out of 3 to win…and what if I tell you that the lowest prize is 100$? That’s good motivation to join, right?
There’s still exactly 1 month to submit your entries. If you haven’t started already, that’s still a good amount of time to get a nice little homebrew ready. If you’ve been secretely working on a massive project for the past months… well, we can’t wait to see what you’ll submit to the contest 🙂
There are a few things I want to emphasize, one month before the deadline:
First, keep in mind that this is by far the most massive homebrew competition you’ll ever see for the PSP. If you were thinking of programming a homebrew, or submitting an update to your old 1.XX homebrew to make it compatible with new firmwares, now’s the best time!
Second, we’ve seen people being afraid that some “minor” homebrews might be outshadowed by “massive” entries. Please keep in mind that the judges for this event are spread over various communities (most of the sponsors will organize votes on their forums), with various tastes and goals. The same goes for the “official” judges of the competition, who have all been involved in the scene for years, and all have a different vision of what constitutes a “winner”. We will do our best to be fair in judging this competition 🙂
Keep the entries coming, you still have until may 15th