PS Vita Revitalize competition: votes are in!
Hey people, just a very quick note to let you know that today was the last day to cast your vote for the Vita Revitalize competition, and the votes are now over.
I’ll ask you for a few more days of patience so that the mods and myself can double check the votes and announce the winners*. I’ll then contact the winners to get their paypal information so I can send them their prizes.
As a reminder, there’s a total of $1000 in cash to win, and the prizes are as follows:
- $400 for the best entry
- $300 for the second best entry
- $100 for Wololo’s favorite open source entry (this can be cumulative with one of the 2 prizes above)
- $100 for the best color emulator (think 8 bit or above, no gameboy/gameboy color)
- $100 for the best non emulator homebrew
For reference, here are the voting threads, on our /talk forums:
- Vote for the Best ($400) and Second Best ($300) entries here
- Vote for the best emulator ($100) here
- Vote for the best (non emulator) homebrew here
Thanks to everyone who voted!
* As a reminder, the mods and myself reserve the right to pick a different winner for whatever reason, including but not limited to suspicions of fraud in the votes.
It looks like TheFlow and skogaby are the big winners for VitaShell and Snes9xVita respectively. By my count TheFlow won overall best entry ($400) and best non-emulator homebrew ($100) while skohaby was the overall runner-up ($300) and won the best emulator ($100).
Which isn’t all that surprising given the limited field. We’re going to need a shell once the SDK allows proper application exits, and of the emulators entered the SNES is by far the most popular platform. So congrats to those two.
Glad to see the most useful app (VitaShell) and second best SNES emulator (I like skogaby’s CATSFC better) are going to win, they’re both excellent choices. Hopefully the cash incentive will allow skogaby and TheFloW to continue their fine work – getting VitaShell viable to switch between Rejuvenate homebrews is the next big step to avoid the wireless Android phone tethering stuff.
Actually, VitaShell already supports that and the SDK was recently updated to exit properly. All the devs of other homebrew need to do is update their elfs to support that 😛
So, uh… have the prizes been handed out? Do the winners all know they’ve won? Can’t believe there’s that much cash flying about for it and less than a handful of comments/no updates.