Over the past few weeks, we have accrued a six-page topic with suggestions from our loyal Cemetech users about the next Cemetech contest. Suggestions ranged from networked AIs battling each other to encryption and games. In the end, we decided to go with a theme you might broadly label "Ports".
Topic: Entrants have two options: (1) extensively modify an existing, released calculator or computer game/program (with the author's permission) to add novel features (points for creativity and originality) or (2) porting a game concept from calculator to computer or computer to calculator and giving it a new spin (no direct ports allowed). Permission is vital; unauthorized ports will be disqualified.
Categories: (1) z80 calculators, (2) Casio calculators , and (3) computers. All languages are allowed on all platforms, as long as any software required to make an entry work is included with the entry (or linked in a readme).
Deadline: January 21, 2013. Early entries will get bonus points.
Rules: 1) Everyone needs a topic in the Contest subforum here, as for Contest 8.
2) Points will be graded on creativity, originality, speed, and size, in roughly that order.
3) No private help from others. No code help from others. Feedback on screenshots and ideas may be requested (only) in the entry's official Cemetech topic, but keep in mind that we will be grading you on your originality.
Prizes: To be announced. Will likely include one or more calculators, plus the userbars for the top 3 authors in each calculator and other website perks.
I look forward to all of your entries in this contest! Based on the fact that we already had six Contest 9 entry topics created before I even posted this article officially announcing the topic, I can guess that we're going to have some fierce competition and impressive entries. Best of luck, and be sure to ask for any clarification that you may need.