Epic MegaGames Newsletter

By: Tim Sweeney/xabbott
Date: Jan. 1, 1970
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Best of ZZT Contest Results Over 200 ZZTers entered thier game worlds into the Best Of ZZT contest, and we were amzed by the number of truly excellent games. So the contest kept expanding, until it spawned a whol new ZZT series. We rearranged the categories to give more awards to people. Winners are receiving a grand total of over $3000 in gift certificates from Epic MegaGames! Grand Prizes: These six complete game worlds were so great that they finished in a 6-way tie. These games make up the new "ZZT's Revenge" collection. Todd Daggert "Ezanya" Allen Pilgrim "Fantasy" Adam Rixey "Smiley Guy" Alan Zeman "Manor" Dave Bishop "Darbytown" We atEpic were impressed by these game worlds that we recruited some of the authors! You'll be seeing the works of Allen Pilgrim, Todd Daggert, and Adam Rixey in upcoming VGA releases from Epic MegaGames! Big Prizes: These authors created excellent game boards which appear in Best of ZZT: Alan Zeman Steven Henson Scott Hudson Lester Overfelt Tome Breton Dave Dave Long Christy Huss Joe White Helen Langston Judy Paden Nathan Fields Peter Stearns Dave Jarvis Joe White Adam Hocherman David Fox Helen Gee Nick Mitchell Nathan Sniadecki Martin Taylor Dan Rubado Christy&Bobby Huss -- page 2 -- Best of ZZT More about the contest Special thanks go to Neil Colonius and his wife, who together took on the huge task of testing and fixing up the contest entries. Neil also drew maps for the six games in the ZZT's Revenge series and wrote the hint sheets. For this monumental task, they are receiving gift certificates for our next eight releases! Thanks also go to Scott Hudson, who patched all of the winning game boards together into the two Best of ZZT game worlds. Scott is an expericenced gamer, so don't expect Best of ZZT to be easy! I really want to stress that there were an overwhelming number of great entries, so we picked a variety of game styles for the top prizes.Everybody won something, and we had as good a time playing the games as you had creating them. Congratulations! _________ How to get your hands on these great games Both "Best of ZZT" game worlds are available as shareware. Lots of ZZTers ordered Best of ZZT in advanced and are receiving it now, but if you missed out... If you have a modem, you can download Best of ZZT from the Misty Mountain BBS in New Jersey at 1-609-985-3215. The bulletin board, run by Chip Hageman, also features a ZZT developers confrence and lots of other new ZZT worlds free for downloading. Or if you buy ZZT's Revenge series from Epic MegaGames,you also receive Best of ZZT as a free bonus. ZZT's Revenge is a series os six great game worlds with loads of action and puzzles -- a little bit (or lots) of something for everybody. -- page 3 -- Honorable Mentions go to these game designers for submitting very, very good entries: Aaron Dutton & Bobby Barber Aaron Lewis Barbara Florant Billy Thomas Casey McLaughlin Casey Webster Chris Hudson Christy Huss Dan Rubado Daniel Laursen Dave King David Fox David Long David Starchmon Donald Cunningham Gail Eppers Gary Spencer Gavin Myers Helen Langston James Blevins James Holub Janet Perry Jeff Snavely Jeffrey Scanlon Jesse Chang John & Sue Hayes John Beck John Hoelle John Reaves Joshua Salter Joshua Shagam Katja Thomas Lee Savage Lester Overfelt Malvern Davis Nancy Babyak & Jay Shapiro Nathan Fields Robbie Powell Ronald St-Hirour Scott Lantz Stephanie Evey Thomas Barber Tom Breton Will Prentice William Ford William Oviatt
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