On Friday September the 30th 23:59, the deadline of MSXdev22 passed for developers to submit their games. In total we received no less than 32 new MSX titles this edition. Awesome! This year’s free-style theme, where any MSX model and expansion hardware support is accepted, resulted in a good mix of classic MSX1 and MSX2 games with a good variation of supported hardware. It is now up to the jury to rank all games and present their ranking list. We hope that you find this prospect as exciting as we do!
The MSXdev22 compo officially opened doors on January 1st 2022. Soon after that, the first games slowly came in, one by one. As usual, during the final weeks before the deadline, an eruption of submitted games lead to the impressive final count of 32 games in total. On top of with that, we received a wonderful amount of donations and sponsored-items. The deadline for those donations and sponsored-items is October the 31th. After that, any received goods will automatically be reserved for the inevitable next edition; MSXdev23. Which, by the way, will be the 20th anniversary of MSXdev!
As said, there are 32 submitted games, which we received from 27 different developers. These games where either delivered as ROM (25), and/or DISK image (10). From these 32 games, 26 of them are MSX1 based, whereas the other 6 are MSX2. With games received from various different countries, once more the international nature and appeal of the contest is emphasized.
It is now jury deliberation time. With an expert panel of three judges who will assess and score each game, the final ranking is scheduled to be revealed somewhere at the beginning of November 2022.
All submitted games, donations, and sponsored-items are listed on the dedicated MSXdev22 page. Go check that out if you’d like, and have fun playing all of these amazing new games!