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working on a "complete" homebrew game list for the VCS/2600

Arenafoot

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I've been working on a excel spreadsheet of homebrew games that have been designed for the Atari VCS/2600 console. My list has surpassed over 500 titles and I've tried to log the information for each as:

  • Title
  • URL/weblink
  • ROM downloadable (yes/no)
  • Developer/Designer
  • Publisher
  • Year (of release)
  • Genre
  • Price
  • etc (notes/info)

I've been working on this for 2+ years and still finding more titles almost everyday. I figured I would expand on the same idea as the titles are listed on the Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atari_2600_games#Homebrew_games

and from AtariAge's development list at: https://atariage.com/development_list.html

 

I have complied my info from these sites:

  • AtariAge.com
  • AtariAge forums
  • Good Deal Games
  • 2600Connection.com
  • Hozer Video Games
  • Packrat Video Games
  • SpiceWare Games
  • retro-reload.com
  • Gray Games
  • Atari2600.com
  • Tactical Neuronics
  • Bitpop
  • vidiotgames.com
  • CollectorVision
  • Kickstarter
  • Retroware
  • atari2600homebrew.com
  • atari2600land.com
  • zutco.com

I think I have a majority of the homebrew titles on my list. I understand this is (and may never be) a "complete" list but it will be more extensive than any other list elsewhere on the 'net.

 

If any of my fellow Atari.io members have info on homebrew titles (mainly earlier years 1996-2005), I would welcome the info.



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nice list if you want to add 2 more: Laserman 2k3 (great hack of keystone kappers) and Laserman 88 (its a 2600 port of a ti-99/4a game)

I should mention that both were done by me :)

I plan on redoing work on 88 (with hope to continue series on the 7800 and on the jaguar)

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nice list if you want to add 2 more: Laserman 2k3 (great hack of keystone kappers) and Laserman 88 (its a 2600 port of a ti-99/4a game)

I should mention that both were done by me :)

I plan on redoing work on 88 (with hope to continue series on the 7800 and on the jaguar)

do you URL's for them?

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nice list if you want to add 2 more: Laserman 2k3 (great hack of keystone kappers) and Laserman 88 (its a 2600 port of a ti-99/4a game)

I should mention that both were done by me :)

I plan on redoing work on 88 (with hope to continue series on the 7800 and on the jaguar)

added them to the list....Thanks Dan!

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There are many homebrews and hacks not listed on wikipedia and/or no longer available as the publisher stopped publishing them or the carts could very well have been limited runs and so on. Also there are various releases by various publishers of the same releases. There are also lab loaner(prototypes), one offs, and so on that are floating around or in people's collections. I can compile a list of what I have and email it to you when finished if that helps.

So are you considering only true homebrews or/and hacks of existing games that have been put onto cart? Or any homebrew or/and hack made into a rom, but never released on cart? I think sticking only to games physically released on cartridge is more manageable as there are an almost infinite amount of homebrews/hack, wips, etc and would be very hard to manage a list for.

 

Also there is release date. That can be a tricky one. Some people put when the rom is finished, others put the release date when it actually is released on cart. I think the later is more accurate. The release date I use is when the cart is released by the publisher.

 

This site, although not updated in short while, has a lot of information, mostly accurate, but in no way is it complete. I hope this helps.

http://www.atari2600homebrew.com/

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My spreadsheet has been a work in progress for almost 3 years now. I'm going for anything: homebrew, hack, port, WIP, demo, etc.  I have used Wiki, AA forums, atari2600homebrew.com, along with dozens of other sites too to compile my list.

I have symbols to designate the games on a cart vs. the games made in ROM only too.

The dates I add are mainly just the year. If a game is over several years, I put the whole span of years.

 

Thanks for any info you can send me AtariCharles! 

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