The Nintendo DS has a thriving home brew scene, with skilled programmers creating all sorts of wonderful games and applications. They’re easy to use too – just get a home brew solution such as Datel’s MAX Media Dock, download the software from sites such as www.maxconsole.net and transfer them to your media dock. You can then launch them through MAX Media’s intuitive desktop.
To celebrate the success of MAX Media Dock for the Nintendo DS, Datel is looking for the best home brew games around to offer as downloads or to possibly be bundled with future products. They don’t have to be new games – if you’ve already released a game onto the home brew scene, feel free to submit it for the competition. We’re not after exclusive publication rights either. If your game’s one of the lucky winners, you can still distribute it on the net and issue updated releases. In fact, if you’ve already written a game, entering the competition will be no effort at all!
But what’s in it for you?
Easy – we’re giving away up to 50 bundles of Datel DS goodies, worth £100/$180 each! And if that’s not enough, your game will also get a much increased distribution, with Datel’s seal of approval bringing it to the attention of professional DS coding teams who might – just might – be looking for new recruits.To enter, just send a copy of your game with a few simple instructions to email@example.com by Tuesday 31st October. If you’re one of the winners, we’ll get back to you after this date.
The arcade classic finds its way on to the Nintendo DS thanks to Max Media Player.
Clever treasure puzzle game with puzzles ranging from easy-peasy to tricky enough to make you pull your hair out in frustration.
The pen-and-paper classic comes to the DS, and the developer has put a great deal of effort into turning it into a videogame.
Positioned at the foot of the screen Space Invaders style, You blasts out bullets with attitude for as long as your stylus is on the touchscreen.
|Super Snake DS
Guide your roving reptile around the screen, eating the fruit and food scattered around the playing area.
an interesting mix of game styles.
A map of the London Underground is always a handy thing to have when visiting the capital. This is the Nintendo DS version.
|Stringy Things DS
Stringy Things DS is a compendium of word games.
Fans of classic gaming will soon be able to play it on the move.
It does what it says on the tin, with no real surprises.
Now here’s a game worth playing! A fair old rendition of the classic pencil-and-paper offering.
What can you say about Memory that isn’t obvious from the screenshots?
|Tic Tac Toe
This one’s Noughts and Crosses on the DS.
Interesting – an Amstrad CPC game brought to the DS in an unofficial conversion.
It’s daunting at first, but as you sit and think, all sorts of words present themselves.
Now here’s a text-book example of how to make good use of the touchscreen and create a game which could only have appeared on the DS.