We interrupt your Summer C3 event to bring you our 14th 24-Hour Super Mario World contest! Get ready to mix 'n match resources to cook up some quick courses - levels, that is! And remember, "if you need instructions, check out the enclosed instruction book." -Hotel Mario
We are heartbroken to join the thousands of people who are mourning the loss of Near.
Beyond their foundational work on bsnes and contributions to the world of emulation and classic gaming, we were fortunate to have Near as a member of the site offering both technical and personal advice to users interested in learning about ASM and classic console programming. Thanks to their efforts, we have the BPS patch format, xkas, and all of the tools built upon those foundations that they laid.
More than that, their personal contributions and willingness to help others inspired many of us to grow and thrive as programmers, designers and enthusiasts. Whether you were a professional developer or someone brand new to ASM, Near offered their extensive expertise to all they could, even it it meant digging into something new or unknown. Their loss is immense, not just because of the legacy of their work, but because of their legacy as a member of our community.
Yep, you read that right. It's almost July (where has the year gone?) and C3 starts this Friday 2nd July, 4pm UTC / Noon EST. Treat this as your friendly reminder you need to stop procrastinating and finish all your projects in three days.
We can't wait to see what you've all been working on!
While we finish tabulating the final results for the 2021 Kaizo Level Design Contest, the judges wanted to find a way to highlight levels in ways that wouldn't have otherwise been celebrated in the scoresheet. So we've created something new: the JUDGES' CHOICE AWARDS - a celebration of levels that achieved in ways that don't fit our normal categories of awards or trophies.
Due to many people asking for it, the Overworld Design Contest deadline has been extended by one week. The new deadline is now the 27th June, 20:00 UTC! Good luck and looking forward to seeing your entries.
The site now has a brand-new Super Mario Advance rankset, featuring beloved friends like Small Turnip, Cherry, and Mushroom Block (World 1).
Additionally, the Touhou rankset's been lagging behind as new characters have been introduced in the series. As such, we've updated the rankset to include all the characters up to the latest game, Unconnected Marketeers. We also filled in some gaps with the PC-98 characters, and fixed up some of the incorrect names! Here's a little teaser:
Some special thanks are in order. One for Tahixham for helping with the compilation of the Super Mario Advance rankset, one for E-man38 for drawing the lovely icons for the new Touhou 18 characters, and of course, Telinc1, for putting it all together!
Of course, if you spot any errors, be sure to let me (bebn legg) know!