of the Zillions" Contest
are a lot of truly talented folks out there writing games for the
Zillions engine. We want to give these folks a nod by giving special
awards to the most innovative and fun creations submitted.
Winners! for round 3 have been selected!
Round 4 starts soon.
How it works | Nominees
| How to submit your game | Current
Prize (new this round!) | Winners!
how it works:
winner in each category will be selected every three months (or
so) from a list that is then voted upon by you, our game players.
We will announce the starting and ending date of each contest on
the front page of our site and all you have to do is come here to
place your vote. When thinking about which game to vote for, here
are some things to keep in mind:
will be judged in three categories:
Chess Variants , 2. Puzzles & 3. Other Games
considering which are the best games, try using the following criteria:
Quality: Are the graphics original? Do they fit the nature
of the game?
Quality: How interesting is the game itself? Is it fun to
play? Is it a challenge?
How unique is the game and what's special about it?
of Play: How easy is it to learn how to play the game? Is
there enough documentation included for a novice to figure it
The Nominees Are...
Thanks for helping us choose the best of the best! Welcome to
the third round of our "Best of the Zillions" contest.
Previous winners are listed at the special winner's
circle page. This current contest starts on March 1st,
2002 & ends on June 1st, 2002. Please nominate
programs now and we will select several in each catagory for user
The Winners Are...
now have a special winner's circle
page where you can view and directly download all the games
that have clearly stood out from the pack.
having a look at the previous winners, why not write
to us with your nomination for the next round of the "Best
of the Zillions" contest? Feel free to contact us with your
suggestions and we'll take them into consideration when setting
up the next voting period.
to Submit Your Game:
Do you think you have an idea for a fantastic game? Build it in
more information on how to build games within the Zillions interface,
upgrade to the new version: 1.3.1
- and consult the Langref.chm file included in the update)
be elligible for one of our cool prizes! Here's
how you submit a game for inclusion at the Games
section of our site and for possible consideration for these awards:
your game through e-mail and we can add it to the site.
If possible, please help us by including a small screenshot for
use with your game's listing, a larger screenshot for the game's
page, and a ReadMe web page that can be included with the game.
Also, please design the .zrf to work if it's installed using the
simple instructions at http://www.zillionsofgames.com/games/
-- we want to get people playing as quickly as possible! This means
that custom graphics should be specified as a relative path to the
.zrf. Requiring the user to add new graphics to his images folder
shuts the door on users who run off the CD-ROM.
then on until the end of the quarter, the best of the bunch will
be chosen for a Zillions of Games award. Right now, these prizes
consist of Zillions of Games merchandise - t-shirts, mugs
and the like. In the future, we'd like to make those prizes bigger
and better. We'll keep you posted on developments.
current prizes are:
A Logitech Wingman Force Feedback Mouse (top
voted game overall & second most voted game) & a Zillions
golf shirt (third prize)!
For Most Votes Overall & Second Prize (second most votes):
Zillions of Games will allow you to feel a whole range of touch
sensations with this powerful mouse!
here for more details on the Logitech Wingman.
A Zillions of Games golf shirt! This attractive garment can come
in either Large or X-Large.
Prizes for the next round will be annouced soon!