Gianfranco Berardi, whose name I just love to type, is our winner! Here’s his winning email!


I was right about the first one. I found a website that hosted old
emulators and found Penny Arcade. I played it, and it looked incredibly
similar to the screen shot.

First game: Penny Arcade by Bill Budge

Second game: Rings of Zilfin by Ali N. Atabek of Strategic Simulations,

Third game: Styx by Matthew Smith of Bug-Byte Software Ltd

Since the second screen shot clues were later games by the authors, the
thing that these games all have in common is that they are the first or
early-made games by the authors.

Did I win? B-)

You are absolutely correct on all counts! A winner is you! Shine get! Flawless victory! Ding 70! You have ascended to Avatarhood!

I swear, next time I do this I’ll make it a little easier…

~ by Anthony Salter on December 3, 2007.

5 Responses to “WE HAVE A WINNER!”

  1. w00t! And I would have gotten the Below the Root contest if I had gone to your blog sooner!

    I’m installing Steam as I type this. I want to thank MobyGames and World of Spectrum for helping me find Rings of Zilfin and Styx. Penny Arcade was a guess from Wikipedia entries on Bill Budge, of Pinball Construction Set fame, and I had to find an emulator and the disk image to verify that I was right because Penny Arcade isn’t in MobyGames.

    “A winner is you!”

  2. Nice one GB!

    Geez Viridian…are you sure you’re not the mastermind behind Blizzard’s raid attunement chains? *grin*

  3. […] sent in the email, and I received a response that I had won! So what did I win? According to the contest details, I get a copy of Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2 […]

  4. congrats GB. this stuff was just a smidge before my time. guess i’m not as old as i thought? 😛

  5. or perhaps you do have a life after all? =)

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