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THEME REVEAL

REGISTRATION 
INSTRUCTIONS

  • Get a copy of NESmaker if you do not have one already.

  • Head to The Retroverse and create a creator account using your NESmaker credentials. Instructions can be found in this video.

  • Once logged into The Retroverse with a creator account, go to the Byte-Off 4 page under EVENTS and register for the event.

    *Submission instructions will be posted and sent to registered users closer to the end of the competition.

IMPORTANT 
DATES

  • Byte-Off 4 begins at 8pm EST on Friday, February 9th.

  • All entries must be submitted by no later than Sunday, March 17th, at 11:59pm EST.

  • Player's Choice voting will begin on The Retroverse on Monday, March 18th, and voting will be open until just prior to the Byte-Off Awards.

  • The annual Byte-Off Awards will take place live this year's Midwest Gaming Classic the weekend of April 5th. Please subscribe at the bottom of the page for updates on the awards show, the Byte-Off, and 

The

JUDGES

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We have an exciting panel of judges for the 2024 competition. Here is a list of the judges. Check back as we also post a quick video introduction from each judge over the next week or so.​

BEST ART

Savannah Perron

Artist, Sabotage Studios, Sea of Stars

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BEST MUSIC AND SFX

Matt Bittman

Head Engineer and Producer, Wright Way Recording Studios

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BEST NARRATIVE

Andrew Fisher

Writer, Retro Gaming Magazine

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BEST PACKAGE

Eliza Roberts

Social Media Manager, Omni Creator Products, Project Frontier

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BEST CHARACTER

Leonard Panzica

Design Manager, Hasbro

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The Emissary 

Dale Coop and SJ

The NESmaker Community's formative cross-generational team

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The WOMBAT 

Joe Granato and Austin McKinley

The NESmaker Team

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PLAYER'S CHOICE

You.

People who love playing new games for legacy systems.

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BEST GAME

The Polymega Team

Branding

Assets

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Many users have asked if they can use NESmaker and/or Byte-Off branding assets for artwork. This is completely optional, but we wanted to make official assets available for you to use, should you want to include them. We are humbled you want to show your pride in this community like a badge of honor! Download the attachment for a zip file of the whole pack.

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