Wednesday, September 11, 2019

RC2019/10 - Greetings and Welcome

Hello to all past contestants, visitors, and others.  Firstly I'd like to thank John for all the hard work that he has done for the Retro Challenge, and I'd like the officially declare RC2019/10 is open for entries.

If you plan to join us in the RC2019/10 competition, now is the time to make yourself known. Feel free to refer to our "RetroChallenge Rules" page for reminders, but the basics are "do something interesting with an old computer, and blog about it for month". As announced for RC2019/03  micro-controllers now qualify under similar conditions to video game consoles (i.e. made in the previous century).

Whatever you are going to do, please send me an email describing:
  1. Your name (or alias);
  2. Your picture (or I'll find something online);
  3. Your Twitter handle (if applicable);
  4. Your blog location (for project updates); and
  5. A brief synopsis of your project.
I will produce an entrants list that looks a bit like the one from RC2019/03, so use that as a guide for the level of information needed. Please send the information requested above to me via email to michael at jongleur dot co dot uk -- figuring-out how to decode that address is your first test  ;)

Get Things Rolling!

Well, then, that's all for now -- just about 3 weeks until the start of the competition! Currently I do not have any prize donations to announce, but I am hopeful as always that our retro-oriented friends will come through with some great prize offerings. Don't worry! Remember, the competition is it's own reward... :-)

Anyway, get your entry to me, order your parts, and make any necessary preparations. October will soon be upon us!


Michael Mulhern


  1. Michael,
    How should I enter? E-mail address? I'm interested in entering. Working on some new Basic games: AlphaForce and QuizNite. Also fixing up so old games and typing in games from magazines. Will blog about this stuff. Thanks for doing the contest.

    1. Hi, and thanks. My email address is in the post, but partially obscured to avoid bot scraping.

      Looking forward to your joining in.

  2. My blog is:

  3. Lets put up the entrants list! I want to see what others are doing...


  4. I hope you don't mind, but I'm taking over unofficially. Anyone interested, join me at