After extending the deadline until November 23rd, Yandex Retro Games Battle 2020, the largest game development competition dedicated to the ZX Spectrum, enters the voting phase and publishes all fifteen games that are running to win the best ZX Spectrum game of 2020.
Results of the competition will be announced on December 12, 2020. Games will be judged on their graphics, gameplay and sound. The three highest-scoring games will win cash prizes, being 80,000 ₽ (USD 1,100) for the first place and 60,000 ₽ (USD 870) and 40,000 ₽ (USD 580) for the second and third place, respectively.
Everybody is invited to download and play games. If you do so, make sure to cast your vote because there is also a prize of 20,000 ₽ (USD 290) that will be given for the game chosen by the public vote. As of this writing, the page with all contestants’ information and download links is in Russian only, but it is pretty easy to find the download links and get’em all.
If you don’t have an ZX Spectrum emulator at hand, don’t fret! The Yandex website offers browser-based emulators for each one of the games.
To vote you must join/register to access the Yandex forum.
Here is a video with all contestants: