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  • KyHEN Vita Homebrew Contest - Over $1,000 In Cash Prizes

    If you have what it takes to create homebrew games, or utility/plugins, this contest is for you.

    Your entry can be created using your own engine from scratch, or existing SDKs such as Unity or GameMaker.

    There's also a category for porting an existing game.

    From the organizers:
    Through this contest we want to promote creativity and originality with Game One and Game Two. We joined forces with a professional in that field who publish games for PSVita in order to also help amateur developers to grow up and improve their skills with critics from an expert in that field. In the past (PSP era mostly, alongside PS3 era), the hacking community was at its peak with an active community. Forums and legends from the scene (DarK Alex, or geohot to name a few) fueled us with magic on our hands and raised a large interest into hacking their Sony devices.

    As time goes further, with devices like PS4 and PS5 and the security being tougher and tougher, the hacking community activity decreased with the loss of important websites like or PSPGen. This contest, with the involvement of Wololo, PSX-Place and PlayStationHaX is the occasion to light up that lost fire in our community and hopefully raise the interest about hacking their device again.
    Game category 1: Create a game with an existing engine of your choice, e.g. GameMaker or Unity.

    Game Category 2: Create a game with your own engine and compiled with vitaSDK or dolceSDK.

    Utility: Create a homebrew or a plugin.

    Port: Port an application or a game from another system, or an emulator.

    So get your favorite text/code editor ready, make sure to grab the contest's splash screen to include in your Homebrew, and go check their website for the full rules and the judging process. Good luck to everyone!

    Last edited by dlevere; 04-04-2021, 02:01:40 AM.
    The Hackmaster

  • #2
    The contest started with $455 in prizes, but that number has now climbed to more than $1000, according to the contest's ko-fi page. This is thanks to the many anonymous folks on the scene contributing with donations.

    You have until end of May to submit your entry, so this leaves you a little less than 2 months to submit your homebrew.

    KyuHEN Vita Homebrew contest: cash prizes total now above $1,000 O_o
    The Hackmaster


    • #3
      Developer Northfear has released Vanilla Conquer for the PS Vita, which will let you enjoy old school RTS games Command & Conquer and Red Alert on your favorite portable console.

      Vanilla Conquer (Command & Conquer port) – KyuHEN homebrew competition
      The Hackmaster


      • #4
        PS Vita developer Rinnegatamante has released hbRedirect, a homebrew utility for the PS Vita that lets you redirect ux0 usage to other partitions.

        hbRedirect (KyHEN homebrew competition entry)
        The Hackmaster