Since Forever 2006 till 2016, every Forever had a theme, chosen by us organizers. Last year we made an experiment: we said to the Forever visitors to write their own ideas for the topic for Forever 2017 on the backside of their votesheets. We received five suggestions from three people, and one of them we really liked. That’s why Forever 2017 was Mad Max: The 8-Bit Road.
Fast forward to 2017. Again we say, “If you have an idea for the theme for next year, please put it on the backside of your votesheet.” We received a total of 17 ideas from 15 different people. WOW!!! About 20% of the visitors took part and came up with something! If we ever needed a confirmation that the themes have their sense, now we got it.
After shortlisting seven of the suggestions according to three basic criteria (wide and interesting enough to inspire people to use the theme in the compos; existing 8-bit game content that can be used in quizzes and competitons; can be visualized well – a crazy costume for Wotnau, an idea for the poster, etc.), we had an internal voting sessions, and it is our pleasure to announce that the next Forever will be
8-Bit Atlantis was suggested by PulkoMandy. Thank you, mate! We’re equally thankful to all the other creative people who came up with their suggestions.
The suggestions and their respective authors (the first 6 being the rest of our shortlist) were:
Alien(s)/Rescue in Horna Suca – from Pepax
Jet Set F*cking Willy – Ikon
Lost (8-bit) World/8-Bit Park – the votesheet wasn’t signed
Japan/Korea – Factor6
Robocop/Double Dragon – Sad
Journey to the Centre of the 8 Bits – another unsigned votesheet
Industrial Revolution – LiSU
Jack Lives Here (Tramiel) – Visáč
Bad Jokes – Bocianu
Disco Time 8bit – Bocianu
Go Binary! – Bocianu
Mad Max with Max – JTR
Wrong Side of Heaven, Righteous Side of Hell – Zoom
Rainbow Forever – CreaMD
Killer in the Dark – LCD
Pixelized – Zilogator
The official poster, new design of this web, and all the other paraphernalia will follow in due time. See you in 8-bit Atlantis!