Archdruid Gaming Contest | Gaming Decades: The 80's - Total Prize Pool: 30 STEEMs!!!

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Hi everyone!

It is MAY 2019 already, like.... like FOUR entire months had went and gone like a snap of your fingers! Zip! Just like that!!! Whoa~

With @archdruid recent revival, we launched our Gaming Era contest's first round in April 2019, and though the turnout was a bit quiet, ........... it WAS the 1970s and most of us were still in the joining screen of this MMO game called LIFE at that time, y'know!

Seven people entered, and I am very happy to say that there are a variety of articles that were produced, we had nostalgia recollections, reviews, creative writing stories, and even animated artworks :) It was great to open up the playfield of gaming-related contents to more people! :D

So, without further ado, we'd like now to announce the second round to the @archdruid's Gaming Era contests!


  1. You are to create a post about a game from the 1980s :D
    The 1980s was a big decade for Gaming! Some argue it was the GOLDEN AGE of arcade gaming! Are they right? Do you want to dispute this? Do you want to affirm it??? @elfranz does! Whichever way, if you had played a game, ANY GAME, from the 1980s, this is a perfect opportunity to pay homage to a momentous decade in Gaming!

  2. The post does not need to be about a game review or a video of actual gameplay!
    You can do fanart, or fanfic, or commentary piece about a game's soundtrack, or a cosplay of a character from a game that was released in the 1980s, or photography post with your collection of oldie-but-goodie games, ... you get the idea, right? ANYTHING GOES AS LONG AS THE POST HAS A RELATION TO A GAME RELEASED SOMEWHERE IN THE 1980s! We are opening up the playfield and we welcome Steemians of various genres to come and join the @archdruid's love for gaming!

  3. Limit of 3 entries per author.

  4. If you do submit a post, please resteem this post :) Upvotes are not required but appreciated <3

  5. Please tag your post with #archdruid-contest if you are entering the contest :D

  6. Deadline is gonna be June 3rd HERE'S A COUNTDOWN FOR HYPE PURPOSES!!!

  7. Judging for this round is @veryspider and @elfranz !

But in the future, we will welcome guest judges so if you are interested to help this community out as a judge, let us know :D In return, we will splash you with a short feature in the contest's publication to highlight who you are as a gamer and bringing exposure to you which may invite new follows to your page :D :D :D

What were the EIGHTIES like for gaming???

Here are a few examples of how gaming was that might inspire you but you can do whatever you want :D


THE highest-grossing game of all time?!?!?

the OG waka-waka


THE reason my parents didn't want me near the console!!!

holy hell that's immpossible, how did I beat that game

Donkey Kong

THE first apperance of universal gaming mascot jumpmanMARIO

accurate depiction of @elfranz's romantic life


THE reason why I love traffic lights

this is why we need to protect our wildlife people

Street Fighter

THE father of all figthin games!!!

AAAAAARGH ragequits


THE game of the movie about a game!!!

that gif has only two frames... I just wanted to come clean on that


THE birth of the vampire slaying franchise!!!

because vampires are meant to be killed not loved

Dragon Quest

THE most time I've spend on something!!!

OMG look at those graphics!!!

Final Fantasy

THE franchise that never ends!!!

final?! there are 15 of those!!!


THE best martial arts experience!!!

yeah, this is where that meme came from

King's Quest

THE fantasy adventure for all!!!

cool cinematic, right?

Legend of Zelda


an obscure and unknown game

Maniac Mansion

THE Graphic adventure before graphic adventures where a thing!

all those teenagers where kinda assholes

Mega Man

THE negleted son fo Capcom!!!

rockman... why rockman?

Metal Gear

THE cinematic simulator

thanks to these games you now can hear exclamation marks


THE best sex reveal of gaming history!!!

this is a metroid, the girl is Samus

Prince of Persia

THE death by spikes simulator!!!

I learned how to parry attack 20 years later


THE game for city planners!!!

I always clicked for natural disasters =)


THE game that trained us to sort the groceries in the trunk

I bet you can hear the music in your heads now

...Gosh, having done this lookbacksies, it must have been an incredible decade for gaming, hey???? :O :O :O


Alright, now that HYPE has been stoked, let's get to the juiciest bits :D

  1. First Prize (x1): 10 STEEMs
  2. Runner Ups (x2): 5 STEEMs for each winner
  3. Honorable Mentions (x5): 2 STEEMs for each winner

Total Prize Pool: 30 STEEMs

Please thank @curie for the sponsorship for this prize pool! They are the awesome~ Yesh~

We hope you will really consider joining up and sharing our love for gaming because, you see, gaming is more than just a 'silly and childish' hobby for us, it is a brand new frontier that is coming into its own form and respectability, and we hope to meet others who also want to contribute making #gaming a thriving and fun community in Steemit :D

Any questions? Please let us know in the comments below :)

Hope to see a lot of posts and entries!


Good luck! Have fun!

Signing off,
@veryspider & @elfranz


Wow that's awesome. Thanks for this wonderful contest. I managed to write an article for this contest. That really helped me dig some of my nostalgic memories.

My first console gaming expereince - Contra made me crazy

Thank you for entering <3 !!!

I’ll try to squeeze an entry in for this, but dunno if I will do so. Maybe I’ll have enough energy to do so, but I still have a platform burnout... as I said from the comment in the last post by @archdruid, gonna leave Steemit post-June 14th

aww felixi .... i hope you will re-emerge from your burn out soon but i totally understand, i'm kinda in the same boat i think i'm approaching that space where i just dont wanna do anything steemit-related soon aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


anyway, so i totally understand.

there will be the 90s next round, anyway, and you can totes rock that one out :D :D :D

<3 Love yah ponnie BardzoPajak!~ <3

Yeah I will try to get an entry by the end of the week or the start of next week. This one I definitely want either a Galaga follow up or a venture to "Montezuma's Revenge" here - considering mój Tata loved "Montezuma's Revenge."
Anywho, taking a platform break by June the 14th. SO MARK YOUR CALENDAR! (I will just tag people that I care for.)

Contra! I had completely forgotten about that! Hmmm... I think I've got some really good ones...

participate, @bengy! the 80s was an amazing decade !!!!

Gratz on getting a sponsor. This should be a fun one for many to join in on!

you should enter, enjar :O !!!!!!

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Welp, finally managed to push through the burnout but I made a story at least:

It's amazing the emotions that made me see all those images, it brings me very good memories of my childhood, games that were a challenge.

i hope you will enter this time, @yosuandoni ! the 80s was a really special decade for gaming!!!!

The EIGHTIES, y'all! So many births of the greatest titles and all that * ___ *

I am expecting a lot of entries or I will be an angry spider >:3!!!!!!!!!

Does this have a timeline to enter? I want to do something but I'm so busy rn T_T

Dead line is June 3, 2019, so you have TWO entire weeks !!!

Please enter, @faffy!!!!

interesting, it brings back good memories, perhaps I'll give it a try

hope to see hananan's entry, for sure !!! :>

Don't put your hope, I gonna feel guilty if I didn't create something :D

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Here is my first entry (hopefully I have two more coming before the cutoff!)

A really cool board game, Car Wars... designed by Steve Jackson!

Here is my second entry, BattleTech.... I was transported back to being a kid again writing this!

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The 80's is a pretty hard decade and I had to go with Final Fantasy but the 90s is gonna be even harder! Here's my entry :-D

Hopefully not too late...

Couldn't resteem the post though so that's probably a bad sign, heh.