HackFest is an Apple II programming competition held over the course of KansasFest every year and open to all attendees. The following archive of past HackFest entries serves as an example of the creativity and methods this competition inspires among KansasFest attendees. The rules under which they were created are here.

YearAuthorTitlePlaceFormatAlternative
1998Michael HackettWordWorks Pro pop-up blocker1st
1998Pim BloklandFinder desktop color changer2nd
1998Ken GagneGSoft BASIC Boggled3rd
1998Geoff Weiss
1999Ken GagneSpectrum address book1st
1999Shawn BeattieGSoft BASIC countdown to Y][KFest2nd
1999Richard BennettErratic iMac-like mouse behavior3rd
1999Jeff BlakeneyFile compression utility4th
1999Cindy AdamsSimple Spectrum script5th
2000Geoff WeissTaipan1st
2000Ken GagneMaxster2ndBXYBSC
2000Margaret AndersonAppleWorks macro3rd
2000Jeff BlakeneySpectrum Checkers4th
2000Jamie HodgesApplesoft dice-rolling5th
2001Margaret Anderson1st
2001Ken GagneKISS2ndBXYBSC
2001Geoff WeissSpectrum tar3rd
2001Jamie Hodges4th
2003Margaret AndersonHyperCard-based driving time estimator to local restaurant1st
2003Andrew RoughanSpecification for a Marinetti debugging tool
2004Eric ShepherdSideClick1st
2004Geoff WeissLanceHack2nd
2004Hans FrankeHELLO WORLD for Replica-13rd
2006Margaret AndersonSudoku solver1st
2006Eric ShepherdFinder icon Space Invaders2nd
2006Matthew SchockBASIC RPG3rd
2006Stavros KaratsoridisKFest trivia4th
2006Geoff WeissBejeweled5th
2007Michael J MahonNada.Pong1stSDK
2007Andrew RoughanShareClip2nd
2008Ryan SuenagaBitly CDA1st
2008Margaret AndersonGame launcher2nd
2009Peter NeubauerConway's Game of Life1stSHK
2009Martin HayeVROOM2ndPOPNG
2009Margaret AndersonHyperCard-based disk cataloging utility3rd
2009Ryan SuenagaIPData Reporter CDA 1.04thBXY
2010Martin HayeWizardry deprotected1st
2010Peter NeubauerKansasFest Trivia with Complete Pascal and Pegasoft Draw Tools2ndSHK
2011Daniel KruszynaSquares1stBXYPO
2011Peter NeubauerTerrapin & DoubleTalk demo2ndDSK
2011Martin HayeHaiku-Bot3rdDSK
2012Jeremy RandCurtaSim1stDSKsource code
2012Jeff BlakeneyColourfill game2nd
2012Ivan DruckerMagic GOSUB3rdDSKBXY
2012Scott MillerA formula fo drawing the word KFest4th
2012Martin HayeApple /// crack screenDSK
2012Peter NeubauerLissajous curve plotterDSK
2012Mike MaginnisApple III piano
2013Margaret AndersonEamon mapper1st
2013Geoff WeissTeach bug fix and Time control panel update2ndSHK
SHK
2013Kevin SavetzAutomatic Structris player3rdZIP (with DSK and TXT)
2013Jeremy RandRPN calculator4thZIP
SHK
2MG
Latest release
2013Kelvin SherlockKansasFest banner INIT and ORCA/C binary literal support5thPatchHTTP
2013Charles ManginKansasFest themed Bard's Tale characters6thDSK
2013Forrest LoweBoot tracing tools7thDOC
DSK
PDF
2014Jeremy RandApple 2048 game1stDSKGit
2014Ivan HoganTrig Function Plotter2ndDSK
TXT
HTTP
2014John LaneThorin's Charge Card (Wizardy 4 de-protect)3rdTXTDSK
Notes on DSK
2014Charles ManginBiofeedback GameZIP
2015Carrington VanstonTic-Tac-Toe Game1stZIP with disk image and source
2015Martin HayeApple III Assembler/Disassembler2nd
2015Jeremy RandA2Sudoku3rdDSK v1.0
Source ZIP
Github
DSK v1.2 (enhanced after HackFest)
2015Kevin SavetzLittle Red Google Car (Lit’l Red Bug Autoplayer)ZIP
2015Kevin SavetzArchive.org Disk Image Data ExtractorShell script
2015John LeakeOMG Zombies
2015Forrest Lowe"3-Sided Record" Disk (multiple sector 0s)
2015Charles ManginDisk ImagerSource on Github
2015Sarah WOlympic Decathlon fixPNG screenshot
2016Kevin SavetzKaverns of KFest1stDSKGitHub
2016Jeremy RandBejeweled2ndDSKGitHub
2016Rob McMullenApple II support in Omnivore3rdWebGitHub
2016Paul HagstromWavy DotsDSKGitHub
2017Martin HayeApple III Satan ModeDSK
2017Ivan HoganCrosslineDSK
TXT (source+directions)
TXT (version 2)
TXT (version 3)
2017Jeremy RandColourGoDSK (improved v1.5)
DSK (HackFest entry)
GitHub
2017Russ Ross2048
2017Rob McMullenFujirun1stDSKGitHub
2017Alain ZanchettaSargon II hack3rd
2017Charles ManginYou are a Grue2nd
2017Alex FrenchSuper Hi-Res Particles
2017Kevin SavetzSimon SezBAS
DSK
2019Adrian Bedard8 Bit Man1stWebsite
2019Charles ManginOctopede2ndDSKGitHub
2019Matthew RandHot Dice3rdDSKGitHub
2019Sarah WCoveted Mirror Name Generator4thDSKWebsite
Archive.org
2019Mike GoodellKeyboard Tester
2019Alain ZanchettaSCART Video Modes 
2019Kris KennawayHires Shades of Gray
2019Forrest Lowe6502 multiply/divide routines
2019Margaret AndersonEamon Mapper DSK
2020Melissa RandUsing an Apple ][ through Discord1stGitHub
2020Charles ManginCanyon2ndDSK
2020Sellam AbrahamMesmerizer Exorciser3rdYouTube
2020Micah CowanFnord4thDSKYouTube
2020Ben SmithEtch5thDSKYouTube
2020Matteo TrevisanVISUAL APPLE II OSDSKYouTube
2020Scott LawrenceVideo Switcher for the Apple ][c "Rollercoaster" LaserDisc GameYouTube
2020Andrew RoughanPatch Mockingboard speech titles to use SAM software speechGitHub