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aSCII cOMPO [remote OK]

Versus-staff proudly present an Amiga ascii compo together with Edison demoparty (5-7 July):

Design the vote sheet for Versus #9, only chartmag on Amiga since 2006. It should be Amiga style ascii with category names included. else its up to you as artist how to do this.
Check previous year for inspiration: https://edisonparty.com/content/versus-votesheet-example.txt

If you want to participate remote, you have to mail your contribution to compo-release[AT]nukleus[DOT]nu

Deadline submit remote: 4th of July, 23:59 (GMT+1).

Check further ascii rules at Edison homepage > compos https://edisonparty.com/

Good luck!

Versus - you are not the on1y 0ne!

ps 'Best Asciian' is a category we hope for continue support in Versus. If you ask us, it BELONGS to the Amiga scene

pps PING me if you want invite to the not public Versus FB group (sorry for advert)

https://edisonparty.com/
[Submitted by Cefa68000]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Fri 21 Jun 2019 | Hits: 319 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Demoscene Research: June Updates

[ Demoscene Research ] June Updates
Finally added two missing papers: Hodges 2018 and Desidério & Rossi 2008. Two interesting books came out recently, and we’re working on getting them read and added as well. The first one is Media Piracy in the Cultural Economy by Gavin Mueller and the other Gaming the Iron Curtain by Jaroslav Svelch.
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Posted by ALiEN^bf on Wed 19 Jun 2019 | Hits: 398 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Crinkler 2.2 released!

A 6-bytes size improvement for 1k intros.

See the forum post for the details.
[Submitted by Blueberry]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Sun 16 Jun 2019 | Hits: 598 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Slengpung: The Dutch batch

[ Slengpung ] The Dutch batch
Here we go with some Dutch party pics. First of all, the first photos from Outline 2019, provided by the 5711 posse (Darya, Susencrusen, Puenzli). Then there are some older pics done by Ramon B5, namely from Bizarre 1997, and Outline editions from 2013, 2014 and 2015.
[Submitted by BitBot]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Wed 12 Jun 2019 | Hits: 554 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Scene World Podcast Episode #67 - Strange Parts with Scotty Allen

Scotty Allen is the man behind the hugely successful YouTube channel, Strange Parts. He joins Joerg and AJ for Scene World's Repair Month to talk building and repairing your own hardware, China's unique electronics marketplace, and why preserving older hardware is important for future generations. (Interview begins at 14:42)

https://scene.world/strangeparts
[Submitted by Nafcom]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Wed 12 Jun 2019 | Hits: 292 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Vandalism News #69 out now!

VN#69 Page: https://csdb.dk/release/?id=178594
Direct d/l url: https://csdb.dk/release/download.php?id=221312

Some facts about this new issue:

Again we broke the world record! Spread across 6 disk sides,
comprising of 97.211 words and 454.491 characters to the sum
of 612kb of text tenacity!

Featuring:
- Who is hot and who is not? Headline news, World of Demos, and Game &
Magazine reviews!
- The Making of Rivalry - Vandalism News injecting more rivalry onto your screen!
- Interviews: 1 on 1 with Trap, Prowler, Magnar, Compyx, Golara and Sparta!
- The Will to Scene, Mop/Atz dives deeper into the why the C64 show must go on!
- Partyzone: reporting exclusively from Moonshine Dragons, Revision and WoC
- Pixel Perfection: Vandalism News 69 titlepicture drawn by JonEGG
- The Market: Vandalism News puts upcoming games and newly fondled exotic
hardware under the magnifying glass!
- Give Hate A Chance! - How Facet created a compo picture for Flashback 2019
- Anecdotes! - DeeKay of Crest on three decades of C64 demo making!
- Demo Map Germany - A Journey through the ages and facts about the German
demo scene foundation!
- 10 exclusive SID tracks inside! Bop your head to Rock, Vincenzo, TDM, Jammer,
Voyager, Sidwave, Celticdesign, Scarzix, ZZAP69 and Shogoon.
- Great Disk covers + Labels (by Lobo) and funky Directory Art (by SiNK)

And much much more inside!
[Submitted by magicnah]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Wed 12 Jun 2019 | Hits: 389 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

"The Lady of Mars" - new chiptune album (NES / Famicom).

Hello!
Here is some info about my new chiptune / lo-fi album.

******************
YERZMYEY - The Lady of Mars
Released in 2019 by Cheapbeats.

THE ALBUM: https://yerzmyey.bandcamp.com/album/the-lady-of-mars

PART 1

01. Pegasus
02. Return to Taured
03. Roller-Coaster Ride
04. The Lady of Mars


PART 2

05. Pegasus (lo-fi live: NES with toy-keyboards)
06. Return to Taured (lo-fi live: NES with toy-keyboards)
07. Roller-Coaster Ride (lo-fi live: NES with toy-keyboards)
08. The Lady of Mars (lo-fi live: NES with toy-keyboards)


BONUS (covers)

09. 30 minut, a cover (lo-fi live: ZX SPECTRUM with toy-keyboards)
10. Children, a cover (lo-fi live: ZX SPECTRUM with toy-keyboards)
11. Superman, a cover (lo-fi live: ZX SPECTRUM with toy-keyboards)

INFOS:
This time I wanted to add some 'live' elements to tracked chiptune music. Trackers are cool but making some improvised solos is much better played "by hand", in real-time.
To compare the pure tracker chiptunes with their 'live' versions I split this album into two parts - tracker and 'live'.
Those have been made with NES / Famicom.
Also, I added some bonus-traxx - covers made with ZX Spectrum and toy-keyboards and synths. Enjoy.

All the keyboards/synths parts have been played 100% live without any sequencing.

Videoclip from this album is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd7CbfO0Eu8
It has been made by PixelNation for my NES/Famicom song "Roller-Coaster Ride".
Starring (haha) - me & my girlfriend Kate. And numerous game-consoles.

Cover-art by Jokov.


Hardware used ->Game-consoles and computers:
- Famicom AV
- ZX Spectrum 128

Toy-keyboards and synths:
- Korg Monotron Delay
- CASIO SA-5
- Yamaha PSS-51
- Novation Mininova


Some concerts where we play chiptune and lo-fi music 'live', with synthesizers and drums:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC2TCbz5xc8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1qwHLHTLpk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAaCJUdbN24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHGBCBLuSrU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BITS7rMmqRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUHiSNf6xC8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feOqOBTui5g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwqchcV9hRg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz-N6Lbwqsk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2XskV0P9Ew
...and others.


Additional thanx for help to: Cheapbeats, Famicon PL organizers and NES/Famicom/Pegasus community, PixelNation, Jokov, Kate.


Original composers of those three covers:
"30 minut" by TATU,
"Children" by Robert Miles,
"Superman" by John Williams.


Links:
http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl/
https://www.cheapbeats.net/
https://cheapbeatsmusic.bandcamp.com/
https://yerzmyey.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV-a7w73w_z7J2sZC0daOdg
[Submitted by yerzmyey]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Mon 10 Jun 2019 | Hits: 362 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

@party 2019 day 1 is LIVE!

The first day of @party is now live! Go watch it at SceneSat. If you want, come chat with us at #scenesat on efnet to discuss happenings at the party, or just talking in general. We don't bite!
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Posted by ALiEN^bf on Sat 08 Jun 2019 | Hits: 638 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

The Masters of Pixel Art volume 3

This book covers contemporary pixel art, both inside and outside the demo-scene.

The Kickstarer is released, running until 1st of July. Or place a pre-order via nicepixel.se:
Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nicepixel/masters-of-pixel-art-3/
nicepixel.se: http://nicepixel.se/work-in-progress-volume3/

Thanks for your support - this book will be awesome!
[Submitted by prowler]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Tue 04 Jun 2019 | Hits: 730 | Read/Post Comment: 1 |

Full Steam Ahead

[ Conspiracy ] Full Steam Ahead
Now that there's a second generation of VR headsets, we decided to put Offscreen Colonies VR on Steam - still for free! Enjoy!
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Posted by ALiEN^bf on Mon 03 Jun 2019 | Hits: 594 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Scene World Podcast Episode #66 - Valerio Cannone

Valerio Cannone is a hardware developer known for repairing vintage arcade machines in his spare time. Valerio shares some of his knowledge with Joerg, and gives us some insight into his history, what drives him, and why keeping vintage arcade machines functional is important in the 21st century. (Interview begins at 8:40)

https://scene.world/valeriocannone
[Submitted by Nafcom]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Sat 01 Jun 2019 | Hits: 441 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Mystic Bytes launched a new version of Lockup demo!

[ DHS.NU ] Mystic Bytes launched a new version of Lockup demo!
Grey of Mystic Bytes writes:
Winning Falcon demo entry from the last year's "Silly Venture" got a new version with some improvements, like:

- Fixed overflows in audio decoder causing some occasional pops and clicks

- Fixed sorting glitches in greetings section

Click and download the "Lockup" 1.3 version!


* Download Lockup v1.3 for the Falcon: http://files.dhs.nu/files_demo/Lockup_v13.zip
* Lockup at Demozoo: https://demozoo.org/productions/195472/
* Lockup at Pouet.Net: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=78884

[Submitted by BitBot]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Thu 30 May 2019 | Hits: 534 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Underground Conference 9 - June 20-23 2019

Join us for four days of non-stop insanity at the craziest outdoor demoparty event ever.

Running occasionally since 1995, Underground Conference is one of the best kept secrets of German demo party organizing. Originally started to protest against the commercialization of the scene, the event more and more turned into an absurd parody of major demo parties, proper demo party organizing, and the scene in general.

UC features a gigantic line-up of innovative, strange and bizarre competitions, all taking place at a wonderful outside location including a private lake.

While UC is a small and rather private event, it always has and always will be settings standards on how to take a demoparty experience to the maximum. It's a once-in-lifetime experience for every demoscener.

"Elite only" - extreme vetting. Mandatory registration.

https://uc9.party
[Submitted by scamp]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Mon 27 May 2019 | Hits: 536 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Scne World: Age of Heroes Review by Andrew Fisher!

Our own Andrew Fisher has created an #unboxing and #gameplay video of the #c64 game #AgeOfHeroes published by #psytronik enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKbfBn0TFTI
[Submitted by Nafcom]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Mon 27 May 2019 | Hits: 421 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Scene World Podcast #65 - Andrew & Rob Hewson

Hewson Consultants! Who doesn't know them! (Later renamed to #21stCenturyEntertainment), we talk to Andrew Hewson who started all this and talk about the good old times, as well, as talking about what Rob Hewson does nowadays as an Indie videogame developer and publisher with Huey Games, releasing #HyperSentinel on the Switch before and currently working on Kickstarting their new game Droid Assault! (Interview starts at 20:55):


Listen to it!:
https://scene.world/hewson
[Submitted by Nafcom]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Mon 20 May 2019 | Hits: 666 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Vice on the American Demoscene

[ Demoscene Research ] Vice on the American Demoscene
Not much updates recently, but here’s one for a start: Vice has published an article on the past and present of the American demoscene.
Right here:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5wgp7/who-killed-the-american-demoscene-synchrony-demoparty

[Submitted by BitBot]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Thu 16 May 2019 | Hits: 791 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

XI MICROCOMPO AY/SCR2 V.4

AY music and MSX's screen 2 compo held by Culturachip and AAMSX. A diskmag will be released. Rules here
[Submitted by rolemusic]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Mon 13 May 2019 | Hits: 469 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Scene World Podcast Episode #64 - The 8-Bit Symphony with Rob Hubbard and Chris Abbott

Chris Abbott and Rob Hubbard are at it again! This time, they're working on the 8-Bit Symphony, a live concert featuring the Hull Philharmonic, celebrating the history of home computer gaming. They join AJ and Joerg for this special 64th episode to discuss bringing together this amazing project. (Interview starts at 22:27)

https://scene.world/8bitsymphony


[Submitted by Nafcom]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Fri 03 May 2019 | Hits: 845 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Another Revision 2019 batch

[ Slengpung ] Another Revision 2019 batch
Here's another batch of Revision 2019 photos, provided by Noname, TMA, and The Knight. The new photos begin on page 4. Enjoy!
[Submitted by BitBot]
Posted by ALiEN^bf on Sun 28 Apr 2019 | Hits: 1012 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |

Amiga Power Kickstarter almost over

[ Remix64 ] Amiga Power Kickstarter almost over

Today is the final day of the kickstarter with massive talent involved, so if you want to participate, head there now.

 

The organiser Matt Smith wrote about it:

 

"Splendidly, as we head into the last day of the campaign, we've hit the £19,000 mark and unlocked a new stretch goal. The deluxe liner notes booklet accompanying the AP album (in both its digital and physical incarnations) will now feature a full 100 pages of groovy stuff, including a special Complete Control section written by Rich Pelley, in which he’ll endeavour to provide solutions to all your problems – game-related or otherwise. Hurrah!"

How much more can we accomplish in the next few hours? With your help, we could yet hit another stretch goal! There's still time to support the project if you haven't already, and continuing to spread the word about it would be a massive help too. Just click the link above for more information!


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Posted by ALiEN^bf on Sun 28 Apr 2019 | Hits: 583 | Read/Post Comment: 0 |
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