boardrider: Have a Nice :cbm: day
Moloch: Another week, another two releases... yep, rular.
Fuzz: You don't want to know. :)
Moloch: Six NTSC releases in three months ... what's in the water?!
boardrider: I turned 35 on July 22nd!
Fuzz: There there..
Release List: 2008 / 2007
4/01: 2^8 / Style
3/29: Stacker / Retro64
3/17: Lilith / Style
3/17: Happy Birthday Moloch / Secret
2/29: DirMaster v2.0 / Style
2/08: KrionyX Thawed / KrionyX
1/31: Twist Of / Style
1/24: Happy New Year 2008 / PSW
1/12: Artillery Duel Network v1.0 / Schema
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12/31: Silver / Style
11/16: W.O.C. 2007 Invite / Necro
3/19: GinVision invite / NDivia
1/09: clockwerck / ND + xplsv
1/09: SESSiON ONE / bawlz
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12/29: Blockparty 2008 Invite / TPD
8/08: Psychedelia / Northern Dragons
8/03: Step back / Northern Dragons
4/29: Blockparty '07 Demos
1st: trace-symbol / Northern Dragons
2nd: 4kmdr / xplsv
3rd: µkandy / Trailer Park Demos
4th: ccc / mERICAN mORANS
5th: Magic Blocks / Lumental
6th: Blockparty 2k7 Partytro / GL.Fusion
7th: My First Demo / Froggy
8th: CHASSIS / Criticalartware
4/29: Blockparty '07 Wild Demos
1st: Ti-85 Megademo / GL.Fusion
3rd: Zik Tape / Northern Dragons
5th: GmDlsTool / xplsv
3/19: Blockparty / Northern Dragons
1/07: Signal to Droids / ND
Back In Time
The Wall: Last 10
Bawlz + Northern Dragons took 1st place at Blockparty 2008 with an invitation demo announcing the return of TMDC (Text Mode Demo Competition) but now under the ND banner - the winning demo was produced entirely by BarZoule. A three way co-op of Trailer Park Demos, Dolphin (a new group in North America), and Brainstorm (European) came in 2nd with solo scener Madbrain in third. Jeri Ellsworth and Fat Man (no, not the old c64 scener) took 1st place in the wild compo with an FPGA-based demo. Voom/Style won the graphics compo, and coda won both music compos.
Style has released what they claim is the world's first 256b gfx collection on c64, with eight load-and-run 256b gfx images, a 256b slideshower, and a 256b notefile. The collection features artwork by usual suspect, saehn/Style. Quotes Elwix/Style: 'Thank god for exomizer'. In other news, The Wiz/Style announced upcoming support for his new 256b disk image format (.d56) in the next version of DirMaster...
Retro64 return with Stacker, a game based on a popular standup arcade. This release comes three years after their last one, which was also a game. A further note of interest, is their addition of a member Warlock - another new NTSCer which would make two for the scene already in the past two months!
Not apt to rest for too long and apparently full on impatience, a few members of Northern Dragons take it upon themselves to one up NVScene 08 organizers by releasing their own invitation demo. With April Fool's only a couple weeks away the timing may seem off, but this demo gives something to PC scene freaks who are having trouble waiting for 08's first PC scene event, Blockparty...
The mysterious Acer/Secret, whose last release dates back to April 2000, betrays his evidently 'close' relationship to an old (figuratively, literally, you decide) legend of NTSC, Moloch, in this one pager birthday wish demo.
saehn/Style entered the graphics competition at the 8-bit demo party, Forever 2008, held in Slovakia from March 14th to 16th. His entry, titled 'Lilith', took first place edging out some other good entries in a field of eight.
Corporate entity NVidia announced today their intention to hold a new demo event in San Jose, CA on the 25th of August. Buzz around the event suggests it's heavily influenced by European sceners, and indeed NVidia appears to be partnering with Breakpoint and scene.org while listing well known Euros such as Gargaj/Conspiracy among the apparent organizers. With the success of Blockparty last year, 2008 promises to be quite interesting for North American PC sceners given the option to attend one or the other (or both) events, with their starkly contrasting elements. Check out the NVScene site for more info!NVision 2008 site | Feb 29, 2008
Style releases a new version of their CBM disk image manipulation tool for Windows, DirMaster v2.0: new features include a plethora of additional supported formats, recursive find, batch processing, emulator invocation, archive extraction, and much more. All coding by The Wiz/Style, graphic/icon design by saehn/Style
Whatever the end result, it has to be an applauded effort when a brand new NTSC scener steps out fearlessly to deliver their first C64 release. Such is the case for Darth Plagueis/KrionyX who puts forth an oldskool one-pager to announce his new group. We an only hope it isn't the last effort from him.
Style releases their latest demo, the first of 2008, called Twist Of. Combining an artistic interpretation by saehn/Style and a coding interpretation by Six/Style, the demo is capped off by numerous user interactive parameters: so watch the premade twist patterns, and then make your own!