As October has ended – and new releases kept flowing, it’s an appropriate moment to cover some of these. Here’s a list of demos and pixel graphics.
Chase that feeling by Warriors of the Wasteland
A one man show. A Life In Hell aka ALIH, is a true data punk. When ‘normally’ a programmer with his skillset would do a big demo like this, it would most likely to have made it way more polished. ALIH choses his own ways, resulting in an authentic dirty data style – quite unpredecented. It’s not easy digestible for most, but like whiskey – it takes some experience to appreciate it.
by Dvik & Joyrex
Pleasantly suprised by a fine demo made on the MSX. Features some nice screens, though – it’s the ‘usual’ demoscene visual effects on a different platform. Made it to the first place in the demo competitions at Alternative Party 2009.
Unsigned by Byterapers
A debute demo by Suckho. Quite amazing to know he only started programming the Commodore 64 only 7 weeks before releasing this demo. Technically not that outstanding – but a great achievement nonetheless. All done in a carefully crafted way, it features some real pretty screens.
Trip by Adinpsz
Hardcore demoscene stuff again. Exploring the capabilities of a ‘graphing calculator’, in particular the TI-89 from 1998 by Texas Instruments. However it’s technically not 8bit, the low tech style makes up for a lot.