DEMOSCENE

A ChatGPT-demo?!

Yes indeed, check this out! Still 93 by Divine Stylers and Style.┬áIt’s a demo made to feel like it’s from the 1990’s, coded by ChatGPT as instructed by dMG who is not a coder. Makes so much sense, right? :)

There is more info at the GitHub page. I made some of the music, Skope did the rest of the music. It came at 10th place at the Evoke demoparty, where I also released an ASCII/ANSI thing.

 

Skybox nominated for Meteoriks

Skybox, the C64-demo in PETSCII that Extend made with my music, has been nominated in the Meteoriks 2023. That’s the yearly awards for all things demoscene. I don’t think I’ve ever worked on something that was nominated, so that’s cool. It’s good that some stuff a bit off the beaten path can get some attention as well, hehe.

 

 

New demoscene things

I had some music released on the Zoo demoparty in Finland this weekend.

DiverSIDty #2 is a music disk with music by loads of people like Danko, Fegolhuzz, Flotsam and Shogoon. And me. You can download the file on CSDb and run it in a C64 emulator.

Skybox is a an impressive, noisy, stylish and eerie C64-demo made by the excellent Finnish demogroup Extend (and me). It’s all made in PETSCII, and plenty of it is made by Electric who I have worked with several times before. The demo is available in C64-format at CSDb.

Hey, unrelated but… You know what? In May next year it will be 30 years since I released my first demoscene thing?!

MDMOD Player by Titan

Titan has released a music disk for Sega Megadrive/Genesis with one of my songs. All the songs are Amiga modules, and there is a builder involved so you can create Sega ROMs with your own modules.

Check it out at Pouet or Demozoo.

aSCII eXPRESS issue 1

Wtf, a brand new diskmag from Up Rough and Divine Stylers that covers the Amiga ASCII and BBS scenes!? That basically lists charts from asciiarena.se, total stats from all the active Amiga elite bulletin boards, and various other bits and pieces??

Of course!

I’ve been involved in the graphics and the music, working together with Dino, K-P and Spot. There’s also work from Dipswitch, Mortimer Twang, Sk!n and others. It’s clearly inspired by the Impure Express from last year, so do check that out as well.

It runs on Amiga 500 (or newer Amigas) and you can download it here. Also Pouet, Demozoo,…

 

Goto22 – ANSCII Carnival

A while back I released a collection of text graphics called Goto20. It was really well received at ASCII Arena, and now I’ve made another one: Goto22. They both use this rather unusual style that is wedged right in between two traditionally conflicting scenes for text graphics: Amiga ASCII and PC ANSI. Basically, I’ve chosen a bastard style that nobody is supposed to like but damnit it’s winning people over, one by one. We call it ANSCII. ANSCIIIIII!! Want to join the movement? I’ve used Blocktronics’ Moebius which is available for Win, Mac and Linux.

I’ve actually joined the ASCII group diViNE stYleRs and this thing of mine was first released on their Amiga BBS, The Yard. Releasing things first on a BBS is the shit. Ok yeah whatever.

> See the full thing at ASCII Arena (just press ‘View Colly’) or, you know, scroll down.

Two Hot Compo Tunes

Last weekend I competed with two songs at the Syntax demoparty in Australia. My 90s rave song To The Rave From The Man Cave came last in the wild compo (!?) and the sloppy funk Donkey Dont Care did a little better in the 28 second compo.

Competing with an MP3 rave track in the wrong compo is a first for me. What’s also first, is me understanding the concept of time zones and not handing in contributions 24 hours too late. All in all, a great success.

HT – Essentials

New C64-demo from Hack n’ Trade released at DATASTORM! PETSCII, noises, animals, laundry tools, music software and other things that are not supposed to be in a demo. It goes on forever, never stop watching!

Features Linde, Ray Manta, Jellica, Ilkke, Frantic, Mathman, AcidT*, me, Whizzy, Chantal Goret and Ant1.

I even coded one of the parts – my first and last one! More info and download at CSDb.