Saturday, August 29, 2015

[album] Nexus Genesis by Hunty

While we're at it, here's another one from Ubiktune, released just a couple of days ago.

Nexus Genesis was supposed to be the soundtrack for Sonic Nexus, a Sonic fan game for the SEGA Genesis/Megadrive that was developed in 2006-2008. Unfortunately the game never made it beyond demo stage. Well, at least we're getting this kickass music by Hunter Bridges aka Hunty now.



Ubiktune release page

Friday, August 28, 2015

[album] VA - STAFFcirc vol. 1

No good chipmusic releases lately? I partly blame the summer time, when things are always slow. But I guess I also have to blame myself for not paying attention.

So here's something that was released a couple of weeks ago already. STAFFcirc vol. 1 is a compilation full of jazzy, chilled-out weirdness with a strong SNESish touch for the most part. Also, frog sounds seems to play a major role in this mysteric release.



Ubiktune release page

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

[demo] Oh Five! by Pacific

A very joyful Amiga OCS/ECS production from the Pacific crew. Top notch synchronization, and an awesome rasta plasma sphere in the middle. Second place at Gerp's Amiga demo compo.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LPGT ported to Symbian

LPGT aka Little Piggy Tracker has been ported to Symbian S60v3. So now you can rock... errr, I mean chip out on your Nokia phone. More info and latest builds are available in the release thread at cm.org. Source code is available on Github as well.

Monday, August 24, 2015

[demo] Be Kool Fool by Focus Design

Wazzup folx, everything Kool? Check out this absolutely Kool Amiga AGA prod from Focus Design, which won the Amiga demo compo at Gerp this year.


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Friday, August 21, 2015

[demo] pulse by Checkpoint

Time to get word out about this Atari ST beauty before it starts to smell ;) Here's the second place in the Atari compo at Summarhack 2015. It's maybe worth mentioning that this lost to DHS' streaming music entry by just 1 point.


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better video at dhs.nu

Monday, August 17, 2015

[demo] Ditch by Resource

Neat little C64 onefiler by Resource. Second place in the 8-bit demo compo at Árok Party.


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Thursday, August 13, 2015

[diskmag] Info Guide #11


You may have noticed that I don't regularly post about disk/paper/pdf magazines here anymore. This is because most of them tend to focus on gaming, collecting, and other "retro" issues, which are somewhat beyond the scope of this blog.

Alone Coder's legendary ZX Spectrum mag "Info Guide" is an exception in that respect, as it focuses predominantly on developement and coding. You'd have a hard time finding such a massive knowledge base in diskmag form anywhere else.

For the first time, the mag is now also available in English. And it also has an article by yours truly, of course on the topic of 1-bit/beeper music ;)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

International Teletext Art Festival 2015


The 2015 edition of the International Teletext Art Festival is due to launch tomorrow. 15 artists from around the globe will compete for the grand price. This years motto is "Stay Home!". Which makes sense, because as every year, works will be presented in your home via the teletext pages of ARD, ORF, ORF III, SRF, and arte.

ITAF2015 will run until September 13th. Works will also be presented at Ars Electronica in Linz, AT from September 3rd - 7th.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

[demo] Eager (to live) by Life on Mars

A new colourful ZX Spectrum production with advanced AY sound tricks, made by introspec, with great energetic music by nq. Party version scored 1st place in the ZX demo compo at 3BM Openair 2015. This is the final version though.


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