Thursday, April 9, 2015

[demo] ABCDemo by Genesis Project

I hear you like obscure platforms? Well, here's something for you, then. A Genesis Project prod for the 1978 Swedish home computer ABC 80, and winner of the wild compo at Gubbdata this year. Enjoy!

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GB-303 - New Sequencer Cart for Gameboy

Hype hype hype! A new sequencer cartridge for the Gameboy Classic has appeared. As the name suggest emulates the sound of the famous TB-303 synthesizer. It can run as a slave to LSDJ or standard MIDI, as well as a master for Nanoloop.

Orders for the first batch of 20 open tonight, so you better be quick if you want one.

More info on the project can be found here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

[album] Corrosão Seletiva by Pulselooper

Gotta take a break from all these mindblowing demos. Instead, I'm gonna promote this excellent new Gameboy release, by no other than the mighty Pulselooper. He's back, and he's pissed! From the release notes:
Over the past decade, a new Middle Class has emerged in Brazil. Very partly due to government aid that since 2002 had as its main point the extinction of extreme poverty, leveraging classes C to B and B to A. This new Middle Class, abnormally, took for itself a point of view of hatred and rancor to the same popular programs that, in a way, helped create their new status. And they recently went to the streets, asking for demands like the obligatory prison of young people under 18 years, dreading an absurd so-called "communist government in Brazil" and also supporting the back of the military dictatorship from the 60s and 70s. This album is a tribute to them.

A direct download can also be found here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

[demo] It Came from Planet Zilog by phantasy

I'm amazed and very pleased by the wide range of platform choices this year at Revision. Now for the 2nd place in the oldskool compo, here's a Gameboy Color release. Stunning code by Dalton, slick gfx by exocet, and lovely music by a certain zabutom.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

[demo] 8088 MPH by Hornet/CRTC/DESiRE

And now for the possibly most awesome production from Revision this year - a new prod for the original IBM PC (with CGA graphics) by Hornet and friends. Perfectly well deserved first place in the oldskool compo.

Update: Trixter has posted some in-depth background information about the demo on his blog.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

[demo] Lambo by Genesis Project

Whoa, I haven't even posted all the great stuff from Forever, and already the next round of awesome prods starts to roll in, this time from Revision. Placements aren't even in yet, but I just couldn't resist already posting this stylish SEGA Master System demo by Genesis Project. Unhunhunhun, Genesis Project on Master System.

Update: What, only 7th place in the oldskool compo?

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

40 Years Microsoft

Today we salute an unlikely birthday candidate ;) Yes, it's been 40 years since a certain Bill Gates and a certain Paul Allen founded some obscure, long forgotten company named Micro-Soft. I'm sure nobody remembers them nowadays, but once upon a time they were well known for fabulous products like the Xenix operating system, and the Z-80 SoftCard addon for the Apple ][.

Monday, March 30, 2015

[demo] Requiem by Vision

Today we present: A morbid piece of art and beauty, made by Mermaid. First place in the C64 compo at Gubbdata. It's in part dedicated to the memory of Kjell Nordbø, who passed away 10 years ago.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

50 Years DEC PDP-8

Slightly belated as usual... Happy Birthday PDP-8! The world's first commercially successful minicomputer was presented to the public for the first time on March 22nd, 1965. What a bargain at only 18,000$!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Mahler Project by Wavesitter

Some new crazy stuff from Gasman: An orchestra of ZX Spectrums BEEPing a symphony by Gustav Mahler. Wow, simply wow. Not only did it impress a pretty big crowd at the Museum of History and Science in Oxford last year, but the report also won the Wild compo at Forever 16.