Our text-mode demo Dansa In is showing today at the UCLA Game Art Festival in Los Angeles. 44 kilobytes is enough to tell a good story, aiit?
A story with pirates, sloths and sex told completely in text graphics. A blocky and brutal visual aesthetic synchronized with explosives, drunken funk and computer screams. All made in 44 kilobytes, to be executed by a Commodore 64 and its colourful ASCII-alternative called PETSCII. Visuals by Raquel Meyers, audio by Goto80 and coding by Johan Kotlinski.
More here. Original C64-executable available here.
The Dutch electro-artist Legowelt announced a C64-game competition a while ago, and made the soundtrack for the winning game. The game (Loch Ness, pictured above) was never finished, but the soundtrack is available here. Made with the C64’s SID-chip.
Always good to see PETSCII out in the wild like that!
Tonight at Transmediale - world’s first teletext performance? MIND THE VOLCANO! - a text-based TV-performance by Raquel Meyers and Goto80. Live improvised music, BASIC programming, char-by-char animations and remote control VJing. It’s like a movie book.