Sammy the Sea Serpent for Atari 8-bit, 1981. Excellent text-mode story telling for kids, with minor interaction. Runs both data and audio from the cassette at the same time, according to atarimuseum.

h/t: drx

Thursday 10/16/2014

atari; textmode; atascii; 1981; 1980s; game;

Text-mode animation for Atari 8-bits. It uses a custom made character set so I suppose it’s not ATASCII. Or is it? Cursor art!

more here

Saturday 10/4/2014

atascii; atari; animation; 1986; usa;

Pretty great fight animation in ATASCII. By Peter A. Ritchie, 1986.

source/more

Tuesday 9/30/2014

atascii; atari; 1986; animation; usa;

ATASCII animation by Alan Kirk, 1986. Also uses custom characters.

More info & ATASCII-videos at Break Into Chat.

Sunday 7/13/2014

atari; atascii; animation; 1986;

ATASCII animation on Atari 800 by Brian Hastings. Won the Atari ‘Toons contest in the ANTIC magazine in 1986. They call it cursor art.

More info at Break Into Chat.

Friday 5/9/2014

animation; atari; atascii; 1986; usa;

Chistoria pewnego pE ce-tofca (Blommer / Pentagram, 1996).
Watch full demo here.

Friday 3/21/2014

atascii; atari; demoscene; 1996; 1990s;

Let’s wish a happy new year in Atari’s ATASCII-standard! Made by Cybernoid.

Tuesday 12/31/2013

conversion; atari; atascii; 2000s;

The intro screen to the BBS-game Robowar. Uses Atari’s own ascii-standard ATASCII.
via

The intro screen to the BBS-game Robowar. Uses Atari’s own ascii-standard ATASCII.

via

Monday 7/8/2013

atascii; atari; bbs; game; 1980s;

Atari ATASCII graphics from here. Black box, multiplexer, your mom. Metalguy66!

Atari ATASCII graphics from here. Black box, multiplexer, your mom. Metalguy66!

Friday 6/21/2013

atascii; atari;

Printed log-in screens from Phantasmal Alchemy, an Atari BBS in the mid 1980s. Made in Atari’s own ascii-standard ATASCII. 

The BBS started rather humbly, but eventually grew to encompass a large assortment of 8-bit hardware, including two 20MB hard drives.  Which, for Atari 8-bit stuff was pretty much infinite storage back then. :) The BBS was quite popular in Southeastern Connecticut, and I met many people through the BBS that I am still friends with to this day. 

More here. Spotted by @vectorbunny.

Wednesday 6/19/2013

1980s; atari; atascii; bbs; print; usa;

Unfused, a demo for Atari XL/XE by Bober and Dhor (2008). You might also like their demo Unplugged, which is quite similar. Atascii!

Sunday 5/6/2012

animation; atascii; demoscene; elite; 2000s;