You know there’s something special waiting for you when all around you people are clambering for the download link of Booze Design‘s new C64 demo, Edge of Disgrace.
The demo won first prize at X-2008 in the Netherlands last weekend. Most entries to the demo competition were uploaded quickly but Booze Design wanted to fix a few last minute bugs and caused no end of hype and hysteria. Just check out some of the comments:
Oxidy: I normally don’t comment on demos anymore, but I can’t help myself this time. Edge of Disgrace tops everything I’ve ever seen on the Commodore 64. It’s absolutely breathtaking and I wet myself numerous times during the bigscreen presentation. So much coder pron, so much fantastic graphics, so well polished. Fantastic work HCL/Dane/Jailbird! 10+
Medicus: All demos available for downloading except for the nr. 1? Is this a cruel joke? 🙁
Alias Medron: I would like to know how many people press F5 on this page every 10 seconds .. 🙂
cmooooonn!!!! upload that bloody D64!!!!!
Steppe: As Stainless Steel said, there was a clearly noticable dent in the space-time-continuum while this demo was playing. Caused nausea and wild screaming all over the place. Virtually every goddamn screen was accompanied by cheering and applauding of the crowd. Simply amazing having seen this on the big screen live at the party!
Stainless Steel: I felt a disturbance in the force when this was played at the compo.
A few days ago a teaser video was uploaded to Youtube but it doesn’t do the demo justice. It’s only 2 minutes of the 15 minute experience.
So, is it that good? Yes, it most certainly is. If you ever owned a C64, or any other 8 bit or 16 bit computer or console you should grab a C64 emulator, download Edge of Disgrace and be impressed. I’m amazed at what a 25 year old computer system can do, and even more impressed that the C64 demo scene is still alive and kicking in 2008!
Now to download Natural Wonders 2 and the other entries in the demo compo.
7 thoughts on “Edge of Disgrace”
The zip file contains 3 disk images. The first disk has a lengthy note and the demo soundtrack. Here’s the note, worth reading if you’re interested in what’s going on in the demo! http://www.boozedesign.com/pub/eod_note.html
Interesting thread about the demo: http://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=5776&page=1
http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=72560 – wow. Blown away by this demo.
The full demo is up on YouTube now, split into two videos per side. Here’s the first part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFdjWSaDlIo and the second: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b4uGv-9xpw
but why???? The C64 is dead, let it rot in peace! I am sure there are people out there still showing off demons on their 286 machines
I wished there were scene coders dedicated on the 286/386/486s
The C64 scene is a creative community where someone could see what would happen if you kept pushing limits on a 25 years old machine where the hardware still remains the same. There was a time I thought I have seen everything on this machine but then new stuff are coming up breaking old records or creating entirely different styles of demos. It seems to never end. I am really wondering what could be done in other hardware (either 8bit/16bits or PC) with such dedication.
I didn’t get it the presentation looked like something out of the 80’s. Granted its much higher quality than anything I had on my old Commodore 64 but its outdated now.
you fools. if you dont understand the wow-factor, then dont reply. you clearly have no idea.