How did they manage to squeeze all that into a 64k executable? Watch it fullscreen. Amazing.
Reading the top voted comments on this post gives the impression that some /. visitors are not altogether that geeky but the replies are a lot more interesting.
I can’t seem to make heads or tails of this post. It’s techno-babble and word salad. I guess I should remember this feeling when I talk about programming with my non-programming friends.
Sort of sad as a programmer you have no knowledge of some of programming history.
Batman Forever is an amazing looking Amstrad CPC demo made last year and won first place in the CPC Demo compo at Forever 2011.
Stunning artwork, great effects but perhaps a little bit of the old school yard “my computer is better than your one” in there too. Not too fond of the Commodore 64 are they? 😉
Also check out pushnpop.net, an Amstrad demoscene website! It even has an article on cross-platform development using Linux and Vim!
Thanks Keith for leaving a comment in my last post about this demo. Well worth watching!
In related news, the 1541-II I ordered last week arrived this morning. I’m waiting on the zoomfloppy USB interface to connect it to my laptop now. Fingers crossed it’ll work and it’s not too late for my 20 year old Commodore 64 5 1/4 discs. I tend to agree that if it wasn’t for piracy ancient games would be lost to history now ..
This Amiga demo blew me away when I first saw it. There are better ones out there but I think the dancing figures were such an unusual feature at the time it struck a chord with a lot of people.
Check out the follow up demo, Nine Fingers and other releases by Spaceballs. Of course, you should grab the original disks for State of the Art and 9 Fingers and watch on a real Amiga rather than watching a low quality Youtube video!