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Dahn to Mahgit

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Just a quick post because today I went down to Margate for the shiny new Play Margate at the Winter Gardens with Frank Gasking and Sean Connolly. My regular readers (there’s three I think?) will possibly remember that we rocked up to the same venue back in February for the most recent GEEK and were pretty disappointed by the lack of retro stuff, but this time there was loads to look at and appropriately enough play.

And between games of the coin-op 1942 or Fire Track on the BBC and some time spent in the bar area talking about ongoing projects, I did get a few photos taken and although I’m still not sure how spent some of that time harassing cosplayers without getting into trouble!

So to maintain what appears to be the trend for these posts, here’s a gallery of photos taken whilst wandering around with captions that probably say more than the post itself.

Play Margate 2015

Pictures taken during Play Margate on the 22nd of August 2015.

Forefinger on the button

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

The C64 demo called Bus Noise that I previously mentioned working on was released in the early hours of this morning at Sundown in sunny Budleigh Salterton. Code, some graphics and a bit of wiring work by me, more graphics by Bully The Kid/Slipstream and some excellent music by Scarzix/Offence.

There are entries for it at the CSDb, Pouet and Demozoo.

Workprint – August 2015

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

As noted in the last instalment, I’ve been feeling all demo-ish lately so have spent most of the last month writing demo code; the result is a dentro called Bus Noise and, assuming the music turns up in time for me to get the linking done, it’ll be released at Sundown this coming weekend under the Slipstream banner. Here’s a teaser screenshot from the opening credits…

…and I might try to get a few other bits and bobs ready for the UK’s only scene party as well, but it does depend somewhat on available time.

Also on the demo front I do have another, more long-term project in mind; back in the 1980s and to a lesser degree the 1990s we just used to throw a part or two together and release regardless of if there was a party. I’d quite like to work on smaller, monthly releases using spare assets in the same way – my primary concern is about tying myself down to a monthly deadline (since I’m not particularly well organised) but opinions are more than welcome and, since we’re on the subject of bravery, I’m toying with setting up a Patreon account but worry that nobody loves me enough…!