The weather is getting colder, the nights are longer, Doctor Who and Strictly are on the telly so it must be Autumn already! The second monthly demo hasn’t been properly started yet so there’s nothing to even tease with, but “plan A” right now is for something that will probably work best if released at the end of the month. And, unless I get cold feet, there’ll also be a Github account opened by that point with a slightly tider version of MD201509‘s source being added around the same time.
I’ved also been asked to do an intro for Avatar recently, so can at least show off the nearly finished multicolour bitmap logo I’ve been drawing for that even if I haven’t decided on which version of the A to use just yet…
Finally, I might as well mention Clone Invasion, a small one-parter released last week that replicates Planet Invasion by the Harlow Cracking Service and tweaks things a little, extending the parallax effect into the upper and lower borders whilst beefing up the sprite colours. This was released under the C64CD “label” and I was also using it as something of a trial run to see how the Github desktop client felt.
I haven’t mentioned C64CD itself previously because it’s just a bit of interweb silliness on my part and this is, for want of a better word at least, my “serious” blog… but now I’m actively writing code under that label it might as well get the odd mention and to be honest it offered an excuse I spent a while looking for to revisit some of the demos which helped fire up my interest in coding as a teenager. There are already a couple of other releases that are fairly close to completion as well, so I’ll plug ’em here when that happens.