Gamerz Xtreme Intro (C64)

So no new posts since the last one bemoaning the lack of them; perhaps I need to write something each time there’s a new release, something this perhaps?

There’s a new Cosine release just appeared online, which was written as an intro for Twitch.tv channel Gamerz Xtreme; channel owner Adam – who used to go by the handle Psycho Stick – basically wanted an oldschool crack intro style affair, so naturally I went for raster bars, sprite movements, a three colour logo swinging back and forth and cosine curves pretty much everywhere!

There isn’t a Github repository this time – since it was written for someone else it didn’t feel appropriate and the “plan” was never to release everything that way – but the source code comes with a text file that configures many of the on-screen elements such as the raster bars, sprites and logo, allowing their movement and colour to be tweaked; it’s not a perfect solution (I seriously toyed with writing a dedicated, Windows-based editor at one point) but does the job well enough and allows the intro to be changed over time without input from mas as the programmer.

And who doesn’t love a good raster split… or two hundred? The music is by Matt “4-Mat” Simmonds from the old Commodore Zone release Comets Trilogy which was used because, as a remix of Rob Hubbard’s classic Crazy Comets, seemed to fit nicely with the overall style.

In other news Sean Connolly has been beavering away with Ableton Live 9 recently so, along with the loop he did for Macro Clone Cafe, he’s produced a rather lovely new version of his track “A Sporting Chance” (the C64 version appears in Blok Copy) which can be heard in the little thingy above this paragraph or over at Soundcloud.

1 thought on “Gamerz Xtreme Intro (C64)

  1. Just caught this over on CSDb. Love the rasters all over the screen, as a C64 release should be and great choice of tune! Fits great.

    Kudos to Sean for the tune on Soundcloud; kinda reminds me of the style of theme tune from a 90’s gameshow for some reason…

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