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A Kind of Magic   [2011]

A Kind of Magic Released by :
Arsenic, Oxyron [web]

Release Date :
7 May 2011

Type :
C64 Graphics  (MultiColor)

AKA :
AKoM

Website :
http://c64pixels.com/yazoo/kindofmagic

Released At :
C64pixels.com Double Screen Compo

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at C64pixels.com Double Screen Compo :  #1

User rating:*********_  8.9/10 (26 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9/10 (12 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Axis of Arsenic, Oxyron
Music .... Fanta of Chorus, Oxyron, Plush, Viruz
Graphics .... Yazoo of Arsenic, Oxyron
Charset .... Yazoo of Arsenic, Oxyron


SIDs used in this release :
Casiojam(/MUSICIANS/F/Fanta/Casiojam.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/97466/akom by yazoo.d64 (downloads: 1011)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by Yazoo on 23 January 2012
thanks again to the c64pixels.com staff, and everyone voting. i love that cube. what makes me a bit sad is, that one of the last comments here was from saehn... is he still not found? i hope for another 2screen compo sometime. it was fun
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 23 January 2012
Congrats again, Yazoo!

Though there may always be some quarrel about votes, you are a deserved winner of a tough competition in which a bunch of awesome doublescreens were produced.
User Comment
Submitted by Count Zero on 23 January 2012
applause
User Comment
Submitted by v3to on 23 January 2012
User Comment
Submitted by saehn on 15 May 2011
I think that Asteroidmine was also original. You can find out more about the other entries in their comments sections, Mermaid has posted many of the originals.
User Comment
Submitted by PAL on 12 May 2011
So this were the only "original" work, not replica that is? Were it like the others were all braging to have done a work on their own or like doing a remake? If they are honest about it I feel no bad feelings for that, but if they pretend it to be their own it is a bit sad really... not a shame, mostly just a bit sad...

A Kind of Magic has its weird things here and there that is a bit off but all in all it is a colorful display and holds many great things, and the composition is cool in my mind... A deserved winner it is... congratulations to you my sir.
User Comment
Submitted by saehn on 12 May 2011
It's not my style, but I simply appreciate the fact that it's well-executed original work! Hope this wins the compo (no results yet?).
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 10 May 2011
This is absolutely fantastic!
User Comment
Submitted by Cobra/Samar on 9 May 2011
Very nice,very smile;)
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 9 May 2011
Very nice! Good work!
User Comment
Submitted by Yazoo on 9 May 2011
@all - thanks for your nice comments :) they made me happy

@enthusi - well... you and me know, that i didnt make it in time ;-) so i needed that overtime (thanks for that) and still struggled a little bit with it. hehe :)
User Comment
Submitted by enthusi on 9 May 2011
Kudos for having finished it in time!
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 8 May 2011
Wow! I am seriously impressed, though the wheels on the car are somewhat wrong, the suit and especially the hand really do look very nice (apart from the hand root! ;-)! Great pixelwork!
User Comment
Submitted by TMA on 8 May 2011
Really nice one. Compowinner!
User Comment
Submitted by Medicus on 8 May 2011
Best in compo :)
User Comment
Submitted by Jak T Rip on 8 May 2011
Somehow reminds me of the drawings from Terry Guiliam.
User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 8 May 2011
True, the hand might be a bit odd but overall this is the winner in this compo for me personally.
User Comment
Submitted by Medicus on 8 May 2011
Not bad indeed. 2 things really bug me though: the cube which could need some shading and the crippled hand...
User Comment
Submitted by JCB on 8 May 2011
I like this one. Reminds me of Robert Williams. Might just because of the flaming hotrod(?) and the strange collection of objects.
User Comment
Submitted by Celtic on 8 May 2011
Fantastic pic indeed! I really enjoyed this one, very nice theme, and mad respect for the obvious amount of labour that went into this one. I must say i prefer the top over the bottom part. but all in all, very awesome sir!
User Comment
Submitted by Slator on 8 May 2011
nice work yazoo! great details everywhere... keep it up!
User Comment
Submitted by Cruzer on 8 May 2011
Lovely action-packed pic full of nice details.
User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 8 May 2011
Surreal and colourful, what's not to like? Well done!
User Comment
Submitted by Wile Coyote on 8 May 2011
+ points for the obvious manual labour.
+ points for the ideas.
User Comment
Submitted by Skate on 8 May 2011
great pixel art! and this is more likely a one file demo than a simple graphics displayer. but weird thing is space pauses the music and text scroll disappears but graphic continues scrolling. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 8 May 2011
Very cool surreal piece by Yazoo. Love the way the scenes merge together and wondeful use of colour. nice one!
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