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S3C23TS   [2016]

S3C23TS Released by :

Release Date :
2 July 2016

Type :
C64 Graphics  (MultiColor + Sprites)


Released At :
Gubbdata 2016

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at Gubbdata 2016 :  #7

User rating:**********  9.7/10 (37 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.9/10 (14 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Firehawk of Hoaxers
Graphics .... Joe of Artstate, Censor Design, EXclusive ON, Hoaxers, Wrath Designs

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Submitted by katon on 10 October 2023
An outstanding work of art! You can look and look!
Perfection in every pixel!
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Submitted by FATFrost on 22 August 2016
@Joe, hmmm I'm born on 13th of May..... And Friday too.... ;^)
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Submitted by Shine on 22 August 2016
OMG ... this majestic masterpiece touchs my soul so deep somehow. The eyes ... <3
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Submitted by Joe on 12 July 2016
Workstages can be found here
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Submitted by ilesj on 9 July 2016
At the party I was more impressed by the "thirteen" picture, but the more I look this the more I like it over anything else from the compo. The picture looks fantastic on the real thing with the colors blending to each other (although quite a bit of the picture remains hidden outside the visible screen area). The dithering is fresh and brings unique texture to the whole picture. Border areas are indeed better integrated into the picture than in any other picture I've seen. The skin tones are outstanding. Marvelous picture!
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Submitted by user on 7 July 2016
Wow, amazing technique in both compo entrys. This is another impressive work. I tried a few times to create something similar but always got an "pattern overflow error" in my brain after a while.
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Submitted by Dr.j on 6 July 2016
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Submitted by Bob on 6 July 2016
I thought this would win too ;)
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Submitted by Yogibear on 5 July 2016
Pixel perfect!
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Submitted by Joe on 4 July 2016
I developed the technique and wanted an expression of the trick I’m doing with the rasterbars and sprites in the border, so the whole image feels to have one unified expression. I got tired of ordered dithering in traditional way, since it usually gave pretty boring chroma-luminance bars on the real machine and wanted to have a new subpixel feeling to my images. I still think they give a feeling of “more colors”, with a bit of freedom of just using luma-pairs, but also with a feeling of being almost textile in quality.

The Hoaxers demo goes under a codename (as previous ones) by star constellation, stars, planets and so forth. In old star globes we still find naming of those from old mythology and not seldom was astrology and the Zodiac used in the calendars, sometimes found still in churches all around as a special bell. The signs shown here refers to those whom I have loved, women of the Taurus signs. I kept that, as I did with the background, which also plays a little on some of the upcoming graphics and effects. If you watch the fingers visible you can get hints of the numbers 1 and 3. Which made this one act as a double promotion, kind of.
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Submitted by Joe on 4 July 2016
Haha, thanks Kamil ;)
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Submitted by Jammer on 4 July 2016
I'll play guess game. I'm Taurus, James is Virgo. I'm still rather enthusiastic about sid making, he's sort of burnt out. Good guess? :D
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Submitted by Carrion on 4 July 2016
wow! look at these colors.... \o/
for me it's an apogee of Joe's 136 col technique. Truly awesome from technical point of view.
For the motive? I'd love to see something new from your James - a landshaft? maybe ;) made with you excellent technique.
You also got my curiosity with Taurus + Virgo? and 13?
wanna elaborate?
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Submitted by v3to on 4 July 2016
My personal favorite in the competition and also one my favorites of Joe aswell. Love the composition, the expression, the execution, ...
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Submitted by hollowman on 4 July 2016
Wonderful! Should have placed much higher in my opinion.
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Submitted by LMan on 3 July 2016
Crazy good and among the best c64 pixel works I have ever seen.
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Submitted by Chico on 3 July 2016
Awesome !
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Submitted by Mermaid on 3 July 2016
Absolutely stunning, as usual!
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Submitted by Roysterini on 3 July 2016
Truly wonderful.
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Submitted by Joe on 3 July 2016
It's so fantastic to see and read all comments. I'm really grateful.
And Hein is on the spot, he knows:
If you study Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci and other portraits from that time,
you might find some of those several layers I put there.
For the lazy ones: I used this one as well as a promo for the upcoming Censor demo,
with the girl showing 2 numbers with her hands. 1 3

There was a minor flaw with the voting system, not for gaining any doubts about my own work.
But the documents handed out seemed to not be followed in the right order and there was
(in the music and graphic compo) 1 piece missing or changed order. This made many,
me included, part from the compressed sheets giving points at the wrong submittance,
although rechecked several times, some of the things didn’t add up.
Say you have 13 votes, but there was 15 entries and why did I write 8 on that release?

I’m perfectly comfortable with my work and am glad to inspire in any way.
Gubbdata is the next biggest Swedish compo to visit and submit to. Wished you where there
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Submitted by algorithm on 3 July 2016
This should have easily been the winner. Excellent original style and execution.
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Submitted by Mathman on 3 July 2016
This would have been a worthy winner!
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Submitted by Ant on 3 July 2016
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Submitted by Jammer on 3 July 2016
Cannot believe that it was topped by some of those higher placed entries :O
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Submitted by Peacemaker on 3 July 2016
well done, joe.. masterpiece.
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Submitted by bugjam on 3 July 2016
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Submitted by Hein on 3 July 2016
Indeed, out of this earth, just like Joe's other piece released at Gubb. Looks inspired by Italian Renaissance works.
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Submitted by awsm on 3 July 2016
Imagine a compo so great that a masterpiece like this would only score 7th place. Whutt? Just happened at Gubb? Amazing work.
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Submitted by G-Force on 3 July 2016
Simply outstanding.
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Submitted by GeoAnas on 3 July 2016
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Submitted by Joodas on 3 July 2016
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Submitted by psych on 3 July 2016
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Submitted by celticdesign on 3 July 2016
That's incredible good!
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Submitted by Oswald on 3 July 2016
out of superlatives so:

is this the real life? is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality.
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Submitted by Motion on 3 July 2016
The eyes, both opened and closed, are so life like.
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Submitted by Shine on 3 July 2016
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