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X Marks the Spot   [2018]

X Marks the Spot Released by :
Genesis Project [web]

Release Date :
3 November 2018

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at X'2018 :  #4

User rating:*********_  9.3/10 (73 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (24 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Raistlin of Genesis Project
  Shadow of Genesis Project, Noice
Music .... MCH of Dream, Genesis Project, MultiStyle Labs, Samar Productions
  Steel of Genesis Project, Success, Success + The Ruling Company
  Stinsen of Genesis Project
Graphics .... Facet of Genesis Project
  Raistlin of Genesis Project
  Razorback of Genesis Project
  redcrab of Genesis Project, Goin' Sideways, Performers
Design .... hedning of Genesis Project, Propaganda Magazine Staff
  Raistlin of Genesis Project
Disk Cover .... Duce of Extend
Text .... Antichrist of Genesis Project
  Raistlin of Genesis Project
Charset .... hedning of Genesis Project, Propaganda Magazine Staff
  redcrab of Genesis Project, Goin' Sideways, Performers
Loader .... Lft of Kryo
Directory Art .... Sink of Desire

SIDs used in this release :
Danger Dawg Intro(/MUSICIANS/S/Steel/Danger_Dawg_Intro.sid)
Lazy Afternoon(/MUSICIANS/M/MCH/Lazy_Afternoon.sid)
Party Pirates Part One(/MUSICIANS/S/Steel/Party_Pirates_Part_One.sid)
Party Pirates Part Two(/MUSICIANS/S/Steel/Party_Pirates_Part_Two.sid)
Pirates 60(/MUSICIANS/S/Stinsen/Pirates_60.sid)
Treasure Chest(/MUSICIANS/M/MCH/Treasure_Chest.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by anonym on 17 February 2020
What a demo, loved seeing and hearing this at x2018. What a treat. You can see how well things can work when a team comes together. Great graphics, code and music.
User Comment
Submitted by Raistlin on 4 June 2019
@Prowler: Thanks! And yes, I agree, it's a shame we couldn't get some Mermaid work on this :-( ... maybe we would've had a chance to beat Vader at X then...
User Comment
Submitted by prowler on 26 March 2019
Amazing code, graphics & music with a clear and consistent concept. Love it, 10/10! I just think that some of Mermaids pirate-graphics would have fitted great into this demo as well :-)
User Comment
Submitted by DKT on 30 December 2018
"Treasure chest" tune by MCH is o'som!!! :)
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 28 December 2018
I'm a sucker for themed demos, and everyone in his right mind must love pirates. Outstanding graphics and design, fitting music and also the code doesn't have to duck away. Straight 10 from me. I'll take a shovel with me if I make it to X someday.
User Comment
Submitted by DKT on 21 November 2018
What a great demo! Music, gfx, code all top notch! Nice flow, cool routines. Pirate map with dots is great. It was so great pleasure to watch it on party! C64 poweeeeeeeeeeeer :)
User Comment
Submitted by Raistlin on 21 November 2018
Thanks everyone!

The team really came together for this demo. We'd just finished Delirious 11 for Gubbdata and had the mad idea that we'd do something for X... I wasn't sure we'd manage it, there were just 3 months to go, but I reckon we did pretty well considering :-)

And the competition at X was, as we expected, tough. Bonzai pulling out a fantastic demo, Censor, Performers, the Drinking Buddies, Atlantis, Hoaxers, Fossil, Tempest ... wow.

It's nice to be back in the scene with all these amazing productions still being created on this ancient machine :-)

I'll be quiet a while now ... but hopefully not for another 27 years ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Dwangi on 14 November 2018
Great demo, good sid tune of that wellknown pirate tune.
User Comment
Submitted by Magic on 13 November 2018
Spot on!
Greetz to all my friends in G*P
a great demo well done for the right party to!
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 12 November 2018
Top Enjoyable demo G*P! , Top coolness , the pirates are back to rule the map ! wow..what a great trip of C64 demo is was: great on everything you presented : code is fantastic , gfx is more than awesome , design is very cool and the music is yummi... thanks for your great efforts on this one!
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 12 November 2018
Outstanding! #4 is too low!
User Comment
Submitted by Mibri on 11 November 2018
G*P = first class graphics.
User Comment
Submitted by Saphir on 11 November 2018
Arrr.... a production every pirate and non pirate is able to enjoy :D
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 9 November 2018
BRøst: We will most certainly have trophies at the next Gubbdata. I have talked to a certain Smeden aus Schweden about that.
User Comment
Submitted by BjørnRøstøen on 8 November 2018
Hedning: I liked your concept a lot, and yes, I do Treasure meeting you all. I should be careful what I wish for I guess, cos last time I drove home from Lund with my car full of that infamous Gubbdata prize, I threw it in the nearest container. A container by the name Archmage :) Hilarious objects, ..but gold it was not.

On a serious note, I think you guys are on a winning streak here. That scroller with the itsy-bitsy letters is supercute. Keep´em coming!
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.Science on 7 November 2018
Pirates back in business! Awesome work! Wow, all those pixels and those musics just made my day! Put perfectly together by the coders. Wow, really love this one! Feels like one big, massive piece of art!
User Comment
Submitted by Axis/Oxyron on 7 November 2018
Hah, I was sure something nice is cooking in the G*P kitchen. I love Facet´s outstanding artwork.

By the way, has anyone found the hidden treasure at the X? ^^
User Comment
Submitted by Golara on 7 November 2018
I loved it
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 7 November 2018
BRøst: Thank you! I thought it was obvious that X marks the spot. The treasure is the C64 scene itself, X if you will - and what it produces. But hey. We might have some extra booty for you at Gubbdata. ;)
User Comment
Submitted by BjørnRøstøen on 6 November 2018
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am that you guys now are able to back up that tremendous wellspring of sonic and graphical prowess with serious coding talent.
And then take us all out on an exhilerating pirate bounty hunt. Thank you sincerely for that!

Playing dim-witted for a moment, I am not at all sure that I agree with your definition of the term treasure, though.
You see, on the map there is clearly marked an X next to Someren. But what does a treasure located in Someren entail exactly? A true pirate does not set out over the stormy seas and put himself through such perils just to have a good time. Where is the treasure, I say?
Are you telling me that a barn full of sweaty middle-aged drooling drunken nerds with fungal infected toenails, podagra and progressively protruding beer bellies amounts to a treasure?

Maybe your next demo could show us what a real treasure looks like. Give us all them flashy pixels you so lavishly sprinkle about, concentrated into a single point of splendour. Show us what hides beneath the lid of that bulging coffer. Unparalleled beauty. Stunning riches. Treasure by Genesis Project.
I am so looking forward to Gubbdata already :)

And remember, don´t go swimming near that desert island. There´s an abomination lurking around underneath the waves. That scary looking great white shark is sporting a dolphins tail fin.
User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 6 November 2018
Love this pirate demo, packed with visual and aural goodness. Especially the circle scroller on the light picture. I think the prettiest visual of the compo.
User Comment
Submitted by JackAsser on 6 November 2018
Awesome demo by awesome people! Next time I want Norrland onboard also though!
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 6 November 2018
I join the choir with Steel: "Genesis Project Demogroup!" ;-) Really nice to see all the good individual artists coming together for this great story demo.
User Comment
Submitted by xIII on 5 November 2018
Awesome graphics !
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Submitted by hedning on 5 November 2018
The whole logo by Facet:

And here's the link for Razorback's Endscroll pic (Too big to paste in the comments here: https://i.imgur.com/uGJP5bQ.png )
User Comment
Submitted by Bob on 5 November 2018
That demo!! artistic masterpiece.. any of the art from that demo could hang in the world renowned museums... and it would have a huge crowd being amazed by the sheer art it self... and THEN blown away when they know it is on a C64 with all its limitations.

The demo is so wonderful,
The atmosphere the story. It's a gorgeous demo guys. be proud of this since this is amazing and an instant classic!

Raistlin all respect dude for your work! such effort in short time .. amazing! and the rest of the coders of -GP- you guys need to backup Raistlin! you have the perfect engine in the team that could ignite the inspiration for the group to a whole new level but he needs your support! --> GP is on fire! Can't wait to see what will happen next time, because you guys/girls have just marked the X!! GP on the Demo Map as a top contender! 4:the place at X... I congratulate GP for that and the efforts made... Raistlin you are sent from the above! and Cheers for the whole GP...... join us ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Aki on 5 November 2018
Music in the 2nd part makes me shivering!!!! Awesomeness! <3
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 5 November 2018
Beautiful in every aspect <3
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Submitted by Trap on 5 November 2018
Pixel insanity! So much graphics in this one. This must have taken quite some time to do.
Raistlin, thank you for the challenge. I will pass it on to mr. scroll <3 ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 5 November 2018
Absolutely love this. More than anything is the coherent design / theme and flow. Very well organised and orchestrated <3
User Comment
Submitted by Ramon B5 on 5 November 2018
Shiver me timbers, that gfx and overall design of this. You can see them Old salts know how the man the C64.
User Comment
Submitted by bepp on 5 November 2018
Finally a G*P demo on X! Solid production throughout with mind-blowing graphics accompanied by awesome music. +1 for disk cover. Congrats!
User Comment
Submitted by phreedh on 4 November 2018
That Razorback pic at the end!
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Submitted by Smasher on 4 November 2018
amazing!! w0w! I could watch the final oblique scrolling bitmap for hours!
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Submitted by Dr.Strange on 4 November 2018
Kick ass graphics. Amazing work from GP.
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 4 November 2018
Quite a surprise! At some parts I pitied the poor gfxians a little, so much excellent work and then it was shown only for such a short moment. Overall, top demo , congrats on #4 @X! This would have won at many, many other events with not so uber-tough competitors.
User Comment
Submitted by The Sarge on 4 November 2018
Love the pixel work in this! :O Very well done! But it's no surprise with that talent.
User Comment
Submitted by TheTom on 4 November 2018
Logo in 1 piece:
Underwater in 1 piece:
User Comment
Submitted by TheTom on 4 November 2018
The map in 1 piece: http://tomseditor.com/gallery/i/39705
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 4 November 2018
Fat on graphics and audio, a bit modest about code porn. Still, very enjoyable!
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