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The Night It Snowed   [2020]

The Night It Snowed Released by :
Genesis Project [web]

Release Date :
8 February 2020

Type :
C64 One-File Demo

Released At :
Fjälldata 2020

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Fjälldata 2020 :  #4

User rating:*********_  9.4/10 (47 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (14 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Mermaid of Genesis Project, Vision
  Shadow of Genesis Project, Noice
Music .... Zyron of Genesis Project, Nostalgia, Oxsid Planetary
Graphics .... Mermaid of Genesis Project, Vision
  redcrab of Genesis Project, Goin' Sideways, Performers
  Shadow of Genesis Project, Noice
Text .... hedning of Genesis Project, Propaganda Magazine Staff
  Mermaid of Genesis Project, Vision
  Raistlin of Genesis Project
  redcrab of Genesis Project, Goin' Sideways, Performers
  Shadow of Genesis Project, Noice
  Shine of Genesis Project, The Solution
  Zyron of Genesis Project, Nostalgia, Oxsid Planetary
Directory Art .... Mermaid of Genesis Project, Vision

SIDs used in this release :
Musty Fusty(/MUSICIANS/Z/Zyron/Musty_Fusty.sid)
Once Upon a Time(/MUSICIANS/Z/Zyron/Once_Upon_a_Time.sid)
The Hallway(/MUSICIANS/Z/Zyron/Hallway.sid)
The Walk...(/MUSICIANS/Z/Zyron/Walk.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by trident on 8 January 2023
Best scarf on the C64!
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 4 December 2021
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Submitted by redcrab on 24 September 2021
I was so overwhelmed and surprised by this release that I apparently missed to make an official comment on it.
As mentioned in the scroller it’s an hommage to a picture of mine found at the end. What’s not mentioned is that I had no idea this was coming, and this lovely surprise demo still makes me dizzy! So heartwarming!
I love you guys <3
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Submitted by 4gentE on 27 July 2021
I love this.
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Submitted by hostile on 23 June 2020
I love this demo.
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Submitted by markus sinalco on 18 February 2020
Nice, even from a lamers view like me. One of the best - That-s what C64 should aim to be. The Sequel to UNICORN.. ;) THX
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Submitted by Zyron on 16 February 2020
I'm really happy to have been involved in developing this. Shadow's scarf-vector is fantastic, he's a true coding wizard. Mermaid's graphics are always outstanding, her choice of music is too. :) It's really heart warming to see my 20+ years old SIDs finally getting used. <3
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Submitted by grip on 15 February 2020
Just the right amount of cute. :)
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Submitted by Raz on 14 February 2020
Congrats on the release - very smooth and atmospheric, a joy to view =)
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Submitted by Compyx on 13 February 2020
Very nice (and cute) graphics here. Clever use of sprite overlays adding detail and overcoming some of the limitations of 'hires' graphics.
I like!
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Submitted by Yogibear on 13 February 2020
Especially like the gfx!
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Submitted by MMS_Z on 12 February 2020
Graphics, music and effect work in great relaxing harmony here.
Thank you for this magic! 10/10 :-)
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Submitted by Raistlin on 12 February 2020
So many cool things in this demo. The scarf is genius .. the pictures and flow through the demo is great. And yes, Oswald, the story is there, it’s maybe just not to your taste (maybe stick with your popcorn story-less demos like Star Wars Demo :-p).

I love the tunes throughout too - particularly the end part. Can listen to that for ages.

Congrats to all involved :-)
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Submitted by AüMTRöN on 12 February 2020
Beautiful demo. Music is ace. What jammer said about the scarf, also. <3
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Submitted by hedning on 11 February 2020
Mermaid: This turned out wonderful. Moody, and with a great storyline that anyone could follow and enjoy, old as young.
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Submitted by Oswald on 11 February 2020
excuse me then its my problem being blind :)
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Submitted by Mermaid on 11 February 2020
The story is there, I'm sorry you don't see it.
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Submitted by Oswald on 11 February 2020
I got shiverings when looking at the screenshots, such a smooth artwork.

but as a demo it offers not much, press space and you get next screen, not even much coherent (apart from winter), a story told would have been nice.
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Submitted by Hammerfist on 11 February 2020
What an absolutely wonderful, magical, gorgeous production! Always a treat to see the Commodore 64 used so perfectly to tell a wonderful tale!
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Submitted by GH on 10 February 2020
Why is this not top 2?? What is wrong with you people ;)
Thanks for ya effort and love to make this
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Submitted by Smasher on 10 February 2020
fantastic demo! I send one kiss to Shadow, one to Redcrab, ten kisses to Mermaid and zero kisses to mighty Z (your mates are reusing your OLD sids... tsk-tsk!... get back on composing!! :) )
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Submitted by Dymo on 10 February 2020
A fine piece, lots of emotion.. (Y)
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Submitted by psych858o on 10 February 2020
This scarf is so cool! Lovely screens!
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Submitted by Dr.j on 10 February 2020
great totally a gem demo , love the theme and especially the scarp part. you made my day! 10/10 !
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Submitted by Hate Bush on 10 February 2020
this little thing stole my heart. here it is, take it <3

+ that scarf is animated so smoothly it soothes my senses
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Submitted by Zirias on 10 February 2020
This is really beautiful! The parallax scroller, the wonderful hires pictures, very enjoyable. Just one little weakness IMHO: Does the music have to immediately stop when hitting space?
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Submitted by JackAsser on 10 February 2020
Lovely little demo. Enjoyed every second of it! <3
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Submitted by JackAsser on 10 February 2020
@Hedning: No he can't!
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Submitted by hedning on 10 February 2020
BjørnRøstøen: You can join GP any day. ;)
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Submitted by BjørnRøstøen on 10 February 2020
Cute and exactly as nostalgic as intended, making me reminisce about my childhood days. The wonder and excitement of winters first snowfall. I love that sprite scarf. Hmm, come to think of it, back then I just wanted to stay indoors tucked up in bed, hiding underneath my warm blankets. Birch logs cosily crackling in the comforting heat of the fireplace. How about you letting me make some code for one of these wonderful gems soon now?
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Submitted by TheRyk on 10 February 2020
great, especially the parallax landscape and the wind effects in kid's scarf
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Submitted by bepp on 9 February 2020
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 9 February 2020
It's interesting. "Mermaid" has such an unique style of drawing, that in the meantime, i know from the first look on a picture, that it is from here or that she is somehow involved in it.
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Submitted by Mibri on 9 February 2020
I love this - perhaps the nicest, most interesting scrolltexts I've ever read. :)
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Submitted by Isildur on 9 February 2020
Beautiful in every aspect.
@Mermaid, could you help me with names of your images here?
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Submitted by Raistlin on 9 February 2020
Love this - welcome back, Mermaid! :-)
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 9 February 2020
Lovely artwork
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Submitted by Mermaid on 9 February 2020
Thanks guys!

Rudi, the decrunch pics are regular old hires bitmap with an 8 sprite overlay/underlay to add some more colours.
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Submitted by Rudi on 9 February 2020
Nice pics (FLI?). Cute little slideshow demo with some small effects inside.
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Submitted by Jammer on 9 February 2020
Beautiful art in it and I totally love sprite based scarf! <3 Should've ended up #2 imho :)
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Submitted by Didi on 9 February 2020
Great piece of art!
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Submitted by Joe on 9 February 2020
This is beautiful! Again such care taken to all scenes. This is really a demo, which easily could be shown to almost all kinds of audience outside the nerdy c64 kit and be appreciated. I'm happy these kind of "graphical demos" finally came back!
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Submitted by anonym on 9 February 2020
A beautiful piece of art. Thank you.
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 9 February 2020
WOW! Nice pics, good flow, great atmosphere.
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