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5 Shades of Grey   [2020]

5 Shades of Grey Released by :
Lethargy [web]

Release Date :
28 June 2020

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Gubbdata 2020

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Gubbdata 2020 :  #4

User rating:*********_  9.4/10 (41 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (12 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... EGO of Lethargy
  Strepto of Lethargy
  Visage of Lethargy
Music .... Vincenzo of Lethargy, Molecoola, Rebels, SIDRIP Alliance, Singular
Graphics .... Grass of Avatar, Digital Monastery, Hokuto Force, Lethargy, Resistance
Charset .... Grass of Avatar, Digital Monastery, Hokuto Force, Lethargy, Resistance
Linking .... Visage of Lethargy
Loader .... Sparta of Genesis Project, OMG
Test .... d'Avid of Lethargy
Directory Art .... Grass of Avatar, Digital Monastery, Hokuto Force, Lethargy, Resistance

SIDs used in this release :
Shade on Me(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Shade_on_Me.sid)
Shade on You(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Shade_on_You.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Jak T Rip on 16 June 2023
I must say I love your concept demos. Always interesting, always fresh. And the mirrow cube - wtf - just WOW!
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Submitted by TheRyk on 23 March 2023
once more took this one out and watched it on CRT, now it makes much more sense :D
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Submitted by 4gentE on 4 June 2021
Beautiful! ..and yeah, I remember, color TVs used to be pretty expensive back in the day...
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Submitted by Nightlord on 5 February 2021
This is one of my favorite products from 2020. I really enjoyed the voxel-head and the mirror-cube. Graphics are tasteful and coherent. Plus nice soundtrack.
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Submitted by Strepto on 15 January 2021
The link on medium has changed:
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Submitted by DKT on 1 October 2020
Very original demo with good looking ideas, and that article "behind the scenes..." fulfil that greatness of the entire production. Lethargy <3
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Submitted by HCL on 24 September 2020
This demo has some great ideas, some of them look just awesome!! Low framerate on a few parts, which i'm sure could have been faster, but all in all a great production!
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Submitted by Joe on 24 September 2020
I didn't even think about the bitmap using a sprite-layer, great thinking! Also a very nice demo with some interesting parts. Nice to get some words on the process (in the production note)!
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Submitted by Dymo on 30 July 2020
A really phine demo!... :)
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Submitted by Copyfault on 30 July 2020
Thought I praised this with comments here, but obviously not (must have been on a certain twitch channel where it was played;)).

Once again: great demo, really nice effects embedded in an even nicer concept! Liked the turning mirror cube and the twister most (the latter even looking like being interlaced which I'm in love with)!

So, the only reason for this not winning Gubbdata can only be that the voters wanted to support the Lethargy-guys in falling into this very state;)
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Submitted by Bob on 28 July 2020
Just realized that I have missed out on commenting this amazing demo.. a proper FTW!
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Submitted by Jammer on 6 July 2020
Awesome piece of code <3
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Submitted by Yogibear on 6 July 2020
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Submitted by Cupid on 2 July 2020
This is really well done. I love the premise and the idea and there is a lot of gorgeous shading going on in this one. I disagree that limiting was a bad idea, this shows how to be creative without trying to use everything. Not as fully polished as some of the other gubbdata releases, but I love that it is a full demo and not a one parter. Well done!
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Submitted by TheRyk on 30 June 2020
some parts are super sweet like the twister, some effects lacked tempo to speak of perfection. but very enjoyable stuff, especially music
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Submitted by Snabel on 30 June 2020
Tons of great art was made in B/W.

I love this demo, definitely one of the best from this year's Gubb in my opinion!
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Submitted by Raistlin on 30 June 2020
Some very nice coding here! A great technical production.

Graphics are good - but I think the theme of the demo made it difficult for the art to "shine" in a way.. it's very hard to make nice art using only greys ;-)

Tough competition at Gubb this year for this to get only a #4! I would've placed it #2 myself, being a code pr0n lover.
User Comment
Submitted by Visage on 30 June 2020
We were happy to see so many entries on Gubbdata 2020 and congratulations to all participants! However, the jury decision made us fall into lethargy 8-) , but the lots of positive comments and feedback we have received, let alone the CSDB user rating is a real compensation for us. ;) Appreciate and thank you very much! Keep dreaming!
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Submitted by grip on 29 June 2020
Good stuff!
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Submitted by Zierliches Püppchen on 29 June 2020
great stuff, wrong idea limiting the colors.
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Submitted by Stinsen on 29 June 2020
Aweeesome! Lots of content tightly sync'ed, backed up with a trademark funky-as-hell Vincenzo soundtrack and presented in full, ehh.. greyscale. :D Love it. <3
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Submitted by hedning on 29 June 2020
I also thought this was going to end up as a winner. Really great stuff going on here! Thanx for the ride.
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Submitted by Strepto on 28 June 2020
@Doc: thanks, the sytlye of Atl demos never really worked for me, leaving Atl and joining Lethargy was good to find my motivation it seems. Congrats for your 2nd place!
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Submitted by Shadow on 28 June 2020
Some nice chunky-style effects in this one!
Watching the compo I also thought that this was going to win, so ending up outside the top 3 is a bit surprising.
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Submitted by Oswald on 28 June 2020
jury fucked up big time on this, guess closer friends in top3 products.
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Submitted by psych858o on 28 June 2020
Awesome demo with well fitted soundtrack. Love sync in this one. Great work guys!
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Submitted by BjørnRøstøen on 28 June 2020
I seriously thought this would win, especially knowing the jury members predilection for complexity. A very good demo indeed.
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Submitted by Mibri on 28 June 2020
Just superb - fantastic theme and variety of parts!
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 28 June 2020
Some real hardcore code in here! And nice to see Strepto back :-)
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Submitted by Cupid on 28 June 2020
Showed it to my dog, he loved it.
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Submitted by Smasher on 28 June 2020
what optic freeze said!
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Submitted by Titus on 28 June 2020
nice idea and style and a limited palette. my personal favorite
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Submitted by Poison on 28 June 2020
Nice job!
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Submitted by Optic Freeze on 28 June 2020
My favorite demo from Gubbdata 2020!
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