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Bromance   [2021]

Bromance Released by :
Bonzai [web]

Release Date :
3 July 2021

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Gubbdata 2021

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Gubbdata 2021 :  #1

User rating:**********  9.5/10 (125 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.9/10 (41 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Trap of Bonzai
  Walt of Bonzai, Miami Fun Project
Music .... Drax of Bonzai, Camelot, Crest, Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants
  Laxity of Bonzai, Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants
Graphics .... Carrion of Bonzai
  Dize of Bonzai
  Fox of Bonzai
Design .... Dize of Bonzai
Concept .... Dize of Bonzai
  Trap of Bonzai
Loader .... Lft of Kryo
Directory Art .... Trap of Bonzai

SIDs used in this release :
Bromance - Bloated(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Bromance-Bloated.sid)
Bromance - Intro(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Bromance-Intro.sid)
Bromance - Side 2(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Bromance-Side_2.sid)
Close to You(/MUSICIANS/L/Laxity/Close_to_You.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Dan on 28 October 2023
Pleasure to watch, everything fits so well!
User Comment
Submitted by hArDy on 15 August 2022
Just WOW!
This is the absolute pure ♥!
User Comment
Submitted by Walt on 1 April 2022
Damn, never thought I would be the victim of that shiny new meme format ;)
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Submitted by Walt on 30 March 2022
Trap wrote "damn us for delaying stuff, but the dxycp was a new record in our shelf for a long time until Raistlin made the christmas demo one - yeah, it doesn't count anymore :)"

Actually, after reading Raistlins blog about DXYCPs we still come out on top with 256 chars against his 232 chars. But we lose using 2 frames against his 3 frames...

Well, it was fun anyways ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Slajerek on 4 January 2022
I like it! It's fresh, nice effects and transitions! There were some effects that I literally had to immediately check how they were done - namely the double DYPP :) Nice!!
User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 1 January 2022
Have been watching this demo a few times over Xmas break. The music got stuck in my head.
I really want to watch this as out-of-compo on a big screen at X’2022 to hear the crowd screaming “noooo” and “maybe”. Love you guys. Please don’t stop.
User Comment
Submitted by Morpheus on 13 October 2021
Wonderful effort my friends! Love the whole bromance vibe.
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Submitted by Pantaloon on 13 October 2021
this is still awesome, makes me want to make a new c-64 demo soon.
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Submitted by Trap on 17 September 2021
I've been circling Bob's comment for some time now. I am deeply honored by your comments. We all are. Thank you so much. However, I feel the urge to correct you or at least comment on your comment :) Yes, this demo has a lot of transitions, but saying that it has few fx parts? .. The letter overlay scroller, The double DYPP, the tunnel, the transparency text (before shaggy stallions), the kefrens (erhm Alcatraz?) bars with background, the 5 sprite VU meter with background, the hires upscroller with colors and, damn us for delaying stuff, but the dxycp was a new record in our shelf for a long time until Raistlin made the christmas demo one - yeah, it doesn't count anymore :) ... to my knowledge all of this is or was world beating records? Also there are some "technically challenging" graphics, like hires multicolor stuff that shouldn't really be possible when you start looking at what is happening, the bromance logo, the remember why we do this and X marks the spot. Overlays, underlays, tricky layouts etc. There is not a single part in this demo that is easy. Maybe I missed some demos where other people did these things, but calling this a demo with few fx parts is made me sad because truly it is not - We just wanted this to be a demo you could watch over and over and keep finding new details. Making things look easy is really difficult. Yeah, call me a cry baby or whatever, but take another look and take the time to notice all the details - there are many ;) Thank you again for the wonderful comment (and to everybody else) We love you guys, now go make that fucking unbeatable demo - I know you have it ready for X ;)
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 18 August 2021
Raistlin and Walt: You have been moderated. Get a room. Oh. There is one already. Yay: Release id #205526 : Bromance
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Submitted by Bob on 28 July 2021
A demo where transitions have higher presidence then fx, however we have seen some of the fx a couple of times by now :) interesting to see that Mixeri ;) doesn’t react on that as he reacted on some previous demos :)
its very nice to watch, amazing demo but ..
to few fx parts , even though some of the transitions could be very well considered as effects.. unfortunatelly transitions takes over the demo and I can understand how everybody loves it since its very visual and blends in well with the parts, transitions makes it very unified no doubt about that, texts gives more meaning to it and humor, more entertaining, but I feel most of the effort on the demo went on the transitions rather then the parts it self.. The Fx parts in the demo are awesome.. and thanx for the References ;) Starwars lack of bromance :) and Censor bars ;) Art work is out of this world, blody amazing the style choice of colors etc.. The music and timeing is superb. Code transition to perfection.. (HCL you need to watch out, they are soon taking the lead of masters of transitions :)
FX parts code wise reaching new wierd and unknown levels. I want more!! so after all that I can’t deny its a master piece 10/10 well done you shaggy stalions ;)
PS I want more!!
User Comment
Submitted by DKT on 25 July 2021
How the hell you guys can do such well crafted demos, oh my god... Love you!
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Submitted by Dr.j on 20 July 2021
so smooth...amazing tempo....absolute genius demo! i love you Bonzai for creating superb C64 demos with so much efforts , style, and coding+music+pixeling skills. another "ubeatable" demo . you are killing us..softly...pls do more !!!
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 20 July 2021
Well, I am only commenting now because I had no words after watching the demo! And still, after rewatching it many times, still hard to find the right words! Amazing, stunning, lovely, fantastic...and many more.
Love the transitions, the double DYPP is awesome, the music, the graphics, the code... thanks Bonzai for this great piece of Art!
User Comment
Submitted by F7sus4 on 17 July 2021
Never nuke something twice, the impression will last. Brilliant!
User Comment
Submitted by AMB on 17 July 2021
Thank you Bonzai for everything you did on the C64 and specially for this new classic trackmo. All my love 4 U !!!
User Comment
Submitted by Mikael on 14 July 2021
Smiley Face All Over! A demo to return to many times – especially on dull days. Many thanks for giving us that groovy, gratifying feeling, bros!
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 13 July 2021
Beautiful stuff!
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Submitted by Laxity on 11 July 2021
@stinsen: DRAX has been banned from making end screen tracks, because we had complaints that people were unable to stop sobbing after hearing them. Instead you will have to settle for me covering The Carpenters entire discography, one track at a time. :D
User Comment
Submitted by Stinsen on 10 July 2021
What a show. <3 <3

Transitions are mind blowing throughout, so tightly synched with the music.

Great graphics, effects and ofc soundtrack.

Personal nitpick, I would have loved a new original end tune from DRAX, but that's only a minor comment. ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Saphir on 10 July 2021
Cool production as usual :)
User Comment
Submitted by Norvax on 10 July 2021
Great flow, great design, great music and beautiful code. Looks perfect in all directions. Congratz!
User Comment
Submitted by KAL_123 on 10 July 2021
@Carrion - all the women here now wants to know, when the shaggy stallions are on tour and in which cities? And also if it's true, that they plan a common-tour with "Hairy Popper" in 2022? *lol* ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Carrion on 9 July 2021
Shaggy Stallions! All of them!
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Submitted by MCM on 8 July 2021
What a great demo, top notch sid,code and gfx !! But what a killer design !! and the transititons are of the wall like hell !!! Brozai 4 ever !!!
User Comment
Submitted by Flotsam on 8 July 2021
This release doesn't really need more comments, but I feel a huge need to say how stunned I am with its overall quality. The soundtrack makes me feel very, very small and humble.
User Comment
Submitted by Shadow on 8 July 2021
Great stuff, such meticulous attention to detail!
And finally the tunnel-part gets released! :D
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Submitted by Kristian on 8 July 2021
What an absolutely amazing demo!

Digger: The final tune must for sure be Laxity? Sure sounded like it anyways.
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Submitted by Digger on 7 July 2021
Beautiful surprise gift from the bros. Code smooth as peanut butter. Lovely pixels. Ear honey. Pure love. Thank you guys.

Almost guessed who composed what, the trickiest one was the co-op tune and the finale (sounded so christmassy and Draxy). The entire soundtrack smells soooo Cresty.

@soci: I thought that too, but you missed the sprites! ;-)

And now who's next to extend the "kefrens over no-badline bitmap" into top/bottom borders?
User Comment
Submitted by 4gentE on 7 July 2021
So beautiful...
User Comment
Submitted by Walt on 6 July 2021
@Monte Carlos: No, this is not a coop demo :)
User Comment
Submitted by Monte Carlos on 6 July 2021
Ist this a Coop between Chromance and Bonzai?
User Comment
Submitted by Frost on 6 July 2021
My shirt magically opened up and the visuals oiled up my chest real good.
Gave me the weirdest boner.

A new gold standard in transitions?
User Comment
Submitted by Magic on 5 July 2021
What a great concept and design!
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Submitted by hedning on 5 July 2021
Beautiful. Just beautiful. <3
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Submitted by Stone on 5 July 2021
Amazing in all respects <3 I nearly fell off my chair laughing when the portraits part came up on the livestream. On the downside: I'm not sure I can look any one of you in the eye ever again, at least not without blushing :P HYGGE!
User Comment
Submitted by lbp on 5 July 2021
wow! it all fits together really well. impressed (again) by the transition work. love that funky jazzy bass style music. very strong full screen centerpiece graphics with the bro and disco ball. tunnel effect is very nice, and then the dypp scroller.. oO.. enjoyed and laughed hard at the team avatar scroller. how you guys have time i do not know. well done
User Comment
Submitted by Strepto on 5 July 2021
I Love it! Thank you!
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Submitted by jab on 5 July 2021
It's... amazing ❤︎_❤︎
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Submitted by Yogibear on 4 July 2021
Deserved winner!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Brush on 4 July 2021
Smooth as a silk. Superb execution. Love the design and the self-distance you guys have. The soundtrack gives me goose bumps and i love the DYPPs.
User Comment
Submitted by Viscid on 4 July 2021
Wonderful feelings and a warm breeze of love in the code. Thankx for the production and be sure we love you too! ;) More than just a wheeeee...
User Comment
Submitted by Copyfault on 4 July 2021
Another example for the fact that c64 demos have grown *far* beyond just some technical exploitation. This artwork here combines the technical possibilites only a few are capable of handling with a deeply thought-through direction of art and presentation. This is the new bar for demos to come, I'd say!

In the end-part, I somehow thought it should say "more than just one bro'" - but ok, no need to overdo it ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Mibri on 4 July 2021
A true showstopper! This is my new favourite Bonzai demo, and that is saying a lot.
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Submitted by Frostbyte on 4 July 2021
Everything in this is perfect. EVERYTHING. Insane code, insane graphics, insane musics, insane concept, insane design, insane execution. And just the right amount of funny sprinkled on top, so that shit doesn't get too serious. This is something I will show to my non-C64 friends who want to see what demoscene is all about.
User Comment
Submitted by TLF on 4 July 2021
Just love this music...
User Comment
Submitted by Remdy on 4 July 2021
so romantic!
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Submitted by Rex on 4 July 2021
I am seriously impressed by those two huge DYPPs! PErfect execution of a strong concept.
User Comment
Submitted by Retroluzzer on 4 July 2021
Best Demo in a long, long time. Beautiful artwork, music, flow, impressive effects and the Bonzai humour... this one has it all! Thank you for the show!
User Comment
Submitted by Youth on 4 July 2021
Holy shit, did you guys really have to rub it in how superior your skills are? Crushing the dreams and ambitions of mere mortal like myself :( How about a little modesty? Grrr.. I love and hate you guys at the same time. Superb style and an unbeatable Draxity soundtrack! 10/10
User Comment
Submitted by ALIEN on 4 July 2021
Friggin unbelievable... sitting here with a big fat grin (you just made my sunday)... Now I know what you meant with "in the not-too-distant future" ;) Cheers - Alen
User Comment
Submitted by BjørnRøstøen on 4 July 2021
Bonzai may be more than just a tree, but they´re giving all of us wood!
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Submitted by JackAsser on 4 July 2021
A fantastic demo! Well done! Love it!
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Submitted by katon on 4 July 2021
Amazing stuff congratulation Bonzai !
User Comment
Submitted by Lubber on 4 July 2021
So much style, great transitions and awesome graphics. Love it. Especially the tunnel and the 70s credit avatars. Great Job!
User Comment
Submitted by christwoballs on 4 July 2021
Art & Art Direction were on point for this demo. Incredible!
User Comment
Submitted by GH on 4 July 2021
Amazing supah demo, the member status pics are darn funny :D Keep the funky groove alive!!
User Comment
Submitted by psych on 4 July 2021
Smooth and funky. Great job! Love it.
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Submitted by Sixx on 4 July 2021
Wow.. Great flow and design, so much bromance love. Music! Code! Aaaah. amazing.
User Comment
Submitted by Tucker on 4 July 2021
Congratz to the first place!
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Submitted by Jammer on 4 July 2021
BTW, only lamers need more disk sides ;)
User Comment
Submitted by soci on 4 July 2021
@Walt: Well I think it was a compliment that it got a better implementation ;) It's unlikely I would have gone back to it myself.

The demo was pretty cool in every aspect.
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 4 July 2021
This is Demo <3 Wow *bows*
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Submitted by Joe on 4 July 2021
What a relief! So many nice things! Lovely end tune. And yeah! Who needs 4-5 discs for a demo, one should be enough :D
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Submitted by Walt on 4 July 2021
@Soci: Yes, you are correct. Actually, the idea of using on-the-fly generated dummy code to do a big hires scroller is amazing :)

Unfortunately, adding and writing to a sprite layer means that my version only updates every 4th frame whereas yours updates every 3rd frame :)
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 4 July 2021
Now that's how you put demo together! <3
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Submitted by soci on 4 July 2021
The end scroller is essentially the same as what I did back then here:
Arok 20 Invitation

Otherwise clever choice of colours and for sure it was a good idea to use background sprites to colour the text.
User Comment
Submitted by ibux on 4 July 2021
Awesome ride from start to the finish, thanks for this!
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Submitted by Raistlin on 4 July 2021
Very Bonzai style throughout. Nice, simple, well designed. Good stuff. The tunnel anim part is great (I know Trap had that one in a nearly-finished state 2 years ago).

Yep, congrats guys.
User Comment
Submitted by Quiss on 4 July 2021
The background sprite trick in the final upscroll is so very clever.
User Comment
Submitted by KAL_123 on 4 July 2021
Wow, very nice. Fresh, unique and stylish coloring through the whole demo, good effects and nice soundtrack. Top!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Mixer on 4 July 2021
This demo has so much style that it is ridiculous. This looks and sounds like what a demo should look and sound like, when the artists all have more than 30 years of experience on a platform. Top quality work, huge respects.
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