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City Noir   [2021]

City Noir Released by :
Elysium [web], Wrath Designs [web]

Release Date :
28 August 2021

Type :
C64 Graphics  (MultiColor + Sprites)

Released At :
Xenium 2021

Achievements :
Mixed Graphics Competition at Xenium 2021 :  #2

User rating:**********  9.7/10 (59 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  10/10 (19 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Luke of Arise, Elysium
Music .... Shogoon of Elysium, MultiStyle Labs
Graphics .... Joe of The Tuneful Eight, Wrath Designs
Help .... Brush of Elysium

SIDs used in this release :
Do Nothing for 3 Minutes(/MUSICIANS/S/Shogoon/Do_Nothing_for_3_Minutes_3SID.sid)

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Submitted by Pararaum on 4 September 2021
Awesomely vibrant. It has a little of Magritte in it.
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Submitted by Exocet on 4 September 2021
Very impressive and fresh, doesn't look at all like a C64 picture.
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Submitted by 4gentE on 30 August 2021
Fantastic! Sight and sound. The picture made me remember B.A.T. on Atari ST even tho this is THE Noir as opposed to B.A.T.'s futuristic Neo-noir.
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Submitted by Carrion on 29 August 2021
One of the best things I saw and listened to on C64 in long time.
Thank you Joe and Shogoon!
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Submitted by Titus on 29 August 2021
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Submitted by Hypnosis on 29 August 2021
Wow! So nice!
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Submitted by ChristopherJam on 29 August 2021
Fantastic work by all concerned.

Particularly impressive use of limited per line palettes in the borders - the transition to/from full multicolour is seamless.
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Submitted by goerp on 29 August 2021
I saw this first on YouTube as a SID tune and thought "wow, such an amazing pic just as an anonymous accompanyment of the music?"
But it turns out they belong together on the centre stage!
The music really goes well with this pic that has such an amazing atmosphere.
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Submitted by Oswald on 29 August 2021
fantastic music, and another piece from Joe that belongs to the wall in my flat.
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Submitted by Mibri on 29 August 2021
Can't get enough of this <3
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Submitted by Ray Manta on 29 August 2021
This is magnificent in every way
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Submitted by Mr. Spock on 29 August 2021
Absolutely outstanding and stunning! Congrats!
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Submitted by Nith on 29 August 2021
Wow. This is the most original piece of C64 gfx I've seen in a while, very outstanding
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Submitted by Holy Moses on 29 August 2021
Still can´t believe it. But I tried. It´s real. Real Art.
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Submitted by Gildan Jondal on 29 August 2021
Completely masterfull, you never stop being amazing Joe... .whoever voted this a one needs a word with themselves.
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Submitted by Stinsen on 29 August 2021
Cool pic!
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Submitted by PAL on 29 August 2021
Joe...the screen has been on for hours in loop now... I can not quit it... It is just a massive effort from you and all parties contributed... It is like an never ending scene from a 60s series but just as valid in these times... Joe... you did create something that is beyond the c64 here. The tune remind me of a famous tune, what is that tune? it is one famous tune in there?... perfect it is all together....
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Submitted by katon on 29 August 2021
King of Gfx !!!!!!!!!
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Submitted by katon on 29 August 2021
JOE MY FRIEND YOU ARE THE PERSONALITY OF C64 GRAPHICS Your futuristic image is in my head I will not fall asleep because of you 1000/1000! ! !
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Submitted by katon on 29 August 2021
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Submitted by Flex on 29 August 2021
Definitely something extraordinary! It's amazing how it all works as a whole, the music adds a lot to the general feeling and makes me want to create my own story around that fabulous picture. And what Frostbyte said... Still I want to say; all you guys involved in this, your work has been noticed big time!! Thank you!!
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Submitted by Flotsam on 29 August 2021
I love Frostbytes comments. Could read them all day long. <3
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Submitted by Frostbyte on 29 August 2021
This is simply outstanding, Joe. Outstanding. I don't think so much has been ever expressed with so few pixels as that gentleman's face on the left. You can see and feel the pressure and stress he's going through, hurriedly walking past the street, thinking about things undone, needing to be somewhere but he's already late. You know, the usual Big City stuff. And that gentleman is just one example of excellence out of many excellences in this picture.

10/10 as a gfx entry. 10/10 soundtrack, hopefully it doesn't go too unnoticed as it is definitely one of the best 3SIDs around. And the top and bottom borders deserve an honorable mention too, they add so much to the overall composition.
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Submitted by Hate Bush on 28 August 2021
@Digger: the lead is indeed Metheny at times, i can almost see his face expressions :)

cannot comment further, i'm too much in awe.
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 28 August 2021
Very nice, the picture, the music, everything!
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Submitted by HCL on 28 August 2021
Fantastic! Also seeing those work stages brings another dimension to it, almost becomes a demo :).
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Submitted by celticdesign on 28 August 2021
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Submitted by Yogibear on 28 August 2021
Piccy is nice! Zax awesome!
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Submitted by Frantic on 28 August 2021
.oO(I wish the SID locations were configurable, or hard coded to d400, d420 and d500, cause then I could play this on my real machine..)
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Submitted by Digger on 28 August 2021
Phenomenal release.
Pat Metheny has manifested into this zak with Shogoon's fingers.

Someone needs to do a proper HW 3xSID recording for this one.
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Submitted by leonofsgr on 28 August 2021
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Submitted by Frantic on 28 August 2021
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Submitted by Skyhawk on 28 August 2021
Wow! Just wow!
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Submitted by FABS on 28 August 2021
Really impressive and amazing artwork Joe!
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Submitted by Motion on 28 August 2021
Very tasteful. Wonderful art.
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Submitted by Magic on 28 August 2021
Abnormal unique
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Submitted by LDX#40 on 28 August 2021
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Submitted by Flotsam on 28 August 2021
Bloody awesome!
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Submitted by PAL on 28 August 2021
Fit so great together... the music play after altering to extra sids... WOW what a beutiful screen with sounds and mood you created! Bow my head!
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Submitted by Mixer on 28 August 2021
The master of raster is at it again, and the music is absolutely beautiful.
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Submitted by psych on 28 August 2021
Jaw dropper!
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 28 August 2021
The only downside of it is - its too short damnit!
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Submitted by Joe on 28 August 2021
@Pal: Set Vice to 2 extra sids at d420, d440.
Shogoon participated the music compo with the same tune, so it should be out soon.

And thanks for your words! Appreciated!
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Submitted by F7sus4 on 28 August 2021
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Submitted by Facet on 28 August 2021
What an great atmosphere.. those details.. damn.. This is so nice.
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Submitted by PAL on 28 August 2021
OMG. This is absolutely brilliant. And to see some of those workstages where you alter, redo, reshape, pixel again and again, measure, change and setting pixels per pixels make my heart explode in a great way! 10/10 and further off the scale! In my vice the music do not play?
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Submitted by Mikael on 28 August 2021
Now this is one of your best in the last couple of years Joe, imho! 10/10 without hesitation. This piece truly deserves the highest score.
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Submitted by Aomeba on 28 August 2021
Absolutely wonderful!
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Submitted by hedning on 28 August 2021
Wonderful. Workstages should have been zipped together with the main file, however.
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Submitted by Shine on 28 August 2021
W O N D E R F U L SCENERY !!! <3
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