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Submerged   [2021]

Submerged Released by :
Hoaxers, Wrath Designs [web]

Release Date :
4 December 2021

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Transmission64 2021 Fall Edition

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Transmission64 2021 Fall Edition :  #1

User rating:**********  9.5/10 (53 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.5/10 (26 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Firehawk of Censor Design, Hoaxers
Music .... Møllpauk of Hoaxers
Graphics .... Firehawk of Censor Design, Hoaxers
  Joe of The Tuneful Eight, Wrath Designs
Design .... Firehawk of Censor Design, Hoaxers
Help .... grasstust of Hoaxers

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User Comment
Submitted by trident on 14 August 2023
that outline-merging sprite scroller is incredibly cool!
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Submitted by anonym on 15 April 2022
I wonder how this wasn't nominated for the Meteoriks? Such an amazing production, I just rewatched the Transmission64 compos on YouTube.
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Submitted by TheRyk on 13 January 2022
2021 overall has been a productive year

but this one's so well sytled it stands out and will be shown on many future demo parties
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Submitted by encore on 27 December 2021
Great demo, felt very polished with much attention to flow and neat transitions when there needs to be. I liked the calm music and Joes graphics is always very enjoyable.
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Submitted by Sam on 17 December 2021
Very nice graphics! Scrollers! Design! 50 fps! Also I don't think I've ever seen the coral scroller -type before. World's first?
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Submitted by Digger on 10 December 2021
Fantastic and unique demo! Mind-boggling sprite cookie/masking effects, awesome graphics and audio. Great stuff!
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Submitted by Mixer on 8 December 2021
Wonderful demo! Clean style and polished effects.
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 8 December 2021
Nice last gesture, before you retire Firehawk. :) Thumbs up for the source, now everybody can replace the discus-fish with their own 'wish-fish'. *looool* ;-P
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Submitted by Firehawk on 8 December 2021
By popular demand I've attached the main source files to the release. Hopefully this will be useful to someone.
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Submitted by grasstust on 8 December 2021
So, Firehawk, can we please make discus fish the theme of your comeback demo? It could be argued that it's an artistic choice to break up the monotony of just following audience expectations and instead do something fun and unexpected. So yes, you get a discus fish instead of a great white shark. Enjoy the WTF moment! :) Anyway, I do like that this fact was pointed out as I'm also a sucker for details.
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Submitted by hedning on 8 December 2021
Of course that fish could survive in salt water. Eventually all fish die, this just speeds up that process. Look at it poetically. Big art.
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Submitted by Firehawk on 8 December 2021
Inserting the discus fish was my idea, and I deeply apologize and have no other choice than to do the honorable thing and retire from the scene.
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 8 December 2021
What??? A freshwater-fish put in saltwater? That's definately a no-go and animal-cruelty. Therefore, as sad as it is, i think about lowering my rating by one point now. *lol* Or can you release a V1.1 in which this bug (aaeehhmm i mean fish) is corrected? :-)
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Submitted by Joe on 7 December 2021
@Wile Coyote: Oh gosh! Seems you are right? Facepalm.
Good then this is an imaginary world and demo which has very little to do with the real world.
Part from the electronic components of our beloved computer running it ;D
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Submitted by Yogibear on 7 December 2021
Awesome and innovative!
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 6 December 2021
It took me 2 days to recover from this one! Saw it on the stream and was blown away! Fantastic code, great art and amazing music. Wow, really one of the best demos lately! Congratulations for #1!!!!
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 6 December 2021
As daft as it might sound, i did question how a Discus fish made it into the mix? ..given the demo opens with a scrolling ocean followed by a coral scene. Followed by other salt water creatures including a Lionfish, Clownfish, Seahorse, Crab. Sadly no Great White shark. There does appear to be a fair amount of disk space remaining to add another part or two :)
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Submitted by katon on 6 December 2021
A deserved winner!
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Submitted by Didi on 6 December 2021
This one is quite fishy. Great stuff!!!
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Submitted by Stone on 6 December 2021
This is just fantastic in every aspect. I absolutely love it!
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Submitted by Jammer on 6 December 2021
Little code post mortem by Firehawk would be awesome. For majority of stuff here I don't have even a glimpse of any clue how things are done, let alone in 1 frame :O Seriously, the most mindbogling piece of code I was graced to see recently <3
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Submitted by 4gentE on 6 December 2021
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Submitted by bodo^rab on 5 December 2021
Very nice!
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Submitted by Strepto on 5 December 2021
Beautiful demo, great effects, superb music. Admins, please consider banning whoever gave 1 point for this...
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Submitted by Copyfault on 5 December 2021
Deserved 1st place in the compo! Has so many nice effects in it, one better than the other!

When seeing the slide with "Hoaxers and Wrath Designs" during the compo stream, I first thought "Hopefully not a REU-only demo". Seeing the effects one could think it *is* REU only, but obviously you did not need any steroids!

Thank you for this gem!
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Submitted by taper on 5 December 2021
Fish has never looked so good before!
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Submitted by DivertigO on 5 December 2021
That transition/cut, music and visual-wise from the title with the octopus, to the "aquarium" part.. is about my favorite of any.
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 5 December 2021
Nice demo. The tune is very good.
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Submitted by JackAsser on 5 December 2021
Kick ass demo! Well done all of you! <3

I sense some inspiration on the layered Knut-scroller from Remains. ;)

The merging-outline scroller is a true WTF moment for me. Really cool!

And the sideborder full image mover is also damn awesome.
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Submitted by Burglar on 5 December 2021
that layered part with the scroll, omg!
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Submitted by Cobrakid on 5 December 2021
I does not seem to work when having a 1571, which is what my setup was configured for. Changing that to 1541, and it works out nicely :-)
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Submitted by Joe on 5 December 2021
It should run without any problem on the Vice emulator (even 3.5 and prior using x64sc.exe!). Not sure why you can't get it to work on your c128's though.
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Submitted by Cobrakid on 5 December 2021
Is someone possible to delete this (my) comment and my comment below? Sorry, but thought I could update this, but it gets locked after 5 minutes and no possibility to delete it. Sorry.
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Submitted by Cobrakid on 5 December 2021
(will update)
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Submitted by Krill on 5 December 2021
Impressive show! Great graphics and moody soundtrack for submersive atmosphere, with outstanding coding that warrants a peek or two in the memory monitor. =)

(But please update that ancient loader. =D)
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Submitted by HCL on 5 December 2021
Beautiful and clever!! Love it!
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Submitted by Scrap on 5 December 2021
Having not written a single line of code since 1993, there are a lot of WTF-Moments in this demo for me... ;-)
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 5 December 2021
The wibbly wobbly vertical scroller against a coral backdrop looks really something.
WoW - the full screen image swinging left'n'right into sideboards.
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Submitted by Compyx on 5 December 2021
Great demo, good visuals/design, cool tune and some proper coder porn. #1 spot well deserved.
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Submitted by Shogoon on 5 December 2021
So good! Amazing art and soundtrack.
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Submitted by The Syndrom on 5 December 2021
one of the best demos I've seen in a long time! and that music! jawdropping. can we have a .sid too, please ?
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Submitted by Dymo on 5 December 2021
Lovely demo... was not able to watch the stream, watched it on real-hw this morning instead.. good one :)
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Submitted by DivertigO on 5 December 2021
This is a prod onto itself. Love it. Soundtrack is aces, aces, aces.
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Submitted by Skate on 5 December 2021
I was waiting for demo a like this one for a long long time. A great mix of old school feeling and technical high quality. I feel very satisfied, good job.
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Submitted by Mibri on 5 December 2021
Wonderful production - just so much heart and craft here. Joe's graphics style is always captivating; to see it put to use in a demo such as this one is a joy.
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Submitted by katon on 5 December 2021
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Submitted by Jammer on 4 December 2021
I'm shocked that twitch hasn't banned whole stream because of so much porn here <3
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Submitted by Linus on 4 December 2021
Crazy good. Code/GFX/music are top-notch <3
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Submitted by Apollyon on 4 December 2021
This is absolutely stunning, everything is topnotch code-gfx-music - hats off to everyone involved
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Submitted by PAL on 4 December 2021
Firehawk... that scroller that merge per outline over the image... haha... only you dude!
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Submitted by Shine on 4 December 2021
Agree with Groepel the Doedel!
This is really AMAZING!!! :D
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 4 December 2021
clearly the highlight of the transmission. good stuff
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Submitted by Xiny6581 on 4 December 2021
This is a true dream coming to reality! Such an amazing demo <3
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Submitted by nomistake on 4 December 2021
W O O W !
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