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Big Pixel Intro   [2021]

Big Pixel Intro Released by :

Release Date :
30 December 2021

Type :
C64 Intro

Released At :
Intro Creation Compo 2021

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Intro Creation Compo 2021 :  #11

User rating:********__  8.4/10 (26 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Zzarko
Music .... TDM of Triad
Graphics .... Zzarko
Design .... Zzarko
Idea .... Zzarko

SIDs used in this release :
Big Pixel Intro(/MUSICIANS/T/The_Dungeon_Master/Big_Pixel_Intro.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by zzarko on 9 September 2023
I had a chance of running Big Pixel Intro on a really big pixel display at BalCCon conference today, from a real C64 :)

User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 28 February 2022
I was about to judge it quickly but all layering and masking in 4x4 is pretty sweet!
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 14 January 2022
Very interesting ANSII style design here. Tune is a bit boring. Guess due to RAM restrictions...
User Comment
Submitted by taper on 31 December 2021
Very nice, looks quite ANSI-esque art styled.
User Comment
Submitted by katon on 31 December 2021
I like it very much
User Comment
Submitted by jim_64 on 31 December 2021
Love this chunky goodness!
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 30 December 2021
@TheRyk: raytracing baby, it's the reflection of the scroller!1
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Submitted by zzarko on 30 December 2021
@TheRyk: it should have been another white cloud, but I was running out of available memory, so first it became static, and then as a part of speeding up the drawing, it became yellow... So, it is a yellow cloud, bathed in the yellow sun... :)
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 30 December 2021
Having this sorted out, BTT:

Fresh and cool intro with LoRes and hardscroll parallax, which I can't remember having seen done before. PETSCII gfx might have been an option to save 2K.

One question, though: What's that yellow non-sun stuff in the top left corner?
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 30 December 2021
What TheRyk said, it's perfectly valid according to the rules:
" has a maximum RAM footprint of $4000 bytes at one block "
Not that it should be ending before address $4000.
It doesn't even use the normal screen mem $0400-07ff so it's perfectly fit into a 16kb contiguous block.
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 30 December 2021
Quoting Rules
"a maximum RAM footprint of $4000 bytes at one block, at whatever location you like."

$0800-$47ff in my book perfectly should qualify, as the rules say nothing about all of the $4000 bytes must be in one VIC-Bank
User Comment
Submitted by Richard on 30 December 2021
Sadly does not qualify. $0600 bytes over. If starting at $0800, you should not go past $4000.
User Comment
Submitted by ws on 30 December 2021
Very nice feeling how the layers are mixed!
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Submitted by Smasher on 30 December 2021
great! it reminds me the game forbidden forest! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 30 December 2021
Very nice with the different layers!
User Comment
Submitted by zzarko on 30 December 2021
Music was made by Hasse Axəlsson-Svala for CRX 2020. I asked his permission to use it here. I do not know if he already has a CSDB ID or not, and if someone could help to enter music credits, that would be great.

Also, I'm almost sure that I satisfied all the compo rules, if not, please tell me and I'll try to fix the code.
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