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Concubism   [2008]

Concubism Released by :

Release Date :
25 October 2008

Type :
C64 Graphics  (MultiColor)

Take a pixel

Released At :

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at X'2008 :  #1

User rating:**********  9.5/10 (38 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.7/10 (20 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... Archmage of Andromeda, EN0NE, Instinct

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User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 26 June 2009
gpz just pointed out the hands are rather crude in comparison, and he's right! Her left hand is okayish, but her right is quite a pixelmess, especially by Archmage's standards! <:-) I totally didn't notice, been way too focused on the beautiful face and background! ;-)
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Submitted by Krill on 19 December 2008
Great in every way. :)
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Submitted by d0c on 19 December 2008
frigging insane
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Submitted by ne7 on 19 December 2008
bloody fantastic
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Submitted by size on 2 November 2008
Grattis Archmage. Veldig bra... Moro å se progresjonen i C64 scenen.
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Submitted by Hein on 29 October 2008
Composition wise it doesn't bring much, subject wise it's the best choice for a winning scene picture (girl caressing cube), technically totally über (who needs XMUFLI?), to me a deserved winner.
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Submitted by Sander on 29 October 2008
Mirage and Archmage, taking the pixelcraft to a science! Wonderful pixels, the longer i watch, the more i learn.
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Submitted by Sasq on 28 October 2008
Archmage seems to have access to a different palette than other artists... it all just looks so damn good.
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Submitted by Mirage on 26 October 2008
I'm just glad you decided to join our little c64 scene :) It could use a bit of beautiful fresh air now and then
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Submitted by Oxbow on 26 October 2008
Love the picture. Love the AKA.
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Submitted by Optimus on 26 October 2008
So nicely pixeled, so good colors, oldschool as I like it.
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Submitted by Mace on 26 October 2008
There can be no doubt whether there was tracing or wiring involved: true pixel art!

pineapple chunk or a steaming marshmallow

My guess is that it's smelly French cheese.
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Submitted by jailbird on 26 October 2008
Archmage did it again, an absolutely fantastic picture! A well deserved #1 spot!
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Submitted by saehn on 26 October 2008
Well-deserved first, challenged only by Deev's pic. Great job, inspirational!
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Submitted by Jammer on 26 October 2008
being a fuckin' supporter of photorealism and advertisement like design, this one impresses me not as much as the deev's one for example. a little overhyped imho ;)
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Submitted by Frantic on 26 October 2008
Yes, the right picture won! Visual pleasure deluxe!
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Submitted by duce on 26 October 2008
Congrats! Definitely the best picture at compo!
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Submitted by oys on 26 October 2008
AWESOME!!! simply fucking awesome. i have watched it many times now and it takes my breath away every time now. you rule!
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Submitted by Archmage on 26 October 2008
Thanks for the nice words, guys. Much appreciated.

Deekay: eh... nope. I haven't played Portal. Perhaps I should. I refer you to the production notes I am about to write.
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Submitted by DeeKay on 26 October 2008
I had a hard time deciding between this pic and Duce's as the best in the compo!... Fucking brilliant flawless pixelstyle and great composition from Archmage, as always! I totally forgot to ask you on X, Håkon: Is this actually a rendition of GlaDOS of Portal, holding the much beloved Weighted Companion Cube?

P.S: I had not only one but *two* archmages in my Bard's Tale party back then! ;-) And they were so good that one of them singlehandedly took out the 400 Orcs behind that door in the final dungeon that was supposed to be the ultimate game over if you opened it! ;-D
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Submitted by Dane on 26 October 2008
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Submitted by Deev on 26 October 2008
The best entry won! Archmage is the pixel star of this party, for this and also his work in the Instinct+Horizon demo.
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Submitted by Morpheus on 25 October 2008
A strong 10 goes out to this masterpiece. Gotta love that multicolour action!
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Submitted by leonofsgr on 25 October 2008
archmage the simple god!
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Submitted by art|work on 25 October 2008
Great picture. Readability and use of color in this image are just perfect. Congrats Archmage !
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Submitted by Twoflower on 25 October 2008
Very nice pic, one of the pieces which really saved the X2008 graphicscompo. Clear, nice contrast, good choice of color and a great composition which reminds me of Mirage's later works.
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Submitted by Steppe on 25 October 2008
That facial expression, awesome! The composition and the colour, outstanding!
A well deserved winner really!
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Submitted by _V_ on 25 October 2008
Inspiring, Impressive! Looks like there's a new pixeling standard I need to start adhering to.
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Submitted by Yazoo on 25 October 2008
very good job - congratulations
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Submitted by Shadow on 25 October 2008
If I count it correctly, this is the third graphics compo Archmage has entered since his C64-career began, and also the third first place. That is one impressive streak! :)

-edit- Doh! Forgot to comment the picture itself, but I guess everyone can see that it is brilliant, so no need to really ;)
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Submitted by Motion on 25 October 2008
Archmage never fails to impress! ...but hey! Isn't that a pineapple chunk or a steaming marshmallow? ;)
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Submitted by tempest on 25 October 2008
what Veto said. amazing picture.
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Submitted by v3to on 25 October 2008
Great pic. Bright colours, clearly structured elements, outlines suit perfectly. Love it.
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