Category: Scene News

Vintage Computing Christmas Challenge 2022 (VC³ 2022)

Once again, Logiker comes up with something simple and fun for the retro computing community. This time around, you’ve been challenged to create a program in any language or platform to display the image above – the Christmas Star! Rules are simple regarding your “reproduction”: It should have exactly the same shape The final picture must not include characters other…

Does PETSCII Compositor Make “True” Artists Obsolete?

PETSCII Compositor is a Windows tool that helps create PETSCII art based on existing graphics. A few days ago, the creator, MultiStyle Labs, released a new version, 1.10.  The program aims to allow any user to can grab any image, load it to the program and, with a couple of clicks, see thatimage turned into PETSCII graphics. What caught my…

Classic C64’s Dig Dug gets special enhanced version by Hokuto Force

Hokuto Force has released an enhanced version of Dig Dug, one of my favourite games for the C64 (I’ve played a lot on the arcades back in the day, to be honest!). In addition to the NTSC speed option, the team took the time to fix some bugs in the original game and focus on features that would be appreciated…

Second ATASCII Graphics Compo Results Are Out

The 2nd. ATASCII Compo is in the history books now. The ATASCII-art competition aimed to find who are the real artists out there cable of conveying their imagination through the Atari 8-bit character set. Looking at the 23 entries this year, you cannot see a “bad” one, so in the end, it was really to find the best of the…

Scene World Podcast Episode #139 – David Pleasance and the German version of Commodore – The Inside Story

In the new episode of our podcast we are very happy to welcome again the one and only David Pleasance! The prolific Ex Commodore + Amiga executive (and musician!) gives us some exclusive , spicy insights and tells us about the German translation of his book ‘Commodore – The Inside Story’. (Interview starts at 22:40 minutes) Listen to it/watch it…

Scene World Podcast Episode #136 – Composing for the Sega Master System with Polaria Poyon

We’re delighted to welcome Polaria Poyon in our new episode. She’s a genius composer of chiptunes for the Sega Master System and Game Gear. AJ, Joerg, and Denis get to know about her and her new projects, as well as some interesting tech insights. Enjoy the tunes and tune in! (interview begins at 23:00) https://scene.world/Polaria-Poyon  

Scene World Podcast Episode #132 – Netlabels with Simon Carless

Simon Carless is a former Amiga musician and founder/owner of the Monotonik netlabel, which rose to prominence in the late ’90s and early ’00s. Joerg and guest co-host Martin Wisniowski pick his brain about this unique time in the development of the internet, independent labels, and music distribution. (Interview begins at 19:15) https://scene.world/simoncarless There is also a video version:

Scene World Podcast Episode #128 – Gunnar von Boehn (Apollo Team)

In our new episode we welcome Gunnar Vonn Boehn from the one and only Apollo Team. They are known for their stellar Vampire cards which are a must for every Amiga fan. Interview starts at 37:38 Minutes https://scene.world/vampire Or watch its video version:

PunyJam #2: Let’s write a text adventure!

We held a PunyInform game jam in April/May and it was a great success, so now we’re doing it again. Each participant (a person, a pair or a team) writes their own text adventure using the PunyInform library. If you’ve thought of writing a text adventure but need an event and a time frame for it to actually happen, this…

Scene World Video Interview with Tommy Tallarico

It’s time for another bit of Scene World history – a talk with Tommy Tallarico: He is not only one of the most prolific game music composers of all time (think about Earthworm Jim, MDK, The Terminator, also other on the Amiga like e.g.Cool Spot on the Amiga or Aladin on the Amiga …) but also CEO of Intellivision and…