Category: Scene News

Scene World Podcast Episode #118 – Tronimal

Hello World! We are happy to have one of the most prolific Chiptune musicians in our podcast – Tronimal. He released music for the Gameboy, ZX Spectrum and even the TI-82 calculator! Besides some tech talk, the virtuoso gives us some interesting insights and talks about his upcoming projects. Interview starts at 18:12. http://scene.world/tronimal

Scene World Podcast Episode #107 – Demoscene: The Art of Coding

Demoscene – The Art of Coding is an initiative to enlist the demoscene as the first digital culture on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage. AJ and Joerg (er, Derision and Nafcom) talk to Dedux, Flopine, Kudrix, and Unjello about why this is important and how we can all help move the initiative forward. (interview begins at 10:00) http://scene.world/artofcoding

Scene World Podcast Episode #106 – Remute with Denis Karimani

Retro music is in right now, but few people have taken it to the lengths that Remute has, releasing his songs not just on vinyl and digital download, but also on cartridge and floppy disk (Amiga, C64, ect!) ! Joerg, Martin, and AJ talk to him about why he chose this medium, and the unique challenges associated with releasing music…

CSDb “Only Sprites” Competition announces the winners

The Only Sprites Compo hosted by CSDb came to an end and announced the winners. Because the compo had received demos and games competing, it was decided to separate them into two categories. In the Demos category, the winner is Oldschool Sprite Demo by Bonzai, which had tough competition against the other 26 demos. The best game category had only…

Abyss Connection releases Ditheridoo 1.0 – A new image editor for the Commodore 64

The damascene group Abyss Connection has started the new year with a new tool targeting the Commodore 64 scene. Ditheridoo is a multicolour bitmap editor for C64. It runs on 64-bit versions of Linux, macOS and Windows. The editor is open-source and written in Python and allows easy dithering, and in this first release offers checkerboard, x-line, y-line, light dither…

Ozmoo goes C128 and Plus/4

Screenshot of Ozmoo playing Borderzone on C128

Ozmoo Release 5 is out. Ozmoo is a Z-code interpreter (a program to play text adventures which use Infocom’s game format). The first version of Ozmoo was released in December 2018. It was written to produce playable games for the Commodore 64. Now, with Release 5, support has been added for Commodore 128 and Commodore Plus/4. Games built for the…

Scene World Podcast Episode #102 – Netlabels and retro pixeling with Martin ‘Nodepond’ Wisniowski

Martin is not only part of the demoscene and a graphic artist for Scene World, but he is also a pioneer in the early ages of Netlabels and a creative head that often creates unique artistic projects. In this podcast, AJ and Joerg talk with him about the early ages of the internet and how he found its way into…

CSDb “Only Sprites” Competition – Your chance to win a MEGA65 DevKit!

When I interviewed Paul Gardner-Stephen last June, one of his answers mentions the importance of the community for the project. He specifically said: Yes, we really want a strong community. That is central to everything. A lot of it will grow organically, but we are also thinking about some competitions. We also hope that the demo competitions will soon have…

sceneworld Video interview with Stello Doussis

He is a veteran graphic designer, coder and composer, mostly recognized for for the cool soundtrack of Game Boy Color games such as “Happy Hippo” for the Kinder Surprise brand! In this interview he talks about how he started with is love for game music, learned how to code, do graphics and finally was able to turn his love for music…

New Atari800MacX 5.3.0 includes Atari800 4.2 core update

The macOS emulator for Atari 8-bit computers has been updated to version 5.3.0. Among the many changes and improvements, the most notable one is the update of the emulator core, using Atari800 4.2. The last core update happened more than eight years ago. The UI has also new features that the users were longing for so much time, like continuous…