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GENERAL => Challenges & Competitions => Topic started by: Shockwave on July 30, 2008

Title: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Shockwave on July 30, 2008
The people who commented that this challenge was difficult were right.
I tried for a few nights and binned a couple of attempts, I'll stop here for now as I have to dedicate some more time to forum maintanence.

Anyway, here's a start to the challenge, no doubt it will be beaten comprehensively but it was fun :)

Light sourced vectors.
Animated mathematical background texture.
Copperbars.
Sine Scroller.

All on screen at once drawn using 160 X 120 pixels and with only 4 colours on screen.

Code, font : Me.
Music: Rob hubbard.
Tools: PTC Ext (Rbz), Tinysid (stormbringer).

Software rendering :D

Hope you like it a bit!
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: rain_storm on July 30, 2008
Cool this has given me some ideas, a good start to the compo. The music suits the low res theme. Didnt realise the pixels would be so big at 160*120.
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Shockwave on July 30, 2008
If you want to use dithering to make a lot of colours 160 X 120 mostly rules it out, the comp allows hi res stuff too though as long as you only use 4 colours :)

Using both criterea well will be very difficult I suspect.  :)
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: benny! on July 30, 2008
Awesome first entry.

Really transport you back to the old days. Look spectrum
stylish somehow. Really good work, Shocky - and so fast!
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Rbz on July 30, 2008
Very nice first entry

This compo will be hard   8)
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: ninogenio on July 31, 2008
i really like that!

its very stylish and as benny said it does have an old spectrum feel to it.anywho very very nice!
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: AnimalMother on July 31, 2008
Hardcore Pixel Madness  ;D

Good work!
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Shockwave on July 31, 2008
:) Thanks for the nice comments!

Great to come back from work and see people like it!
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: gooner on July 31, 2008
Good work Shockie my sort of colours.
 Definitely reminds me of some of the graphics used on the Spectrum

 :clap:
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Jim on July 31, 2008
Apart from the dreaded spinning cube, this is very good indeed.  Very clear and easy to see.  A lot of dithering fx end up looking like digital soup.

Jim
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Pixel_Outlaw on August 01, 2008
I really think you have done a nice jopb working within such restrictions. Great style and interesting colors.
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Xalthorn on August 01, 2008
Ooh, nice choice of colours, I had to count them to check there were only four ;)
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: hellfire on August 01, 2008
I totally dig the scroller and the cube and a very good choice of colours.
The overlapping rasters tend to produce rather confusing bit-structures, though. Maybe those would work better in a smaller window - or my screen is just too big ;)
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Hotshot on August 01, 2008
very good but it not easy challange!
good luck to everyone who take the challange  :)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Shockwave on August 01, 2008
Thanks for the nice comments :)

Hopefully I'll get the time to have another go at this before the deadline!
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Clyde on August 02, 2008
Welldone that man :)
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Ghost^BHT on August 04, 2008
looks cool on my 24" screen :)
old school to the max
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Xalthorn on August 04, 2008
looks cool on my 24" screen :)
old school to the max


24", wow that has got to be some *major* blocks going on ;)
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Jim on August 04, 2008
Same here.  I just have to stand back a bit :)
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Optimus on August 05, 2008
I really like this.
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Shockwave on August 05, 2008
Thanks for the comments folks!

As for a 24 " screen, I can only dream..

Seriously just out of curiosity I went to a custom build pc website and built a PC that I thought I'd like and it would have cost me £3,800!
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Praecor on August 30, 2008
Super cool product. Blew me away. 10 / 10

I'm gonna use this demo from now on to wake me up in the mornings!

The power and tempo in this is just ... totally WOW!  :clap:
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Shockwave on August 30, 2008
Thanks Praecor :)
I don't think this is 10% as cool as what you made though.
Title: Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
Post by: Praecor on August 30, 2008
Thanks Praecor :)
I don't think this is 10% as cool as what you made though.
Not really, this has some oldschool feeling to it which is just unbeatable.