Retro Demo Coding

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Description You learn something new every day, how about learning something retro? Like coding a demo for a game console that was created in the late 70's. The Atari 2600 VCS provides 128 bytes of RAM, an address space for 4k of ROM and NO framebuffer.
Type Workshop
Kids session No
Keyword(s) software, art, coding
Tags Retro, 8-bit, Demo
Processing assembly Leitstelle511
Person organizing SvOlli
Language de - German, en - English
de - German, en - English
Other sessions...


Subtitle Your own Atari 2600 VCS demo in just three hours
Starts at 2014/12/29 21:00
Ends at 2014/12/30 00:00
Duration 180 minutes
Location Hall 13

If you've got some general coding experience (like C, python, etc), you can go from zero to a small demo just in a few hours. Bring a computer running Linux, Mac OS X or Windows together with your favorite text editor, and I'll give you the tools you need to get your code running in an emulator.

You can bring along a logo or image that you would like to include in the demo. A png image using two colors (background/foreground) with exactly 40 pixels in width and about 32 pixels in height will do.