Retro Demo Coding
|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.|
|Keyword(s)||software, art, coding|
|Tags||Retro, 8-bit, Demo|
|Language|| de - German, en - English |
de - German, en - English
|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|
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.