Visual Illusions
by Atomic Circle
By: Atomic Circle
Category: C64 - C64 Demo - One File Demo
Video-Standard: PAL
Released on:June 24th, 1990
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Added: April 11st, 2008
Added by:sinalco
Submitted by:Markus Sinalco

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    I vaguely recall creating this demo. It was the last demo I did on the c64 before I went to the US on a one year stay as an exchange student. After returning I did some demos on Amiga, but never with the same geeky passion. Eventually I went into computer science and I now work in the field.

    I'm looking back at this with mixed feelings. First of all I recall the demo programming of the time as a very challenging endeavour. Always trying to push the limits of a very limited piece of hardware. There was also a very interesting social aspect to the "scene". This was a snail mail driven pre-internet-era social network. It had its own quirky social rules but I felt it as an improvement compared to the redneck town that I lived in at the time.

    On the other hand it would probably have been better for me to have spent a little more time with real people and a little less time in front of the screen. I didn't really sharpen my social skills until I started moving away from demos.

    As for the demo in question, obviously a quick production. I the time I was obviously proud that it wasn't clearly separated into separately loaded "parts". It also had a consistent visual appearance. On the downside, this visual appearance was greenish and dull. Worst of all, the prose in the scroll texts is embarassing, both in terms of content and grammar.

    But it was certainly a walk down memory lane, and I appreciate that :-)

    coma @ 2011-07-01 14:39:25