Scenenews 2022Baracuda @ Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Ghost joined Excess as Co-Organizer
Topaz Beerline dissolved
Nyke joined Babygang as Graphician
Moroten left STARZ
Slaxx left STARZ
Scrap joined GP as Graphician
Carrion left Bonzai
Patapik joined BOOM! as Coder
Ispace joined F4CG as Coder
Netherlands musician Tron passed away,
Dr.EightBit joined PTV as Organizer, Public Relations Manager and Translator
DeMOSic joined HF, VCC as Musician and C64 Club Berlin as Musician and Translator
Space-AgeWrangler joined HF as Graphician
Galancy left Avatar
Mega Sparkmaster joined HF as Musician
Codise joined Alumni as Co-Organizer and Coder
Scenenews 2022Baracuda @ Thursday, February 10, 2022
Chromag left GP
psych858o joined Censor Design as Musician
Bema joined Hokuto Force as Graphician
The Human Code Machine and Bitbreaker left Oxyron, Arsenic
SquareWave joined Lethargy as Musician
NecroPolo joined Lethargy as Musician
Plus -1- also known as Kickback left AOD
Black Beard left AOD
TheEnemy left once again Excess (germany)
Ghost left Excess (germany)
Epsilon joined The Supply Team as Coder
Six joined Menace as Coder, Cracker, Graphician and NTSC-Fixer
Optic Freeze joined Menace as Organizer, Original Supplier, Sysop and Tester
Conrad left Artstate
Master left Raiders of the Lost Empire
Party RadarBaracuda @ Thursday, January 13, 2022
Parties coming next see here: https://c64.ch/parties
Fjälldata 2022 is cancelled du to the latest corona restrictions. There won’t be an online version either so all compos are postponed until next year.
Sky or Death 22: 18.03. - 20.03.22, party
REVISION 22: 15.04. - 18.04.22, live-stream
ASOA 22 05.08 - 7.08.22, party
EXAC 22: 02.09 - 04.09.22, party
Scene NewsBaracuda @ Saturday, January 1, 2022
Let us begin with the records:
Over 3000 C64 releases in 2021 in the whole world on different sources and this compares to the number of Commodore64 releases in 1995. Over 519 so called first releases known for 2021.
Scene news January 2022:
Sarah Jane Avory left Protovision
Monstersgoboom joined Protovision as a coder and graphician.
Eryngi joined Hack n' Trade as Coder, Graphician and Musician
Knight Rider, Artlace, Zirias left Excess
Kreator joined Reality as Coder
Yeon joined Samar Productions as Fullscreen Graphician, Graphician and Logo Graphician. She is the young daughter of Yugorin/Samar Productions.
Peacemaker left SHAPE and joined CD
Firehawk, Talent, Deekay joined Censor Design.
Keymaster joined GP as sysop (The Valley)
Xiny6581 joined Pretzel Logic as Musician
TheRyk left Arsenic
Goto80 joined Divine Stylers as musician and BBS graphician.
Optic Freeze left AOD
Seytan joined Reflex
Vincenzo, Squarewave, R1SC and MegaSparky joined STARZ as Musicians
B/Dual Crew Shining (DCS) passed away on January 4th 2022 from cancer. He was also known in the ASCII scene as nUP!
Rytone of ONS changed handle to Rastertail
Tim, The Founder of Baboons (BBS) is dead.
THE STOCKBaracuda @ Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Werner-Soft left The Stock and C64
Exploding First left The Stock
Nafcom left The Stock
Baracuda is the only member of his group at the moment.
Last THE STOCK releases in 2021:
Tiger Disk games from Tiger Disk 21, ANTIWAR DEMO COLLECTION Disk 1+2/4
Demoscene in Poland gets accepted as national immaterial cultural heritageBaracuda @ Saturday, December 18, 2021
The polish demoscene is accepted as living national cultural heritage.
Poland joins the successes of Finland and Germany, and our experience opens doors for other countries, whose demoscene communities are also working on their proposals. The goal of this cooperation is to include the world demoscene on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – and it will be the first-ever digital culture on this list.” Andzrej Licherowicz and others at kskpd.pl. We are extremely happy that Poland, right after Finland and Germany, recognized the digital culture of the demoscene as an immaterial cultural heritage. It is a huge milestone, as it confirms on an institutional level that the demoscene is a major influence on digital culture east and west, north and south, crossing all borders and boundaries. We are super grateful for the success of the Polish scene and the community behind Kronika Polskiej Demosceny, which pushed the successful application with great passion and energy. Ogromne gratulacje!” Tobias Kopka – Co-Founder Art of Coding”
BREAKING NEWS !Baracuda @ Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Seems to me we break a special record on our beloved c64, these year. Over 515 First Releases in 2021/1 till today (30/12/2021)
Last Record was afaik: 1995 - 362 known First Releases Lowest Releases were done in 2007 - only 19 ! known First Releases
So Keep On Playing !
Monthly NewsBaracuda @ Thursday, December 2, 2021
Hate Bush joined Elysium as Musician while he left under the name chuinho MultiStyle Labs.
After Board Rider left Blazon telling them he had to deal with his late wife's estate the whole month (his wife Stephanie passed away on May 12th, 2021) and that his life has more important things to do right now, BR joined asap the US based group AOD as Sysop and Tester. These group is mixed with genesis project and seventh sector guys and with guys who where in the past in these groups. To join another group with a lie using his death wife to do that is not my cup of tea. May she RIP. So only for the record these strange behaviour.
NoobTracker joined The Solution as Coder
Slaze joined STARZ as Musician
That8BitChiptuneGuy joined STARZ as Musician
Nightrider joined BOOM! as Coder
CatYa joined BOOM! as Diskmag Editor
Kenji joined BOOM! as Coder
Lenyn joined Onslaught as Graphician
Darklord joined Onslaught as Cracker
Peacemaker joined AOD as a modem Trader, Tester
TheFatman joined AOD as Coder and Tester
Count Zero left Success + The Ruling Company
Steel left SCS
Hairdog joined Dream as Graphician and Musician
Sonny left Kraze
c64 diskmagazine back with new PROPAGANDA staffBaracuda @ Sunday, November 14, 2021
The c64 diskmag reactivated by GP at X 2014 Party popped up with new propaganda magazine staff (all GP members).
Facet joined Propaganda Magazine Staff as Graphician. Ksubi, Sparta and Raistlin joined Propaganda Magazine Staff as Coder and Diskmag Editor to spread their news..
monthly scene news updateBaracuda @ Wednesday, November 3, 2021
LektroiD joined Atlantis as Musician
Graham Axten left all his groups
et1999cc joined Hokuto Force as Musician on 05.11.2021
Higgie joined Onslaught as Graphician on 09.11.2021
SIDWAVE joined Excess as Musician and Tester on 12.11.2021
Ziggy joined Onslaught as Coder on 20.11.2021
Elder0010 left Onslaught one day later
Elder0010 joined Genesis Project as coder on 25.11.2021
Viralbox joined Hokuto Force as Graphician on 26.11.2021
Wix joined STARZ as Coder on 26.11.2021
Cash joined STARZ as Original Supplier on 27.11.2021
Turbosnail left Arise on 27.11.2021
BR joined Blazon as Modem Trader, Net Trader, Sysop, Tester on 30.11.2021 but has to left the group one day later because of personal problems..