Alchimie has been a regular event in France for the past 16 years or so. Originally an Amiga-only event, it has lately opened itself to other oldschool and alternative platforms. This year the Amstrad CPC+ pretty much stole the show with two demos that redefined what's possible on that hardware. Click below for the whole story:
Demosplash took place last weekend at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA and the results and releases are now in. This time there were some very impressive releases in the ANSI/ASCII competition. It's always good to see demosceners active across the Atlantic, more of this please!
Plenty of impressive oldschool releases at that Polish demoparty combined with a retrogaming event. And there's something for everyone: ZX Spectrum, Sam Coupé, C64, Amiga (old and new) with a hint of Game Boy and Megadrive. A couple of Amiga releases are still missing as well as most of the Gamedev entries, so we'll keep our eyes open.
This weekend demosceners from several nations quite literally Went To Hell, as they attended TRSAC in Aarhus, Denmark. The competitions were said to be fiery, the beers tasted like sulphur, and there was a definitive scent of brimstone in the air. And so we are left to ponder the aftermath, as the files and results are now available for your perusal. Go explore!
Thanks to the efforts of regular contributor Asle, some original archives of files from the competitions from this 19 year old party has been recovered - and naturally, mirrored on scene.org for posterity :)