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Can Robots Take Control? by benediction [web] & Arkos [web]
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screenshot added by krusty on 2021-04-04 02:41:12
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release date : april 2021
release party : Revision 2021
compo : oldskool demo
ranked : 2nd
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  • is ok 2
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popularity : 60%
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alltime top: #2675
added on the 2021-04-04 02:41:12 by krusty krusty

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Thanks for letting me participate :). Very proud of the result, congratulations!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 02:43:07 by Targhan Targhan
Good stuff!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 02:43:47 by g r ü p g r ü p
Great work, great pace. Congratulation to all participants!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 02:52:27 by Zik Zik
solid demo
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 04:27:19 by psenough psenough
A serious enhancement over Wake Up ! Lots of content, great graphics and a music that never gets boring. I particularly enjoyed the "Kefrens Bars" that go left and right, it's very well thought and unusual (because with CRTC FXs we tend to format our minds to "horizontal" and/or "vertical" FXs). Overall I'm very pleased to retrieve back the people behind the original Wake Up demo (it was 10 years ago!) ; I consider this "Can Robots Take Control ?" like a very great sequel.
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 04:27:51 by norecess norecess
Wow, what a blast! There are at least two new never been done soft effects there (tunnel with camera panning, amiga style feedback zoom) and some improvements of old (colorful 3d city). Long time to see a CPC demo of this size that I truly enjoy for it's effects.
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 09:06:00 by Optimonk Optimonk
Seriously impressive stuff!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 09:06:34 by flibblesan flibblesan
About never before done effects, I forgot the zooming checkerboards (we were talking about it, I never sat down to do it, I was lazy :) and slanded rasters and maybe more, I need to rewatch on real CPC.
added on the 2021-04-04 09:07:16 by Optimonk Optimonk
nice
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 09:19:36 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
Thanks Optimus. Regarding soft/hard effects, there is no barrier un this demo. K guess all effects mix them. There is line to line splitting to replicate the pixels in the tunnel and chaoszoomer for example. Chessboard is almost the same code than the zooming plasma, a mix of line to line address change and data copying
added on the 2021-04-04 09:21:37 by krusty krusty
Very nice prod, congrats to the team !
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 09:21:59 by Kris Kris
Congratulations Bnd & Aks ! I love it !
Great cpc demo!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 09:45:35 by ast ast
impressive
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 10:06:51 by prm prm
A lot a of work, very nice !!!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 10:08:15 by Beb Beb
Bravo !
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 10:37:33 by OffseT OffseT
Super! I enjoyed the 'character-art' !
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 10:42:18 by rexbeng/PA rexbeng/PA
Impressive work, and fun to watch from start to finish.
Great job!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 11:09:20 by gurneyh gurneyh
Great demo... lovely flow and direction... well done!

NOTE: I had to check the CATart in MODE 0 and MODE 2! ^_^ -sowwy- ^_^
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 11:17:35 by SuTeKH/Epyteor SuTeKH/Epyteor
very nice !
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 11:57:34 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
ace!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 12:09:03 by HellMood HellMood
Awesome CPC things and the name is a homage to CRTC :D
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 12:42:40 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Impressive! I liked yet that fast drawn catart. Tune was brilliant and lovely graphics. It's hard to say what i prefered, all parts were awesome, and very sharp pixels. But damn that chessboard was yummy. Congrats to Benediction and Arkos! PS: I love how the demo wrap, excellent lol!! :)
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 14:10:19 by Buckethead Buckethead
Finally, Krusty did it! Very happy to see this project released... Stunning tunnel and chaoszoomer, lot of work on transitions and general flow! Congrat to the team!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 15:38:15 by Hicks Hicks
awesome CPC wizardy :D
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 16:59:18 by wbc\\bz7 wbc\\bz7
Sweet prod, many cool effects and lovely colors.
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 19:40:04 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
Great production and cute graphics and effects, nice music too... well done Benediction and co.
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 20:38:52 by MacDeath MacDeath
new FX for CPC and very nice enhanced mode 1 GFX. Great production!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 20:39:55 by roudoudou roudoudou
Awesome production, some screens look rather amigaesque, mad props to all involved. You keep the CPC spirit alive!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 21:42:02 by BSC BSC
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 21:49:29 by Mystra Mystra
Ca manque de robots tout ca...

Very nice production, despite the crual lake of robots :-). Happy to see that Eliot is still working on his CPC !
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 22:13:29 by tometjerry tometjerry
Massive prod with a lot of work inside! It ruled the compo! Congratulations to whole team!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 22:22:31 by toms toms
Runs great on real hardware. Very enjoyable, cool graphics and music. Thanks!
rulez added on the 2021-04-04 22:46:19 by TechCF TechCF
Superb demo.
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 02:19:41 by ham ham
Nice production with great presentation! Particularly like the tunnel panning; v Amiga-ish!
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 12:20:07 by JonnyManiac JonnyManiac
Bit chaotic but very solid demo. Like it
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 12:39:46 by MKM MKM
Congratulation for 2nd place Oldskool.
added on the 2021-04-05 13:05:36 by MacDeath MacDeath
Pretty amazing.
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 13:36:53 by micdune micdune
Excellent demo! Great design and effects. Good stuff!
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 15:51:55 by duke/npm duke/npm
Awesome stuff, awesome. Great demo for an underrated and underused system in the demoscene. Keep it up!
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 16:05:43 by spkr spkr
Nice!
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 16:18:54 by keops keops
Super nice! One of the best CPC demos ever. I really thought this was going to win.
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 17:05:14 by edhellon edhellon
Fun!
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 17:56:20 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
I feel like Amstrad had so much unused potential back in the days. Great demo and lovely "game like" graphics in there.
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 18:28:48 by rloaderro rloaderro
Oh, and special kuds for the transparent kefrens bars! .. I mean alcatraz bars
added on the 2021-04-05 18:29:35 by rloaderro rloaderro
i really liked this one
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 18:48:25 by blala blala
Lovely colors, graphics and music, too! The skewed kefrens bars look great indeed, so does the city scene
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 20:46:50 by fiveofive fiveofive
really reall nice! love the revisited kefrens bars!
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 20:55:17 by siko siko
Always thumb up Amstrad CPC productions!
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 21:39:37 by rOn rOn
I enjoyed this a lot, can't wait to try on real hw.
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 23:30:26 by Claw Claw
Definitely.
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 23:31:23 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Amazing, guys! deserved to win first place imo.
rulez added on the 2021-04-06 00:13:32 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
Cool
rulez added on the 2021-04-06 03:12:48 by BiTL BiTL
Really impressive ! CPC Rulez !
rulez added on the 2021-04-06 11:21:03 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
Absolutely amazing, would have won if d-zero wasn't there!
rulez added on the 2021-04-06 16:36:06 by spiryt spiryt
Yep
rulez added on the 2021-04-07 00:04:59 by xeron xeron
Yummy! Deserved winner, another great CPC prod.
rulez added on the 2021-04-07 08:23:41 by mborik mborik
Great demo with very cool fx and design. Special thanks to Targhan for the music !
rulez added on the 2021-04-07 11:09:31 by HerrV HerrV
Awesome !
rulez added on the 2021-04-07 14:03:43 by Demoniak Demoniak
like flying in a 1st class, great demo!
rulez added on the 2021-04-07 14:16:33 by evills evills
Great prod, some very impressive effects. Congrats to the team, you guys did an amazing job.
rulez added on the 2021-04-07 16:16:16 by Hwikaa Hwikaa
nice one
rulez added on the 2021-04-08 12:57:20 by Blast! Blast!
so great
Yep
rulez added on the 2021-04-10 17:41:42 by Frequent Frequent
Nice demo! Some very well done effects. Great pictures as well.
rulez added on the 2021-04-12 19:09:45 by ChrisTOS ChrisTOS
nice pacing, superb fx, extremely excellent music
rulez added on the 2021-04-13 21:17:18 by Herr_Irrtum Herr_Irrtum
Really nice demo ! Congrats guys.
rulez added on the 2021-04-13 23:21:13 by Candy Candy
just got a preview for a fixed version from krusty because the party release has the tendency to crash when loading the next part or shows some corrupted graphics on my trusty CPC 6128

so finally i could watch it in full beauty on the real machine:
some parts are outstanding, i really love it!
rulez added on the 2021-04-17 20:49:05 by RufUsul RufUsul
ThumbUp.
rulez added on the 2021-04-17 21:19:43 by gaspode gaspode
Bravo, ça claque
rulez added on the 2021-04-20 20:08:48 by Dirtybb Dirtybb
rocks it.
rulez added on the 2021-04-29 15:17:23 by decca decca
You can find the final version here: https://files.scene.org/view/parties/2021/revision21/oldskool-demo/crtc_final.zi p

There are not much changes:
- sound and/or crtc transition glitches depending on your CPC version are still there
- greetings logo has been updated
- one logo screen has a palette change

However, we have made some modifications regarding the disk support
- better synchronization with the music for fast drives
- fewer crashes when loading
- 3"5 disc only uses one side; you can still use the one of our previous demos ;)
- 3" disc version has been added; you can then watch the demo on a bare CPC ! WARNING there is no turn disc support. You have to manually flip the disc during the rotating 3d scene and during the display of the very last logo
- m4-cpcwifi version has been added; there are two limitations: there is a sound glitch when loading files, the demo does not loop
added on the 2021-05-13 10:26:33 by krusty krusty
As I had very few free-time during this long project, Krusty and Voxfreax did most of the work. I had only the time to code the intro with blocks and the rasterized Mode 1 soldier.

Congratulations to them for having the faith to finish it and thanks to Targhan for his wonderful musical track!

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