Next Level by Performers
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release date : june 2023
release party : X 2023
compo : c64 demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 65%
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Exactly what it says on the tin. Maybe even too massive, because what is there after this?
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 10:29:46 by Preacher Preacher
This will affect the demoscene.
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 10:33:29 by SiR SiR
this one was hella CRAZY!!!
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 10:46:18 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Complete masterpiece. One of the all-time greats. World domination 2023 indeed.
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 10:54:12 by cruzer cruzer
The amount of work here is gigantic (but there's like 18 people involved) however it looks to me like a mishmash of several demos stapled together with heavy old c64 farts crowd pleasing references (the turn disks screens are very cool & funny, though).
added on the 2023-06-04 11:39:00 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
A good amount of impressive FX, nice GFX and music, well done!
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 11:51:30 by roudoudou roudoudou
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 12:15:21 by NR4 NR4
Cool stuff
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 12:18:11 by bitl bitl
Lots of work here and really good graphics and music. Most of the parts are too long for my liking, though. I really enjoyed the "Insert Disk" screens though.
added on the 2023-06-04 13:27:47 by StingRay StingRay
every day you use the c64 a pokemon dies!
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 15:59:43 by psenough psenough
What hitchhikr said. Massive amount of quality content, thumb can't point anywhere but up. That said, it was too random for my taste. Maybe this should have been split into 3 more cohesive demos instead. The humor and nostalgia references left me cold too, although the "100 moments" idea was neat.
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 16:04:51 by break break
Worthy winner! Thanks
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 18:53:21 by nikosidis nikosidis
what hitch and stingray said, the incoherence makes it OK, not great.
Leider Geil!
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 19:32:37 by bodo^rab bodo^rab
Best demo not only of 2023, heading to the hall of fame. Congratulations big time! Masters+++++
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 20:11:52 by aki aki
sorry, watched the YouTube until 9:30, then gave up. not my cup of tea.
added on the 2023-06-04 20:23:52 by arm1n arm1n
That one was a blast! 100 Games inside and wonderful execution. Even if the eagle got the 4th diskside... it was awesome! ;) The first three entries could all win any other party easily... at the end they all were 11/10 points
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 20:52:23 by vscd vscd
So massive and fun. The checker board zoomer with layer inside, the floppy parts, with layer stuff, a lot of other things. 100 games was a bit long but ok. Lot's of cool stuff to remembner.
rulez added on the 2023-06-04 22:16:28 by Optimus Optimus
Another labour of love, this is really hard to distinguish from Wonderland XIV imo, same love, same rose tinted nostalgia glasses and absolutely jampacked with quality content. I just really love the c64 scene!
rulez added on the 2023-06-05 11:40:39 by okkie okkie
Crazy, crazy, crazy...
rulez added on the 2023-06-05 12:14:28 by peskanov peskanov
That 100 games thing is just insane !!! Any write up about the tech ?
rulez added on the 2023-06-05 13:15:29 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
what maali said.
Das kann man schon so machen. <3
rulez added on the 2023-06-05 19:50:18 by Virgill Virgill
A lot of great stuff.
rulez added on the 2023-06-05 23:11:04 by gaspode gaspode
Massive demo.
rulez added on the 2023-06-06 01:33:20 by rudi rudi
I met Mahoney on the day of the compo, which was really nice, and I wished him good luck. He replied (I paraphrase): 'Good luck? We don't care, we're just making what we like'.

What an utter beast of a demo this is. It's bold, bombastic, and very weird, with a thrilling disregard for uniformity in its design. At times I was laughing - quite pleasurably - in the hall during the compo, not because the demo is funny (though it is quite funny at times), but because of how outrageous some of the parts are. Amazing.
rulezcdc added on the 2023-06-06 10:20:40 by Mibri Mibri
Truly next level shit. Profis machen das so!
rulez added on the 2023-06-06 10:33:41 by edhellon edhellon
Not 100% sure, but could it be, that you're completely out of your mind?
rulez added on the 2023-06-06 17:28:07 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
that side 2 was just my highlight from the democompo. insane.
rulez added on the 2023-06-07 00:28:25 by teo teo
100 moments part was my favourite. Would let that run in a loop on my office C64.
rulez added on the 2023-06-07 12:55:13 by noname noname
Good job! Was the games part done with modified emulator dumping memory (screen, sprite, positions, sound registers) and then something like LZSS player?
rulez added on the 2023-06-07 16:17:51 by ilmenit ilmenit
Next level all around, some really great looking effects in there. Still remembered 95% of the games after sooo many years. 2023 world domination!
rulez added on the 2023-06-07 17:03:57 by Serpent Serpent
Level, erm, thumb up
rulez added on the 2023-06-07 21:28:04 by Triace Triace
So much hard work and detail in here. Especially thinking of that 100 moments part! I wonder if some kind of game-recorder was made to accomplish this?

I liked that magic-filament twisting ribbons effect above the cloud/cauldron thing. Very elaborate disk-switching scenes as well.
rulez added on the 2023-06-08 11:31:58 by rloaderro rloaderro
rulez added on the 2023-06-11 19:17:24 by PoisonAstro PoisonAstro
This is without a doubt one of the most innovative demos ever made for the C64, if not the flagship demo. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to recognize all the games shown in it. In any case, it is a journey through time and should not be missing in any collection. :-)
rulez added on the 2023-06-12 07:31:36 by RP_PARALAX RP_PARALAX
Great and amazing, not easy to watch over and over though because of the length.
Nevertheless very cool to have 100 game action shots integrated!
rulez added on the 2023-06-12 15:58:43 by davince davince
By the way: This demo can also be watched as part in our livestream at 00:08:40 which also include a "Best of X2023 Demoparty" special part. :-)

Nice, but a bit too long!
added on the 2023-06-12 22:04:11 by AntDude AntDude
fantastic .. great vibe and sweet nostalgia .. bubble bobble <3
rulez added on the 2023-06-15 08:56:21 by sense sense
rulez added on the 2023-06-15 13:55:45 by prost prost
Absolutely fantastic. Timeless and nostalgic at the same time.
rulez added on the 2023-06-16 22:57:26 by size size
lovely demo, I adore everything about it, 100 games - such a huge amount of work put into this, I also like faithless tune very much, thanks!
rulez added on the 2023-06-18 13:53:31 by gorgh gorgh
Really packed with great energy, absolutely love it <3
rulez added on the 2023-06-19 20:56:45 by SnC SnC
rulez added on the 2023-06-23 20:36:59 by Frequent Frequent
This was a lot! ;-)
rulez added on the 2023-06-24 13:56:28 by mr_spiv mr_spiv
rulez added on the 2023-06-26 23:17:44 by gloky gloky
When man and machine becomes one, it must be on the C64, and it must be in demos like this. Oozing fun and spirit from all pores.
In a way this reminds of Incoherent Nightmare, but here this reaches another level, everything comes together naturally, and it all makes sense.
rulez added on the 2023-06-27 00:51:47 by bifat bifat
rulez added on the 2023-06-30 23:26:47 by ATroubleshooter ATroubleshooter
rulez added on the 2023-07-04 08:17:34 by ghandy ghandy
For a while I've been thinking I should check out the latest for the C64. Well, started with this and oh my. Oh my oh my. This has everything. Well, everything except all those macho scroll texts we had back in the day, but that probably comes with the age :-)

Nice humor touches here and there like the C= balloon from the users manual sprite listing :-) And the medley of the old games, what an idea and implementation! This is maybe the first demo ever which would be so fun to look "at boy's night", too bad 'my boys' are 10 years younger than me and they wouldn't understand.

Oh man if someone had made this up in the 80's :-D :-D
rulez added on the 2023-07-29 20:43:18 by PDrill PDrill
Lots and lots of stuff.
rulez added on the 2023-07-29 22:54:35 by ham ham
Masterpiece.. I was was also totally blown away by the 100 parts games, never thought a second this could possible..
rulez added on the 2023-08-31 21:59:07 by Buckethead Buckethead
Mind blowing
added on the 2023-09-02 08:15:47 by _GandalF_ _GandalF_
Massive but waaaay too long and quite boring
added on the 2024-01-01 12:01:47 by krusty krusty
Absolute Banger, so much to love!
Mahoney's 100 game part struck me as a meta modern take not often seen before like this on the c64. Never too late to have a happy childhood indeed.
rulez added on the 2024-01-19 00:35:19 by Paralax Paralax
happy on multiplevels, after watching the demo. <3
rulez added on the 2024-02-07 23:08:59 by gentleman gentleman
Mind blowing and definitely Next Level. I'm in awe of the coding abilities of these guys. Can't even fathom how they achieved some of this and especially in the memory constraints. Well done.
rulez added on the 2024-04-12 23:34:59 by MarvinTMRX86 MarvinTMRX86
This is of course an absolutely fantastic demo!

For me the games-part doesn't work really well, though, because each reference is on the screen for only a few seconds and it doesn't create a proper flow. I also don't remember all of the games, so I'm probably simply not the audience. But it might have worked much nicer with a continous mix of the sounds.

Many other parts were super ace and I'm still laughing about "Assembly issues?" ;)
rulez added on the 2024-04-21 10:38:15 by hfr hfr
A triumph!
rulez added on the 2024-04-22 13:21:01 by Olympian Olympian

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