Lovebyte 2023 : 10-12 February 2023

category: general [glöplog]
Join us in a celebration of the smallest with a dedicated sizecoding demoparty, held on the weekend of 10-12th February 2023 on Discord and Twitch ( https://www.twitch.tv/lovebytedemoparty )

This year we will take it to the next level with intro competitions in different size categories from 16 bytes to 1024 bytes. From our Tiny Executable Graphics and Nanogame competitions to Tiny CGA Pixel Graphics and Bytebeat Music competitions.

Or what about cool size-coded related seminars to get you started, Bytejam, Introshows, DJ Sets and the many other events we have lined up for you.

We welcome everyone from newcomers to veterans and are open to all platforms. From oldschool Atari, Commodore, Amstrad & ZX Spectrum to High-end and Fantasy Console platforms.

And for those that would like to join the fun and get creative: We have our party system ready to receive your entries at https://wuhu.lovebyte.party/.

Contact us via the lovebyte discord or socials to request your vote/registration key.

This is the one event where size does matter! Don't miss it!

Website: https://lovebyte.party/
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lovebytedemoparty
Discord: https://discord.gg/pUS5kCJTzp
Mastodon: https://graphics.social/@lovebyteparty
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovebyteparty
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovebyteparty


For those competing in multiple of the size coding competitions, we will have a special multi-category Byte-athlon event. Where we will determine who is the most skilled across 4 connected size categories between 16 and 1024 bytes.

* Join the byte-athlon by submitting a prod in 4 connected categories, e.g. 16/32/64/128 bytes, 32/64/128/256 bytes, 64/128/256/512 bytes or 128/256/512/1024 bytes

* You can enter with a maximum of 2 entries per competition. The highest ranked intro per size-category will receive points and will count towards total.

* Points are counted towards a total score depending on competition results (starting at 10 points and decreasing for each author/entry).

* So for between highest ranked entry in the 4 intro competitions you have submitted to, a maximum of 40 points can be gained.

* If you'd like to submit to more than 4 connected categories, please let us know which 4 categories you'd like to see counted for the byte-athlon beforehand via the organizers comments field when uploading to our party system.

* Nanogame and Tiny Executable Graphics do not count towards the byte-athlon.

* In a case of a draw between points. The person with the lowest sized entries will win.

* We'll be handing out 2 byte-athlon awards and prize packages.
On the Saturday Evening of LoveByte (11-2-2023), a DJ set will be provided by the legendary

👾 Syntax Error Stockholm 👾


Make sure you don't miss their most magical #chipmusic set!
To celebrate the best tiny productions of 2022, Lovebyte 2023 will feature the

⭐ Nano Awards ⭐

However, we definitely need you to help determine which ones are the best of the best!

Below are the nominees, please vote for your favorites at https://wuhu.lovebyte.party/

Old school
‣ Dead Face of Black Dahlia - Joker (demozoo)
‣ Brave New World - Marquee Design (demozoo)
‣ Help/Poltergeist - 4gentE (demozoo)
‣ Murkwood - Ilmenit / Agenda (demozoo)
‣ Colorful Boxes - Gunstick / Unlimited Matricks (demozoo)

High end
‣ Linerider - Sebbert / Rootkids (demozoo)
‣ Shiftride - Marquee Design (demozoo)
‣ The Dream We Used To See - Sensenstahl (demozoo)
‣ de6215 - Gopher / Alzatraz (demozoo)
‣ Alien Core 64b - HellMood / Desire (demozoo)

Fantasy console
‣ 2nd_drama.tic - Dresdenboy (demozoo)
‣ Microlair - Marquee Design (demozoo)
‣ Relaxation Exercise - Exoticorn (demozoo)
‣ Pulsating Magic Orb - Pestis (demozoo)
‣ Thrive - Ilmenit / Agenda (demozoo)

You'll need a votekey to register, come and ask us for one! 💖
It's about time I posted a little update!

⭐ On the Saturday Evening of LoveByte (11-2-2023), we'll show an audiovisual livecoding set by Alicef (https://wiki.xxiivv.com/site/alicef.html)

⭐ Did you know that in all our categories the high-end compo accepts (Java) Processing sketches?

⭐ To help you get started with Sizecoding in Processing, Superogue will present a little seminar during Lovebyte

⭐ With over a week to go until the deadline, there is 64 shiny new entries in Wuhu already!
1 week until Lovebyte!

🔸 During Lovebyte, Pestis will present a seminar on music in tiny intros .

🔸 Our closing act will be Lynn Drumm. Be prepared to get up and dance!

🔸 100+ people have registered in Wuhu already. If you are not one of them, you know what you have to do!

https://wuhu.lovebyte.party/ - Come ask us for a votekey.