I made the music and sound effects for Rent-a-Cop, a C64-game by Achim Volkers. The whole game is 16 kilobytes. Here’s a lowsy pic of the cartridge version of the game. Not sure if it’s for sale anywhere, but it’s free for download here.
The C64 cracking scene is perhaps even more obscure than the demoscene. Alive and kicking, and really difficult to understand for outsiders. But they still strugge to get releases out first, and score the best points in the charts. Laxity has cracked more than 100 games – only in 2012!
Too bad they didn’t fix the bugs in the sound effects while they were at it. Actually, would be nice with a cracker group specialized in music. They would Open and Improve music, just like they do with games. Plenty of music could use a good crack.
Achim Volkers made Rent A Cop for the RGCD competition, with music and sfx by me. The gameplay is a remix of Keystone Kapers for Atari, and all of it fits into 16 kilobytes.
I tried to make something inbetween Dirty Harry suspense and monotonous acid. So it’s Acid Police! The jingles are sort of mysteriously rhodesey, and the hi-score tune sounds a bit like soft 90′s electronica. I’m quite happy with the results!
Nevertheless, there will be another version out soon. Larger than 16 kilobytes, so I can add more sound effects. And btw, the picture is not in this version of the game. Don’t be fooled! Fight crime! Live the law!
There’s not so many songs in this first version, but my song Blox is in “pretty good” company. It’s in 188 bpm, so bring out that gabber footwork and make a happy dance!
This is a rather straight-forward killer game, made in shoot ‘em up construction kit. So I wanted to make a turbo action song inbetween Ghosts n’ Goblins and Axl Rose and DJ Assault. Hope I got away with it.
YEAH! Jacob found a video recording of when HT Gold was big in Copenhagen. It’s a C64-game that Autoboy and I destroyed and improved. He did the assembly-tinkering, I made the sounds and the world became a slightly better place.
I’ve got some songs in Tracker Hero – an Amiga version of Guitar Hero. It uses Amiga MOD-music instead of boring crap. With an adapter you can plug in Playstation-controllers aswell. Rock on rock off! It’s still beta, but who isn’t? Here’s a video that’s one year old, but shows this off rather nicely, hehe. Btw, if you like this kind of lo-fi music, check out radio mazemod or you can download a few hundred of my Amiga tunes here …
Hey. Things are a bit slow. Sorry for cancelling my show in Falun, I think it’s the first show I’ve ever cancelled. I had my reasons… Anyway. Just found a nice review of my gig at En Festival i 8 Bitar a while ago: “The seventh artist, GoTo80, the biggest artist of the evening, was probably the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. The only attention I could give him was an irritating look and hands over my ears. The guy was only screaming a lot and gave me a headache. The fact that his name was so big mostly just made me upset. I definitely wanted to go home when he started playing. Luckily, he was the last artist of the evening. Score: 0 of 10″ / Jenny
Photo of HT Gold exhibited at the central square of Copenhagen as part of re:new. It’s mega-modified game, running straight from C64. Sorry for disturbing your otherwise standard sunny afternoon of coffee, pÃ¶lse, and “true indian music” – but the datatrash cannot be stopped! More photos here and here. And by the way, there is some pretty square theoretical chip-art stuff over at chipflip nowadays. Don’t miss out!
If you are in Copenhagen on Saturday, you’ll have the chance to see a hardcore piece of c64 datatrash in 4 by 8 metres, made by Autoboy+me. It’s a game with improved functionality and less competition. It’s not yer usual random-glitch, but the game is still very playable although physics, graphics, sound effects, music, steering, scores, etc, are constantly changed. I am not sure where it will be shown in megasize, but there’ll probably be information over at mikrogalleriet where it will be for 1,5 week more.