Timetable of C64 demos

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The following table gives an overview of the chronological development of important C64 demos.

For games and demos see the articles Timetable of C64 games or Timetable of C64 applications.

Timetable[edit]

Intentionally not all fields are filled because only demos are mentioned, which stand out by innovations regarding technical realization (graphics, optical effects, music) or an original plot. Reasons for this can be found below.

Year One-File Multi-File Game Intro REU
1982
1983
1984
1985 'Notlandung'[1]
1986 ESCOS I[2]
1987 Futurevision #1[3], Think Twice[4]
1988
1989 Einstein IV[5]
Year One-File Multi-File Game Intro REU
1990
1991 Dutch Breeze[6]
1992
1993
1994
1995 Mathematica Zone of Darkness[7]
1996 Krestology[8]
1997
1998
1999
Year One-File Multi-File Game Intro REU
2000
2001
2002 La Linea[9]
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007 Desert Dream[10]
2008 BASIC sprite multiplexer[11] Edge of Disgrace[12]
2009
Year One-File Multi-File Game Intro REU
2010 BluREU[13]
2011
2012 Coma Light 13[14], Artphosis[15] BluREU 3D[16]
2013 Safe VSP[17] Wonderland XII[18]
2014 Uncensored[19]
2015 Comaland[20]
2016
2017
2018 Unboxed[21], Game Art Beyond[22]
2019 Instinct[23] Rivalry[24] Another World Intro[25]
Year One-File Multi-File Game Intro REU
2020
2021

References[edit]

  1. (emergency landing) funny BASIC-Demo, in which a helicopter pilot lands on a platform and urinates
  2. first ESCOS demo with pictures using a sprite-multiplexer that fills the complete screen of the monitor (including the boarders)
  3. originel filmlike plot (jailbreak, escape of an agent) in reference to the James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me" ('submarine car') with music which is covering the pop song "Twilight Zone" by the group "Golden Earring
  4. ESCOS-routine simulating a black and white noise image through all frames including one upscroller; first demo using FLD technique
  5. innovative wash-out effect due to sprite overlay shift of the head motif
  6. -
  7. big vector car steers through dark forest landscape to very atmospheric creepy music
  8. -
  9. conversion of an episode with the famous cartoon character of the Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli
  10. Resource & Chorus converted the classic Amiga demo from the group Kefrens for the C64
  11. -
  12. -
  13. -
  14. impressive comic greetings part, perspective scroller
  15. -
  16. first 3D demo designed for 3D glasses
  17. first VSP-Demo, using a stable VSP routine, that runs on all C64 models
  18. -
  19. zoomscroll through all boarders, 360° rotating rasterbars
  20. animated and zoomed vector stick figure
  21. -
  22. Slideshow with enhanced cover images of classic game titles including musical remixes
  23. -
  24. first demo with DYPP-Routine (Bonzai) going through all borders
  25. Conversion of the intro of the classic Amiga game