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The X’2008 demoparty: All releases online!

Booze Design raises the bar for tech achievement on a C64 demo.

Booze Design raises the bar for tech achievement on a C64 demo.

So, another X party has finished! This milestone of the C64 scene has delivered some of the best productions of the last years, as always. Let’s have some of the official blurb:

“13 years of X parties, 10 years at the farm, the 9th X in total and still going strong. Who would’ve thought.

The biannual c64-only event in rural Netherlands has been one of its kind in 8-bit partyland. Not only do you get brilliant demo/graphics/music competitions, but you also get a nice bed, hot showers, proper food, breakfast and all the beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee you can drink.
For the competitions and performances you can count on a high quality big screen and audio equipment to keep the cows awake.”

The stream of releases is BIG, as always the C64 scene proves to be one of the most productive in the demoscene, and the quality bar is usually quite high. This party has seen the release of the tech-groundbreaking demo “Edge of Disgrace” by Booze Design, which has raised the bar for C64 demo tech quality very, very high. I can’t wait for X’2010 when this demo should be surpassed by a new one :)

Other personal favourites are Pearls for Pigs from Xenon, and My Beauty from Fairlight (featuring music by mr. Goto80)

On the music side, I can recommend to give a listen to the tunes by Randall and Fanta.

All the info comes thanks to the Commodore Scene Database!
Here are the final listings with CSDb rankings and links to vote/comment/download the prods:

C64 Demo

Place Release DL CSDb rating
1 Edge of Disgrace by Booze Design
9.8
2 Natural Wonders 2 by Oxyron
9.2
3 Pearls for Pigs by Xenon
9.3
4 Amplifire by Horizon, Instinct
8.8
5 My Beauty by Fairlight
8.3
6 Every DYCP Counts in Large Amounts by Chorus
7.3
7 Crepusculo by Level 64
6.2
8 Flip on a Trip by Raiders Of the Lost Empire
5.8
9 Party Report by WiseGuy Industries 2015
10 Spacebar by Digital Sounds System
4.3
11 Open your Eyes by Gheymaid Inc.
5.9
12 Holmes Family – Digitally Remastered by Yleisradio
2.9
13 Crazy Fish by The New Dimension
?? Vicious Sid
8.9

C64 Music

Place Release DL CSDb rating
1 Listen Twice by Jeroen Tel
8.2
2 Fanta In Space by Fanta
8.6
3 Highway Pilot by radiantx
7.6
4 Disgrace by Dane
8.4
5 X-posed by DRAX
9.1
6 Xdressing Bruce Lee Since 2008 by _V_
8.5
7 Lonely by A-Man
7.5
8 Straight to Ruurlo by Booker
9 Dragon Jam by Linus
8.2
10 Feel da Groove by Randy
5.8
11 So predictable by Stainless Steel
7.0
12 I left my car keys in Hengelo by Randall
8.0
13 Jim Slim Groove by 6R6
7.8
14 Stealing Styles by Hein
8.3
15 Nekenieh by Kasmo
7.5
16 Hope and Grief by No-XS
17 Classics Again by Jammer
7.4
18 Dying Star by GH
19 Turbulent Times by PSycHo
20 Fonkaei by Devia
21 Backspliff by Barracuda
6.9
22 Blood Stained Stairs by ZZAP69
23 Grass and Cows by Manex
24 Squint by rambones
5.8
25 Haita Risoi by Trurl
4.3

C64 Graphics

Place Release DL CSDb rating
1 Concubism by Archmage
9.5
2 Natural Beast by Yazoo
8.0
3 Drowning in Dreams by ARTuro
8.0
4 Blown a Wish by Deev
8.8
5 What’s Up, Doc? by Duce
9.0
6 Am Zahnarzt by Duce
7.7
7 Ecnalg by Leon
7.5
8 Eric’s Son by Veto
8.5
9 GunsAreForPhysicodelicGirls
6.7
10 Girl Return of White the Haired by _V_
7.3
11 Kompokürbis by ptoing
6.0
12 Clooown by Stijger
13 Parrot by JSL
7.2
14 X Partycow by Sphinx
4.8
15 Before the Battle by Kozyca
6.0
16 Fafnir by saehn
7.2
17 Bloodrush by Creat
4.6
18 IT frustration by Bud
4.7
19 NEW-LIFE by Mr. Curly
4.0
20 Decay/Freedom by Bugjam
21 Dark Dream by wile coyote
4.8
22 Dance All Over by nada
2.1
23 BBBBIIIIGGGG by Exile
24 Scholle’s Honda by Scholle

Productions released outside compos :

64 Reader Class v0.64 by 3172 Continuum (Other Platform Tool)
Non-Human Origin by Gheymaid Inc. (Music Collection)
Not Even Human by Onslaught (Game)

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