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Worms VBI by AttentionWhore
screenshot added by losso on 2023-07-30 16:26:40
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release date : july 2023
release party : Evoke 2023
compo : interactive
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 60%
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alltime top: #5690
  • losso losso [code, graphics]
  • bod bod [sound (title)]
  • Green Green [sound (worm samples)]
added on the 2023-07-30 16:26:40 by losso losso

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Teletext on Amiga is here!

Should work on ECS as well, only tested on A1200/AGA. Fixed version coming up, soonish. Teletext-capable TV required :)
added on the 2023-07-30 16:27:59 by losso losso
This was great! Even managed to pull off that "talking head in a wild/video entry" thing without being too boring ;)
rulez added on the 2023-07-30 16:29:15 by break break
Haha, thanks. I actually had the "talking head" discussion in mind and filmed myself with the head out of frame :)
added on the 2023-07-30 16:31:47 by losso losso
Well this one was really impressive. The idea to do it the Teletext MODE way was... super.

How can someone get such strange cool ideas, i loved it !
rulez added on the 2023-07-30 16:55:27 by AMItac_TSA AMItac_TSA
solid work on the tech!
rulez added on the 2023-07-30 18:01:24 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2023-07-30 18:09:34 by grz grz
rulez added on the 2023-07-30 18:41:14 by StingRay StingRay
So wild. So great! What is the number of the greetings page? ;-)
rulez added on the 2023-07-30 18:44:59 by Depeche Depeche
rulez added on the 2023-07-30 21:05:33 by blala blala
Losso delivers once again!
rulez added on the 2023-07-30 22:25:18 by decca decca
Saw it on the livestream and i'm blown away. Awesome idea and implementation. ❤
rulez added on the 2023-07-31 00:25:19 by MrVainSCL MrVainSCL
That is some impressive result given the format.
rulez added on the 2023-07-31 00:26:46 by Zavie Zavie

So I'm guessing it's the Amiga's overscan capabilities that make this possible? However it was done, I wonder why it wasn't done before?
rulez added on the 2023-07-31 09:46:44 by Foebane72 Foebane72
rulez added on the 2023-07-31 15:47:55 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2023-07-31 16:31:29 by xeron xeron
What the hell? Excellent! :]
rulez added on the 2023-07-31 16:56:25 by ham ham
Crazy in the best possible way.
rulez added on the 2023-07-31 23:00:22 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Awesome. Now do Doom next ;-)
rulez added on the 2023-08-01 13:32:58 by uncle-x uncle-x
As for doom, well... :)
added on the 2023-08-01 14:11:06 by losso losso
I haven’t even watched it yet. Just giving thumb up for the techno breakthrough of generating teletext on Amiga. Mighty coders have tried and failed at this task before. It should be a good candidate for a ‘technical wonder’ award of some kind next year.
rulez added on the 2023-08-03 19:11:04 by rloaderro rloaderro
Watched the video now. This is incredible! Actually the framerate of the animation makes me think there was a lost opportunity for teletext games in the past (Disclaimer: I haven't thought about this for more than 1 second)
added on the 2023-08-03 20:07:25 by rloaderro rloaderro
Love this! Pushing the boundaries of Teletext yet again, I thoroughly approve. Fantastic work Losso. :)
rulez added on the 2023-08-03 21:28:46 by kieran kieran
Awesome prod! It was buttersmooth to play (after I figured out how to jump =), thanks again for letting us play that on your hardware. Now think of this on an array of 4x3 TVs == HD gaming =D
rulez added on the 2023-08-04 20:04:36 by krl krl
C64 tracking for the VCS, Amiga teletexting for you old TV...
Where will this end!?

Oh, and brilliant prod, of course.
rulez added on the 2023-08-04 20:24:01 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Gameplay: YT
added on the 2023-08-05 20:17:30 by saberman saberman
Great job!
rulez added on the 2023-08-09 07:17:08 by Superglob Superglob
rulez added on the 2023-08-09 13:04:18 by fyrex fyrex
It's so unusual, but looks like they did it!! :)
rulez added on the 2023-08-13 04:38:37 by Amilt0n Amilt0n
The combination of weird technologies is strong with this one :D Awesome to have a "tech demo" in form of such an enjoyable end product!

I wonder if it's possible to transmit sound over videotext by causing audible intermodulation artifacts in the receiving-end CRT or sth... (until the transformer overheats).

What features might be hidden in the undocumented proprietary teletext extensions? =)
rulez added on the 2023-08-22 08:42:01 by jco jco
you should consider about having to warn your children about this game.
the whole programm is made, so people that can not distinguish between real war and worms, are recommended to not play it.
rulez added on the 2023-09-10 02:39:13 by gentleman gentleman
A little clarification from the history department: I have since learned that this was, in fact, *not* the world's first achievement of Teletext output directly from the Amiga! It has been done in 1994 already! Fascinating stuff.
added on the 2023-12-08 00:19:03 by losso losso
Still should have won the outstanding technical achievement award at Meteoriks. Perhaps a tie with Cycle-Op would be appropriate. Cycle-Op contains the pictures made by the "perfect HAM conversion algorithm" if I understand correctly.
added on the 2024-05-08 17:04:37 by rloaderro rloaderro

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