A Demoparty in a Browser
February 11, 2021 10:31 PM   Subscribe

In 2016, the internet archive added a repository of console demos, which today has almost 600 entries. Demos involve bare metal hardware hackery to get the bestest graphics and music out of a machine. These ones are all made for extinct consoles, but can now run in your browser thanks to the magic of Mame. Jason Scott tells the tale.
posted by kaibutsu (2 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
(Discovered via the Halt and Catch Fire syllabus, which we recently discussed. Which I'm now watching, and posting occasional comments on five year old fanfare threads, if anyone else would like to join the 'party.' I can now painfully confirm that skipping the first season is the optimal strategy, but so far season two is great!)
posted by kaibutsu at 10:36 PM on February 11 [2 favorites]

Jason Scott is a treasure
posted by wheelieman at 9:38 AM on February 12

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