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gET iNTO tHE x-MAS
fEELING aND jOIN uS
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aBOUT fORNDATA x-MAS

Forndata is an old school copy/demoparty that was first held in june 2020. The vision is clear - keeping it old school and cool like it's 1992. We host parties right in the middle of the World Heritage town of Visby. After the initial enthusiasm we felt about fORNDATA sUMMER we decided to brighten up christmas by hosting one more event this year. The picture below shows our party venue.

Venue


Our events focus on computers from the 80's and 90's. We have a range of systems available like Commodore 64/128, most Amiga models, PET, Spectrum, Lambda etc. We always prefer original hardware.

liVESTREAM liNK aND iNFO

Due to the ongoing pandemic we will run fORNDATA x-MAS as a livestream only event.

You can join us on our Twitch livestream at https://www.twitch.tv/hravnkel from 16:00 (GMT+1) on saturday the 19:th of december.

We will also host a Zoom-hangout during the entire event that you can join and socialize with other sceners. Link to be distributed at a later time.

The event is hosted together with GUBBDATA and we will share the screentime at parts of the evening.

cOMPO iNFORMATION

All compo entries for fORNDATA x-MAS will have to feature a christmas or winter theme! Anything generic will be disqualified. We aim to make this a cosy evening with a very visible christmas feeling.

We will run compos in the categories mentioned below. Depending on how many entries that we receieve we might combine or change the sub-categories to make compos exciting and fair. For example all 8-bit entries might be put up against each other.

We'll always try to find the original hardware and sound chip that the entries were intended for, but there will always be a limitation within what we can find. If you're planning for a more obscure release please contact us beforehand.

For the moment we have access to: Lambda 8300 + colour and 16kb modules, ZX Spectrum, Dragon 32, SVI328 and of course C64/C128 and various Amiga models.

mUSIC cOMPO

A composition made for a retro computer that has not before been published for public listening.

We accept entries for the following sound chips: Commodore VIC, SID, PAULA and also systems listed above.

pICTURE cOMPO

An original creation made for this occasion and not before released. Pixel-art, raytracing, PETSCII, ASCII or any other means of creation is accepted. Use your creativity!

dEMO cOMPO

A demo for any of the above mentioned systems that has not been released to the public before. For Amiga the following compo machines will be used for displaying the demo:
OCS: original A500 with 512+512kb memory
AGA: A1200 with Apollo 1230 Turbo LC equiped with 8 MB of fast memory
We believe there are better places to release your 68060 mega demo that you have been working on for ages and even though we have the hardware suited for it we want you to work with a more limited palette for this occasion.

All entries can be left as an executable file / disk or open source code like AMOS, Blitz Basic for Amiga or virtually any Basic dialect for C64 or other 8-bit computers.

rEMOTE eNTRIES

Any remote entries are welcome and the event and compos will be streamed.

Executable entries are sent to compos@forndata.org before saturday, december the 19:th at 12:00. If you have obscure hardware please check beforehand that we can make it with tight deadline.

Code listings for 8-bit hardware must be available to us no later than friday, december 12:th to give us a chance of entering and trying them beforehand.

sCHEDULE fOR lIVESTREAM

sATURDAY dECEMBER 19

16:00 - Livestream starts
17:00 - X-mas Games and Demos - Hangout together with GUBBDATA
20:00 - Music Compos
21:00 - Graphics Compos
22:00 - Demo Compos
00:00 - Return of the Sex Games Midnight Compo


Schedule are probable to changes up until the event. All times are GMT+1.

pRACTICAL iNFORMATION

Tickets are voluntary - we are happy for any donation we might receieve to cover fees for site and rent of equipment.

-[ BUY YOUR TICKET HERE ]-



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