A trip back in time, through discussions and reminiscences of the best (and slightly worse) comps from the '70s to the '90s, with an obvious focus on the '80s. Get ready for a wave of nostalgia, with some unknown or forgotten titbits.
Meet the bunch that has long been running the Atarionline.pl portal, featuring their Founding Figure – Kaz. For well over ten years the group has been carrying out various retro game projects and excavating software from forgotten cupboards, cellars and attics. They will be talking about their beginnings as well as their latest doings.
Behind the walls or behind the bars. Mikie (Arcade), Skool Daze (ZX Spectrum), Back To Skool (ZX Spectrum), Great Escape (ZX Spectrum), Escape From Colditz (Amiga), and Eden Blues (Amstrad/Atari ST/PC). The LOADING crew will be discussing games on the theme of school and… gaol – now live on stage for the very first time.
A brilliant documentary showing the impact of the outstanding Amiga machines on video game developers and how it changed the entire industry and individual gamers.
This year's feature is Lady Terminator (aka Pembalasan ratu pantai selatan), directed by H. Tjut Djalil (Indonesia, 1989, 82 min.). A female anthropology student is possessed by the spirit of an ancient queen. Ill-famed for her cruelty and monstrous libido, the demon enters the city to wreak havoc and destruction. Not quite a terminator, and far from a lady. This film is nothing but a failed attempt at a Western blockbuster with a hint of Asian folklore. Crammed with black magic, nudity, heaps of action and scenes you have seen somewhere before, it is a B movie classic you simply need to know.
“Growing The 8 Bit Generation – The Commodore Wars” is our first documentary, focused on the home computer explosion and Commodore role in the personal computer revolution. The movie feature previously unreleased interviews with Jack and Leonard Tramiel, Chuck Peddle, Al Charpentier, Bil Herd, Michael Tomczyk, Dave Rolfe, Richard Garriot, Jeff Minter, Andy Finkel as well as Steve Wozniak, Nigel Searle, John Grant, Nolan Bushnell, Al Alcorn, Joe Decuir among others.
The story behind the great success and spectacular demise of the Commodore brand, told from the insider's perspective.
Swedish computer programmer. He made several programs for the ZX Spectrum, the best known being the game Fairlight, its sequel Fairlight II and the graphic tool The Artist. He is also known for writing Flash!, the art package provided with every SAM Coupé.
Today's retro is more than just emulation. A rapidly growing circle of hard-core maniacs is delivering an increasing number of original hardware designs aimed at accelerating the old 8- and 16-bit machines, enhancing their performance or even replacing the old models. Beyond mere fascination, this activity is increasingly often turning into a profitable business. We will discuss all this with the retro hardware makers.
British video game designer and co-founder of Revolution Software.
Meeting and discussion panel with the staff of the very first Polish gaming magazine.
Bring your own Top Secret magazines!
Founder of Sensible Software, man who is responsible for almost half of the Amiga’s top ten of all time, for example Cannon Fodder, Sensible Soccer or Mega-lo-Mania. He will talk about the music creation in his games.
The video game market never stops evolving. Joined by video game developers, we will discuss how to compete for gamers' time and money in a hugely competitive market.
British composer best known for his composition of computer game theme music, especially for microcomputers of the 1980s such as the Commodore 64. His work showcased the potential of the Commodore 64′s sound hardware and provided many examples of how appropriate music can improve the gaming experience. Hubbard went on to write or convert music for a variety of publishers on over 75 games between 1985 and 1989 such as Monty on the Run, Crazy Comets, Master of Magic and Commando. Some of his most popular tunes include also Warhawk, Delta, Thrust, Lightforce, Spellbound, Sanxion, Auf Wiedersehen Monty and International Karate.
Awards for the best indie games presented at Pixel Heaven 2017
Awards for the greatest Polish game developers of the last 35 years will be granted by PIXEL magazine staff
Phew! Time to unwind and socialise. Excellent company, optimally stocked bars and outstanding gigs – guaranteed!
BUTCHER MUSIC PERFORMANCE A unique live set by Maciej Niedzielski (Artrosis, Sui Generis Umbra and others), the author of the soundtrack to Butcher from Transhuman Design. BUTCHER gameplay will be displayed on a big screen during the gig. BUTCHER SOUNDTRACK
PINBALL DUB SOUND SYSTEM The World's first music band playing live with real pinball machines! FANPAGE
ROBERT BRYLEWSKI & KRYZYS BAND! Kryzys is a Polish rock music band, regarded as a pioneer of Polish punk rock and reggae music. The origins of Kryzys go back to the year 1978, when in Warsaw, a punk rock ensemble The Boors was created by Robert Brylewski (g., voc.), Piotr Mrowiński (g.), Marek Iwańczuk (bg., later replaced by Ireneusz Wereński) and Kamil Stoor (dr.), who was in January 1980 replaced by Maciej "Magura" Góralski - poet, drummer and main force behind Kryzys success, writer of all lyrics of the band's songs. SEE THAT!
ARRGH!BYTE LIVE An absolute gem on the Polish club scene. It takes you by surprise with its energy-packed mix straight from two Amiga 600s. Old-school, fat Jungle and DnB you won't be able to catch anywhere else. Hear the musical potential hiding in the good old Amiga and the demoscene that she spawned!WARM-UP BIT!
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I am a happy owner of ZX Spectrum+ with Kempston interface and green Neptun 156 screen. See you at Pixel Heaven 2017.