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AGENDA: MAIN STAGE


THE BEGINNINGS, ART, GAMEDEV AND BUSINESS

  • 1100

    OFFICIAL OPENING

  • 1115

    COMPUTERS OF THE GOLDEN ERA

    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.

    Tomasz "TDC" Cieślewicz, Atarionline.pl & Adam Zalepa, Amiga.net.pl

  • 1315

    BEYOND ATARI – ADVENTURES IN HISTORY

    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.

    Tomasz "TDC" Cieślewicz

  • 1430

    TBA

  • 1500

    TEACHERS VS SCREWS

    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.

    LOADING BLOG STAFF...

  • 1600

    TBA

  • 1800

    MOVIE SCREENING – FROM BEDROOMS TO BILLIONS: THE AMIGA YEARS!

    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.

  • 2000

    VHS HELL LIVE INVADES WARSAW!

    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.

    Mateusz Gołębiowski – the legendary Człowiek Suchar (Stale Quip Man), a VHS HELL member, expert video game collector and Pikselki wstydu (Pixels of Shame) blogger. And connoisseur of ridiculously expensive beer.

  • 2200

    MOVIE SCREENING "GROWING THE 8BIT GENERATION: COMMODORE WARS"

    “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.

  • 1045

    OFFICIAL OPENING

  • 1100

    COMMODORE: RISE AND FALL OF THE COMPUTER PIONEER (EN)

    The story behind the great success and spectacular demise of the Commodore brand, told from the insider's perspective.

  • 1200

    Q&A: BO JANGEBORG (EN)

    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.

    Moderator: Paweł Schreiber, PIXEL Magazine

  • 1245

    RETROHARDWARE ON THE RISE

    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.

  • 1330

    Q&A: CHARLES CECIL (EN)

    British video game designer and co-founder of Revolution Software.

  • 1430

    MEETING WITH THE STAFF OF TOP SECRET LEGENDARY MAGAZINE

    Meeting and discussion panel with the staff of the very first Polish gaming magazine.

  • 1530

    TOP SECRET: AUTOGRAPHS

    Bring your own Top Secret magazines!

  • 1545

    SENSIBLE GAMES MUSIC (EN)

    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.

    Jon "Jops" Hare, the "Sensible Man"

  • 1630

    INDEPENDENT VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS – WHERE DO WE STAND AND WHERE ARE WE HEADING?

    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.

  • 1715

    Q&A: ROB HUBBARD (EN)

    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.

  • 1800

    PIXEL.AWARDS 2017 CEREMONY

    Awards for the best indie games presented at Pixel Heaven 2017

  • 1900

    GOLDEN PIXEL AWARDS CEREMONY

    Awards for the greatest Polish game developers of the last 35 years will be granted by PIXEL magazine staff

  • 2030

    AFTERPARTY

    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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Robert „Lapusz” Lapinski / robert@pixel-magazine.com

I am a happy owner of ZX Spectrum+ with Kempston interface and green Neptun 156 screen. See you at Pixel Heaven 2017.