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by Sos - 48 Hour Compo Entry

PONK in 1kb made on a real C64 in around 8h.

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triplefox says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:16am

Works in VICE. The zip compression isn't supported by one of my archiving programs though!

BleuLlama says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:33am

I can't wait to read about the process for this one. Mega cheers!

The Jahn says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:07am

... Woah. Nicely done.

Chman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:52am

Next step : analog pong, no programming, digital signals only !

Frib says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:49am

This is amazing

mrspeaker says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:44pm

now available on cassette!

PsenFilip says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:55pm

Pretty neat. Congratz for this prod.

kewry says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:08pm

Those skills

Ragzouken says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:11pm

Certainly impressive! Am I missing the controls being explained somewhere? I was only able to work out the left players controls by mashing the keyboard :p

Sos says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:14pm

You need to configure joystick settings inside Vice. Joystick #2 is left player, Joystick #1 is right player.

finefin says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:24pm

Sosowski, you are a true nerd, sir! I actually watched you soldering that usb cable. good job!

aquilicoco says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:24pm

Nicely done.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:33pm

It won't run on my non-c64-machine :(

madeinpda says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:31pm


SamoojaMies says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:15pm

I am amazed. The game works nicely. Enjoyed the twitch stream also. Very good job :)

Gremlin says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:49pm

Awesome idea. I'm going to try this after I get back home.

henrykun says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:01am

So awesome, really

vandriver says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:02am

motherfucking commodore 64. i salute you.

Shigor says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:12am

I can't find any words suitable to describe this... :)
the game, when taken out of context, is... well pong. But the process of making it must be the awesomest in this LD :)

shinestrength says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:25am

So, so cool.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:40am

Ha! Mad scientist indeed. Incredible hacking job and making it on an original C64 is inspired. I set up both joysticks and tried to play myself. The ball is about 100x too fast! But I did manage to hit it back and forth a few times. Should win a technical achievement award for sure.

gamaral says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:31am

I grew up coding C64 games from magazines, it was an awesomely nostalgic experience to read through your code, I can't remember much anymore, but you inspired me to go dust off the old C'.

Martze says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:17am

Sosowski, someone needs to save you from yourself.

jerombd says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:24am

You deserve a Trophy for coding the game on a C64! And the postmortem is interesting.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:30pm

Hats off for even daring to something like this. I read your blog post on this and my jaw fell down in amazement. Respect,good sir!

Gremlin says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:56pm

The ball moves faster than the paddles can react, at least on an emulator. But its a working C64 game in 48 hours!

Pierrec says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:53pm

It's hard not to give you 5/5 on theme ^^

Misfit says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:26pm

damn, maybe I have to make vic20 game next time :D. thumbs up! Cool game.

BenW says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:23am

Fun game dude. It wasn't clear that the fire button actually did anything, you may want to make a note of that somewhere on the page. I'll be sure to play actual multiplayer when I get a chance.

robc says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:34am

C64 for the win.

Fun little pong game - though not so much when you have the emulated joysticks setup in a weird way ;)

fr_automatik says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:03pm


Gravel says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:52pm

You are crazy.

entrusC says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 9:42pm

Crazy idea. But perfect match on the theme. Still I'm a bit disapointed that you didn't solder real potentiometers on your C64 to play the game like it was meant to be played ;)

sittaman says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:48pm

Just for that odissey you described on the post mortem you already deserve 5 stars. Sos, you are sick! And I thought that McPixel was crazy.

KunoNoOni says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:11am

Total props for doing on the C64. what a really cool idea :)

Misael.K says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:09am

Insanity or genius? You'll be the judge. This is impressive.

tankete says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:08pm

Once I finally figured out how to get the control working, it was fun! Any way to slow down the ball? Nice job!

qdowngames says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 5:24pm

Kudos. Nice work, really.

shawn42 says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 9:13pm

You sir are crazy for writing this. Good work. Thanks for keeping LD interesting in ways I would not have imagined.

fishbrain says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 1:47pm

....so ....beautiful

numpad says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 3:59pm

Awesome! Doing something on a C64 is great work!
I don't think this will win, but it's awesome. I think I also got a C64 laying somewhere in my basement ;)

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