Blip Festival 2008

Blip Festival 2008, a celebration of low-res visuals and chipmusic, hits New York City on December 4. Brandon Boyer has the details and a promo video over at Boing Boing Offworld! Blip Festival 2008: The Promo


  1. This video is cute, but, it would likely never play on an actual 4-color CGA IBM monitor.

    The biggest problem of old school graphics editing was the lack of good tools. We didn’t have vectorized object-oriented editors, object grouping, free resize, free scale, free skew, etc etc. Most of the time it was paint one dot at a time, using some imprecise and difficult to manipulate input control like a joystick.

    This video’s awesomeness is heavily dependent on the multilayer sky/ground side-scrolling — for which support was nonexistent in the early days.

    This would have to be done full-frame for CGA, so next it’s a question of whether all these frames could even fit into 620k of an IBM PC.

    But, nice video anyway.

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