Somehow, the developers have recreated the effects produced on the much more powerful Amiga hardware on the humble VIC-20. No custom chips, no 16-bit processors. Just a 6502 and a VIC-1, and an awful lot of clever coding.
OK, so maybe it’s not quite as smooth as the Amiga version. But still, wow, simply wow.
If you’d told me this yesterday I’d have said you were a fool, but things are different today. VIC-20: State Of The Art is an unbelievable creation!
Update: This is, of course, a complete April Fools fabrication. The video is from an A500 running the original State of the Art demo that has been processed through ffmpeg, ImageMagick and VirtualDub to produce the 12fps, low resolution, 8 colour version you see above. The music gives it away; there’s no way a VIC-20 would be capable of playing the soundtrack on the video (go on, prove me wrong!). I’d originally intended to replace the original mod (Condom Corruption by Travolta) with a chiptune’d up version, but alas didn’t have the time.