WELCOME TO DATASTORM, 3-5 AUGUST, GOTHENBURG

HARD COMPOS, HAPPY FACES

NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER

THE BEST OLDSKOOL COMPOS IN THE WORLD

FULL BLOWN PAPARAZZI COVERAGE

OPEN AIR BIG SCREEN POWER AREA OUTSIDE

All photos by Kristian Tjessem

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THANKS!

THANKS!

We're slowly waking up from last weekend's brainblasting kick-in-the-face sunshine storm of DATA! Thanks to everyone who came out, and to everyone who hung around on the interwebz. Good times! If you have feedback, images, videos or whatever - get in touch at...

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GOOD TO KNOW

GOOD TO KNOW

Alright people, tomorrow is the big day! So here's what you need to know: Are you coming with your red hot car? You can pay for parking only with credit card (14 SEK/h at 08-22, 2 SEK/h at other times). The whole parking area is available except the spots right in...

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RJ MICAL HOSPITALIZED

RJ MICAL HOSPITALIZED

”Hey all. A funny thing happened to me last Saturday — I almost died. And after all the bad jokes we forced on the medical people, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had let me go. But I survived, though Doc says I have to give up booze and I may not survive...

read more
UNITY PRESENTS ERIK JÄÄHALLI – LIVE

UNITY PRESENTS ERIK JÄÄHALLI – LIVE

Unity is flying in Erik Jäähalli from Berlin. Erik will do an acidic performance in the DATAYARD on Saturday. Some of you know him better as Dino, but in the past few years he started to blast out hot tracks on labels such as Börft and ICIF. Have a listen on...

read more
SNES MINI COMPO PRIZE FROM UNITY

SNES MINI COMPO PRIZE FROM UNITY

Time to put some extra umph into your wild entry. Unity will celebrate the wild compo winner with this SNES mini bad boy. Unity is looking for new talents in Stockholm.

read more
ROBOT MUSIC ON C64

ROBOT MUSIC ON C64

Alright, here's your chance to see a robot arm play live C64-music! Goto80 and Jacob Remin have taught a robot how to perform with the notorious defMON tracker. They say the robot will probably play a rather chilled out set, based on Goto80's dub and ambient material....

read more
WIN THIS!

WIN THIS!

Mygrandmotherisgone along with the authors Lindell & Sunhede gladly donate 1 book to each compo winner at Datastorm 2018. Their book "Svensk videospelsutveckling - Från 50-tal till 90-tal" (Swedish video game development from the 50s to the 90s) contains...

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RJ MICAL TALKS ABOUT THE EARLY AMIGA DAYS

RJ MICAL TALKS ABOUT THE EARLY AMIGA DAYS

We've already told you that Unity brought us RJ Mical, but we didn't really say why. He's coming to talk about the early days of Amiga development since, you know, he was there to live through it. Join the ride at 18.00 on Saturday! Yes, we still have tickets...

read more
SENSIBLE SOCCER TOURNAMENT

SENSIBLE SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Since Jon Hare will be around, Effectsoft will throw a Sensible Soccer tournament at the outside big screen on Saturday evening. And Jon Hare (who made the game) will be the live commentator! Expect total mayhem and lots of gore! So pump those under arm muscles and...

read more
RESPECT

RESPECT

We respect women at DATASTORM. We expect you and your entries to do the same. We do not allow any sexist or racist material in our competitions.

read more
EFFECTSOFT

EFFECTSOFT <3 C64

Effectsoft loves the C64. Don't we all? They decided to toss in a "TheC64 Mini" as a prize for the winning C64 demo. How about that? Read more about TheC64 Mini here.

read more
SWEDISH TELEVISION STRIKES AGAIN

SWEDISH TELEVISION STRIKES AGAIN

There is a documentary in the making, about the boards in Sweden. The people behind it are coming to DATASTORM once again to do some interviews and stuff! If you don’t want to be filmed, let us know and we’ll take care of it.

read more
THE DATAPOOL

THE DATAPOOL

Bring your hottest swimming trunks to DATASTORM because this year we have a pool! Great for all your executive pool needs, and to cool down in the dataheat.

read more
THANKS!

THANKS!

We're slowly waking up from last weekend's brainblasting kick-in-the-face sunshine storm of DATA! Thanks to everyone who came out, and to everyone who hung around on the interwebz. Good times! If you have feedback, images, videos or whatever - get in touch at...

read more
UNITY PRESENTS ERIK JÄÄHALLI – LIVE

UNITY PRESENTS ERIK JÄÄHALLI – LIVE

Unity is flying in Erik Jäähalli from Berlin. Erik will do an acidic performance in the DATAYARD on Saturday. Some of you know him better as Dino, but in the past few years he started to blast out hot tracks on labels such as Börft and ICIF. Have a listen on...

read more
WIN THIS!

WIN THIS!

Mygrandmotherisgone along with the authors Lindell & Sunhede gladly donate 1 book to each compo winner at Datastorm 2018. Their book "Svensk videospelsutveckling - Från 50-tal till 90-tal" (Swedish video game development from the 50s to the 90s) contains...

read more
SWEDISH TELEVISION STRIKES AGAIN

SWEDISH TELEVISION STRIKES AGAIN

There is a documentary in the making, about the boards in Sweden. The people behind it are coming to DATASTORM once again to do some interviews and stuff! If you don’t want to be filmed, let us know and we’ll take care of it.

read more
EFFECTSOFT PRESENTS JON HARE

EFFECTSOFT PRESENTS JON HARE

EffectSoft brings you Jon Hare/Sensible Software! Jon Hare will come to DATASTORM and talk about a bunch of UNRELEASED old treasures from the Sensible Software vaults. Jon "Jops" Hare is one of the two founder members and directors, with Chris Yates, of Sensible...

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DJ BRUCE LEENUS

DJ BRUCE LEENUS

A full-time DJ who's been spinning wax for almost 30 years, Bruce Leenus knows how to bring the boys to the DATAYARD. Datalicious electro, bootylicious ghettotech, beepolicious skweee, and a lot more. You're in for a beat treat! Check out his vinyl-only skweee mix...

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GOOD TO KNOW

GOOD TO KNOW

Alright people, tomorrow is the big day! So here's what you need to know: Are you coming with your red hot car? You can pay for parking only with credit card (14 SEK/h at 08-22, 2 SEK/h at other times). The whole parking area is available except the spots right in...

read more
SNES MINI COMPO PRIZE FROM UNITY

SNES MINI COMPO PRIZE FROM UNITY

Time to put some extra umph into your wild entry. Unity will celebrate the wild compo winner with this SNES mini bad boy. Unity is looking for new talents in Stockholm.

read more
RJ MICAL TALKS ABOUT THE EARLY AMIGA DAYS

RJ MICAL TALKS ABOUT THE EARLY AMIGA DAYS

We've already told you that Unity brought us RJ Mical, but we didn't really say why. He's coming to talk about the early days of Amiga development since, you know, he was there to live through it. Join the ride at 18.00 on Saturday! Yes, we still have tickets...

read more
RESPECT

RESPECT

We respect women at DATASTORM. We expect you and your entries to do the same. We do not allow any sexist or racist material in our competitions.

read more
THE DATAPOOL

THE DATAPOOL

Bring your hottest swimming trunks to DATASTORM because this year we have a pool! Great for all your executive pool needs, and to cool down in the dataheat.

read more
FIX YOUR MACHINES WITH RIBIT

FIX YOUR MACHINES WITH RIBIT

If you have some hardware that isn't working as well as it should, bring it down to DATASTORM for a magic fix! RiBIT will be there on Saturday with a small workshop to fix your machine friends with recaps, circuit board repairs, PSU-repairs, and so on. If you want a...

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PC ENGINE INVITRO

PC ENGINE INVITRO

Up Rough just released a DATASTORM invitro on PC Engine, at the Nova demoparty! Coded by Mooz with music by Octapus and graphics by Exocet.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KSkMGvHs48

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RJ MICAL HOSPITALIZED

RJ MICAL HOSPITALIZED

”Hey all. A funny thing happened to me last Saturday — I almost died. And after all the bad jokes we forced on the medical people, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had let me go. But I survived, though Doc says I have to give up booze and I may not survive...

read more
ROBOT MUSIC ON C64

ROBOT MUSIC ON C64

Alright, here's your chance to see a robot arm play live C64-music! Goto80 and Jacob Remin have taught a robot how to perform with the notorious defMON tracker. They say the robot will probably play a rather chilled out set, based on Goto80's dub and ambient material....

read more
SENSIBLE SOCCER TOURNAMENT

SENSIBLE SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Since Jon Hare will be around, Effectsoft will throw a Sensible Soccer tournament at the outside big screen on Saturday evening. And Jon Hare (who made the game) will be the live commentator! Expect total mayhem and lots of gore! So pump those under arm muscles and...

read more
EFFECTSOFT

EFFECTSOFT <3 C64

Effectsoft loves the C64. Don't we all? They decided to toss in a "TheC64 Mini" as a prize for the winning C64 demo. How about that? Read more about TheC64 Mini here.

read more
Unity

Unity <3 DATASTORM

We are very happy to announce Unity as sponsors of DATASTORM 2018! Unity is expanding their Stockholm office and need your help to enable millions of developers as they build the high-performance games of the future....

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EFFECTSOFT

EFFECTSOFT <3 DATASTORM

Effectsoft is a proud sponsor of Datastorm Summer 2018! "We believe it’s important to remember where we all came from in the IT industry – and – we’re hiring 😉 Spread the love!"

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VISITORS

HandleGroup(s)Platform(s)Table space
SpotUp Rough, Divine StylersAmigano
waspPACiF!C, PowerlineAmigano
deadguyPACiF!C, Up RoughAmigano
GOTO8OHack n' Trade, Up RoughC64, Amigano
MagervalpGenesis ProjectC64no
OrbiterCompusphere.seAtarino
SlummySpaceballsAmigayes
DaltonTulouAmigayes
TodiTulouAmigayes
Totenfrauno
HighpuffStrutsAmigayes
NotoriousStrutsAmigayes
TDMC64no
AlfatechOffenceC64no
ZyronGenesis ProjectC64no
HamletUp Rough, Royal, Digital CorruptionAmigano
FridzLno
SKYByterapersC64yes
WhizzyHack n' TradeC64yes
Bruce LeenusLPno
OptirocMegaboys, Hack n' TradeSNESyes
Simon KloseVHSno
My VingrenVHSno
Dr. OldschoolNESno
MahoneyPerformers, Visa RösterC64yes
SlaygonCensor Design, SLAY RadioC64no
zionaSLAY RadioC64no
UtharIndependentC64yes
sLASHiNSANEAmigayes
Mikefpgaarcadeyes
BlueberryLooniesAmiga, PC, C64yes
X-jAMMERG*PC64no
scruffypoetpsysceneyes
ChuckyThe GangAmigayes
SkugganIndependentC64, Amigano
SilenceAmiga, C64no
ZmurfPoly CREW, CompusphereAmigayes
BranniganC64, Amigayes
PadAtlantisC64yes
emoonTBLAmigayes
TAS 2012no
rubicubepsysceneC64yes
FloristAmigayes
pipenatureAmigayes
GRIPONSLAUGHTAmiga, C64yes
Morphfrogyes
BlackwineDreamwebAmigayes
jokDreamwebAmiga, C64yes
ButcherAbrasionyes
LOiDAmigayes
Zabutomyes
EriqueAmigayes
Ace_DKIndependentC64no
TharPsysceneC64yes
Ca$hTriadC64yes
HollowmanFairLightC64no
KruxmuxPsysceneC64yes
PantaloonFairLightC64yes
TrasherFairLightC64yes
Bunnyno
PsonPropagandaC64no
Egghunterno
calmarAtarino
PhotonScoopexAmigayes
HypnosisTSDC64yes
huginSingularity, Pandacubeno
SyntaxSardonyx, iNSANEAmigayes
KalmsTBLAmigayes
ATOOC64yes
Dr. ScienceAtlantisC64yes
MooZUp RoughPC Engine, Sharp MZ700yes
SillenEquinox, TRSIMultiplatformyes
RadiantPanda DesignMultiplatformyes
MiDWaNRelicsAmigayes
MagnarCensor Design, Lemon.C64, Amigayes
d-ZireThe SilentsAmigano
OxidyFairLightC64yes
LavazzaCensor Designno
FredThe GangAmiga, PCno
KaktusMahoney & Kaktusyes
MerlinAtlantisC64yes
K12Groovy BitsC64, Amigano
DymoGenesis ProjectC64yes
RandyiNSANE, Hoaxers, C-lous, RelapseAmiga, C64, PCyes
hedningGenesis ProjectC64yes
z-nexxGenesis Project, ApanBepanGameboy, Amiga, PCyes
NisseThe GangPC, NES, SNESyes
QwanUp RoughAmigayes
ChipPowerline, TBLAmigayes
ProbePropagandaC64yes
BoogalooHorizonC64yes
shoeMeta BytesMultiplatformyes
FluBBaUp RoughNDSyes
sm0hmno
illmidusGenesis ProjectAmigayes
BurgerBeeMicrocontrollersyes
BozSLAY RadioC64no
SharakmirAmiGBGAmigano
BurreTAONGADSecretyes
SebalozLepsi.DeC64yes
menaceSpaceballs, Accession, BoozoholicsAmigayes
Jon HareAmigano
RaylightPOWERLiNEAmigayes
BearsoftTMBAtari, Amgayes
Modellearyes
obbeTraktorAmigayes
PsychoBudbrainAmigano
DiabloBudbrainAmigano
TSCUp RoughAmigano
teconplanet.jazz, DESiRElobstrumyes
hottitLaggenCommodoreyes
GegginCensor DesignC64, NESyes
SadPaduaC64yes
StripeCATAmigayes
ZZAP69OnslaughtC64yes
bosRiBITSoldering ironyes
NollKollTrollZX81yes
WertstahlGenesis ProjectC64yes
Karla SchnickhoffGenesis ProjectC64yes
StinsenGenesis ProjectC64no
MalinC64no
GouafhgThe GangAmigano
TBRC64yes
vojdTazadumAmigayes
The BaronDEFJAMAmigayes
Archmageyes
farfarLoonies, Focus DesignAmigayes
cheesyTBC, DUBAmigayes
DwarfTBC, DUBAmigayes
vedderiNSANEAmigayes
MagicNah-KolorAmigayes
SixxGenesis Project, Up RoughC64yes
FixOnslaughtC64, Amigayes
Bjørn RøstøenOffence, Panoramic DesignsC64no
QdorPanda DesignC64yes
KootieePerhollaGameboyyes
DasseDead Hackers SocietyAmigayes
OlleTraktor, Latex, Planet JazzAmiga, C64, Vic-20yes
handycapzdentalNintendo Switchyes
lug00berBoozoholics, Spaceballsno
mntmnMNTAmigayes
ChristianpROPER dISCOAmigano
CharlieKVectrexno
crypthReflexAmigano
ValkyrianReflexAmigano
Plus8Up RoughAmigano
MalmixNature, Focus DesignAmigayes
origoiNSANE, C-LousAmigano
TorleifMultiplatformno
SandmanSanctuary, Up RoughAmigano
GunsaniFFTicAndroidno
vameNoCmpAmigano
herbno
ConfidenceiNSANE, BalanceAmigano
GorgBalanceAmigano
DinoUp Rough, Divine StylersC64no
d_typeMeta Bytesno
FLiXMeta Bytesno
SundayCalamityyes
PernodHorizonC64no
F.I.DAtarino
DJ CatKesono
SalzaAmigano
AntThree Little ElksC64no
leoniSLAY Radiono
KMS(C)-ESCAPE, TETRAGONCommodore64, Gameboyno

SCHEDULE

The music deadline is on Friday at 20:00!

FRI SAT SUN
00:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
DJ BRUCE LEENUS (OUTSIDE)
10:00
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
11:00
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
12:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
13:00
14:00
DOORS CLOSE
15:00
DOORS OPEN
JON HARE (INSIDE)
16:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
DJ OPTIROC (OUTSIDE)
17:00
18:00
CONCERT
19:00
OPENING CEREMONY

ROBOT MUSIC (OUTSIDE)
Goto80s robot plays C64-music
DEADLINE
For todays compos

DINNER
Free dinner is served
20:00
DEADLINE
All music compos

DEMOTALK: RED STORM (INSIDE)
DEMOTALK: BUDBRAIN
21:00
DEMOTALK: SOUNDS OF GNOME (INSIDE)
SWOS TOURNAMENT (OUTSIDE)
Sensible World of Soccer Tournament
22:00
COMPOBLOCK 1
Wild Music, Amiga Chip Music, Amiga Tracked Music, C64 SID Music
COMPOBLOCK 2
Graphics

SKATE OR DIE (INSIDE)
A world record will be set
23:00
COMPOBLOCK 3
Demos, intros, und so weiter

FRI

  • DOORS OPEN
    15:00 - 16:00
  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    16:00 - 19:00
  • OPENING CEREMONY
    19:00 - 19:10
  • ROBOT MUSIC (OUTSIDE) Goto80s robot plays C64-music
    19:00 - 20:00
  • DEADLINE All music compos
    20:00 - 20:05
  • DEMOTALK: RED STORM (INSIDE)
    20:00 - 21:00
  • DEMOTALK: SOUNDS OF GNOME (INSIDE)
    21:00 - 21:40
  • COMPOBLOCK 1 Wild Music, Amiga Chip Music, Amiga Tracked Music, C64 SID Music
    22:00 - 23:59

SAT

  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    00:00 - 01:00
  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    12:00 - 15:00
  • JON HARE (INSIDE)
    15:00 - 16:00
  • DJ OPTIROC (OUTSIDE)
    16:00 - 18:00
  • CONCERT
    18:00 - 19:00
  • DEADLINE For todays compos
    19:00 - 19:10
  • DINNER Free dinner is served
    19:00 - 20:00
  • DEMOTALK: BUDBRAIN
    20:00 - 21:00
  • SWOS TOURNAMENT (OUTSIDE) Sensible World of Soccer Tournament
    21:00 - 22:00
  • COMPOBLOCK 2 Graphics
    22:00 - 22:30
  • SKATE OR DIE (INSIDE) A world record will be set
    22:30 - 23:00
  • COMPOBLOCK 3 Demos, intros, und so weiter
    23:00 - 00:00

SUN

  • DJ BRUCE LEENUS (OUTSIDE)
    00:00 - 01:00
  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
  • PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
    11:00 - 12:00
  • DOORS CLOSE
    14:00 - 15:00
FRI SAT SUN
11:00
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
19:00
DEADLINE
For todays compos
20:00
DEADLINE
All music compos
22:00
COMPOBLOCK 1
Wild Music, Amiga Chip Music, Amiga Tracked Music, C64 SID Music
COMPOBLOCK 2
Graphics
23:00
COMPOBLOCK 3
Demos, intros, und so weiter

FRI

  • DEADLINE All music compos
    20:00 - 20:05
  • COMPOBLOCK 1 Wild Music, Amiga Chip Music, Amiga Tracked Music, C64 SID Music
    22:00 - 23:59

SAT

  • DEADLINE For todays compos
    19:00 - 19:10
  • COMPOBLOCK 2 Graphics
    22:00 - 22:30
  • COMPOBLOCK 3 Demos, intros, und so weiter
    23:00 - 00:00

SUN

  • PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
    11:00 - 12:00
FRI SAT SUN
10:00
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
19:00
DINNER
Free dinner is served

SAT

  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
  • DINNER Free dinner is served
    19:00 - 20:00

SUN

  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
FRI SAT SUN
14:00
DOORS CLOSE
15:00
DOORS OPEN
19:00
OPENING CEREMONY
21:00
SWOS TOURNAMENT (OUTSIDE)
Sensible World of Soccer Tournament
22:00
SKATE OR DIE (INSIDE)
A world record will be set

FRI

  • DOORS OPEN
    15:00 - 16:00
  • OPENING CEREMONY
    19:00 - 19:10

SAT

  • SWOS TOURNAMENT (OUTSIDE) Sensible World of Soccer Tournament
    21:00 - 22:00
  • SKATE OR DIE (INSIDE) A world record will be set
    22:30 - 23:00

SUN

  • DOORS CLOSE
    14:00 - 15:00
FRI SAT SUN
15:00
JON HARE (INSIDE)
20:00
DEMOTALK: RED STORM (INSIDE)
DEMOTALK: BUDBRAIN
21:00
DEMOTALK: SOUNDS OF GNOME (INSIDE)

FRI

  • DEMOTALK: RED STORM (INSIDE)
    20:00 - 21:00
  • DEMOTALK: SOUNDS OF GNOME (INSIDE)
    21:00 - 21:40

SAT

  • JON HARE (INSIDE)
    15:00 - 16:00
  • DEMOTALK: BUDBRAIN
    20:00 - 21:00
FRI SAT SUN
00:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
DJ BRUCE LEENUS (OUTSIDE)
12:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
13:00
14:00
16:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
DJ OPTIROC (OUTSIDE)
17:00
18:00

FRI

  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    16:00 - 19:00

SAT

  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    00:00 - 01:00
  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    12:00 - 15:00
  • DJ OPTIROC (OUTSIDE)
    16:00 - 18:00

SUN

  • DJ BRUCE LEENUS (OUTSIDE)
    00:00 - 01:00
FRI SAT SUN
18:00
CONCERT
19:00
ROBOT MUSIC (OUTSIDE)
Goto80s robot plays C64-music

FRI

  • ROBOT MUSIC (OUTSIDE) Goto80s robot plays C64-music
    19:00 - 20:00

SAT

  • CONCERT
    18:00 - 19:00
No events available!
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THE DEAL

Up Rough Soundsystem, Genesis Project, PACiF!C and Divine Stylers once again invite you to DATASTORM, the ultimate demoparty for people operating on machines with blood and soul. The last few years of DATASTORM speak for themselves – we are now the world’s best oldskool party! But don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself.

➜ Date: 3-5 August, 2018
➜ Place: Same fantastic venue in Gothenburg.
➜ Price: 475 SEK (~€48) with early bird tickets at 400 SEK/~€41

Get your ticket here (supporter tickets available, if you can’t attend in person)

FEATURES

The full-service concept which is the trademark of DATASTORM includes staff working shifts in the mighty mighty kitchen at almost all hours through the whole party. Our 1st grade cooks will deliver breakfast, dinner and supper on announced times. When the special meals are not served, bar food like pizza, hummus rolls, falafel and kebab can be ordered at all times! Everything for a price that even the scener on a budget can afford. Of course you can also buy snacks, candy, tobacco, rizla+, earplugs and other scene necessities.

➜ Two breakfasts and one dinner included in the entrance fee (vegetarian options too).
Free coffee!
➜ Super chill environment with cozy furniture.
➜ Large outside DATAYARD for the party people (see below).
➜ 6 clean toilets. No queues! Never pee your pants! Freedom!➜ And tons of weird surprises, as usual…

DATAYARD

Last year’s DATAYARD was an instant success, and it will be at least as good this year. Big ass party tent, barbeque, DJs and live concerts, snacks, big screen and of course your favourite Mad Max looking DATAVOLVO.

TALKS

Following up last years talks and panels by those evil crackers and computer legends isn’t going to be easy. But don’t worry. You will not be disappointed. Nuff said.

In previous years we’ve had Chris Hülsbeck, Dave Haynie, Mahoney, Bacchus, Andreas Tadic, Conqueror, K12, Peter Sunde, and many more.

COMPOS

We’re hearing rumours about some pretty massive releases this year. So quit your job and polish those releases!

Music compos are on Friday
All other compos are on Saturday
At least one of the authors must be present at the party
Remote entries are not allowed, but…

If you are entering the music compo but are unable to attend on Friday you can e-mail us your entry. If you don’t show up on Saturday though, we will disqualify your entry and send the music to DATAHELL.

We might merge compos if there are not enough entries, and split the compos if there are more than enough. If you’re releasing on an exotic hardware, you are responsible that it will be played correctly. See COMPO MACHINERY below.

COMPOS

C64 DEMO

Unlimited size.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.

AMIGA 500 DEMO

Unlimited size.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
No PPC.
If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 1200 compo.

AMIGA 1200 DEMO

Unlimited size.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
No PPC.
If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 500 compo.

TRUE WILD DEMO

All oldschool platforms accepted.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Bring your own hardware.
Bring a backup video of your demo in case something goes wrong.

AMIGA 64K INTRO

Maximum executable size: 65536b.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Must quit to WB on LMB
No PPC.

If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 1200 demo compo.

AMIGA 4K INTRO

Maximum executable size: 4096b.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Must quit to WB on LMB.
No PPC.

If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 64K intro compo.

AMIGA BOOTBLOCK

Anything you can fit into the Amiga bootblock.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Submit a floppy or diskimage.

If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 4K intro compo.

C64 4K INTRO

Maximum executable size: 4096b.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.

C64 GRAPHICS

All formats/modes allowed.
Provide some workstages.
Executable files only.

AMIGA GRAPHICS

Allowed formats: IFF and executables
Allowed resolutions: All OCS/ECS/AGA modes
Provide some workstages.

IFFs will be displayed in PPaint in the compo

C64 PETSCII

All formats/modes allowed.
Executable files only.

AMIGA ASCII

Allowed formats: TXT

Make sure you use Amiga line breaks. Entries will be shown in CED.

OTHER PLATFORM GRAPHICS

All formats/modes allowed.
It will be displayed in its native format on the target platform.

ANIMATION

Any format exe/anim/iff/petscii/whatever on Amiga/C64/Wild hardware. Audio is allowed.
The animation must be hand animated. No capped stuff.

COLORCYCLING

Allowed formats: IFF
Allowed resolutions: All OCS/ECS/AGA modes
Max 256 colours.

Specify if you want to use linear/blend-shift or normal mode.

Our AMIGA viewer displays IFF images with color cycling. Up to 16 ranges are supported. The ranges and individual speed of each color cycle is set in the palette menu in dpaint. Download our Amiga viewer here to test with while making your color cycle image: SuperCycler

AMIGA MUSIC

All Amiga-editor tracker formats are allowed.
We reserve the right to limit the length of music entries to four minutes, to keep the compo time reasonable.

C64 MUSIC

All C64-editor formats are allowed.
New or old SID-Chip.
Executable files only.
Max-length: 4 minutes

AMIGA CHIP MUSIC

All amiga tracker formats are allowed.
Max-size: 20kb (20480 bytes).
Max-length: 4 minutes.

WILD MUSIC

Any old console/computer goes.
Newskool formats (XM/S3M/IT/MP3) are not allowed.)
No interactions with the hardware while playing the music is allowed.

COMPO MACHINERY

AMIGA
  • A500, 68000@7.14MHz, 1MB (512/512), KS 1.3
  • A1200, 68060@50MHz, 64MB, KS 3.1
C64
  • C64, 8580, 1541 Ultimate, AR6 rom active
  • C64, 6581, 1541 Ultimate, AR6 rom active

Other oldskool platforms are always welcome, but please let us know in advance (info at DATASTORM dot party) to be sure that it will be shown correctly. We have many platforms but not all of them, so you might need to bring the necessary hardware and cables yourself.

THE PARTY PLACE

The party is held at the same nice venue as always, an underground club hidden in an industrial complex 15 minutes from the central station. Being a former industrial building converted into a nightclub we can offer special features such as industrial grade electrical systems with all the current you could ever need.

➜ GPS Locations: RT90
➜ X: 6404797,
➜ Y: 1269407 WGS84 Lat N 57° 42′ 31″ Lon E 11° 56′ 8″
➜ Decimal: 57.7087, 11.9358
➜ Street address: Karlavagnsgatan 13, Gothenburg Sweden

RULES

We’re not much for those, but Swedish law says:

No smoking inside.
No minors under 18.

Smoking is illegal in restaurants and clubs in Sweden. And since the venue is a night club, you can’t be less than 18 years old to enter. However, if you are younger than 18, get in touch with us and we might be able to grant some kind of access.

CHECKLIST

Don’t forget to bring:

Cash (cards not accepted, but there are ATMs within walking distance)
➜ 
Electricity multi sockets
 Real hardware (laptops only allowed for cross-development)
➜ Printed maps 

TRAVEL

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Getting around in Gothenburg, it’s convenient to use vasttrafik se or their iOS and Android apps.

BY AIRPLANE

From Landvetter Airport get on the airport bus and hop off at the Nils Ericson terminal (end of the line). Go west to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan (heading north, towards the bridge). Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

BY BOAT

If you’re traveling from Denmark or Germany, you can usually get a good price on the ferries. Prices and schedules can be found on the Stena Line home pages in Germany or Denmark.

Arriving by boat from Denmark
Walk along the road right outside the terminal towards the city for about 10 minutes. Sooner or later you’ll end up where the ferry Älvsnabben stops. Take the right ferry (pick the wrong one for some 40 mins Gothenburg harbor sight-seeing) to Lindholmen. Follow the map to the party place (5 min walk). If you arrive late in the evening the ferries won’t be available. If that is the case, just walk over the bridge that is connected to the terminal to the other side of the big road where you will find a tram stop. Take line 3, 9 or 11 to “Brunnsparken”. Walk to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan. Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

Arriving by boat from Germany
When you come out from the terminal, take the road going to the right and walk down to the water. You’ll spot the Älvsnabben ferry stop quite easy. Take the ferry (there is just one ferry going from this stop) to Lindholmen. Follow the map to the party place (5 min walk). If you arrive late at night or don’t like ferries for whatever reason, just follow the signs to Chapmans Torg from the terminal and take tram 3, 9 or 11 to “Brunnsparken”. Walk to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan. Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

BY BUS

If you’re traveling by bus, you arrive at the Nils Ericsson bus terminal. Walk to the train station (it’s in the same building) and follow the directions below.

BY TRAIN

After arriving at the Centralstationen train station, exit to the west. Go to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan (heading north, towards the bridge). Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

BY CAR

You’ll be driving on E6. Take exit 76, towards Norra Älvstranden. Note that it goes parallel with the E6 for a few hundred meters, inside a concrete barrier. Once you’re off the E6, keep left and follow the signs to N Älvstranden. Take a left to Lindholmen and head down Karlavagnsgatan. DATASTORM is in the small yellow buildings with red roofs, towards the end of the street.

BY CAB

Just tell the driver to take you to “Karlavagnsgatan on Lindholmen”. If the driver don’t know where that is just say “tramstop Lindholmen” and walk the remaining 100 metres from there (check the map). Uber is also available.

HOTELS

If you cannot handle heavy data noise and smell during nights you may enjoy the DATASTORM discounted rooms at Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel which provides all the luxury you can imagine.

Datastorm visitors will get a special deal at The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel which is located close to the party.

The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Gothenburg sits on the harbor of the Göta River, just beside international Lindholmen Science Park and a 10-minute water ferry ride to the city center. Also close to public transport, including the Lindholmspiren ferry, train and bus stations, the hotel makes it easy for guests to travel Gothenburg and beyond.

This ultramodern hotel comprises 265 well-appointed rooms and suites with Free high-speed, wireless Internet and access to 24-hour room service, the wellness center and the hotel’s Super Breakfast Buffet. Its renowned onsite restaurant, Cuckoo’s Nest, presents eclectic, innovated local dining.

After a day of hard data, take a break at the top-floor wellness center where you can enjoy 2 indoor pools, sauna, gym and spa treatments.

Standard room for 1 person: 1150:- per night including breakfast
Standard room for 2 persons: 1250:- per night including breakfast

The reservation needs to be made before 5 July 2018 and to use this discount you need to make the reservation through e-mail and include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Dates (The deal is valid 3-5 August, but you’re welcome to stay for as long as you like.)
  • Credit card number and expiration date (see below)
  • The promotion code DATASTORM

If you’re not comfortable mailing your card information, you can of course call the hotel and give them the information.
Their number is +46-31-3834010.

DATASTORM 2018

DATASTORM 2018 – 3-5 AUGUST