My latest C64 crack intro, Ambigram, has now been published on CSDb.
“An ambigram is a word, art form or other symbolic representation, whose elements retain meaning when viewed or interpreted from a different direction, perspective, or orientation.”
The ambigram logo in full can be appreciated below:
Now try rotating the image by 180 degrees and check what it looks like 🙂
The logo is char-mode and was worked at through a number of iterations using my own tool “C64 Hires 2 Charmode”.
Not only that, even the bit rendered with sprites on the border is an ambigram:
The latter ambigram is NOT used to report the video standard detected at run time: it is meant to suggest that the intro runs without modification on both PAL and NTSC hardware. Back in the 80’s and 90’s a few intro coders would use “NTSC/PAL” to convey the same message, but I thought to use an ambigram for that, in line with the theme of this production 🙂