Kraken by The Digital Artists // for Assembly'09 4K intro compo
The compo version needs to be run in Mac OS X 10.5.7 with Xcode
installed. If running on other versions of OS 10.5, or without
Xcode, please run one of the compatibility enhanced binaries
At least a 2GHz Intel CPU with SSE3 and 2GB of RAM is required
and an ATI HD4870 graphics card or one with similar performance
is recommended. Any chipset-integrated graphics like GMA X1300
or Nvidia 9400M just don't have the oomph but we do plan to
release a more lightweight "laptop version" of the intro
sometime later ln.
The intro itself is coded completely in x86 assembly, and a
large portion of the time spent on it was used for creating our
own development tools (compressor, hashing dynloader, music
tracker, etc) from scratch. The synthesizer is basically a 6581
SID clone with per-voice filters and variable delay lines.
This product was not intended to be just a proof of concept of
our Mac OS X 4K intro framework, but unfortunately we ran out
of time and couldn't implement all the ideas we had.