Tiki Tiki Ta Writeup

Welcome to the writeup of the Tiki-100 demo Tiki Tiki Ta by Darklite. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out the video:

Tiki Tiki Ta is the first (demoscene) demo for the Tiki-100. In this writeup I will describe the process of making a demo for an old platform with virtually no active development community.

When I started this project I had no previous experience with 8 bits platforms. I have written demos for PC (DOS/Windows, 16 and 32 bit) and Gameboy Advance. I've also done a little bit of coding on the Amiga.

I got the idea of demo for the Tiki-100 around 2008. I started tinkering with the emulator by Asbjørn Djupdal to see what it would take to actually write software for it. It turned out to be fairly easy to get a program up and running in the CP/M-like environment. I then borrowed a Tiki-100 but couldn't get the floppy drives to work. The next few years I didn't do much, but in 2012 I bought my own Tiki-100 and was ready to continue. From 2012 to 2014 I did some experiments with the hardware, wrote some tools and got a decent development environment up and running. From 2014 onwards I started working more on the demo itself. The demo was released in the summer of 2016 at Solskogen where it placed second in the oldskool demo competition.
Feel free to comment or email me if you have any questions.

- Geir Bjerke (neon)

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