64K intro

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A 64K intro is a demo where the size of the executable file is limited to 64 kibibytes, or 65,536 bytes. At demo parties there is a category for this kind of demo, where the one that gives the best impression wins.

64K intros generally apply many techniques to be able to fit in the given size, usually including procedural generation, sound synthesis and executable compression.

The size of 64 kibibytes is a traditional limit which was inherited from the maximum size of a COM file.

Notable 64K intros for PC[edit]

Name Year Pouët Video (on YouTube)
hplus (Halcyon) 1998 115 [1]
fr-08 (Farbrausch) 2000 1221 [2]
Heaven 7 (Exceed) 2000 5 [3]
Beyond (Conspiracy) 2004 11452 [4]
Dead Ringer (Fairlight) 2006 25776 [5]
Panic Room (Fairlight) 2008 51125 [6]
Space Race (NML) 2011 56784 [7]
uncovering static (Fairlight) 2011 57449 [8]
F - Felix's Workshop (Ctrl-Alt-Test) 2012 59106 [9]
Gaia Machina (Approximate) 2012 59107 [10]


A revolution[1] happened when fr-08[2] was released in 2000. [clarification needed]


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