Ideally Bare Numeric Impression giZmo

IBNIZ is a virtual machine designed for extremely compact low-level audiovisual programs. The leading design goal is usefulness as a platform for demoscene productions, glitch art and similar projects. Mainsteam software engineering aspects are considered totally irrelevant.

IBNIZ stands for Ideally Bare Numeric Impression giZmo. The name also refers to Gottfried Leibniz, the 17th-century polymath who, among all, invented binary arithmetic, built the first four-operation calculating machine, and believed that the world was designed with the principle that a minimal set of rules should yield a maximal diversity.

Community: #countercomplex @ IRCnet

See also a related blog post.

This site is out of date. See github if you want the source code.

Version 1.1800
(released 2012-01-04)

Source code for Unix-like systems and whatever has SDL

Windows executable



Git repository (use latest git version for code contributions)

On-line Javascript implementation

PC bootdisk image (DOS) (1.44M)

Old versions

1.1000 (2011-12-27) : Source | Windows

1.0000 (2011-12-24) : Source | Windows