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release date : august 2004
release party : Assembly 2004
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 262
  • is ok 24
  • sucks 6
popularity : 7%
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  • rulez 0.88
  • cdcs 4
alltime top: #41
added on the 2004-08-08 10:52:57 by Navis Navis

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Hello,

This is our contribution to Asm 2004. This demo requires a ps2.0 card such as : Gf fx+ or radeon 9500+. A low and high detail divx version will appear shortly on scene.org.
added on the 2004-08-08 10:54:18 by Navis Navis
Little bit too much effects for my taste, but rulez anyway.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 11:06:19 by jimmi jimmi
This is one hefty production. You are overwhelmed by the sheer number of effects on screen. Very pro execution.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 11:08:55 by sam sam
Superflawless design and brilliant visuals, the soundtrack was very good but didn´t manage to fit the rest of the demo... too bad.
added on the 2004-08-08 11:09:00 by dixan dixan
The most beautiful thing I have ever seen.. too bad my cpu didn't run it (Radeon 9600 Sapphire, 2.4GHz... it just hangs when loading)
rulezcdcadded on the 2004-08-08 11:29:57 by Vulture Vulture
VIdeo versions of the demo :
ftp://ftp.asm.fi/asm04/compos/demo/Planet_Risk_by_Andromeda_Software_Developme nt_Divx_low.zip
ftp://ftp.asm.fi/asm04/compos/demo/Planet_Risk_by_Andromeda_Software_Developme nt_Divx_high.zip

don't know for how long they will stay there... We'll give you another update when they are on scene.org.

added on the 2004-08-08 12:26:23 by Navis Navis
check for driver issues... Planet Risk has been tested on 9600 and plays really well.. and you need pretty much a >1ghz cpu so your gear is more than adequate =)
added on the 2004-08-08 13:33:18 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Fucking great.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 13:35:00 by tomaes tomaes
Mindblowing experience!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 14:08:47 by Virgill Virgill
it's almost disgusting how densely packed those scenes are... never-seen smooth transitions, i was especially impressed with the part where they show that liquid cube... wow.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 14:16:22 by reptile reptile
Beautiful
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 14:37:03 by shash shash
Wonderfull demo! Amazing effects, transitions, music, everything. Demo of a new generation. ASD - the mature choise!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 14:58:03 by ZoUzOuLoS ZoUzOuLoS
wow! a milestone! this demo really proves that shaders is the next thing which will keep the demoscene alive and innovative! Excelent composition of effects and sexy transitions! The shader effects are beautiful, especially in the last parts of the demo
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 15:56:15 by Duckers Duckers
The bloodscene...really awsome!
Oops, they did it again!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 16:06:29 by Kauto Kauto
Eh.. nice! Very nice and innovative prod.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 16:17:40 by daddyvx daddyvx
Should have won, i love their unique style and the transitions is awesome.......and so much going on that u never get bored.

rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 16:25:40 by Zplex Zplex
Great demo, amazing effects. One of the best i have ever seen, but the music is bad for my taste (as is usually the case with asd prods).
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 16:43:04 by xprience xprience
prob. the best demo i've ever seen on pc. god thank for some demo with different music also. like the tune, but i should have prefer it to be more postrockish ;) really good work, i will keep this forever. thank you.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 16:47:04 by fgfgf fgfgf
video on scene.org please
added on the 2004-08-08 16:50:29 by gloom gloom
Absolutely fuckin' breathtaking!!!!! But I'm disappointed it needs a Ps2.0 card. Is it really necessary?
the music turned me off. otherwise some really cool stuff in there (demo for people with short attention span:)
added on the 2004-08-08 16:57:47 by skypher skypher
excellent! best demo of this year so far
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 16:57:59 by shadez shadez
One of the best PC demos I've ever seen. There's a soft spot in my heart for light effects and I will <3 ASD forever.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 17:01:26 by Preacher Preacher
this is what demos should look like
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 17:03:29 by ryg ryg
what ryg said
+ WOW !!!!!!!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 17:10:21 by [EviL] [EviL]
I saw it at ASM TV. It rules.

But I give it thumbs down because it only supports some of the latest hardware.
sucksadded on the 2004-08-08 17:16:49 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
Should have won. Great effects,composition,and so smooth with a 5600 ultra :). Congrats!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 17:53:58 by reality3D reality3D
theres so much going on and transitions and stuff everywhere.. Great floating style! Not too keen on the guitars though.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 18:04:34 by loaderror loaderror
this is a demo !! very good music and mood
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 18:52:25 by med med
I think this would have been even better if it had better synchro in the greetings part. No need to nitpick, though, because the soundtrack is excellent, the design is typicaly polished and the effects simply awesome.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 18:56:50 by moT moT
This demo should have won.
I love the ASD style, smooth transitions, lovely music... And their demos just keep getting better!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 19:01:48 by Scali Scali
Enough to make me post, so yeah, it's badass. Genuinely stunning.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 19:56:03 by redcamera redcamera
Great stuff. Although I don't think the guitar really fit in with the first half. Yeah, ASD does phenomenal stuff. Congrats.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 20:04:27 by thom thom
amazing :-)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 20:06:58 by Quarryman Quarryman
Great demo!

However, I think you went overboard with the guitars this time. The harmonics were not always nice and frankly, I do not like guitar too much.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 20:40:42 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Ok ok...so we added some heavy 7string guitar riffs and made ourselfs a pure Progressive Metal piece...sure it's not everyone's cup of tea i understand but don't you think the scene needs more options and perhaps an escape from the so used to "electronic" music?I really think there's ppl out there that would appreciate the rock influence but then again it's up to everyone's taste isn't it? :D
added on the 2004-08-08 21:01:32 by Leviathan Leviathan
I want a truck full of the shit you guys smoked while making this delivered to my door asap
rulezcdcadded on the 2004-08-08 21:25:08 by bhead bhead
On the 04/07/04 Greece kicked the ball, scored and won the Euro2004. On the Asm2k4 party ASD kicked some butts and drunk all of our blood cells with a straw.
Amazing Demo...
Asd re-enacts new standards for the next generation demos.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 21:32:07 by sybeX sybeX
I especially love the music (and everything else is very cool too).
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 21:35:28 by teel teel
leviathan: I liked the music of "dreamchild" much better, this one was to much on the metal side. But anyways, a matter of taste for sure.
added on the 2004-08-08 21:38:51 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
videocapture here.

the visuals are absolutely gorgeous but are ruined by the horribly shitty music - i cannot believe how bad the music is - it totally destroys what the graphics have going on. of course, this is my highly subjective opinion. :) still, gets a rulez because of the impressive looking feel of the whole demo.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 21:55:47 by gloom gloom
oh, forgot to add; the demo (all ASD-demos, in fact) reminds me of the good old "gate to the minds eye"-series, only in realtime.. and better looking. :)
added on the 2004-08-08 22:04:41 by gloom gloom
I didnt know fmod has been bought by Fairlight.. :)
added on the 2004-08-08 22:51:33 by Paralax Paralax
Leviathan: I wasn't referring to the style of the music, it's nice to hear non-techno. I just think the guitar inthe first half is too heavy for the visuals.
added on the 2004-08-08 23:00:03 by thom thom
I like the other asd prods much more...
This one is a bit too overloaded for me I think.
added on the 2004-08-09 00:06:50 by beavis77 beavis77
Too much filter, too many stuff happening at the same time in the screen (as expected by ASD :), so I still have to watch it a lot of times to fully understand what's going on. At least there were 2-3 very impressive scenes I really enjoyed. I didn't liked the music now as much as in two previous ASD productions (Edge of Forever, Dreamchild), I would prefer something with more energy or emotion. I also admire how they can make so many details on the screen and still running smooth on a descent hardware. Let me watch it once or thrice more again now..
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 02:13:19 by Optimus Optimus
thom, the first guitar part is sick =).. ehehehehehehe meant to cause anxiety. =) As expected, we came up with a totally controversial tune... which will either be loved or hated =) Functioning in normal parameters =)
added on the 2004-08-09 04:31:44 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
It's been a long time since a demo impressed me that much. I think some parts are astoundingly beautiful and very innovative. It looks too bloated at times though, and I feel like some great effects didn't get the attention they deserved, in favour of others. I didn't like the music either, sorry...
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 05:09:04 by imak imak
overlay mania, sweet-ass viz but horrible music, sorry
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 05:48:52 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
stup whining when people hate you tune, the demo is nice anyways.

a sucks for the tune and two thumbs up for the rest, so one thumbs up :)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 07:48:01 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
oh yeh, should have won..
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 09:32:01 by psenough psenough
i just fell in love with this thing..
you rule!!!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 11:13:35 by toxie toxie
fantastic!!! music is excellent and gives it a deep and some emotions!!! i like a lot this kind of visuals, all moving everywhere like in a colored dream, i need to buy a new videocard now, the future is in those pixelshaders for sure!
rulezcdcadded on the 2004-08-09 11:33:27 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
TEH HYPNOGLOW!!
added on the 2004-08-09 11:36:23 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Some parts (like the island at the end) are very beautifull. Very good visuals in general. But i really don't like the music, sorry. Anyway, i'm (once again) impressed.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 13:52:17 by outsider outsider
Some parts (like the island at the end) are very beautifull. Very good visuals in general. But i really don't like the music, sorry. Anyway, i'm (once again) impressed.
added on the 2004-08-09 13:52:20 by outsider outsider
it's must be far better with a ripped music !
added on the 2004-08-09 14:19:05 by u2 u2
DEMO*DEMO*DEMO*DEMO*DEMO*DEMO

fucking madafaka hey i drove mad baaababbabaaba DEMO OF THE YEAR.

WE SUCK. ASD power!

omfg... that is pure scene orgasm...
added on the 2004-08-09 14:38:57 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
forgot the thumb?
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 14:39:52 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
One of the best looking demos ever made. Simply stunning looking stuff and with great transitions. Too bad that the music really doesn't seem to fit the visuals at all and kinda ruins an otherwise perfect experience.

still a _big_ thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 14:58:11 by uncle-x uncle-x
i never really liked the asd musicstyle but in the earlier prods i always had an idea of what they might have intended with it. this time i just dont't get it.
the visuals are beautiful as always and asd definately wins the 'best bloodcells scene at assembly' award.
maybe after watching it more often, the music might grow on me...
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 18:05:59 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
the bloodcell scene looks kick ass :) very impressive production tho the music is not my taste.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 18:12:19 by trigger trigger
Everytime I listen to that music I imagine a bunch of unwashed, longhaired nerds from the 80ies in washed out black t-shirts "dancing" to it.
added on the 2004-08-09 18:16:30 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
This was quite an experience.
wished there were more demos like this one!

R U L E S!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 19:53:47 by Jcl Jcl
sweet
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 20:00:33 by legalize legalize
ASD contnues to amaze!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 20:00:38 by eye eye
this is a little pearl. I'm sad to be unable to watch it with my gfx card but PS2.0 are the key for this demo.
Happily, I have the video capture and I fully understand why it needs "next generation" gfx cards...
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 20:12:19 by oxb oxb
this is a little pearl. I'm sad to be unable to watch it with my gfx card but PS2.0 are the key for this demo.
Happily, I have the video capture and I fully understand why it needs "next generation" gfx cards...
added on the 2004-08-09 20:14:00 by oxb oxb
this is a little pearl. I'm sad to be unable to watch it with my gfx card but PS2.0 are the key for this demo.
Happily, I have the video capture and I fully understand why it needs "next generation" gfx cards...
added on the 2004-08-09 20:14:05 by oxb oxb
This demo is just amazing. ASD has always made nice demos with incredible flow! And I think the music fits like a glow.
And If people get's angry just because this won't work on their crappy computers? Fuck off! With demos like these it's fun to have newer hardware. Respect!!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 20:20:50 by ekoli ekoli
oh, I guess I meant it fits like a glove! :)
added on the 2004-08-09 20:21:46 by ekoli ekoli
YES! and I love the honest comments in the README.TXT and those detailed making-of explanations : a lesson to all of us :D
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 21:26:43 by JaK JaK
we definitely lost them.
added on the 2004-08-09 21:46:34 by friol friol
OK, i finally found some PC with a GeforceFX inside...

Great!!! Each ASD release is better than the last one! And Each time the butterflies look better ;-)

The music is G-R-E-A-T ... the last part reminds me of "Liquid Tension Experiment" - keep on making progressive rock (much better than most of these standart techno-tracks) - I love it.

The readme.txt is perfect, too! best one i've read ;-)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 22:52:54 by imYemeth imYemeth
The most beautiful demo this year. The perfect soundtrack. Clearly should have won.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 23:15:10 by tyfighter tyfighter
The most beautiful demo this year. The perfect soundtrack. Clearly should have won.
added on the 2004-08-09 23:15:30 by tyfighter tyfighter
amazing!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 23:25:23 by skarab skarab
I promise to watch it one more time before using the thumb. But sorry, this demo is not that great. Yeah, nice transitions, nice that they glare and blur the whole thing to fucking extremties, but what does that help...No flow, no consitency and the uber-dramatic soundtrack just made it look funny, not impressive.

An anthem for ADHD at it´s best.
added on the 2004-08-09 23:51:30 by Shifter Shifter
Fantastic demo from ASD, surely by far their best one so far.
Too bad (not) that my main pc with my radeon 9500 pro is not infected by MS Windows, so I have to live with the video version but still totally enjoyable.
It definitely ruled at the big screen at asm

Oh and yes, of course it should have won the compo.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 00:03:55 by Nuclear Nuclear
and fuck the system
added on the 2004-08-10 00:18:51 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
Yemeth : God bless you mate :D
Liquid Tension Experiment and generally Dream Theater IS one of our main influences...
added on the 2004-08-10 01:59:56 by Leviathan Leviathan
reminds a bit of Tint/TBL in its somewhat baroque diversity. And as with tint there are some a bit pointless parts and then some breathtaking stuff like that blood vessel. Same goes for the music.

Still, being compared to tint can not be so bad, and this means this is a great achievement!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 08:58:12 by Spin Spin
Totally disapointment for me. The music is horrible ! Guitar samples kill the music and did not fit into the visuals what looks really messy.
sucksadded on the 2004-08-10 10:45:31 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
The blood scene is the most fantastic thing I've ever seen.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 11:40:07 by sprocket sprocket
DAMN, asd!
I wish my computer could run it though :-(

I llllllllooooooved the progmetal music<3 evolution in demo-soundtracks!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 14:45:50 by jasuy jasuy
Leviathan, oh yeah and dream theater (and lte) rocks!
added on the 2004-08-10 14:48:28 by jasuy jasuy
blood scene deserves a thumb up itself
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 15:09:58 by blz blz
very good, but some scenes dont have enough contrast, imho. 2nd place behind the girlthing is a joke!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 16:32:45 by cp_ cp_
The bunch of greek geeks named "Kings of transitions and demoflow" are back and they are kicking better then their footbal mates and bringing us a beutifull , massive, and supersounded experience, but underrated by jury (as always).
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 19:49:49 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
I don't get how anyone can bitch about the music. Takes loads more skill and talent to lay down your own guitar tracks that it does to make a bunch of eurotrash techno. Not only guitar tracks, but smart and hella skilled playing with obvious prog rock influences. Not to mention more visual effects than I can count. I need to watch this again as I hardly remember any of it becuase there was so much to take in. Maybe those pissing on it have never touched a musical instrument in their life, and don't appreciate the skill involved in that type of playing. Way beyond my abilities for sure. Keep on doing what you're doing. Some of us appreciate it very much.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 19:51:33 by troll troll
way too much stuff on screen at once but not that ugly
Hmm, the music disappointed me a little (after Amusic's 'I am you') but apart from that the demo is great. Definitely should've won.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 20:04:54 by Steltek Steltek
This is teh rocks! Kills EVERYTHING ELSE in the Demoscene. Including Farbrausch and stuff like that.
The music is just great, stop bitching about it, lame techno punks!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 20:05:42 by elend elend
have seen it since the release everyday now and it's getting better and better. really nice ;)
added on the 2004-08-10 20:09:06 by fgfgf fgfgf
btw. gonna take a second look for today now. ;)
added on the 2004-08-10 20:10:51 by fgfgf fgfgf
it is simply great. the transitions are kickass as always and it's full of detail. Sadly the music doesnt grow on me.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 21:11:15 by Paralax Paralax
I must admit this looked a bit better on my monitor than it did on the big screen. Technically its nice (worked fine on this PC for once), and there are some good moments like the bloodcell part. Too bad most of the demo _still_ looks like a gazillion randomly coloured random glowing layers moving around randomly, creating a random incomprehensible mess which is just plain UGLY most of the time. You might want to take some lessons on design from the original Andromeda..

The music is quite decent, though. It's not Ozric Tentacles, but not your usual shitty "IDM" either. I can't see why so many people are upset with it. I'm mostly an electronic music fan myself, but there's some limit to narrow mindedness..
added on the 2004-08-10 21:31:10 by break break
fucking weird but i like it!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 21:33:09 by myco myco
Gets better every time I watch it.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 22:23:49 by savvy savvy
ASTOUNDING visuals.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 03:23:03 by tck42 tck42
The music is good, but not tuneful enough. Edge of Forever and Dreamchild had it perfect!
I've seen some Oldschooleffects!!!
Quote:
But I give it thumbs down because it only supports some of the latest hardware. -- LordGraga

OMG! This demo fuckin' rules but is for 486 only - cannot watch it on my 286. Thumb down!
Man! Demoscene is for showing off. Sceners used high end hardware for even better showing off since several decades. Don't thumb down, in one or two years this is just stupid, todays high end hardware is medium or low end then.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 04:01:09 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
post nuclear freestyle design compressed with a shiney kawaii guitartune. absolutely flawless!!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 04:04:54 by jazz jazz
While watching the demos on asmtv I found most of them quite boring.. some of them too long... others too predictable.. some with a non-noticeable sound.. some meaningless... and some others kinda similar to older ones..
Couldn't understand the voting criteria either...
Now about planet risk, I have to say that over the TV stream wasn't so amazing as it was in my pc but still got my attention for good. I found out lovely details great movement and effects, it was really the most atmospheric demo on asm (so realistic butterflies - island - bloodstream) and I had the chance to admire this excellent work more than once. The music was both revolutionary, angry and sad as it should be also very well performed. I admire the talent it takes to write and play a real progressive tune without making it sound noisy.
Outstanding work guys... and we want more!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 04:22:02 by Oddie Oddie
Excellent prod , definitely my best from ASD , if not the best demo I ve ever seen.

It gave me the same strange feeling like when I first saw r-type (wow , this box with the keys is magic!!).

Unbelieveable visuals (the RBC scene was all the money!), fucking great music! Good to listen to new sounds in demos. Some people just dont understand that music is NOT the slave of graphics. They can listen to beeps for the rest of their lives. A lot of interesting tunes and harmonies here , revealing two talented instrument players , a genius composer and a lot of painful recording hours to produce this professional quality soundtrack.

congratulations
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 14:07:34 by msamurai msamurai
Really enjoyable to watch!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 14:30:08 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
Thankfully the music is quite a bit better than just about anything I recall hearing from the aforementioned Dream Theater :)

Good track and great visuals, the connection between which is a bit off, but the moments when they connect are well worth a thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 14:35:21 by jobe jobe
Excellent effects! The music wasn't my taste.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 15:49:34 by dairos dairos
this was really boring most of the time,
but i liked that subsurface-scattering-like shading.

rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 16:13:41 by hfr hfr
i always get the same impression with asd prods: that they made 5 demos, then somehow put all the scenes and effects into a single 5 minute prod. Always loads on the screen, always impressive stuff too, and i liked this one plenty in general. The tune is not for me tho either, although i liked parts of it.

And I have a solution for the problem of 2nd place demos that should have won: drop the prize for 1st place, and make space for a 4th place prize.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 16:40:42 by psonice psonice
This is the best demo I've seen (and heard) in quite a long time.

I like the music, I like the effects and I like the way all is put together.

It's a pity I can't enjoy it at home due the PS stuff, but I feel like using high end hardware is more than justified in this prod.

Congrats!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 17:02:02 by drpain drpain
I saw this prod at the big screen, beeing the first Andromeda's prod I see. I just can't believe what I was watching was real or absolute amazing dream.

You guys had me feel like I should be leave my retirement. Expect a prod from me next year in your honour.

Thanks.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 18:49:16 by nolver nolver
the music feels a bit weird, but the visuals are stunning, and the flow and feel is incredible. in my opinion it should have won.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 20:12:29 by hollowman hollowman
kickass-impressive-stylish...and crazy guitar-riffs - MY NEW FAV-DEMO!!! best demo this year so far
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 20:23:51 by neo neo
i dream i have a monster graphic card that can run this demo... (that's not the case in reality)
added on the 2004-08-11 20:29:07 by sokoban sokoban
well sokoban, a GFFX5200 can run the demo (well pretty sluggish at 14fps) and it's no monster at all.. even a GFFX5600 is no monster but runs the demo at about 34fps average...
added on the 2004-08-11 20:37:10 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
hmmm... the guitars sounded better than in Dreamchild - at the partyplace... gonna try it here as well soonish...
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 21:03:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
not the best ASDprod. Music - minus
added on the 2004-08-11 21:50:49 by zeebr zeebr
a tad boring for my taste, but excellent effects and graphics. good job
rulezadded on the 2004-08-12 02:05:19 by jar jar
WOW! This demo simply kicks ass =)

Brilliant soundtrack, fits perfectly with the visuals. As some people said... it has a progressive metal style that reminds to Liquid Tension Experiment, Dream Theater and Symphony-X, bands which I actually like btw. Oh, and I totally second what troll said.

Outstanding graphics & design, with a couple of awesome looking scenes, such as the bloodcells part with the heart beats =)

All in all, an excellent demo (one of the bests in 2004 so far). I bet it will be nominated for Scene.org Awards in some categories =)

Definitely should have won.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-12 05:42:28 by tekno tekno
The masters of transitions strike again! Mindblowing flow, everything fits for me, a new favourite. Just have to get a ps2 card now :)
rulezcdcadded on the 2004-08-12 11:21:28 by zoom zoom
instant classic
rulezadded on the 2004-08-12 14:31:08 by Inopia Inopia
ok so i checked it at home too and IT'S FUCKING GREAT!!!
don't you DARE putting those guitars down, ok? :D
added on the 2004-08-12 18:41:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
Great demo!I think it should have won!ASD for one more time at their best:) Good job boys!:) Congrats!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-12 20:26:48 by frits_gr frits_gr
oh no, they have taken moppis place!!
impressive demo.
assemblies 2nd place, aka the moral winner.
now someone make sense of this babble.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 01:46:39 by deemage deemage
Pros: the design is flawless and visuals beautiful
Cons: music doesn't fit the visuals and the hardware requiremets are a bit too high since i didn't see anything that couldn't be done with a simple render-to-texture-trick. Also, there's nothing innovative or new in this, just reusing some old stuff.

Still worth a thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 12:21:02 by kurli kurli
Sooooooo fucking awesome...
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 12:25:53 by BoyC BoyC
Visually this is one of the most amazing things I have seen since accelerators came out.
Navis is able to create a whole range of outstanding effects and blend so beautifully between them. I haven't seen a demo with such smooth transitions and so many details. It's so dense you have to run the demo many times in order to see them all. And it's 6min long, that's a lot of work.
The music is also a masterpiece. The sad thing is that very few people in the scene listen to prog metal music and thus it won't be that globally appreciated like f.e. the "I am you" soundtrack which was a bit more mainstream.
The track is incredible though, I happen to love that kind of music and I have to say it's just brilliant. Kudos to aMUSIC and Leviathan.

I'm sure this is gonna kick some serious ass at the scene.org awards :)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 13:01:15 by ithaqua ithaqua
I'll give a thumb up if the authors admit that the emulation of a complete lack of short term memory was intentional.
added on the 2004-08-13 13:37:37 by 216 216
Hm.. Intentional emulation of a complete lack of short term memory... you got me there =) I'm not sure I understand =).. care to elaborate a bit?
added on the 2004-08-13 13:55:47 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
blood cells :D
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 14:20:39 by uns3en_ uns3en_
ps2.0 HYPNOGLOW !

Seriously, we need more ps2.0 demos. There is a whole world to discover out there.

oh and for all the moaning people who don't have a ps2.0 capable card : Well go and buy one, instead of spending all your money on booze and then post the pictures on slengpung, you tight binge drinking bastards ! :-))
added on the 2004-08-13 15:30:48 by Navis Navis
thumbs up for the work inside.. but won´t never play it again :/ i like dream theater, but that music doesn´t have feeling enough and doesn´t fit with the visuals and that makes the demo boring, beautifull yes, but boring.. is a shame. thumbs up anyway.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 21:19:56 by mrdoob mrdoob
Great stuff!!!! Best ive seen in a long time.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 21:42:00 by java java
Anyone asked for the lyrics ? :)



Forty years had I in my city seen soldiers parading,
Forty years as a pageant, till unawares the lady of this teeming and
turbulent city

A thousand perfect men and women appear,
Around each gathers a cluster of friends, and gay children and
youths, with offerings.

Locations and times--what is it in me that meets them all, whenever
and wherever, and makes me at home?
Forms, colors, densities, odors--what is it in me that corresponds
with them?

I see in you the estuary that enlarges and spreads itself grandly as
it pours in the great sea.

Gliding o'er all, through all,
Through Nature, Time, and Space,
As a ship on the waters advancing,
The voyage of the soul--not life alone,
Death, many deaths I'll sing.



I'm not sure if the last 5 lines made it to the final version of the track though, i'll have to ask aMUSIC.

Enjoy
rulezadded on the 2004-08-14 11:56:16 by zafos zafos
a video version plz?
added on the 2004-08-14 13:51:58 by frits_gr frits_gr
yup.. all the whispers made it in the song...
added on the 2004-08-14 14:28:31 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Awsome! why the hell did it place second... the winning demo is.. 3dflyby crap...

anyways heres the video verison...

http://www.scene.org/file.php?file=%2Fparties%2F2004%2Fassembly04%2Fdemo%2Fvid eo_conversions%2Fplanet_risk_by_andromeda_softwa.avi&fileinfo
rulezadded on the 2004-08-14 14:48:15 by velo velo
Thanx for the lyrics ...i'll go and watch the demo once more...it will be the 10th time...even though my gfx card is a GeForce4MX and i need to visit a friend each time to watch it, it sure worth it!!!
added on the 2004-08-14 21:17:56 by sybeX sybeX
GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! I love the music!!
added on the 2004-08-15 14:46:19 by ghandy ghandy
nice visual, cool fx... but the music sux (sounds like some old jan hammer tracks)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-18 23:46:09 by spengler spengler
After a time passed watching this demo and analizing in detail, I've realized ASD scene crew pushed up the challenge out of the stratosferical limits...as old demos do, something impossible in a home computer making posible in realtime...anyone dares to push this demo outdated? :D nasty GUYS! You've done it
added on the 2004-08-19 22:21:25 by JaK JaK
A storm of effects with an excellent prog-metal soundtrack. RULZ!!!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-20 14:26:47 by Blade^Absurd Blade^Absurd
nice
rulezadded on the 2004-08-20 14:31:09 by quisten quisten
Advanced blobs for the masses...
rulezadded on the 2004-08-20 15:12:59 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
What a demo! Runs perfectly on my Notebook with Mobility Radeon 9700!!! :)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-20 17:07:04 by TAD TAD
This demo proves(once again), that ASD are gods of the modern demoscene.
Still can't decide, what I like more: perfect visuals or _best_demo_soundtrack_ever_
rulezadded on the 2004-08-21 01:27:47 by Frozzy Frozzy
one of the demos that would've really deserved 1st place
fat shit
rulezadded on the 2004-08-22 09:40:50 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
ASD did it again better stronger longer!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-24 10:32:44 by Zest Zest
simply the best demo I've ever seen !!! really ! I have spent a good time watching it, so thank yooou !
rulezadded on the 2004-08-24 13:40:32 by krabob krabob
should have won. a very nice and coherent demo. great music too ;)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-24 13:49:24 by Maali Maali
Great colours! And the music and gfx really support the underlying ideas.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-25 22:33:34 by T$ T$
i'd just like to add that you need to watch this a few times to really see it, cause theres so much going on. It grows on me each time too, and i like the music now - it really reminds me of war of the worlds somehow. It's becoming one of my favourite demos.
added on the 2004-08-26 14:44:17 by psonice psonice
should have won asm04.. But sorry guys, techno/psy graphics with metal music doesnt fit for me. Anyway, music is a little bit better than Obsoleet but a LOT worst than the Kewlers prod soundtrack ("we cell") which is outstanding.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-29 17:02:16 by real2real real2real
Like most ASD prods, this one has some of the cleanest and most layered transitions out there. The build-up that this demo has is awesome, saving some of the coolest effects and visuals for the end, which keeps you interested all the way through. I happen to like the soundtrack, which is very different from the norm. I preferred it to the Dreamchild soundtrack, and I find this demo a maturation of not only the sound, but the visual design, technical prowess, and pacing. Stunning. As my friend said, who watched the ASM demos with me, "These guys were robbed." Keep up the great work!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-30 09:31:52 by VindicatioN VindicatioN
clear, the music rule, but 10 years (30 years? ) of linear boomboom has brainwashed a lot of people.
added on the 2004-08-30 09:54:20 by krabob krabob
sweet!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-30 22:58:46 by violator violator
108 - 3 = 105
sucksadded on the 2004-08-30 23:02:31 by cervelius cervelius
Simply gorgeous. :) The effects that are going on during this thing are a joy to behold, and the scenes are so dreamlike and fluid. This should of won ASM04 easily, it's stunning. Kudos to ASD for producing some of the most beautiful realtime art I've ever seen.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-31 03:07:17 by Vaipon Vaipon
this demo is so fucking great.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-31 20:21:43 by diver diver
Now THIS is how a demo has to look in 2004. Too great.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-31 20:48:59 by kb_ kb_
cervelius we want to see a prod of you, to thumb it down.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-31 23:57:29 by las las
What an impact!! ASD managed with this piece of modern computer art to set a new standart!!!
give 'em all prizes at the next scene awards!! ;-)
(except best soundtrack! i really HATE this guitar ;-)
added on the 2004-09-01 15:05:03 by v3nom v3nom
rulezadded on the 2004-09-03 13:27:19 by v3nom v3nom
Along with "We cell" by Kewlers,the best demo in asm04.It should have ranked first,no question about that.

The demo has some very very strong scenes,overally nice technical level and things are always busy.It is certainly the best demo so far by ASD but somehow it dissapoints me on an aesthetic level.I hope now that ASD have achieved a critical level of technical expertise will give us sometime a "mental" demo.

As for the music,it really did not work for me and sometimes sounded very cheesy and made solely to impress progressive metal fans.Something more dark and ambient would have been much more appropriate.

thumbs up,but when there are demos out there like mfx's xmix-2k4 and others that really work thru the human mind,i do not feel like watching planet risk.

Respect though...
rulezadded on the 2004-09-07 11:03:14 by VitAmen VitAmen
nice piece of work
rulezadded on the 2004-09-07 21:38:13 by muh muh
quite possibley the best demo created on any format throught scene history.

sheer breathtaking visuals and design. music at times didn`t match the visual content.
rulezadded on the 2004-09-07 22:00:05 by darkus darkus
actually now i`ve watched it a few times i think the music IS equally as good.
added on the 2004-09-10 18:07:38 by darkus darkus
damn! i love this! should have won... oh why oh why is the world so cruel.
added on the 2004-09-10 18:44:04 by fgfgf fgfgf
great demo! i wish that the part with the cells would be longer though
rulezadded on the 2004-09-10 18:53:16 by bzz bzz
<mouthopen> ... ... ... </mouthopen>
rulezadded on the 2004-09-11 11:20:34 by tentacle tentacle
What i could see on demoscene.tv videocapture is unique.
Extraordinary !! I'll upgrade my pc for this demo ;)
rulezadded on the 2004-09-11 13:03:04 by willbe willbe
This demo is an utter mess. It goes in and out of letterbox format for no apparent reason, there's tons of junk randomly hurled onto the screen all the time like stock ripple effects and little flying squares and all sorts of other rubbish. Most of it is thankfully obscured by dreadful overamped lighting.

The demo requires Pixel Shader 2.0 because it uses one widely distributed water ripple effect and some fuzzy blur. If either of these two pointless elements were removed, the demo would never be taken seriously.

Even the music is a mess, it's just dreadful session guitar nonsense with piano blasted in there at certain intervals and it has no link to the graphics on screen at all.

One day people without pretentious group names will make a demo that has some design merit and requires the use of Pixel Shader 2.0. This is not it.
sucksadded on the 2004-09-22 14:08:32 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Mothaf**ka godness!!!!!! Shit happens. Incredible! ASD - RULEZ forEver!!!
rulezadded on the 2004-09-22 21:28:43 by zeebr zeebr
ah.. ps2.0.. the bane of demoscene.
Use it and you are a lamer because of lack of support for older hardware. Don't use it, and next day the scene dies.

Just make up your mind god damn it !

Even if there was only a single pixel in the whole demo, needing ps2.0, I would still go for it. It is the way forward, just like win demos were in 98.

added on the 2004-09-23 03:58:14 by Navis Navis
Ohhh Yes it's awesome....
rulezadded on the 2004-09-26 20:11:49 by wickedz wickedz
Fantastic. Some of the transitions are just amazing, you don't notice them at all.
rulezadded on the 2004-09-30 00:19:44 by SiW SiW
good demo... difrent than andromeda's old demoz.
rulezadded on the 2004-09-30 19:38:55 by T33 T33
Very good, but there's still room for improvement
rulezadded on the 2004-10-01 19:01:56 by asasel asasel
"Graphics card does not support fragment programs"... :'(
added on the 2004-10-07 06:52:34 by izecolt izecolt
this is one of the most amazing demos ive ever seen. WOW! Perfect on my Radeon 9800 pro..
rulezadded on the 2004-10-09 03:41:04 by prismra prismra
wow ... reallly cool
rulezadded on the 2004-10-19 13:29:07 by q q
I love it !
rulezadded on the 2004-10-29 15:55:31 by Sanx Sanx
if not the best music, graphics, or design, it was definitely the most visually impressive and entertaining demo from assembly. at least as good as dreamchild, a feat in itself. well done.
rulezadded on the 2004-11-11 01:18:11 by phoenix phoenix
I find it hard to judge such a demo just based on the video; the DivX mish-mashes everything together. :-/ Somebody in ASD ought to be less heavy on the guitar use, though :-)
added on the 2004-11-18 21:36:22 by Sesse Sesse
I just tried to run Planet risk on the new 66.93 Forceware on a 5600 and the results were amazing! at least a 50% increase in fps.. can someone try it on a 5200 and see if it benefits as well? (the last 5200 test with older drivers resulted into about 14fps average..)
added on the 2004-11-22 18:52:04 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
A demo constantly changing, it's hard to follow what's going on. Some scenes are well arranged, some look like a pile of effects thrown together in order to "fill thy screen", the red cells one (screenshot above) is the best of all, especially because the (quite imaginative) music is perfectly synchronized with the visuals and it's surprising/refreshing when it appears within the context (i think that scene a little bit too short, tho).
All in all this demo is a debauchery of visual effects.
rulezadded on the 2004-11-25 16:22:22 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
omfg... i even dislike this kind of music but the demo is soooo impressive. the scene on the screenshot is my favourite one, too.
rulezadded on the 2004-12-13 17:12:18 by ttl ttl
the graphics and effects are amazing.

however, i do not like the feel of the scenes/ music.
rulezadded on the 2004-12-14 02:05:23 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
great demo, awesome job, fantastic effects and transitions. the music (even when it doesn't quite match the scenes) is very, VERY good.
rulezadded on the 2004-12-14 05:56:56 by panoramix panoramix
Der blanke Wahnsinn !
Planet Risk let me tip over with my chair (and it is a very stably one).
What a rush on your mind.
Standing ovations. No more words.
rulezadded on the 2004-12-15 22:48:14 by checkoff checkoff
I must be one of the few metalhead sceners in existence. I enjoyed this demo a lot. The music is right up my ally. A lot of the scenes are gorgeous and really show what the future of the scene with DX9-level hardware is going to look like.
rulezadded on the 2004-12-28 02:04:38 by ScytheWielder ScytheWielder
Another metalhead... *freu*

This was the best in 2004! Deserves a top 10 entry!
added on the 2005-01-02 16:27:57 by imYemeth imYemeth
awesome demo, the bloodcell effect was the best effect of year 2004, it made me cry (leme twra :-P)
rulezadded on the 2005-01-02 23:46:37 by RandomGr RandomGr
haven't thumb up yet????? =)
rulezadded on the 2005-01-03 00:27:57 by nula nula
so .. freakin' .. amazing *drools* don't like the music?!?! i was blown away to see Leviathan .. he's fast on his way to become more rockin' than Liquid Tension Experiment / Dream Theater.. =OOO i remember him from the days of MODs. and the visuals... i'm more excited to watch this than HL2 on my shiny new 6600GT... thanks, guys!
rulezadded on the 2005-01-05 04:46:17 by plonk420 plonk420
Awesome. I think it is the best demo I've seen from this year. Wow... :)
rulezadded on the 2005-01-06 16:49:59 by Spock Spock
plonk it is not the Leviathan you think of from the MODS era, it's just the same name.. He's the greek Leviathan.
added on the 2005-01-08 04:45:01 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
I had a feeling that i already voted that prod... anyway.

I don't think i have to say anything more than this is the best demo of 2004. The FX+ and 9500+ requirement may seem too much, but the hardware existed over a year before this demo's release and the majority of the demoscene should have it.

And if not, well, i can understand you :-).
There is always the video version...
rulezadded on the 2005-01-08 20:03:40 by BadSector BadSector
Great visuals, music wasn't my cup of tea at all.
rulezadded on the 2005-01-08 20:37:42 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
uh, I still didn't vote for this? greeeeeeat visuals, a bit way too baroque sometimes. And even being a metalhead myself the music here really didn't do it for me (way too cheesy)... still, fucking awesome prod.
rulezadded on the 2005-01-08 22:02:49 by zomb zomb
I bought a Radeon9600Pro with 256MB Ram and I remember I had watched till the end the very first time. But I tried lately again and it always freezes after the blood tunnel, (just before a transition where some rotating mushrooms appear and then the b&w animation too). Wicked! Then I had to watch it in my brother's PC with FX5200 where it runs fine.

Anyways, a great piece, I've said I didn't like the music but now I surprisingly do. It was probably the first impression. It's so blended and full of visuals and stuff that someone has to watch it more times to see it all..
added on the 2005-01-09 11:33:50 by Optimus Optimus
I think I had install latest drivers before that happened..
added on the 2005-01-09 11:35:35 by Optimus Optimus
Optimus :

I have tried the demo in a couple of Radeons before (a 9700 Pro and 9600) and had random crashes (many times around that part you mentioned).

I found out that it is the hardware implementation. The cards are overheating and they just CRASH. Trying the same cards with some additional cooling (like opening the case and putting a big fan infront) solved the problem.

Never ever had any similar problem with NVidia cards. Slow yes, but damn reliable..
added on the 2005-01-09 21:01:57 by Navis Navis
I had the same problem, but not in the blood part - a bit later.

However it wasn't the graphics card (FX5950U here), but the CPU (Athlon64 - the old ones, i don't remember how they were called...) :-). I have my case always open and the fan was full of dust. I cleaned it and from 70-80 degrees it is now around 30-40 :-P.

And of course the demo runs :-)
added on the 2005-01-11 16:16:18 by BadSector BadSector
that strange freezing was on my old rad8500 too...
and yes.. it's the cooling..
i just hated it!!
added on the 2005-01-11 16:19:35 by v3nom v3nom
_ Fucking_ awesome shit, even if my good ol' horse called 9200 couldn't run it. Sets new standards in my opinion.
rulezadded on the 2005-01-20 14:31:18 by PinZa PinZa
great show, a bit too abstract though
rulezadded on the 2005-01-20 17:40:37 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
This is the simgle most amazing and breathtaking demo I've ever witnessed in my not-so-short life. Period.
I don't even have a ps2.0-capabie graphics card, but have seen the video a gazillion times already. It never fails to impress me.
I would not change anything in this demo, everything just seems to be right: the atmosphere gradually developing and changing with the music, the transitions, the fractals (drool), the blood scene (droooool!!!!).
Damn I'm short for words. Oh yeah the music: droooooool!!!! I'm a huge fan of prog rock/metal music and hearing a track of this genre in the demo almost made me pee in my pants ;)

Thank you for this, congratulations for your skills to all of ASD, and keep it up! Only it might be hard to top Planet Risk now :)

Should have won Assembly.
rulezadded on the 2005-01-29 12:13:53 by czak czak
<...>
rulezadded on the 2005-02-10 17:06:26 by ninja ninja
Amazing transitions, solid engine, beautiful effects. Much better in the middle than at either end. Best demo at asm04 by far.
rulezadded on the 2005-02-17 12:14:43 by nf nf
aMusic: Runs fine in 800x600 on my FX5200 (Forceware 66.81, GPU @ 290MHz, Mem @ 490 MHz, Athlon XP 2500+). I guess it's around 20 fps on average.
added on the 2005-02-20 02:51:13 by beavis77 beavis77
works fine with 800mh and 9600 pro. Fantastic design and code.
Do we need those farbrauch produckts any longer?
added on the 2005-03-19 18:08:04 by moredhel moredhel
Dreamchild was way better. The music and the visuals dont quite fit in this one...
added on the 2005-03-20 01:46:17 by rock rock
Deserved the two scene.org Awards... it's one of the best demos ever.

Congratulations, ASD!
added on the 2005-03-30 17:11:21 by imYemeth imYemeth
so sweet
rulezadded on the 2005-04-02 15:50:25 by SilkCut SilkCut
Yes it is.
rulezadded on the 2005-04-02 15:56:36 by Shockwave Shockwave
The music sucks. Rest is good.
great!
rulezadded on the 2005-04-09 16:08:44 by Spewk Spewk
---> Visualu stunning <---
rulezadded on the 2005-04-12 16:59:52 by GODlike GODlike
---> Visualy stunning <---
added on the 2005-04-12 17:00:15 by GODlike GODlike
Oups, it looks like I’ve found a way to trick the rating system :)
added on the 2005-04-12 17:04:18 by GODlike GODlike
I don't like guitars that much for demos but the visuals more than recover from them for me :)
rulezadded on the 2005-04-12 17:24:42 by winden winden
Could you make it run slower?
Premature optimization is the root of all evil, but no optimisation at all is even more evil
sucksadded on the 2005-04-26 10:41:53 by ggn ggn
ggn, Planet Risk has undergone every possible optimization we could imagine. Check your hardware and drivers, as Planet Risk runs really fast and smoothly on other people's Radeon 9800Pro. It even runs decently on a GfFX5200.
added on the 2005-04-26 14:15:07 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
whoops, pardon me ggn, I made an unsound assumption about the type of your gfx card. My mistake. Can you provide more information about your hardware?
added on the 2005-04-26 14:22:05 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Never thumped it up in the past ;-)
Good demo. Andromeda nice name, anything to do with the Legenday amiga group Andromeda ? :-)
rulezadded on the 2005-04-26 17:50:44 by magic magic
Never thumped it up in the past ;-)
Good demo. Andromeda nice name, anything to do with the Legendary amiga group Andromeda ? :-)
added on the 2005-04-26 17:51:16 by magic magic
magic : no, no connection at all...we were not even aware of the amiga group Andromeda when we named ourselves ASD... we've come to know them and admire them since then though :)
added on the 2005-04-26 18:02:26 by amv amv
rulezadded on the 2005-04-26 18:10:52 by apricot apricot
rulezadded on the 2005-04-27 08:42:32 by Lupin Lupin
those who don't like it should be hunted by thought police.
rulezadded on the 2005-04-29 21:32:05 by randomi randomi
=)
rulezadded on the 2005-05-15 01:08:02 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Outstanding
rulezadded on the 2005-05-15 16:05:46 by WoodlandSpirit WoodlandSpirit
Amazing. I bought a new graphics card because of this!
rulezadded on the 2005-05-16 12:18:39 by chameleon chameleon
HOLY COW! In-fucking-credible ;)
But Dreamchild is, in my opinion, better.
rulezadded on the 2005-06-01 15:56:01 by algar algar
Amazing work dudes! I especially love the tune. It's fucking great and fits quite well to the storyline.. amazinG!
rulezadded on the 2005-06-18 23:20:15 by ghandy ghandy
Owns.
rulezadded on the 2005-06-29 03:08:41 by RCL RCL
Purely awesome, ASD rocks.
rulezadded on the 2005-07-07 21:25:01 by bdk bdk
FANTASTIC! Like most stuff from ASD :)
rulezadded on the 2005-07-08 11:40:04 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
whoa
rulezadded on the 2005-07-08 12:35:26 by red red
hey GGN:

Premature optimization is the root of all evil, but no optimisation -is- all evil ;)
added on the 2005-07-08 12:43:03 by earx earx
Now I could finally see this on a computer instead of just a video.

Holy shit.
added on the 2005-07-13 16:09:24 by Preacher Preacher
This is one of the most impressive demos I have seen to date. The visuals, flow and music match perfectly to create a real experience.
rulezadded on the 2005-07-17 20:14:37 by ngtflyer ngtflyer
This is grand!
The blood scene is, wow..
Maybe too much fx in the same time on certain parts, a bit to much filters but this is a kick in royal asses :)
The tune rulez.
rulezadded on the 2005-07-17 20:39:26 by Buckethead Buckethead
Simply great stuff, can't believe I havn't commented this already.. I'm getting sloppy.
rulezadded on the 2005-07-18 10:24:12 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
Great stuff from great people. Keep it up!
rulezadded on the 2005-07-18 23:21:54 by gaghiel gaghiel
This is possibly my new favorite prod... but I can only run it at work. It runs very nicely on a built-in Radeon X300.
rulezadded on the 2005-07-22 16:45:53 by mausmalone mausmalone
Very cool red blood-cell effects! fantastic produkt!
rulezadded on the 2005-07-29 16:23:32 by aha aha
Incredibly great! although the e-guitar hurts. ;)
rulezadded on the 2005-07-31 06:34:53 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
alien, it's actually real guitar, recorded as leviathan was playing
added on the 2005-07-31 12:43:34 by amv amv
Very nice and abstract.
rulezadded on the 2005-08-02 09:41:59 by scanner scanner
Watching this demo is kinda like watching a music video. Well, the music's good, but the visuals are just messy and uninteresting. Sorry.
sucksadded on the 2005-08-12 16:11:35 by radiantx radiantx
rulezadded on the 2005-10-11 20:37:27 by wie8 wie8
Very pretty, but the music was a horrible taste hence why I picked OK. If the music was better, then I wouild gave it a thumb up. Loved the cell part.
added on the 2005-10-16 08:35:45 by AntDude AntDude
this is how a future crew demo would look like if made today, except without all the egos and crap...
rulezadded on the 2005-10-25 09:02:34 by tcp tcp
rulezadded on the 2005-10-31 11:57:23 by Jatzekk Jatzekk
holy hell!
ok.. heartbeat returning to normal..
rulezadded on the 2005-11-20 04:12:38 by Gaia Gaia
possible the best demo i have ever seen. amazing!
rulezadded on the 2005-11-26 21:53:25 by dila dila
possibly the best demo i have ever seen. amazing!
added on the 2005-11-26 21:54:04 by dila dila
this is one of the best thing i've seen in my life. so many great ideas have been brought together and put on stage to pleasure your eyes and ears. a mind blowing experience.
rulezadded on the 2006-01-13 16:35:23 by junjanes junjanes
Not have commented this already? What a shame :/ Anyway.. Definitively Rocking - Great Visuals, Kick Ass Music :)
rulezadded on the 2006-01-13 16:53:41 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
Not my style, but definitely a great demo.
rulezadded on the 2006-01-13 17:07:58 by chock chock
what the?! thought i already thumbed that one up..
rulezadded on the 2006-01-21 02:57:42 by iks iks
great effects in this one! cool progressive metal music. impressive!
rulezadded on the 2006-02-27 10:27:20 by darXtar darXtar
"Less is more" certainately doesn't apply here ;-)
The style was not my cup of tea, nor was the rather pro soundtrack, but to not thumb this prod would almost be scene blasphemy..
rulezadded on the 2006-03-19 07:06:40 by vermillion vermillion
damn, kool !!!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-27 10:42:14 by mrr mrr
Wow ASD again. Love their very own style. That blood effect is very organical.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-08 22:32:38 by seppjo seppjo
simply great
rulezadded on the 2006-04-20 18:24:56 by NuKem NuKem
Think this is the best ASD demo this far! And one of the best demos EVER!
rulezadded on the 2006-05-02 23:14:01 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Thank You!
rulezadded on the 2006-06-16 21:49:46 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
The demo is great and I love the music.
rulezadded on the 2006-06-28 14:34:26 by margoulin margoulin
Amazing prod, It is very absract and beautiful. It reminds me a lot both musically and visually of Final Fantasy VII. I definately say this is the best demo i've seen to date.
rulezadded on the 2006-07-09 20:10:32 by Skitchin Skitchin
actually, this was the bestest prod at asm04.
rulezadded on the 2006-07-26 08:02:15 by TrX TrX
rulezadded on the 2006-08-08 21:29:43 by chenmy! chenmy!
rulezadded on the 2006-08-17 14:09:58 by hardi hardi
I have to give this a thumbs up! There are so many stunning scenes in this demo it's unbelieveable! I am no fan of the electric guitar either but I can survive that :)
rulezadded on the 2006-08-22 23:45:23 by beavis77 beavis77
thumbs up for an aorta effect
rulezadded on the 2006-08-24 14:59:31 by lsde lsde
AoORTA M34! Sure teh 7Urrican 3FF3C7 ;=D
added on the 2006-08-26 03:38:09 by gMAN gMAN
Lassen sie mich durch - Ich bin Arzt
rulezadded on the 2006-08-26 03:59:39 by gMAN gMAN
very impressive cg effects. :)
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 03:45:07 by Noirel Noirel
fantastic tech level design and overall!
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 15:12:20 by _xiod_ _xiod_
excellent
rulezadded on the 2006-10-09 13:05:56 by spritus spritus
Amazing stuff, thumb up of course!
rulezadded on the 2006-10-15 23:14:13 by Lazarus Lazarus
GREAT DEMO!
rulezadded on the 2006-10-19 15:36:57 by BiTL BiTL
Ugh hate you guys. Spent 6 months educating my wife on why doing a 4k is a good thing (honest) then she saw your demos and isnt interested anymore. "Now thats art" she said.
rulezadded on the 2006-10-19 15:39:45 by auld auld
Second greatest demo from ASD. I remember when I first saw it I was stunned and the only word I could say was "woah!".
rulezadded on the 2006-11-07 23:38:26 by masterm masterm
Should get an award for best music in a demo ever.
I just can watch this over and over again, it´s fantastic. Anyone who thinks that the music doesn´t fit the visuals on screen is obviously insane or techno-dumb-alized.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-17 00:30:56 by jackknife jackknife
Ok, I hate the music with a passion! I strongly dislike the butter-on-my-monitor blur-filter, and rgb-coder-colors present throughout the demo. On the other side it is a very unique style. The demo has loads and loads of beautiful content and tons of outstanding effects (absolutely love the blood-vein part).

In the end, you get a thumbs up for the loadscreen ;)
rulezadded on the 2007-02-23 00:50:07 by hornet hornet
Just awesome.
rulezadded on the 2007-02-25 15:10:55 by Cj Cj
superb
rulezadded on the 2007-03-02 16:06:00 by prophet prophet
whoa
rulezadded on the 2007-03-25 17:06:24 by puNky puNky
simply amazing
added on the 2007-05-26 05:03:58 by ahayweh ahayweh
I gave that a 10/10 on my list so far! Awesome. Very Slick Professional travelling...
rulezadded on the 2007-06-04 10:46:43 by hamster hamster
wow, I like globule part
rulezadded on the 2007-06-11 14:03:07 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
First thing I ran when I got my 6600GT.
rulezadded on the 2007-06-19 17:29:53 by Drunk_Poet Drunk_Poet
The only downside is the lack of a choice of high screen res, but everything else : fucking breathtaking. The art, concept and execution rule. The direction and flow couldn't be any better. Music is fresh, innovative and fits like a glove. The prog rock of the demoscene!
rulezadded on the 2007-07-26 14:24:24 by alienus alienus
I didn't thumb this one yet!?!?
rulezadded on the 2007-08-10 10:13:33 by iq iq
rulezadded on the 2007-08-10 18:35:11 by raer raer
I forgot about this way too long :)
rulezadded on the 2007-08-13 20:38:08 by src src
ast - masters of the progressive style. long, overproduced, convincing and interesting.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-16 14:40:32 by comankh comankh
rulezadded on the 2007-09-24 00:02:08 by #535 #535
As always, nice music and very pleasant visuals. Water effects are underused, by the way :P
rulezadded on the 2007-11-18 22:07:43 by GoNZooo GoNZooo
Make that "fluid effects"...
added on the 2007-11-18 22:08:23 by GoNZooo GoNZooo
Very nice effects!
rulezadded on the 2007-12-05 20:26:42 by Agilo Agilo
great!
rulezadded on the 2007-12-05 21:38:21 by BITS BITS
Amazing!
rulezadded on the 2007-12-16 22:13:10 by Mystra Mystra
Marvellous!
rulezadded on the 2007-12-17 01:33:18 by Maissi Maissi
rulezadded on the 2007-12-17 01:42:01 by texel texel
The prod makes me still happy.
rulezadded on the 2007-12-26 00:59:32 by Salinga Salinga
but music wasn't my favorite, but this deserves a thumb nonetheless.
rulezadded on the 2007-12-27 02:23:35 by ferris ferris
Cool effects and great sound! I really can relax by watching this one...
rulezadded on the 2008-01-09 19:10:11 by samurai samurai
Amazingly well put together prod...I love it all except the metal music. I can see why so many cdcs!
rulezadded on the 2008-01-29 23:00:50 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
The music is absolutely not my cup of tea and it ruins the overally experience for me.
Still, an amazing demo.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-09 22:44:26 by Jailbird Jailbird
Amazing!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-09 23:12:19 by XT95 XT95
Awesome demo, awesome music, i'm in love with that great piece of demo art :')
rulezadded on the 2008-03-03 00:44:19 by rez rez
The blood cells showed up and my jaw dropped...
rulezadded on the 2008-04-05 21:06:55 by Stebo Stebo
fantastic.
rulezadded on the 2008-05-13 11:38:44 by Sir Sir
Still one of my favorite ASD demos. :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-20 02:45:08 by micksam7 micksam7
Fantastic demo!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-29 15:33:15 by d3pth d3pth
ahead of its time
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 17:14:11 by Ganymed Ganymed
I dont like the music, but its fine..
the red cells scene is fucking awesome
rulezadded on the 2008-08-10 05:01:17 by pera pera
rulezadded on the 2008-08-24 19:52:03 by Confused Confused
music isnt that good
rulezadded on the 2008-12-07 16:12:16 by relias abardon relias abardon
Have never been a huge fan of ASDs until Lifeforce but this is still a great epic of a demo
rulezadded on the 2009-03-09 14:30:04 by evilpaul evilpaul
excellent demo. 2004?!
rulezadded on the 2009-03-12 01:44:37 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
For some reason it took me some time to really appreciate some of your demos.

Excellent work, I can't wait to see your 2009 marvels ;)
rulezadded on the 2009-03-23 22:19:23 by keops keops
The beginning is a bit meh, but there are some scenes i like to watch over and over.
Really a good one.
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 18:26:02 by Zweckform Zweckform
hot
rulezadded on the 2009-03-27 17:13:33 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
great
rulezadded on the 2009-04-05 09:51:49 by aizen aizen
so much cool stuff..
rulezadded on the 2009-04-29 16:44:32 by unc unc
Cool.
rulezadded on the 2009-09-20 19:24:29 by Jakim Jakim
Another amazing ASD demo, thumb!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-24 12:35:10 by Hicks Hicks
awesome
rulezadded on the 2010-07-13 02:07:22 by rbz rbz
.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-02 18:13:44 by preston preston
Instant thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-04 05:04:52 by soueusou soueusou
Once again a great show.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-05 14:10:35 by Eldrik Eldrik
The music is jaw dropping, but I don't dig into the visuals and direction.
added on the 2010-11-03 17:08:36 by Zavie Zavie
a very late thumb :)
rulezadded on the 2011-04-25 11:54:23 by Skate Skate
M A S S I V E
rulezadded on the 2011-08-12 12:55:57 by closed closed
Nice breakthrough. The blood particle stream was especially good, very cinematic.
rulezadded on the 2011-09-05 21:53:54 by moozooh moozooh
Top class music with rather loose connection with visuals. This demo assured me that ASD is going to reside atop Olympus.
rulezadded on the 2011-11-01 00:28:24 by rutra80 rutra80
Very nice visuals
rulezadded on the 2012-01-01 19:44:59 by Frequent Frequent
Incohesive mess but hey, I can deal with that, I don't think this even meant to have any. Probably ASD's most effect centered demo, and indeed for 2004 this looks damn good, the blood vein as shown in the screenshot is still absolutely stunning. Music is pretty decent, though it's not exactly matured yet and the production is lacking. I really also like the moment at the very end when it all suddenly stops and that discordious pad rises from the song revealing the credits. Just something very cryptic and unsetteling about that for me...
rulezadded on the 2012-05-02 03:18:09 by noby noby
Great stuff. The scene with the blood cells is wonderful.
rulezadded on the 2012-09-26 16:23:08 by raizor raizor
rulezadded on the 2013-07-24 19:41:52 by hArDy. hArDy.
The music is not my cup of tea, and the visuals are a bit chaotic (or to say it more positively: overwhelming) and lack a bit of clear direction, but it's nonetheless very entertaining and good-looking.
rulezadded on the 2014-05-23 23:51:24 by Kylearan Kylearan
yes
rulezadded on the 2014-08-26 19:34:02 by SplAtEE SplAtEE
Holly shit. This is 10 years old ?!?!
rulezadded on the 2014-08-26 20:18:43 by twh twh

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