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It's Full of Stars by Traction [web]
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screenshot added by Preacher on 2006-03-25 23:04:05
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release date : march 2006
release party : ifparty 2006
compo : combined 64k
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 80
  • is ok 20
  • sucks 10
popularity : 1%
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  • rulez 0.64
alltime top: #872
added on the 2006-03-25 23:04:04 by Preacher Preacher

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It's not quite what I wanted, but..
added on the 2006-03-25 23:08:45 by Preacher Preacher
feels too empty. very traditional traction style, lots of lines and particles... some beatiful moments.
added on the 2006-03-25 23:14:22 by annieeee annieeee
looks like a collection of transition parts.
rulez added on the 2006-03-25 23:27:02 by annieeee annieeee
didn't quite make it over the line for me.. it built up this nice feeling and then it all ended to fast.. it felt sometimes that the scenes looked somewhat too much opengl and that took away some of the overall mood.. but never the less it was a really nice 64k. maybe some glitches in the rendering or something would've been in place.. anyway. thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2006-03-25 23:35:33 by bzz bzz
Yes, there is something missing but I liked it as it is.
rulez added on the 2006-03-25 23:45:47 by Skate Skate
but it's ambient enough
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 00:00:48 by Maali Maali
Traction <3
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 00:06:49 by keito keito
Uhm... this didn't do anything for me...
added on the 2006-03-26 00:31:06 by zoom zoom
For the one person who cares, this ran fine under wine.

Nothing special. Nice clean curves and whatnot. The ribbony tunnel thing looked nice. That's about it.
cool atmosphere, it does feel kind of empty, but it kinda fits. just the thing i needed to watch right now.

Traction < 3
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 00:43:10 by red red
Very cool Kosmisch atmospheric soundtrack
Reminds me of Bits Salad 2 with the lighted wireframe and grid paterns.

Nice 1
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 00:44:05 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Preacher, you've done better bro :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 01:03:27 by iks iks
Like this one :) but a litte bit too cold feeling - but not bad ;)
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 01:14:26 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
100% dullness
sucks added on the 2006-03-26 01:27:58 by gloom gloom
nice one :)
btw:
left/right - ff and rewind
space - position info
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 01:29:25 by third_dot third_dot
-font
-sound (on the other hand it fits quite good)
+++
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 01:39:23 by 4kum4 4kum4
Quote:
For the one person who cares, this ran fine under wine.

Considering the fact that Linux and OSX ports are ready-made, I would love to know who that would be :)
added on the 2006-03-26 01:40:05 by Shifter Shifter
pretty dull, has some nice moments here and there though
ZX Spectrum users shifter. go figure.
added on the 2006-03-26 01:41:54 by iks iks
They weren't downloadable yet when thom posted that :)

This intro was coded in about a week and unfortunately it shows. I've had it for about a month or so now, untouched, and just didn't feel like doing anything to it anymore. I like some parts (the tunnel, the screenshot, the cube things inside the spiral), but some are pretty cold and unfinished.. I had a few ideas in mind how to breathe life on it, but just couldn't bother :p
added on the 2006-03-26 01:48:33 by Preacher Preacher
no sry
sucks added on the 2006-03-26 04:38:29 by ttl ttl
great effect.
i don't liked music.
however, overall was good.
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 05:56:48 by got got
eh, this was boooring.
sucks added on the 2006-03-26 06:00:03 by kusma kusma
supernice!

but sound doesn't help ;)
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 07:29:54 by Zest Zest
this one was ok, a bit boring though but thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 08:24:15 by NightShadow NightShadow
Embarrassing.
added on the 2006-03-26 08:26:18 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
linux version has broken archive???

$ tar -xvzf its_full_of_stars_linux.tar.gz
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format

i tried it with gzip, bzip2, unzip, unrar and
even arj :) so i think this archive is broken...

fix it, ASAP! :-)
added on the 2006-03-26 10:17:51 by funkyou78 funkyou78
Very boring ...
sucks added on the 2006-03-26 10:44:47 by Cj Cj
A lot LESS boring than the average flashy flyby. Nothing we haven't seen before, but I still like those lines. And you didn't even rip the music this time :) .. The only thing I didn't like were those ugly orange texts.
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 10:48:41 by break break
With a very different music I think I would have loved this.
added on the 2006-03-26 11:13:51 by dairos dairos
funkyou78: my fault sorry... it's accidently a .tar archieve i'll fix it :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 11:19:25 by waffle waffle
file(1) also tells efficiently information about the file type if it seems not to be what the ending says
added on the 2006-03-26 11:30:04 by waffle waffle
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 11:30:30 by wie8 wie8
like it a lot. tunnel <3
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 11:40:50 by zeebr zeebr
yeah!!
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 11:59:00 by kelsey kelsey
waffle: thx for advice

...and a thumb up for the unreal mood (i like it)
and for porting it to a real os :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 12:08:03 by funkyou78 funkyou78
Getting closer to that h+ feel. Really liked it, except for that very last scene with the text, that didn't fit the feel somehow.

Also, mac port has wrong permissions.. do: chmod 755 stars; ./stars in the terminal to run it.
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 12:43:42 by psonice psonice
great potential but a bit too boring. i enjoyed the scene when the sound made the lines go blue very much!
added on the 2006-03-26 13:07:23 by chromag chromag
for the code its a thumb up, but speed, sound, and exitment is not good..
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 13:43:03 by M:ET M:ET
Yes!
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 13:50:38 by Virgill Virgill
i like the "landscape in lines" and the tunnel, a bit empty and sometimes boring but thats nice enough.
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 13:54:40 by skarab skarab
A thumb up for releasing the sources.
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 14:06:32 by bruce bruce
I was in two minds. Tunnel I love. City scape (which isnt) made me think. Glow mode, text doesnt fit on my screen. It runs too slow for me too. Hated music and it didnt fit. Empty. I watched it 4 times before voting. I was about to piggie then, I noticed, you published the source. That swung it ...
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 14:15:49 by wroceng wroceng
good
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 14:44:11 by NuKem NuKem
good music and feeling!! Good prod traction!
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 15:34:58 by Grover Watrous Grover Watrous
boring! :(
sucks added on the 2006-03-26 17:03:46 by dv$ dv$
extremely!
sucks added on the 2006-03-26 18:12:54 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
boring.
music--
sucks added on the 2006-03-26 18:23:15 by chenmy! chenmy!
reeeally boring, simple and empty. sorry. (nasty soundtrack too.)
added on the 2006-03-26 20:08:50 by smash smash
Well, for me this thing would only have worked if the things were connected together. There are often about 2-5 objects around, completely isolated, blending in and out. And the transitions are in a way that you can count 1st scene, 2nd scene, 3rd scene...

If it was one huge flobuwak of lines, morphing from one effect to the other with a smooth "flow", this would have been great for me. But the way it is, it's just boring. It ain't bad, though. Piggy.
added on the 2006-03-26 20:14:25 by chock chock
^ blame that for the lack of motivation. That was indeed the original intention.
added on the 2006-03-26 20:18:42 by Preacher Preacher
for some reason two words come to mind: "illbient" and "dumbient".
added on the 2006-03-26 20:22:27 by Gargaj Gargaj
sound isn't good but it FITS well imho
also I've enjoyed the trip
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 21:01:36 by EviL EviL
multiplatform
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 21:07:20 by tesla tesla
Mac OS X, run from Terminal: "Permission denied"
added on the 2006-03-26 21:45:43 by Manwe Manwe
rubbish
sucks added on the 2006-03-26 21:46:30 by draft draft
Manwe: geez, what about chmod +x? :)
added on the 2006-03-26 22:09:57 by waffle waffle
Nice concept and atmosphere. It's a bit boring, but at least has OSX and Linux ports! =)
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 23:43:55 by merlucin merlucin
the intro has some great scenes (spiral, tunnel), but sadly it was way to long, and the noise was terrible
added on the 2006-03-27 00:11:01 by v3nom v3nom
I like it a lot... I like the weird atmosphere the "sound" creates.. and visually I think it's great. Guess I'm a sucker for those lines and dots things :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 00:44:20 by Axel Axel
Not my kind of demo really, but not bad either, some nice scenes in there. Thumb for releasing the source.
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 02:30:28 by Nuclear Nuclear
RESPECT
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 06:10:03 by texel texel
It is rather simple, but surprisingly, it works. The music helps alot to set the mood
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 12:08:29 by moT moT
Oh, I watched the Linux version btw, on a Debian x86-64 system using a 32bit compatibility chroot. For anyone who cares about such mundane things...
added on the 2006-03-27 12:11:12 by moT moT
For the music. I can see the point of the graphics after a few minutes, maybe with less filtering it would be much better.

rulez added on the 2006-03-27 12:14:56 by Navis Navis
slow and pretty
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 13:24:05 by hollowman hollowman
it is true that it is boring, but in return it looks very well
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 18:26:09 by pohar pohar
Some parts look really pretty, some other parts do less. But I like it.
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 21:06:09 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
perfect intro to watch just before going to bed. :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 23:08:59 by melw melw
Some m'kay fxs, some other really nice fxs (i.e. the tunnels, expecially the last).
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 23:47:15 by bdk bdk
Not quite my style, but somehow I liked the mood at the compo, and linux port is a nice bonus. Thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2006-03-28 01:18:25 by slack slack
Hmm. Music and pace somehow reminded me of Chimera. I think it's a bit chimerish but with more stuff in it. Lol! Was really hooked by the feeling/atmosphere in the same way like the 5th time I watched Chimera again to understand what's the fuzz about ;)
rulez added on the 2006-03-28 03:18:09 by Optimus Optimus
quite minimal, but in a good way. nice flow..
rulez added on the 2006-03-28 03:32:05 by vermillion vermillion
i'm a sucker for open gl points
rulez added on the 2006-03-28 09:33:14 by blackpawn blackpawn
gosh! a borg's dream ... :)
respect!
rulez added on the 2006-03-28 09:53:24 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
i like the subtle visuals even if some scenes are a bit empty. the sound is not bad aswell but somehow there is no connection between the things i see and the things i hear. more coordination next time..
rulez added on the 2006-03-28 11:51:27 by a-move a-move
Nice. Good soundscape (that's not music), that fortunately didnt turn into a crap music.
rulez added on the 2006-03-28 19:34:52 by Serpent Serpent
Nice visuals but it is much too boring. The sound, although nice, doesn't fit at all. The tunnels are very cool! :)
added on the 2006-03-29 02:25:10 by StingRay StingRay
beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2006-03-29 14:52:47 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Waffle, thanks, "chmod +x *" solves the problem, but why not to compile an intro as normal Mac OS X application?.. Anyway, intro is good!
rulez added on the 2006-03-29 17:32:21 by Manwe Manwe
Nice intro. The soundtrack forms a great mood - but is too slow, I get bored halfway through the intro. But still deserves thumbs up! A little faster pace next time would be nice!
rulez added on the 2006-03-30 07:58:12 by d3pth d3pth
100% atmosphere
rulez added on the 2006-03-31 15:18:01 by Duckers Duckers
instant meditation! topnotch visuals. appreciated the soundscape that refuses the common expectation of music. i wish the would be more experiments with sound and language. who says an intro/demo has to be boomboomboom?
rulez added on the 2006-03-31 15:25:57 by monroe monroe
Manwe: just wtf is a normal Mac OS X application?
added on the 2006-04-03 11:14:07 by waffle waffle
Both boring and stylish.....must have been quite dull on the big screen?
beautiful and beautiful.
great effect code and cool music.
(I think to chimera style music.)
anyway, great intro.
added on the 2006-04-06 16:13:19 by got got
Mesmerizing, minimalistic. Resembles the style that kosmoplovci and others use so effectively but isn't quite so psychotic, instead finds a middle ground between those and the reduced style first seen during the late 90's. Traction seems to get better and better. :)

To top it all off it comes on multiple platforms, with the source included.
rulez added on the 2006-04-06 17:34:13 by slux slux
The style is super clean and cool, and fits with the music. It's too slow to be really exciting, but still pleasant to watch.
rulez added on the 2006-04-06 20:16:44 by s_tec s_tec
Visually neat. I didn't like the audio though.
added on the 2006-04-10 19:41:23 by AntDude AntDude
booring and i dont like the audio.. but nice effects and the cool glow mode saves it.
rulez added on the 2006-04-17 04:57:55 by svenzzon svenzzon
Nice 64k. Authours should not use zip for OS X though as the +x bit is lost, better use tar.
rulez added on the 2006-04-17 10:29:08 by evil evil
This is actually the first Traction prod that I had trouble viewing completely. The music is just so fucking annoying, same loop all the way through and the whole thing is just too long. You guys should have tuned it more and release it later.
sucks added on the 2006-04-17 12:54:19 by kaukojouko kaukojouko
thumbs up for the source, i'm still studying jsyk :D
rulez added on the 2006-04-21 12:46:30 by dabb dabb
holy fuck this is fucking brilliant!
rulez added on the 2006-04-21 16:32:42 by nosfe nosfe
Very cool, cheek, relaxed, chill and it goes in the Traction era! Good work guys, more of this mathematic line-twisting geomedical stuff.
rulez added on the 2006-04-25 01:08:51 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
Very impressed with the spirit of this demo; tration-esque and minimal. Good job in making 64k. Very well done indeed.
rulez added on the 2006-04-25 03:27:27 by Gaia Gaia
I quite enqoyed the visual aspect of this but the backround, while initially giving a great atmosphere, gets repetitive and very annoying about half way through. Mayhaps some development with the sound to go with what one is seeing while keeping the aatmosphere could make this one quite amazing
I like the ambient atmosphere of this, music fits right in with it too.
rulez added on the 2006-06-10 15:40:34 by El Topo El Topo
nice tit... eh fractals
rulez added on the 2006-07-17 20:29:18 by kurli kurli
fucking brilliant imo
rulez added on the 2006-07-24 18:43:23 by mind mind
oh, wow. simply great for me.
rulez added on the 2006-08-04 21:14:11 by substrate substrate
great atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2006-08-04 21:48:51 by MooZ MooZ
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 14:49:27 by hardi hardi
quite nice, actually. could chop off some of the boring parts, though...
rulez added on the 2006-09-08 20:44:45 by thanar thanar
kinda kosmoplovci-ish, but not as atmospheric.
rulez added on the 2006-10-13 10:04:36 by bhead bhead
Traction <3
rulez added on the 2006-11-04 15:15:14 by teel teel
Very ok.
rulez added on the 2007-08-11 15:22:56 by Pirx Pirx
boring, really not my cup of tea
sucks added on the 2007-08-11 15:52:44 by src src
Nice trip.
rulez added on the 2007-09-02 16:16:07 by _^^o _^^o
rulez added on the 2007-10-31 16:05:42 by prm prm
Love the visuals, hate the audio.
added on the 2007-12-28 21:37:40 by Maissi Maissi
The OSX port btw bugs on my Macbook pro... if you see red circles, they're supposed to be flares, and the flares in the superstructure part are supposed to be blue and not green with color clipping :P
added on the 2008-01-10 21:12:06 by Preacher Preacher
Ambient paradoxotis at its best! Didn't like the jagged circles, though...
added on the 2008-05-07 12:56:56 by thanar thanar
Good demo, not as good as Fiat Homo in my opinion. Music sounds a bit like old arcade machine sound effects!
The blue tunnel was sweet.
added on the 2008-11-02 03:21:02 by johnl johnl
<3
I don't know... Piggy for now.
added on the 2009-02-28 21:10:59 by raer raer
Forgot the thumb :)
rulez added on the 2011-05-15 12:39:52 by johnl johnl
Beautiful!
rulez added on the 2012-01-15 14:12:26 by Frequent Frequent
I feel it's a demo were you have to be in the mood to let the demo grab you into it's gravitational field and suck you in. At first I felt alienated by the music, and it kept me at distance - but then after the first "ding" on my left ear - I started to let go. It's a slow pace it's traveling at, but a welcome change to DnB demos full of things that want your attention.

For some people the traveling ending scene of 2001 is just a bunch of video clips taken from an airplane showing earth in the wrong colours, for some they're other worlds, maybe worlds that have been forgotten, maybe they're really huge planets full of ships ready to die as in the book.

Surely not easy to digest, but on a Sunday with a cold beer and a warm open mind it's easy to enjoy.

Bet the glow mode looked better on a CRT, though the blue tunnel unveils a black planet in this mode (if you feel like it).
rulez added on the 2013-05-26 21:48:12 by mog mog
It's made on a CRT, yeah. The biggest problem in making this was the music, because it used big samples that did not compress well. The original soundtrack was quite different. I think some of the parts in this were recycled later in productions made under other names, but I'm not sure. One part in the beginning was inspired by a helicopter flight over an oil refinery in this excellent documentary.

Thematically, I think more could have been gotten out of this, but I got fed up with touching it and the ifparty was conveniently coming along, so I submitted it.
added on the 2013-05-28 09:29:00 by Preacher Preacher
mesmerizing
rulez added on the 2013-06-01 23:39:54 by T$ T$
Seems to require PPC Mac?

Code:Bad CPU type in executable
Quite sparse and therefore it feels unfinished. Still, it is atmospheric and the music didn't really sound like a 64k tune.
rulez added on the 2015-11-21 01:19:47 by cce cce

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