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Heliosphere by Fulcrum [web]
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screenshot added by guardian ٩๏̯͡๏۶ on 2006-08-20 18:54:30
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release date : august 2006
release party : Buenzli 2006
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 16
  • is ok 17
  • sucks 3
popularity : 0%
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alltime top: #7701
added on the 2006-08-20 18:37:18 by bhead bhead

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Like this one - feeling sometimes a little bit empty at some scenes but overall nice with good soundtrack
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 19:00:16 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
and for a first demo.. very cool :)
added on the 2006-08-20 19:04:18 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
although it's a good idea to render everything in particles, i don't find that it looks any good
Its not bad but looks only good on some parts.
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 19:14:31 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Very very clean and competent!
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 19:29:40 by Gargaj Gargaj
Nice idea, but too messy, colors not that beautiful and the music is somewhat simplicistic.

added on the 2006-08-20 19:58:48 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
the idea itself is okay - but it requires plenty of skill and taste to pull off a single-effect demo without having it end up as boring and unpleasant effort... maybe next time, guys.
added on the 2006-08-20 20:07:45 by bhead bhead
Great idea, beautiful demo. I loved the butterfly. :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 20:16:37 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
the particles didn't look so good and sadly there isn't anything more. maybe better sprites would do it. texts were cool though.
your main difference from the traction is they don't use a wide range of colors in their demos, and that non-used colors makes their demos tasty. colors look like a huge problem with heliosphere. other than that i would prefer smoothened points instead of star-like looking particles. by the way nice design indeed :)
added on the 2006-08-20 20:42:48 by decipher decipher
Not that bad for a first prod but music needs more work
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 21:08:34 by wie8 wie8
Hello guys, first thanks for the feedback. It's our first demo and it's nice to hear what people like and what not.

Remember that this is the party version that doesn't quite look how I wanted it to be. Especially, I wanted to use more but smaller points to make the fractals look sharper and more self-similar, now they look a bit blurry. I hope to get at least a factor 2 improvement with point sprites, but that also means the final version will be for OpenGL 2.0 only:/

About the colors, it's impossible to use darker tints since the nature of fractals means that many transparant particles will overlap. So whatever color you use, the result will look very bright, so I only had a limited range of colors to chose from. I tried to have some variation but maybe a more limited colorscheme would have been better... I'm afraid it's a coder-designed demo...

I was surprised with the second place, I was expecting 4th or maybe 3rd. People at the partyplace I talked to liked the originality, and who am I to discuss their taste :)
added on the 2006-08-20 21:28:26 by Seven Seven
Boring dot demo with horrible colours.

Probably more of a coder demo for coders, but did not appeal to me in the slightest way.
sucks added on the 2006-08-20 21:45:47 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
we loved this demo cause it's spacey, organic and just spiffy
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 22:37:22 by leggo leggo
First demo??? Very cool.
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 00:50:02 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
some particle idea was nice.
I liked fractal.
good music.
but, Dynamic is lacked overall.
but, it is ok.
added on the 2006-08-21 09:03:56 by got got
Some nice ideas, like the ifs'ed texts, but the music is boring and visuals are really ugly.
sucks added on the 2006-08-21 10:47:31 by kurli kurli
cool concept and lots of work but the feeling is that of a dos demo from the 90's (and for an amiga guy that's a bad thing). piggy
added on the 2006-08-21 11:02:34 by prm prm
Enjoyable, some nice ifs.
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 22:49:17 by bdk bdk
make it half or third the runtime and it's a bomb!
(i really liked that everything is made out of particles!)
added on the 2006-08-22 10:46:03 by toxie toxie
could be the demo i watched when i fell asleep, have to rewatched
added on the 2006-08-22 10:50:10 by las las
Quite nice idea to do all in 3d dots (particles, blobs, how are they called, I mean). It's really lovely!!!
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 13:40:34 by Optimus Optimus
Quite buggy: On one machine it does not work at all. And on the other, I can see nice gfx but there is no sound at all.
added on the 2006-08-23 00:44:13 by T$ T$
for a first demo pretty sweet and i think you guys deserved the 2nd rank. at least i could not find too many good demos in that compo anyway
rulez added on the 2006-08-23 02:36:40 by Kojote Kojote
Nice firstie, but what bhead said...
And props for the hugi vs. pain showdown :)
added on the 2006-08-23 23:36:11 by zoom zoom
i admit...I probably have a biased. But I'm proud of Seven for his work on this one. He picked a goal and hit it with more beauty than we could've hoped for. Hooray for single effect demos.
rulez added on the 2006-08-26 03:16:42 by coplan coplan
sorry no way...
sucks added on the 2006-08-26 21:22:53 by Zweckform Zweckform
Great first prod. But, there's way too much of RGB and some of the flare bitmaps are a bit ugly. Could've been shorter as well. Still, those spiral thingies were really, really, really cool :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-27 12:44:18 by Preacher Preacher
Lot of poetry in this one
i love poetry so ......
rulez added on the 2006-08-28 00:41:32 by _wheely_ _wheely_
The Code is slow, sorry.

But this one surprised me, great idea and design.

Some effects reminds me about...Nemesis, Realtech etc... have to watch this again.

But overall, this one is TOP 3
added on the 2006-08-30 18:20:05 by moredhel moredhel
yes, there's something about it.
rulez added on the 2006-09-25 13:24:22 by Gaia Gaia
Particle effects! Woo!
rulez added on the 2006-09-26 16:46:25 by nihilocrat nihilocrat
Interesting idea with particles, but perhaps it's little over the top to use them in the entire demo?

The music is so-so, but not baaaad. Listenable...
i only see pixels... ooops, i mean particles ;))
added on the 2007-05-29 22:29:13 by sokoban sokoban
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rulez added on the 2009-07-07 03:47:26 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Many good ideas, but a bit unpolished
added on the 2012-01-25 22:45:47 by Frequent Frequent

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