Golem, arise by mfx [web]
screenshot added by v3nom on 2006-09-17 11:57:56
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release date : september 2006
release party : Stream 2006
compo : combined demo
ranked : 4th
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  • is ok 57
  • sucks 10
popularity : 1%
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alltime top: #693
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strange. . . . . ?
added on the 2006-09-17 11:51:00 by ϑHΞΞ ϑHΞΞ
added on the 2006-09-17 11:54:51 by 4kum4 4kum4
I'll refrain from commenting for now - 3 fps is hardly a basis of opinion :/
added on the 2006-09-17 12:01:32 by Gargaj Gargaj
wow! toping ballet dancer with much more creepy atmosphere and a sensible plot.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 12:02:10 by junjanes junjanes
A smoking mechanical spider ?
Demo is a bit short and where is the music
those speechsynth didnt quite let it all work like in the ballet dancer. In anyway respect for making this weird demo ;) Thump!
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 12:18:10 by magic magic
the soundtrack and the atmosphere didnt do it for me
added on the 2006-09-17 12:29:04 by hollowman hollowman
a bit to monotome for my tast maybe, and i usually like such stuff, i would like to explore more in this land where your demos are in.. go behind those pillars.
added on the 2006-09-17 12:34:39 by bzz bzz
Amazing :)
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 12:37:33 by Buckethead Buckethead
ballet dancer with spiders.. except this isnt half as exciting as ballet dancer was
added on the 2006-09-17 12:47:26 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
fucking weird... very cool looking! but as buzzie said, it's too monotone and it could use some more events/pace
added on the 2006-09-17 12:50:21 by Maali Maali
thumbs for the visuals but superboring demo!
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 13:04:06 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
man, this is freaky
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 14:06:36 by bhead bhead
that poor spider has fucked up legs! good demo though
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 14:11:58 by parcelshit parcelshit
There is not a word, and either it is good.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 14:16:22 by got got
This is weird and probably good, but did not ring anything in me.
added on the 2006-09-17 14:25:39 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
doesn´t work for me... *oink*
added on the 2006-09-17 14:45:25 by starbuck starbuck
Checking this out could help making things clearer.
added on the 2006-09-17 14:52:52 by dixan dixan
Follows the mfx pattern.
added on the 2006-09-17 15:01:08 by imbusy imbusy
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 15:22:13 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
Sure it looks great and is kinda creepy, but it's just recycled and it goes nowhere.

I didn't like this one much.
sucksadded on the 2006-09-17 15:35:07 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 15:38:54 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 15:47:51 by visy visy
added on the 2006-09-17 15:49:22 by Osmic Osmic
...ballet dancer makeover? I like the explosion at the beggining.
added on the 2006-09-17 16:18:45 by xernobyl xernobyl

Will make up my mind later.

Until the for the 3fps people: video (xvid,mp3) (might take a while until the mirrors have it, use ftp1 if it doesn't work)
added on the 2006-09-17 16:26:58 by kb_ kb_
nice visuals but too boring.
added on the 2006-09-17 16:29:23 by StingRay StingRay
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 16:31:45 by psenough psenough
great and just the right duration to not become boring
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 16:40:23 by p01 p01
this is one of the mind-blowing experiences
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 16:53:01 by waffle waffle
big weird demish, mfxish, impressive music, real promising prod of demoscene.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 17:10:13 by sunnm sunnm
also pretty screenshot.
added on the 2006-09-17 17:13:33 by sunnm sunnm
The first minute or so is brilliant but afterwards it doesn't seem to go anywhere. Usual quality graphics and sound from mfx, though the latter didn't really appeal to me musically.
added on the 2006-09-17 17:15:13 by griip griip
it looks furry but that's about it.
added on the 2006-09-17 17:18:01 by megamies megamies
you are very mfx
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 17:19:36 by rmeht rmeht
thanks for the vid kb - but i guess being in motion didnt add anything to it :/

no tension, no climax, no flow, ... hell, no blood :(
added on the 2006-09-17 17:21:56 by Gargaj Gargaj
at first i thought that it would be a cheap copypaste of ballet dancer but, damn, the atmosphere was just so intensive that it truly left me wordless.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 17:24:35 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
added on the 2006-09-17 17:41:42 by ryg ryg
I kept wishing for the little crippers to finally manage to get up. But sadly, they couldn't shed their broken heritage.

Though I must admit, during the whole first half I was wishing for mutation in their genetics to kick in.
added on the 2006-09-17 17:43:14 by _-_-__ _-_-__
critters even.
added on the 2006-09-17 17:43:41 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Excellent, my favourite from the compo.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 17:45:30 by dairos dairos
respekt ... i'm afraid what they bring next to our homes, first there was ballet dancers, now golems ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 17:46:29 by uns3en_ uns3en_
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 17:49:09 by teel teel
interesting for what it could have been rather than what it actually ended up as - if the critters had been able to work out how to get up it would have been something really interesting.
as it is, well.. it's still pretty cool.
added on the 2006-09-17 17:59:30 by smash smash
Graphics look pretty cool, but there's nothing going on and the sound is bloody awful. Piggy.
added on the 2006-09-17 18:19:42 by Remboooo Remboooo
fine piece of art.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 18:32:46 by pahamoka pahamoka
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 18:42:26 by wie8 wie8
The movement of the critters was a bit disappointing, but goddamn, it all looks so good.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 19:01:21 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
Most original concept!
added on the 2006-09-17 20:01:34 by break break
Balet dancer 2?
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 21:04:12 by Optimus Optimus
Props for rehashing Ballet Dancer.
well... this could have ruled... but....
added on the 2006-09-17 21:36:48 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
gfx side it was not bad, the "sound" ruined it, imho.
added on the 2006-09-17 21:38:12 by NuKem NuKem
MFX demos are made for alien minds entertainment!
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 21:56:46 by ham ham
ballet dancer 2: the boring edition
what gargaj said
added on the 2006-09-17 22:14:34 by quisten quisten
I love it
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 22:29:19 by oxb oxb
not as disturbing as ballet dancer.

still the fabulous mfx touch with visual/sound noise/distortion.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 22:32:29 by Zest Zest
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 22:36:00 by iks iks
sucksadded on the 2006-09-17 22:51:00 by chenmy! chenmy!
The music was superb. Visually, it was a little more varied than the ballet dance, which is a good thing. The creatures could have moved a little more, IMO.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 23:12:59 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
intensely weird
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 23:34:34 by Spin Spin
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 23:51:35 by substrate substrate
rulezadded on the 2006-09-17 23:54:06 by danb danb
nice :D
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 00:20:09 by cxczevik cxczevik
Looks good, nice sfx, but it's not enough action to keep me interested all the way through.
Not bad though, just not my cup of tea.
added on the 2006-09-18 01:15:05 by lug00ber lug00ber
Quite suggestive.
thx for the link dix.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 02:20:06 by bdk bdk
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 02:20:45 by FOSTER FOSTER
mechanical hell...
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 07:01:55 by zeebr zeebr
added on the 2006-09-18 10:02:58 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
hahahha.. this is my kind of demo. I'm always up for some unrecognizable unhuman lifeforms.. All made of legs! Julia Roberts go home.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 10:57:08 by loaderror loaderror
I agree with Gargiel. It doesn't move, it doesn't go somewhere. Other than that, excellent graphics as usual. But I wonder why it is so slow..
added on the 2006-09-18 11:40:44 by Navis Navis
yet another completely different production.
added on the 2006-09-18 12:47:14 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 12:52:55 by annieeee annieeee
Ran unusually speedy for this machine. Otherwise, interesting.. but lacked something. Well worthy of the thumb for the experimentation and the usual quality.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 13:18:24 by psonice psonice
well a little bit boring, but it looked great and worked better than the ballet dancer so pig.
added on the 2006-09-18 13:21:45 by decipher decipher
this gave me goose bumps during the compo, perhaps the most interesting thing seen on big screen during the party. no flow? perhaps, but the creepy mood compensates the shortages in other areas. some may call it recycling, i just dig the fact there finally exists "another ballet dancer" for my taste as well.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 17:06:25 by melw melw
looks nice and especially cool cameras, but feels like this another ballet dancer after all :)
added on the 2006-09-18 17:24:10 by shadez shadez
Looks fascinating, but that's all.
added on the 2006-09-18 18:31:21 by noid noid
For the mood. Still I miss some more blips/beats and synching...
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 19:11:39 by zomb zomb
Very cool sound-scene and effects. Like to watch is a few times, but after that the shine propably fades away.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 19:31:24 by tripper tripper
Very cool sound-scene and effects. Like to watch it a few times, but after that the shine propably fades away.
added on the 2006-09-18 19:31:55 by tripper tripper
strange? sorry but this time its a thumb down ...
shame on you :p
sucksadded on the 2006-09-18 22:37:03 by ϑHΞΞ ϑHΞΞ
And now, for something completely different...
added on the 2006-09-19 03:07:23 by mrdoob mrdoob
looks amazing, great ideas and code, but compared to aether or deities it's no way near as interesing
added on the 2006-09-19 10:48:43 by enk enk
everything seems like they're rendered to 256x256 even if i select 1280x720, fix?
added on the 2006-09-19 12:33:08 by dodke dodke
strange, but very interesting athmosphere.. reminded me somehow alot of the athmosphere in neon genesis evangelion..
but it didn't really remindet me of the ballet dancer... this demo is imho much more intense.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-19 12:42:25 by v3nom v3nom
this was boring, sorry :(
sucksadded on the 2006-09-19 17:06:32 by hornet hornet
rulezadded on the 2006-09-19 20:28:09 by Preacher Preacher
Great atmosphere, but speed is an issue...
added on the 2006-09-19 22:14:51 by T$ T$
nice work, reminds me somehow a bit of casshern. i like that. good athmo.thumb.

p.s.: the reflections look somehow wrong
rulezadded on the 2006-09-20 16:43:58 by abductee abductee
a no sound option would've been nice... boring but the smoke and some of the other stuff is nice...
added on the 2006-09-20 21:02:13 by prm prm
it looks totally weird, I like it
rulezadded on the 2006-09-20 22:37:46 by auge auge
the movemt is indeed very interesting
sucksadded on the 2006-09-20 22:54:38 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
oooh! this was very cool indeed. Loved the "physics" effect applied to the bones, and the atmostphere and visuals were quite bedazzling.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-21 23:07:07 by Duckers Duckers
(runs fluid on my system)

this one gave me the creeps. the "golems" appear to be inhumanly organic and alive.

as usual: great use of color- and light-effects!
the scenario reminded me on the "falling ash" in silent hill (the movie), which is actually quiet beautiful.

also, thumbs up for doing something "strange" and off-mainstream.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-22 05:23:52 by jco jco
it's ok
it's allright !
Boring, but nice to look at. Piggy.
added on the 2006-09-23 21:31:55 by AntDude AntDude
hä? when does the demo begin?
sucksadded on the 2006-09-23 22:26:18 by seppjo seppjo
No music = good, it's time for something else. Visuals are very ambient as well. Very good.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-24 01:20:12 by Manwe Manwe
The music fits the action on screen very well.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-24 09:13:59 by Adok Adok
I was execting something to happen, but it was interesting. Nice movement of objects.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-24 15:58:53 by pohar pohar
First MFX demo I like since "dose" - so, second mfx_??? entry in my hard disk.

The framerate is not good (what f. filters do you use?) but the rendering is quite nice.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-25 11:08:47 by iq iq
Where's the video?
Where's the video?
Where's the video?

Good lord.

There are plenty of groups who can continue to make the fun demos with the fun party music to do the fun dance to and fun fun fun fun fun...


Let the other groups take care of the other kinds of demos.

So very beautiful...
rulezadded on the 2006-09-25 20:38:34 by mrtheplague mrtheplague
great job on everything here, the audiovisual teamwork really paid off again. that's the 3rd mfx demo from this year that instantly made it to my top10, and the year isn't over yet.

also: i want that dvd.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-26 00:50:09 by dalezr dalezr
i wish i could watch it on big screen! :)
rulezadded on the 2006-09-26 10:52:35 by Nap Nap
boring in a 'we saw this last year at stream' kinda way... but the soundtrack is good. pig
added on the 2006-09-28 13:52:21 by Gaia Gaia
this is absolutely great!
rulezadded on the 2006-09-28 16:32:38 by ello ello
I liked it. Can get boring on late nights, but better than the winning demo.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-30 00:55:34 by tFt tFt
meaningless, boring
sucksadded on the 2006-10-02 23:52:09 by poison_rvn poison_rvn
Great visuals and sound create a very nice atmosphere.. a bit too short though
rulezadded on the 2006-10-03 01:21:00 by faaret faaret
rulezadded on the 2006-10-03 05:05:26 by chameleon chameleon
added on the 2006-10-03 14:51:57 by dila dila
after much consideration I decide to give this a thumbs up although it's utterly boring and as little effort as some thoughtful manual creature design could have helped without diluting the concept too much.

+ 1in10's f*d up soundscapes are getting better and better
+ apart from the shadow glitches and the trademark uncle-x "too few bits everywhere" syndrome it's just beatufully rendered
+ mad props for simply trying out stuff.
rulezadded on the 2006-10-03 15:21:25 by kb_ kb_
Creepy atmosphere and well done. It does not feature any of the things I personally would look for in a demo-demo, but as a visual statement it works ok.
rulezadded on the 2006-10-04 10:27:19 by Archmage Archmage
rulezadded on the 2006-10-05 23:49:52 by robpaine robpaine
sucksadded on the 2006-10-06 13:08:55 by spritus spritus
Not quite bad enough for a thumb-down, but clearly the smallest star in the aether galaxy.
added on the 2006-10-06 15:03:33 by tomaes tomaes
what tomæs said.
added on the 2006-10-06 16:06:11 by d0DgE d0DgE
aphex twin style:) great
rulezadded on the 2006-10-07 12:09:38 by asmCode asmCode
Where's the 1280x1024 5:4 screenmode? 17"/19" TFT monitors are common...
added on the 2006-10-07 18:55:31 by ector ector
its not art this time...but bravery should be rewarded. kepp it up mfx.
rulezadded on the 2006-10-07 23:29:21 by auld auld
it works 100% for me. lovely!
rulezadded on the 2006-10-09 01:29:10 by frohikey frohikey
is ok for a one-effect demo, but all I can see is an artificial intelligence algorithm that is not working properly. I would have liked it if the thing actually got up and walked, but I guess that was not the point of this thing.
added on the 2006-10-10 20:09:05 by Hyde Hyde
Good idea, but a bit repetitive.
added on the 2006-10-12 08:34:00 by jamcar jamcar
stylish at least
added on the 2006-10-13 15:23:08 by doh doh
the golems didn't rise, but still great !!!! i like the style and the concept, tho it would have been cool to see an actual evolution
rulezadded on the 2006-10-15 20:01:12 by BarZoule BarZoule
Nice idea, but I think that there is a lot of room for improvements in the objects performance (i don't mean speed) and story. Maybe surrounding the algorythm with something giving a sense to it could help.
rulezadded on the 2006-10-17 11:40:50 by merlucin merlucin
doesn't even have real music
sucksadded on the 2006-10-17 13:49:06 by bartman bartman
cool but became boring, piggy for the camera
added on the 2006-10-18 21:55:19 by thec thec
Nice visuals anyway :)
added on the 2006-10-18 23:09:35 by reality3D reality3D
added on the 2006-10-26 01:42:38 by legalize legalize
I'm glad Rob is Jarig is around to take the flak, but this bag of tricks was getting old since Ballet Dancer. Waste of a perfectly ok soundtrack if you ask me.
added on the 2006-10-26 01:58:46 by Shifter Shifter
visually interesting, ambient, oppressing
but no real story behind this promising universe
yes, oppressing is the right word...same way as ballet dancer was...and I like them both :)
rulezadded on the 2007-01-06 22:35:13 by besh besh
objects, palette are nice and it's technically high sophisticated, but it somehow is not suitable for a demo. Thus, no Mazal Tov, wipe off the א in אמת and
send them back to dust.
For what it's worth, it's better than the annoying Ballet Dancer.
added on the 2007-02-19 15:18:45 by d0DgE d0DgE
Great atmosphere.
rulezadded on the 2007-03-27 14:36:25 by blueflame blueflame
rulezadded on the 2007-04-28 09:12:58 by puNky puNky
rulezadded on the 2007-06-04 22:26:56 by sokoban sokoban
added on the 2007-06-10 14:28:50 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
I love that visuals of yours as always, but the whole thing (mostly including the soundtrack) was a bit too experimental for me.
But I guess it deserves a thumb up nevertheless.
rulezadded on the 2007-06-18 22:21:04 by Drunk_Poet Drunk_Poet
stand up, little buddy! do some ballet!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-24 16:52:39 by phoenix phoenix
Interesting ... soundtrack amazing ... you could sell to konami for the next Silent Hill :D
rulezadded on the 2007-08-24 18:04:34 by humphr3y humphr3y
rulezadded on the 2007-08-24 18:55:25 by fiveofive fiveofive
sucksadded on the 2007-09-20 23:25:17 by #535 #535
experimental. visuals good. sound "track" scary. a bit boring. pig.
added on the 2007-09-20 23:36:35 by raer raer
super cool, can't believe i hadn't watched this one before. nice work!!
rulezadded on the 2007-10-20 11:45:37 by blackpawn blackpawn
deformed unidentifiable monstrosities. terrifying! :)
rulezadded on the 2007-11-14 00:18:54 by button button
Nah, even a good concept wears out.
added on the 2007-11-14 00:23:43 by Shockwav3 Shockwav3
I like it.
rulezadded on the 2007-12-26 10:06:35 by ferris ferris
guys, please, oh, please make it 1920x1080
or at least 1680x1050
rulezadded on the 2008-02-22 14:49:37 by ton ton
rulezadded on the 2008-04-25 20:52:05 by 0rel 0rel
I really like this demo!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-01 14:46:40 by d3pth d3pth
great stuff. underrated, as usual :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-21 19:31:07 by dominator dominator
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 03:21:04 by untitled untitled
rulezadded on the 2009-04-30 19:11:11 by unc unc
Atmosphere rocks once again.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-21 18:40:46 by noby noby
For the strange experience.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-21 21:46:41 by Zweckform Zweckform
rulezadded on the 2009-05-21 21:53:31 by src src
I changed my mind - it is art. The soundscape makes it for me.
added on the 2009-10-01 19:09:45 by auld auld
creepy and great atmosphere.
rulezadded on the 2009-11-21 01:00:31 by Sir Sir
rulezadded on the 2010-05-10 01:50:26 by Grimmy Grimmy
Kewl kewl kewl!
My favourite from mfx's demos.
added on the 2010-07-30 07:09:59 by closed closed
rulezadded on the 2010-07-30 07:10:43 by closed closed
These creatures are agonizing to make sense, but fail every time. Very cruel and disturbing experiment.
rulezadded on the 2011-04-24 02:25:30 by rutra80 rutra80
More MFX magic :)

Video MP4 1280x720
rulezadded on the 2011-06-25 00:01:28 by keito keito
Impressive and weird, but very atmospheric show
rulezadded on the 2011-08-06 23:03:43 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
w00t! I just discovered this gem today!

rulezadded on the 2011-09-22 12:53:57 by rez rez
too long
added on the 2011-09-22 13:19:42 by las las
rulezadded on the 2011-09-22 13:31:08 by kbi kbi
Another impressive and scary mfx demo - love it!

And made a HQ Youtube for it too:
rulezadded on the 2011-09-22 21:41:01 by anni anni
One of my favs! Like the style and concept. Poor golems!! :D
rulezadded on the 2011-09-23 20:08:23 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
Rising from the ashes
rulezadded on the 2012-01-26 21:53:19 by Frequent Frequent
Oh yes! Funny that some people are not keen, because it has no "dramatic final conclusion". When I watch this, I imagine it to be just some leaked footage of a failed top secret Japanese robotics experiment. Needs no conclusion:)
rulezadded on the 2013-09-05 19:58:01 by pear pear

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