Fascination by Traction [web] & Brainstorm [web]
screenshot added by Preacher on 2006-12-29 02:20:28
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release date : december 2006
release party : the Ultimate Meeting 2006
compo : combined demo
ranked : 5th
  • rulez 91
  • is ok 27
  • sucks 6
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.69
alltime top: #675
added on the 2006-12-29 02:20:28 by Preacher Preacher

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love on first sight
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 02:26:59 by zoom zoom
i'm somewhat tired of growing pipes, though.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 02:30:13 by hfr hfr
nice. first GL_LINES, then pipes resembling GL_LINES. What is next?! ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 02:36:17 by waffle waffle
oh i've made such a mess
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 02:43:13 by missctrlpouet missctrlpouet
btw is the music inspired by some 80s song? the melody seems familiar to me but I can't get hold of it.
added on the 2006-12-29 02:47:27 by zoom zoom
Oh, very nice noodles.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 03:05:45 by elend elend
really nice visuals and gfx, but sorry i thought the music was bland and uninspiring.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 03:55:17 by keito keito
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 04:10:01 by iks iks
I liked the wave patterns! I liked the music.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 05:05:04 by Hyde Hyde
mmmm well .. looks like it have been done before
added on the 2006-12-29 07:03:48 by zoolook66 zoolook66
very nice! but i agree it looks like has been done before (onwards), though that's not too bad thing :)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 07:45:57 by shadez shadez
Nice show, great track!
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 08:10:20 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Great flow!

rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 08:18:35 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
a pleasant but not very exciting watch
added on the 2006-12-29 08:23:50 by hollowman hollowman
As ever, making art from lines and blur! ROCKS! :D
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 09:07:37 by ShOtGaN ShOtGaN
A near thumb, although it's not very entertaining. And, *maybe* would've made me more impressed if not shown directly after MFX Simulaatio 5 Invi ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 09:24:32 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Beautiful code. Thank you guys. You really make me fascinated and truly, you really go on demo after demo. With the acceleration of your creative mindwork there is no one that can hold your brain horses of causing beautiful storms on my monitor.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 10:01:11 by deepr deepr
nice lines
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 11:35:10 by psenough psenough
Fascinating :)
Cool code, idea, execution
and a very very very big thumb up for the music :)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 11:44:34 by _wheely_ _wheely_
yay, very nice. typical traction style :)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 11:54:36 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
very traction
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 12:29:25 by dodke dodke
greeeeat first scene, and i started to expect something really good - but it went downhill rapidly after that and became rather uninteresting. and you're a bit late to the party on the "extruded lines" thing. :)
quite liked the music and the small touches of gfx. not sure how well the gfx fitted the rest of it, though.

(by the way, i noticed your extruded stuff seemed a bit buggy in places - are you modifying the extrusion vectors through the pipe or keeping them constant? or was it all intentional?)
added on the 2006-12-29 12:37:54 by smash smash
This demo is going nowhere
sucksadded on the 2006-12-29 12:38:26 by Zplex Zplex
The code is nothing special but it's cool nevertheless.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 12:46:57 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
it was _you_ who stole the internet-tubes!
added on the 2006-12-29 12:56:44 by gloom gloom
A little bit boring (next time more diverse effects, please ;)), but it's still a really nice demo.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 13:03:34 by remageFrs remageFrs
too much of the same :\
added on the 2006-12-29 14:03:24 by Maali Maali
Maybe it needs some finishing touches here and there but this is really nice, especially the rainy scene.
And great music! <3
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 14:10:17 by ithaqua ithaqua
The whole thing was put together in a relatively short time, mostly from scratch and effectcode that was originally written for an another unfinished piece. It definitely could've used a lot more polishing, and a lot better and more effects.. but we only had a few and decided to make the demo anyway. There was more gfx, with no time to put in, and the flow is seriously lacking.

Smash: It's a bug, but we didn't even try fixing it. The tube seems to rotate 180 degrees for some reason, probably an easy thing to fix..
added on the 2006-12-29 14:25:52 by Preacher Preacher
I don't really know what to think about this demo. Some parts were stylish, some were just a mess on the screen. Besides it's too abstract for a demo... could be done in 64k. But I liked the music very much. :)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 14:35:20 by masterm masterm
The whole thing was put together in a relatively short time, mostly from scratch and effectcode that was originally written for an another unfinished piece. It definitely could've used a lot more polishing, and a lot better and more effects.. but we only had a few and decided to make the demo anyway. There was more gfx, with no time to put in, and the flow is seriously lacking.

haven't I heard that before? :D
added on the 2006-12-29 15:00:08 by kelsey kelsey
"Err no, I'm not bored. It was really interesting. Carry on, I just need to rest my eyes."

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sucksadded on the 2006-12-29 15:02:13 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
anyhow, this is great. aboslutely rocks.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 15:08:33 by kelsey kelsey
must say that the first scene was very stylish!! fft-line-terrain :) very nice! it looked good, but people here does have a point, too much of the same, but the sync saved it for me, a pleasant demo!
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 15:34:03 by quisten quisten
not amazing, still nice to watch- especially with that (good) sound.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 15:40:07 by 4kum4 4kum4
Typical Traction style. But still different.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 15:41:20 by xernobyl xernobyl
hmm, some shit on the screen with absolutely boring music. nice to see some new effects, but overall effect is nothing special (composition etc).
sucksadded on the 2006-12-29 15:42:20 by wie8 wie8
come on it's good enough for a thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 17:10:28 by decipher decipher
interesting mix of traction style and brainstorm style
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 17:10:43 by manx manx
hey! defintily not the standard bumbum muisc like the most stuff!! me likes it!
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 17:51:20 by Premium Premium
This not demo, this WinApm-visualisation, or screen-saver.

+1 for some effects and music

rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 19:31:55 by BiTL BiTL
3 base-effects, and all. Not demo imho, realy WinAmp visualisation

PS: Shanethewolf, put your foto in your ass, please!
added on the 2006-12-29 19:34:56 by kadet kadet
omg stop with noodles! it has become an annoying democliché, lately... anyways, well executed! ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 19:40:19 by soolta soolta
I normally wouldn't thumb down a prod of this quality, but I strongly feel that you guys didn't really work your brain cells (no pun intended brainstorm) when thinking of ideas how to use lines creatively enough. Or maybe I just don't see the value in the abstract stuff in this.

The music was ok.
sucksadded on the 2006-12-29 19:45:11 by Osmic Osmic
i cant thumb this up. far far FAR too clean, in a really aggravatingly pedantic way.
added on the 2006-12-29 20:06:17 by Gargaj Gargaj
I like what I see and this totally walking hand in hand with the Traction spirit and in a very nice cooperative embrace:) Enjoy and don't complain if you can't do it better....
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 20:49:48 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
I liked it. I am failing to come up with a silly comment.
<3 music colors sync and all. i'll play it again and again that's for sure.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 21:12:49 by junjanes junjanes
A good one for 'in between'
inbetween demos are so needed in the demoscene! Keep it up!
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 21:39:46 by magic magic
nice flow and efx / msx
and no
too much of the same
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 21:56:49 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
Nice and great music.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 21:58:19 by Buckethead Buckethead
prematurely esc'ed thanks to horribly nauseating music and lack of progression.
sucksadded on the 2006-12-29 22:56:56 by bhead bhead
nice one. just wish for one or two more effects...
rulezadded on the 2006-12-29 23:01:29 by titus^rab titus^rab
And I thought Preacher really hated growing things =)
added on the 2006-12-29 23:14:43 by dairos dairos
super lovely!
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 00:47:14 by Zest Zest
loved it, lill boring after a while but still looks nice
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 01:21:02 by trisch trisch
new style but still nothing new.
like the style though.
added on the 2006-12-30 02:22:58 by bzz bzz
Nothing new, indeed, but not bad either. Piggy.
added on the 2006-12-30 12:58:59 by Lazarus Lazarus
Clean and nice, almost a bit too clean actually ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 13:22:02 by kurli kurli
please do more demos in Katharsis style instead
added on the 2006-12-30 15:03:51 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
love ya.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 16:56:43 by nosfe nosfe
realy nice...
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 19:12:33 by starbuck starbuck
why was this voted 5th?
minimalistic and simple, yes, but very well balanced, cool retro music and no non-sequitors like seen in other entries. nice concept well executed.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 22:16:42 by baerb^kat baerb^kat
Miami Vice -colors & nice music.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 22:23:38 by daFred daFred
like it mostly for the music and of course the mathematical finesse.
But due to it's requirement of external framebuffers ... video only :(
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 22:24:52 by d0DgE d0DgE
for those of you who didn't figure it out: it was supposed to be a mix of Depeche Mode and 80s disco neon music ....
added on the 2006-12-30 22:28:08 by Axel Axel
But in the end, it wasn't. Which is probably a good thing since now I can do the proper depeche mode-demo some day :D
added on the 2006-12-30 22:31:48 by Preacher Preacher
as always :)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 22:55:18 by substrate substrate
soundtrack link?
added on the 2006-12-31 00:10:32 by dodke dodke
music was very cool! the rest - enjoyable. but the same traction style anyway...

ps: no katharsis anymore... please ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-31 00:44:16 by zeebr zeebr
Link to tune:

added on the 2006-12-31 09:00:21 by buzzer_ buzzer_
Very cool visuals, but the music makes this a bit boring, although the track is not bad at all, just... I don't know :)

I like it anyway.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-31 15:06:08 by teel teel
I like the Traction style as always, and the design is very clean and cool. The 2d is so so (lay off the smudge, dude!), but the music suits the prod fine. I noticed the bug that Smash mentioned, and it bugs me. Overall, the demo is neat, should have ranked higher, but it's a bit unispired though. Now I hope that you guys will actually take the time to gather momentum and release something killer for BP. Quality, not quantity.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-31 15:16:07 by Archmage Archmage
somehow it feels like traction's stuck in a loop repeating themselves... maybe something else than glowing lines next time?:-)
added on the 2006-12-31 15:18:16 by uncle-x uncle-x
somehow it feels like traction's stuck in a loop repeating themselves...

I've been boo-ed and hissed at for calling them the new Replay, but yeah...

Some part of brain triggered when I saw the scene of the screenshot and recalled the awesome work from demogroup Fascination. Kudos for making me recall the good times ;)
added on the 2006-12-31 15:20:31 by Shifter Shifter
kool oldskoolish music. And the with the borders and shit..hehe...allways like the logos from Critikill. Not many doing logos theese days...or 2d graphics at all for that matter....anyway thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-31 16:52:55 by tFt tFt
Really nice demo. Easy to watch, wasy to listen. Maybe my fave from TUM this year.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-31 19:16:18 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
you suck
sucksadded on the 2007-01-01 11:38:05 by draft draft
worked for me in all possible aspects. so i'll just point out that the music is a very good fit, the visuals are polished, and the whole watch leaves a nice feeling in the end.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-01 21:21:03 by flash^peon flash^peon
Now *that* was boring
Nice mixture.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-03 00:28:49 by T$ T$
nice & relaxing soundtrack! a tad overuse of growing lines maybe.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-03 13:31:09 by a-move a-move
Pleasant, but a little boring.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-03 13:55:23 by psonice psonice
A little bit boring but cool design and nice tune
rulezadded on the 2007-01-04 05:54:09 by keops keops
rulezadded on the 2007-01-04 08:38:34 by aha aha
More than just cozy. I might even watch this one again!

Oh, and props for the pr0n music - way to go. ;)
rulezadded on the 2007-01-04 09:40:56 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
Starts off really nice than it get a bit boring.. At it's best moments its´s extremely cool though!
rulezadded on the 2007-01-04 10:55:54 by malmix malmix
Great, with a wonderful soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-04 11:33:30 by Cj Cj
YES !!!
the music deserves itself a thumb up
rulezadded on the 2007-01-04 15:15:58 by BackSpace BackSpace
Deserves a thumbs up, although it sort of gets stuck in the same gear. The music has a nice old school vibe to it. Graphics very smooth.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-04 18:49:02 by voz voz
rulezadded on the 2007-01-05 15:51:17 by Maissi Maissi
very cool
rulezadded on the 2007-01-06 07:18:21 by blackpawn blackpawn
I really like this one. Great tune too.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-06 21:27:53 by AntDude AntDude
Also, where can we download the song/soundtrack? :)
added on the 2007-01-06 21:30:32 by AntDude AntDude
check buzzer's link earlier on.
added on the 2007-01-07 00:30:09 by Axel Axel
yey! Not a technical super demo, just a really happy feeling and captivating visuals the whole way through. The world needs more of these. :D
rulezadded on the 2007-01-07 02:50:46 by GbND GbND
\o/ ribbons \o/
rulezadded on the 2007-01-08 23:19:53 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
You can't win compos with this kind of demos, but you can get instant coup de coeurs.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-09 03:15:18 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
the last traction piece that really did it for me must have been 'fiat homo'. maybe because it had a concept the visuals were bound to. this one, again, feels a little bit too random to me. which is unfortunate since i really dig the general traction style.

one a side note: the pixel overlays are well done, but don't suit traction at all. plus, they look like someone either hibernated for the last 10 years or is really nostalgic about mid/late ninetees demo design elements.
added on the 2007-01-09 16:55:16 by monroe monroe
a little bit boring, but ok for now
added on the 2007-01-10 23:18:29 by habr100 habr100
rulezadded on the 2007-01-11 00:58:02 by loaderror loaderror
nice one :)
rulezadded on the 2007-01-12 21:27:58 by faraday faraday
hmm, a bit boring and could have fit in 64k
added on the 2007-01-13 10:52:44 by hunta hunta
I like it, but well there are better demos from traction :)
rulezadded on the 2007-01-13 11:03:08 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
maybe was a bit boring, but the music its lovely
added on the 2007-01-14 13:33:59 by humphr3y humphr3y
Okay for music and fx
piggy for demo direction::a bit boring
added on the 2007-01-14 15:23:14 by SilkCut SilkCut
I didn't enjoyed it as much as other Brainstorm demos (sometimes boring), though it has so clean visuals, nifty colors and nice music that makes me give it a thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-15 18:06:15 by Optimus Optimus
watchable :)
added on the 2007-01-16 03:15:48 by pdx pdx
rulezadded on the 2007-01-16 03:29:55 by Sverker Sverker
rulezadded on the 2007-01-16 07:03:52 by cherri kandler cherri kandler
feels like advanced version of win95 pluspack screensaver.
added on the 2007-01-16 08:05:23 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Beautiful :).
rulezadded on the 2007-01-16 22:32:34 by XT95^FRq XT95^FRq
cool but a bit boring
rulezadded on the 2007-01-18 12:14:47 by src src
liked teh muuusic
added on the 2007-01-18 23:11:48 by gr gr
rulezadded on the 2007-01-19 12:32:15 by cgfx2 cgfx2
somewhat atmosphereish, but not too much content nor excitement. got a bit inspired by the "wave lines in a plane" towards the end though.
added on the 2007-01-20 11:46:09 by Duckers Duckers
surprisingly good, the music fits so perfectly well with the graphics on screen. and it's arty.
rulezadded on the 2007-01-21 06:58:44 by thec thec
beautiful art out of simple 3D object ! music reminds me jmj ;)
rulezadded on the 2007-03-05 03:02:50 by Orion_ Orion_
Cool, w. some nice synchros. The end logo looked nice
rulezadded on the 2007-03-05 09:10:48 by p01 p01
little bit boring, but most of the time cool and with good music :)
rulezadded on the 2007-03-29 23:32:04 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
I like the music and effects and style.
rulezadded on the 2007-06-19 19:05:26 by Drunk_Poet Drunk_Poet
I like the soundtrack and some effects
rulezadded on the 2007-08-20 12:31:50 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
rulezadded on the 2008-03-02 23:23:26 by #535 #535
I'm a sucker for 80's-style and don't see anything wrong with only having an idea or two and running with them. Doing that produces a tight & focused demo although one should be careful about not letting it run for too long, this one is bordering on that but didn't cross the line for me.

This also deviates from the standard traction demo and while the content is somewhat familiar it still brings something new to the spaghetti genre. Finally, I prefer the clean look here to the typical amount of elements surrounding the central effect in recent traction prods.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-16 14:51:18 by slux slux
Not as good as the sequel (one of my personal fave demos in recent times), but a great demo! I love the design and theme and admire how well it is achieved. I'm really hoping for more like this!
rulezadded on the 2008-06-16 15:09:16 by Wade Wade
quite random for me.
added on the 2009-03-19 16:26:50 by Sorcerer Sorcerer
Has very nice rhythm to it
rulezadded on the 2009-07-16 19:32:34 by Marq Marq
A couple a nice looking stuff, a couple a not polished enough transitions, and all in all, missing something to be really entertaining.
added on the 2010-08-04 16:35:13 by Zavie Zavie
The quality is uneven, and a couple of things lack polishing here and there. But the second part is really nice. The blinking scenes in particular work very well.
rulezadded on the 2010-12-08 21:41:43 by Zavie Zavie
Mmm, weird colour ribbons.
added on the 2011-05-15 13:03:29 by johnl johnl
I forgot to mention the soundtrack which is absolute bliss! Beautiful melody (sorely lacking in music today) and a sweet 80s vibe.
added on the 2011-09-09 18:41:52 by Wade Wade
Very good prod especially the music.
rulezadded on the 2011-10-24 13:20:27 by jack-3d jack-3d
Music is great!
rulezadded on the 2012-08-17 21:25:00 by anni anni

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