Galiwm by Ümlaüt Design [web]
screenshot added by Gargaj on 2007-04-07 19:47:50
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release date : april 2007
release party : Breakpoint 2007
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 84
  • is ok 12
  • sucks 0
popularity : 0%
  • rulez 0.88
alltime top: #1029
added on the 2007-04-07 19:47:50 by Gargaj Gargaj

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Cubes, lots of them :)

I like it, looks good, some nice scenes and the music sounds pretty decent!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-07 19:57:11 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
good. with concept. nice music too.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-07 19:59:30 by wie8 wie8
Nice for 4k although some scenes were slow. I also like radiosity techniques (that noise didn't come from nowhere right? ;P). And the music was good. So here goes my thumb.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-07 20:04:28 by masterm masterm
It looks like the deathstar in some way :)

Very huge impact on the bigscreen I can imagine! Very nice!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-07 20:04:51 by magic magic
rulezadded on the 2007-04-07 20:59:53 by T$ T$
Best 4k ever!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-07 21:27:28 by aLpHa oNe aLpHa oNe
this rules. great work guys
rulezadded on the 2007-04-07 23:54:00 by prm prm
simple concept, but great execution
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 00:11:58 by KeyJ KeyJ
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 00:12:55 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Quite slow on my machine but it looks really good, especially for a 4k. Great work Garg! You corporate sellout!!! ;)
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 00:36:02 by keops keops
very nice indeed
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 01:01:13 by gencha gencha
Great 4k!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 01:56:18 by Buckethead Buckethead
doesn't work on
Athlon64 3000+
1GB of RAM
Radeon X800(256M vram) w/ Catalyst 7.2
Windows XP Pro w/ SP2
added on the 2007-04-08 02:20:14 by c.r.v c.r.v
(dunno if it's that, maybe you don't have d3dx9_29.dll, I'd to rename the dll in system32)
very very pretty!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 02:37:19 by hollowman hollowman
Oops, it worked by turning off "Ati Tray Tools". Sorry guys, and thank you Buckethead for your response.

what KeyJ said.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 03:11:51 by c.r.v c.r.v
i'd say it's on the firm side of 'ok prod'.
still, much respect to garg for finding time for the scene
added on the 2007-04-08 05:38:43 by apricot apricot
thumbs worthy, but I know that you can definitely do a lot better :)
the faked AO effect isn't too convincing either.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 08:32:36 by mentor mentor
not exactly interesting and quite monotome, i give it an OK for the music.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 10:29:37 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
great music and simple, but impressive well done scenes.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 10:43:20 by hunta hunta
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 11:09:06 by cxczevik cxczevik
Cewl 4k. Music is nice and so is the stuff for the eye
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 11:19:39 by mSW mSW
I only kept wishing that the cubes would start moving :) A great intro indeed.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 12:27:23 by Preacher Preacher
a little low on fps, but the music makes up for it :)
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 12:33:02 by gloom gloom
i liked it, but ( nekem egy kicsit szaggatott ) de mindenféleképen light tracer rlz O_o--b
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 15:27:10 by aha aha
It needs ps >=2.0, could someone make a video version of it?
added on the 2007-04-08 15:35:09 by Cj Cj
the speed issues are due to DrawPrimitiveUP - i would've needed some more bytes to do it with a static VB
added on the 2007-04-08 15:37:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
around 5 fps here :( P4 2.4ghz + 6600GT

yeah please, video :)
Rulez, but I found it a bit dull looking in some places, due to the lack of contrast.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 16:31:39 by shash shash
Fuck! Some serious style!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 18:42:28 by of of
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 21:02:07 by Quarryman Quarryman
This style is getting old. Plus it ran slow.
added on the 2007-04-08 21:02:43 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
pretty nice but very very slow
rulezadded on the 2007-04-08 23:15:05 by blackpawn blackpawn
gotverdam, awesome.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-09 00:16:19 by iks iks
come one :)
added on the 2007-04-09 01:01:10 by NuKem NuKem
Nice synth code and lots of cubes :-)
rulezadded on the 2007-04-09 05:45:53 by cTrix cTrix
really really cool
rulezadded on the 2007-04-09 07:45:02 by junjanes junjanes
rulezadded on the 2007-04-09 11:21:14 by zeebr zeebr
Great cube scene by Gargaj.
Great style and good music.
But, it is a bit slow..
But, awesome intro.
Anyway, good works in 4k!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-09 17:10:13 by got got
very cool music and of course CUBES!!!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-09 18:02:25 by decipher decipher
a little bit boring and too slow on X1600, 2Ghz DualCore, but good music
added on the 2007-04-10 08:34:13 by RA RA
nice effort
added on the 2007-04-10 14:25:10 by psenough psenough
awesome.. well done..
rulezadded on the 2007-04-10 17:01:40 by GnoStiC GnoStiC
This style is getting old.

hmmm... very good point.
added on the 2007-04-10 20:38:30 by Gargaj Gargaj
és nem akarom tudni mérlagol
rulezadded on the 2007-04-10 21:02:11 by kelsey kelsey
rulezadded on the 2007-04-10 23:13:49 by nosfe nosfe
..old style and it is overall only "fucking great"- but i still like it..
rulezadded on the 2007-04-10 23:20:50 by 4kum4 4kum4
i liked the lepra-cubes effect on the bigscreen allright... but it is so friggin' slow on my not-too-old box.... therefore piggy.
added on the 2007-04-11 09:09:07 by havoc havoc
mixed feelings
added on the 2007-04-11 10:41:34 by toxie toxie
i really enjoyed it. and the synth rocks as usual :)
rulezadded on the 2007-04-11 14:46:48 by gopher gopher
lighting looks too simple, and speed is slow. But, some shots are really nice, and the synth rulez.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-11 22:23:00 by iq iq
in my opinion; this should have won!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-12 18:50:15 by response response
looked and sounded real good. some more moving stuff wouldn't have hurt and the block tentacle seemed to be bit out of place imho:)
rulezadded on the 2007-04-12 19:15:32 by rale rale
Nice music for 4k, there is no more than cubes in a strange geometry and moody texture.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-12 19:57:56 by Optimus Optimus
great music. esp as it gets going. maybe some different chords would have been cool? add some reverb and everything will sound superpro (I believe).

great looking geometry too. is that some d3dx ambient occlusion stuff I see there?
rulezadded on the 2007-04-12 20:40:35 by loaderror loaderror
Nice one, only thing I didn't like was how the cameras always stopped at the end of the cuts.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-13 19:14:39 by zoom zoom
rulezadded on the 2007-04-14 12:14:40 by Pirx Pirx
Amazing visuals and cool music. But so slow, soooo slow. :) Feels like home somehow (Amiga). :D Great 4k! Doesn't beat the hungarian paprika creme though. :D
rulezadded on the 2007-04-14 13:45:41 by StingRay StingRay
There's something very very strange about that lighting. But the music rocks for 4k, so:
rulezadded on the 2007-04-14 18:59:57 by kb_ kb_
:-) try looking up greeble on wiki an guess whose name you see for the contributing image? Nice work.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-15 08:32:22 by auld auld
My favourite of the compo. Especially the music.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-15 10:38:31 by chock chock
Extremely slow on my machine (which I admit is not top of the range anymore), but otherwise nice looking.
added on the 2007-04-15 19:37:58 by Dbug Dbug
rulezadded on the 2007-04-16 20:22:17 by Maali Maali
kb: the lighting is supposed to be strange, basically it's a weird mix of falloff lighting and a duotone interpolation :)
added on the 2007-04-16 20:27:07 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulezadded on the 2007-04-19 11:45:08 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
is that some d3dx ambient occlusion stuff I see there?

nope, all hand-calculated (speed reasons)
added on the 2007-04-20 22:51:32 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulezadded on the 2007-04-21 14:50:21 by beton beton
Quite nice 4k. The camera movements were a bit annoying though.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-22 19:50:52 by dairos dairos

The begining was chimera-esque
rulezadded on the 2007-04-22 20:07:19 by p01 p01
i like
rulezadded on the 2007-04-22 20:09:48 by src src
good synth, some nice scenes with polypushing going on. a bit short but cool.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-22 20:14:38 by earx earx
Nice lighting.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-22 23:22:27 by imbusy imbusy
rulezadded on the 2007-04-22 23:47:34 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
That's quite nice.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-24 16:42:18 by Cj Cj
the cubes look lovely
rulezadded on the 2007-04-27 15:08:54 by fiveofive fiveofive
Looks very nice!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-30 08:42:35 by Mystra Mystra
that "lighting" ain't fooling nobody ;)
added on the 2007-04-30 09:37:30 by kusma kusma
kusma: hey, apparently it did :D
added on the 2007-05-12 03:02:45 by Gargaj Gargaj
finally managed to watch it in good conditions
You can never have enough cubes
rulezadded on the 2007-05-19 19:40:29 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
cubes rulez, great soft synth too
rulezadded on the 2007-05-27 20:16:55 by rbz rbz
rulezadded on the 2007-06-17 06:52:45 by rmeht rmeht
absolutely awesome synth and music!
rulezadded on the 2007-06-18 00:11:57 by Duckers Duckers
By the way, I wonder what a version in colour would look like.. :)
added on the 2007-06-21 22:09:15 by magic magic
cubes - my whole face is full of cubes ... :)

Great softsynth for 4k ...
rulezadded on the 2007-08-03 22:03:46 by slippy slippy
fake-AO (?) visuals, but nice soundtrack and good direction for a 4k.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-15 22:26:42 by remageFrs remageFrs
remage: the AO is "real", in the sense of the concept i guess - basically what i do is to check every vertex to every other vertex and compute an angle from the normal and their difference, and if the angle is less than a threshold, i assume the second vertex is occluding the first one, and i shade down the diffuse color a bit. it's a horrible horrible solution, but it's surprisingly fast (especially if you limit down the range of checked vertices to only the ones that give a result) and accurate enough to give you the little shading around the higher cubes :D
added on the 2007-08-21 05:55:17 by Gargaj Gargaj
Made me think of Star wars & Death star :)
rulezadded on the 2007-11-15 05:54:34 by Maissi Maissi
rulezadded on the 2007-12-02 14:20:13 by XT95 XT95
rulezadded on the 2008-03-02 19:08:04 by #535 #535
Awesome music (=fantastic synth)
rulezadded on the 2008-03-07 11:35:46 by chromag chromag
"We need cubes... LOTS of cubes!" - Gargaj
rulezadded on the 2008-03-11 01:03:07 by raer raer

runs with 15fps on a Demobox,shouldnt be,or?
(atleast i remember having seen it faster and in better quality on my old machine!)
rulezadded on the 2008-06-15 13:14:29 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
Only 4 KB? Unbelieveable...
rulezadded on the 2009-03-29 11:14:10 by Wuwu Wuwu
rulezadded on the 2009-04-23 10:47:36 by Sir Sir
music too!
...and realtime pseudo-ambient occlusion
rulezadded on the 2009-04-23 13:12:16 by untel untel
Nice one, great music!
rulezadded on the 2010-03-11 13:44:49 by nekomono nekomono
music is good
rulezadded on the 2010-04-22 14:10:39 by provod provod
Thumb for the synth!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-14 00:33:15 by LLB LLB
rulezadded on the 2011-02-15 13:20:06 by las las
Really like the soundtrack in this 4k - greatly done!

Made a Youtube Rip:
rulezadded on the 2011-07-30 01:21:29 by anni anni
Should have won
rulezadded on the 2012-01-28 13:02:06 by Frequent Frequent
Nice music!
rulezadded on the 2012-11-30 13:09:25 by dafuq dafuq
I like it.
rulezadded on the 2015-03-07 08:04:48 by ramon ramon

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