Digital Garden - Breakpoint 2008 Invitation by Rebels
screenshot added by pasy on 2008-02-24 11:45:01
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release date : february 2008
release party : Oxyron Party 2008
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
invitation for : Breakpoint 2008
  • rulez 209
  • is ok 39
  • sucks 7
popularity : 4%
  • rulez 0.79
alltime top: #103
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Nice invitation! Awesome music by Chromag/Rebels!
(why didn't you donated this piece to hugi#34 uh? :)
I really liked the Assembly invitation done by Rebels,
but this ons is even better! The graphics by h20 rule
aswell! Thumb for this production for sure!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 11:52:08 by magic magic
I love it!
added on the 2008-02-24 11:57:38 by Virgill Virgill
Fantastic music and I like the plain style very much. A very "clean" production which flows nicely from one scene to another. Great graphics as well.

I'll be there!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 11:57:41 by Preacher Preacher
Great invi! and beautiful music (i especially liked the creditpart). Looking foward to the party!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:03:51 by jco jco
Nice compositions and transitions, helped by a kicking tune by Chromag. Not awesome, but I like it nonetheless.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:04:14 by menace menace
video plz!
added on the 2008-02-24 12:05:22 by thec thec
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:05:58 by MurphyEXD MurphyEXD

added on the 2008-02-24 12:07:16 by pasy pasy
Kicks alot of ASS!!!!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:10:09 by krimble krimble
beautiful color scheme, neat transition.
The tune sounds good :)

rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:10:28 by Pulsar Pulsar
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:11:49 by wie8 wie8
Nice visuals and audials!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:12:20 by AMB AMB
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:15:59 by 71M 71M
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:17:26 by ryg ryg

damn cool! and absolutely fantastic track by chromag.. huge thumb :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:18:57 by xrs xrs
Nice look & feel !
Props for the Mac OSX port.
See you at BP !
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:19:20 by willbe willbe
Niceish & okish.
added on the 2008-02-24 12:19:28 by daFred daFred
cubes \o/
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:21:30 by aha aha
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:22:00 by iks iks
Hot candidate for best invitation and demo soundtrack of the year :-) Love at first sight! Great flow and design + typical beautiful h20 color sheme.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:22:10 by Bobic Bobic
stylish gfx and design from h2o & a sublime tune from chromag. fx wise was ok, as an invite its great, see you at BP guys :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:22:37 by keito keito
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:26:29 by eye eye
very nice, and runs smoothly :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:27:08 by iq iq
created with the straight influence of ghettosceners

added on the 2008-02-24 12:29:50 by magic magic
created with the straight influence of ghettosceners

:-) thumb way up
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:31:55 by auld auld
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:33:05 by thec thec
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:36:50 by druid druid
Great demo
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:38:23 by XT95 XT95
Fantastic invitation, especially the greetings part rocks.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:43:06 by Cj Cj
Awesome quality job by Chromag and H2o, coupled with boring screen effects which make my videocard yawn and beg for some action.
Party information is quite poor, being relegated to one fullscreen pic, and all in all the invitation lacks the "makes me want to be there" feeling.
added on the 2008-02-24 12:46:37 by dixan dixan
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:47:10 by spritus spritus
perhaps you want the following download link:
added on the 2008-02-24 12:49:24 by eye eye
linux port?
added on the 2008-02-24 12:49:27 by las las
Nice old school feeling, I can see some inspiration from more or less known prods like this for the very first scene or some cracktro with cube travelling which name I can't recall right now :) Including the winners in the part before the credits is a great and well executed idea. Overall, a very enjoyable prod that may not introduce some new or impressive effects, but it can be nice for an ocassional watch.

Thumb up it is.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:55:51 by stage7 stage7
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 12:57:36 by quickyman quickyman
Nice little diddy. Music was good, graphics and design all round good. Especially liked the way greetings were done, cool idea :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 13:08:12 by lug00ber lug00ber
exactly what dixan said
added on the 2008-02-24 13:09:13 by Maali Maali
stage7: i can certainly recall the cracktro you mention :]

Your friendly ghetto scener.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 13:12:29 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Wow! Beautiful music and transitions!!! I really like the simplicity, elegance and ideas in new Rebels demos.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 13:16:02 by Optimus Optimus
I even loved the youtube vid so i guess it's awesome. Nice job guys
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 13:17:17 by Serpent Serpent
Bugs like no tomorrow on my computer (forgetting to clear some buffers, eyh?), but from the video this looked and sounded quite nice. Still, a piggy for the same reasons as dixan pointed out.
added on the 2008-02-24 13:17:24 by kusma kusma
Congratulations for managing to crash my OS X. I havn't seen that happen since the 10.1 days.

Or at least the GUI stopped responding, the doc icon jumped, an empty small window opened and then no more.. I had to switch off the machine, I didn't try to ssh into it and kill off the demo process, maybe that would have worked?

Machine: Macbook Pro, C2D 2.2, 2GB, Nvidia 8600 128MB
OS: 10.5.2 with all patches

added on the 2008-02-24 13:27:29 by evil evil
Great invitation with awesome music.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 13:37:36 by r13 r13
It crashes my Windows XP PC at the beginning of part three (after the scene with the demo screenshots).
added on the 2008-02-24 13:38:23 by Adok Adok
very very nice!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 13:43:30 by dipswitch dipswitch
nice ghettoscener production! :p i especially enjoyed chromags music.. <3 !
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 13:44:44 by can can
RBS quality!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 13:46:51 by Zest Zest
For the record, I'm running the demo on an (seemingly) identical system to evil and it runs fine on my MacBook Pro.
added on the 2008-02-24 13:48:21 by Preacher Preacher
nice and clean demo which runs very smooth on very different configs (imo a thing that is extremly important for invitations) with kick-ass music.
i'm looking really forward to the party! :-)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 13:59:04 by v3nom v3nom
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 14:04:00 by p01 p01
nice and cozy
added on the 2008-02-24 14:13:07 by dwarf dwarf
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 14:28:14 by doomdoom doomdoom
Totally nice! Cool transitions and great music by Chromag!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 14:31:30 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 14:31:35 by Buckethead Buckethead
At first, I found 17 mbyte a bit too much, but you obviously aren't sizecoding, so who gives a fuck.
Very nice scene transitions, decent music, and very sweet design. I loved the greet parts where you could see the lines, and there were many nice details here and there. I'll watch it again :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 14:32:01 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
graphics easily come across as the best part, i wasnt really floored by the music but it served the purpose (the piano part was nice), and the effects were fitting, but i felt the problem was that they kindof separated the parts with a really visible *clunk*, everything was too linear and it just made me actually realize that a next effect is coming... not that it ruined the experience, but it didn't really feel the experience was 100% because of that... more like 90% (which IS good, but still, why not greedy if possible? :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 14:37:36 by Gargaj Gargaj
added on the 2008-02-24 14:39:53 by hashdash hashdash
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 14:54:08 by texel texel
Quite large, but very polished. Nice music.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 14:54:25 by mic mic
Very stylish, the best parts were Dicabs models and Pasy's code, it's a shame h2o uses the same colour palette for nearly everything he does, thouse the graphics are stylish anyway.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:00:09 by Shockwave Shockwave
Great !
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:03:44 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
Little hefty on size comparing to the content, but it was okayish anyway. Music saved a lot for me.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:08:18 by visy visy
Quite nice, but to be honest I don't really think it works well as an invitation. I miss a bit more energy, especially during the ending where you're supposed to leave everybody with the "hey, I want to go there!" feeling. It actually feels a bit depressing instead :)
added on the 2008-02-24 15:09:13 by ithaqua ithaqua
Great! Music rulez!!!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:09:52 by wiseman wiseman
That really is very very nice, very enjoyable.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:12:36 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Overall nice. I like especially the credits and the music. But why does the demo change the size of all my open desktop-windows on osx?
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:15:18 by Dranix Dranix
yay! osx!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:15:20 by nosfe nosfe
unhandled exception at $03787726: Division by zero

added on the 2008-02-24 15:25:56 by BoyC BoyC
ithaqua: i think they should get kudos for making an invitation zen, original and outstanding.

another hint: "digital garden" ;p
added on the 2008-02-24 15:29:46 by Zest Zest
Haha! Ithaqua makes THE observation here. If you asked me what it said in the last screen, my immediate emotions would say :"Those were the days, but sometimes we must accept the inevitable and get on with our lives. Breakpoint will never happen again!"

Still, this is very nice and polished all the way. A common thing to say about just about all demos is "it looks unfinished", but this strikes me as quite finished with all the slick graphics and the fancy transitions which noone really gets to do because deadline is coming. Not many sharp edges left here.

Brain food part : Greetings with spline makes brain hungry for more mildly interesting stuff.

Demo Social Skills part : Nostalgia sequence with screen shots of former glory and music to match.

If you want to live up to the ghettosceners label, you might want to have more riots, harassment and offending content next time :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:30:56 by loaderror loaderror
Great soundtrack and some cool transitions.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:31:25 by xernobyl xernobyl
pretty nice!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:36:20 by shadez shadez
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 15:49:12 by Clarence Clarence
somehow nice
hm, depressing.

(and i dont like stuff intersecting with the camera, allthough the youtube watch admittedly didnt give me a 100% look)

but sure, nice effort.
added on the 2008-02-24 16:14:18 by superplek superplek
will it be the titan who create next year invitation! :DDDDDD
added on the 2008-02-24 16:22:17 by uns3en_ uns3en_
it's still quite cool. i like your gfx h2o :D
added on the 2008-02-24 16:29:23 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Wow, pretty cool: some nice & original fxs and it even runs smoothly on my old but still faithful r9700m :))
Nice soundtrack too (I guess how the overall feeling would have been if it was in major tonality...)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 16:30:44 by bdk bdk
Good one. What're the chances of getting hold of the source for a linux port?
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 16:31:06 by parcelshit parcelshit
Of course nice gfx, I was forgetting. Everything is so smooth.
added on the 2008-02-24 16:31:20 by bdk bdk
Excellent invtro!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 16:35:05 by benny! benny!
Beautiful music and the transitions were superb! The filled cube routines felt a bit empty and clumsy to me, but a thumb up overall.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 16:46:22 by Wade Wade
nice work pasy&co :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 16:47:09 by NuKem NuKem
Thanks to the audience at the Oxyron-Party for the nice feedback!
added on the 2008-02-24 16:59:01 by chromag chromag
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should I fire moslo up?
added on the 2008-02-24 17:19:35 by friol friol
Nice production dudes, especially the tune was lovely, great work Chromag!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 17:30:50 by buzzer_ buzzer_
Love it <3
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 17:40:56 by Maissi Maissi
Flower power!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 17:42:58 by slyspy slyspy
Amazing! This one is a great invtro!
Btw... I've liked more the 64k invtro of the previous Breakpoint.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 17:57:51 by SoDa7 SoDa7
cool invitro
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 18:10:43 by ck ck
can't wait for results :p
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 18:14:10 by panic panic
Nice invtro. Cool tune from Chromag!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 18:27:29 by raer raer
very cool and a consistent look
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 18:31:28 by gopher gopher
very great intro!! nice dezign, muzax , graphix and code..
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 18:36:47 by sINk sINk
It has that nice nostalgic sentimental feeling I like in demos. Something you will watch with a great pleasure in the future. The beautiful mixture between the visuals and the music is just great.
Thumbs up for the quality of the soundtrack both composition and sound.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 19:21:55 by oxb oxb
Really nice prod... but the size is far too big, sorry!
added on the 2008-02-24 19:33:27 by aLpHa oNe aLpHa oNe
It is very nice to not have to watch the BP invite from a movie clip - a million thumbs up for the osX port.

Somehow, it seems to me the BP screen will be very light blue this year (:
(why didn't you donated this piece to hugi#34 uh? :) (cit. magic)

thumb up for making such a stupid comment possible.
added on the 2008-02-24 19:46:41 by rmeht rmeht
rox guys... good work in all ways!

where are the greetings to trbs ?
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 19:57:34 by daXX daXX
and thumb down for an extremely boring "hey, look at how many cubes we can move around, just like debris revealed us the magic of mesh instancing!"
sucksadded on the 2008-02-24 20:07:16 by rmeht rmeht
great design..
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 20:16:20 by 4kum4 4kum4
Very nice! Chromag: I love the soundtrack! Brilliant!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 20:28:55 by Mystra Mystra
Oldschool themes + newschool polish = rulez. A good invite, makes me wish i could be there.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 20:29:28 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
A piggy.
added on the 2008-02-24 20:29:44 by #535 #535
no bp for me this year either. the invitation demo was actually kinda crappy compared to former ones. ill give it a piggy although.
added on the 2008-02-24 20:39:42 by rydi rydi
-alt. wtf is wrong with my typos today. :P
added on the 2008-02-24 20:42:32 by rydi rydi
It's all about the Rebels. Fucking ace, and as ever Chromag continues to release quality fitting music.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 20:54:52 by ruairi [rc55] ruairi [rc55]
Thumb up, but it's cold for an invitro : the color scheme is too serious, and the music lacks a bit pace.
It's an attempt to do things differently, though, so big respect for that. :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 21:06:35 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
really nice on the big screen, chromags tune kicks ass ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 21:07:17 by Premium Premium
Good stuff. Very smooth. Nice touch with the tower of video screens. Loved the credits scroll. Very elegant. Only problem: on Mac, the music cuts out right after the 3D trophy part... what gives?
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 21:12:33 by Arkholt Arkholt
shenlon and other mac users please contact pontscho ( pontscho@freshmindworkz.hu ) if you got some trouble! thx!
added on the 2008-02-24 21:20:17 by pasy pasy
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 22:07:29 by yumeji yumeji
expected a bit more, but its not bad - nothing much seemed to happen in the demo, the beginning wasn't synchronized, the cube fx's could have looked bid better.. but there were some nice moments too:)
added on the 2008-02-24 22:10:38 by rale rale
Same error as friol...
Drunk_Poet: pls run with -v parameter and send me the debug.log file (pasy@rebels.com) thx!!!
added on the 2008-02-24 22:14:15 by pasy pasy
nice atmosphere.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-24 22:41:17 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
nice! great artwork!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 00:27:19 by orange orange
very nice invite.. loved the cube part and all the arrangement and music in general :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 00:33:23 by fiveofive fiveofive
Very well done! Great soundtrack!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 00:55:25 by ham ham
some ugly effects, some good effects. All in all i think the design and the flow raised it up to a thumb, i hope to see more demos like this from you, you'll just have to get rid of the ugly effects :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 01:34:13 by quisten quisten
dixan summed up pretty well.
nice, but not <3.
added on the 2008-02-25 01:37:40 by makc makc
added on the 2008-02-25 01:45:04 by mrdoob mrdoob
Cool graphics by H2O and a really, really good tune by Chromag - shocked me quite a bit there ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 06:00:14 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
Nice one, even if it doesn't put me exactly in the usual Breakpoint Party mood. Nevertheless a nice one! :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 06:17:44 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
the only thing that feels out of place is that face pic. the rest is ace though. consistent style, nice effects, great transitions and a good soundtrack.

so now we will have to listen to chromag the entire party? the i'll really need to get drunk... ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 07:50:57 by prm prm
pröööm ;)
added on the 2008-02-25 08:07:31 by chromag chromag
hahaha :)
added on the 2008-02-25 08:17:04 by magic magic
added on the 2008-02-25 08:41:47 by tobé tobé
Ok same as niels (for once). I feel it a bit depressing. For some reasons Flat shaded 3d based on primitives depress me. On the other hands some really cool and the well polished overall thing save the demo. Thumb up
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 08:47:26 by nytrik nytrik
Thumb for Chromag's great music. H2O's logos are starting to look way too generic though.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 09:00:24 by Archmage Archmage
Very enjoyable production, especially the music.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 09:49:48 by Jailbird Jailbird
Nice one!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 09:53:39 by remageFrs remageFrs
what sound engine is used? the demo flows perfectly in wine on Linux, but sound is jumpy, like buffer underruns...
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 09:56:34 by jaw jaw
Not bad, nice to see some re-cycled effects from different platforms. Like Amiga, C-64 and PC. :) Also nice to listen to Chromag's great music and to watch H2O's gfx!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 10:06:58 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
J: ogg-vorbis decoder and openal, we'll do an update soon with bigger sound buffer
added on the 2008-02-25 10:49:19 by pasy pasy
Nice invite, very smooth design + gfx. Plus osx port \o/
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 11:14:22 by psonice psonice
Very nice
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 11:15:22 by emoon emoon
niente di speciale...
added on the 2008-02-25 11:31:30 by soolta soolta
Major amiga-style influences here. Cubes rock. Now make them glenz ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 11:48:16 by franky-- franky--
added on the 2008-02-25 11:50:49 by a-move a-move
very well designed + nice music
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 12:15:08 by mueslee mueslee
Great music. But cubes are overused and a bit boring in todays productions.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 12:27:18 by Lazarus Lazarus
i like it - especially the soundtrack!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 13:56:24 by RA RA
nice effects, cool demo!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 14:25:21 by dimouse dimouse
Hazy flowers... let's smoke em!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 15:26:54 by vscd vscd
See you there!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 16:01:45 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Quite possibility the most polished and sophisticated production by Rebels to date. H2O, I salute you and take my hat off to you for the graphics/design on this production. It's spot-on, elegant, smooth and beautiful. Pasy, I loved the cube-effects and the nice little nuances in the greetings part, such as the thin white lines the names are leaving. The flower made of cubes was absolutely beautiful, particularly when it started pulsating with light.

As for the music, a truly welll-polished track, Chromag. I only have one little thing i'd like to criticize/ask: Is it just me or were your melodies in some recent Rebels demo similar to this one? It's just that the melody sounds so familiar. I think you did exceptionally well with both the opening (guitar) and the end of the track in the credits part. The little orchestral touches fitted really well and gave the demo special attention in those two parts. For my personal taste, the track could have been a tiny bit more aggressive in the main part, since the visuals are very dynamic, IMO too dynamic for the flow of the song. But don't get me wrong, this is nitpicking. It's just that I have to find better comments than the previous "you rule" all the time, despite the fact that you do. :) Btw, did you play that guitar? (*applauds*)

And just for the record: This track has been on my headphone since I arrived at work this morning, and it's 1730h now. :)

Thanks for this, Rebels. It's been a pleasure to watch! Oh and I think it's great that you revisited the idea from your Assembly invitation, with the screenshots from earlier BP productions. It worked well in the Assembly invitation, and it works well again here. Well done!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 16:34:30 by Axel Axel
oh and fuckings to you of course for pushing the Headlines off the top of the month chart. ;)
added on the 2008-02-25 16:35:39 by Axel Axel
Nice feel overall and the greets and endparts were very nice
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 16:50:45 by bfx bfx
Teljesen szar, hagyjatok abba ezt az egesz demozas dolgot. Foleg pascalban, milyen lame. Bleh.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 16:54:10 by Charlie Charlie
I guess the colors are the best in this prod.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 16:56:12 by nystep nystep
VERY nice'n'shiny invtro indeed, and it even runs on my 1900+ without pixel shader 2.0 :)
but nothing can beat the BP07 invtro! :D
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 17:10:46 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
smooth and nice but old fashion style, little bit boring, look like deja vu
Great! Smooth plain vectors in pouet-colors... what do we need more? And it's even runable on decent hardware...
added on the 2008-02-25 17:45:55 by vscd vscd
I like it.

rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 18:01:45 by Paranoid Paranoid
possibly the best PC demo I have ever seen.
Very nice gfx and coding. The music I prefer oldschool Amiga tunes but oh well, this is nice also :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 18:42:46 by Tristan Tristan
Nice music, some nice effects, some ugly, alright graphics.....enough for a thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 18:49:39 by Zplex Zplex
What Dixan said.
what Zplex said.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 19:24:57 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
Not much a fan of this, this is rather blueblueblue and I think i've seen sexier cubes.
added on the 2008-02-25 20:05:09 by knl knl
no linux port - no cookie!
added on the 2008-02-25 20:06:09 by las las
i realy liked the tune. also, works perfect on "macosx leopard on PC"... kool!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 21:17:04 by vigo vigo
works on gma950, yay!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 21:40:53 by blala blala
Works perfect on my Macbook only one problem its to long to bp for me :(
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 21:57:44 by Princess_Luna Princess_Luna
as for the music, a truly welll-polished track, Chromag. I only have one little thing i'd like to criticize/ask: Is it just me or were your melodies in some recent Rebels demo similar to this one? It's just that the melody sounds so familiar. I think you did exceptionally well with both the opening (guitar) and the end of the track in the credits part. The little orchestral touches fitted really well and gave the demo special attention in those two parts. For my personal taste, the track could have been a tiny bit more aggressive in the main part, since the visuals are very dynamic, IMO too dynamic for the flow of the song.

Thanks for the feedback. I have looked through the latest Rebels releases with my music and couldn't find any similair parts in the melodies but you never know how deep melodies are engraved in your subconsciousness. Maybe it's also because I used similair lead instruments...

The idea for the structure and instrument setup of this track came immediately when we learned about this year's Breakpoint motto, Digital Garden. This may sound pretentious but the antagonism of artificial and organic elements are reflected in the use of synth and acoustic instruments, hence you can hear the orchestral instruments in the main part, too. Not very subtle ;)
If you play the music backwards, it says "Boobies for everyone"
added on the 2008-02-25 23:35:15 by chromag chromag
very nice invitation !!! for me the best ever !!!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-25 23:53:36 by DJH of GCS! DJH of GCS!
boring + crap
sucksadded on the 2008-02-26 00:06:43 by spengler spengler
so that's how a ghetto demo is supposed to look like ;)
srsly, it ran reasonably fine on my crappy nvidia 6200 card but the demo was not exactly stunning design-wise.

Thumb goes for the sound!

Chromag: I heard (another version of) that track the other day on BitJam , I assume you did a "re-worked" version for this invitation.

Could you please (please) post a download link for the real thang ? thx in advance ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 00:29:10 by xyz xyz
hmm ach vergiss mal was ich da gerad gesagt hab, das ist derselbe Track oder ;) kannste mal sehen wie einfach die menschliche Wahrnehmung zu trügen ist :D der Track rockt auf jeden Fall! (hör' ich mir lieber aber ohne die Visuals an ;))

added on the 2008-02-26 00:35:05 by xyz xyz
nice invtro
added on the 2008-02-26 00:47:39 by psenough psenough
Looked about 5 or 6 years behind its time, but I liked how you really incorporated the party's theme into the demo and overall it did a nice job of sharing the info.

So, it did what needed to be done and wasn't ugly. Enough for a thumb, no?
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 01:45:47 by ferris ferris
should I fire moslo up?

added on the 2008-02-26 02:19:17 by bdk bdk
Nice music and graphics. Thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 02:54:24 by luchibobra luchibobra
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 07:55:51 by Zweckform Zweckform
nice invitation
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 08:32:52 by seppjo seppjo
thumb up for "Boobies for everyone"
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 09:13:30 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 10:24:51 by hardi hardi
Pretty slick. And totally great track by Chromag. The effects are nothing really special but they look nice anyway. Nice job! :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 10:34:27 by StingRay StingRay
lol Chromag :)
added on the 2008-02-26 10:38:27 by Axel Axel
great work by all who were involved.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 10:40:48 by dalezr dalezr
Runs fine on my mbp (sorry Evil, I guess it's you) but somehow the 16:10 aspect ratio fixing seems to break more than it ought to fix. The glossy marble in the second frame of the screenshots is an ellipsoid :|
added on the 2008-02-26 11:22:27 by Shifter Shifter
very good looking invitation!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 11:47:48 by zeebr zeebr
Excellent music and nice artwork.

The logo transformation reminds me of something but it's probably just me :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 13:35:29 by keops keops
hehe, talking about trademarks of breakpoint invitations, keops :)
added on the 2008-02-26 14:29:25 by chromag chromag
Good transitions and seemed nice overall but some technical trouble hindered the experience. If I select 4:3, the screen jumps up and down like crazy. No problem with 5:4 other than the aspect ratio is wrong.
added on the 2008-02-26 16:57:23 by raina raina
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 17:19:11 by bull bull
Thx for da Mac Port.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 19:37:04 by bodo^rab bodo^rab
awsome music and overall really nice prod..
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 22:05:06 by malmix malmix
trax, artwork design are great.
i like middle scene.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 22:16:31 by got got
Great art, keep it up. Maybe a little too monochromatic theme going on there, and the music rules.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-27 07:29:40 by d3pth d3pth
Nice, but aspect ratio didn't work on my MB.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-27 08:09:21 by TechCF TechCF
keops: it would rather remind me of a hitch's hoodlum cracktro :P
added on the 2008-02-27 08:34:19 by Zest Zest
rulezadded on the 2008-02-27 16:00:57 by comankh comankh
rulezadded on the 2008-02-27 17:53:42 by neoneye neoneye
Well done but doesn't get me into party mood. I would have liked a happier mood.
added on the 2008-02-27 18:24:29 by novel novel
Mood mood.
added on the 2008-02-27 18:25:02 by novel novel
great music, very clean
rulezadded on the 2008-02-28 04:55:54 by artanis artanis
take drugs. get some imagination. whatever.. this is just the same shit as usual on repeat.
sucksadded on the 2008-02-28 11:42:04 by bzz bzz
Yeah, cubes! And a lot of them... and only blue ones... even better because it is my favorite color... and on top of all a good glowing filter and some transparency... not to mention the pixel morphing pictures! I think 1999 called and asked to get their effects back ;-)

Seriously, it was really good. I liked it a lot.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-28 18:10:31 by Happy-H Happy-H
didn't "click" for me
added on the 2008-02-28 20:01:51 by zefyros zefyros
Cool demo, good music. Runs very smooth. I like it.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-28 21:30:52 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Fucking nice invitro.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-28 22:22:10 by wullon wullon
Excellent stuff. The music is really great Chromag!
rulezadded on the 2008-02-29 08:01:42 by Corial Corial
rulezadded on the 2008-02-29 19:27:26 by Warhead Warhead
nice n clean ... just the gfx of the face with the logo looks like a photo which is a little bit to much smudged :/. Whose face is it ? Scamp ?
rulezadded on the 2008-03-01 08:37:59 by titus^rab titus^rab
Nice. :)
rulezadded on the 2008-03-01 10:40:24 by AntDude AntDude
Yeah, this is good stuff. A good mix of demoscene clichés and some new cool ideas as well -- just how it should be. :) I didn't like that it was all blue ALL the way through, but that's just a minor gripe. The music and graphics are really nice as well... and OSX executable! :)

Good job!
rulezadded on the 2008-03-01 15:01:55 by gloom gloom
rulezadded on the 2008-03-01 21:49:27 by rbz rbz
I like it the gfx is gorgeous
too bad some parts are in slideshow speed :)
rulezadded on the 2008-03-01 22:31:55 by [EviL] [EviL]
Beautiful visuals, beautiful music.
rulezadded on the 2008-03-02 07:36:28 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
rulezadded on the 2008-03-02 16:58:52 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Great !
rulezadded on the 2008-03-02 17:40:13 by frost242 frost242
I am having the same problem as Kus Ma. NV7900GTX.
(Heck, looks like some oldschool shadebob effects. I would have thought it was sort of on purpose had it not been for the screen shots).
Waiting with my thumb until I have seen the intro :+)
added on the 2008-03-02 23:36:15 by lemmus lemmus
can you send me a screenshot? ->pasy@rebels.com
added on the 2008-03-03 09:13:29 by pasy pasy
rulezadded on the 2008-03-03 13:08:04 by syphus syphus
rulezadded on the 2008-03-03 14:41:33 by BiTL BiTL
rulezadded on the 2008-03-03 15:51:12 by #535 #535
I was unable to kkapture, so I made a video with my cellphone:
NV7900GTX, Forceware 93.71
I think you can see what is going on even though the picture quality is lame.
rulezadded on the 2008-03-03 21:06:59 by lemmus lemmus
(Btw, you got the thumb because it runs fine under wine :-) )
added on the 2008-03-03 21:09:50 by lemmus lemmus
thx for the vid, its a bit strange, thoose buffers are cleared. but forcerware 93.71 is a 2006 november driver, pls try to update it to the current 169.21 forceware
added on the 2008-03-03 21:39:30 by pasy pasy
Unfortunately the newer NV drivers are very buggy. I am unable to make custom resolutions in the latest 169.21. Therefore I have to stick with 93.71.
I do not see this problem in any other demos.
added on the 2008-03-03 21:50:26 by lemmus lemmus
ill try to get a nv7xxx with 93.71 to test it
added on the 2008-03-03 23:09:11 by pasy pasy
what was the pic with the face about? anyway, good inv, great track.
rulezadded on the 2008-03-03 23:57:15 by Sir Sir
Don't bother.
I just installed 169.21 to test. The driver is severely broken - all textures are replaced with garbage - but it is still possible to see what should be going on. And the bug is still there. So no need to install old drivers to test this.

Anybody running 7900 who can / cannot reproduce the problem?
added on the 2008-03-04 15:35:14 by lemmus lemmus
7900 and 169.21 drivers (xp32) here, and it works flawlessly.

Oh, and before I forget:
rulezadded on the 2008-03-04 15:38:57 by kb_ kb_
It is a bit rough around the edges, other than that I suppose it carries the message quite ok.
added on the 2008-03-04 15:48:03 by Navis Navis
That is weird.
At my end, the 169.21 driver produces garbage instead of textues. I have reinstalled it twice - same result.
added on the 2008-03-04 16:53:59 by lemmus lemmus
rulezadded on the 2008-03-05 00:17:21 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
rulezadded on the 2008-03-05 09:18:11 by blackpawn blackpawn
nice ending scroll o/
rulezadded on the 2008-03-05 21:08:43 by faraday faraday
WTF: Running the demo on my Macbook Pro while on an external display will happily freeze the program and the system along with it.

That's pretty special.
added on the 2008-03-06 11:30:48 by Shifter Shifter
big blue cubes on fractal-trees or whatever makes it look like crap. to be honest i think you are making the effects look so ugly. color-scheme sucks. you should have used more orange warm colors. music is not suitable for this kind of demo.
sucksadded on the 2008-03-06 11:38:42 by rydi rydi
cubes = 3d pixels?
we are always blue+gray(tm).
thumb down for dead flowers in "so called garden" (ask moppi for some sources).
sucksadded on the 2008-03-06 17:02:29 by Frozzy Frozzy
rulezadded on the 2008-03-06 17:11:17 by chenmy! chenmy!
it could be a little more polished, and i also don't understand why the end-scroller is jerking on my rather average system, the "to mess with the best" slogan reminded me too much of a certain b-movie and i can't hardly take anything serious that makes use of those quotes. but thats just details - music and h2o's graphics are total ownage and i actually like the prod ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-03-07 05:24:48 by red red
this is the worst pile of shit i've ever seen... no orginality what so ever... you ripped some of the good demos and made a fucking ugly, boring and... did i mention ugly? you ripped keops... a friend of mine since the oldskool days... you fucking fruits.... fuckings to rebels pc forever..... you are even worse then titan!
sucksadded on the 2008-03-08 01:04:57 by demoman demoman
rulezadded on the 2008-03-08 01:08:48 by v4nl4me v4nl4me
yup i also like this prod. 'specially the blue colortheme.

just, whats the fuzz with these damn cubes and flowers, man? xDD ..

hassu gut gemacht, den tune. chromag.. sehr schoen!

rulezadded on the 2008-03-08 02:53:34 by tEiS tEiS
Really nice invitation. Greetings-Part was awesome... well done!
rulezadded on the 2008-03-08 22:48:59 by imYemeth imYemeth
upgrading to ati drivers 8.3 solved my problem.
added on the 2008-03-09 11:02:45 by friol friol
rulezadded on the 2008-03-09 15:06:07 by tantronix tantronix
how many kilobytes was that again?
sucksadded on the 2008-03-11 18:17:56 by kelsey kelsey
for colortheme
rulezadded on the 2008-03-11 18:28:57 by RRROAR RRROAR
great soundtrack, nice and clean design.

pure ghettoscener rulung.
rulezadded on the 2008-03-13 14:24:48 by _docd _docd
I liked the soundtrack and the blue color.. But some of the scenes were just plain ugly, and as an invitation this is about as uninspiring as that one Conspiracy did for Assembly a while ago. Hence a piggy.
added on the 2008-03-13 14:36:11 by break break
perfect! (for just an invitation)
rulezadded on the 2008-03-14 12:32:10 by Pit Pit
rulezadded on the 2008-03-14 12:48:15 by delta delta
rulezadded on the 2008-03-16 12:23:32 by SilkCut SilkCut
quite boring color scheme.
added on the 2008-03-17 21:05:55 by Manwe Manwe
very nice.
rulezadded on the 2008-03-18 06:00:00 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Me likey.
rulezadded on the 2008-03-18 12:32:39 by bartman bartman
I ran Driver Sweeper and reinstalled the newest NV driver. That solved everything.
Sorry for the noise.
added on the 2008-03-18 15:18:27 by lemmus lemmus
Nice - nice ref to "fuel - untamed" btw :)
added on the 2008-03-19 09:55:27 by badpeon badpeon
Very cool!
rulezadded on the 2008-03-20 13:50:29 by Agilo Agilo
rulezadded on the 2008-03-21 19:13:14 by dila dila
Wow! Beautiful! Greetings part is best.
rulezadded on the 2008-03-23 12:19:48 by mnemotron mnemotron
great flow and wonderful tune
rulezadded on the 2008-03-23 19:51:53 by Ganymed Ganymed
stylish demo, nice music
rulezadded on the 2008-03-23 19:56:29 by dude dude
The final accoustic bit of the music gives me goose bumps! Great job!
rulezadded on the 2008-03-24 10:04:38 by Steltek Steltek
Love the music
rulezadded on the 2008-03-24 21:34:12 by samurai samurai
what they said
rulezadded on the 2008-03-26 20:51:25 by Ized Ized
added on the 2008-04-01 11:33:40 by skurwy skurwy
Almost flawless - the texture appeal of the flowers in the end scroller ruined the last 1%.
Anyway, an almost flawless invitation for an almost flawless party - rocks!
rulezadded on the 2008-04-07 00:30:57 by T$ T$
Nice invitation and the soundtrack is ace! Congrats, Chromag!
rulezadded on the 2008-04-08 17:28:17 by Stebo Stebo
better late commented then never :D Great track from Chromag and nice Effects.. liked this one :)
rulezadded on the 2008-05-17 15:27:33 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
My friend Alexey loves this music.
rulezadded on the 2008-05-18 22:26:21 by dukzcry dukzcry
Nice. :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-20 03:07:57 by micksam7 micksam7
nicely done :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-31 11:44:19 by Volcano Volcano
Very nice!
Love this Music!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-25 03:26:47 by Jacksoft Jacksoft
This demo makes me feel good. :<
rulezadded on the 2008-10-11 17:52:08 by Danguafer Danguafer
very well executed and ace soundtrack by chromag.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-06 10:53:54 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
what about soundtrack in tracker format?
rulezadded on the 2008-12-31 07:34:24 by tails tails
Flawless, very good music.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-05 17:26:00 by aizen aizen
tails: It's in the making :)
added on the 2009-04-06 17:36:40 by chromag chromag
Made me visit Breakpoint 2008.
rulezadded on the 2009-07-12 08:30:30 by zaphands zaphands
love it.
rulezadded on the 2009-08-03 14:55:30 by nekomono nekomono
So nice.
rulezadded on the 2010-03-25 02:18:31 by Korguiq Korguiq
The whole's big, and the tune!
rulezadded on the 2010-05-03 16:24:06 by ulrick ulrick
very stylish! Nice color-sceme!
rulezadded on the 2010-05-04 15:49:32 by omg omg
Awesome, just like a garden filled with flowers!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-04 23:27:13 by Defiance Defiance
Flawless. Music rules!
rulezadded on the 2011-01-17 13:52:06 by LLB LLB
This is for Chromag. Respect to the rest, but this music is amazing.
rulezadded on the 2011-03-23 09:26:26 by velusip velusip
The music is just awesome! Love it!

Made a Youtube Rip for it on my HD channel:

rulezadded on the 2011-08-04 23:53:05 by anni anni
rulezadded on the 2011-09-11 22:04:20 by moqui moqui
I feel very relaxed after watching this. A nice break from the frantic pace of a lot of modern productions. Music is divine too.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-04 16:07:50 by indigo indigo
Nice production! :)
rulezadded on the 2012-02-16 09:39:19 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
god dammit. this music will chase me forever because it was the first demoparty i've visited. the invitro itself is quite meh because of the cold colors. piggie.
Making me looking forward to the next party I'm going to visit
rulezadded on the 2012-02-19 11:05:16 by Frequent Frequent
rulezadded on the 2012-05-20 23:51:23 by dafuq dafuq
Hah, funny that I had heard this track a lot of times but didn't remember where it was from. Now I do!
rulezadded on the 2012-08-06 15:34:23 by moozooh moozooh
Soundtrack now has been converted to 4 channels and 8 bits :)
added on the 2013-03-29 08:47:14 by chromag chromag
still loving it after all this years!
rulezadded on the 2013-12-27 11:29:52 by bonefish bonefish
Excellent on my Mac. Only wish it wouldn't screw with the resolution and ran at natively... otherwise an incredible intro. Loved the fx.
rulezadded on the 2014-05-26 16:52:29 by applecrypt applecrypt

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