Grand Central by Outbreak [web]
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release date : june 2008
release party : Icons 2008
compo : combined demo
ranked : 3rd
  • rulez 99
  • is ok 7
  • sucks 0
popularity : 2%
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alltime top: #452
added on the 2008-06-07 23:37:57 by thec thec

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Quite nice, but definitely not the best.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-07 23:38:56 by visy visy
yeahh... cubes!!! O_o--b
rulezadded on the 2008-06-07 23:46:16 by aha aha
Cube domination ! No sound on my debian, but nice anyway !
rulezadded on the 2008-06-07 23:46:23 by XT95 XT95
I like it =)
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 00:06:59 by pera pera
Cool. My favourite part was the words "we greet". (the effect looked nice head-on)
added on the 2008-06-08 00:22:36 by bigcheese bigcheese
Niiice :)

XT95: Grand Central uses audiere, which appears to be using alsa without software mixing. In my end I had to close all apps using sound (i.e. audacity, firefox) in order to get sound.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 00:42:22 by lemmus lemmus
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 01:05:50 by RRROAR RRROAR
lemmus: you are indeed correct, and it sucks, but I won't change for now :-)
added on the 2008-06-08 01:22:28 by thec thec
It was not the effects that made this enjoyable for me, but the obvious care that went into putting them all together just right. Designwise, this is a triumph. Also loved the way it referenced textmode demos. Very very nice.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 07:49:18 by menace menace
I really like the beginning when the cubes forms the outbreak logo and the transition to the next scene.

The music is nothing for me, but it is still a thumb up
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 08:50:48 by Happy-H Happy-H
What menace said in the first sentence.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 10:10:52 by hollowman hollowman
cool!! CUBES :D
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 10:45:26 by Premium Premium
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 10:47:04 by wie8 wie8
Nice styles... music doesn't fit at all here imho.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 11:10:10 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
nice cubes
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 11:14:52 by psenough psenough
kickass effects shity music
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 11:26:26 by panic panic
some parts were really neat. didn't really like the music.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 11:31:40 by uncle-x uncle-x
thumb up !
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 12:03:50 by Pulsar Pulsar
some very cool effects
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 12:29:01 by blackpawn blackpawn
Good, Classy, Stylish and Charming.
More cube-o-mania. The music was jazzy and fresh. Reminds me about some 1996 Acid Jazz. Way to go guys!
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 12:32:10 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
very nice demo, almost as well designed as a keops production (especially the first cuby parts).. /me <3 thec!
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 12:44:22 by Maali Maali
nice one
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 13:11:29 by jaw jaw
You're improving all the time. The tunnel part was my fav.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 13:21:14 by Marq Marq
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 13:27:29 by keith303 keith303
Nice demo with a kind of oldschool look and feel in many scenes - a lot of nice ideas - I like it!
added on the 2008-06-08 13:29:06 by Puryx Puryx
Duh... forgot the thumb! :D
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 13:29:30 by Puryx Puryx
I love the music. And the cubes of course.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 14:23:12 by Mystra Mystra
Love at first sight.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 14:34:26 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 14:34:48 by Buckethead Buckethead
should be 2nd at least...
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 15:02:17 by palpetine palpetine
Ubuntu 8.04, music started, but screen is black
(GF5200FX, all libs for OpenGL-support installed, and another demo work)
added on the 2008-06-08 15:47:47 by BiTL BiTL
Had to install Audiere before it would run but there's some neat stuff in there.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 16:01:52 by parcelshit parcelshit
I just LOVED the music (except that the chords are too loudly mixed). Transfering to my mp3-player as I write this :)
It just underlines the perfect oldschool feeling. How can people say that the music "did not fit"?
added on the 2008-06-08 16:05:01 by lemmus lemmus
should be 2nd at least...
added on the 2008-06-08 17:21:05 by pera pera
Should have won.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 19:40:12 by xernobyl xernobyl
not a huge fan, but at least someone loves you now ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 20:33:49 by bfx bfx
as usual there are plenty of issues with our releases, and we will try to sort some of them out. we should start by writing a nfo file perhaps because yeah, you need some libraries like libpng and such for this to work... and audiere... it uses pixelshaders and the first scene SHOULD be black for a little while when the music is loading. Try to move forward in the demo with the right arrow key and see if you can see ANYTHING. After installing audiere of course.

I will release a video soon(tm) so everyone can watch this.

Thanks for the comments, I'll try to improve :-)
added on the 2008-06-08 20:45:49 by thec thec
thec, audiere has installed, without it it was not started at all. Has tried to press the right button after start of music, something like the index of a position in the bottom of the screen moves, but the screen black. Probably problems with incompatibility of drivers of a videocard.
added on the 2008-06-08 21:00:10 by BiTL BiTL
Nice classy minimalistic oldskool style. It's like a 1996 demo upgraded to modern times. Which is a good thing.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 21:02:11 by Preacher Preacher
bit oldskoolish.! and i like it.! :)
rulezadded on the 2008-06-08 21:50:27 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
BiTL: ok, sorry about that, if you download www.thec.org/gcl.exe and put it in the grandcentral path, you could see if there is anything funny going on in the logfile which is written, or post it to me at albert.sandberg @ gmail com
added on the 2008-06-08 22:10:31 by thec thec
logs is sent
added on the 2008-06-08 23:14:35 by BiTL BiTL
Great demo!
rulezadded on the 2008-06-09 00:33:56 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
should have won.
i loved the tunnel part, the way the circles "engage" is really nice.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-09 00:43:43 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
nice stuff. nothing really impressive, but solid style and some innovative scenes
rulezadded on the 2008-06-09 08:40:05 by shadez shadez
that scene with the stretching cubes is simply cool.. nice presentation.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-09 10:40:17 by mad mad
my number one from Icons 2008!
rulezadded on the 2008-06-09 18:35:39 by Bobic Bobic
Cube style
rulezadded on the 2008-06-09 19:01:33 by BackSpace BackSpace
I have to put my cincere apology to Breakin for not including him in the credits. Although I coded the demo, Breakins work is behind the scenes. I used a lot of classes I could not make this demo without, so kudos to him and fuckings to me for not giving him the respect he earns. I just want you to know that.
added on the 2008-06-09 23:18:37 by thec thec
great variations of known effects on a not less great music!
rulezadded on the 2008-06-10 15:18:52 by Zest Zest
nice and cosy. dig the intro cubes and credits sequence
rulezadded on the 2008-06-12 22:34:17 by loaderror loaderror
Lovely cubes.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-13 00:20:48 by untel untel
IT version of soundtrack available at http://nightbeat.untergrund.net/music/Nightbeat_-_Grand_Central.zip
Winamp tends to mess things up as usual ^^
added on the 2008-06-13 08:21:07 by nightbeat nightbeat
rulezadded on the 2008-06-14 02:29:37 by Maissi Maissi
Pretty cool.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-14 02:31:37 by Wade Wade
rulezadded on the 2008-06-14 02:32:41 by got got
after a couple of patches i had to apply to the shaders to get them to compile, i did indeed get a very nice demo :P
i wonder why it changes screenmode around ten times though.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-14 03:45:51 by Gargaj Gargaj
Enjoyed it.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-14 12:19:14 by zoi zoi
should have won.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-14 12:38:32 by v3nom v3nom
Real cool, simple and elegant. Wish the credits scene didn't crawl on my system.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-14 16:26:43 by Mungus Mungus
I enjoyed it. It should had a higher native resolution.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-14 23:09:52 by AntDude AntDude
Great fun - and anyone who didn't like the music is a kiddy-fiddler! Nice one, nightbeat.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-15 16:38:12 by syphus syphus
Cute and nice :) The orange part had some FPS-issues.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-15 17:11:28 by gloom gloom
i love you, and you, and you, and you too
quite nice. quite slow in some parts for no apparent reason, though.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-15 18:16:20 by kusma kusma
Really great...this should have won the compo! The only negative is why the huge slowdown in some scenes. I loved the clean look, great sound, and terrific colors!
rulezadded on the 2008-06-16 00:17:10 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
This made me think of voxels.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-16 01:00:47 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
You made a nice demo, so we love you.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-16 03:07:46 by Salinga Salinga
Oh, and:


We need more cubes in demoscene. Otherwise SCENE IS DEAD!
added on the 2008-06-16 03:09:10 by Salinga Salinga
a nice demo to watch
rulezadded on the 2008-06-17 04:57:09 by zefyros zefyros
Nice music, nice demo
rulezadded on the 2008-06-18 02:00:51 by FenolFtalein FenolFtalein
Nice music but doesn't really fit the visuals...
rulezadded on the 2008-06-18 09:57:56 by imYemeth imYemeth
If you wanna see this in the aspect ratio of 16:10 on 5:4 or 4:3 screens you have to switch into windowed mode. You can do that by change the setup.xml:
<display width="1024" height="640" fullscreen="off" title="Grand Central"/>
added on the 2008-06-19 02:18:42 by Salinga Salinga
too sleepy for hot afternoon.
added on the 2008-06-20 16:27:03 by comankh comankh
- fonts are hard to read at the beginning
- greetings part is choppy like hell for no reason
+ great music by nightbeat
+ great atmosphere
rulezadded on the 2008-06-20 22:20:13 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
very smooth design. Didn't like the music, though.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-21 22:27:10 by pixtur pixtur
Also didn't like the music much but the effects were in some parts damn nice!
rulezadded on the 2008-06-21 23:27:41 by dairos dairos
pleasant demo. i really liked the text routines, especially the first one.

the emo sentiment at the end was uncalled for though and seemed to spring out of nowwhere.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-22 05:36:32 by button button
I'm with seizure about the emo thing...

...as far as the rest of the demo, it sounded like it was 10 years old and looked like it was 5 years old. All in all I just didn't like it, but I didn't hate it either.
added on the 2008-06-24 04:33:15 by ferris ferris
groovy tune. reminded me sybelius :)
and the pixelated-interlace effects were nice,
some good old' school vibes
rulezadded on the 2008-06-24 16:26:10 by Speed Speed
rulezadded on the 2008-06-26 10:06:20 by hfr hfr
i'm not much of a fan of productions like these. too cheesy, trivial, random and uninspired. but this somehow reminded me of amiga demos from the early 90ies. and it so happened that i kinda enjoyed it. fair enough ;) .
rulezadded on the 2008-06-27 10:13:01 by monroe monroe
There was a decent mix of effects in here. Some were nice, some were lame. Overall, it works.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-27 13:05:08 by s_tec s_tec
I will release a video soon(tm) so everyone can watch this.

I'm eager to know your definition of 'soon'. :)
added on the 2008-06-30 15:13:07 by tomaes tomaes
Really nice demo! Everything is nicely put together. Keep it up.
rulezadded on the 2008-06-30 22:38:57 by d3pth d3pth
"soon(tm)" = Seriously Overdue Or Never ;)
added on the 2008-07-01 03:37:18 by nightbeat nightbeat
here is the video finally! sorry no midres...

added on the 2008-07-04 22:41:19 by thec thec
Very fresh! Cool design. Was a bit slow in some parts.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-05 00:13:36 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Applause for the cube effect at the beginning, I had to stop and watch it over again. Good music too.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-05 22:06:42 by Komojo Komojo
Wow! I really enjoyed this. Simple with great transitions and lovely music. And a message at the end that made me laugh or maybe remember of myself :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-07 17:27:15 by Optimus Optimus
nice & smooth.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-07 23:13:19 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
rulezadded on the 2008-09-20 14:04:25 by iks iks
Great sound and flow. I really like that one! :)
rulezadded on the 2008-09-20 21:47:55 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
wow wow wow wow :D
rulezadded on the 2008-10-05 03:57:56 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
rulezadded on the 2008-10-05 06:23:09 by Confused Confused
Great demo =)
rulezadded on the 2008-10-22 11:33:40 by Princess_Luna Princess_Luna
rulezadded on the 2008-11-02 08:53:56 by sinikk sinikk
Not for my taste.
added on the 2008-11-22 11:59:36 by pommak pommak
some nice effects
rulezadded on the 2008-12-05 14:33:49 by neptun neptun
This demo has very interesting effects: Outbreak logo, Grand Central logo, credits. The music is good. After the greetings part, the colours get less visually appealing - that's the only weak point in my opinion.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-06 14:52:13 by Adok Adok
just a few first frames appeared and I already knew that I will like it
rulezadded on the 2009-01-05 02:27:18 by T$ T$
Nice effects
rulezadded on the 2009-04-26 17:57:10 by noby noby
Very nice production. A little dull in its colours, but really nice effects.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-04 13:11:41 by hexxon hexxon
I miss a lack of constitency between the scenes, and a global "direction".

But the effects are neat and sometimes innovative, I love the colors, the music is nice, and the intro+credits with cubes & pixel 2d gfx is a killer.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-25 06:46:42 by wullon wullon
OMG, it's full of movement!
rulezadded on the 2009-05-29 17:12:39 by Vedem Vedem
Nice effects, clean look, nice music... overall a quality demo. It's a bit short, though... I wanted more :o
rulezadded on the 2009-11-17 09:59:01 by laffer35 laffer35
Great track there, Nightbeat! Especially the guitar-part.
rulezadded on the 2009-11-17 10:30:15 by chromag chromag
nicely done, even if not utterly interesting
rulezadded on the 2009-11-17 14:15:15 by blala blala
rulezadded on the 2009-11-18 23:55:42 by Sir Sir
Kewl demo
rulezadded on the 2009-12-06 18:15:57 by BiTL BiTL
rulezadded on the 2009-12-06 20:29:19 by Manwe Manwe
Really does weaken after the greets, but up till then it is fantastic!
rulezadded on the 2010-01-24 14:00:58 by johnl johnl
rulezadded on the 2014-04-21 15:32:22 by Gadler Gadler
Nice cubes.
rulezadded on the 2014-08-11 19:36:11 by las las
rulezadded on the 2014-10-20 08:43:57 by mog mog
cubes FTW!
rulezadded on the 2014-12-23 13:45:18 by bonefish bonefish
wow this is great!
rulezadded on the 2015-02-01 17:27:54 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulezadded on the 2015-02-09 11:22:53 by p01 p01

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