The Seeker by Still [web]
screenshot added by stage7 on 2008-07-02 19:55:01
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release date : july 2008
release party : Intel Demo Competition 2008
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 170
  • is ok 34
  • sucks 9
popularity : 2%
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  • rulez 0.76
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alltime top: #204
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Really nice, even for just one scene.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 18:51:08 by xernobyl xernobyl
I really like the "poetic" atmosphere, the music is great.
Nice direction, very good demo.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 18:54:43 by BackSpace BackSpace
didnt cut it for me. seen better underwater ribbons already plus the design also made me think of the evoke invtro just without the glitches. piggy.
added on the 2008-07-02 19:09:39 by Maali Maali
Solid Still quality; and an extra thumb up for the direction and the music. That one break right before the last scene (when it turns green again) is a good contender for "best moment in a demo 2008" :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:17:03 by kb_ kb_
Very good music!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:17:13 by ham ham
what backSpace said, and such living visuals!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:23:55 by Zest Zest
a great example on why concept is important.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:25:21 by Gargaj Gargaj
The start of this demo has some nice classical music, gets more dramatic lateron.
Great piece of music!!

The demo itself has some slick feel to it but when the demo was over I was just thinking 'more ribbons and light effects'

hmm, I am still waiting or a still demo which shows of the real capacities still has. (if there was only enough spair time;)

Not really my fav. from the intel compo 2008.. Sorry...
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:26:44 by magic magic
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:31:50 by Sir Sir
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:43:06 by aha aha
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:46:42 by relias abardon relias abardon
bit boring...
added on the 2008-07-02 19:48:35 by 4kum4 4kum4
A very good 4k with a demo soundtrack. :)

Also, can we please get rid of ribbons. They are the rotating flat-shaded cubes of our time and a tired demoscene cliche by now.
added on the 2008-07-02 19:51:18 by tomaes tomaes
so nice, artistic, and musicaly my favourite from the compo aswell <3
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:52:33 by keito keito

For me this feels like the most finished/homogene demo in the compo.
There's nothing really new in here, but it's very well directed, and has this special feeling as BackSpace mentioned.

Oh, and, dq: your track is awesome!

Solid thumb up of course!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:52:51 by Puryx Puryx
Sadly I had to watch the video for this one, the realtime version shows a big white square on 70 % of the screen. (7600GT.)

Clearly the best direction of the 5 demos. Also the tune is great. I think the ribbon could have looked a bit better maybe, dunno. But a really nice demo overal :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 20:04:16 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
Hm, sorry I didn't get this one at all. Unlike other still productions this one simply doesn't feel special or, dare I say, interesting.

Technically, the overuse of blur is hurting the visuals. And there is this scene with blended billboarded quadstrip ( I remember some red colours) which is a big no no in my book (you can see the triangles overlapping, all creating a big mess).

To be fair, the scene with the fishes/quads flock did look cool.

I think there was just not enough time for this one, but nevermind, it looks like most people enjoyed it so a piggy it is.
added on the 2008-07-02 20:13:26 by Navis Navis
For the all time I was watching this I had a feeling that THAT music deserves a better demo. I like the concept very much but I think it could have been executed much better. And... wow... that music. Simply beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 20:20:53 by masterm masterm
Music fits perfectly to to everything else. Besides FTL&TBL are pure winner for me.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 20:23:25 by Cj Cj
video ?
added on the 2008-07-02 20:26:54 by wie8 wie8
Starts good, but then quickly becomes boring. And, quasi-red quasi-ribbons are overused enough without this. And, sync is sometimes nonexisting. And, the best of all, it says that "sorry, your cpu is not capable to run this demo" :)
added on the 2008-07-02 20:33:13 by blala blala
I get the same problem as rob, namely the white square. It looks like a viewport issue or something like that to me. Geforce 8800 GTS.

But I watched the video, and I can only say... wow. This is why I want to watch and make demos. Surreal, ethereal and really otherworldly. And also what kb said about the green moment.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 20:36:26 by Preacher Preacher
and special mentions for the music. Awesome, awesome music.
added on the 2008-07-02 20:36:50 by Preacher Preacher
slideshow on x800pro, 3.0 req was more serious this time around it seems :(
added on the 2008-07-02 20:43:53 by psenough psenough
i second navis. this did absolutely nothing for me, neither good or bad
added on the 2008-07-02 20:45:17 by mentor mentor
same here
added on the 2008-07-02 20:45:52 by keops keops
i have no words here. the best 2008 demo so far. and one of the best music i've ever heard.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 20:50:42 by sq sq
I can has moar music like this in demos?
Great atmosphere, but lacks details. Also, if the ribbon looks crap in closeups then no closeups please :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 20:51:46 by zoom zoom
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 21:05:50 by hfr hfr
Pure ribbon poetry, pretty moments.
Best direction in the compo.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 21:08:56 by willbe willbe
very nice.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 21:19:06 by button button
great stuff, specially the syncs.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 21:21:10 by psenough psenough
really interesting and fascinating one-scene demo-opera. Unfortunately I have to say that I like your previous designs a bit more.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 21:28:52 by Bobic Bobic
not bad, but it's lacking something. also, i agree with everyone else on the "fractured" ribbons in the closeups being a big no-no. the "light rays" or whatever have the same problem with edges being visible where there shouldn't be any. certainly no showstopper, but it seems a bit "careless".

guess it'll be another piggy then.
added on the 2008-07-02 21:29:39 by ryg ryg
@blala: what cpu do you have?
added on the 2008-07-02 21:35:00 by pirx pirx
Never mind the ribbons, the visuals and atmosphere are just beautiful. :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 22:04:07 by Alpha C Alpha C
has something catchy, though i find it a bit overblurred in some moments. overall great atmoshphere and flow
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 22:14:10 by gopher gopher
@pirx: athlon xp 2400+ or something like that. No sse2/sse3 if my memories are correct, and I guess that's the problem. Still. (pun intended, muhaha)
added on the 2008-07-02 22:25:07 by blala blala
@blala: sry, but yes, sse2 is required.
added on the 2008-07-02 22:42:45 by pirx pirx
Fairly nice, very seemless scenes which are always fun.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 22:53:51 by micksam7 micksam7
I like this a lot! the way the atmosphere and the music works together is great :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 22:54:59 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
@pirx: well, no problem for me; but why isn't it simply a question of switching the relevant compiler flag? don't try to tell me that you have handwritten sse2 code in a demo where basically nothing happens :)
added on the 2008-07-02 23:05:39 by blala blala
I didn't like it, there was more or less just one scene and it didn't do it for me. Keep it up!
sucksadded on the 2008-07-02 23:06:31 by d3pth d3pth
Speechless! The music matched the visuals perfectly. When it builds up for the climax and it explodes, it just sent shivers up my spine, magic stuff!!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 23:10:54 by 8-bit buggery 8-bit buggery
Breathtakingly beautiful! Congrats!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 23:13:36 by Stebo Stebo
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 23:37:28 by k k
It's not really to my tastes, but it is a damn fine demo and the music was really great.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 23:47:31 by Wade Wade
I want a 720p video :)
added on the 2008-07-03 00:12:12 by xernobyl xernobyl
I second masterm. Fucking deadline.
added on the 2008-07-03 00:15:28 by pixtur pixtur
what navis said...
added on the 2008-07-03 00:17:24 by rudi rudi
btw who made that screenshot for this prod? looks interessting :)
added on the 2008-07-03 00:22:13 by cynic cynic
This was my favourite one in the compo, along with MFX entry.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 00:59:54 by decipher decipher
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 01:20:24 by bfx bfx
" your cpu is not capable to run this :(((
guys :(
added on the 2008-07-03 02:24:57 by Speed Speed
i love it! the music is great... seeing so many ribbons i almost forgot who made this prod while i was watching
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 02:31:43 by artanis artanis
I liked the scene design.
And trax is great.
good demo.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 06:10:51 by got got
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 07:42:44 by Gmitts Gmitts
While it may not be the most technically impressive prod for the Intel Demo Competition this year.. who CARES?!? It is so fucking well directed! :) When the white line breaks free I seriously got chills! CHILLS! :)

My hat off to you guys.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 08:12:01 by gloom gloom
A "story" told with ribbons was a fun concept. Too bad the end result is a cheesy, blurry and boring mess. Must be a "cup of tea" thing, or perhaps I was watching a different demo than others commenting..
sucksadded on the 2008-07-03 08:32:21 by break break
what break said. except i totally digged the soundtrack (and the rest)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 08:34:37 by s0r s0r
a nice demo with a concept. Everything is well done.
A small "so what's next ?" feeling
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 09:55:28 by nytrik nytrik
I fully second Gloom on this. The atmosphere in this demo is so .. so... tense, dramatic, poetic I can't find words to describe it. It has the charm and artistry of games like Ico or Shadow of the Colossus, and gives me the feeling of being "uncommercial but artistic". Something the majority might not treasure as much. And yes, it gives me chills as well. It has character thanks to the brilliant direction. To me, this demo should be a sure-fire nominee in Best Direction and Best Soundtrack of 2008 at the next Scene.org Awards. The song reminds me of a track I have in my head with vocals, but I haven't found out yet which song it is. In any case, the violins and piano perfectly fit the underwater setting and give the scene an eerie mood.

Lads in Still: Thanks for one of the most captivating demo experiences I had in a long time. You truly brought back a lot of inspiration - something I lacked recently.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 10:12:49 by Axel Axel
Gret demo! Only place I've seen ribbons and liked it. Ribbons are BORING usually because it's been done so many times but this is a very good use of them!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 10:27:22 by jaw jaw
as always, pixtur&co brings real art!

still guys: is the screenshot correct?
i was seeing really different colors those seeds were dark and blurry.

also, i hate you for using almost the same idea i was working on for two months...
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 10:28:47 by ton ton
i'd really like to know what "feature" of still's engine is the one which causes all of their demos to run at sub-glacial framerates on every pc i try it on, seemingly irrespective of gfx hardware (fast ati or nvidia) or cpu. it must be falling back to software somewhere. is there a magical driver version i need which makes it work properly?
added on the 2008-07-03 11:20:33 by smash smash
Pretty beautiful but not the best in the compo imho.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 11:34:34 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
very poetic demo.
I love the idea and the realisation. Please give me more
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 11:55:17 by med med
a very good work. especially that moment near the end - absolute magic. also, i felt, those glitchy moments were not in the right place here. anyway, it is really inspiring and breathing with life, what is really precious in demos and art in general. thank you!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 12:18:38 by elfh elfh
I just don't know.
Visually it's nice, a bit too blurry maybe :/
The music and the glitchy parts of it reminded me the evoke invintro... and it sounded like "glitches for the mass", the visual fxes are wel synchronized on it but i REALLY don't know, sounds "pro", sounds well done and all but it didn't sound spontaneous, coming from the heart.

The usual bitching done, it's still a very good production.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 12:27:48 by knl knl
BB Imageit's-a-nice!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 12:51:48 by bartman bartman
If you get the big white square thing, turn off AA. Worked for me (with radeon 2600).

Well, first time I watched it I thought it was good, perhaps a bit behind mfx + flt technically but making up for it a bit with the concept and the tune, which is thoroughly great.

Having watched them all a few more times though, this is the one I'll be voting for in the competition. Despite it being a bit behind technically and having some flaws, it's so far ahead of the rest in terms of concept and direction that it wins easily for me. Well done guys!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 13:31:33 by psonice psonice
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 13:50:39 by xeNusion xeNusion
I love it !
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 14:03:10 by XT95 XT95
like the looks but the music... some werid mix of cheesy classic, s r`n`b and dub? :) not my cup
added on the 2008-07-03 14:20:57 by Speed Speed
Hell yea! Absolutely loved the transition in the middle with the light-streaks. Almost symbiotic music and visuals. Love it!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 14:27:22 by hornet hornet
<3 fantastic, everyting comes together so well in this one.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 14:56:08 by NoahR NoahR
A truly captivating experience. IMO, far and away the best directed prod of the compo. The music kicks ass...mega props to Still!!!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 15:31:56 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
The best prod of the compo!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 16:26:22 by #535 #535
Beautiful. Even the music manages not to sound too cheesy :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 16:29:47 by teel teel
Not too cheesy? It was incredibly cheesy :). I got the same feeling as break. The first note of the audio made me go "uh oh", and the cliche tune continued for the whole demo.

It was put together well though. I liked the spinny cylindrical rectangle things that spun around the ribbons for a bit.
added on the 2008-07-03 17:18:20 by bigcheese bigcheese
Of course it's cheesy. The whole demo is incredibly cheesy. For some reason it still wasn't too cheesy for me. But then again, I have a sceret soft spot for cheese :)
added on the 2008-07-03 17:28:58 by teel teel
very nice!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 17:31:31 by shadez shadez
Strangely attractive
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 17:36:51 by Marq Marq
Great tune, but one effect just isn't enough
added on the 2008-07-03 19:46:36 by mSW mSW
A bit too long perhaps but very interesting and pretty demo anyway
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 19:58:57 by dairos dairos
very very good...
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 20:28:26 by uns3en_ uns3en_
great music, violins and percussion
3D green ambient, underwater
green, pink, white, black ribbons
like fibers, plants growing
lights, sun light in the center
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 21:41:48 by BITS BITS
added on the 2008-07-03 21:42:17 by pixtur pixtur
Definitely best from Intel Democompo 2008. Visual poetry. Outstanding music score. Even my wife very likes it.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 22:04:58 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
hehe.. i didn't see the main character on my machine so I was wondering what the hell the "story" was. :) The capture looks pretty cool. Nice progression
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 22:17:26 by loaderror loaderror
sucksadded on the 2008-07-03 22:25:55 by wie8 wie8
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 22:33:38 by Maissi Maissi
very solid still quality and definitely one of the better demos this year (hence the thumb). however, while i don't find anything wrong or misplaced in this production, i also don't find anything special about it, something that stands out. besides the one original moment when things pause and the hull encloses the seeker, the lack of new visual ideas seems to be drowned in a mess of blur, glow and noise. yes, i don't think seeking ribbons do it anymore. yes, the music was close to being kitschy for my taste. yes, praise for "direction" in still demos seems a bit overstressed ...
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 22:43:37 by monroe monroe
the soundtrack did it for me
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 22:46:22 by src src
Pity about the pink color of the ribbon, but otherwise a superb demo by Still (yet again).
rulezadded on the 2008-07-03 22:58:33 by z5 z5
wow, that was great! Yes, the soundtrack did it for me too.

My only criticism would regard the colours, but maybe that is a matter of taste.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 01:17:33 by Calexico Calexico
Tells a story, and does it very, very, very well.

All pieces fell together when the two ribbons met.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 02:41:28 by stijn stijn
I haven't loved a demo this much since Gamma by Outracks!! Perfect design for the music, awesome and consistent visuals...Ladies and Gentlemen, this is 2008.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 08:56:24 by ferris ferris
i am not really sure about this one. like monroe said: while i don't find anything wrong or misplaced in this production, i also don't find anything special about it, something that stands out. it's kind of a soulless quality release with a bit more pros (soundtrack) than cons (little variety).
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 10:16:03 by a-move a-move
a good demo with better music
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 10:21:18 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
It is excellent. Thank you.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 10:22:50 by zefyros zefyros
Wow .... I really like it! Nice concept and a fantastic score .... makes me dream.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 12:47:31 by Ramses UTL Ramses UTL
Haven't we seen enough of this?
added on the 2008-07-04 12:51:48 by visy visy
added on the 2008-07-04 13:06:32 by stijn stijn
nice effects but what a Bad Music, it's remind me "rondo veneziano"...
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 15:01:52 by u2 u2
déjà vu
added on the 2008-07-04 17:39:06 by pera pera
some nice ideas and effects, but too aphextwinish music. please stop copying that sound-glitches-synched-with-motion and all wiilbe ok :) so piggy.
added on the 2008-07-04 18:31:37 by diver diver
Ah this is beautiful! I want to touch it with my fingers (hint hint: make it interactive)

Music is awful but you can change the mp3 :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 18:38:19 by jugi jugi
Nice, but i almost fell asleep.
added on the 2008-07-04 18:38:40 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
i dont think its soulless at all. i loved it.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 20:45:40 by cp_ cp_
Too much of the same. And that thing in the music that sounded like someone banging a bathtub was annoying.
added on the 2008-07-04 20:50:48 by mic mic
the music is good, and there is some good sync and direction. But that doesn't help when I'm bored to death. Not much entertainment value due to a lack of actual content
sucksadded on the 2008-07-04 21:10:32 by Duckers Duckers
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 21:29:12 by texel texel
oh god...
rulezcdcadded on the 2008-07-04 21:58:20 by rmeht rmeht
I can't piggie or thumb down this even if it ranks 4th in my opinion. LOVED the music, but it could do without the glitch:ish cuts. It's interesting enough.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-04 22:19:35 by Pegan Pegan
this team *still* great !!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-05 13:02:54 by panic panic
Like it a lot, it had a few classic "still" atmosphere parts ... so yes its a big demo !!!
Same time its hard to resist with this big concurrence in intelcompo ... its really big big compo ...
rulezadded on the 2008-07-05 15:09:06 by _H2o_ _H2o_
sorry, your cpu is not cappable to run this demo BB Image
Great murky, almost organic effects here. It felt like being iin a fluid which in this case added greatly to the mood. Nothing blew me away but I felt carried along nicely. It was a great demo experience.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-05 17:12:33 by auld auld
amazing soundtrack
rulezadded on the 2008-07-05 19:00:34 by ck ck
I like the music in this demo. As for visual content, other Still's demos looks much better for me, piggy this time.
added on the 2008-07-05 20:12:28 by Lazarus Lazarus
The music is good, visuals range from cool to boring -> a "small" thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-05 20:35:44 by Zweckform Zweckform
nice music, but bit boring...
rulezadded on the 2008-07-06 00:49:12 by Agilo Agilo
Impressive !!
i've spent a good time watching & listening to this beauty
we need more music like that !!
why not doing Salsa ? :)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-06 01:12:36 by _wheely_ _wheely_
Very pretty and nice tune!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-06 02:53:35 by AntDude AntDude
not as good as it gets, but good, and for that a thumb
rulezadded on the 2008-07-06 22:31:46 by thec thec
rulezadded on the 2008-07-06 23:18:12 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Very impressive, loved the colors, which for me makes this demo in some sense groundbreaking in its design, and Im sure we will se a lot of use of similar schemes in the future. Bravo!
added on the 2008-07-06 23:51:28 by size size
ribbons are not dead \o/
rulezadded on the 2008-07-06 23:52:18 by d0DgE d0DgE
Nice demo, very good sound. But had to watch it with capped.tv link... Diashow with 1950Pro and Pentium 4 was to slow for the 720p video...
rulezadded on the 2008-07-07 00:04:13 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
rulezadded on the 2008-07-07 02:15:20 by Buckethead Buckethead
Superb! Idea and style!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-07 10:04:21 by zeebr zeebr
A beauty, music was nice but could have evolved a bit more.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-07 10:26:24 by Serpent Serpent
I like it
rulezcdcadded on the 2008-07-07 11:14:51 by Joghurt Joghurt
much blur covering up lack of content and detail. quite impressive that they still manage to make a good demo out of it
added on the 2008-07-07 17:05:16 by hollowman hollowman
It may have a single effect/screen but I really really love the music and the visuals fits with it very well.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-07 17:20:22 by Optimus Optimus
Perhaps my favourite from the Intel demo compo this year. Has atmosphere and continuity over all the rest while succeeding in being very close to coder porn at the same time. Unlike most of the comments suggest, I thought the music was the weakest link - I liked the classical parts but those idm glitches ran out already long before 2008 and rather distracted than completed the whole. Or perhaps that's just a matter of taste. Nevertheless, please - more of this!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-07 21:54:31 by melw melw
ugly gfx, bad direction and pathetic, awful music.
sucksadded on the 2008-07-07 22:39:44 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
best music, best demo at this combo
rulezadded on the 2008-07-08 12:44:42 by Kauto Kauto
boring visuals, but i like the music - so no thumb down ;-)
added on the 2008-07-08 12:52:49 by RA RA
I really didn't understand this one. how to make a bad version of invoke?
don't know if it was the pathetic music (specially that lead instrument), the direction or size.
sucksadded on the 2008-07-08 19:15:20 by seppjo seppjo
by far my favourite from the compo. Some really neat sync work, especially just after the fish swarm thing. the only demo in the compo that had some feeling of progression. Also the soundtrack was pretty neat. maybe a bit cheesy, but neat.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-10 19:40:32 by uncle-x uncle-x
As uncle-x said, although the cocoon demo was good too.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-12 12:37:00 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
awesome :) this indeed is a show isn't it? fantastic visuals and soundtrack <3
rulezadded on the 2008-07-12 14:07:11 by nemesis nemesis
The "plants" and ribbons appear to be black on Radeon 3870 X2...
Like the previous still prods, I love it :).
rulezadded on the 2008-07-13 06:15:39 by wullon wullon
me likes this.
great music, ok visuals.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-13 17:23:30 by TrX TrX
It's the seventh still's product, and they goes better and better.
This one is pure masterpiece.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-13 17:31:23 by untel untel
i love the soundtrack more than anything else in this demo
it just makes me feel good (tm)
Too "polygonish", but neat anyway.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-14 15:42:10 by Manwe Manwe
rulezadded on the 2008-07-15 16:11:36 by substrate substrate
some may fiind emo strings and snaredrum (taken straight out of kitchen cabinet) not thad bad together...
rulezadded on the 2008-07-16 17:32:27 by comankh comankh
Hmm, maybe it'll grow on me. Tune was pretty funky, but just can't bring myself to thumb it up sorry as not something i'd wanna watch again.
added on the 2008-07-16 18:43:30 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Wow! I love the feel and flow of this demo. The music is lovely, and it fits the demo perfectly. Well done, guys!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-16 21:24:20 by Mystra Mystra
terribly slow on older (x1600, sic!) hardware
added on the 2008-07-17 16:18:12 by comankh comankh
yes please, one more time!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-18 13:47:09 by Happy-H Happy-H
Argh. Maybe it's just me but I find the music really bad. Makes the demo "unwatchable with the sound on" bad... apologies. This kind of tune needs to be done well - or not at all, imo.
added on the 2008-07-18 16:04:13 by alienus alienus
rulezadded on the 2008-07-20 23:03:11 by iks iks
Love the cup scene!!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-23 12:38:19 by magiciso magiciso
rulezadded on the 2008-07-25 07:07:20 by eye eye
After wathing it again and again and again it actually is VERY good! Awesome music and direction!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-25 21:41:14 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
wathing == watching
added on the 2008-07-25 21:42:01 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
A thumb for the soundtrack...visuals so-so, too flat for my tastes.
A little step backward, but still a good prod.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-28 00:40:54 by strauss strauss
added on the 2008-07-28 20:12:23 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
I think I have a new favourite demo!
added on the 2008-07-28 20:27:25 by Joghurt Joghurt
Not quite sure how to comment this.
I want to say that it beautifully executed, but on the other hand something tells me it's not.
Some parts of it feels empty - hard to explain, but it's like something is missing that would really make me jaw drop.
Hard to say what it is - it could be a complete makeover, but it could also be just a tiny "je ne sais quois".
The music is quite ok - I mean, apart from featuring the most annoying snare drum knwo to man - it's quite soothing and seems to fit the demo rather well.
Overall, I'm afraid that we're landing on a piggie - and I'm so uncertain that if I came back 2 months from now and saw the whole thing again, I might raise my vote.... if it wasn't for that damn snare drum.....
the atmosphere is amazing, and the music fits really good.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-01 22:25:04 by sof_max sof_max
rulezadded on the 2008-08-02 12:30:12 by Confused Confused
besides the fish shoal effets this is not something i find very enjoyable.
added on the 2008-08-03 16:40:31 by prm prm
Too bombastic for me. Piggy.
added on the 2008-08-06 21:59:21 by besh besh
Awesome, loved it! =)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-08 21:06:01 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
RIBBONS!!1 In a very gorgeous way.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-10 04:34:01 by bdk bdk
rulezadded on the 2008-08-10 12:59:36 by ted ted
Less is more. Great synching and direction.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-12 11:49:24 by raer raer
Awesome music and... uhm... direction! *buzzes off*
rulezadded on the 2008-08-12 13:22:44 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
hm somehow not my cup of tea...
added on the 2008-08-18 20:27:18 by ultra ultra
I think I got it after watching it on the big screen. This demo is beyond its "technology". I've made my mind that I like the music. Best moment ? The black strip covering the yellow.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-01 23:13:38 by Navis Navis
i love you
rulezadded on the 2008-09-05 20:29:47 by blz blz
same as Navis. Ruled on the bigscreen.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-05 20:48:54 by bonzaj bonzaj
honestly, i liked ferner better. maybe i'm just getting tired of ribbons'n'glow.
added on the 2008-09-07 01:45:13 by phoenix phoenix
Nice prod, I love the music :)
rulezadded on the 2008-09-14 20:14:30 by KILE KILE
sucksadded on the 2008-09-15 22:19:51 by BiTL BiTL
great atmosphere in this one. not sure I like that metalic snare, but it does give a special feel to the sound.

gonna see this one again for sure.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-29 12:59:42 by neptun neptun
ok one, nice atmosphere
added on the 2009-01-04 00:54:04 by T$ T$
I think this is a wonderfull, wonderfull demo and i'm NOT usually a sucker for pc demo's in general, but the visiuals and music fits together so well it gives me the chills and that's never a bad sign. awesome piece of poetry cynic and the gang
rulezadded on the 2009-01-24 01:25:14 by extralife extralife
added on the 2009-01-24 01:36:52 by Confused Confused
http://www.offworld.com/2009/03/linger-in-shadows-devs-among-s.html mentioned this demo!
added on the 2009-03-06 17:18:48 by AntDude AntDude
Great music and effects
rulezadded on the 2009-04-05 18:04:16 by aizen aizen
rulezadded on the 2009-04-05 18:48:35 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Great music, great ambient, thumb!
rulezadded on the 2009-04-08 01:08:40 by kaoD kaoD
Very atmospheric and colorfull. Worthy winner!
rulezadded on the 2009-04-30 01:49:50 by Dano Dano
Nice demo, great tune.

But I can't see the ribbon at all with my Radeon 4870 (tried Catalyst 9.3 and 9.4) on WinXP SP3. I have tested many configs with and without ATI Tray Tools but nothing worked.
Any ideas out there would be appreciated. Thanks.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-03 12:35:26 by malcom malcom
Still gives me goosebumps every time i watch this gem.
The music, visuals, colors, direction.. it all fits together so well and really creates a digital piece of art with tons of soul.
I love it. :)
rulezadded on the 2009-05-12 19:45:34 by izard izard
Malcom: I believe you just need wait for a driver fix. Most still demos seem to dislike ati ;I
added on the 2009-05-12 19:57:19 by noby noby
Oh, and a thumb up
rulezadded on the 2009-05-12 19:57:31 by noby noby
Very nice and chill!
rulezadded on the 2009-05-12 20:17:13 by Eliecan Eliecan
Like it. Balanced visuals, excellent soundtrack and well directed.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-15 20:24:41 by Paranoid Paranoid
great demo and very very good music) listening to it on my mp3-player among beautiful instrumental and classical music (= thnx a lot!
rulezadded on the 2009-11-14 17:23:56 by RRROAR RRROAR
Feeling in this prod is awesome, though the music is cheesy :)
rulezadded on the 2009-11-25 17:58:36 by leGend leGend
has the power.
rulezadded on the 2010-01-11 22:07:22 by lamb lamb
added on the 2010-02-09 22:02:06 by xeoner xeoner
rulezadded on the 2010-02-09 22:03:13 by xeoner xeoner
rulezadded on the 2010-03-25 02:19:54 by Korguiq Korguiq
Haven't I commented on this?!

FUCK, this is one of my best demo ever.

rulezadded on the 2010-04-14 22:59:21 by soolta soolta
I almost cry every time I watch this work, I want to thank the still members involved with it, cause it is extremely rare to feel emotions other than "whoa this effect rules" while watching a demo.
added on the 2010-04-14 23:16:51 by soolta soolta
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-26 21:34:21 by moqui moqui
simply beautiful! I want my still fan card!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-28 00:22:41 by xoofx xoofx
rulezadded on the 2010-07-17 22:45:50 by Ized Ized
very great music and graphics
rulezadded on the 2010-08-29 03:34:43 by k4sch3 k4sch3
no idea i could ive missed this until now.
its basically still-style reference.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-22 02:28:13 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
that sentence should actually read sth like 'no idea how i could have missed this until now.'
added on the 2010-10-22 02:34:44 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
So inspiring!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-22 02:45:25 by LLB LLB
Very st(y|il)lish, and a great direction.
It's unfortunate it doesn't work on my ATI 4550 powered machine (main ribbon absent, and a coupl of effects broken).
rulezadded on the 2010-10-22 23:47:42 by Zavie Zavie
I can't believe I didn't comment on this before! Definitely one the best demo soundtracks ever, and a brilliantly immersive demo to match it.
rulezadded on the 2011-01-10 13:42:26 by Blueberry Blueberry
rather elegant :u
rulezadded on the 2011-04-02 14:58:05 by msqrt msqrt
i only got this working well using wine on ubuntu - due to problems with ATI graphics cards, despite some great masterpiece of arts!
rulezadded on the 2011-05-02 23:03:49 by sokke sokke
rulezadded on the 2011-05-08 17:33:55 by rez rez
Best use of ribbons of all time, a true masterpiece ! How could I forget to thumb this one up ?
rulezcdcadded on the 2011-05-08 18:45:59 by MsK` MsK`
Extremely boring..
The not ending ribbon sucks.
Would be a thumb up if 64K.
sucksadded on the 2011-05-08 20:00:54 by lsl lsl
this is great - glitch effects are great too
rulezadded on the 2011-05-29 21:31:48 by anni anni
Youtube Rip added:
The Seeker by Still (1080p)
added on the 2011-07-02 14:13:52 by anni anni
clicking again
rulezadded on the 2011-07-06 00:42:11 by aasta aasta
very nice to look at
rulezadded on the 2011-07-11 15:28:17 by phobium phobium
rulezadded on the 2011-09-12 03:25:23 by las las
Awesome music!
rulezadded on the 2011-09-12 07:13:30 by Olivier Olivier
I always liked "one shot" cameras + Good Music.
rulezadded on the 2011-09-12 11:30:28 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
rulezadded on the 2011-10-07 23:22:43 by Grimmy Grimmy
Amazing !!!
rulezadded on the 2011-10-20 22:52:05 by robpaine robpaine
Stretching for the light!
rulezadded on the 2012-03-02 20:42:10 by Frequent Frequent
forgot to thumb
rulezadded on the 2012-07-05 18:54:21 by Princess_Luna Princess_Luna
One of the best soundtracks ever!
rulezadded on the 2012-09-21 13:06:43 by dafuq dafuq
Such a beauty!
rulezadded on the 2013-07-30 07:22:50 by chock chock
rulezadded on the 2015-01-19 15:50:34 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Brilliant music with lovely visuals, awesome atmosphere and great sync. One of my all-time favorites.
rulezadded on the 2015-01-19 20:43:47 by Kylearan Kylearan
a great example on why concept is important.

or why concept is boring.

the concept here I think was, "we have 3 routines and a song, let's combine them into one scene that we stretch out for the duration of the song". I guess that's just not my cup of murky ribbon soup.
sucksadded on the 2015-01-25 19:42:26 by Photon Photon
seaweed ftw.
rulezadded on the 2015-05-04 04:21:57 by mantratronic mantratronic

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