Contre-Jour by PlayPsyCo [web]
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release date : august 2008
release party : Assembly 2008
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 85
  • is ok 12
  • sucks 3
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.82
alltime top: #879
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rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 01:42:44 by xernobyl xernobyl
This will be the deserved winner of the compo! Great graphics and music, unique style and a rather interesting credits part. PlayPsyCo have really become one of the big players in the scene.

Liked this one a lot - congrats to everyone involved!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 01:47:17 by Stebo Stebo
bestest of compo !
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 01:55:54 by [EviL] [EviL]
my fav from compo, not the best visuals, but overall it's very good and fits nicely together
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 02:03:23 by snoutmate snoutmate
Yea, congratulations PlayPsyCo.
I really appreciated the music.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 02:05:33 by wullon wullon
second snoutmate
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 02:07:27 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
Great stuff!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 02:08:24 by ham ham
grats! I hope and guess you win.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 02:23:41 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
I think the visuals are worse than a steaming pile of shit, but the music is nice.
added on the 2008-08-03 02:29:39 by kurli kurli
Music is cool, visuals aren't that good. But aint shit :P
added on the 2008-08-03 02:36:04 by mrdoob mrdoob
Definitely the best in the compo. All in all very solid and enjoyable production. It's pretty obvious winner.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 02:38:17 by roz roz
Hmm, a lot of cool stuff happens and I guess I should be really impressed, but I'm kinda left feeling indifferent for some reason.

It had the potential to be a real action-packed stunner, but the visual style didn't work. Personally I'd blame the dull colour scheme and the cell shading (?).
added on the 2008-08-03 02:44:15 by Wade Wade
Playpsyco are obviously very talented and technically are at the top of their game. However...

I'm afraid to say that I didn't enjoy this alot. I think it suffers from the same problem that mupe had, that is, too much saturated colors and too much blur (ok I can see the irony there myself :-)). The progression also doesn't seem to lead to anywhere. If you think about it it is a rehash of the millions of claustrophobic industial fly-by demos produced over the past 10 years. Reminded me a bit of the latests demos by cocoon, although cocoon does that type of demos with a bit more finesse. I also got the impression that the transitions were forced a bit, with the framerate going up and down while scenes are changing. Bland particle effects BUT best FOV effect ever. Music is just there doing its thing, not very memorable but quite fitting.

All in all a good demo that left me with mixed feelings: isn't this genre getting too tired already ?
added on the 2008-08-03 02:48:59 by Navis Navis
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 02:56:37 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
love on 1st sight
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 03:19:54 by keith303 keith303
nice work, i like it!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 03:32:46 by blackpawn blackpawn
Love at first sight! Heavy 3D stuff and drum'n bass in here, which makes a great demo experience.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 03:46:04 by Bobic Bobic
just one of the best demo-prods ive seen this year i think.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 04:03:30 by rudi rudi
(jævlig bra sluttinspurt!) :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 06:06:10 by loaderror loaderror
+ music
- visuals
= piggie
added on the 2008-08-03 09:02:06 by Pegan Pegan
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 09:08:59 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Thumb up. Mainly for the kickass d'n'b soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 09:21:33 by besh besh
Had some really nice parts!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 10:08:16 by dairos dairos
My fav from the compo too.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 10:12:04 by Serpent Serpent
What navis said, but with a thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 10:12:59 by Preacher Preacher
wow. This far exceeded my expectations. I'm with ltk_tscc on this one. It's generally a cliched demo (what is all this stuff for?), and it's a bit noisy, but it doesn't bother me because it rocks. I particularly like the part where it became blurry and more fluid (standing in the grass).. had a creepy realism/surrealism.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 10:16:23 by bigcheese bigcheese
of yeah. I like that one.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 10:19:14 by necronomic0 necronomic0
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 10:49:10 by jasuy jasuy
you guys have it to put good demos together. if I would only have seen the overstuffed effects or just listened the music alone it would have been a piggy, but it works fine together.
music=noisy with a good flow somehow
effects=total overload
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 10:57:11 by seppjo seppjo
Sweet prod, especially love the soundtrack which keeps going off on tangents.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 11:49:05 by eladamri eladamri
Great demo and awsome music!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 11:56:19 by of of
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 12:16:06 by starbuck starbuck
i stopped watching it in mid so boring..
sucksadded on the 2008-08-03 12:48:17 by panic panic
added on the 2008-08-03 12:50:52 by raer raer
Oh yeah, this is what it's all about. Another kickass demo in a string of kickass demos that's starting to get pretty long. Music, modelling, concept and execution. Top notch.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 12:52:45 by menace menace
You have potential, but you must hire some good scenarist and director, because direction of yours demos are awfull.

Pig like Tokyo
Solid demo with a great "norwegian d'n'b" track by Kaktusen. :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 13:21:34 by gloom gloom
I really like it altogether, special thumb up for the quality of the fov effect :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 13:38:06 by Dbug Dbug
PlayPsyCo style, a kick ass production that I wish I had seen on the big screen, congrats with 2nd :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 14:53:56 by digitalerr0r digitalerr0r
WOW - I really LOVE it !
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 15:14:53 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 15:36:40 by #535 #535
this made me smile a couple of times which is unusual when i comes to demos. fitting soundtrack and some really cool effects. a bit too industrial for my taste but a solid thumb.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 15:37:58 by prm prm
Awesome prod with tons going on. Objects building and unbuilding were cool, factory theme worked really well. Some minor problems but overall best of compo for me.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 16:44:20 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 16:48:05 by Quarryman Quarryman
I consider this the most innovative and stylish entry of this compo.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 16:51:16 by Paranoid Paranoid
how could this not win ?
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 17:03:23 by Ganymed Ganymed
should have won and so on
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 17:07:13 by leijaa leijaa
Great demo! Should have won...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 17:11:05 by Zeila Zeila
reminded me of portal process
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 17:15:19 by Maali Maali
great demo and also works in wine :-))
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 18:16:40 by thec thec
This is the only prod I saw from the compo. Bit overstuffed and horrible movements etc. With better design and polishing it could have been good.
added on the 2008-08-03 19:10:43 by jPV jPV
Though it didn't work nicely on my laptop, this was nice work!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 19:13:02 by l3dx l3dx
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 19:46:40 by dcclark dcclark
My personal winner. Great music, visuals and flow.
Next time please include resolution selector :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 20:21:19 by ithaqua ithaqua
wow! what a huge and massive effort! It still suffers from the "playpsyco syndrome" but its getting better.. playpsyco is now more of a quality trademark to me than a mark of inconsistency and weird design. I really LOVED the "unfolding cubes" part! Really cool effect and it was one of the parts where the music really fitted... That was in fact the most uplifting demo-moment I've had in a while. The music, while being fresh and dnb-like, sounds a bit rushed-together. Heard-before sounds and very un-imaginative progression. But all in all, best in the compo and a very big step foreward for playpsyco. Congrats to datsua and the guys :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 20:53:07 by Duckers Duckers
rulezadded on the 2008-08-03 21:31:01 by Alpha C Alpha C
soundtrack link ? :p
added on the 2008-08-04 01:07:00 by wullon wullon
sadly it feels too norwegian schooled for my taste, which is a shame considering all the effort clearly put into the code and models.
added on the 2008-08-04 02:19:17 by psenough psenough
rulezadded on the 2008-08-04 09:10:02 by Baz Baz
Great demo, should have won.

I'm not so sure I like the music though, while it's a nice track, it sounds a bit too generic IMO.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-04 09:24:42 by wb wb
one of the best demos i've seen this year, great concept and some impressive parts, and a massive drum'n'bass tune !
rulezadded on the 2008-08-04 22:09:26 by SoundSquare SoundSquare
rulezadded on the 2008-08-05 05:53:41 by got got
foudn it nice
rulezadded on the 2008-08-05 20:38:13 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
Very very good demo as in demo. Should be first.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-05 20:41:54 by Optimus Optimus
Utter nonsense
sucksadded on the 2008-08-05 23:18:06 by Optima Optima
a bit messy (as usual in playpsyco productions), but there are a couple of scenes i like somehow: the unfolding cubes or the credits part for example.
should have won...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-06 10:06:28 by a-move a-move
some parts are really nice others are totally boring - so piggie
added on the 2008-08-06 14:21:05 by RA RA
The music could be a little better produced, and the visuals could be slightly more interconnected with it.
Also, the whole presentation itself was not that well put together.

However, with that being said, I thought that there was some really cool things in the demo, and loads of big scenes with nice details. I like.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-07 00:56:49 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
is ok.
added on the 2008-08-07 09:29:15 by Lazarus Lazarus
nah, this didn't work as well as I expected.
As a few already pointed out, techniqual speaking, you're great; but there are some major design flaws there and there which drags this thing down.
added on the 2008-08-07 18:59:54 by quisten quisten
woah. totally fits my taste. love it!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-08 20:46:18 by hunta hunta
Plenty of things to see, most of them simply too generic to be enjoyable.
added on the 2008-08-09 17:54:29 by tomaes tomaes
cool, very dynamic stuff, much better for me, than previous playpsyco prods.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-09 21:20:26 by elfh elfh
Cool shit!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-11 07:18:27 by zeebr zeebr
Cool prod! Some not so cool colors here and there though...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-11 21:30:55 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
rulezadded on the 2008-08-12 20:50:58 by XT95 XT95
rulezadded on the 2008-08-12 21:18:32 by Mystra Mystra
I liked it a lot. Good sync, good lots of animation and animated construction of scenes
rulezadded on the 2008-08-25 06:32:33 by artanis artanis
should have ranked #1. really good demo. I like it.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-25 22:02:19 by twh twh
rulezadded on the 2008-09-06 14:55:43 by morten morten
quite cool, a bit weird, but also lots of effects and stylish!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-11 12:45:08 by vame vame
rulezadded on the 2008-09-21 00:04:05 by iks iks
reminded me of portal
rulezadded on the 2008-10-18 17:38:30 by red red
Though the overall democompo at asm08 sucked, this is actually not bad. Should've been 1st :\
rulezadded on the 2008-11-19 19:00:04 by noby noby
Really nice !
rulezadded on the 2008-11-19 19:49:43 by Moby Moby
Nice credits part
rulezadded on the 2008-12-09 19:55:40 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
the ultimate remix of "demomakers most favourite items" since the late 90s
rulezadded on the 2009-01-06 01:17:13 by T$ T$
rulezadded on the 2009-01-23 14:36:15 by zefyros zefyros
watched it again, regardless of what I think about the particle systems being ugly this deserves a thumb up
rulezadded on the 2009-02-18 11:04:44 by Navis Navis
Same as Navis, after ten times viewed, I change my pig to thumb up. This demo required a repetitive watching. Still it is a fly-by without any progression, but it is very good fly-by with nice camera changes and made in outstanding 3d engine with great field of view effects.
rulezadded on the 2009-07-14 22:32:20 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulezadded on the 2009-08-06 20:14:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulezadded on the 2009-08-06 20:46:13 by blala blala
..and now for something completely different. so fresh, great ideas, great presentation. kudos!
rulezadded on the 2009-08-24 13:27:20 by v3nom v3nom
I'm surprised this demo isn't more popular. really made my weekend at Assembly.
rulezadded on the 2009-08-31 06:07:22 by metoikos metoikos
some real nice quirky design in there that really works well, great music aswell, rocking demo :)
rulezadded on the 2009-09-27 16:45:21 by keito keito
very nice
rulezadded on the 2010-03-04 18:34:40 by kloopex909 kloopex909
My favorite of the compo. I liked the visuals and styling. Also: Kaktusen's soundtrack rulz!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-12 20:34:01 by T-101 T-101
vote for "the music".
sucksadded on the 2011-11-29 21:17:47 by cherri kandler cherri kandler
Works out well.....
rulezadded on the 2012-03-02 22:50:13 by Frequent Frequent
Very nice.
rulezadded on the 2012-09-21 23:48:27 by dafuq dafuq
Good ideas, nice music.
rulezadded on the 2012-09-22 23:27:12 by jack-3d jack-3d
My favorite PlayPsyCo demo to date!
rulezadded on the 2012-12-31 22:31:42 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun

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