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Binary Alchemy by Northern Dragons [web]
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screenshot added by GbND on 2008-08-27 19:22:53
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release date : august 2008
release party : NVScene 2008
compo : pc demo
ranked : 5th
  • rulez 107
  • is ok 13
  • sucks 0
popularity : 1%
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  • rulez 0.89
  • cdcs 1
alltime top: #459
added on the 2008-08-27 16:09:36 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]

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the shading was interesting.. and some of the effects.
but it didnt quite hit the spot, probably due to some inconsistency between the sound and the scenes..
added on the 2008-08-27 16:25:14 by psenough psenough
very nice 1 bit NPR rendering. Cool demo.
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 16:47:22 by scg_ scg_
nice ideas and execution
added on the 2008-08-27 17:28:39 by hollowman hollowman
hmmm.
added on the 2008-08-27 19:11:34 by panic panic
Great effects...lots of style. Kudos for having the courage to do something like this. The rendering technique reminds me a bit of 32 degrees in the shade.
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 19:11:39 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
mostly a roadtrip and partyplace prod, hoping to release a final version with tighter cameras and missing scene elements soon.
Greets to NVIDIA for a great party!!! <3
added on the 2008-08-27 19:27:15 by GbND GbND
excellent arty b&w rendering, and 3d modeling!

kudos for doing something different, not the winner demo style ;)

the final babel tower scene is madness :D
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 19:27:26 by Zest Zest
nice work dragons!
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 19:52:41 by blackpawn blackpawn
Awesome job guys....really slick
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 19:54:24 by ryiinn ryiinn
nice renderer!

But was the music really meant to be played with this demo?
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 23:58:35 by Calexico Calexico
Good demo - respect :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 00:03:11 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 00:21:24 by alienus alienus
good flow. surprised me somehow.
you´r harry potter fans? :D
but u used the right symbols anyway ;)
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 00:33:58 by Թર્મેΞΞ Թર્મેΞΞ
ulen
added on the 2008-08-28 01:15:47 by Confused Confused
Very good with a high impact novelty factor. I just found the visuals too harsh on my eyes and the music too harsh on my ears.

I kept wondering how it would have looked over a paper texture with more anti-aliasing, like the loading pic.

Anyway, a thumb for the idea and effort.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 02:43:46 by Wade Wade
what zest said
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 02:48:00 by RufUsul RufUsul
Amazing rendering technique with amazing atmosphere and concept. I think I was drooling while I was watching this one, for some reason...
rulezcdc added on the 2008-08-28 08:03:04 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
good idea
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 08:29:36 by aha aha
Awesome idea.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 08:38:43 by Optimus Optimus
Nice rendering style!
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 08:41:13 by ham ham
my favourite in the compo! the music is so great
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 08:48:55 by bonzaj bonzaj
Interesting, but it didnt grab my attention so much.
added on the 2008-08-28 11:33:09 by Zplex Zplex
Enjoyed it plenty, good work.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 12:21:45 by psonice psonice
nice one
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 14:36:12 by zoom zoom
Nice one.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 14:38:05 by xernobyl xernobyl
pleasant to watch and hear
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 15:19:19 by a-move a-move
I liked it!
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 16:32:46 by merlucin merlucin
Since I didn't participate in this one I can thumb it up!
Really something else then the mainstream dx10 effects! ND is still in the game lol!
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 16:42:23 by cerror cerror
i liked the visuals a lot, but the music got so much on my nerves it nearly ruined the experience for me. judging by the other comments, it seems to be kinda polarizing, so i'll stick with the rulez - but i doubt i'll watch it again (or if i do, i'll watch it muted).
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 18:43:37 by ryg ryg
Really really really really love the rendering
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 19:21:40 by stijn stijn
what ps said.. reminded me a bit of antimoney
added on the 2008-08-28 19:46:23 by Maali Maali
crazy
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 20:24:34 by Al3x4nd3r Al3x4nd3r
nice surprise, I like the rendering very much ! I like the soundtrack too. Thanks !
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 21:32:57 by frost242 frost242
Great, also very nice tune
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 21:47:18 by Buckethead Buckethead
I find this rather original but the greetings were completely out of place
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 21:54:13 by Optima Optima
Interesting rendering, some original ideas, but it didn't really grab me. Probably a matter of taste though.
added on the 2008-08-28 21:57:37 by Alpha C Alpha C
Really a pleasant surprise! I loved the style and the "Tower of Babel" scene was amazing. Best American demo ever - congrats!
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 22:00:36 by Stebo Stebo
neat
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 02:49:46 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
A solid production! Although, like Wade said, a paper texture would have looked better than harsh white. I really like the infinite 3d zoomer at the beginning.
added on the 2008-08-29 07:16:37 by s_tec s_tec
Did I mention this rules?
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 07:17:05 by s_tec s_tec
nice solid prod
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 13:16:21 by las las
the shading is not easy on the eyes; you could have used some colors, carefully. the tower part is good. the credits part is bad. the rest is not really interesting. contrary to ryg, i liked the music, but it's quite independent from the visuals. borderline rulez...
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 17:33:22 by blala blala
to s_tec and Wade: the plan WAS to use rice paper texture and maybe some key colors. but we were too tired at 6am to add that. will probably be there in final ;)
..oh andthe title sucks we know. and there's no reference to happy rotter.
added on the 2008-08-29 20:43:40 by BarZoule BarZoule
Nice to see somebody doing a pure NPR demo. But the music didn't fit IMHO.
added on the 2008-08-29 21:13:51 by datsua datsua
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 21:14:34 by texel texel
Pleasant carbon paper style.
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 21:41:45 by BackSpace BackSpace
Quote:
to s_tec and Wade: the plan WAS to use rice paper texture and maybe some key colors. but we were too tired at 6am to add that. will probably be there in final ;)


Great minds think alike. ;)

I look forward to the final!
added on the 2008-08-29 22:00:37 by Wade Wade
Nice flow
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 22:08:30 by Marq Marq
great idea and style.
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 22:47:50 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
peculiar, cool style
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 03:37:47 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
nice paper style.
great idea.
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 10:46:18 by got got
Some of the transitions (in the zooming part) could have been a bit "smoother", but it's otherwise an enjoyable trip, and the music reaches some levels of interesting strangeness without reaching the point where it would start to be annoying :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 11:18:02 by Dbug Dbug
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 11:34:47 by blz blz
nice ideas (rendering and the tower) but the camera movement was way too choppy, imho. i like the zoom idea but if you zoom into an object the rest of the scene seems quite empty... anyway, here goes my thumb
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 11:41:37 by src src
My favourite demo from Northern Dragons so far, and one of my personal favourites from the compo.
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 11:44:21 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
I APPROVE OF THIS PROD.

And: Capped.TV and Video
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 19:05:37 by micksam7 micksam7
cool and fresh look!
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 21:06:36 by Bobic Bobic
cool hatching
Interesting rendering (though not my taste), quite good scenes, but I didn't get the story if there's any...
Other than that: what ryg said
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 12:50:13 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
I have wanted to make a demo with that kind of rendering and style for years and you did it really nicely so I should hate you for that ;)

Really nice work there.
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 13:35:59 by keops keops
really nice journey!
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 21:04:31 by v3nom v3nom
My favourite in the compo, fresh and well directed.
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 21:07:33 by dixan dixan
really well done! definitely my favourite from the ones i've seen up until now. *love* the pisa tower scene.
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 21:51:08 by skrebbel skrebbel
Very well done and pretty unique. I like it.
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 21:57:22 by Paranoid Paranoid
Very interesting concepts, well executed.
rulez added on the 2008-09-01 07:35:24 by deathyepl deathyepl
Nice trip!!!
rulez added on the 2008-09-01 07:50:33 by Premium Premium
great one. Great looks! Didn't like the song that much though.
rulez added on the 2008-09-01 11:36:19 by Axel Axel
Nice!
rulez added on the 2008-09-01 19:50:37 by Mystra Mystra
to explain a lil about the song: we were using Shpongle/Hallucinogen as the inspiration, which is weird, weird psychedelic maybe trance/jazz/chilllout with brilliant flute laid over it. I think it fits perfectly, especially during the hilbert curve scene (which will have the wall in the final) : D but I'm weird.
added on the 2008-09-02 09:34:53 by GbND GbND
up up!
rulez added on the 2008-09-02 10:19:22 by kempy kempy
Yes, this is good stuff. It takes balls to go black'n'white as well. The only thing that bothered me was that the spots and pecks updated at a slower pace than the camera moved, making the neat rendering technique appear distanced from the objects it was rendering. The music didn't bother me at all either. The last scene was killer as well.
rulez added on the 2008-09-02 10:27:50 by gloom gloom
The message, music, render style - everything joins very well!
rulez added on the 2008-09-02 22:39:06 by Manwe Manwe
rendering thumb!
rulez added on the 2008-09-03 20:05:46 by thec thec
rulez added on the 2008-09-04 18:48:14 by #535 #535
why doesn't it run on my atariiiii?
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 21:44:35 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
wow!
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 23:16:27 by BiTL BiTL
Nice and well executed idea!
rulez added on the 2008-09-06 13:23:55 by dairos dairos
not sure about the shader, and the object show behind it left me cold. I dunno, didn't grab me.
Very nice and nice story but took time to load :D
rulez added on the 2008-09-07 04:15:16 by Princess_Luna Princess_Luna
this just so rocks! ;)
rulez added on the 2008-09-07 10:01:08 by Ger Ger
That is not the way hatching is supposed to be done.
added on the 2008-09-08 17:36:45 by bruce bruce
this is great to watch, very nice
rulez added on the 2008-09-09 21:07:22 by fiveofive fiveofive
"Pencil" rendering <3
Music <3
Art direction <3
A pure jewel!
rulez added on the 2008-09-11 23:34:50 by untel untel
Not bad!
added on the 2008-09-14 00:32:07 by AntDude AntDude
what untel said.
Amazing.
rulez added on the 2008-09-14 13:37:06 by wullon wullon
very cool and intersting well worth a thumb.
rulez added on the 2008-09-14 13:59:04 by keito keito
Very good idea. And nice music, of course.
rulez added on the 2008-09-15 18:30:07 by FenolFtalein FenolFtalein
Ehm..
added on the 2008-09-17 20:59:53 by doomdoom doomdoom
*great* rendering
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 21:07:31 by Virgill Virgill
thumb! really nice visual style.

the music is okay. i would have liked to hear some different sections perhaps. some of the treble is too harsh for me.
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 07:28:48 by gd gd
This gets me pumped! Truly WIcKED - Total MAGIcKH
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 08:07:29 by OneVoltSun OneVoltSun
the filter is maybe a bit too simple to make it really look good, but apart from that this is a pretty fresh demo (although being a 100% fly-by demo :) )
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 16:42:52 by toxie toxie
toxie: aside from andromeda's nested 3d fractals, I think we're the only one doing nested 3d infinite zooms... and watch for the prt'd architecture ribbons... and the multiple-gravity vector physics engine... and well it's all quite subtle ^_^
added on the 2008-09-20 05:41:02 by GbND GbND
for the refreshing style!
rulez added on the 2008-09-20 11:15:00 by hunta hunta
I genuinely think this is the best ND prod yet. Very interesting zooms on well modelled 3d with a stylish rendering. It felt 64k due to the lack of variation to me but that didnt stop me enjoying it. I'll watch this again (twice already)
rulez added on the 2008-09-20 16:59:47 by auld auld
+1 - For sure !
I loved it.
added on the 2008-09-22 13:56:56 by cxnull cxnull
*cough*
rulez added on the 2008-09-22 13:57:28 by cxnull cxnull
style!
rulez added on the 2008-10-24 02:17:53 by orange orange
nice indeed!
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 12:52:34 by zomb zomb
do i love this shit? yes i do!
fukk thats kewl!
especially the soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2008-11-18 07:09:55 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
shading could be improved, nice anyway
rulez added on the 2009-01-11 00:27:38 by T$ T$
Nothing to complain about :) everything is neat
rulez added on the 2009-01-27 19:41:17 by noby noby
probably the most underrated demo of 2008. The music is very fitting. Thumbs up !!
rulez added on the 2009-03-10 15:28:45 by Navis Navis
very cool.
rulez added on the 2009-03-10 16:07:34 by wb wb
ah, I've been trying all day to find what the music reminds me of (at least the first half minute): the background music to several Giallo films (Argento et al), usually made by Gobllin. Can we get it on a separate mp3/ogg ?
added on the 2009-03-10 20:18:57 by Navis Navis
Great!
rulez added on the 2009-03-19 16:14:06 by Malodix Malodix
CUMSHOT
rulez added on the 2009-04-29 00:37:59 by Confused Confused
Fucking love the soundtrack!!!
rulez added on the 2009-07-31 17:51:05 by sigflup sigflup
Wow, I missed this one! Really nice and original.
rulez added on the 2009-08-12 01:09:33 by bdk bdk
Nice rendering style.
rulez added on the 2009-09-06 15:12:11 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Final: http://www.northerndragons.ca/files/ND-BinaryAlchemy_final.zip

Many little improvements, cleaned up camera paths, better synch, some missing effects inserted, more gratuitous use of architecture ribbons : D
added on the 2009-09-21 23:50:34 by GbND GbND
great improvements in the final, thanks for taking the time for a final!
added on the 2009-09-26 11:12:39 by blackpawn blackpawn
simpl'n'good
rulez added on the 2009-11-15 09:53:05 by rmeht rmeht
how come I never thumbed this, lovely rendering style :).
rulez added on the 2009-11-15 12:16:23 by decipher decipher
Original and cool style... only problem for me was the music, didn't really like it much.

Anyway, big thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2009-11-17 05:36:13 by laffer35 laffer35
The music is powerful and the visual style adds to its haunting nature.
rulez added on the 2010-07-12 03:16:22 by jumboj jumboj
The best B&W demo I have already seen ;o)
rulez added on the 2010-10-15 11:23:29 by jack-3d jack-3d
great rendering and nice music!

refreshing :)
rulez added on the 2010-11-04 14:43:19 by rez rez
Thumbs up for the final of an interesting demo.
rulez added on the 2010-11-04 15:27:16 by raer raer
Very nice and consistent vibe here. Reminded me of Infinity by Craw Productions in all the good ways.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 17:56:43 by IC IC
I didn't like the music much, but very nice demo!
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 13:39:50 by LLB LLB
Great direction, nice idea. Sometimes too "dark" but overall strong.
rulez added on the 2011-06-08 20:21:38 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
Interesting, and the final surprised me
rulez added on the 2012-03-03 11:58:15 by Frequent Frequent
Nice.
rulez added on the 2012-08-19 14:09:09 by dafuq dafuq
B&W Masterpiece :)
rulez added on the 2013-01-21 01:38:32 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Real (demo) art!
rulez added on the 2013-11-27 22:52:14 by slayer slayer
In my opinion, it doesn't work all the way through but some parts (the tunnel and staircases for example) I think work really well with this effect. The problems seem to come from flat-shaded areas. Nice idea though.
rulez added on the 2013-11-28 01:00:35 by fizzer fizzer
Great!!!!!
rulez added on the 2013-12-03 13:06:09 by Gadler Gadler
Feels more like ordinary rendering with a hatching layer on top than actual NPR. Decent music and flow.
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