fr-065: euphotic by farbrausch [web]
screenshot added by kaoD on 2009-04-13 13:03:06
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release date : april 2009
release party : Breakpoint 2009
compo : pc demo
ranked : 5th
  • rulez 60
  • is ok 46
  • sucks 14
popularity : 2%
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  • rulez 0.38
alltime top: #997
added on the 2009-04-13 12:21:16 by magic magic

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This had great visuals, maybe a bit boring at times, but fairly good demo.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 12:23:02 by Optimus Optimus
I wouldn't say this were a great demo from fr, but in lack of competition it gets the thumb
added on the 2009-04-13 12:26:05 by thec thec
size does matter visualice :)
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 12:27:16 by magic magic
+kudos its work on my old pc ;)
added on the 2009-04-13 12:27:31 by magic magic
It's a fair enough work of art, but really nothing overly fancy.
added on the 2009-04-13 12:29:46 by urs urs
Great demo. This just might be my new favorite from you.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 12:30:13 by noby noby
Ok, so it wasn't The Popular Demo or Debris, but I actually thought this was awesome.

It's as though Visualice has conceived this vast alien dream world in his mind, and with every demo he gives us a glimpse into different locations.

Aside from the incredible level of creativity and artistic talent it takes to make a demo like this, I really find the atmosphere absorbing.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 12:31:24 by Wade Wade
The look is great, a bit slow paced sometimes, but in comparison to the majority of the compo demos, this is one for the top three.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 12:32:36 by CONS CONS
This feels like it was just a placeholder. Technically well done (as you expect from FB), but no real appeal in the soundtrack and no storyflow.
added on the 2009-04-13 12:33:02 by neglesaks neglesaks
looks pretty, but makes you fall asleep
sucksadded on the 2009-04-13 12:35:05 by stijn stijn
was at BP 2 years ago. THAT was a blast! But now... BB Image
added on the 2009-04-13 12:38:41 by ewerybody ewerybody
looks cheap
sucksadded on the 2009-04-13 12:39:01 by imbusy imbusy
Looks like a mix of the couple unreleased scenes from Art by Haujobb
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Anyway, the small size gives more points to the demo.
added on the 2009-04-13 12:41:28 by Manwe Manwe
one of the better in that compo
but then again, the compo was mostly a waste of time
Looks nice, but completely boring.
sucksadded on the 2009-04-13 12:43:16 by Zplex Zplex
kinda farty and uneventful, i liked the musicbox scene but that's about it, don't get me started on the ship with 'werkzeugg' on it
added on the 2009-04-13 12:48:26 by Confused Confused
Lol, I just downloaded the demo and found that there was more then couple of scenes. I just fell asleep while watching the compo and missed some scenes, haha! :) So, I should give the thumb up now.
But I still do not like the "epileptic" movements of the crab and the low contrast of the visuals.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 12:52:54 by Manwe Manwe
so 2002-ish...
added on the 2009-04-13 12:53:51 by friol friol
great work
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 13:01:37 by mop mop
It's not bad, but it doesn't deserve the thumb up being a Farbrausch production, sorry...
added on the 2009-04-13 13:04:34 by kaoD kaoD
Farbrausch goes Plastic in 898kb!
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 13:12:14 by Salinga Salinga
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 13:13:19 by Queen bittin Queen bittin
Yeah, haujobb+fr's demotool.
Nice scenes, sometimes a bit boring, but it works well on my crappy fx5200.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 13:22:29 by pista pista
Boring as fuck
sucksadded on the 2009-04-13 13:45:47 by aizen aizen
not bad, quite enjoyable :)
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 15:13:49 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
One of the best-looking demos in the compo, but not very entertaining. And the animation of the robot crab (or w/e it was supposed to be) annoyed me a bit.
added on the 2009-04-13 15:18:18 by mic mic
what a ride... got as much brilliant as bad scenes
all in all unfortunatly just average with high potential to be a killer demo
added on the 2009-04-13 15:41:08 by xeNusion xeNusion
What the hell with the jerky arms? :(

Meh, good visuals, ok music, but really lacking.

Btw, Capped
added on the 2009-04-13 16:24:07 by micksam7 micksam7
If the window caption is anything to go by, this is basically an aborted 64k project.

Also, no nfo file, no credits (I think), no nothing, which is pretty telling. It looks like they just wanted to get rid of the thing. ;)
added on the 2009-04-13 16:29:56 by tomaes tomaes
sucksadded on the 2009-04-13 18:16:05 by Al3x4nd3r Al3x4nd3r
sorry, but I know you can do it better :-/
sucksadded on the 2009-04-13 18:26:52 by pera pera
nice, nonagressive, moody. some may find it boring indeed.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 19:21:36 by comankh comankh
:) (but looks more like a game intro than a demo too me - or I am too long out of the biz)
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 19:42:32 by RRR RRR
too...relaxing...sorry guys :\
added on the 2009-04-13 20:06:59 by Spewk Spewk
Would have worked great as a 64k, without reaching the same quality level as Panic Room. Fails as a demo. Not bad at all, as it shows some nice gfx and scenes.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 20:27:37 by Bobic Bobic
Quite odd. Thumb for fx.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 20:40:42 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
The scenes are brilliant, rest quite boring.
added on the 2009-04-13 20:47:14 by Cj Cj
Can't help it, but this demo lacks some tension badly. Still, the excellent 3D object design make it somewhat special, so it's a piggie.
added on the 2009-04-13 22:59:09 by Paranoid Paranoid
Sorry guys. That was quite mediocre. Sure it's pretty but it feels like it doesn't go anywhere. It's kinda boring actually. I have mixed feelings.
added on the 2009-04-13 23:01:36 by masterm masterm
Good looking, but not much action. Water and computers don't mix. Still nice.
added on the 2009-04-13 23:02:15 by Emod Emod
now I'm tired ... :(
added on the 2009-04-13 23:03:09 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
Nice and relaxing
rulezadded on the 2009-04-13 23:12:36 by Buckethead Buckethead
not bad, but really forgettable.
added on the 2009-04-14 00:58:49 by Alpha C Alpha C
nice, but not my type. the whole consept somehow took me back to 2000 :)
added on the 2009-04-14 02:10:29 by nagz nagz
rulezadded on the 2009-04-14 10:55:19 by texel texel
Farbrausch goes Plastic in 898kb

898kb? Damn, it seems like Ryg forgot to kkrunch the executable. :)

Anyhow, like few of you already guessed - this was supposed to be originally a 64k intro. However somewhere in March we finally realized this was not going to happen. Continued as a demo project since then, but everything being still created with Werkkzeug3 and v2.

We ran slightly out of time, but well - no further excuses. There you have it.
added on the 2009-04-14 12:04:06 by melw melw
it is very flat, looks like something out of a 2001 demo. The 3D is also very low-poly. And as a demo it is going nowhere.
added on the 2009-04-14 12:13:49 by Navis Navis
what navis said
added on the 2009-04-14 12:26:18 by pro pro
I expected more from fr
added on the 2009-04-14 13:29:19 by samurai samurai
added on the 2009-04-14 13:33:02 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
"Expected more" is such a retarded comment.
added on the 2009-04-14 13:35:52 by gloom gloom
o que que é esse amor, d'agua!
rulezadded on the 2009-04-14 16:02:10 by orange orange
a bit pointless, but really nice gfx.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-14 16:06:02 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
not interesting
added on the 2009-04-14 16:30:45 by zefyros zefyros
Pretty good. Should have ranked much higher imo. A couple of extra kilobytes for a decent set of drum samples wouldn't have hurt though.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-14 18:23:50 by spinor spinor
Great visuals... but all in all not a killer this time :)
rulezadded on the 2009-04-14 18:28:38 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
navis is right on the money
sucksadded on the 2009-04-14 18:45:47 by quisten quisten
not really captivating, could use way more pace and way more events
added on the 2009-04-14 19:12:42 by Maali Maali
Might not be the best demo/intro from you guys, but still far from a thumb down like some of the i-expected-more-but-never-done-anything-myself-people seem to think.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-14 19:40:21 by kurli kurli
melwyn, i didn't use kkrunchy because the only difference it really makes is tons of problems with antivirus tools.

and besides, fuck 64ks.
added on the 2009-04-14 22:26:45 by ryg ryg
what navis and gloom said
added on the 2009-04-14 22:31:02 by prm prm
maybe farbrausch is not a suitable group to release demos like this.
people always will expect more. i suggest to break up and form something new creative.
added on the 2009-04-14 23:08:45 by jazz jazz
I just noticed that this is only 898kbs!
added on the 2009-04-15 00:03:23 by Optimus Optimus
very nice
rulezadded on the 2009-04-15 00:58:03 by blackpawn blackpawn
The only scene I really liked was the music box, and I think that was really the centrepiece of the whole demo. I don't think it's enough for a thumb. The small size is appreciated but FR have done better smaller.
jazz - "i suggest to break up and form something new creative."

I suggest you look through some farbrausch demos and see that their most creative work is often the most under appreciated by the mainstream who just stop by to check out the top of the month. Anyone who "expects" a blockbuster every time has only seen a small portion of their work, the majority of which is somewhat experimental, and isn't really in a position to make negative comments.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-15 03:09:06 by ulrick ulrick
Ryg, why don't you release Werkkzeug3 for the masses?
added on the 2009-04-15 06:11:40 by Manwe Manwe
I really enjoyed watching this...although an ending with more impact wouldn't have hurt. But graphics and music are very nice and the first scene has a very unique look and feel...almost like 2d cutouts. So here goes the thumb.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-15 09:05:46 by Stebo Stebo
Insectecutor: For me, Farbrausch IS the mainstream of Demos, the most popular Demogroup, no matter how experimental some of their releases are. If Britney Spears plays Jazz its still Britney Spears.
And its a waste of time, because Farbrausch is only at its best when they are doing the all Popular Approach on Demos for the masses. For that stuff, no one can stop them. Its like the Stock-Aitken-Waterman of the Demoscene.
added on the 2009-04-15 11:18:17 by jazz jazz
I am expecting that it will grow on me.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-15 17:15:33 by Preacher Preacher
for the size..
rulezadded on the 2009-04-15 18:42:43 by toxie toxie
lacks music
sucksadded on the 2009-04-15 20:17:26 by thec thec
great visual.
but, i don't liked music.
result is ok.
added on the 2009-04-16 04:33:52 by got got
great visuals with relaxing pace and music
rulezadded on the 2009-04-16 07:38:25 by iTeC iTeC
I quite liked it on the bigscreen.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-16 08:15:15 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
this is just boring like fuck ..
sucksadded on the 2009-04-16 08:26:35 by dwarf dwarf
Exactly what Wade said.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-16 08:39:29 by CrossProduct CrossProduct
I liked the pace and ethereal feel and the size is appreciated.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-16 08:46:22 by auld auld
Thumb up, thanks for the size and visuals. Could have used a better soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-16 08:55:38 by -SP- -SP-
stop it with the size comments already. it's more or less an accident.

either the demo stands up on its own or it doesn't, the size doesn't enter into it.
added on the 2009-04-16 10:50:58 by ryg ryg
i agree with wade, and i really dig visualice's style.
The gorgeous soundtrack did the rest.
Such a beautiful, imaginative, relaxing, mysterious, magical trip again. Thank you.
Was my favourite at the compo.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-16 11:22:43 by v3nom v3nom
meh, what a flat show..
sucksadded on the 2009-04-16 12:47:07 by a-move a-move
The tune gave so much room for effect/camera flight synchronising and almost all of this was wasted. The whole production suffers from that.
added on the 2009-04-16 13:13:57 by d0DgE d0DgE
some nice graphics but very very very very very boring!
added on the 2009-04-16 13:53:18 by StingRay StingRay
what kurli said, but also what I said to Visualice at the fire.
i love the ambient mood of this.. the music is amazing! so big thumb from me.. and as gloom said - "expected more" is a retarded thing to say.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-16 16:02:57 by xrs xrs
rulezadded on the 2009-04-16 16:07:12 by dairos dairos
the 90s are over
i hope visualize will check that one day too
until then
sucksadded on the 2009-04-16 16:09:27 by TMB & ReeBoK TMB & ReeBoK
Having your own style never gets outdated...staying true to one's own style has much more coolness in my opinion than just following trends.
added on the 2009-04-16 16:13:56 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
i wonder if people would call this a 90s prod if visualize hadnt so strongly influenced the 90s demoscene...
added on the 2009-04-16 16:28:32 by psenough psenough
nice visuals... Track was not my taste
rulezadded on the 2009-04-16 18:00:17 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
rulezadded on the 2009-04-17 00:53:20 by dipswitch dipswitch
added on the 2009-04-17 00:56:47 by raer raer
cuddles for the sinking note-on-a-box scene <3
rulezadded on the 2009-04-17 01:12:12 by xyz xyz
the down flapping motion of the turtle was great, the up flapping motion was jarring and ruined it somewhat for me - I guess it was ruining the concept of there being any medium (water?) it's swimming through. I don't know... i'm confused with this one. The general visual complexity was great, but i strongly missed a musical track. piggy from me :)
added on the 2009-04-17 01:14:37 by m0d m0d
This looks supernice! I like this different visualizeprods from fr :)

when I saw it on the stream from bp I didnt like it very much actually. but now when watching it on its own, and not in a row of 30 german technodemos I really love the it. Great work! thanx.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-17 01:18:32 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
The music was really interesting/good, but the animation was not.

As some other guys said, some of the effects had a early 2000's vibe to them, and I don't really like that.

In general, the scenes were nicely thought out (or decent, at least), but I think that the assets were not exploited to their fullest.

With a full repolish, this could be an awesome demo, but in its current state I do not feel that it reached its fullest potential. Still a good demo, I enjoyed it a bit.
engine demo = very nice, demo not so much
added on the 2009-04-17 01:19:25 by bfx bfx
Visually this is really quite nice. I have to admit however that it nearly made me fall asleep during the demo compo. Works better with a cup of coffee at home, though.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-17 01:25:35 by scamp scamp
Atmospheric, with nice soundtrack. Maybe a little bit too long, but overall a good work again!
rulezadded on the 2009-04-17 01:29:59 by Dano Dano
at least it contains fish
added on the 2009-04-17 03:35:53 by T$ T$
farbrausch i love you
but oh well
added on the 2009-04-17 20:19:17 by yandexx yandexx
they used Werkkzeug 0.1 for this :-)
added on the 2009-04-17 20:28:58 by friol friol
works for me
rulezadded on the 2009-04-19 15:24:07 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
sucksadded on the 2009-04-19 15:44:52 by Tigrou Tigrou
rulezadded on the 2009-04-19 22:51:35 by Sir Sir
totally boring. i was excited to finally see a new farb prod but this is disappointing.
added on the 2009-04-21 01:37:10 by artanis artanis
added on the 2009-04-22 10:39:11 by neptun neptun
looks very werkzeugish, like you're trapped in your own tool :( at least the music and mood save it, piggie.
added on the 2009-04-23 05:47:48 by BarZoule BarZoule
very poetical, visualice+melwyn did it again! :)
rulezadded on the 2009-04-24 21:35:00 by aftu aftu
Nice visuals but what navis said.
I really enjoyed the soundtrack, and the whole musicbox scene.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-24 21:59:50 by wullon wullon
I like this a lot
rulezadded on the 2009-04-26 20:53:16 by Eliecan Eliecan
rulezadded on the 2009-04-30 01:52:43 by Maissi Maissi
Dunno about this one. Theres a lot of hit and a fair bit of miss.. I really liked the way the start almost looked like cutouts although it was 3d, and some of the scenes towards the end were just stunning. But other bits like the music box felt out of place and lacking in polish..

Maybe I just need to watch a few more times :)
rulezadded on the 2009-04-30 02:41:52 by psonice psonice
feels very personal, nice
rulezadded on the 2009-04-30 03:43:21 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
I like it, but visualice does need a new computer. This feels too last gen. The visuals should be sharper somehow... even underwater :)
rulezadded on the 2009-04-30 15:03:42 by xernobyl xernobyl
a little under two months and still no video
added on the 2009-06-10 11:50:28 by mr rounce mr rounce
a bit to realxing for me
this stands out a bit from typical "demoscene" stuff. Love it.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-21 19:43:12 by jaw jaw
so farbrausch went underwater, eh.

there is not much action, but, as somebody before me said, the mood is really sweet.

also, i ate a chicken while i watched this, and it tasted really good.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-21 22:09:46 by vibrator vibrator
sucksadded on the 2009-10-21 22:27:37 by Joghurt Joghurt
falling to sleep
sucksadded on the 2010-02-04 09:07:41 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Nice music and underwater scenes, best microsoft demo from BP09.
rulezadded on the 2010-03-18 16:18:03 by BoulderSteiNisse BoulderSteiNisse
rulezadded on the 2010-05-06 01:12:21 by hArDy. hArDy.
but it's funny.
added on the 2010-08-16 22:19:14 by closed closed
Every fb prod is such a great work of art.
Loved the music box.
rulezadded on the 2010-12-30 03:05:12 by jonnyram jonnyram
rulezadded on the 2011-05-20 02:27:28 by phobium phobium
Beautiful demo. Should have won
rulezadded on the 2012-03-03 21:44:41 by Frequent Frequent
and yes, what Gloom said
added on the 2012-03-03 21:49:28 by Frequent Frequent
watched it in realtime finally \o/
good chill
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rulezadded on the 2012-03-07 20:38:58 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
rulezadded on the 2012-11-26 21:12:58 by dafuq dafuq

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