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fr-043: rove by farbrausch [web]
screenshot added by doubleman on 2010-04-05 15:06:08
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release date : april 2010
release party : Breakpoint 2010
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 305
  • is ok 31
  • sucks 4
popularity : 8%
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alltime top: #31
added on the 2010-04-05 14:51:01 by stijn stijn

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Oh come on, check your spelling, TWICE!
added on the 2010-04-05 14:52:42 by Calexico Calexico
aww, what a typo. the demo itself was very solid though.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 14:53:52 by msqrt msqrt
nice feeling over stream! :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 14:55:10 by NuKem NuKem
AHHHHH!!111

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added on the 2010-04-05 14:56:02 by Calexico Calexico
Solid.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 14:56:03 by micksam7 micksam7
hey cool demo!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 14:56:07 by orange orange
outrageous typo!!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 14:56:09 by button button
absolutely incredibly beautiful production
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 14:56:59 by noby noby
EXTREMELY MASSIVE

(but music not so touching and flying things waving their tails TOO FAST! =)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 14:59:41 by diver diver
Awesome visuals, creates its own world!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:00:20 by Salinga Salinga
great transitions, objects... congrats you made me happy
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:00:24 by seppjo seppjo
88 mb? 0_o Werkkzeuug 4? )
added on the 2010-04-05 15:00:26 by BiTL BiTL
yeah, WZ4. and not optimized yet. FINAL?
added on the 2010-04-05 15:01:03 by diver diver
Niceeeeeeeeeeeee
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:02:34 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
I really have no clue how I could make that typo :D Read it as 'ove for the time being, or something.

Excellent demo. Fairytale-like atmosphere, greatly enhanced by the wonderful soundtrack, and it ran extremely well on my PC (something I don't dare to expect from the Fairlight/CNCD demo). This demo just oozes atmosphere, it's a brilliant experience.
added on the 2010-04-05 15:02:40 by stijn stijn
We want the final one!
Also, the big bada boom in the final scene is welcome (ala fr-041).
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:05:09 by Manwe Manwe
what a cool way to end breakpoint, ran fine on E8400 w7-64 and 8800gts.

I hope Farbrausch will keep releasing demos for a long time :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:06:27 by neptun neptun

Demo rules! Very nice atmosphere.

The animation of that flying animal ruins at a bit, though. It is simply too uniform.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:07:06 by Calexico Calexico
awesome !
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:07:18 by MsK` MsK`
7,0Mb PNG textures, 10,4Mb OGG music.
i think it's just party version which can be finalized.
added on the 2010-04-05 15:07:24 by diver diver
woot
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:08:58 by snoutmate snoutmate
Avesome! I hope you release WZ4 for download someday! ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:08:58 by eatsme eatsme
Nice screenshot :>
added on the 2010-04-05 15:09:55 by msqrt msqrt
WICKED! WICKED! FARBRAUSCH IS MASSIVE!

waiting for final version in 273 kb :)
added on the 2010-04-05 15:10:02 by Ized Ized
reminds me of shadow of the beast.
great demo
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:10:11 by mop mop
yes!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:10:19 by Ized Ized
good screenshot \o/
added on the 2010-04-05 15:10:55 by seppjo seppjo
A bit ASD-ish (yeah, typical 2010 comment).
At the very beginning I was like "oh yeah, thats something I could enjoy" and then, it went all flyby and beautiful, very nice rendering and and.. and.... and... got bored.

Yeah it's awesome technically. But still, the more it kept going, the more I disliked it. And the music didn't help at all.

So it's my piggy.
added on the 2010-04-05 15:11:03 by knl knl
breathtaking
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:14:50 by zeroshift zeroshift
Nice nice, great rendering, crowds management, etc.. but i agree it miss something to be really unforgettable ( the music perhaps )
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:14:55 by u2 u2
what kaneel said
added on the 2010-04-05 15:16:23 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
Ho and i forgot. I always got a Lost device error when I want to launch it in fullscreen in Vista 64.
added on the 2010-04-05 15:16:28 by u2 u2
Quote:
I hope you release WZ4 for download someday!

WZ2 at least...
added on the 2010-04-05 15:17:02 by Manwe Manwe
IN-CRE-DI-BLE. Superb final of a breathtaking democompo.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:19:51 by gaspode gaspode
Liked it on the stream. Doesn't run on my PC.
Can someone put it on youtube please?
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:20:14 by h4xor h4xor
really wonderful in all aspects (maybe besides that bird anim). beautiful production! also, a big big hand to wayfinder for the truly amazing soundtrack! i tried to guess who made it during the show, but failed :) great work.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:26:17 by prm prm
Huge. Massive. Great.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:26:29 by sq sq
sick in a good way. i loved the fantasy vibe.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:27:56 by rudi rudi
Yup :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:35:19 by Pulsar Pulsar
what u2 said.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:44:58 by pommak pommak
I get a sudden reboot of the PC in the middle of the demo. Will try again later. Vista + 8800 GTS.
added on the 2010-04-05 15:45:09 by keops keops
By golly that's good! :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:45:22 by 71M 71M
Great demo!!!! Hamburger Jungs halt ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:48:19 by wiseman wiseman
Awesome! =)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:49:46 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
The visuals absolutely rock! Soundtrack is kinda boring to me. I miss the "power".
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:51:12 by steflon steflon
"only" a nice fly-by and not as memorable as youknowwhichdemo, but again, nice.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:51:34 by tomaes tomaes
One of the best sofar!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:56:48 by ozoi ozoi
wow again
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:03:47 by nufan nufan
This demo is so unbelievable! Awesome mood plus scenes so beautiful and stirring they seem to come right from the heart of mankind's innermost lair of imagination. Most touching and inspiring!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:04:38 by CodingCat CodingCat
iq made ixaleno.
TBC animated it.
Farbrausch made it dark and put the creatures and the atmosphere.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:22:39 by stage7 stage7
Nice
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:22:55 by BiTL BiTL
wonderful
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:26:51 by aha aha
Beautiful dark atmosphere, it was a really nice finale to all of it.

(However at places it's really slow on my machine, and sound begins to stutter painfully, which I don't really understand... c2d 1.8Ghz and GTX260 is really that old already? oh and Win7 x64)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:31:36 by zoom zoom
transported to a new world. Loved the flocking birds revealed over a rock near the start. Ran smooth.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:34:36 by auld auld
k, I'm currently uploading HD to YouTube. Should be available in an hour (my upload bandwidth is not the fastest).
added on the 2010-04-05 16:43:21 by Salinga Salinga
yep great finalé, gorgeous well balanced visuals, music was nice composition but needed more oomph, gonna watch again now :)

zoom: same spec here except with a GT240 and it ran very well here @1280, x2MS
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:48:23 by keito keito
Oh. My. God.
It's one of the most beautiful demos i've ever seen. Great atmosphere, execution, and MUSIC!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:54:19 by Vedem Vedem
zoom: smooth on my gtx260. running xp though.
added on the 2010-04-05 16:54:49 by prm prm
Cool Show!! Awesome Soundtrack!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 16:59:17 by Premium Premium
Seriously good stuff. Thank you fr for restoring my faith in yourselves.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 17:06:17 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
I can't really put my finger on it but certain elements of "rove" left me cold. Please take my criticism lightly, since this is clearly a solid, rememberable demo that will rank high amongst other production of this year; make that *any* year.

But I think it had the potential to reach another level altogether if, maybe, it was rearranged differently:

for a start it felt without a purpose: a fly-over with certain, rather disconnected elements (ribbons/tower ribbon?) appearing twice or more without any significant alteration in the way the look or move.

The last minute typography (actually *all* typography) was a let-down, felt like an afterthought with its bland type and presentation. I didn't quite get the point of binary base but I'm sure optimus would find it geekily cool.

On the plus side there were a couple of killer effects (the flock and the mirroring at the beginning) and the music was fitting (albeit not very memorable).
added on the 2010-04-05 17:07:11 by Navis Navis
lovely! working great on my new machine :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 17:15:40 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
I tend to agree with Navis here, some effects is really good but i felt that the direction got a bit lost.
added on the 2010-04-05 17:18:01 by Zplex Zplex
What a pity - did we miss the final Farbrausch vs. Navis showdown on BP2010? Why didn't the ASD demo get finished in time?

added on the 2010-04-05 17:20:03 by Calexico Calexico
Delicately arranged but seems to lack substance, so i'm with Navis mainly.
added on the 2010-04-05 17:26:45 by Paranoid Paranoid
hear that amusic, it is all your fault for not finishing the music for our asm2010 planned demo in time for bp2010! :-).

But here is a thumb for being the last demo of the last breakpoint.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 17:27:59 by Navis Navis
impressive
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 17:30:12 by devreci devreci
Nice, the windowed mode is actually resizeable.
added on the 2010-04-05 17:37:57 by Calexico Calexico
I loved it for its sheer beauty! A massive experience to see this on the big screen. Although I wouldn't have missed those facehuggers.
Anyone else expected to see some alien easter eggs during that demo? ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 17:39:10 by sub sub
Video?
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 17:40:54 by dcclark dcclark
un-fucking believable. absolutely beautiful, and also a very nice and unexpected soundtrack by wayfinder. this is just too good.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 17:44:25 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
OMG outsanding, awesome soundtrack
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 18:04:08 by ritzu ritzu
Awesome! Lovely scenery!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 18:24:35 by Agilo Agilo
Massive - in any way.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 18:24:40 by mrp- mrp-
what navis said - this could be a killer demo, now it;s just yet another in long farbrausch history. far behind debris, the popular demo or even faded memories. thumb up anyway for the silver medal.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 18:32:18 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
did nothing for me...
Simply breathtaking.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 18:41:46 by xernobyl xernobyl
breakpoint time is farbrausch time
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 18:44:33 by marsulpi marsulpi
beautiful work guys :D
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 18:44:33 by pera pera
me likes that demo
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 18:55:49 by yumeji yumeji
very nice demo, nice atmosphere really, and good music
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-05 19:04:48 by bull bull
A Jesus-demo, a Lucifer-demo and now a demo named after Karl Rove. What next...

Well, this for sure roved. Nice stuff.
added on the 2010-04-05 19:08:14 by daFred daFred
Awesome! very nice ending.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 19:27:42 by irwin irwin
I like it, very soft and beautiful
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 19:32:31 by Petra Petra
Absolutely great atmosphere, direction and music for me. It makes fun, watching this demo and listening to the beautiful soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 19:34:27 by Cj Cj
Thanks for the show, guys!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 19:37:19 by voz voz
Nice demo, music rocks!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 19:54:53 by aLpHa oNe aLpHa oNe
this is a beautiful demo. top soundtrack also. makes me shiver.
technically on the highest end also.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 19:59:07 by jazz jazz
Solid. Felt like a love-song to IQ at times though :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:07:39 by gloom gloom
Just incredible.
This is a balanced production.
Has the typical 3d fly-by wow-factor: LIghtmaps,self-shadows,enviros,..
Has the brain-factor: has effects. as the real oldtimes demos, but also focusing on showing a coherence to the spectator(off-scene or scene geek) . Guessing:
Skeletal animation?
Particles distribution?
Shader smart cool stuff like the cube-lava-cube-tentaculus.
Recursive scene inmersion on rocks?
Elastic wires.
So, this is a perfect demo. Shows-off the coder habilities, and even more important has no valium-effect coz, on every transition your ager to see what cool stuff comes next.


Well,...as negative part. Yes, transitions, are soo evident and simple. A white fade...but who cares.
Perphaps, the sinus spikes does not fit pretty much well in the planet-concept. but well, if we accept this is representing the debris-cubes native planet (as heard on some of the parts in the soundtrack,...the debris distort- effect), well..it fits. And finally, in negative aspects, the lava flow, it's just ok. expecting some "heat" fx, or some sinus movement, not just a nice orange texture.

Did not saw the winner demo neither, but I consider this prod. an instant winner.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:07:44 by JaK JaK
beautiful! a whole new world in a demo )
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:10:04 by yorik yorik
I almost knew this was going to be voted second best demo. Nothing wrong with this demo, it's a very solid prod. Not very exciting, but solid.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:11:01 by elfan elfan
~_~b
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:14:39 by panic panic
loader
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:20:44 by Confused Confused
Probably my favourite demo by fr.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:23:33 by evil evil
§°(^-^)°§
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:29:45 by moqui moqui
Hmm well..
added on the 2010-04-05 20:31:50 by elend elend
good one!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:32:50 by Maali Maali
Could we have a dl-link to this soundtrack masterpiece?
added on the 2010-04-05 20:38:16 by Cj Cj
I wonder how it must feel like to be confronted by fanboy expectations that are impossible to fulfill...
Well, I am happy about any fr-release, but I want to see a final version of this one, with a decent arrangement of all the gorgeous content/effects and without the texts, the party ending and unnatural flight animations. But who am I to tell you what to do? Yet another fanboy, I guess.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:38:40 by pixtur pixtur
so athmospheric and massive... so this is how the fr-home-planet looks like.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:39:30 by v3nom v3nom
Farbrausch in ASDish way of making demos, maybe better than ASD. Best FR demo so far, way better than Debris and Popular in my eyes. This stuff catch my attraction from beginning to end. Flawlessly directed, perfect camera moves and twists, eye catchy with oustanding, i mean FUCKING OUTSTANDING Wayfinder´s music score.

This is what I called a "perfect demo". Thank you. Moral winner of BP2010 for me.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:39:53 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
very good demo!! awesome code, execution and music. brilliant
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:56:45 by twh twh
yep that was the last bp demo ever.. period..
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 20:58:01 by mad mad
great atmosphere, phantastic soundtrack! i second Cj... dl-link 4 the soundtrack please
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:04:49 by starbuck starbuck
Solid prod. Should have won!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:13:50 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Totally sweet visuals and a very fitting soundtrack. Started feeling very repetitive and flybyish towards the end though.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:16:06 by break break
Stunningly beautiful, a real jaw-dropper! And I was shocked to see that this runs flawlessly on my older hardware. THAT'S what I call good coding.
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-05 21:19:43 by Stebo Stebo
Technically impressive (as usual) ... so: thumb UP !
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:21:48 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
thousand years
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:33:12 by whynot2000 whynot2000
In best fr's traditionals! great! +!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:34:57 by Silent Silent
Holy Shit.. What for a Demo.. This was perfect in all levels, Music, visuals.. As usual Farbrausch Delivers in all ways. Awesome, Awesome and Awesome :D
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-05 21:38:45 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
A beautiful demo, cinematic, amazing textures and brilliantly executed.

First class.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:43:46 by Shockwave Shockwave
Impressive.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:56:39 by Jae686 Jae686
Amazing music & visuals. It runs smoothly on my 3 years old machine. This definitely should have won..
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:57:09 by scg_ scg_
Everything already said.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 22:06:53 by Sir Sir
very nice!!!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 22:37:48 by xphere xphere
This prod is really nice and impressive... eheh, 88Mo... a possible reason that you had to increase the rules compo file size from 64Mo to 128Mo? :p
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 22:58:59 by xoofx xoofx
Cj, starbuck: i've recorded this track to put it on my walkman, so grab it here:

192kbps (~11 Mb) and 320kbps (~19 Mb).

To guys from Farbrausch: sorry, but i couldn't resist a temptation. It's superb track, in all possible ways. Thank you one more time for this Demo.
added on the 2010-04-05 22:59:07 by Vedem Vedem
music: not my cup of tea
design/technology: very cool
polishing: could have been better
never the less, it made a huge impact on me in the compo and seemed to touch a spot in my mind other productions could not reach.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 23:00:35 by abductee abductee
Oh my god, this is soooo beautiful! It's a flybye but there is something different about it. Maybe the alien out of this world landscapes, with strange ribbon creatures, flocks, alien grid twisters, dreamy places and of course the music that is so dreamy and fit sooo much with the whole thing. From one point it's like the farbrausch version of elevated in an alien world, from other points it brings back memories of the product by having an upscroller while showing more cameras. I can't say more what is the magic in there but it's really 2nd in my liking from this compo after 'wir sind einstein'.

p.s. At first I didn't got the 1000 years but when I saw another 1111 years I remembered that there are 10 types of people.
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-05 23:17:43 by Optimus Optimus
very good.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 23:24:28 by chenmy! chenmy!
Fantastic
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 23:42:07 by Buckethead Buckethead
Suffers slightly from some weird parts, like the flying things, which are totally disconnected from the demo

But pure win in the landscaping section. Success
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 00:10:10 by leijaa leijaa
Amazing stuff here.. it feels like the landscapes are endless, and they're filled with cool demoish creatures too. Music really took it to an extra level for me.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 00:16:21 by psonice psonice
Visually flawless in that farbrausch-ish way. Massive atmosphere.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 00:27:08 by andr00 andr00
what Sir said :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 00:56:22 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 01:14:20 by psenough psenough
Massive as expected from fr. Truly a worthy compo ender!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 01:46:28 by okkie okkie
Majestic!
It's a wonderful production with a great mood. I'm going to watch it again a few times. :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 01:55:11 by LLB LLB
doesn't run:
.\packfile.cpp(94): Assertion failed
Expression: ptr[0] == 0xdeadbeef
Stack trace:


running 7 pro x64, core 2 q9300, 8GB, gtx 280 (with 196.21 drivers), feb2010 dx runtimes. xp sp3 compatibility + admin rights do not help (they never do).

watching from youtube, the prod looks good.
what navis said.
(imagine a thumb up)
then, you can't always roll straight six, again and again.
'rearranging differently', well;
navis, you know that can be hard, and sometimes, too hard.
added on the 2010-04-06 02:57:16 by chaos chaos
good solid demo -- was a pleasure to see. two points of criticism though:
- became a tad repetitive after a while (especially in terms composition/colorization..)
- that flying bug/animal was horribly animated

but still, a cool and "bombastic" big-screen experience worthy of closing the compo/party with.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 03:01:09 by superplek superplek
left me speechless few times. totaly sweet.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 03:11:49 by comankh comankh
for me it's better than fairlight's one
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 03:52:44 by restorer restorer
very nice demo, and perfect end for BP. The best: that FR keeps doing bestest demos every couple of years.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 07:20:58 by iq iq
Such a beauty.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 08:02:01 by Corial Corial
avatar in realtime!!! ;) I was expecting a demo like this from farbrausch. thank you for this nice final demo of breakpoint.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 08:49:10 by Skate Skate
some nice effects but the whole prod is kinda boring :/
added on the 2010-04-06 09:24:47 by Hexogen Hexogen
Flocking great.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 09:27:27 by Mtl Mtl
Great one!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 09:29:17 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
a worthy closure of the last democompo at the last breakpoint
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 09:43:09 by gopher gopher
I liked this representation of the world as it could be without the creation of the human being
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 09:52:14 by kakkonen kakkonen
I must say this is really cool. I'm impressed.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 10:00:30 by Factor6 Factor6
Can please someone upload the soundtrack?
added on the 2010-04-06 10:07:19 by gaspode gaspode
awesome show! i really liked the atmosphere during the compo.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 10:10:05 by teo teo
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rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-06 10:15:13 by irvin irvin
what Sir said ;-)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 11:01:45 by decca decca
A beautiful show. There was a very distinct atmosphere in this demo that gave me chills. Great work all round, but for me the emotive soundtrack was what stood out above everything else. Amazing composition that captured the mood just perfectly.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 11:55:31 by Wade Wade
thumb up for releasing this very pro demo while preparing breakpoint.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 12:01:42 by ulrick ulrick
Fantastic!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 12:05:04 by Mystra Mystra
Way to say goodbye to BP, with a HUGE bang :) . This was fantastic...I've watched it many times already :D . The birds felt a bit cheesy, but still looked very cool...and that is quite literally my only complaint. Soundtrack is one of the greatest ever produced, especially with the ambient sounds matching the scenes. Wonderful :) Deserved to win, though.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 13:25:11 by ferris ferris
true
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 13:53:40 by nytrik nytrik
This demo started off *really* well, there were some scenes which reminded me of Avatar even... but then what? Just more or less the same scenes again and again with different camera angles... For example, if you have the same "mechanical flying fish" on screen during the last 2 minutes, you shouldn't loop the same animation again and again without any variation.
While both the visuals and the music are great, this demo is less than the sum of its parts, simply due to a lack of overall design.
added on the 2010-04-06 13:54:00 by teraflop teraflop
Nice and beautiful. For some strange reason, filled me with sadness though. Maybe because of the last Breakpoint?
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 14:23:04 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
Awesome landscape, great music, nice effects.
However the flying thing animation is really nothing to rave about and some effects just seemed not to fit in.
However, really really nice one!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 15:05:15 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
I really liked this one, visually impressive, and a slower pace, I felt it worked well - different in it's own way :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 16:38:48 by Zonbie Zonbie
To be honest, the first thing that crossed my mind was "overambitious". To me, this demo is trying to be epic in every respect, but then it just about falls short of its own goals. But without a doubt, there's some really good stuff to see here as well. Loads of blood, sweat and tears must have been required to produce a very good demo. Well, and that should be celebrated.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 17:24:42 by Blockbuster Blockbuster
No doubt, should have won. It creates a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere here, which is not often the case in a demo.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 17:35:18 by FiZz FiZz
fantastic!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 17:55:19 by blackpawn blackpawn
Cool prod, I especially like the twinkles in the snow. Fantastic use of colourtone and light, the lava channels are beautiful. Also crazy geometry cleverness.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 18:07:30 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Small criticism: fading out the music was bad. Not that fading out is wrong but the visuals didn't complement it and the music didn't sound like it was meant to fade, it sounded like you were suffocating the music to cram it into the demo length.

I hope the final has addressed this. Perhaps a scene was cut?
I liked this a lot. One bit more than fairlights actually because of the direction.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 18:42:55 by thec thec
My personal Favourite in the compo.. Too bad it only get second. Even thinking on it let me get a big smile in my Face, same only happened before with the Fr-025 - and its still my second favourite.. right now after that one... Biggest Respect... I love that one so much - Soundtrack runs in my player on and an from now on :D
added on the 2010-04-06 18:51:43 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
Meh. Also, I don't know who said this at the party but he was absolutely right: if you're coding terrains, it's now an unwritten rule to make it look better than Elevated. Especially in a demo.
added on the 2010-04-06 18:53:10 by decipher decipher
and for all who wants to listen to the Music... recorded it while watching as cbr 320 mp3 :) sorry for the slow download :D

http://sjd.myftp.org/Wayfinder-Rove.mp3
added on the 2010-04-06 18:55:17 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
Good
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 18:58:45 by baah baah
wow, that was AWESOME! I was watching it with my mouth open, speechless at the end.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 19:37:18 by Rumpel Rumpel
thumbs for beginning and ambition, whatever that flying thing was got old though
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 19:53:28 by bri3d bri3d
massive!
though, somehow the soundtrack didn't fit for me, don't know why.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 19:53:42 by blala blala
Nice! I liked the day/night cycle and the greetings pullback especially.

For some reason I also find it to be an oddly 'retro' demo. The music and the whole concept feel very late 90's. This is not a bad thing, mind you, but somehow when the sinewave-spikes appeared it made total sense.

As always, more could've probably been squeezed out of the idea, but it's still a fine demo.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 20:36:24 by sagacity sagacity
Well it consumed up 2GBs of ram.

Still generated quite an atmosphere here.

Just a technical question: Could the size of it be reduced? Just to remember the old debris times...
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 20:43:24 by Defiance Defiance
can wayfinder post the original mp3 here pls. i love that track!
added on the 2010-04-06 20:54:18 by jazz jazz
phantasmagoric!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 21:02:07 by kempy kempy
Mega cool!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 21:10:16 by stan_1901 stan_1901
Best demo ever (to me). I never felt these inner feelings while watching a demo. Probably because I am an old schooler and this demo gathers everything from the past, the present and... the future.
Thank you.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 21:20:58 by oxb oxb
goosebump material, just excellent!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 21:21:55 by Alpha C Alpha C
Anything like a scenario? Efficient color grading btw...
added on the 2010-04-06 21:22:05 by doh doh
BTW just a personal opinion: I would have liked it better, if the infinitive zoom into the planet in would have been reversed into the pull back from the planet, placed at the end of the first half of the demo, as the final scene.
added on the 2010-04-06 21:31:24 by Salinga Salinga
This is just *beautiful*.

I was thinking recently that Debris was the best demo you ever produced, but now I'm wondering which of those two it is. This one succeeds in its wow effect, and the emotion of the end of Breakpoint is very present for sure. Maybe it's not as well finished (bird animation, a few simple transitions) as Debris, but at this point, this would be the difference between wonderful and even better.

Thank you guys; have a good rest.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 21:37:51 by Zavie Zavie
Some parts were quite cheesy and the animation of that bird thingy annoyed me, but nothing too bad. But why always ribbons? Oh well, I have them too on my next intro.

I dont remember if i have already commented on this demo, but I can say this again. Awesome demo, in every aspect. Visually best one from farbrausch.

added on the 2010-04-06 21:39:59 by mrp- mrp-
Instant love.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 21:40:23 by necronomic0 necronomic0
I'm not interested in slow-paced 3D flybys, so this obviously isn't for me. Still, it's thoroughly well designed, and the music is fitting.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 21:54:45 by radiantx radiantx
I can see why people say they were sad while watching this demo. It has a whole "goodbye scene" vibe, the opposite of "Hello World!". It was presented at the very end of the last compo at the last breakpoint, so I find it fitting.

I just prefer demos that don't make feel so depressed, but hey! If it brings me down that means it's working, right? It means it's well done.

...so congrats!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 21:57:18 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
Really beautiful demo but way too long so I got bored after a few minutes of watching. I do adore the soundtrack though, way to go Wayfinder! :)
added on the 2010-04-06 22:27:44 by StingRay StingRay
Hey, great job! ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 23:15:35 by Jacksoft Jacksoft
not bad :D <3
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 23:16:28 by XT95 XT95
OK. Nice.
Very good looking, but tame.
Thumb up for the graphical appeal...
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 23:24:22 by cxnull cxnull
Meh! Dissapointed!.
sucksadded on the 2010-04-06 23:44:52 by torus torus
Pretty cool, like the music, but the visuals are just a little bit repetitive.
Best demo ever. Neat soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 00:18:36 by Moby Moby
Just curious. Would it be possible to do this Demo in less then 1MB, like Debris?
added on the 2010-04-07 01:04:08 by h4xor h4xor
Very nice, brilliant music.

Had to watch on capped, crashed twice during loading after reboots :/ By the looks of it, it crashed just about when the loading was over and the loading bar became the first scene. XP32/nvidia9800/2gb ram, possibly oldish drivers.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 01:10:51 by lug00ber lug00ber
I rOVE IT!!!
added on the 2010-04-07 01:10:56 by NuKem NuKem
Neat soundtrack!
The beginning reminds me Elevated.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 02:02:54 by FenolFtalein FenolFtalein
nice new content from farbrausch this time.. well done guys :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 03:29:26 by daXX daXX
enjoyed it several times already.
beats 1st place hands down.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 05:23:48 by keith303 keith303
Superb visuals and soundtrack. This should have come first.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 08:07:35 by Sahkolihaa Sahkolihaa
I showed this to my mum, and she said:
- "This is more harmonic than the other one" (Agenda Circling Forth, that is).
- "I bet those flying Spaghetti things are pretty common."
- "And there goes all the Spermazoids!" (particles in the end)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 08:40:55 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
Breathtakingly beautiful, well done!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 10:03:37 by Zhent Zhent
Beautiful and astonishing. Loved every second of this one. Should have won the compo.
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-07 10:06:50 by -SP- -SP-
Music is STUNNING... But FLT FTW ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 10:15:53 by ninja ninja
Very solid production, good work!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 10:41:38 by CrossProduct CrossProduct
Excellent demo!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 11:07:36 by Chaser Chaser
visuals do worth 2nd place, but the music spoils it all and makes it almost unwatchable.
the same thing happens with every ASD demo for me (except i also usually hate their style).
sucksadded on the 2010-04-07 12:56:12 by provod provod
It is quite literally the "Never Ending Story" of demos! Seriously, thats the film I think of while watching it, from the track to the general atmosphere.. any inspiration there? lol. Anyway, it was a great end of compo / breakpoint demo and shows that the scene spirit is most certainly still there!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 13:03:09 by Devistator Devistator
Watching it again and i must make my piggy to a thumb up. It could be 5% better, but then again it`s few demos that are better then this one. It`s just that the expectations is so much higher for those who have made quality prods in the past. I would give it 9 out of 10.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 13:18:23 by Zplex Zplex
A flyby and so what? as long as it is extremely well done and it is! Fantastic "world creation" here. Music gets the mood.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 14:26:55 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
some nice scenes (i love the towerscene) but the rest somehow doesn't make it for me.. can't explain it atm. i'll watch it again :)
added on the 2010-04-07 14:35:03 by nemesis nemesis
I think what makes a flyby slightly annoying is if it's all randomly chosen static meshes/objects (where the most effect-like property is rotation) but this has interresting details and effects here and there and thus makes you wait for the next surprise. Also the music and design makes it a soothing experience for me which I like. Thanks!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 14:35:35 by jaw jaw
OMG this is SO BORING! Still awesome visuals... the graphics are just perfect (apart from the bird things that are seriously crummy). Thumbs up for the visuals but PLEASE try to avoid putting everyone to sleep with the music next time.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 15:10:21 by Nuclear Nuclear
Very impressive demo. Breathtaking visuals.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 15:22:45 by phobium phobium
Better than fairlight's, I didn't remember to write.
added on the 2010-04-07 16:04:03 by mrp- mrp-
Well, i do like Never Ending Story :) Extremely beautiful visuals, flybying and lovely music for my ears, although i can understand if someone finds it (the music) a bit wussie.
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-07 17:19:05 by Serpent Serpent
ho, forgot the thumb
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 17:37:32 by stijn stijn
oh shit. links to recorded track, posted couple days ago, are dead now. so here's the new ones:
192kbps, 320kbps
added on the 2010-04-07 19:48:27 by Vedem Vedem
I liked the mountains. The other stuff was rather unfitting. especially the bad animations of those flying thingies...
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 19:54:06 by Exin Exin
The lava/magma stuff reminded me of some stages from Super Mario Galaxy, which is a good thing.
I agree with some of the commenters that the animation of those bug-like creatures was way too jerky.
The soundtrack is massive, and overall it's a great demo.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 20:32:00 by mic mic
visually not my thing, but an amazingly well done soundtrack.
added on the 2010-04-07 20:53:47 by Shockwav3 Shockwav3
Great demo. Great music. A lots of "stupid boids". But after watching rove and FLT demo at home, I think It's a well deserved second place. There's a nice sparkling detail texture working everywhere :).
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 21:20:41 by bonzaj bonzaj
I enjoyed the mirror effects, simple as they are, but still effective in this setting. And there's an infinite zoomer. What more can one wish for!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 21:41:38 by Hyde Hyde
Really massive experience at the big screen. At home I mainly enjoy it because of the cool music
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 21:42:16 by dairos dairos
It's just wonderful. A masterpiece !
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-07 23:18:47 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
I love this one very much <3 Everything is so harmonic.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 23:35:34 by Zeila Zeila
OMG ... thats realtime ?

Really really nice !!!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 00:52:15 by _H2o_ _H2o_
Really enjoyed, looks very impressive in 1080p.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 01:13:34 by rounddodger rounddodger
The more I see this demo I think it gets better!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 01:46:35 by r3D^rgba r3D^rgba
Beautiful scenes, nice atmosphere, relaxing music, Farbrausch quality, what else... :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 03:47:46 by Clarence Clarence
Stunning. Simply stunning.. and I LOVE the soundtrack!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 04:31:19 by ngtflyer ngtflyer
Epic and massive like i want it... The tune had some slight cheese leakage but it worked along the visuals afterall.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 09:26:21 by dixan dixan
so glad you pulled this out to close the last bp. a massive and fitting end to the compos at breakpoint, like a summary of all that's been great about pc demos over the last few years.
it felt a bit subdued, sad even - like the "blockbuster compo-killer" vibe was (intentionally) toned down - but it's all the better for it.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 12:38:56 by smash smash
Very impressive gfx capabilities of werkkzeug4.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 13:34:54 by jack-3d jack-3d
really cool. and the soundtrack rules !
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 13:54:07 by cosmicollie cosmicollie
I love this product.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 15:21:44 by lemonade lemonade
Nice one!
added on the 2010-04-08 16:12:53 by velo velo
Nice one!
another quality farbrausch production
\o/
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 16:49:29 by yandexx yandexx
wow, this sets some new standards. awesome!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 17:43:52 by spike spike
so many triangles!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 18:28:56 by jco jco
Farbrausch.. we rove you!! =) Contrary to Navis, i found this demo much to my liking even though there was far less content differentiation than I'd be a happy panda with. I also found the soundtrack to be excellent and it excited me very much. The only complaint I have is about that blasted bird... damn I wish I had control of a virtual shotgun in Rove to hunt it down!!

As for Rove being ASDish.. uh.. I don't see any ASDish element there (except of course the ASD logo in the greets..)

Finally on an unrelated note, it's funny how most of the groups greeted in this demo did not submit a demo to BP..
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 21:13:28 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
I liked the recursive fly-into-part and the look-for-the-greetings-part before it. No rendering bugs, Digitally-Imported-like music gave me a bit of that sense of wonder as with your earlier demos, that firefly alien looked a bit stupid flying so slow, and I agree it was a bit the same for a little too long time. A second world/change of theme at half-time would have kicked ass. If the memory of it makes me want to watch it again I will thumb it up!
added on the 2010-04-08 21:18:24 by Photon Photon
to everyone who complained about the size: final will probably be a bit bigger, not smaller. most of the file size goes into meshes, and both the planet and the landscape meshes are handmade (awesome work by atom!) and not easily generated.

as we've said multiple times now, we're done with optimizing for size (heck, look at the size of the player executable!). these meshes are a lot better than anything we'd have been able to do procedurally, and definitely worth their size.
added on the 2010-04-08 21:53:57 by ryg ryg
100% perfect demo for me. Awesome visuals and especially soundtrack. The zoomer is a real killer! When watching demos like this I know why I love the demoscene so much. Thank you!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 22:03:09 by Bobic Bobic
PERFEEEECCCT
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 22:29:29 by spritus spritus
The massive pillars in the sky with the birds, this stuff really imakes me want to quit everything and just make demos. thats a very good thing.

so many different aestheticly pleasing scenes. awsome.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-09 01:30:18 by quisten quisten
:)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-09 02:09:19 by texel texel
.\packfile.cpp(94): Assertion failed
Expression: ptr[0] == 0xdeadbeef
Stack trace:

Core i7 Q820, GTX280m, Windows 7 x64
added on the 2010-04-09 06:43:45 by tyfighter tyfighter
Excellent sountrack!
Chaos^Ryg made it 90mb.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-09 09:22:43 by moredhel moredhel
Man, I can't get the music out of my head...ok, you've won: here's my cdc.

Hopefully this is "only" the last BP-demo and not the last FR-demo...
added on the 2010-04-09 10:25:36 by Stebo Stebo
hmmm, it doesn't quite get to me.
It's very atmospheric, some of the scenes are great ( the "Lava Beast")
but it turned out to be a very loooong flyby even if the demo isn't that long. Adding the fact that it refused to start and I've got no clue WTF you need today to run a top notch PC demo (FLT^CNCD at least ran like a slideshow) ...plus the terrible terrible font ... holy crap please get rid of this typographic nightmare.

...but a bad font can't destroy the content of the endscroller, which was heartwarming :)
added on the 2010-04-09 10:37:40 by d0DgE d0DgE
yay
rulezadded on the 2010-04-09 13:34:18 by Queen bittin Queen bittin
works in wine on geforce 7!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-09 16:50:08 by CME CME
And goes very well with beer.
added on the 2010-04-09 16:59:37 by sub sub
felt very melancholic at the party. great work!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-09 17:04:09 by cp_ cp_
Rules!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-09 21:38:57 by chromag chromag
ooh yeah! please do it again - and bring the family to norway soon!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 03:45:17 by response response
Wer die size braucht hat es kapiert[tm] :)
Also apart from some smaller shortcomings mentioned this really was the demo we all wanted as closure for breakpoint, don't you think? Truly great execution and modelling but I'm quite happy with Fairlight leading the compo after all. Apart from that what blockbuster said.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 04:00:44 by Paralax Paralax
Massive, complex, epic...
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 15:07:14 by r13 r13
Wonderfull and massive ( 88mb :) )
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 15:20:07 by Beb Beb
Beautiful. I would give thumbs up even for the visuals only, but also the music and design fit very nicely.. Usually I dont like so much this type of demos, but this one just works. Scenes and those flying thingies somehow bring Avatar movie to my mind.. Nice work once again!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 17:50:03 by suckho suckho
fr <3
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 19:05:39 by rbz rbz
Despite some rough edges I think this is pretty much one of the best demos I've ever seen.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 21:28:11 by ravity ravity
Phew!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 21:34:01 by skan skan
seriously speechless.

(i want my CDC back to give one to this masterpiece!)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 11:26:14 by aftu aftu
loved the music, perfect mix of sadness at the start and happiness at the end
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 11:53:18 by winden winden
Really nice, I liked it more the second time i watched :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 11:54:35 by KILE KILE
Impressive, but not the best. Love the surrealism!
added on the 2010-04-11 13:56:04 by AntDude AntDude
I'm usually not really into fly-by demos, but i loved this one. Great soundtrack and soundeffects, great visuals and great atmosphere. Love it.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 14:25:36 by z5 z5
Incredibly massive, and not only on the bigscreen.
The only demo sending continuous chills down my spine during 6 minutes! On top of that, I absolutely love the direction and the meaning that went into it.
(On the minus side, the two last minutes felt out of place and the transitions feel too samey.)
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-11 14:29:49 by ponce ponce
it's wow !! just wow !!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 17:09:57 by sokoban sokoban
beautiful and sad
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 18:15:45 by zeebr zeebr
Very nice. I loved it.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 20:53:32 by xteraco xteraco
Great atmospheric demo! Nice little world you built there.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 23:40:18 by raer raer
Really cool visuals, and maybe one of the best pieces of music at Breakpoint this year. Kudos to Wayfinder for creating such an awesome soundtrack!
Only flaws: ugly animated insects(?) and white fadeout, white fadein
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 09:35:24 by Puryx Puryx
very clever, and very awesome! loved the soundtrack too :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 13:44:35 by xrs xrs
a real beauty.
great music as well.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 14:22:58 by blz blz
sadly atmospheric
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 20:21:38 by Grimmy Grimmy
Really cool
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 23:28:14 by Maissi Maissi
A more completed comment after watching a couple of times.

+ mood
+ music
+ swarms
+ tones
+ patchy fog
+ cell skin
- flying creature animation
- lack of story
- WoW like camera
- rock shader (lacks some high frequency noise, doesn't it?)

Am I right seeing in your five legged octopus a reference to rgba_slisesix ?
added on the 2010-04-12 23:52:05 by Zavie Zavie
Midnight Engrish won't work... sorry about that.
added on the 2010-04-12 23:52:55 by Zavie Zavie
powerfull!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-13 07:24:03 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
Zavie, in the werkkzeug file that "octopus" creature is called "slisefive", so... :)
added on the 2010-04-13 10:16:04 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
OK, finally, there is a tomorrow!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-13 19:05:19 by Hicks Hicks
bit repetetive- rulez, but not superhardcoreawesome.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-13 20:14:27 by 4kum4 4kum4
great! once again farbrausch wows!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-14 01:19:45 by CobaltHex CobaltHex
Well... It looks beautiful. But it's a bit boring. :/
added on the 2010-04-14 08:38:54 by elend elend
FARBRAUCH GOES ASD, especially soundtrackwise.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-14 22:52:43 by soolta soolta
still a no go with a GTX 280 and 197.45 (latest) drivers
--- the share-shit in the dialogue !
-- boooring demo !
- music bores a lot !
+ music in the end-part makes a change ! eventho its the same track :p
++ the end-part makes it really interesting, coz of fast.paced !
+++ u suck that much, i needed to make it even somehow !

have a pig already ;)

( your tech is really advanced as always, but this demo sucks ! )
added on the 2010-04-15 05:24:09 by hArDy. hArDy.
is it just me or is it more "3d" in Catalyst 9.11 or 12 vs 10.3? or is it just the booze wearing off??
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 09:23:50 by plonk420 plonk420
well made and with lots of interesting ideas. I wasn't super keen on the animation of the flying creature, also didn't really like how everything is very clean looking - but it still rules! I particularly enjoyed the glowing towers and the way the mood changes when the lighting is dimmed down :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 16:19:52 by plaf plaf
watched iit several times now. I really love the music! <3
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 16:25:46 by nekomono nekomono
I love it!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 17:01:11 by kusma kusma
Three things:
1. To me, the planet looks like it's straight from an Arthur C Clarke novel (which is a good thing).
2. Absolutely perfect visual quality and fitting music.
3. That bird animation really sucks :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 17:20:06 by KeyJ KeyJ
i could complain about this and that,'cause normally i don't like this type of demos.
but hey, this one has a nice flow and extremely polished visuals. i also like the idea of using sound effects to carry the visuals. plus the endscroller creates a great "end of an era"-mood.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 17:39:14 by a-move a-move
best on breakpoint 2010
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 19:20:42 by eugene eugene
I don't really understand where this is going. Feels rushed. But it's a lot of work and I know I won't forget the visuals. By the way, somehow remind me to Field's Interim Camp:

http://www.field.io/project/interim-camp
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 21:19:14 by mrdoob mrdoob
Magnificent!

Ziphoid was right when he said the PC compo had good demos. Ugh! They always put the best ones last! I'd gone to sleep after the first ten.

But yeah, Masterful work from the Colour-rich world. :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 22:28:44 by FunkyM FunkyM
nice
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 23:58:05 by unc unc
one of the best fr so far!! (apart from greetings and credits maybe)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-16 11:22:20 by toxie toxie
:')
beautiful
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-17 16:34:28 by distance distance
absolutely amazing! winner of the compo! music is awesome!
added on the 2010-04-17 20:08:39 by zeebr zeebr
Where is north from here?
added on the 2010-04-17 20:30:31 by micksam7 micksam7
For me it was just another 3d flyby-ish demo, ok but I will hardly watch it again.
added on the 2010-04-18 19:04:26 by Happy-H Happy-H
Incredibly beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-19 21:01:34 by jua jua
yup.. would give another thumb for this..
added on the 2010-04-19 21:05:05 by mad mad
This demo has grown on me.
Basically what Zavie said.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-20 01:42:13 by wullon wullon
Somehow this leave me with the fealing thats somethig is missing? It never really gets interesting or peaks - it just flatlines :/
added on the 2010-04-21 19:51:06 by maytz maytz
Music wasn't my cup of tea, but the visuals are surely beautiful. The beginning was the most interesting part, got a little dull after a while. A strong thumb up anyways, as usual :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-21 22:40:38 by kurli kurli
amazing demo in all aspects. I simply love the mood, the music, the visuals... everything! :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-22 20:57:33 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
loved it.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-22 22:15:56 by hexen hexen
I've watched the video of this several times and it continues to get better and better each time.

Wonderful atmosphere with music to die for. Simply wonderful.

A truly great demo to mark the end of the BreakPoint demo party.

Well done to everyone involved in its creation.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-25 13:26:09 by nx nx
well, this could be such a cool demo, but the colors and the music bore the death outta me !
*GÄHN*
no farbrausch involved here :/
added on the 2010-04-25 22:52:46 by hArDy. hArDy.
this prod [rulez] rulez
rulezadded on the 2010-04-27 23:36:27 by Baz Baz
epic!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-29 01:54:33 by LovCAPONE LovCAPONE
Where is the .NFO ???
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-04-29 08:40:28 by magic magic
p.s. well done guys! :) Hope you can make even better demos with the extra time you have now without organizing breakpoint! Age is just a number.. There is alway's a tomorrow! :)
added on the 2010-04-29 08:42:39 by magic magic
rulez
rulezadded on the 2010-04-29 23:15:42 by faraday faraday
Absolutely <fill with ++ attribute of ur choice>!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-29 23:16:27 by Karoshier Karoshier
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sucksadded on the 2010-04-30 03:33:12 by mudlord mudlord
D3DCompiler_42.dll missing? What comes next? Do i have to program my own demos?
added on the 2010-04-30 15:04:27 by Exin Exin
Complaining about not having the latest DirectX is so very, very 2001.
added on the 2010-04-30 16:07:38 by kb_ kb_
Wtf. I've got DX 11. :(

Downloaded the DLL and now it works. Good Job. :P

Anyways, i liked the mountains more than the rest of the stuff... Did i said that already? Oh snap..
added on the 2010-04-30 21:41:10 by Exin Exin
Exin: you fail it. hard.
epic prod though...thoughtful with a great soundtrack :)
rulezadded on the 2010-05-01 06:32:07 by shuffle2 shuffle2
@Exin: after watching the demo, make sure that you delete the right (D3DCompiler_42.dll) file :)
added on the 2010-05-01 10:52:26 by .reEto .reEto
shuffle2: Fail in what? Using an operating system that's NOT SO 2001? ;-)

.retro: Yeah, its really easy and fast to find that file under Windows 7, take that XP! :P

Nah Just think of it. I know it would´have been cool to release a MS DOS 3.3 demo in 1996, but....

Anyways, since you wanted to read it:

+ Nice mountains, even if they are shown through some caleidoscope effect.
+ Okayish music for a Farbrausch Demo.
+ Good Pace
+ Nice Greetings

- Flying things have very small wings compared to their body and their movement is rather silly. Looks like a standard Sine curve has been used for animation.
- These waving concrete reinforcements remind me of work. Which is not a good thing. ;-)
- Telescope sticks as Water? Nah, lets stick to some water effect.

Now I'm back reading funny stuff about internet dramas.
added on the 2010-05-01 14:23:40 by Exin Exin
Exin:

i think rove was a great step and well done production JUST for fun. :)

- Flying things have very small wings compared to their body and their movement is rather silly. Looks like a standard Sine curve has been used for animation.

-YES! i think that is called design. :) its no game. no one is payed for doing that, i think some of you forgot that. :)

doing a demo is havEing fun with some highskilled dudes.

am i right? :)

and please write my name the right way if you are such a erbsenzähler :)

cheeRs & plugout

.reEto
added on the 2010-05-01 17:08:27 by .reEto .reEto
Exin: http://tinyurl.com/yza7hlq
added on the 2010-05-01 22:04:40 by shuffle2 shuffle2
I saw it a hundred times already. I understand why I saw it again and again.
rulezadded on the 2010-05-04 20:41:18 by Zuf Zuf
Best regards to Wayfinder with his amazing track!!!!
rulezadded on the 2010-05-04 23:44:40 by Slash_AtD Slash_AtD
nice one, a bit too long tho
rulezadded on the 2010-05-05 14:51:48 by scicco scicco
I am with Exin on the stiff-as-a-board bird animation. Apart from that it was a pretty good ride!
rulezadded on the 2010-05-16 22:57:11 by Rouquemoute Rouquemoute
22:11 * dila watching farbraausch - rove
22:12 <@dila> look pretty, but fairly boring
rulezadded on the 2010-05-16 23:11:49 by missctrlpouet missctrlpouet
thx farbrausch for nice ride, i absolutely loved it
rulezadded on the 2010-06-20 08:22:02 by extralife extralife
Quote:
doing a demo is havEing fun with some highskilled dudes.

am i right? :)


Correct!
added on the 2010-06-20 08:50:49 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
nice
rulezadded on the 2010-07-15 12:06:17 by kyv kyv
ah, a good old epic demo with half a story and a teardrop. excellent tune with five layers of cheddar, great ride all in all. a bit repetitive visually, but that's ok for epic demos!
rulezadded on the 2010-07-30 07:44:27 by skrebbel skrebbel
the demo. it's so beautiful...
rulezadded on the 2010-08-04 22:07:04 by akole akole
Dément...
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 11:51:48 by Eldrik Eldrik
Beautiful music and a fitting end to the Breakpoint era.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 09:45:05 by jonnyram jonnyram
OH MY GOD DID I REALLY SAW THAT?!?!?!

That's a best demo ever, at my taste!
Amazing!
Beautiful!
It's not less then a WORLD!!

All cool, all perfect, I LOVE YOU FR!!!1
rulezadded on the 2010-08-14 14:26:12 by closed closed
Oh !!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-17 11:14:07 by RaHoW RaHoW
Takes a while for the track to sink in, but when it does, it's great.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-17 11:23:09 by m0d m0d
I'm so fucking insignificant...
rulezadded on the 2010-08-30 16:08:08 by Deus Deus
this is so beautiful
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-08-31 06:22:36 by Inorix Inorix
I think soon it will be in all-time top :)
It just _must_ be there.
added on the 2010-08-31 08:18:07 by closed closed
So far, my favourite demo of 2010.

Absolutelu huge scope. Some parts seem a bit unfinished like the flying-bone-bat-thingy and lava looks a bit dull.. but other than that - Amazing.

BIG thumb to Wayfinder. I rarely enjoy demo music anymore, but this one sends shivers up my spine.

btw, Should've won the BP10 democompo.
rulezadded on the 2010-09-03 21:15:45 by dice dice
amazing!
rulezadded on the 2010-09-28 23:09:00 by Asc Asc
Really, really like it! One of my favourite productions ever but I won't fucking share it on Facebook or whatever arrgh!

(Btw. took me some time to get that 1000 years thing^^)
added on the 2010-10-06 23:32:31 by joooo joooo
Awesome landscape scene! Awesome everything! Loved everything in that demo!
Congrats men!
rulezadded on the 2010-11-01 14:25:38 by rez rez
Excellent, moody, interesting production. A top notch stuff.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-08 22:41:45 by sim sim
rulez
rulezadded on the 2010-11-10 19:50:10 by marsel84 marsel84
I don't really know what to think about this one. On the other hand, I like the idea of mixing "natural" landscapes to synthetic elements, though I am not sure if this was the point of the creators ... but then the whole end product feels too plasticky, too smooth, both visually and aurally, the fractal-generated(?) mountains(?) look too obviously like fractals also. Nitpicking, I guess, but going to go with a piggy.
added on the 2010-12-29 04:04:23 by ccr ccr
wtf, I forgot the thumb
rulezadded on the 2011-01-06 22:52:56 by joooo joooo
the first half is boring but then it became better and the music too. solid, big production. but half and half is piggy.
Loves it. :)
rulezadded on the 2011-01-27 16:08:28 by eLeit eLeit
Quite nice. A bit boring, though. Love the "logos only" credits part. :D
rulezadded on the 2011-01-27 16:18:59 by elend elend
another forgotten thumb..
rulezadded on the 2011-01-27 16:33:32 by RRROAR RRROAR
forgot. rulez.
rulezadded on the 2011-01-28 15:35:08 by zerkman zerkman
I really like the colours.
rulezadded on the 2011-02-11 00:11:11 by Panterdjuret Panterdjuret
very good demo
rulezadded on the 2011-03-04 00:26:27 by Kyle Kyle
totally rulez
rulezadded on the 2011-03-09 21:31:45 by CBenni CBenni
always gets me in "very" sentimental mood while watching... Thank you FR for a worthy Farewell-to-Brealpoint demo.
rulezadded on the 2011-05-12 08:34:42 by _docd _docd
Really love this demo - lovely soundtrack!

Made a highres video for youtube
rulezadded on the 2011-06-28 10:46:25 by anni anni
Epic scenes, I really love it!
rulezadded on the 2011-07-12 20:01:45 by Danguafer Danguafer
feels a bit too clean and shiny but the "zoomer" effect is great.
rulezadded on the 2011-07-31 19:11:38 by cce cce
This is probably my favourite Farbrausch "flyby". The wistful mood, one of the best soundtracks ever, memories of reading the end scroller at the last Breakpoint ever... magical.
rulezcdcadded on the 2011-08-27 21:01:01 by Preacher Preacher
Moved me to tears the first few times. A perfect farewell gift.
rulezadded on the 2011-09-05 21:04:42 by moozooh moozooh
Me favourite Farb
rulezadded on the 2011-10-14 23:40:56 by couer1911 couer1911
another long forgotten thumb. always gets me with this amazing 'farewell breakpoint' mood.
rulezadded on the 2011-11-27 13:05:37 by substrate substrate
soulless.
sucksadded on the 2011-11-29 23:55:01 by cherri kandler cherri kandler
it has a soul.
added on the 2011-12-14 13:29:31 by Hyde Hyde
I've been watching this one a lot lately. For some very personal reasons it's become one of the most important demos of recent years to me and I attach a lot of emotions to it. Here's to 1000 years of Breakpoint!

I would like give additional thank you to everyone involved making this, especially Wayfinder.
added on the 2011-12-14 17:37:37 by Preacher Preacher
yeah, this demo has obviously a lot of soul :)

the endpart is <3

(in fact all parts are <3)
added on the 2011-12-14 17:50:02 by rez rez
the mood is great, but it's such a shame it runs out of ideas around halfway into it. still, 99% of the scene would just wish they could do something of this scale.
rulezadded on the 2011-12-14 17:53:13 by Gargaj Gargaj
@gargaj: yeah yeah sure, but on this prod they added something "special" that makes you remember this demo more than others :)

a kind of nostalgic feel... hard to describe :D
added on the 2011-12-14 18:05:53 by rez rez
Affirmative! It's like you've seen all the scenes already but not in this implementation. not to forget the very supportive muzax. :)
incredible effort, gfx, execution, polish and tune.
but it didnt catch my emotions on the bigscreen and it doesnt catch them now. just feels a bit too generic, sorry.
added on the 2011-12-14 18:24:53 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Well done!
rulezadded on the 2012-03-04 19:24:09 by Frequent Frequent
Demo engine outshines Skyrim one 10-0
So beatifull, so good flow, so good music.
added on the 2012-03-07 17:12:32 by moredhel moredhel
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rulezadded on the 2012-03-07 18:17:10 by las las
BB Image
added on the 2012-04-08 14:12:45 by Salinga Salinga
"Und was macht man nachts am besten? - Kuscheln!" *hihihi* <3
rulezadded on the 2012-04-17 00:35:24 by MissCtrl MissCtrl
canonical farbrausch design, this. smooth everything: animations, camera movements, lighting, textures, and framerate. It has just enough shiny things in it, and is not post-processed to hell.
rulezadded on the 2012-08-21 04:29:56 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
ok ok your deserve this
rulezadded on the 2012-09-08 16:46:02 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Nice visuals until very boring
added on the 2012-09-08 17:04:31 by leGend leGend
just beautiful
rulezadded on the 2012-10-06 02:36:19 by san_im san_im
Another generic FR production.
added on the 2012-10-09 22:16:59 by lamb lamb
what Gargaj said. and a big + for the soundtrack which even works without the demo.
rulezadded on the 2012-11-17 07:47:03 by relias abardon relias abardon
eyecandy
rulezadded on the 2012-12-31 00:07:19 by T$ T$
nice, high quality production
rulezadded on the 2013-01-05 23:43:08 by minus_de minus_de
hm, just rewatched this two-three months ago and it struck me that this god-less thing still has something going for it. This is not a demo I would make myself, but I still like it. The seamingly endless zoom-out sequences probably helpes. Solid stuff, in its way.
added on the 2013-03-17 01:03:32 by Hyde Hyde
Very good demo, I like the bird things.
rulezadded on the 2013-05-21 23:43:02 by Ao Ao
Love it, even though I wasn't at bp'10 :)
rulezadded on the 2013-06-16 16:59:23 by Shinobi Shinobi
Beautiful. Just beautiful. Totally loved the atmosphere which was amplified by proper soundtrack. Definitely a must watch!
rulezadded on the 2013-07-09 23:47:19 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
<3 the music
rulezadded on the 2013-07-25 09:39:14 by xTr1m xTr1m
Woot
rulezadded on the 2013-07-26 14:58:23 by p01 p01
I just watched this this and was reminded of this demo. Is it coincidential?
rulezadded on the 2013-10-20 04:33:05 by Azure Azure
This demo kicks ass. Amazing soundtrack, amazing graphics, amazing everything.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-09 20:53:55 by Paulwe Paulwe
great trip!
rulezadded on the 2014-04-13 05:27:33 by _nemo_ _nemo_

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