X Marks The Spot by Portal Process
screenshot added by Bobic on 2010-08-08 02:21:43
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release date : august 2010
release party : Assembly 2010
compo : combined 64k
ranked : 1st
invitation for : Function 2010
  • rulez 114
  • is ok 26
  • sucks 3
popularity : 2%
best 64k intro
  • rulez 0.78
alltime top: #390
added on the 2010-08-07 21:51:12 by garble garble

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lovely ... too bad one couldn't read the scroller
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 21:52:57 by thec thec
Great intro. The buildings are awesome, awesome plasma, and the dancing robot animation is well done.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 21:54:02 by xernobyl xernobyl
YT or VIDEO plz ...
added on the 2010-08-07 21:56:51 by _H2o_ _H2o_
Awesome!!! Dancing is really well made!!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 21:57:12 by Premium Premium
Very cool. Quite an obvious winner.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 21:57:51 by roz roz
Cute dancing robot YAY! =D <3
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 21:58:59 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
dancing robot!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:00:02 by wullon wullon
not winner in my books, not even in the top3 for that matter, but 'twas great still :)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:00:25 by noby noby
Det her var bare helt konge!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:00:50 by Frequent Frequent
overall impressive!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:02:22 by mog mog
Good one, but liked Hotel Bar Heroes more...
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:03:25 by Stebo Stebo
yay! great prod
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:04:59 by substrate substrate
The robot is a huge bucket of win :)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:22:17 by gloom gloom
Of course the dancing robot, and a general good looking intro!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:24:46 by Puryx Puryx
oops, crashing before starting here, don't know if its coming from my ATI 5770 gfx card?
added on the 2010-08-07 22:26:35 by xoofx xoofx
I dig that freaking mocap! Lovely.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:28:48 by decipher decipher
Sorry, to much Michael Jackson dance moves, and to much basic buildings.
added on the 2010-08-07 22:29:10 by Zplex Zplex
Loved it. Very nice production
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 22:40:16 by mSW mSW
musik was ok. but the rest is kinda BB Image
i was hoping the robot would smash the skyscrapers. the dancing was too soft imho. but overall a nice intro.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 23:25:50 by rudi rudi
fuck, that robot rules so much!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 23:26:41 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Didn't start to run on Win7 64bit here.
added on the 2010-08-07 23:30:22 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
michael jackson approves of this 64k!
also, cities.. eh? :)
added on the 2010-08-07 23:39:20 by Maali Maali
grah thumb
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 23:39:39 by Maali Maali
Impressive and good work... Thanks
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 23:53:17 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 00:03:09 by kusma kusma
Saying no to robot movements, but rest was fine
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 00:05:25 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
face it. that robot dances better than all sceners in here.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 00:09:24 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
Phantom lord was good, but if this doesn't win, there's no justice in the world.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 00:33:02 by Trilkk Trilkk
you really groove guys and glue me to the scene forever ;).
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 01:55:13 by ulrick ulrick
Black screen on ati 5870, win7 x64.
Black screen on XP/GF260
Loved the city stuff and the robot; perhaps the strongest 64k since Panic Room <3
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 02:13:38 by Alpha C Alpha C
Wins as a 64k intro as it looks and sounds good. Fails completely as an invitation, because it lacks party infos.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 02:23:22 by Bobic Bobic
Very Cool! :)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 02:24:42 by PauloFalcao PauloFalcao
video pls
added on the 2010-08-08 02:26:32 by moqui moqui
Single-scene-64k. Okayish enough (the animation is nice), and that's all.

I didn't realize it was a party invitation before I saw the nfo :-)
added on the 2010-08-08 02:38:44 by Sesse Sesse
Nice city, and funny idea to put buildings as gears, cityballs, etc. The robot okaish.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 02:48:08 by Optimus Optimus
You guys just rule, didnt expect the robot at all! (I stalked you)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 02:58:53 by leGend leGend
City looked pretty basic, nice dancing robot though.

Black screen seems to be caused by dual screen setup, went away for me when I turned off my second screen.
added on the 2010-08-08 05:27:10 by stijn stijn
Honestly speaking, I expected to see some static look-our-super-renderer-flyby, but was positively surprised by the dynamic content.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 10:00:42 by Marq Marq
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 11:13:28 by Buckethead Buckethead
Funky robot!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 11:14:42 by Mystra Mystra
Robot is systematic.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 11:15:22 by visy visy
Watched it on YT and its nice :)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 11:21:41 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Exits silently on my W7 64 bit machine.
added on the 2010-08-08 11:28:02 by _Chucky_ _Chucky_
that looks like me. drunk dancing.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 11:31:23 by prm prm
Hmm... I miss some more kewl content :)
The robot is one ugly mofo! ...but dances very well :)
added on the 2010-08-08 11:49:55 by maytz maytz
nice dof, and the dancing is way cool
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 12:20:01 by blala blala
cool bot, cityballs
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 12:26:19 by Confused Confused
disco robod ok.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 12:52:35 by fyrex fyrex
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 13:14:16 by moqui moqui
Liked the robot, everything prior to that was meh. As this falls into my wouldn't watch again directory i can only give it a piggy. I did enjoy it more from the robot onwards though.
added on the 2010-08-08 14:23:02 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
How the fuck did this get 1st.
added on the 2010-08-08 14:28:33 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Dance funky robot, dance
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 14:33:24 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
gargaj tune!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 15:42:28 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Oh yeah, powerful! Soundtrack please. :)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 15:50:33 by Cj Cj
extended mix coming soon :)
added on the 2010-08-08 15:54:00 by Gargaj Gargaj
Great soundtrack, effects also rule, especially the dancing robot.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 16:22:25 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
nice city anims! Scroller was hardly readable though. Nice dancing too!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 16:25:05 by ewerybody ewerybody
Dancing robot and music are fantastic. The rest is OK.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 16:35:01 by LLB LLB
Dancing robot
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 16:46:39 by zeroshift zeroshift
not very interesting.
Original / extended soundtrack available @ http://soundcloud.com/gargaj/locomotion
added on the 2010-08-08 16:56:48 by Gargaj Gargaj
Motion capture ?
added on the 2010-08-08 16:58:33 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
really professional. Ran like a dog here but then whats new. Nice camera, nice effects, nice city, nice dancing. Nice. Very.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 17:16:57 by auld auld
whatever another upthumber said.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 17:18:00 by Shockwav3 Shockwav3
yay the robot animations are dope
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 17:27:45 by yandexx yandexx
Good robot animation although it dances out of tune.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 18:31:11 by stan_1901 stan_1901
great beat... c00l dancing bot... *thumb up*
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 18:46:11 by starbuck starbuck
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 20:04:19 by tFt tFt
standard portal process quality
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 20:27:53 by friol friol
ghey robot. but nice
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 20:33:48 by button button
very cool
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 21:06:57 by madstop madstop
Did someone mention the robot?
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 21:41:28 by Emod Emod
nice one. great animation / motion captioning in 64k!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 22:05:51 by v3nom v3nom
whoa funky robot rock :)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 22:11:09 by -SP- -SP-
cool! very nice music, and the citys also quite nice..
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 22:21:43 by mad mad
Wow! Just plain wow!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 22:35:14 by Paranoid Paranoid
Very cool!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 23:09:54 by pixtur pixtur
cities and dancing robots ... thats a concept that never fails if its done in a good way, which is the case here :)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-08 23:51:01 by gopher gopher
about 5fps on my machine... nicely sounding music and super-nice dancing robot.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 00:58:48 by bdk bdk
Running on WinXP/GF9800GT resulted in opening two invisible windows, one named error.

Video looks great!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 01:06:59 by lug00ber lug00ber
Dancing bot was great! (motion-wise)
added on the 2010-08-09 01:12:23 by Grimmy Grimmy
nice dance
and dont forget to come to Ine.. Function !
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 01:21:02 by [EviL] [EviL]
the 3d-font and the robot somehow felt out of place (at least with this colorscheme).. the other parts were nice though.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 02:23:32 by nemesis nemesis
Great city/buildings, dancing robot, good sound. Very Great !!!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 03:18:40 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Loved it. Tried to read the scroller but then figured out it was just greets. Whatever.

More dancing robots!!!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 05:08:13 by Arkholt Arkholt
This could have been way more. But I won't complain about what it actually is.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 09:10:56 by kb_ kb_
The city is marvelous, looks great
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 09:51:44 by decca decca
"Could not create device" here too. WinXP SP3, Quadro FX580 with newest driver + DX.
added on the 2010-08-09 11:29:33 by raer raer
after watching it, i thought that this could've been more somehow.
the soundtrack is mediocre in my opinion.
but the dancing robot saved it for me - so a weak thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 11:38:03 by a-move a-move
1080P video
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 11:46:47 by psolord psolord
what kb said
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 13:58:16 by toxie toxie
some nice ideas but the musix sux and scenes are too slow :/
added on the 2010-08-09 14:14:22 by Hexogen Hexogen
Love the DOF, love the scenes, great 64k !

Congrats for the first place also, you clearly deserved it!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 15:55:17 by deepr deepr
Was slow even on my 5870, but great demo... Shame ATI sucks at rendering them...
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 16:18:59 by CrimsoN1972 CrimsoN1972
like it even if small dof doesn't fit a city scene
rulezadded on the 2010-08-09 16:33:59 by rIO rIO
very good job in all departments.
too bad its the only 64k i had to watch the crappy youtube-version, as the binaries left me with a black screen :/
rulezadded on the 2010-08-10 01:57:28 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
portal process can do a lot better.
added on the 2010-08-10 02:20:33 by superplek superplek
rulezadded on the 2010-08-10 12:31:10 by Eldrik Eldrik
Some good stuff here.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-10 12:44:02 by psonice psonice
bloody damn impressive. there's virtually nothing in this intro which isn't polished to the max. steel and glass are for winners!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-10 13:59:36 by Paralax Paralax
Really nice rendering, especially the DOF because it's tough not to make that look cheesy, and yours was far from it. I really liked the dancing robot, though I thought he lacked a bit of passion; seemed a tad, dare I say, robotic? :D

Very nice.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-10 19:22:25 by ferris ferris
for the dancing robot.
was slow as hell on my machine ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-10 20:57:35 by seppjo seppjo
Vi dansar som robotar! :D Nice robot moves!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-11 14:37:30 by Zeila Zeila
supports theory:
robots == instant win
rulezadded on the 2010-08-11 17:36:49 by las las
blank screen win7 x64,gtx470
enjoyed the video though.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-11 18:08:20 by keith303 keith303
working final?
added on the 2010-08-11 18:15:17 by raer raer
What about different resolutions? It seems that the intro just maximize to desktop resolution, and that is NOT an option on my 2048*1536 desktop :)
added on the 2010-08-11 18:20:55 by maytz maytz
Dette var bra saker. Heia Norge!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-11 18:44:37 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
maytz: i'll make sure it happens soon enough :)
added on the 2010-08-11 18:45:52 by Gargaj Gargaj
"Best dance in demo" nomination candidate?
rulezadded on the 2010-08-11 23:05:10 by Manwe Manwe
it feels unfinished. got something good going, but ain't exploiting it good enough. piggy!
added on the 2010-08-12 21:00:07 by quisten quisten
It's OK. I like the tune.
added on the 2010-08-14 19:46:04 by AntDude AntDude
rulezadded on the 2010-08-14 20:41:52 by aha aha
"Best dance in demo"
with Robot :p
rulezadded on the 2010-08-15 00:18:39 by chenmy! chenmy!
I'm kinda with quisten here, but can't thumb down that robot.. and what is up with the purple text in the beginning, ugly as fuck! (not the message, but the color, the font, the motion, the "hey lets make it look like something from 1998)
added on the 2010-08-15 13:56:11 by dwarf dwarf
rulezadded on the 2010-08-15 19:14:13 by Maissi Maissi
Neat buildings, awesome breakdance animation, and cool music. Well done!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-15 19:23:17 by Zavie Zavie
Average one...
added on the 2010-08-15 22:54:52 by Hicks Hicks
Video looks promising, but it doesn't run here (WinXP, SP3, GForce 9500 GT). It obviously tries to put an error message, but even fails doing that. A fixed final is strictly appreciated! ;)
added on the 2010-08-15 23:39:45 by pintcat pintcat
Dont run on my PC, Isn't available resolution select, piggy
added on the 2010-08-16 00:13:47 by BiTL BiTL
rulezadded on the 2010-08-18 02:27:48 by blackpawn blackpawn
wut BiTL said

Dont run on my PC, Isn't available resolution select, piggy

*it's a kinda of russians discrimination, heh?*
added on the 2010-08-18 23:09:03 by closed closed
Watched on youtube thanks to black screens on ati, looked ok. I like the window lights and shadows, not sure if dancing can ever not look slightly awkward but this was a good attempt.

Rippling buildings remind me of STS-02 electric kool-aid, i think i've seen it in more demos. Is it a reference to something or is it simply a cool thing to do with buildings?
rulezadded on the 2010-08-19 20:00:57 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
except a few scenes this looks very empty
added on the 2010-08-20 15:14:04 by provod provod
I like the cityscape and the reference to "debris", but I totally miss the Moonwalk!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-21 04:51:32 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
smash code here. Slow, slow and slow.

sucksadded on the 2010-08-21 09:55:59 by moredhel moredhel
It's running extremely slow. Nevermind, good one.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-21 23:37:14 by Jakim Jakim
+ city generator
+ transparency on robot
+ skyscrapers on spheres is cool
+ people turn the lights on and off all the time
+ dancing
+ cool music
- naff x-marks the spot logostuff in the beginning..
- something sucks about the ground floor of the buildings
rulezadded on the 2010-08-21 23:50:47 by loaderror loaderror
quite enjoyable
rulezadded on the 2010-08-22 00:01:16 by Sir Sir
Quite an original prod. Instant win!

(still i'm with the others here, it needs a resolution selector with several options as enable/disable vsync and the like in exchange with some bytes...)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-22 20:42:54 by Defiance Defiance
This focusing looks really good.. Scroller is close to unreadable, but looks good. 3rd place for me in the compo.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-22 21:05:57 by CONS CONS
i like
rulezadded on the 2010-08-25 14:57:14 by chromag chromag
the ZIP has been updated to a version with a resolution selector :)
added on the 2010-08-25 15:48:42 by Gargaj Gargaj
slow but original.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-28 10:13:21 by zerkman zerkman
X marks the dancefloor
rulezadded on the 2010-08-29 11:04:38 by BackSpace BackSpace
Cool dancing and music but way too slow for a thumb
added on the 2010-08-31 09:36:32 by malmix malmix
the city is fantastic, love it <3
rulezadded on the 2010-09-01 16:16:09 by nekomono nekomono
nice !
rulezadded on the 2010-09-01 21:07:12 by XT95 XT95
Nice 64K
rulezadded on the 2010-09-02 13:53:49 by u2 u2
Move like MJ !
rulezadded on the 2010-09-05 14:39:29 by magic magic
Cool. I know that building-textures-in-the-shader paper... ;)
rulezadded on the 2011-02-28 01:11:49 by raer raer
does not run here. the robot is nice, scroller is almost unreadable ;)
i dunno. piggieface
added on the 2011-04-12 11:08:20 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
Is it just me or do the buildings at times look really small (like toys). Apart from that: solid prod!
rulezadded on the 2011-05-21 08:46:27 by chock chock
Nice moves!
rulezadded on the 2011-07-10 18:58:02 by Danguafer Danguafer
Like it, especially the dancer and the music :)

Made a Highres Youtube Rip for it:
X Marks The Spot by Portal Process | 64k (1080p)
rulezadded on the 2011-07-14 18:33:14 by anni anni
visually pleasing buildings, kickass tune and a dancing robot
rulezadded on the 2011-12-09 01:28:12 by T$ T$
rather ugly and music is just horrible.
sucksadded on the 2012-02-07 01:32:28 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Robot has some nice moves. But sadly I don't like this prod.
sucksadded on the 2013-06-28 19:41:56 by SandLover SandLover
well it's not really my cup of tea but this prod deserves a good thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2013-07-25 17:56:45 by rez rez
What rez said.
rulezadded on the 2013-07-30 21:46:48 by Ok3anos Ok3anos

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