Mekanix by Booze Design & Instinct (c64)
screenshot added by tomaes on 2010-10-03 18:14:04
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release date : october 2010
release party : X 2010
compo : c64 demo
ranked : 3rd
  • rulez 93
  • is ok 5
  • sucks 0
popularity : 1%
best demo on an oldschool platform
  • rulez 0.95
alltime top: #843
added on the 2010-10-03 18:14:04 by tomaes tomaes

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rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 18:15:37 by Luca/FIRE Luca/FIRE
the 2.5d voxels are nice!!!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 18:24:03 by Maali Maali
nice rotator
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 18:24:13 by 4mat 4mat
This one has some of the most original and impressive effects I have ever seen in C64. I can't figure out how can that isometric rendering among with blobs or rotating torus be so fast. Then, great 3d dots, line vector in some gouraud shade edges formation (don't know how to say it, but uber original), amazing fullscreen smooth rotozoomers with even sprites in front and way more I might have forgotten. A lot of good stuff in this and many of these simply rule. Wow!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 18:33:08 by Optimus Optimus
fuck, some effects which i planned to do!!! and the graphics is just insane.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 18:39:10 by diver diver
superb gfx!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 18:40:58 by unbeliever^x7m unbeliever^x7m
Booze, Design and Instinct. This demo has it all! ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 18:46:39 by cryer cryer
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 18:53:49 by Premium Premium
Great effects and graphics.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 18:56:27 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 19:04:01 by evil evil
Excuse me while I go change my pants.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 19:08:35 by ferris ferris
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 19:17:16 by mad mad
you didnt solve the cube >:(
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 19:30:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
Gargaj: Well, I guess SOMEONE had to say it XD
added on the 2010-10-03 19:31:02 by ferris ferris
OOPS!!! Was there a blacj screen for a splt second????
Great demo, BD, some cool new ideas in it!!!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 19:34:55 by WsW WsW
Excellent graphics and great effects.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 19:37:43 by Mystra Mystra
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 19:58:03 by Quarryman Quarryman
brilliance on all fronts!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 19:59:19 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 20:00:12 by Calexico Calexico
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 21:32:40 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
What Gargaj said. Plus the greetings made me trippy :D
Lovin' those 3D blocks!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 21:43:37 by -SP- -SP-
Nice Voxelterrain! And you really didn't solve the cube. Come on you can do much better than Numen (Atari800XL)! ;)
added on the 2010-10-03 22:19:15 by cryer cryer
The cube is solved in the final picture... :P
added on the 2010-10-03 22:22:35 by JackAsser JackAsser
some really impressive filled vectors going on!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-03 23:46:50 by rudi rudi
Felt like Andropolis II ... which is great.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 00:50:15 by Shockwav3 Shockwav3
i REALLY liked this better than cats!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 05:38:26 by tonyrocks tonyrocks
wow, very impressive isometric effects!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 08:25:25 by shadez shadez
Cool stuff
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 08:26:34 by Corial Corial
Cool stuff, but the music was obviously taken from a song from Oceanlab (Sirens of the sea). Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPxwwU2-t38

I like it nevertheless. ;-)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 10:28:05 by PARALAX PARALAX
Very well done!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 10:47:10 by Cj Cj
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 11:06:34 by Grimmy Grimmy
Excellent demo.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 11:32:10 by xeron xeron
very good
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 11:43:02 by Manwe Manwe
There's some filler material that I could live without, but also very many great parts.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 13:07:35 by tomaes tomaes
Great demo.

Looks like someone youtubed it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFsXAdWQgg
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 14:38:24 by neptun neptun
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 15:11:45 by degauss degauss
coder pr0n all over the place
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 17:12:15 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 19:23:44 by kyv kyv
one of the few prods for the c64 that are not only fun to watch when youre nostalgic over the machine but just plain rox.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 21:40:34 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 21:43:45 by moqui moqui
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 21:53:11 by kusma kusma
Contains plenty of effects where i go "wonder how the fuck they did that?!" And that's what I really love about demos.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 21:57:53 by cruzer cruzer
Ruled the compo -- great flow, killer effects, super graphics.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 22:01:20 by Hyde Hyde
really love those isometric stuff, fantastic.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 22:50:02 by decca decca
Superb prod and crazy ideas
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 00:21:15 by BackSpace BackSpace
Hyde has point.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 00:24:30 by Emod Emod
More of this plz.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 02:41:30 by Charlie Charlie
Some great effects in here.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 06:54:40 by jonnyram jonnyram
Didn't really liked the demo as a whole thing, but some parts are great. Really loved the isometric effects.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 13:41:57 by Shiru Shiru
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 14:17:24 by p01 p01
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 15:15:51 by psenough psenough
Best demo of X2010!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 15:26:28 by Sdw Sdw
I can't figure out how can that isometric rendering among with blobs or rotating torus be so fast.

The answer is, of course: animation. Still rulez.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 15:45:18 by radiantx radiantx
Wow! Extremely well designed and shows well-known effects in a very fresh way! I like it!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 16:43:46 by Paranoid Paranoid
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 17:06:25 by electro2000 electro2000
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 17:39:08 by s!Nk s!Nk
Nice. Music was a bit meh.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 22:08:48 by leGend leGend
nice effects....
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 22:44:21 by thec thec
Nice demo although the music was obviously taken from Oceanlab - Sirens of the sea. See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFjPs_z7_wA
added on the 2010-10-06 02:19:29 by PARALAX PARALAX
Cant spot the similarity. Althrough i'm not very well versed in Disco Trance like music...
added on the 2010-10-06 03:14:49 by Exin Exin
yep! best demo of X10!
added on the 2010-10-06 06:32:16 by kyv kyv
Nice code!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-06 13:24:59 by micdune micdune
@paralax & exin
I made a comparison video of the two songs. They are very similar, i think.
added on the 2010-10-06 13:26:46 by xeron xeron
rulezadded on the 2010-10-06 20:15:18 by Queen bittin Queen bittin
excellent demo with improved and fresh effects.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-06 21:15:58 by Skate Skate
doesn't turn me on - even though Arcane's beard does
added on the 2010-10-06 22:38:59 by Steel Steel
I hate Booze Design. They always create new entries on my "Must try and do this, too" list. This time it's the Metaballs and the fucking great Fullscreen Zoomrotator.

Thumb, damn it!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-06 22:58:53 by JAC! JAC!
Nice one, graphics and music are a bit meh though.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-07 03:40:39 by zoolum zoolum

Haha, condolences to "failright". :P
rulezadded on the 2010-10-07 14:41:33 by sub sub
@xeron: Fuck GEMA! Can't view your video here (YouTube says: This video is not available in your country). :-(
added on the 2010-10-08 03:24:25 by PARALAX PARALAX
Uberkööl prod with a lot of "new" (or rather said "refreshed") effects!
For me, it deserves the first place.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-08 09:57:58 by untel untel
Another BoozeDesign & Instinct excellent demo. Winner of X for me!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-08 12:16:06 by Hicks Hicks
Should have won the compo...
rulezadded on the 2010-10-08 13:13:13 by wood wood
Awesome graphics and effects!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-08 13:15:05 by Devistator Devistator
PARALAX: What do you think of the music?
added on the 2010-10-08 13:46:34 by sagacity sagacity
nothing groundbreaking but nice show for sure
rulezadded on the 2010-10-08 14:29:34 by noby noby
Finally my fav. Andromeda gfx artist is back!! thumb!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-08 18:58:09 by magic magic
Great effect and art direction. But no ending ???!!!
Should have won :)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-09 00:34:02 by Beb Beb
@Beb: No ending? Wtf! :) The music stops, the cube is solved, the picture fades out. Just because it's not a moviesque up scroller doesn't mean it is not an ending imo.
added on the 2010-10-09 08:21:42 by JackAsser JackAsser
rulezadded on the 2010-10-09 13:52:38 by blala blala
My fave demo in this compo, and the overall quality level was high! Congratulations! :)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-09 14:05:34 by baah baah
rulezadded on the 2010-10-09 14:23:04 by spritus spritus
this is getting ridiculous ! 3rd ? what awaits me in the first 2 prods then ?
the demo is really really excellent with nice design-choices and superb code ! gfx and music rock aswell ofcoz !

PS: you didnt solve the dot-cube aswell ;) looks premature to me atleast !
also you could greet us aswell, lamers ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-09 17:01:06 by hArDy. hArDy.
Non-cammed video please. :)
added on the 2010-10-09 19:50:38 by AntDude AntDude
Wow, love these fx.
And great graphics!

Also, cool sirens of the sea sid cover.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-10 03:25:44 by wullon wullon
The isometric thing can be quite possible for realtime if one gives enough thought about it while at first it seems impropable.

I was thinking about it and I think one way would be, unrolled codes for 3d blobs but only accounting for the thin surface in the front side. The volume is already 16*16*16 = 4096 which is not really much for realtime as it originally seemed, in 2d it would be like updating a 64*64 pixel effect. And with the unroll codes much less.

Yet one needs a second pass from the 3d volume to write the chars for isometric graphics which at first I thought could be similar to marching cubes algorithm but maybe simpler (4 front voxels, 2^4 cases or maybe less?). It would still be an overkill and I have to give some thought on the combinations. Yet maybe in the same blob unrolled codes, both the effect and isometric rendering are together and maybe it's even the unrolled code covering fully a 2d surface after the isometric projection. I think so. As for the torus, small blobs around a ring, maybe 16 of them rotating around the center, using the same blob unrolled code.

Sorry for this, I gave it much thought yesterday and from seemingly impossible, it transformed into fucking quite possible in my universe (I love it when a new demo gives us the paradigm shift :)

I gotta try this on CPC.
added on the 2010-10-11 17:23:54 by Optimus Optimus
4096 is too much for this effect (3blobs=4096*3 additions, calculate the cycles...)

I've heard that the iso effects are animations :)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-12 08:42:05 by Oswald Oswald
I think this was my favourite in the compo :)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-12 09:29:56 by britelite britelite
Isometric stuff was great, also some awesome pixel art. Music was a bit thin, but still good.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-16 18:49:09 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Wowzers. Finally got around to seeing this, and as expected it rocks.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-17 08:05:52 by menace menace
rulezadded on the 2010-10-18 15:59:08 by sasq sasq
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 08:03:32 by chromag chromag
As always, great !
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 21:19:59 by Aeko Aeko
I really enjoyed this!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-27 08:59:29 by ab ab
Great show!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-29 18:36:20 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Awesome soundtrack!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-30 10:34:42 by stefa stefa
(iso) voxels, 3D metaballs, amazing cube thingy, good soundtrack, great gfx...
rulezadded on the 2011-01-06 14:51:34 by joooo joooo
rulezadded on the 2011-07-29 18:40:59 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulezadded on the 2011-09-24 15:11:48 by las las
rulezadded on the 2011-10-28 16:40:54 by Frequent Frequent
Awesome C64 demo
rulezadded on the 2012-02-06 16:10:11 by FreeFull FreeFull
Excellent graphics, great demo!
rulezadded on the 2012-03-26 15:03:12 by darXtar darXtar
Excellent demo, the isometric metaballs look really great. And there are lots of other nice effects as well. I also like the rather laid back attitude ("Now I rule for a while"). :) Music started a bit meh but got better and better towards the end.
rulezadded on the 2013-01-11 21:00:30 by StingRay StingRay
what StingRay said.
rulezadded on the 2013-08-31 20:42:45 by keito keito
rulezadded on the 2014-01-03 23:28:51 by T$ T$
great style. relaksing stuff
rulezadded on the 2014-01-04 00:29:53 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY

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