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release date : october 2010
release party : TRSAC 2010
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
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  • is ok 4
  • sucks 2
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added on the 2010-10-24 14:25:29 by gloom gloom

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cool fx/gfx/zik but boring direction
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 14:50:09 by wullon wullon
Very enjoyable!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 15:34:01 by Mystra Mystra
hell yes, wicked bass programming, nice gfx, didn't get much energy from the visual fx but it was moody and some of the synch was really cool after the greets, nice one!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 17:28:51 by keito keito
Rocks in every way. The icosahedron-effect is great nad unexpected.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 17:47:29 by gaspode gaspode
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 17:52:01 by las las
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 17:52:19 by blackpawn blackpawn
Awesome shit! Music, effects and sync rock(s).
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 18:30:42 by raer raer
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 18:43:48 by Grimmy Grimmy
added on the 2010-10-24 18:47:56 by diver diver
dunno if this is hard to code or anyting, but I thoroughly enjoyed it :)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 18:49:23 by nic0 nic0
Dutch Colorsscheme 2010
great scott! Bring on the next release!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 18:49:32 by magic magic
p.s. thumb sander.. netjes gedaan!
added on the 2010-10-24 18:49:49 by magic magic
it's a shame that the least visually efficient part is kept to the actual takeoff - otherwise, nice to see some software rendering action again.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 18:58:40 by Gargaj Gargaj
Some kicking effects here, esp. for Flash (wish I knew it's limitations at the recent version so that I know the catch :P)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 20:00:17 by Optimus Optimus
Very cool :)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 20:15:52 by ferris ferris
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 20:30:34 by comankh comankh
Awesome stuffs!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 20:32:20 by 71M 71M
didn't noticed the platform and feeled a bit empty watching that, but if it's flash, here is my thumb UP!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 21:15:17 by diver diver
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 22:17:53 by Sir Sir
kills your earphones, your mind, your heart. great job, guys!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 22:38:43 by Bobic Bobic
what wullon said
rulezadded on the 2010-10-24 23:17:37 by Alpha C Alpha C
I love the music! some effects looks smashin.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 00:57:39 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
i cant help but think of flash as an inferior platform for demostuff and a waste of resources.

having that said the prod looks very nice, the music sounds like the dubstep reference track on wikipedia (if there is such a thing). the best parts are the greetings and that multi-sided dice thing (looks like a d20 from our old p&p rpg ;).
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 01:05:09 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Just WOW !
Dubstep music, great sync and raymarching in flash ?!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 01:08:36 by XT95 XT95
Generic D&B and glows. I only like the smooth icosahedron with the ripples.
sucksadded on the 2010-10-25 03:22:03 by xernobyl xernobyl
There's still room for software rendering. Loved the liquid vectors :) (or what is the standardized name for those? :))
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 08:26:24 by elfan elfan
doesn't deliver
added on the 2010-10-25 12:00:09 by zefyros zefyros
Is there any prod lately gloom hasn't made the track for? :-)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 12:07:23 by Jcl Jcl
kickass music & some pretty cool effects too.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 13:36:44 by teel teel
Loved it!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 13:50:00 by Malodix Malodix
Very nice demo. It's very much on the edge on technical side. Good job guys! Keep'em coming.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 14:12:34 by jac jac
awesome :)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 14:44:31 by xTr1m xTr1m
best flash use I ever seen :D

this "polyhedron" is great!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 14:58:54 by rez rez
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 15:04:15 by unc unc
a true killer
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 15:05:22 by nytrik nytrik
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 15:08:51 by quisten quisten
good graphics, good music and good coding !
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 15:17:40 by Pandafox Pandafox
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 15:29:17 by moqui moqui
Freaking awesome! Best in the compo, IMO!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 15:35:11 by kusma kusma
It shows what a good direction can made from a simple scenes.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 15:46:24 by Manwe Manwe
Unexpectedly awesome, hightech flash-pwning designage!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 16:51:50 by hornet hornet
Okay. That was some seriously kickass stuff in Flash. Very impressive. If I only could do 1% of that in flash.. :P
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 17:31:46 by Hazel Hazel
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 18:25:53 by d0DgE d0DgE
I second rez
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 19:16:17 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 20:25:01 by substrate substrate
I disliked both music and visuals but ffs...
while watching I forgot what the platform was. Best Flash demo I've seen.

rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 21:18:31 by ponce ponce
I have seen most of the effects before, but i always enjoy that polyhedron effect + nice greeting part. It was smooth in fullscreen and that is a plus.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 21:56:38 by Zplex Zplex
I really like the greetings part. Rest is not bad but nothing special. Don't like the music, rather boring and generic d&b tune.
added on the 2010-10-25 22:12:20 by StingRay StingRay
WOW .. i don't remember seeing this in the compo (but can't really remember any of them), and \o/ surprise bigtime, awesome, I really adore the norwegian demostyle.

I really like evoflash's style in flashdemos, but this is a lot better in my opinion.

And it's kinda rude calling this Drum 'n Bass
rulezadded on the 2010-10-25 22:34:53 by dwarf dwarf
dwarf: I find it extremely amusing that people who call it generic fail to even identify what genre of music it is. :)
added on the 2010-10-25 22:43:05 by gloom gloom
Find it amusing as much as you like, won't change my opinion about the tune anyway.
added on the 2010-10-25 22:45:04 by StingRay StingRay
I bet you can find a lot of generic music without knowing it's genre.
added on the 2010-10-25 22:51:06 by xernobyl xernobyl
stingray: You're missing the point. You're free to like or dislike it - that's a case of personal preference in music styles and I have no problem with it. It's just that when the _reason_ for disliking it is "because it's generic <genre x>" you sort of deflate your own argument by failing to even know what genre it is. That is what I find amusing. :)
added on the 2010-10-25 22:51:15 by gloom gloom
Or to put it like this: when people on YouTube say "typical trance-shit" in the comment to a Noisia-track, most people who know what trance (or Noisia) is, will not rank that comment as very valid.
added on the 2010-10-25 22:52:32 by gloom gloom
gloom: apparently you have missed the "generic" part in my post, I don't dislike it because it is genre x/y/z as that'd be kinda stupid anyway. d&b was just the first thing I thought of when I heard the tune which is why I mentioned it. these "genre fights" are rather pointless anyway IMHO.
added on the 2010-10-25 22:59:01 by StingRay StingRay
dwarf : The demo was designed by Sander.Focus (dutch), coded by me (dutch); synced and music by Gloom (norsk). 66% dutch and still norwegian style. Damn, those norwegians really do know how to put their stamp on things ;-)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-26 02:04:17 by UnitZeroOne UnitZeroOne
rulezadded on the 2010-10-26 02:48:23 by mrdoob mrdoob
rulezadded on the 2010-10-26 02:59:26 by neptun neptun
More please <3
rulezadded on the 2010-10-26 09:05:28 by micksam7 micksam7
Fantastic stuff with a killer soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-27 10:16:02 by d3pth d3pth
I like this track, rock 'n roll is teh shit!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-27 16:16:12 by chromag chromag
stylish. i like the vibe the demo sets before the greetings part.. then it turns into a beefed up 4kb visually speaking.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-27 22:32:24 by Maali Maali
This was great! Lost a bit of it's appeal in the 2nd half maybe but great overall.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-27 22:37:25 by z5 z5
wOOt ... flash and it rulez !!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-27 23:33:07 by kohai kohai
rulezadded on the 2010-10-27 23:41:38 by samurai samurai
nice surprise..oh..and what's that generic music genre called?
rulezadded on the 2010-10-28 00:28:35 by a-move a-move
Awesome, now if we would just get some proper WebGL demos to get the WebGL vs Flash scenewars really started :)
rulezadded on the 2010-10-28 12:13:29 by jalava jalava
jalava : Let's first get to all the molehill stuff ;-)
What Gargaj said!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-28 13:20:48 by decipher decipher
UnitZeroOne: Yes, then it gets interesting :)
added on the 2010-10-28 14:44:18 by jalava jalava
Unitzeroone .. ehhmm alright, well .. mmmm .. not very dutch then, not that great for a dutch colorscheme eh? ;) ..

.. And I do believe I remember som norwegian guy called Sanders from Scene Event back in 2003/04, but yes .. norwegians do tend to make it their style when you expect it the least
added on the 2010-10-28 15:20:54 by dwarf dwarf
more! MORE!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-29 06:36:56 by zeebr zeebr
i love the soundtrack ! greetz to gloom, i dont hate you anymore but you are free to still hate me ;)
also i have no fuckin idea how you did that polyhedron with fluids on it ! ( which is very good, coders always should have sth to wonder about ! )
i just hate how visible your BIG pixels are sometimes !
rulezadded on the 2010-10-30 08:55:50 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
you all sure its an icosa ? i still think it has more edges !
greetz to gloom, i dont hate you anymore but you are free to still hate me ;)
Dude, I never hated you - just your lack of punctuation skills/over-active space-bar. :)
added on the 2010-10-30 13:44:07 by gloom gloom
hardy : it is an icosahedron; it's being tesselated after generation.

A problem with raymarchers in flash is obviously resolution. In an earlier version of this I had an adaptive subdivision of screenspace blocks, but the interpolation routine wouldn't be fast enough at 1024x768 (the original resolution we where aiming for).

Now that Flash will get hardware accell, this will all change. In a way for me it partly loses the charm, because like Amiga's and C64, this little software renderer has it's nooks, crannies and tricks to get things done fast, which makes it a platform on it's own.
musics great.. and if these pixelshadereffects are done without pixelshaders and although with a "crappy" renderer this is atleast a megarulez! doesn't look like flash at all!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-30 14:18:36 by mad mad
nice! Could have done with better choice of direction, but the content was sound. wop wop.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-31 00:49:39 by dv$ dv$
a flash demo without being a flash demo!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-31 13:18:32 by Defiance Defiance
I especially liked the scene with the green icosahedron
rulezadded on the 2010-10-31 13:24:26 by visy visy
pretty cool. a bit too much of a coder demo for me, but the mood is nice.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-31 14:40:10 by skrebbel skrebbel
nice effects, like the soundtrack and the greetz part
rulezadded on the 2010-11-01 18:48:12 by yandexx yandexx
a flash demo without being a flash demo!
rulezadded on the 2010-11-03 14:09:46 by whynot2000 whynot2000
WUT. Deffo le bien!
Very good flash demo, not to sboring actually, I love the vector design used for introducing the hard workers.

An other proof dubstep and alikes are invading the scene but I still find it more refreshing than a dnb tune in the year 2010 so yeah, the tune is working quite well.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-03 14:35:18 by knl knl
invading the scene? it's been here for ages boring the ass of everybody. ("shall I put the beat in half or double-time with the wubwub? I might even add an arpeggio line on a glockenspiel preset to be "progressive". wow this genre has so much depth.") but anyway, thumb for demo fx.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-03 15:31:45 by 4mat 4mat
The audio wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but the real time effects were absolutely gorgeous.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-04 02:12:57 by BrickHorse BrickHorse
A few really nice effects, pity it was so short.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-04 07:27:24 by msqrt msqrt
design + music
rulezadded on the 2010-11-05 04:01:18 by gngbng gngbng
<3 the "meta" icosahedron and the raymarcher. The music works pretty good.

The voxelball is fine in itself but it doesn't work so well with the other 2 super smooth and shiny "main" scenes.

Short. Basically 4 effects/scene + some. Could use some color grading.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-05 10:35:09 by p01 p01
Not bad. :)
added on the 2010-11-06 18:42:50 by AntDude AntDude
what XT95 said ! Fucking ace.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-07 10:39:58 by xtrium xtrium
I don't know how difficult is to make such things in flash 10. But this is just awesome...
rulezadded on the 2010-11-07 17:39:14 by pista pista
Oh nice. Great colour and filmgrain effect makes for weighty and warm scenes. The polyhedron was really well polished. On the negative side it was a bit disjointed but whatever.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-11 00:31:23 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Great stuff. Really loved the wobbly object. Nice speed too, seemed to be running full framerate at 1080p res (although some parts were clearly much lower res.. but considering what those effects were, fair enough :)
rulezadded on the 2010-11-15 13:27:48 by psonice psonice
you can do some cool things in flash
rulezadded on the 2010-11-16 01:16:02 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
amazingly for flash
rulezadded on the 2010-11-18 20:24:42 by Princess_Luna Princess_Luna
typical demo, but done with flash! worth a thumb up for that alone :)
the raymarched isocahedron alone is pretty nice!
As for the soundtrack, let's say it's typical Gloom style :) Which seems to be overtaking the scene, just because Gloom s'been super active lately (or so it seems to me) but who can complain about a musician being super active!?
rulezadded on the 2010-11-19 02:10:30 by BarZoule BarZoule
Very nice.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-19 23:38:54 by duffman duffman
i'm not a fan of flash demos, neither norwegian dnb. The demo itself is ok, weak thumb.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-20 10:46:19 by blala blala
This demo has substance. Good music, good effects, good form. :)
rulezadded on the 2010-11-25 16:50:26 by xteraco xteraco
How coul'd I miss this one >_<

Tremendous effort has been put into this, and it's visible - awesome ActionScript3 skills :)
rulezadded on the 2011-04-26 02:20:11 by mog mog
Best Flash demo I ever seen.
rulezadded on the 2011-07-12 18:57:30 by Danguafer Danguafer
Awesome and consistent! And it's Flash! Double thumb-up! :)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-29 19:57:28 by kbi kbi
Nice music, nice effects.
rulezadded on the 2012-09-23 16:03:39 by dafuq dafuq
i really hate this music.
sucksadded on the 2012-10-10 23:28:14 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Fucking awesome demo.
rulezadded on the 2012-10-10 23:45:05 by Preacher Preacher
Wow! Really great software renderer, LOVELY scenes and direction, accomplished music indeed. Style+++
rulezadded on the 2012-10-11 00:17:21 by Fell Fell
Beautiful visuals and groovy music, thumbs up!
rulezadded on the 2013-09-04 23:23:15 by skirk skirk
looks nice. hilarious discussion about the tune
rulezadded on the 2013-09-26 22:50:06 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
technically great, design-wise quite boring
rulezadded on the 2014-01-03 22:58:44 by T$ T$
3D in Flash!? Impossible! How does this works!?
rulezadded on the 2015-04-14 15:55:07 by non-handled guy non-handled guy

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