virta by Brainstorm [web] & Ümlaüt Design [web] & Traction [web]
screenshot added by w00t! on 2011-08-14 09:32:53
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release date : august 2011
release party : Evoke 2011
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
  • rulez 105
  • is ok 16
  • sucks 5
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.79
  • cdcs 2
alltime top: #492
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The rain and final scene work very well.
Nice slow paced music Gargaj.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 02:24:14 by Zavie Zavie
Really really nice. Great atmosphere, nice visuals and wonderful music.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 02:24:20 by phobium phobium
Atmospheric and calm/moody soundtrack together with not too hectic, colorful visuals - great stuff!
Liked the rain scene in the end especially :)

Made a Youtube Rip for it:

rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 03:01:33 by anni anni
music wase wonderful
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 03:12:18 by relias abardon relias abardon
That was seriously great. Beautiful visuals, almost perfectly matching a really good tune. Is the music in the zip, or do we have to beg for it? :D
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 03:14:12 by psonice psonice
Solid graphics and music, close to perfect execution.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 03:32:20 by kusma kusma
A very calm demo, but nice graphics and music. I like more the faster and actionful demos of Brainstorm & Traction, but this one here is anyway good.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 03:40:39 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 03:46:08 by mrdoob mrdoob
gfx wase wonderful
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 03:46:35 by QUINTIX QUINTIX
best demo in the compo, voted for it :)
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 03:48:55 by Alpha C Alpha C
very delicate and well balanced, love the music and the visuals, quite intriguing as a whole :)
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 03:49:38 by keito keito
Amazing direction to a wonderful soundtrack. Just my coup of tea.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 04:19:01 by pixtur pixtur
Great work!
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 04:25:06 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Nice demo. I like a lot the part with the rain of particles over dark spheres.

Some transitions are beautiful but slow as hell on my PC.

The only think that I dislike is that, occasionally, the action in the screen is too static.

Cool slow pace soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 05:35:20 by ham ham
Very touching and atmospheric as usual.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 07:22:23 by sq sq
Thumbs up for visuals & code. The music bored me to hell, though, with slow pace, repeating the same exact notes and eventually leading to nowhere.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 07:38:26 by lemonade lemonade
nice one. and the tune is really chillin'. cool.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 08:53:55 by yumeji yumeji
A journey you can take over and over again.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 09:17:17 by CONS CONS
Digital blues.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 09:42:01 by emha76 emha76
sweet, soothing demo. I associate it a bit with the game Osmos, which is never a bad thing, kind of same feeling, a cozy one. thanks!
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 09:50:40 by jaw jaw
What keito said + the minimalism is occasionally a bit jarring.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 10:00:26 by revival revival
glorious =)
cdcadded on the 2011-08-14 10:05:50 by bfx bfx
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 10:06:14 by bfx bfx
Nice, but boring.
added on the 2011-08-14 10:10:08 by MurphyEXD MurphyEXD
Hmm.. I really like it, but it feels a bit empty at times. A shame, cause there is some really nice scenes in there! Piggy for now.
added on the 2011-08-14 10:14:20 by maytz maytz
clean design and nice music. thumb only for the second half of the demo. that was awesome!
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 10:22:23 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
It has the odd cool effects, but overall it's just too slow and basic. It seems you can add glow to anything these days and people will lap it up.

I know Gargaj is a talented musician and I really like a lot of his past work, but this particular track sounds like it was created with this...

sucksadded on the 2011-08-14 11:03:50 by Wade Wade
Such a design accompanied by Gargaj's awesome music definitely works for me. Soothing :3
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 11:06:35 by xtrium xtrium
Seriously good demo with fitting music, congrats! In my top 5 demos of this year so far.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 11:56:05 by Navis Navis
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 12:06:13 by knl knl
Ending scene saves the demo. I found the rest very well put together, but not really interesting. Too much glow in a couple of spots.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 12:16:42 by ara ara
(And answering my own question, yes the music is in the data folder :)
added on the 2011-08-14 12:16:55 by psonice psonice
Simple tune, nice effects, boring composition, a sleeper
sucksadded on the 2011-08-14 12:20:26 by Zplex Zplex
Really like this one, soothing and calm.

A tiny bit of criticism would be that the cuts to black in the last part seems somewhat misplaced.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 12:41:57 by lug00ber lug00ber
Beautifully understated.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 13:59:21 by jonnyram jonnyram
I love minimalism but this feels maybe a bit uninspired, both visually and musically. I when people say this but it really feel look like a 64k intro. I think there could've been a lot more done with this. But for what it is, it's not bad.
added on the 2011-08-14 14:00:49 by noby noby
enjoyed the relaxing visuals a lot. nice colours and well-balanced effects.
the tune...well... it's not bad. but a bit too simple. some light variations in the main melody wouldn't have hurt. don't mistake minimalism for emptiness.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 14:40:33 by a-move a-move
"I *hate* when people say...", damn typos
added on the 2011-08-14 15:18:19 by noby noby
I found it hard to concentrate at all. For what it is I guess it's OK, because I bet it does what it should for the purpose for which it was intended.
Some good looking parts, but mostly too simple and basic. And I can't help but feeling intensively bored, from beginning to end
added on the 2011-08-14 16:01:31 by Duckers Duckers
Classic traction stuff. A bit uneventful and too familiar looking overall, but still worthy of a thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 17:12:14 by tomaes tomaes

Boring like hell ! :(

sucksadded on the 2011-08-14 17:23:59 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
A little long-winded, sure, but there is nothing wrong with the execution here.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 17:43:20 by gloom gloom
Beautiful and moody.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 18:28:15 by DragonL DragonL
very pleasant
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 18:59:12 by superplek superplek
also: u00dcmlau00fct design!
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 20:08:35 by Den Den
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 20:34:20 by m0d m0d
Beautiful stuff, especially the final scene. Sync with the music is also very subtle.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 21:17:06 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
This was truly mezmerizing.. I love how the effect "hugged" itself at the end. Beautiful stuff.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 21:25:41 by Trenox Trenox
I'm getting really really tired of this kind of glowing-lines-and-particles-stuff, sorry.
sucksadded on the 2011-08-14 21:26:22 by Stebo Stebo
I felt completly relaxed while watching this, nice trip
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 21:58:59 by decca decca
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 23:02:35 by thec thec
Lovely sparkles effect and what a nice last scene.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 23:23:37 by BackSpace BackSpace
Should have won.
added on the 2011-08-14 23:47:40 by pixtur pixtur
rulezadded on the 2011-08-14 23:55:40 by psenough psenough
rulezadded on the 2011-08-15 00:07:09 by Sir Sir
Wow. Incredibly beautiful! One of my favourite demos this year.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-15 09:15:23 by chock chock
great. to bad it didnt won the compo
rulezadded on the 2011-08-15 09:47:26 by xeNusion xeNusion
the thing with slow paced prods in democompos is that they almost never hit the party mood. while i kinda liked the feel of it on the bigscreen (and of course the nice, calm music by gargaj) i couldnt help but wish for the next prod with a little more UNZ and energy.
now, 2 days later, suffering from PPD and other emotional stuff i rewatch it and am totally carried away.
this IS art. <3
rulezcdcadded on the 2011-08-15 10:06:53 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
strange but cool
rulezadded on the 2011-08-15 10:09:56 by krusty krusty
<3 that track by Gargaj. Ending scene is great too! Rest is slightly too slow for me.

@xcom: what's with your video? the video in top link has 1080p, the one you linked is only 720p and seems to stutter in some places. Is there a reason for that? Maybe check the links first before posting?
rulezadded on the 2011-08-15 12:57:35 by Olivier Olivier
Also: what Pixtur said.
added on the 2011-08-15 13:53:53 by gloom gloom
yeah. a nice, relaxed trip
rulezadded on the 2011-08-15 18:20:09 by mueslee mueslee
What Gloom said, both times.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-15 19:45:53 by ferris ferris
Great demo and for me best from compo. Slow pace, still camera and calm music making a very tranquility and dreamy atmosphere.
Should have won.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-15 22:43:33 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulezadded on the 2011-08-15 23:41:55 by pandur pandur
What gloom said once again :)
rulezadded on the 2011-08-16 00:10:11 by rez rez
sometimes reminds Replay's intros.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-16 10:10:49 by Manwe Manwe
It has it's atmosphere.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-16 12:25:53 by Optimus Optimus
simple but effective, yet still gives me a bit of a 'meh dunno' as it's just more of the Tractionesque same-same.
added on the 2011-08-16 13:44:40 by Maali Maali
looked nice, but not my cup of tea
added on the 2011-08-16 14:30:12 by pro pro
pretty cool.. was nice to watch this at evoke..
rulezadded on the 2011-08-16 15:04:58 by mad mad
nice. but i can't say i was engaged...
added on the 2011-08-16 20:36:05 by blala blala
Expected more. Just looks like a sequel of 2019.
added on the 2011-08-16 20:37:41 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
rulezadded on the 2011-08-17 05:07:07 by xernobyl xernobyl
added on the 2011-08-17 07:37:38 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
should have won.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-17 09:58:59 by radman1 radman1
good one
rulezadded on the 2011-08-17 11:31:17 by seppjo seppjo
clean stuff. good work.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-18 10:00:05 by Skate Skate
Nice !
rulezadded on the 2011-08-18 16:57:59 by hylst hylst
I like it. Clean and great ambient soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-18 20:35:06 by d3pth d3pth
rulezadded on the 2011-08-18 22:34:50 by Ger Ger
Very goodlooking!
rulezadded on the 2011-08-18 23:12:27 by Emod Emod
Very lovely!
rulezadded on the 2011-08-19 15:47:35 by waffle waffle
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rulezadded on the 2011-08-20 14:46:28 by Defiance Defiance
Well that's different and it makes you actually feel something and sort of analyze urself from 3rd perspective what is happening. And this is good. The best demos don't aim to serve you a prechewed story but let you be the story. Virta uses very uncomplex building blocks to present you this experience.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-20 15:33:51 by funkdoobiest funkdoobiest
Not the style I like.
added on the 2011-08-20 21:22:39 by jack-3d jack-3d
Nice. :D
rulezadded on the 2011-08-20 22:24:30 by AntDude AntDude
great tune and magic visuals, only starfield/dots in the middle where a bit off in my opinion.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-21 20:01:25 by elfh elfh
nice one :)
rulezadded on the 2011-08-22 09:38:14 by Spewk Spewk
Gargaj :D
rulezadded on the 2011-08-22 10:45:31 by chromag chromag
pretty conceptual
rulezadded on the 2011-08-22 15:14:02 by closed closed
Stylish++ Love the fine tuned particle fx, especially the particles hitting dark balls. Very good and moody quality indeed!
rulezadded on the 2011-08-23 15:17:21 by deepr deepr
Sleeping pill. Way, way, way too boring.
added on the 2011-08-23 19:34:33 by StingRay StingRay
Form over tech. Always appreciated.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-24 21:05:27 by cxnull cxnull
Great effects, beautiful colors and tripping atmosphere. Lovely :)
rulezadded on the 2011-08-26 19:52:25 by Hexogen Hexogen
nice. sync
rulezadded on the 2011-08-27 18:42:01 by dila dila
okay for visuals in a dubtechno set, but not my style of demo art...
added on the 2011-08-27 20:25:46 by -SP- -SP-
This is one of my favorite demos from that party.

Especially liked the song except for the tiny scratchy noises that seemed a bit out of place.

Overall very enjoyable, thanks guys for the demo!!
rulezadded on the 2011-08-28 10:41:01 by SunSpire SunSpire
nice clean source too. reinforces my belief that democode doesnt *have* to be a detrimental mess.
added on the 2011-08-28 10:57:43 by superplek superplek
second BB Image for the source :)
added on the 2011-08-28 10:58:50 by Defiance Defiance
oh no thats not 2011
sucksadded on the 2011-08-29 21:44:06 by syntaxl syntaxl
very nice visuals i like the brainstorm, üml stuff.
rulezadded on the 2011-08-31 11:41:17 by BiTL BiTL
very aesthetic
rulezadded on the 2011-09-02 20:24:10 by frostpfote frostpfote
rulezadded on the 2011-09-03 03:21:43 by las las
Liked it a lot.
rulezadded on the 2011-09-04 19:26:34 by peturba peturba
very beautiful. That's the good old traction style i used to love and missed a bit in the last productions..
rulezadded on the 2011-09-04 19:38:19 by v3nom v3nom
Appreciated it on the Big Screen.
Good production, fitting music!
rulezadded on the 2011-09-07 12:11:06 by sim sim
Put me in a nice state of mind.
rulezadded on the 2011-09-08 19:29:10 by Jerware Jerware
I like the simple style, but the music (no offence gargaj) makes it appear too long.
rulezadded on the 2011-09-11 21:30:17 by moqui moqui
awesome looks!
rulezadded on the 2011-10-05 22:13:54 by loaderror loaderror
a bit too slow paced, but <3 anway
rulezadded on the 2011-10-29 22:23:39 by T$ T$
love it!
rulezadded on the 2011-11-04 04:25:58 by blackpawn blackpawn
beautiful, thank you
great great stuff!
rulezadded on the 2012-02-29 02:25:37 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
nice nice!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-01 14:02:45 by Frequent Frequent
yay ^_^
rulezadded on the 2012-05-27 13:53:08 by Fell Fell
Great demo!
rulezadded on the 2012-07-11 19:17:20 by dafuq dafuq
nice and minimal, just the way I like
rulezadded on the 2012-07-15 02:44:06 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
nice music.
rulezadded on the 2012-08-15 16:51:37 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Beautiful demo. Really like this style of music too.
rulezadded on the 2012-08-19 22:36:43 by velusip velusip
rulezadded on the 2012-08-19 23:01:41 by LLB LLB
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rulezadded on the 2012-08-19 23:39:31 by d0DgE d0DgE
Cool :)
rulezadded on the 2012-08-24 18:59:13 by Danguafer Danguafer
rulezadded on the 2012-09-01 22:15:30 by Eldrik Eldrik
Another piece of art! Indeed it's Relaxing. :)
rulezadded on the 2012-12-24 05:35:19 by Templeton Templeton
rulezadded on the 2013-03-14 00:02:22 by trc_wm trc_wm
total coup d'foudre. the last scene is a bliss.
rulezadded on the 2014-07-21 02:43:24 by iks iks
rulezadded on the 2014-11-02 23:02:41 by sm sm

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