Gaia Machina by Approximate [web]
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release date : april 2012
release party : Revision 2012
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 259
  • is ok 15
  • sucks 1
popularity : 12%
  • rulez 0.94
  • cdcs 6
alltime top: #30
added on the 2012-04-08 23:20:29 by velo velo

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Thumb first, now looking at the stream re-run ;-)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:27:04 by magic magic
great 64k!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:27:46 by voXfReaX voXfReaX
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:30:39 by Stebo Stebo
I have fallen in love.. sorry Smash.. :)
added on the 2012-04-08 23:31:53 by magic magic
Clearly a lot of work, but the music was rather weak and some parts seem very poorly executed. But an excellent idea and some REALLY nice scenes as well :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:32:26 by gloom gloom
monster. absolute monster
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:32:33 by bfx bfx
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:33:38 by starbuck starbuck
Great concepts, stunning scenes and an impressive execution all round. Rocks
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:36:04 by xwize xwize
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:36:23 by BiTL BiTL
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:37:00 by neon neon
Awesome! Love the details
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:38:09 by Salinga Salinga
Was impressed. Thanx.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:39:03 by CreaMD CreaMD
I love the style. Looks really impressive!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:39:48 by diver diver
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:40:09 by Ized Ized
All kinds of impressive - brilliant!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:40:21 by hornet hornet
So much awesome. :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:40:37 by xylo xylo
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rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:41:00 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
I got tears in my eyes...
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:42:09 by masentaa masentaa
Oh Massive! Rocks!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:44:55 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
Very nice production :).
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:48:39 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
not running smoothly on my system but looks amazing.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:59:29 by peach peach
Breathtaking! I really love the detailed nature, great job!
rulezcdcadded on the 2012-04-09 00:12:06 by xTr1m xTr1m
what neon said
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:12:14 by insane insane
Fucking sick! Big Ups!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:14:35 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
I've been thinking about doing a 64k like this for a LONG time. The first part seems a bit off, as the rendering can't really decide wether to be photo realistic or not - but it's just like it should be for 2nd part ofcourse.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:14:43 by Psycho Psycho
you killed me boys, really, you killed me.

you killed me with STRAWBERRIES.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:17:22 by rez rez
Beautiful but really the music made me sleep :(
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:26:02 by Dbug Dbug

WOW !!!

rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:29:12 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
Captain <3 Cryptic
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:33:51 by leijaa leijaa
The part with the strawberries lighting up must be among the top three coolest things I've seen in a demo ever. Massive props.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:41:26 by Preacher Preacher
Strawberries... Beautiful landscape... Wonderful Product :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:48:40 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
this is quite insane - those strawberries
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 00:55:35 by decca decca
Awesome :)!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:02:00 by Octoate Octoate
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:02:08 by MaV0910 MaV0910
really damn pretty. The opening strawberries are worth the thumb alone already!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:10:46 by Axel Axel
Woooah, it's some amazing hard work there. Now Cryptic can finally get some rest for a while. ;P
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:18:06 by Super-Hans Super-Hans
How can this possibly be, HOW?!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:20:46 by moozooh moozooh
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:21:34 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:25:13 by jarod jarod
Thank you guys!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:31:20 by Zavie Zavie
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:35:01 by gaspode gaspode
what other said

rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:40:26 by wullon wullon
This just looked sweeeet, also enjoyed the music <3
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:45:44 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
The rendering is superb and I think the camera work is much improved on previous productions, just needs some work on the narration and pacing to make that formula complete. The music was ok and fit well but not very exciting! Congrats on a much more well rounded prod!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:47:52 by dv$ dv$
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:49:05 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:50:07 by puppeh puppeh
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 02:03:17 by l1nk4kman l1nk4kman
Looks nice but noone in their right mind would place windmills on the side of a mountain like that.
thumb up for streamkiller strawberries
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 02:15:32 by halcy halcy
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 02:16:22 by msqrt msqrt
Excellent modeling and rendering for 64k, for sure one of the highlights at this party.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 02:17:57 by jack-3d jack-3d
64k is back!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 03:34:19 by BoyC BoyC
what axel said. the first frame alone is an instant thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 03:39:38 by xernobyl xernobyl
Really nice old school prod.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 03:51:10 by jonnyram jonnyram
Wow, so fresh. Day turns into night very beautiful. Synth and music is also very good.
By the way, the overall mood reminds me classic Sunflower demo from 1997.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 03:53:09 by Manwe Manwe
This made Revision-frission, for me. Thank you.
rulezcdcadded on the 2012-04-09 05:20:38 by m0d m0d
LED Strawberries!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 06:19:10 by maytz maytz
this is awesome (maybe a bit long, but who cares)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 07:25:16 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 07:42:29 by unbeliever^x7m unbeliever^x7m
Extremely boring but thumb up for rendering quality.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 08:46:52 by Cj Cj
Good rendering with some naive points (don't make leaves wave if they cross walls...). The tune and the sounds are very 2002 but fit in the general mood.
added on the 2012-04-09 08:52:43 by dixan dixan
Great rendering, however it missed to become a great intro... still a rulez.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 08:54:14 by FooLman FooLman
What FooLman said...
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 08:58:31 by Zplex Zplex
just one word "BEAUTIFUL!"
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 09:08:35 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
1. Atmosphere
2. Convincing vegetation is seen far too rarely in demos considering the fact that it can be generated with rather non-complex algorithms
3. Manages to break the realism well (even though I'd have liked it to go somewhat farther with the breaking)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 09:09:29 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 09:10:49 by kbi kbi
You go girl!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 10:01:31 by 71M 71M
Impressive amount of work with textures and PP. Works really well. Ofcourse a big thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 10:16:43 by Punqtured Punqtured
Impressive. Two years of work I hear, it really shows.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 10:18:11 by Tarmil Tarmil
Awesomely impressive, refreshing change of scenery
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 10:24:22 by Tjoppen Tjoppen
great graphics
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 10:59:55 by Ger Ger
very nice!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:00:42 by blala blala
wonderful prod!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:02:13 by Ish Ish
Awesome! You guys are amazing!

Those strawberries with diodes are so sweet! :]
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:04:51 by ham ham
really really nice!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:10:19 by muh muh
sweet. really looks like you had much work. my full respect!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:13:12 by neoman neoman
Soo Sweeeet !!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:16:13 by kokeszko75 kokeszko75
Thanks for the strawberries!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:16:39 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
WOW!! This is soooo fucking beautifull !! Thank you, you made my day !! :-)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:22:20 by Pit Pit
The atmosphere! The Plants! The Strawberries, man!

But why-oh-why did the grass have to clip through the windmill?
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 12:27:37 by urs urs
A demo that creates.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 12:36:33 by w00t! w00t!
Hyvä pojat! :) Nice and soothing
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 12:43:01 by leGend leGend
Love the textures and meshes, not a massive fan of the music or camera, but still amazing work!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 12:51:25 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
:(______) <- jaw
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 14:07:29 by phoenix phoenix
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 14:36:13 by button button
is nice
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 14:51:10 by pommak pommak
really beautiful
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 15:48:28 by Eldrik Eldrik
Very great graphics, very nice
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 16:21:17 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Excellent coding! Too slow paced for my liking. Almost fell asleep.

Visyally in control.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 16:31:34 by moredhel moredhel
bloody fantastic :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 16:41:19 by ne7 ne7
As far as aesthetics goes, this 64k is very, very ghey. And yes, tech issues too, like clipping.
added on the 2012-04-09 17:01:14 by Hoild Hoild
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 17:06:43 by ulrick ulrick
Simply awesome. Great music, great overall idea and loooovely scenes.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 17:54:35 by elend elend
Much better than debris ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 17:54:51 by bodo^rab bodo^rab
Fitting music.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 19:26:38 by thec thec
discoberries \o/
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 19:26:42 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 19:45:40 by Emod Emod
3dmark64k ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 19:50:34 by Maali Maali
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 20:02:03 by moqui moqui
thumb up because i love when something goes from ugly and boring to cool. the day part is ugly though. you really need to work on those colors...
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 20:07:31 by prm prm
Good rendering with some naive points (don't make leaves wave if they cross walls...).
This completely broke the illusion for me too. "Really? NOBODY noticed this or cared to fix it?!" went through my head through the entire intro. :/
added on the 2012-04-09 20:10:16 by gloom gloom
really amazing
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 20:13:03 by nytrik nytrik
Very nice soft synth and music. Sweet.

And yes, complex vegetation rendering in combination with simple sine wave movements with clipping issues give an odd impression. Also, the awkward placing of the wind mills. Please fix those problems in the final version. :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 20:36:22 by tomaes tomaes
Marvellous prod
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 20:39:05 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 20:42:15 by mad mad
Despite the ugly and garish textures, this is so impressive and shows an immense amount of work and thought.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 21:18:09 by Wade Wade
added on the 2012-04-09 22:25:22 by aegis aegis
insane amount of work. Nice concept and execution, could have been pushed further / or would have needed some kind of final punch.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 22:42:45 by BarZoule BarZoule
Yeah, I suppose that those obvious mistakes are due to the rush and release stress. Please guys, take your time and polish this beauty up! We'll all love you for that.
added on the 2012-04-09 23:01:53 by xTr1m xTr1m
Deserved to win. Not entirely polished but still looks very good for the most part. The music is well made to fit into the visuals, and not just randomly composed gibberish as with a lot of productions. The direction overall is great as well, loved the transformation.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 23:21:28 by noby noby
Deserved winner!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 23:24:27 by CiH CiH
excellent! But not a fan of the glow ribbons bit, or the grass growing through the bottom of the windmill.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 00:32:22 by metoikos metoikos
The work put into this demo is evident. It's a really, really astounding 64k. The theme, the music, the visuals -- they're all there.

...But the clipping! Why!?
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 00:38:08 by MidKnight MidKnight
Nice little world you created in 64k, full of life.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 02:27:26 by Clarence Clarence
One small problem and it's all the talk.. Bah..

Anyway, just wanted to say that the music is indeed awesome and fits perfectly. It gade me shivers during the compo and created just the right amount of tension in my whole body. Bestest!
added on the 2012-04-10 07:45:57 by leijaa leijaa
so much content put into that little space. i'm really impressed
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 08:47:56 by mueslee mueslee
A proper final without all those glitches one could get rid of in a couple of hours and you have my thumb.
added on the 2012-04-10 09:04:39 by las las
Thanks for all the great feedback! It was an awesome party!

Damn! I'm really annoyed with the clipping issue on the grass. That is a 5 min fix. Since the music and synth wasn't finished until the party I had to do all the sync and camera movement at the party. So I blame sleeping for only 2 hours in total from friday at 12:00 to sunday at 18:00. And there were a couple of much higher prio bugs that was a real pain to get rid of (we meet again round off-error by /Qifist. BIG mesh glitches that one). I didn't want to repeat Assembly 2009 where we missed the deadline due to similar bugs. So I just handed it in when every major bug was fixed.

But a final version will come up soon. With bug fixes, and some more improvements. I just have to recover a bit from the party :)
added on the 2012-04-10 09:48:14 by Cryptic Cryptic
Just for that message you get the candy. <3
Looking forward to it. DO IT.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 10:19:21 by las las
Couple strange parts in it but mainly pure beauty.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 10:24:32 by Serpent Serpent
Cryptic: great stuff, looking forward to the final version :)
added on the 2012-04-10 10:34:05 by gloom gloom
Best release by far at Revision!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 10:42:39 by toms toms
Strawberries on diodes made the cry! Superb 3d work
Highlight of the party.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 11:50:50 by xball xball
Excellent. Needs a final tho.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 12:01:09 by Sir Sir
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 12:05:46 by spritus spritus
Awesome, loved the day/night transistion in both visuals and music!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 12:12:00 by izard izard
Well done dudes! Party highlight!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 12:12:38 by okkie okkie
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 12:28:33 by jco jco
Only view 3 scenes before de streaming crash... and i know that will be great ! Lovely fruit and colors. I realy like the music that make me remember Nicky Boom ambient :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 13:05:15 by cyborgjeff cyborgjeff
really impressive work!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 14:10:58 by dimouse dimouse
yay even if this winning delayed the trip home
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 14:22:51 by Princess_Luna Princess_Luna
waiting for the final
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 14:38:44 by cce cce
now THIS is brilliant!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 14:52:50 by nagz nagz
Mandatory thumb
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 15:02:56 by ferris ferris
I like the fact that you can speed this up on youtube because there isn't much going on anyway.
added on the 2012-04-10 15:35:34 by imbusy imbusy
Awesome production, very impressive work and a well deserved winner of the 64k compo!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 15:47:12 by Mr-Z Mr-Z
incredible !
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 15:47:57 by WoDK WoDK
a chalenger apeares.
(awesome job, guys!)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 16:00:05 by abductee abductee
FR is the old Approximate
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 16:00:54 by pista pista
Amazing. Really lush visuals not to mention the colours :D.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 16:24:00 by elfan elfan
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 17:37:16 by MeteoriK MeteoriK
Meaty WTF!? You can't vote up on our own product!
added on the 2012-04-10 17:52:16 by Cryptic Cryptic
Would you like some cheese with those strawberries?
added on the 2012-04-10 18:04:26 by kurli kurli
Awesome simulation of the natural world! sonnet -> the prophecy -> Gaia Machina!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 18:05:10 by jt77 jt77
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 18:05:30 by jariRG jariRG
So very beautiful, thank you for this highly inspiring production!!!! ... was also cool to meet you at the party! :)
rulezcdcadded on the 2012-04-10 18:21:18 by SunSpire SunSpire
Really nice athmosphere with the music and the graphics. Really beautiful work!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 19:02:01 by Savestate Savestate
Cryptic: I know, but I reallly really really wanted to say "impossibru" :-.
added on the 2012-04-10 19:04:08 by MeteoriK MeteoriK
can I change my comment to a pig to avoid the self-thumb faux pas? :-D
added on the 2012-04-10 19:07:07 by MeteoriK MeteoriK
Truly great work. Congratulations guys.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 19:16:03 by AngelK AngelK
It looks very nice and impressive, but I'm not a fan of the slow pace at all.

Thumbs up for the technical aspect, though.
Technically impressive, but the real stand-out is the design and what i would call "art direction" of it all. Beautiful colours, tons of details (the specks of dust or whatever they are that fly through the air really make a difference), good camera. Stunningly beautiful intro.

Yes, the clipping is a big issue. I noticed it at the party, and its the only real flaw i could name. Please, PLEASE make a final version! So many times people announce final versions but never actually make them, but if ever any prod really deserved a final version, this is it.

Best prod of Revision 2012 imho.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 19:50:38 by Topy44 Topy44
could've used a bit more speed, but damn this looks good.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 20:55:48 by aegis aegis
Impressive visuals and refreshing atmosphere and music.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 21:04:59 by Hicks Hicks
I always knew strawberries had lamps in them! :) Some very nice ideas and soothing audio. However object intersecion is gross. Right at the first frame I saw it (stem through leaf) struck me and the waving grass is really gross ;) Shifts it into piggy-position, but not enough ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 21:25:54 by scooper22 scooper22
Very nice indeed! Could do with a little bit more reverb to blend the pad sounds.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 21:31:47 by trc_wm trc_wm
Reminded me of 3d Mark stuff. Okay, the bugs were a bit distracting, and it kind of falls flat on terms of the mood in the end.
added on the 2012-04-10 21:40:26 by visy visy
very nice. i like the electric arcs on the windmills :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 21:45:31 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
a couple annoying visual bugs here and there but overall quite decent.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 22:05:40 by psenough psenough
loved it, especially the atmosphere you've created there.. finally something with a nice n fancy storyboard/concept. :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 23:03:56 by mouldyCat mouldyCat
Amazing LoD usage. The depth cuing... pretty awesome. (I need a new gfx card!)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 23:50:00 by alexh alexh
looks good
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 00:40:12 by ponce ponce
alexh: Where did you recognize LoD techniques? What's depth cuing? I'm just curious.
added on the 2012-04-11 09:59:29 by xTr1m xTr1m
stunning visuals, and insane ammount of work.

i've found it a bit boring while rewatching during the prizegiving, but still a worthy winner!

and the blinking strawberries were epic.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 10:46:31 by teo teo
Fabulous :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 14:12:16 by johnl johnl
This is really great. Tons of kudos from the kudo bus.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 14:25:10 by sagacity sagacity
What urs said. Brilliant, stunning visuals, except for the grass-clipping
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 14:26:19 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
it felt like a clever alien abduction, transforming the life force into something else. I felt piggie for it, even though I wanted to thumb it up.
added on the 2012-04-11 14:27:12 by tripper tripper
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 15:05:33 by codesau codesau
mmm... tasty!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 18:29:19 by Mystra Mystra
Top of the kitsch. but neat.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 22:38:43 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
mmm ... fruity
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 22:55:24 by phobium phobium
deserve to win, no??
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 23:05:41 by RaHoW RaHoW
IMPRESSIVE. I want to be like you.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 00:44:13 by q^nonoil q^nonoil
very impressive
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 02:29:49 by aech aech
The few graphical glitches are eclipsed by the great direction, good music and flashing strawbs. Congrats =]
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 02:36:39 by Emp Emp
Wow that was such a pleasure to watch! A real beauty.

+Best greets to Aardbei (strawberry) ever
+Love the detail
-The water, visible around the mountain with the windmills
-The mushrooms transform a bit less impressive than the rest
-The particle-streams seems a bit 'thight', it is hard to explain but it looks a bit like a brush is paining in the scene, instead of wonders of nature like the rest

Just forget everything I said. It is just because the rest is so nicely designed, it kinda makes you wonder how it would be if it was all perfect.
Congrats with an awesome realease, one of my personal highlites of the entire party. Bonus for making it run on my machine as well.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 02:47:27 by numtek numtek
-The particle-streams seems a bit 'thight', it is hard to explain but it looks a bit like a brush is paining in the scene, instead of wonders of nature like the rest

I also felt that. I think it would be cool if the particles would kind of dissolve, just slightly moving them in random directions after they are placed in the scene should do the trick.
I agree about the particle streams and mushrooms, but there's soo many other positive things to say about this prod!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 05:26:58 by enex enex
Decent. It was ran and played choppy on my old ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB) in old, updated Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine. :D
added on the 2012-04-12 05:51:24 by AntDude AntDude
Oh and it need ants. :P
added on the 2012-04-12 05:52:51 by AntDude AntDude
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 09:04:29 by sasq sasq
WOW. worthy winner! and runs flawlessly on my ATI machine \o/
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 12:53:40 by v3nom v3nom
Good tech!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 13:59:11 by datsua datsua
lovely <3 awesome prod :) probably the best pc release @ revision this year.

however, i think you have some awesome stuff, but the grass intersecting with the windmill was a huge letdown.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 14:14:22 by pro pro
really really nice 64k, was my personal favourite too :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 14:37:22 by anni anni
My two main problems with this prod is a) It's quite boring, and b) The rendering looks very unnatural and artificial (even before the machine takes over), and the same thing with the music. But a lot of stuff, so thumbs up for the amounts of work :-)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 16:23:32 by Sesse Sesse
cool stuff. could of course be polished a bit more
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 23:35:30 by TenOfTen TenOfTen
Mythological. The stuff of dreams!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-13 01:03:01 by cngsoft cngsoft
It's nice to see conceptual 64k's again :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-13 03:03:43 by Danguafer Danguafer
really nice and complex geometry, but music and lots of small glitches ruin the experience for me :|
added on the 2012-04-13 06:12:25 by provod provod
A great intro.
Yes the rendering is unrealistic, but, did you notice there were disco strawberries, particles, robotic apples and so on ? ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-13 11:08:30 by flure flure
made me feel like a child :D sweet.
the point pro wrote also disturbed me a little bit.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-13 17:12:15 by seppjo seppjo
Absolutely insane.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 00:22:25 by edhellon edhellon
Outstanding demo... Breathtaking as a 64k.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 03:37:53 by quizno50 quizno50
You win the internets.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 03:46:43 by stage7 stage7
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 10:08:23 by aha aha
Deserved win - and some really great looking scenes. However I would personally have left out a couple of scenes.
I really hoped that those mechanical thing introduced a complete twist to the story (ie. destroying everything or similar), but I guess 64k is a limit ;)
Oh, and those strawberries are of course MEGA awesome!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 10:51:06 by Puryx Puryx
let this thumb motivate you to do a final!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 16:12:30 by cupe cupe
added on the 2012-04-14 18:08:21 by m0d m0d
That's just beautiful! *________*
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 21:54:02 by closed closed
great! disco-strawberries!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-15 08:58:59 by a-move a-move
applause after two seconds......
rulezadded on the 2012-04-15 12:57:38 by Frequent Frequent
slick stuff!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-15 17:01:32 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
i am curious who will be the first to give it a downvote...
rulezadded on the 2012-04-15 17:40:50 by tsiros tsiros
a late thumb up, sorry. :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-16 10:10:44 by Skate Skate
Breathtaking design and amount of detail for 64k. Less (memory) is more (skill)!
added on the 2012-04-16 11:20:35 by JAC! JAC!
Extremely awesome demo, except for one thing: The grass is visibly clipping through the windmill which sticks out like a sore thumb and ruins the overall experience for me. You should really fix that somehow in the final.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-16 11:26:43 by ClySuva ClySuva
nice strawberries... but please some more polish here and there. For example the priority of fence or leaf. Was a little bit too "childish" at the end. But thumbs for size and the nice beginning!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-16 11:51:24 by cryer cryer
this... just... woaaah. o_o
rulezadded on the 2012-04-16 21:28:51 by xtrium xtrium
Wow! I miss these kind of 64k intros!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-16 23:11:33 by Optimus Optimus
It reminded me a lot of the movie "Avatar", which I enjoyed just as much with my eyes as with my ears - so I did while this was running on the bigscreen. <3
rulezadded on the 2012-04-17 00:23:52 by MissCtrl MissCtrl
Very beutifull nature scene!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-18 00:10:08 by tomohiro tomohiro
disco strawberries!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-18 00:12:58 by Grimmy Grimmy
so good
rulezadded on the 2012-04-18 23:05:49 by nula nula
This is so absolutely crazy and wonderful! I love it and so does my 4y old son!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-19 20:18:56 by Kojote Kojote
obvious thumb
rulezadded on the 2012-04-20 13:41:20 by toxie toxie
Looks (ofcourse) even better in realtime and high res, but there are some serious artifacts on my new 7870. I have a hard time saying what it really is, as it's only on parts of the screen in some scenes, and I can't see anything special about those parts on the video. http://imageshack.us/g/28/gaiamachina201204202245.jpg/
added on the 2012-04-20 23:04:54 by Psycho Psycho
Just great.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-21 13:24:39 by san_im san_im
rulezadded on the 2012-04-21 13:57:08 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
The scene is dead! this kill me! O_o
rulezadded on the 2012-04-21 17:13:38 by KammutierSpule KammutierSpule
Haha, those artifacts are great. If I thought this looked like the twilight princess before, now I'm certain of it :)
added on the 2012-04-21 20:00:08 by leijaa leijaa
Where's the final? It's almost 2 weeks after Revision :) I'm waiting eagerly!
added on the 2012-04-22 23:33:43 by xTr1m xTr1m
rulezadded on the 2012-04-23 13:08:57 by Szaq Szaq
Wow, so smooth... I feel totally relaxed.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-23 15:23:40 by bledking bledking
Great atmosphere!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-23 15:56:29 by D.Fox D.Fox
rulezadded on the 2012-04-23 18:40:45 by dafuq dafuq
so 90's.
sucksadded on the 2012-04-23 19:26:00 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
So 90's, indeed. Not really my cup of tea neither. But technical skill put in this prod worths a huge thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-24 08:51:58 by untel untel
actually nice. thumbs for the gfx & ambiance.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-24 19:51:04 by bull bull
Very nice.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-25 07:12:41 by chromag chromag
I´m sill addicted ;) W O W !!!!!!!!
added on the 2012-04-26 21:50:48 by Pit Pit
Those opening scenes are so incredible beautiful, while the later particle-ribbon windmill scenery comes along so cheesy all of a sudden. However, the strawberries kicked my ass :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-27 04:42:28 by fiveofive fiveofive
Very atmospheric, real state of the art!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-27 15:19:18 by Amilt0n Amilt0n
I would like to point out that as-usual, this was a last minute release, and cryptic was mainlining coffee to the point where the stack of cups fell over and he nearly wrote off velo's laptop. I found them leaning against it :-) meanwhile, I was pretty much done early, so I hit the beer when the quiz started, and was doing great until about 10 pints later, where velo came running out saying "there's a bug in the synth". It wasn't saving midi controller events :-) so that bug got fixed by me with one eye open. It was a simple bug, but it took me about an hour, and that was just logging in :-)

So the clipping - cryptic missed it due to lack of sleep. Final is coming.. I need to finish porting synth to linux, and meanwhile cryptic has poured coffee on his laptop. doh.
added on the 2012-04-27 15:20:30 by MeteoriK MeteoriK
i found it kinda boring
Great to hear that MeteoriK, also what Pit said :)
added on the 2012-04-27 20:45:43 by xTr1m xTr1m
boring, but extremely beautiful!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-29 13:48:12 by Spewk Spewk
Two reasons for this thumb: The quality-size ratio of this demo and MeteoriK's story.
rulezcdcadded on the 2012-04-29 14:11:15 by fizzer fizzer
Very cool.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-29 18:27:17 by rbz rbz
rulezadded on the 2012-05-01 17:03:32 by Muerto Muerto
Best Demka!
rulezadded on the 2012-05-01 20:03:35 by 3ASOFT 3ASOFT
wow....daz iz fantastish!! yeahhh
rulezadded on the 2012-05-02 18:22:21 by mitchell mitchell
Nice rendering, thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2012-05-09 09:43:57 by martin martin
Any news on the final yet?
added on the 2012-05-19 10:53:10 by xTr1m xTr1m
simply lovely :)
rulezcdcadded on the 2012-05-22 15:00:38 by Fell Fell
rulezadded on the 2012-05-27 01:30:47 by sokoban sokoban
BB Image

(shamelessly stealing Salinga's)
added on the 2012-06-08 04:49:16 by Zavie Zavie
well done, strawberries look amazing!
rulezadded on the 2012-06-08 09:53:24 by Dalton Dalton
Cool shit for a 64k!
rulezadded on the 2012-06-12 16:23:57 by raer raer
this is just fucking EPIC!
everything interacts at highest levels!
this would have won any demoCompo (not 64k!) aswell on any demoparty the last years! ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-06-16 19:42:28 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
So beautiful I forgot it's a 64k.
rulezadded on the 2012-06-16 20:42:12 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Loving the pulsating strawberries!
rulezadded on the 2012-06-17 03:27:14 by eppogabber eppogabber
64k? Good job!

If this had been a 10+ meg demo, it would not be that great.
rulezadded on the 2012-07-30 02:53:14 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
visuals are stunning. but sorry.. the sleep-well-music destroyed it... i accepted some more musicpower at the middle, when the strawberrys start to glow... but i think the visuals have saved it.
rulezadded on the 2012-08-30 14:33:00 by daXX daXX
Soooo.... final version? ;)
Even if you have no idea about the technical aspect (64K), it is a real beauty to look at. Love the night part and the music! So peaceful and calm! Could watch it on endless repeat...
rulezadded on the 2012-09-04 01:42:14 by Venty Venty
what saga said
added on the 2012-09-04 02:50:31 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Final is in the making. still... ;) don't worry!
added on the 2012-09-13 19:00:52 by velo velo
I want to see the final... That must have been the 30th time I've seen the grass intersecting the windmill :)
added on the 2012-09-23 00:09:03 by xTr1m xTr1m
Very different and very enjoyable. It's evident that a lot of work went into this :)
rulezcdcadded on the 2012-09-26 16:54:07 by raizor raizor
Nice one.
rulezadded on the 2012-09-27 02:27:14 by iks iks
this has such a beautiful and ethereal atmosphere about it, i wouldn't change a thing, i love it alot, sophisticated and relaxing.
rulezadded on the 2012-09-27 02:32:23 by keito keito
lovely, very impressive. clipping is as pointed out a problem but only a minor one. well done!
rulezadded on the 2012-09-27 02:41:01 by stijn stijn
rulezadded on the 2012-10-01 15:24:46 by T_S T_S
So sad to hear about Meaty's passaway :( I will remember him with the lovely sound in this prod. Thank you Meaty!
added on the 2012-10-04 23:17:39 by xTr1m xTr1m
kick ass!
rulezadded on the 2012-10-08 20:39:13 by xphere xphere
rulezadded on the 2012-12-02 01:03:46 by T$ T$
The strawberry part still gives me shivers!
rulezadded on the 2013-01-03 13:57:20 by Wiklund Wiklund
<3 it
rulezadded on the 2013-01-05 01:07:21 by uncle_H uncle_H
Great demo!
rulezadded on the 2013-01-09 16:50:09 by TemeP TemeP
Anyone else's antivirus complaining that it's malware?
rulezadded on the 2013-02-18 09:09:13 by Amaroq Amaroq
rulezadded on the 2013-02-18 09:20:10 by xeen xeen
One of the most impressive 64K ever, right up there with the demo "elevated". With the horse power of modern PC, it's actually amazing how much juice you can get out of 64K of code these days. I have a 2500K @ 4.7Ghz and a GTX 660 @ 1.27Ghz and this demo still lag at 15FPS on some occasions!!
rulezadded on the 2013-03-23 20:01:38 by ramon ramon
yes, this was absolutely gorgeous at the party. brilliant visual effects and it keeps you watching until the end. Amazing!
rulezadded on the 2013-06-30 12:32:50 by Gaia Gaia
rulezadded on the 2013-09-08 19:06:11 by CHEF-KOCH CHEF-KOCH
rulezadded on the 2013-09-20 17:22:16 by cxw cxw
too cheesy
added on the 2013-10-13 16:29:34 by provod provod
I want a final. I want it now. What's so difficult in fixing that windmill-grass-clipping problem? :)
added on the 2013-11-26 16:48:12 by xTr1m xTr1m
a tremendous achievement, generally, but also especially for the size
rulezadded on the 2014-01-18 23:03:49 by whizart whizart
Days from 2 years anniversary of April 2012 release. Ca we still hope for a final version...
added on the 2014-03-11 00:03:15 by ramon ramon
As far as I could interpret what velo told me some months ago, the final is "really" "almost" "ready" ;)
added on the 2014-03-13 16:52:56 by xTr1m xTr1m
Incredible landscape generators! How much time it took to code???
rulezadded on the 2014-03-13 17:06:41 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
yeah still some little amd issues with the final or smth. looked fine on nvidia already. stop begging, you asshats. they're doing their best!
added on the 2014-03-13 22:32:40 by Maali Maali
Final finally online!
We hope that you will enjoy it.

Please note:
We have seen one case with some minor graphical issues due to texture compression when using texture quality low or mid running under wine. So if you experience any graphical glitches and/or have enough GPU memory, use texture quality high.
added on the 2014-03-14 14:56:55 by Cryptic Cryptic
First for final! Still great, fixes most of the "flaws" in the party ver. Colors could still use some work, but nevertheless fantastic.
added on the 2014-03-14 15:06:50 by noby noby
Yay for the final! I love you guys, here's my 2nd cdc: <3

fyi, runs fine at 800x600, low texture, on a 8800 GTX :) Only the circular stone scene runs a bit slow.

This final version is really a great improvement, and makes the intro better in many ways.
added on the 2014-03-14 15:28:38 by xTr1m xTr1m
lovely <3 good work! And here is my 1st CDC ;)
added on the 2014-03-14 15:44:41 by neoman neoman
Amazing work on the final version. Runs like a charm on wine with my 660Ti.
added on the 2014-03-14 16:14:34 by Artefact2 Artefact2
added on the 2014-03-14 16:37:42 by ne7 ne7
runs perfectly on my quite average work PC, a very cool demo, cheers :)
rulezadded on the 2014-03-14 17:23:54 by spiny spiny
Really really awesome guys! <3
added on the 2014-03-14 17:34:16 by SunSpire SunSpire
awesome guys!!!

works fine on my machine at home. 2fps at workcomputer ;)
rulezadded on the 2014-03-14 18:47:42 by _Chucky_ _Chucky_
Great work, runs very smooth here. CDC'd.
added on the 2014-03-14 19:13:02 by fizzer fizzer
rulezadded on the 2014-03-14 19:43:42 by Pirx Pirx
Nice work!
rulezadded on the 2014-03-14 21:50:19 by Grooby Grooby
Well, umm, the picture changed in my original post to something rather random...
runs, looks, feels perfectly. meaty was only two weeks older than me. unforgotten in eternity
rulezadded on the 2014-03-15 06:43:09 by aqu aqu
runs fine.
rulezadded on the 2014-03-15 07:21:24 by mudlord mudlord
fantastic. thanks for making a final version!
added on the 2014-03-15 08:56:33 by v3nom v3nom
clap, clap, clap.
The amount of additional work seems big.
Everything looks better, more volumes, better storytelling... Only the block filter for DoF bothers me a little.
added on the 2014-03-15 11:37:21 by Zavie Zavie
Hum, couldn't get it to run. Tried a bunch of different settings, texture quality, low/mid/high, fullscreen, windowed etc.. AMD win7 64bit ATI HD5570.

Anyway, awesome that you guys actually made a final! Thanks for this, and I'll be waiting for a video capture :)
added on the 2014-03-15 15:18:59 by numtek numtek
The youtube link has been updated to a capture of the final
added on the 2014-03-15 17:10:49 by Cryptic Cryptic
rulezadded on the 2014-03-15 20:21:43 by fyrex fyrex
Fitting tribute.
rulezadded on the 2014-03-15 21:22:52 by psonice psonice
Thanks for the capture!
added on the 2014-03-15 22:48:54 by numtek numtek
Yay for final! Goosebumps all over again.
added on the 2014-03-15 23:56:21 by Alpha C Alpha C
Awesome final, with all the big criticisms addressed. Still won't run properly on my laptop but oh well. Imagine a second thumb here. :)
final runs fine on my 660 Ti. There seems to be various increases in performance and direction, so kudos for that!
Id thumb it up but I already have
added on the 2014-03-16 00:14:04 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
<3 <3 <3
added on the 2014-03-16 09:32:17 by dv$ dv$
Just watched the side by side.. The attention to detail in both is fantastic, but the final is just so polished it sparkles. Also disco strawberries!
rulezadded on the 2014-03-17 02:22:11 by Thorjak Thorjak
Nice job on the final!
added on the 2014-03-17 07:17:05 by BoyC BoyC
Wow! Now that the final is released, you can have my thumb. :)

The final version makes a huge difference. I now love it! I really like the atmosphere and the flow, although it could have been nice with a climax. Also, your meshes are excellent. It's one of the best 64k intros of the last few years.

Looking forward competing again! <3
rulezadded on the 2014-03-22 16:20:48 by LLB LLB
There are actually some aspects I prefer in the compo version as opposed to the final. Particularly the flowing grass by the windmills and the beginning of the winter lights phase.

But what gives, the intro is totally boss regardless.
rulezadded on the 2014-03-24 11:07:15 by Trilkk Trilkk
nice demo
rulezadded on the 2014-04-05 07:50:05 by ruplik ruplik
and the new location of the bar is...
rulezadded on the 2014-05-16 17:11:37 by Zeal_ Zeal_
I love it! And kudos for doing a final.

My 6yrs old daughter loves it too - it's her favorite demo! Maybe I should create an account for her and vote. :p
rulezadded on the 2014-07-01 20:30:53 by Kylearan Kylearan
Nice demo , mostly a music
rulezadded on the 2014-08-17 10:15:34 by doodle blockhead doodle blockhead
Starts of a bit slow but then it becomes incredibly awesome!
rulezadded on the 2014-10-12 14:09:08 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
rulezadded on the 2014-11-06 12:24:09 by _vincent _vincent
You'll find some interesting similarities with this beautiful work: http://vimeo.com/115082758
added on the 2015-01-02 08:34:35 by Zavie Zavie
3 years later, still huge
rulezadded on the 2015-04-03 10:45:42 by andr00 andr00
strawberries trick was excellent
machine arms were boring and colors could have been less shockingly bright
rulezadded on the 2015-04-03 11:14:01 by yzi yzi

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