tensile by Horology
screenshot added by westlicht on 2013-03-31 23:55:58
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release date : march 2013
release party : Revision 2013
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 2nd
invitation for : Buenzli 2013
  • rulez 59
  • is ok 12
  • sucks 1
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.81
alltime top: #1054
added on the 2013-03-31 23:55:58 by westlicht westlicht

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note, this is the party version, there were some problems with 1080p mode, we will fix that soon. YT link: http://youtu.be/acBiSHJd-sk
added on the 2013-03-31 23:57:32 by westlicht westlicht
very nice prod :) I enjoyed the plant growing!
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 00:03:47 by payne payne
nice dudes! 64k, keep up the spirit! was great watching your intro in the compo.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 00:04:21 by hunta hunta
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 00:04:57 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
nevertheless, i hope we'll win :) great intro anyways
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 00:06:07 by Pap Pap
just recognized that you are platform independent, love that, would like to give a +thumbup
added on the 2013-04-01 00:07:42 by Pap Pap
nice and solid
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 00:24:36 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Kickass Deluxe! Thanks for the Mac-port.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 01:06:10 by gaspode gaspode
fullscreen renders nothing but the text, windowed flickers horribly. win7 x64, gtx580.
added on the 2013-04-01 01:10:24 by msqrt msqrt
@msqrt: This is an issue with 1080p. It'll be fixed in the release version, but for now, please try the 720p mode instead.
added on the 2013-04-01 01:27:06 by Noobody Noobody
Actually this is wierd.

My computer crashed and bluescreened after running this.

my specs if someone is looking into it.
Windows 7 64bit
Intel core i7 3770S 3.4ghz
32gb DDR3
2x nvidia 680gt sli.
added on the 2013-04-01 01:32:24 by lusius lusius
Thanx for the Mac Port
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 01:33:44 by AMB AMB
Excellent 64k, one of the party highlights
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 02:47:42 by jack-3d jack-3d
Rocked at the party. will attend. will reverse engineer.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 03:28:16 by cupe cupe
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 03:45:32 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Good design and camera work, but
at 1:30 the letters should shine white,
at 2:45 the palette should be changed (otherwise too much the same colors).
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 06:22:26 by Manwe Manwe
Awesome beginning, but the whole plant-growing-stuff did indeed take this intro down the wrong lane imo :(
added on the 2013-04-01 07:46:57 by maytz maytz
Noobody, that was the first comment on the prod, so I kinda tried that already.
added on the 2013-04-01 09:14:02 by msqrt msqrt
i remember this one was quite decent
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 09:34:30 by psenough psenough
Ribbons are back, as vines! Nice one, I thought the plant-growing-stuff took it in exactly the correct lane.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 09:44:38 by break break
Some serious 64k kung-fu.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 10:20:58 by tomaes tomaes
dont' like the cogs part but the rest is damn beautiful. + nice music
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 11:25:45 by prm prm
Nice intro; I particularly like the cube surface animation.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 11:44:22 by Adok Adok
Very pleasant to watch.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 12:47:34 by SandLover SandLover
Nett :)
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 12:49:26 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
very nice work.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 13:09:39 by las las
Le zuper.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 16:49:31 by ccr ccr
Amazing work. I really liked the music and the colourscheme and design was gorgeous!

It's ironic, as demos get ever more simplistic, intros are getting more detailed, well designed and downright epic!
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 21:11:43 by Wade Wade
Obviously high production standards but this has too many of my pet peeves and other nuisances...

1. teal/orange
2. well produced but non-memorable music
3. bad balance of detail (lots of detail concentrated on small aread but backgrounds completely void)
4. radialblur-like "godrays"
5. also just plain smooth surfaces with dof+ao don't cut it for me anymore

Technically good intro but no my cup of tea. :)
added on the 2013-04-01 21:20:18 by noby noby
Fascinating cubic world.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 21:48:27 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 21:51:32 by landev landev
very nice and clean style with some great effects!
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 22:39:05 by wurstgetrank wurstgetrank
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 22:42:42 by Sir Sir
The music is amazing to me. The visual is great. solid production overall.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-01 23:15:39 by ramon ramon
I totally loved the cube and the roots!
rulezadded on the 2013-04-02 07:16:08 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
Just ran the mac port - it's pretty good, but slow.

First (blocks in space, rippling broken cube) and last (gears) parts run OK, but a bit slow for what's shown (30-45fps at 640*360(?) res).

Middle part (where it seems to turn white): 10 seconds per frame :O No music plays during this part too.

I'm on a 2.4ghz quad i7, 8GB, radeon 6770 1GB, 10.8.3.
added on the 2013-04-02 11:25:07 by psonice psonice
very clean and polished
rulezadded on the 2013-04-02 14:02:03 by gopher gopher
I liked this metallic world..
rulezadded on the 2013-04-02 18:27:30 by rage rage
Enjoyed this a lot! The breaking cube and the vines/text were real highlights for me. Great work :)
rulezadded on the 2013-04-02 18:28:59 by raizor raizor
Once again, a real nice intro!
I loved that shiny gears pr0n :D

And thanks a lot for teh greetings! :3
rulezadded on the 2013-04-02 18:41:13 by rez rez
this one rocks!
rulezadded on the 2013-04-02 20:47:50 by ton ton
rulezadded on the 2013-04-03 02:18:25 by Queen bittin Queen bittin
rulezadded on the 2013-04-03 06:36:46 by provod provod
rulezadded on the 2013-04-03 12:50:09 by Voltage Voltage
Love it! Interesting visuals and a great soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-03 13:44:50 by Xanthe Xanthe
+1 for a bloody nice intro that also happens to work 1/ natively on Linux, 2/ well on my ancient (by PC standards) graphics card.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-03 19:09:52 by TheT TheT
Quite nice.
added on the 2013-04-03 19:25:09 by Cj Cj
didn't have the 'punch' for me like your Buenzli prod did, but this is undeniably of high quality :)
rulezadded on the 2013-04-03 22:32:24 by Alpha C Alpha C
I liked the gears part.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-03 23:31:09 by Rouquemoute Rouquemoute
great, but doesn't work on my AMD 7850 (2GB) . Only shows "Loading", and after that only the white flashes from the intro, but nothing else (music is ok). Core i7 920, Win7 x64, 12GB, Catalyst 13.1.
added on the 2013-04-04 20:29:56 by bartman bartman
rulezadded on the 2013-04-04 20:30:43 by bartman bartman
awful colours.
sucksadded on the 2013-04-05 11:04:49 by cherri kandler cherri kandler
Very very nice! I especially like the growing tree and the cogwheels.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-05 11:23:08 by Mystra Mystra
Effects are cool, i like music but... but...

it will be better on pc with 1920x1080, no screen with this.
720 is xbox isn't it ?
rulezadded on the 2013-04-05 19:06:37 by bermudatatooine bermudatatooine
Wowow wow!
rulezadded on the 2013-04-05 22:00:07 by Emod Emod
great production. cu at demodays this year.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-05 23:07:56 by cosmicollie cosmicollie
many good ideas, but to much annoying blinking
added on the 2013-04-06 16:17:29 by Frequent Frequent
Cool production, can't get the linux port to run at all, but the windows version runs fine in WINE anyway so it's not a big deal :)
rulezadded on the 2013-04-07 04:18:35 by derpistaN derpistaN
Same here, it seems like it tries to access the first sound card in alsa directly, which fails here. I'm just getting white flashes in windows, too, but it works fine in wine for whatever reason.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-07 15:05:44 by CME CME
rulezadded on the 2013-04-07 16:06:57 by moqui moqui
rulezadded on the 2013-04-08 00:09:48 by RufUsul RufUsul
good stuff!
rulezadded on the 2013-04-08 00:12:00 by Maali Maali
Good stuff, but any chance of some credits and a hiqh quality music link??
rulezadded on the 2013-04-10 18:59:29 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
rulezadded on the 2013-04-16 20:10:41 by Pirx Pirx
first you come up with your first demo, which was the best firstro ever in demoscene history, then you come up with a really ace 64k! awesome! whats next?!
rulezadded on the 2013-04-18 19:15:53 by hArDy. hArDy.
@hardy they cheated you and are all oldschool sceners under a new name! ;)

btw. the partyversion makes my pc reset without prior error or warning whatsoever.
added on the 2013-04-20 22:24:22 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
rulezadded on the 2013-04-21 02:30:28 by fyrex fyrex
nice production, but "wheels within wheels" has a better flow.
in addition the whole intro has too little contrast for me.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-21 16:49:09 by a-move a-move
meh blackscreen radeon 4850
I enjoyed the video much, wish I could run it
rulezadded on the 2013-04-28 18:10:30 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
rulezadded on the 2013-05-20 01:10:00 by Fell Fell
Wow, excellent! Very great invitation.
rulezadded on the 2013-06-19 00:00:28 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Mac-Version would not run here:

$ ./horology-tensile-osx-ml
dyld: unknown required load command 0x80000028
Trace/BPT trap: 5
added on the 2013-07-01 14:23:08 by Venty Venty
That ticking mechanism in the last scene. <3
rulezadded on the 2013-08-25 07:09:19 by Zavie Zavie
only get black screen and white flashs here (560 GTX)
added on the 2013-08-25 08:48:12 by Tigrou Tigrou
I love your style! A very solid production, that just lacks a few things to make it memorable.

The beginning felt a bit long (first minute or so), some other parts were a bit long too; you need a bit more variation on the colors. You could have used a bit more sync (sync animations with music). The radial-blur is a bit cheap, but I like it. :)

For a better visual consistency, I'd have removed the gears at the end and used something with the vegetation. I felt that the gears were out of place. Good ending!

Another excellent production from Horology.
rulezadded on the 2013-08-26 23:28:48 by LLB LLB

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