luma by mercury [web]
screenshot added by urs on 2014-02-02 03:30:08
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release date : february 2014
release party : Payback 2014
compo : combined intro
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 113
  • is ok 16
  • sucks 4
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.82
alltime top: #455
added on the 2014-02-02 03:30:08 by urs urs

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we love it!
greetings from sunspire, jonnz, fnorz and ushlak
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 04:00:35 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Great lighting and fx!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 04:25:36 by basscadet basscadet
Best in show.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 04:50:44 by Piru Piru
Brilliant stuff with hypnoglow!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 05:06:00 by leGend leGend
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 09:45:36 by TheT TheT
Not working on AMD/Radeon. Youtube, please.
added on the 2014-02-02 09:54:54 by Manwe Manwe
won't even start on my old machine. so yt/video please :)
Cool idea! It's like an Adrenalin with particles :)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 10:54:13 by Optimus Optimus
i7 core and demo not starts,too! :(
added on the 2014-02-02 11:51:35 by axis axis
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 12:01:00 by ntsc_ ntsc_
nice 64k - gets me into the mood of a nice fair (and makes me want to go to one ;))

Made a capture and added a Youtube :)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 12:21:24 by anni anni
sonic is calling. he wants his casino night zone back.

neat and trippy 64k :) the music is not bad but I'm not sure if I should like it or not.

ps: thanks anni for yt :)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 12:28:14 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
the music makes me wait for Pharrell to start singing We've come too far, to give up who we are So let's raise the bar and our cups to the stars!

but yeah, prettier than Adrenalin :D
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 12:42:43 by Maali Maali
I thought it never stops.
added on the 2014-02-02 12:49:06 by Cj Cj
Great trip! <3
Only thing I would complain about is the lack of a fade-out at the end in the music.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 13:04:55 by xTr1m xTr1m
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 13:33:43 by CHEF-KOCH CHEF-KOCH
Nice idea, good minimalistic intro
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 13:35:55 by BiTL BiTL
Blue screen with a black square and stuttering music, doesn't quit on ESC. (HD5850)
added on the 2014-02-02 13:51:36 by Gargaj Gargaj
I see what you did here, and I approve of it all.
Also, outstanding direction.

Great job guys.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 13:55:02 by Zavie Zavie
(also, thanks for the greetings, much appreciated. :) And the fact it runs smoothly with a middle range GPU is nice.)
added on the 2014-02-02 13:57:10 by Zavie Zavie
Music was a tad boring whoaaaaaa that was pretty.
(also, doesn't run because either AMD or simply too old graphics hardware)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 13:57:25 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 14:08:51 by 4kum4 4kum4
In spite of a clear concept and visuals that appeals to me, the lack of focus and direction both for the visuals and music puts me off.
sucksadded on the 2014-02-02 14:10:44 by lug00ber lug00ber
Damn epic :)
gratz for the music and real nice cam effects ! I like those slight detunes.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 15:09:09 by alkama alkama
Adrenalin 64k. Serisouly guys, this rocks !
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 15:18:50 by Tigrou Tigrou
A bit long and too many bright flashes for me, but otherwise I found it entertaining and pretty :)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 15:51:06 by Dbug Dbug
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 15:52:07 by branch branch
I especially enjoyed the bleeding lights looking really nice.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 16:57:46 by visy visy
great concept and nice glows and speed shifts
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 17:33:08 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
really warm feelings, great lighting and nice music!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 17:42:40 by keito keito
Very nice concept, good execution, and I love the music!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 20:12:16 by Kylearan Kylearan
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 21:01:20 by iks iks
Great 64k!
It somehow feels like the trees don't fit in the scenery for my taste but that doesn't change the fact that i like it :)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 21:03:53 by RbR RbR
LOVE IT!!! Totally amazing atmosphere - being drunk in Disneyland!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 21:22:25 by gigadet gigadet
nice idea. nice feel. good music - did it.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 21:46:53 by yumeji yumeji
fresh! immediately waited for a brutal beat when i first heard the detune :) liked the concept. postfx are great as always!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 21:55:07 by westlicht westlicht
great intro. i love the style. the music is awesome.
could be one of my favourite Mercury releases.
Soester Kirmes.
added on the 2014-02-02 23:27:58 by xxx xxx
Very entertaining !
rulezadded on the 2014-02-02 23:49:21 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
Fucking good <3!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 00:11:01 by XT95 XT95
id give it a weak thumb up (because the music rulez) but apparently i already have...
added on the 2014-02-03 04:03:19 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
shinning bright through the night! great music
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 05:22:05 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
the visuals certainly had a lot of potential, which didn't quite come through in the intro. piggy for that.
added on the 2014-02-03 08:07:47 by psenough psenough
light effects are good, but the demo is too abstract for me. maybe unlinked objects are more easy to fit in 64k than reality scenes...
i like :)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 08:55:21 by neuralnet neuralnet
Interesting style! The music is a tad repetitive and the camera paths seem semi-random, tho.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 08:55:23 by Marq Marq
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 11:54:43 by bonefish bonefish
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 11:59:36 by p01 p01
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 12:10:31 by raizor raizor
Truly lovely all around. Love the postprocessing effects and the theme, as well as the direction.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 12:35:41 by Preacher Preacher
This is so awesome! Digital love put in motion, more of this please :)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 12:51:27 by response response
i think the principles of a fair work very well here.
Flashy lights, chaos, fast changing perspektives with diffuse optics.
And even the corny (but well produced) music fits.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 14:59:16 by a-move a-move
hooo what a cute intro <3
and the music is really nice too!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 15:05:45 by rez rez
The kaleidoscope part and the motion blur were the good bits, the rest just didn't work on any level - the synth stuttering half the time probably didn't help :(
added on the 2014-02-03 15:43:50 by Gargaj Gargaj
Love the visual style and feeling, colors, postfx, music, pretty much everything except direction, which I think could use some tuning. However, I think everything else makes up for it and the whole intro just looks & feels great.

It was also great to meet you urs and cupe and thanks for letting me to take a peek at your demotool - it looked awesome and you gave me a lot of new ideas to think about!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 18:56:51 by firebug firebug
Additive blending strikes again! ;-)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 19:47:44 by Blueberry Blueberry
Probably my favorite production of the whole Payback. Good job guys, congratulations!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 20:13:09 by argasek argasek
Overall gives me the feelings I had in the techno club back in the 90ies, cool.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 20:43:26 by JAC! JAC!
Some individual parts were just insanely beautiful, and the music had it's moments, but overall I'm with lug00ber and firebug on this.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-03 21:01:39 by uncle-x uncle-x
Really nice direction, lovely music, enjoyed it!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-04 05:54:18 by xoofx xoofx
Loved the music in this but from the chord progressions I felt just like Maali :D
rulezadded on the 2014-02-04 07:27:57 by chromag chromag
Everything done right here, from the idea, thru the code, the music-choice, the post-process to the execution.
Feels like being on a fair for some longer -> 6 Beers and some Vodkas later! ;)

Nice to find out black ain´t that bad as a background in a demo, as everyone wants to imply you in todays scene, isn´t it? ;) From an artistic point of view: "You need sth the colors can stand out against" [/BobRoss]

*goingToRemoveMercuryFromGreetingsListNow* :p
rulezadded on the 2014-02-04 12:29:43 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
nice one.
reminded me of http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=5599 :)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-04 12:47:23 by gopher gopher
exactly that. couldn´t remember which demo or which group, although i thought "smash" immediately first. thats why i didnt mention it in the end; my paragraphs are big enough everytime anyway!
- very nice HDR motionblur!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-04 20:29:03 by hornet hornet
rulezadded on the 2014-02-04 20:37:14 by wurstgetrank wurstgetrank
the volksfest feeling ;-)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-05 01:08:52 by RufUsul RufUsul
Not a fan of funfair scenes but great demo!!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-05 11:48:33 by BackSpace BackSpace
Love the motionblur
rulezadded on the 2014-02-05 12:16:00 by skirk skirk
rulezadded on the 2014-02-05 15:09:49 by TropicalTrevor TropicalTrevor
reminds of Adrenalin by SDS ofcoz. nice N.E.O.N. stuff!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-05 19:01:52 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
rulezadded on the 2014-02-05 19:24:26 by Sir Sir
Computerkirmes rules!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-05 20:06:35 by Virgill Virgill
Solid product, the style i like!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-06 00:22:46 by [ej] [ej]
Love the style. The music is awesome. A+
rulezadded on the 2014-02-06 18:44:33 by sigflup sigflup
wow! supercool intro, blows my mind in many ways! there's something warm and soothing to the whole production which is very rare in the demoscene! good job!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-07 04:53:40 by orange orange
That wonderful thing just immediately puts me in a good mood each time I watch it. Thanks a lot for that freshness
rulezadded on the 2014-02-07 10:40:15 by PigPen PigPen
very nice
rulezadded on the 2014-02-07 10:50:48 by Jcl Jcl
Love the glow!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-07 11:18:49 by Widdy Widdy
64k>4k, and here's the perfect example!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-07 12:22:50 by ton ton
I like it ! The motion blur is ace !
rulezadded on the 2014-02-07 19:48:53 by guille^cocoon guille^cocoon
Pretty even though it didn't run on my anicent Windows XP Pro. SP3 box with its ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 Mb of VRAM). :(
added on the 2014-02-08 17:31:55 by AntDude AntDude
Cool stuff, but I hope you'll make this compatible with AMD as well.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-09 11:03:27 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
rulezadded on the 2014-02-09 12:59:24 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
rulezadded on the 2014-02-09 18:31:40 by chavez chavez
I really like the theme! Well done 64k.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-09 19:19:09 by moqui moqui
meant to be thumb up!
I dig the colors and post-proc (plus I'm a sucker for glowy stuff), but the composition of the scenes really put me off. Soundtrack was not bad but a tad too dull to support the visuals. Piggie it is :)
added on the 2014-02-09 19:29:04 by Alpha C Alpha C
So less is not more. More is More ;)
More glow, more colors. hephep!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-10 11:38:46 by tFt tFt
Finally got around to watching it without the mpeg artifacts. Gorgeous blur and glare and all.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-10 14:30:04 by halcy halcy
Nice motion blur!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-10 17:56:56 by Bender Bender
wow great music & fx. i like the whole style, colors and dynamic.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-11 08:35:38 by aTom_fr aTom_fr
There's some really nice work in the "look"-department here, but overall there is no story, no real concept, and the music was just not my cup of tea - it also just goes on and on. Less is more. :)
added on the 2014-02-11 22:06:03 by gloom gloom
great music and graphic, very nice
rulezadded on the 2014-02-12 00:53:27 by robpaine robpaine
I wish I could have ridden on the rollercoaster.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-12 06:34:29 by aaronsb aaronsb
What Gargaj said
Beautiful visuals, awesome music!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-12 10:11:09 by Nuclear Nuclear
Great atmosphere, hypnotic ! Music rocks !
rulezadded on the 2014-02-12 21:57:22 by Hexogen Hexogen
rulezadded on the 2014-02-13 18:08:05 by yzi yzi
wow !! really beautiful visuals with an awesome music !!!
and perhaps a download link for the music ? please !! :)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-13 19:52:53 by neam neam
short and happy
rulezadded on the 2014-02-15 05:07:41 by tyfighter tyfighter
Absolutely love the graphics on this 64k demo!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-16 18:16:05 by SoDa7 SoDa7
I like the analog style !
rulezadded on the 2014-02-16 18:28:16 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
i like the atmosphere
rulezadded on the 2014-02-16 19:43:10 by mueslee mueslee
a bit more events would have been cooler, but this is already megacool.
rulezadded on the 2014-02-16 21:46:02 by wullon wullon
After giving up to turn the brightness down I started to really like it.

Feels a tad repetitive and not that well-synced to the music at times (only watched the video, though), but the atmosphere and the camera shakes are really nice!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-17 17:54:32 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
I'm possibly missing something since some people seem fond of the direction, but it just didn't connect with me at all. I liked the postprocessing, but the lens dirt was distracting.
added on the 2014-02-17 22:50:25 by revival revival
just 64k!? Amazing!
rulezadded on the 2014-02-20 13:56:44 by T_S T_S
We made a final. It even runs on ATi.

enjoy! <3
added on the 2014-02-20 15:29:28 by cupe cupe
Feels like a new intro :) But again you didn't fade out the music in the end. It ends with a click.
added on the 2014-02-20 16:23:10 by xTr1m xTr1m
Wish fairs were as nice as this!
added on the 2014-02-20 22:17:27 by baah baah
Feels like a new intro :) But again you didn't fuck out the men in the end. It ends with a dick.

FIX_ATI = fmul(i,anal); // still an anagram, as in the previously masturbated oneliner already! :p
*putting back mercury on the cracksList!*
anagram of "luma final" btw! :p
(you delivered, i exxagerated based on postFX, your fault! :p)
OMG! This is a really nice concept. Amazing, how showing less can give so much more (compared e.g. to SD/Adrenalin). I'm personally totally blown away by the shaky and really abstract/blurry scenes. Could have been one of my new favorites, if it would have been even more abstract and vage.

And obviously you remember this from Siggraph :-)
rulezadded on the 2014-02-21 00:08:17 by pixtur pixtur
@pixtur: oh you! :)
added on the 2014-02-21 01:07:13 by abductee abductee
Doesn't work on ATI 6850...
sucksadded on the 2014-02-22 20:22:06 by peturba peturba
Absolutely new approach to the demo. Neonish ideas are known, but noone has never apporached it in such a simple thus effective way! Good direction, music and code. I really nejoyed this ine and imagine what the demo did to the partyplace audience!


Does not work so yeah, let's DUMB DOWN.... (palmface).
rulezadded on the 2014-02-26 20:35:01 by sim sim
Can't really not thumb it up, but it feels like a flyby. Pretty one though...
rulezadded on the 2014-02-27 00:45:01 by raer raer
Whoowhooo! Blinkenlights achterbahn in my head! I fucking love it.
I especially loved the keleidoscope part, that was pure dope.
rulezadded on the 2014-03-01 10:05:19 by v3nom v3nom
trippy :)
rulezadded on the 2014-03-02 00:07:51 by Thorjak Thorjak
Mercury should just go and start making the videos for Daft Punk.
rulezadded on the 2014-03-10 21:34:26 by Mithaldu Mithaldu
rulezadded on the 2014-03-17 12:31:02 by cutcha cutcha
music! Heard it on Scenes from the Burgh and started compulsively searching all scene sites for it :) Search key => trackname = lumerica
rulezadded on the 2014-03-18 03:58:55 by cxw cxw
Also fantastic optical effects (dispersion, persistence, halo, lens flare, ...). A well-deserved win.
added on the 2014-03-18 18:33:40 by cxw cxw
rulezadded on the 2014-03-26 17:57:52 by Mystra Mystra
thanks 4 the final! \o/
nice 64k, the fun fair theme is horribly cheesy though
rulezadded on the 2014-04-16 22:02:34 by T$ T$
good title is FUNFAIR, no ?! ^^
rulezadded on the 2014-04-21 21:33:54 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
rulezadded on the 2014-04-24 10:11:43 by rpfr rpfr
rulezadded on the 2014-04-24 23:12:18 by SX1Freak SX1Freak
I love it!
rulezadded on the 2014-05-10 20:03:38 by Gracek Gracek
Another Glanzleistung =)

good work mates.
rulezadded on the 2014-06-13 13:20:49 by AMI_TRS AMI_TRS
A virtual trip to the fun fair? Count me in! I like this a lot!
rulezadded on the 2014-06-17 16:24:11 by SunSpire SunSpire
Win7 64bit Ultimate
HD 5870, 12GB RAM, Phenom II x6 1090T clocked at 3.75Ghz
Running the ATI final version, gives me not the scene that I see on Youtube at all.
rulezadded on the 2014-07-06 00:07:07 by MISTERAMD MISTERAMD
nice music .. but the rest..
sucksadded on the 2014-08-10 13:23:02 by joe joe
ugly and messy.
sucksadded on the 2014-08-10 16:56:55 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Absolutely loved it. The indirect approach, where instead of showing things, things are just suggested, it works great. Leaves space for the viewer's imagination. Plus, the sound track to die for.
rulezadded on the 2014-08-16 12:36:42 by introspec introspec
Great stuffs!
rulezadded on the 2014-08-19 16:10:19 by potasmic potasmic
i like this
rulezadded on the 2014-09-22 23:36:32 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
great visuals
rulezadded on the 2014-09-23 13:51:25 by anvil's earwax anvil's earwax
added on the 2014-09-23 16:58:47 by Maissi Maissi
The stars on the ferris wheel are kind of goofy on my end (R9 290), really awesome prod otherwise!
rulezadded on the 2015-01-12 12:44:28 by gbx gbx
Работает AMD R9 270x ( 13.12 ) :)
rulezadded on the 2015-03-04 13:33:26 by DIMABOOZ DIMABOOZ
It's... interesting. But cool.
rulezadded on the 2015-04-05 20:44:18 by AntonioND AntonioND

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