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Rift by The Black Lotus [web]
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screenshot added by mayday on 2014-04-21 14:53:12
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release date : april 2014
release party : Revision 2014
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 208
  • is ok 19
  • sucks 1
popularity : 3%
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public choiceLow End Graphics
  • rulez 0.91
  • cdcs 6
alltime top: #123
added on the 2014-04-21 14:53:12 by mayday mayday

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rulez added on the 2014-04-21 14:55:47 by unbeliever^x7m unbeliever^x7m
Roxxxxx!!!!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 14:56:47 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Utterly massive demo... TBL strikes again... luckily :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:03:56 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
Great to see that fullscreen gfx still have their place in todays demos. Some great effects and masterful graphics. Especially the greetings part was insane! The music sounded to be really well executed although i wouldn't have mind something thematically different :)
Congratulations for taking the crown in the competition! See you next time.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:07:45 by CONS CONS
Just A W E S O M E!!!!
rulezcdc added on the 2014-04-21 15:09:25 by BackSpace BackSpace
AMIIIIIIIIGAAAAAA!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:12:24 by jintake jintake
nice comeback
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:13:00 by psenough psenough
Brilliant. Too bad some rendering bugs give it away at moments (especially the ballerina, which is so well animated otherwise, and the rose), but some scenes are quite on the impressive side of the scale. The greetings part has some serious style.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:17:17 by Zavie Zavie
Neat demo. Beautiful in every aspect.
Great effects. This time even a bit faster than in previous TBL demos.
The soundtrack is remarkably good.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:17:37 by ham ham
TBL at the Revision 2014 prizegiving ceremony: "We're TBL and we're back!"

Amen for that! =)
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:18:11 by mayday mayday
Utterly massive!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:20:04 by uncle-x uncle-x
Massive.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:28:58 by fizzer fizzer
Another great TBL prod ... unfortunately with ripped scenes again :\
added on the 2014-04-21 15:29:29 by p01 p01
Great comeback with nice Demo and great graphics!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:30:26 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
love
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:38:08 by Rork Rork
brill demo, >especially< the soundtrack. which is awesome. <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:39:30 by ne7 ne7
TBL + amiga. <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:41:20 by psonice psonice
I approve
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:47:27 by grip grip
Massive! What a wonderful comeback.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:49:55 by Cj Cj
Nothing against ripping scenes/concepts when you can reproduce them on an Amiga AGA :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:58:06 by dixan dixan
Ah, and Blaizer... yes.
added on the 2014-04-21 15:59:31 by dixan dixan
very nice!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 16:05:01 by shadez shadez
"We are TBL and we are back!"
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 16:05:27 by mccnex mccnex
TBL is BACK :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 16:07:07 by ruplik ruplik
Liked everything except the landscape thing, it just felt so mediocre compared to the other scenes that were really nice. Great track as well.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 16:20:51 by visy visy
I don't really know how to go through this except part by part. The blue cube is nice, though a bit "low-fidelity". Credits are neat, I'd compliment on the idea but it's lifted. They would've also been more interesting if it wasn't just series of pictures. Rotating model... impressive but not interesting. Same goes with the fractal, impressive but it doesn't look good. The window smashing doesn't look very good either. The landscape seems to have a pretty high quality texture, but the the geometry is way too lowpoly and looks like a complete filler. Greets are cool, very even and good looking visually. The danver is alright, I like the animation, but the scene around it is just odd for the context. Also the z-fighting is preeeetty bad. The flower is just ok, I don't like the ground texture. The track is a good one, though the mix seems a bit messy, gotta wait for a higher quality version. I found it lacking a lot of the qualities I adore in TBL demos: cohesion (both inter-scene and with the music), drive and a superb sense of design. It certainly isn't bad, but I need to see this a few more times to make up my mind.
added on the 2014-04-21 16:36:16 by noby noby
The apes are back in town.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 16:44:43 by chromag chromag
nice
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 16:54:46 by ferris ferris
Obvious winner and has some really nice stuff ( + trademark oomph!) but it feels even more unfinished than usual. If this had been 10-12 years ago danes and poles would have been queuing up to re-implement some of the parts in "more technically polished but much less bombastic" ways. ;)

All in all this is most likely the best 060-release we'll see this year, even after the "omgomgomg they're back!"-factor wears off.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 16:56:31 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Rocks.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:06:54 by Buckethead Buckethead
Thanks for all the comments. We will make sure to fix the sorting issues to the final version we just didn't have the time to do it before the compo.
added on the 2014-04-21 17:11:35 by emoon emoon
Nice work!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:16:09 by keops keops
Ok I saw it in much better quality now, have your thumb!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:18:02 by noby noby
Runs smooth as F on my Amiga :) And yeah, Z glitches but I understand it was a fight to the finish so rest up after the big one! And then make a final version with the as usual excellent TBL quality \o/
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:20:52 by Photon Photon
Definitely rocks.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:22:12 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
Massive !
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:30:10 by Hexogen Hexogen
excellent ! rocks !
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:36:34 by yogibeer yogibeer
glitchy
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:37:06 by provod provod
Enjoyed the greetings part and the soundtrack, otherwise a mixed bag. Some good looking stuff with some plain fugly parts and sadly the usual blatant content ripping. Piggie it is.
added on the 2014-04-21 17:40:35 by break break
The best from the party this year.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:57:31 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
Sharp visuals and design and that Amiga tech we all love. Massive soundtrack too!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 18:12:07 by dv$ dv$
Brings the hidden alive
rulezcdc added on the 2014-04-21 18:14:49 by tripper tripper
Some good parts, some less so. Felt kinda soulless and rushed :/
added on the 2014-04-21 18:16:46 by Marq Marq
Excellent.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 18:17:55 by stf stf
An outstanding sublime demoshow
added on the 2014-04-21 18:25:22 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Yes!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 18:29:22 by FOSTER FOSTER
just excellent
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 18:30:21 by Sir Sir
Great!!!!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 18:33:37 by Reloaded Reloaded
Almost so cool as with Louie:)
Blockbuster soundtrack by Blaizer and some good scenes here. Keep on!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 19:11:12 by diver diver
Amiga feeling once again !!!! Excellent !
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 19:20:36 by skido skido
Massive.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 19:30:06 by kusma kusma
Brilliant. Amiga RULEZ!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 19:48:21 by Q-Master Q-Master
I. LOVE. IT!!! So good to have TBL back! \o/
rulezcdc added on the 2014-04-21 19:50:42 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Some very good scenes surrounded by too much filler.
added on the 2014-04-21 19:51:03 by algorias algorias
Impressive
added on the 2014-04-21 19:52:46 by Kris Kris
IMHO: "ripping" is a pretty harsh term being thrown around here. Clearly some parts were heavily inspired by existing works, and those inspirations turned into recreations, but recreating and reinterpreting something isn't the same as ripping, especially not in the demoscene sense.

As far as the demo goes it was pretty good and a natural winner, but lacked some of the polish and detailing I've come to expect from TBL. That said, it's a damn massive and solid demo.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 19:54:04 by gloom gloom
Nice Comeback...
One 💙 Love
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 20:10:37 by Morden Morden
What Zavie said, so looking forward to a final version. :) The scene with the lightning in the background was marvellous. Wonderful rendering there.
Welcome back, TBL!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 20:16:11 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Awesome.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 20:29:28 by las las
bomb
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 20:56:33 by ISL ISL
The Greetings !!!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 20:59:50 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
COMPO MURDERER :D :D :D. Not very polished and we've seen the formula in previous prods as well as quite a number of those effects, but I don't care. This is amazing :). Tremendous work! I hope that this is a comeback that last :).
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 21:02:14 by elfan elfan
Great to see you back on stage, gentlemen! Massive stuff, but overall not as well designed and good looking as in some of your other demos. Also I have to say that the music is some truely bombastic piece of sound, but sounds a bit too monotonous. Seems that my expectations for a genius like Blaizer are too much.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 21:05:29 by Bobic Bobic
Now I need that extra FastRAM...
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 21:06:27 by skan skan
Fucking splendid.
Looks damn good and runs very smooth on a 50MHz 060. Only downsides are the ballet dancer (it's hand animated which is probably hard work, but it doesn't look very good) and numerous small glitches in nearly all 3D objects. Maybe this will be fixed in a final version (still waiting for the announced final of Starstruck).
Apparently Blaizer jumped on the Dubstep train now. His tune sounds quite good, but I prefer his earlier soundtracks.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 21:26:48 by pintcat pintcat
O_o--b
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 21:28:46 by aha aha
RONKESTOFF!!!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 21:49:42 by tFt tFt
A bit overrated or namevoted I think, there some recycled scenes (girl dancing from Ocean Machine or "what was that" TBL demo) and some glitches. Lack of coherency between scenes and more design.

As far as I love Olof Gustafsson themes, I must admit, that Blaizer can do far better music than cheap wubwubwub.

After outstanding and legendary Starstruck I was expected more. (I know expectations always suck)
Felt rushed but I enjoyed it.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:12:14 by branch branch
Ah, so nice that you are back! There's a lot of nice inspirations there. It's good to subscribe vimeo's stuff picks :). Probably you also use the agisoft scanning technique like shown here: http://vimeo.com/87460613. That's good :). Except for the terrain filler ( again ;) ) everything is so nice. I loved the raymarching parts and the music. Cheers! It's time for us to get out of the hole :).
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:14:58 by bonzaj bonzaj
Doesn't seem to follow any specific direction but still a treat!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:29:17 by darkus darkus
I will wait the final version for my thumb-up, as it is it now there are quite many visual and consistency issues that makes it not as enjoyable as it could have been :)
added on the 2014-04-21 22:35:13 by Dbug Dbug
TBL is back!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:59:10 by _10b0 _10b0
Additional note: the animated skybox lightning (an assumption on my part, feel free to correct) was a damn fine idea!
added on the 2014-04-21 23:03:02 by gloom gloom
Good to have TBL back.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 23:50:03 by datsua datsua
TBL once again. Had high expectations, this was even better.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 01:10:17 by Rebb Rebb
AWEsome, thx god for creating TBL !
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 01:23:28 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
Great demo! as always from TBL!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 02:01:38 by dakota dakota
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 03:01:46 by nhi nhi
fucking awesome!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 03:58:50 by Nuclear Nuclear
expecting a final with falcon support now =)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 05:42:08 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Great design, but the 50 MB size is definitely too much
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 08:17:05 by at0m at0m
Loved the voxels especially!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 08:24:35 by xeron xeron
A TBL demo, front and center: Female characters (bonus, if dancing)? Check. Mountainscape? Check. Impressive 3d? Check. Overbearing soundtrack? You bet. Extensive greetings part and "borrowed" ideas? Absolutely. Disjointed scenes? Sure, why not. Clipping polygons everywhere? Err... what's up with that?! ;)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 09:01:01 by tomaes tomaes
Nice to have TBL back.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 09:01:11 by sLASH_1 sLASH_1
looking forward to the final version! without the sorting issues this would be superb (don't get me wrong. it _IS_ awesome with them as well.)

And whats more important! Welcome back. I have missed your demos!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 09:03:58 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
The recent TBL demos all look the same to me. Why not make something... different next time? Even though most of the stuff looks quite okay, it feels a bit boring, since I saw it countless times already. And I am not a coder, mind you, so I don't know if there is any new technical prowess here.

Only the statue looks quite super detailed and awesome to me. The lightning in the background also made for a very simple, yet effective... effect. The flyby landscapes - even though with great textures - are a bit boring by now. :I
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 10:01:34 by elend elend
Awesome greetings part.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 11:15:45 by gaspode gaspode
pleasant surprise. not the best tbl prod though, and at times I found the wub-wub annoying.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 11:32:26 by pista pista
Well, the dust has landed and after those countless times I've been watching this production again and again, I still think it's a brilliant demo! :)

Ok, I've always been a Amiga man, but still, this demo kicks ass. It's unpolished, yes, but somehow I like the "raw" feeling it has. Even if it feels like Starstruck V2.

If you take a closer look to all the effects, you can clearly see they didn't invent the wheel again; it has many similarities with their previous production. There's dancing woman, a landscaspe flight, breaking glass etc. But there are also couple of new effects. And don't really care if they borrowed some ideas from Vimeo. For me it's good to see, that they can reproduce those videoeffects using good old Amiga ;)

But like I said, the somehow raw and unpolished feeling, together with one of the best demo soundtracks ever, makes this production so special to me and it's also one of the best comeback productions for a long time what I've seen!. I almost dropped a tear when I saw this from the partystream when it was shown.. ;) So much I have had hopes for TBL to return someday and when I saw the text "So we meet again.." before the demo started, it was like seeing an good old friend again after so many years :)

It's good to have TBL back. And hopefully we'll see more stuff soon!
added on the 2014-04-22 11:44:13 by mayday mayday
It's good to have you back :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:01:42 by mueslee mueslee
rocks!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:07:07 by dstar dstar
Awesome! For me the best what I see this year.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:41:38 by Flops Flops
I love the greetings sceene.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 13:00:30 by GumBoy GumBoy
Some little visual artefacts with girl + rose but overall - fantastic! Loved the exploding windows.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 13:21:03 by norecess norecess
wow !! you back:)))
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 13:27:48 by nox nox
A great prod, sexy sparse voxels and the fat chick's hair i really liked the detail on. The Elude prod edges it for me though.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 13:52:50 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
TBL <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 13:57:51 by kurli kurli
Even if it's not as great as older TBL demos it's nice to see them back. I mean, I have seen a more immersive and good looking landscape from TBL before, some other scenes were not so great, but there are few nice touches at least, breaking windows, precalced gloss reflection on image, that fractal think and very kick ass music.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 14:10:29 by Optimus Optimus
Brutal.

Such a joy to see TBL back.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 14:20:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
Not my favorite from TBL but still awesome
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 14:24:21 by _SoLO_ _SoLO_
TB effing L!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 14:27:58 by Tarmil Tarmil
Good show!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 15:18:34 by novel novel
Woho!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 15:37:15 by Frequent Frequent
Super very good show.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 16:07:34 by Cefa68000 Cefa68000
awesome, fluid. amazing animation work, too, the movement of that dancer was ridic well done. don't even mind the triangle sorting breaking sometimes, but deffers even better if you get them sorted for a final.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 18:19:42 by halcy halcy
Nice stuff!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 18:39:25 by Kojote Kojote
On point!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 18:40:49 by LovCAPONE LovCAPONE
Loved every part of it
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 18:54:49 by urs urs
Nice, but a little unpolished.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 19:32:23 by netx netx
a thousand times "yes"
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 19:48:09 by Alpha C Alpha C
It's a very cool demo. I especially like the graffiti scene.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 20:00:25 by ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
excellent
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 21:29:15 by spritus spritus
Fucking awesome TBL is back and kicking swedish amigascene ftw :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 21:55:29 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
It does not work on A1200 with ACA 1220. Should it work? What are minimum requirements?
added on the 2014-04-22 22:07:00 by stRing stRing
awesome
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 22:36:41 by cupe cupe
awesome !
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 22:42:12 by jegougou jegougou
Ok, now I can see why it do not work on A1200 with ACA 1220 :) It needs more power than I though :D
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 23:00:51 by stRing stRing
Quote:
expecting a final with falcon support now =)


Plus one from me.
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 00:26:40 by CiH CiH
ruled!
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 01:53:05 by rudi rudi
Under pressure production - very big expectations. Not even close to Starstruck but I like it (greetings part, especially). Welcome back TBL.
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 07:47:45 by xeen xeen
Demoscene's favourite one trick pony is back :) Not even close to Starstruck, but still a quality release. Should be named "Recycled Leftovers" though :)
added on the 2014-04-23 09:58:17 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
BÄM!
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 11:39:37 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
It's really great to see TBL is finally back. But honestly spoken, I have seen better productions from them.
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 12:58:43 by ghandy ghandy
Soundtrack by Blaizer is massive and nice graphics/design as usual but the sorting/clipping bugs really spoil the demo for me. I'll wait for the final to make up my mind, so far: nice demo but could've been better.
added on the 2014-04-23 13:07:59 by StingRay StingRay
Liked it. The credits are cool!
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 13:27:08 by raer raer
Some people requested the music and with permission from Blaizer here it is: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5205843/Rift.mp3
added on the 2014-04-23 14:05:33 by emoon emoon
Awesome...worked well on the bigscreen.... \o/ TBL is back..
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 14:09:50 by Premium Premium
Some screens are really awesome, the greetings part is so beautiful! Fix the sorting bug and it will be another perfect Tbl demo!
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 14:37:40 by Jamie_Skarla Jamie_Skarla
Awesome track, beautiful graphics.

√ Having a TBL demo released at your own party
rulezcdc added on the 2014-04-23 14:39:47 by D.Fox D.Fox
Impressive!
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 15:03:50 by phaazon phaazon
very impressive!
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 15:06:40 by dipswitch dipswitch
some nice scenes but overall boring code pr0n.
Some nice scenes and overall code porn.
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 15:14:19 by Preacher Preacher
TBL.
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 15:59:35 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
Impressive comeback!
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 16:14:18 by toms toms
Welcome Back! :-)
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 17:06:11 by spiked-maniac spiked-maniac
the initial cube scene and the dancer looked too unfinished and glitchy, but the rest fits together pretty nicely (incl. obvious code pr0n comment).
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 18:26:52 by toxie toxie
TBL's comeback was like a cherry on top of the Revision cake
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 20:23:04 by flure flure
Ripped scenes / lack of credit.
sucks added on the 2014-04-23 20:55:52 by mrdoob mrdoob
It's amazing how TBL can always mesmerize you happily....
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 22:44:32 by Spewk Spewk
Massive sound, massive framerate. Good codework,emoon!
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 08:09:28 by Corial Corial
Good stuff, sphere-fractal, music and (plagiarized) scenes were awesome!
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 12:00:23 by hornet hornet
I must admit that the z-fighting polygons made me cringe during the presentation.
Still, there's some really cool stuff here, it's running wauy faster than usual, and in a bigger part of the screen.

Biggest complaint? The music asks for SO MUCH more action on the screen!!!

I welcome you back - now stay! :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 12:05:51 by Puryx Puryx
TLB is back with a massive demo. I dream of a port onto Falcon060.
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 13:43:14 by marss marss
finally :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 14:03:10 by teo teo
nice
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 18:54:46 by fyrex fyrex
Thumbs up for sure, but expected more... felt too rushed and unpolished.
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 22:24:26 by Daniel Daniel
epic!! makes me wanna try to do something on aga, :)))
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 23:28:32 by bonefish bonefish
This is excellent stuff of course, but somehow I liked "starstruck" much more. I think it's mostly because of the soundtrack which I find a bit too industrial for my liking. Still ruled the bigscreen and the compo! Congrats :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-25 03:13:45 by SunSpire SunSpire
Cool
rulez added on the 2014-04-25 03:27:54 by BiTL BiTL
Great demo!
rulez added on the 2014-04-25 06:33:27 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
AWESOME!!! congrats!
rulez added on the 2014-04-25 06:50:46 by Silent Silent
Extremely kewl soundtrack! But I'll wait for the final and hope lot will be fixed by then:

• polygon sorting
• 2nd fractal totally bypass the potential of the soundtrack, flash yes?
• Overall better direction/cams - generally very static cam. Especially in the opening scene with the blue box.
• that landscape - are we talking 16 colors here? ...and again, cam is really bad. Sky looks ... blue :)
• Credits - way too slow.
• The end scene with the rose doesn't make much sense - as in, nothing really happens?!
• Really cool greetings, but way too static - zoom in on those greetings or something!

A part from the above nitpicking, this demo is a really fresh come back and comes with really cool ideas. Keep em' coming!

Og SKÅL!
added on the 2014-04-25 19:52:27 by maytz maytz
In that frame rate the credits could be realtime of course but my guess is that a designer animated and composited it in after effects and you ended up just having it as an image sequence. Which I think is not a crime :) It would have required a ton of bespoke code to achieve in that quality.

The rest of the demo is great despite being a bit of a mess at times. Obviously some parts like the landscape are just filler. I guess the z fighting was a bug which I hope can be fixed.

I think the overall frame rate had improved from previous TBL demos which was nice.
rulez added on the 2014-04-25 20:39:54 by dodke dodke
cool!
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 10:07:31 by skarab skarab
yay, TBL <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 13:08:47 by Maali Maali
Not bad, but I wasn't crazy about its tune.
added on the 2014-04-26 16:42:02 by AntDude AntDude
Always a treat to get a new TBL demo, and this one doesn't dissapoint again, love the greetings scene, and the music is packing a punch as well!
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 17:17:21 by keito keito
what Zavie said
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 17:33:31 by wullon wullon
Impressive!
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 18:20:24 by BeheriT BeheriT
is it possible to share gfx from this demo? Black dress girl
Not bad for Amiga. ;) No, it's damn fantastic. A few Z-Axis bugs too much @compo, but what the hell. This worked so welll.
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 22:38:55 by vscd vscd
you are TBL, and you are back.
rulez added on the 2014-04-27 15:48:38 by _docd _docd
Agnus, Paula, Denise and TBL : Thank you for one of the best demo ever.
rulez added on the 2014-04-27 17:03:47 by oxb oxb
ok, this is good.

but.

1) raytracing on amiga is a pretty brave behaviour in general
2) making a skirt out of 3 polygons is again kind of brave
3) commiting a fucking texture loop bug (in the landscape) is something i would shaming myself over when i was fucking 15 years old, did you ever code a fucking texture code?!?!

4) making the winner demo, with the last closing cathartic moment having so stupid rendering moment that even my musician's child's pet cat can code better, now that's exceptionally fucking brave
rulez added on the 2014-04-27 17:47:42 by blala blala
to summarize, you wont get a living from writing fucking polyfillers
added on the 2014-04-27 17:57:13 by blala blala
So.. the "texture loop bug" isn't a bug in the texture mapper but due to seams between the landscape patches. And FYI I have implemented the occlusion software rasterizer used in all Frostbite powered games (BF3/BF4 and more) so I actually get a living from polyfilters.
added on the 2014-04-27 18:51:33 by emoon emoon
Make that polyfillers
added on the 2014-04-27 18:52:20 by emoon emoon
Soon, we're going to add this demo to the Black Lotus Demography Compilation:
http://thecompany.pl/game/The+Black+Lotus+Demography ^^
added on the 2014-04-28 03:41:44 by Anthrox Anthrox
After jumping through several hoops to get the required RAM free I had a blast with the enjoyable framerate overall.
Again the inspiration got a little too close for the credits in my personal viewpoint. The Rubens'ish statue I was staring at in utter disbelief regarding detail and speed, gorgeous.
Total kudos for getting busy again on the real thang after so many years.
Now I hope for a final version in due time that fixes the nasty z-sorting, the landscape-seam and some polishing of the chrome (say, lighting in the fractals would look awesome).
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 09:08:27 by d0DgE d0DgE
Amiga 060/aga rulez revision 2014!! gratz for the your work!
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 11:51:25 by sINk sINk
awesome demo with a massive soundtrack
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 16:51:17 by nekomono nekomono
Awesome demo.
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 17:01:36 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
awesome entertainment.. it's been a while since I've seen a great demo.

I had to bump the stacksize to 20000 for my system, as the default 10k wasn't enough.

Looking forward to see the fixed version!
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 21:03:56 by tomse tomse
that's the spirit!
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 22:19:06 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
super!
rulez added on the 2014-04-29 16:42:18 by pera pera
the track is so massive, it dropped your mom <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-29 19:03:38 by nemesis nemesis
It was an honor to finally handle a TBL demo in the compo as an organizer. I loved the stuff, lets hope you are back to stay. :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-29 19:32:46 by Charlie Charlie
Insane !
rulez added on the 2014-04-30 21:58:44 by alkama alkama
Awwwwwwsome.
rulez added on the 2014-05-01 10:02:32 by quiller quiller
Very entertaining, tasty. Thanks.
rulez added on the 2014-05-01 15:24:07 by ponce ponce
Great skeezing of the Amiga. The z fighting / sorting is too distracting sometimes and WTF is that mountain doing there?
rulez added on the 2014-05-01 16:01:44 by xernobyl xernobyl
Sooo damn good to know having you back! :)
The whole thing is bombastic...very well done once again!
Either you bought the unlimited detail technology or, to stay real, you coded your voxel-engine to perfection! Looks way to good for Amiga, even 060...simply awesome!
Music fits perfectly, maybe the visuals arent always on par with what the music implies, but is absolutely ok as is!
EAT THIS, PC! :p
AMIIIIIGAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!
rulez added on the 2014-05-02 05:12:39 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
great scenes and massive graphics, but a bit incoherent
rulez added on the 2014-05-02 11:53:59 by v3nom v3nom
looks good but lacks soul. and i don't like the music at all. piggie.
Not as coherent as some previous TBL-demos, and the sorting bugs in some of the 3D-scenes were really annoying. But still, a great demo.
rulez added on the 2014-05-03 09:47:23 by britelite britelite
So uh, in hindsight, was the 16Bit remix of Machine Gun in the briefing for the soundtrack?
added on the 2014-05-06 14:42:17 by Gargaj Gargaj
Massive. Great soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2014-05-09 23:51:53 by sm sm
awesome
rulez added on the 2014-05-10 15:14:26 by CHEF-KOCH CHEF-KOCH
great stuff even i don't like some parts of the music
rulez added on the 2014-05-12 20:51:44 by RA RA
Fantastic demo and a well deserved thumb up. But I wish people would make demos for stock Amigas instead. Limited machines should be limited. And the demos should be possible to view for everybody with an Amiga (AGA or ECS (if ECS)), without having to buy expensive (and hard to find?) upgrades. Might as well make a soft rendered demo for an old P1. My 2c only ;). But the demo by itself is a beauty!
rulez added on the 2014-05-13 10:06:58 by nbm nbm
Very nice demo, have no idea how that "raymarching" is but, unusually, its the music that does not work. Too much "FX" too much time.
rulez added on the 2014-05-13 11:37:22 by leGend leGend
I like!
rulez added on the 2014-05-18 03:54:45 by daXX daXX
A few screens have that "haven't i seen this before in some other TBL demo" tag, but still it's a terrific demo - Apparently TBL has set standards they're now being measured against themselves ;-)
rulez added on the 2014-05-19 20:19:43 by Paranoid Paranoid
A nice final version! There has been some improvements with the clipping issues, some new sync effects and rain effect in the credits part. And of course some other polishing here and there! Me like! :)
added on the 2014-05-20 10:33:55 by mayday mayday
@emoon
Second thumb up!!! Now, both are up!! Thanks a lot for the effort.
added on the 2014-05-20 13:10:37 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
:) me likes
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 17:43:16 by jok jok
Thanks for the final guys, this is soooo much more enjoyable (for me at least) now, amazing what difference "a few" bug fixes make. Great demo, here's the well deserved thumb! :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 17:58:57 by StingRay StingRay
Looks great, sounds good, great stuff. Love it <3
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 22:56:53 by Triace Triace
Respect for the final version. Well deserved thumb up. Excellent Amiga demo. Great graphics/code/scenes and excellent color palettes. Good work.
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 23:23:44 by slayer slayer
Imagine second thumb here for the final. :)
I was waiting for the final and here is deserved thumb. Scenes are perfect now except the strange mountains. Anyway I still like the 2nd place a little bit more ;o)
rulez added on the 2014-05-21 00:47:09 by jack-3d jack-3d
Even better as the party version... no glitches anymore, greatest respect for that one, you TBL guys are true Demoscene magicians :)
added on the 2014-05-25 22:14:07 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
kinda lost bout the direction, but this is great still.
rulez added on the 2014-06-10 02:34:33 by iks iks
Great to see TBL back. Some scenes are terrific, some maybe a bit more average (at least with TBL standards). But all in all an enjoyable experience.
rulez added on the 2014-06-20 18:06:57 by Sdw Sdw
awesome demo
awesome
rulez added on the 2014-07-04 22:38:29 by T$ T$
Great demo, but i don't like the scratches in music. Welcome back !!!
rulez added on the 2014-07-15 13:50:44 by DJM/DTA DJM/DTA
Wow! It was so awesome! :O
rulez added on the 2014-08-03 01:26:32 by mke mke
http://www.youtubemultiplier.com/53e105757756b-the-black-lotus-rift-party-versio n-vs-final-versio.php

Party version vs. final version :)
added on the 2014-08-05 18:28:16 by mayday mayday
Too 90s to me. sorry.
added on the 2014-09-10 23:12:39 by twh twh
One great Amiga prod! :)
rulez added on the 2014-09-18 18:43:28 by ramon ramon
Forgotten thumb
rulez added on the 2014-09-24 18:56:18 by Maissi Maissi
What twh said but... that music and art...
rulez added on the 2014-10-09 00:52:07 by _avkh _avkh
Wow. And nice fouette.
rulez added on the 2014-10-14 15:53:25 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
Hell yeah, incredible music too.
rulez added on the 2014-10-26 22:22:13 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
phew. just amazing. hopefully you guys wont leave it so long next time.
rulez added on the 2014-10-28 06:32:12 by pear pear
TBL!
rulez added on the 2014-10-28 17:27:44 by san_im san_im
Excellent, despite the overly wubby music.
rulez added on the 2014-10-28 17:58:31 by ccr ccr
Oh my god, wow. That was seriously too good to be true.

Those ripped scenes though, that was extra uncool. I'll probably never understand how an otherwise amazing prod would require lifting imagery from existing work almost frame by frame (surely there's a difference between this and a homage. Glitch by kewlers is an example of a homage). Weren't the best scenes either in my opinion.
added on the 2014-12-31 17:32:30 by moozooh moozooh
!
rulez added on the 2015-01-03 12:56:13 by superplek superplek
There is now a download link for the Falcon port. Requires 060 and 50Hz monitor. Enjoy!
added on the 2015-01-04 23:34:59 by Kalms Kalms
Quote:
There is now a download link for the Falcon port. Requires 060 and 50Hz monitor. Enjoy!


I've known this was coming for a little while (even before it was shown at Sillyventure 2014) but nice to see it out in the wild. Thanks for doing this one for us Kalms!

Shame I've only one thumb to give. Ah well, let's see you again sometime soon TBL.
added on the 2015-01-04 23:52:10 by CiH CiH
Now available on your favourite platform : ATARI ! :) if someone had told me 2 decades ago that Amiga demos would have a second life on Atari :)
rulez added on the 2015-01-06 11:10:26 by stsurvivor stsurvivor
Really nice demo, the music is well suited with gfx. Pouet admin: could you add a "aga 60" platform? At first I though it runs on a standard 1200! (ouch!)
rulez added on the 2015-01-08 15:20:33 by leonard leonard
rulez!
rulez added on the 2015-01-09 12:45:13 by rloaderro rloaderro
Awesome!!! Anyone got a video-file on the final version online?
rulez added on the 2015-01-13 23:46:24 by prowler prowler
Have just seen this cool demo on Falcon!
Thanks! <3
rulez added on the 2015-01-18 15:06:29 by baah baah
Impressive ! Good too see such an 'amiga styled' demo on Falcon.
Atari port should have required a lot of work, coding, tools, ...

Thanks for this great work !! :)
rulez added on the 2015-01-18 20:26:55 by hylst hylst
I love this demo! Great work! Especially the soundtrack. Thanks a lot! Btw, I wonder if there is a soundtrack "source code" available anywhere. Is it a mod/xm file or was it prepared as a generic mp3 recording?
rulez added on the 2015-01-21 03:07:10 by MichaelB MichaelB
TBL? Demo? Whoooooah.
rulez added on the 2015-02-16 02:58:47 by andr00 andr00
TBL roxxoring
rulez added on the 2015-02-16 03:03:11 by lsl lsl
@MichaelB: The soundtrack was made using whatever tools the musician wanted to use, and delivered to us as a WAV file. We then compressed it using an ADPCM-like compressor. The compressed version of the soundtrack is what the demo uses. The MP3 soundtrack download link above is the best we can offer you.
added on the 2015-03-11 23:56:37 by Kalms Kalms
Time for my thumb up emoon and kalms! It was about time..

Now.. can you... guys.. go for one more easter round some day? ;)
rulezcdc added on the 2015-03-28 17:17:14 by magic magic
Very impressive to watch for an oldskool person like I am. Love the tune and the greetings part is really my cup of tea. Love it!
rulez added on the 2015-03-28 20:54:36 by sAne sAne
I definitely say that it is a Demo of the Year. And one of the best TBL demos so far. It's. Just. I don't know. Nuke blast.
AND WHAT A SOUNDTRACK!
Instant cdc, and if i could, i'd give it billion cdcs.
rulez added on the 2015-04-02 17:37:35 by sq sq
Whoops forgot my thumb! Great demo which is what you except from these guys. Sound track kicks ass
rulez added on the 2015-04-02 20:17:20 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Thanks
rulez added on the 2015-05-07 16:46:28 by trefi trefi
Massive.
rulez added on the 2015-06-26 23:38:40 by Kylearan Kylearan
i like the ballet dancer, you guys have some weirdo addiction to women itseems.. ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
rulez added on the 2015-07-06 08:00:21 by harism harism
Jävligt häftigt. Best of TBL?
rulez added on the 2015-08-21 01:15:51 by lennart lennart
Thanks for making me drool over 1260.
rulez added on the 2015-09-26 23:59:43 by disco disco
High-Quality 3D.
rulez added on the 2016-08-04 21:48:58 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Nice mix of styles
rulez added on the 2016-08-13 18:18:40 by cxw cxw

sneaky cdcs

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