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Planet Rocklobster by Oxyron [web]
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screenshot added by alien^PDX on 2015-04-05 11:41:29
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release date : april 2015
release party : Revision 2015
compo : oldskool demo
ranked : 4th
  • rulez 100
  • is ok 8
  • sucks 0
popularity : 1%
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Best Pixel Graphics in a Low-End Demo or Intro
  • rulez 0.93
alltime top: #713
added on the 2015-04-05 11:23:10 by Zonkham Zonkham

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crazy stuff!
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 11:31:02 by yzi yzi
Nice OCS/ECS code :) Keep 'em coming
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 11:55:23 by DanLemon DanLemon
Rocks!

I remembered some stuff differently from when I last touched an A500 :) It'a s great idea that you also want to release the source.
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 11:58:14 by Azure Azure
Well done Axis and Alien et al... :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 12:06:13 by Heaven/TQA Heaven/TQA
youtube please :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 12:17:30 by yogib33r yogib33r
\o/ great stuff, awesome gfx
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 12:35:42 by Premium Premium
very nice
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 12:41:52 by EviL EviL
takes a little while to get going, but once it does, it rocks.
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 12:59:56 by keito keito
Nicely pushed the hardware.
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 13:09:13 by CiH CiH
Awesome comeback
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 13:19:42 by _SoLO_ _SoLO_
Great stuff
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 13:29:33 by stf stf
Finally, some insane coderporn for A500.
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 13:35:50 by Optimus Optimus
Pretty sick code. Loved it!
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 13:50:10 by degauss degauss
Oxyron on Amiga <3 Looking forward to the next one! ^^
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 13:58:54 by knoeki 🍼 knoeki 🍼
Great awesome demo, well done.
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 14:18:36 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
this voxel shouldn´t be possible :)..
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 15:07:46 by mad mad
The VOXEL at the beginning of the demo roxxx hard!! Rest is also great!!
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 15:17:58 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Excellent!!
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 15:24:37 by BackSpace BackSpace
Nice demo full of little references to classic Amiga prods.
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 15:30:26 by ham ham
Loved every second of it...
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 15:38:34 by Psycho Psycho
Nice debut on the platform, good code etc. Sadly pretty horrible graphics and especially design though that ruined half of the content for me. Music wasn't memorable at all. Decent demo but I liked the Unique entry much better.
added on the 2015-04-05 15:43:33 by noby noby
It's a little bit all over the place but the code is definitely above average and some effects (like the voxel and rotozoomer) seem particularly interesting.
Looking forward to checking it on real hw. :)
Some really cool effects here and nice to see a comeback. Not a huge fan of the design though. I guess the music could have been better as well.

Anyway, definitely a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 18:52:42 by dodke dodke
OXYRON! :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 18:54:47 by BeheriT BeheriT
Great code in this one. So nice to see more OCS demos :0)
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 19:31:16 by Toffeeman Toffeeman
Oxyron on Amiga, welcome back !
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 20:37:58 by DJM/DTA DJM/DTA
been wondering through the whole demo if its an a1200 spec or higher, big WTF when seeing its for a500, good job :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 20:38:58 by Oswald Oswald
cool!
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 21:29:35 by fyrex fyrex
Oh yes, obviously.
rulez added on the 2015-04-05 22:09:07 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Fantastic... Welcome back!
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 09:03:33 by sLASH_1 sLASH_1
Welcome back =)!
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 12:45:03 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
Wow great stuff! I liked the art overall and great music.
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 16:03:09 by elend elend
Very well-coded transparent loader! Some scrubbing of precalcdata back and forth to make it last longer was a bit meh but no problem really. A bigger letdown for me was that the vectors and fractal zoomer were animation players. And then it's not coder pr0n.

Going to thumb this up for the excellent loader and chunky, best on Amiga so far!
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 21:03:05 by Photon Photon
<3
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 21:54:24 by iks iks
these were some mad OCS skills! lovely stuff, hope to see more of that!
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 21:56:05 by teo teo
Oxy \O/ .. on A500!! great & awesome !!!
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 22:14:12 by sINk sINk
some pretty nasty stuff for a500, nice work guys. hope to see the other parts packed into some fine new release :-D
added on the 2015-04-06 22:21:30 by slator slator
Really nice!
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 22:32:30 by xeron xeron
alien pixels are best pixels =)
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 23:04:51 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
yay!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 14:30:42 by toxie toxie
Right after I commented on the GBC demo It Came from Planet Zilog that it makes OCS/ECS demos much less impressive, I saw this... WOW! 8 bit demoscenes have advanced so far in effects, design, and production quality that Amigas gotta run hard for their money. This one made it, spectacularly.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 15:54:13 by Hoild Hoild
Highly enjoyable stuff!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 20:34:30 by booger booger
A500 ruled at Revision and this demo was a nice surprise. <3
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 21:00:49 by bitflippr bitflippr
I like it!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 21:55:34 by mlc mlc
Great to see the men strutting their stuff on A500. Was not disappointed.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:26:04 by Alpha C Alpha C
Oxyron back on Amiga - awesome! Hope to see more prods from you guyz!
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 00:31:24 by sachy sachy
Nice surprise, well done.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 14:59:26 by jack-3d jack-3d
Awesome demo but can't seem to make it work on UAE ?!
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 19:00:23 by curt_cool curt_cool
Works fine in UAE, just use a normal 68000/1.3/512k+512k config.

Nice demo with many good effects, nice surprise seeing an OCS demo by Oxyron, didn't expect that at all. :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 19:03:00 by StingRay StingRay
Very nice demo. Really enjoyed this production. Ocs/ecs revival! :)
added on the 2015-04-08 22:51:12 by sAne sAne
Forgot my thumb ...
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 22:51:38 by sAne sAne
Awesome effects on a OCS/ECS machine! Top stuff :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 23:03:28 by AdrianH78 AdrianH78
absolutely amazing!
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 23:04:03 by insane insane
Underrated should've placed 2nd, what Oswald said!
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 23:52:18 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Awesome surprise at the party! Nice to see Axis doing Amiga stuff again.

Demo started really well, but once everything was about to start around 01:50, the music somehow fell apart. Excellent code and good overall vibe save the thumb.
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 00:01:39 by noname noname
The code alone saves the thumb....designwise this is not so good.
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 08:00:34 by Corial Corial
what Corial said.
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 10:58:17 by bonefish bonefish
This was great!
When I saw Oxyron on Amiga, my expectations were just some kind of fun 'hello world' demo on Amiga.
But this is actually full of tight and state-of-the-art effects (yay Spacecut!), and I also like the chunky stuff in there. That is a direction I'd like to see the Amiga OCS/ECS platform moving into, closing the gap with AGA.
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 13:29:44 by Scali Scali
Great demo! The voxel was fantastic. I feel the graphics wasn't all that though. I love this statement "It will not be our last!" . And I'm looking forward to check out the source code.
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 15:41:18 by nbm nbm
Code candy all the way. Beautiful group logos. The full size pictures not so much my taste. Splendid transitions. Great comeback on the 500
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 15:53:14 by d0DgE d0DgE
Where's lazy Graham?
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 16:06:19 by lsl lsl
cool stuff... how could this end up on the 4th place? compared to the other prods before this is for the the clear winner..
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 16:15:40 by ultra ultra
thumb up for the great voxel!
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 16:45:37 by rez rez
Note very good design and a bit random, music (instrument) quality was not good as well, but nice effects (though I cannot judge what was real and what animation).

Weak thumb up.
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 16:45:51 by Kylearan Kylearan
OXY! prod of the party for me
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 21:52:10 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
A winner, wow! Lot of great fx and what about that incredibly well looking voxel... Amigaaaa!!
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 22:49:03 by Buckethead Buckethead
Beautyful!
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 22:51:52 by Virgill Virgill
liked it very much on the bigscreen
rulez added on the 2015-04-11 08:41:29 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
full of really good effects - good flow, and music
it was nearly as good as best a500 demos from 90's
to bad that it wasn't released in amiga demo compo - it would be really interesting
weak point: gfx, design - esspecially first fullscreen, ruined demo for me :/
some good logos from alien (I think?)

can't wait for more :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-11 10:30:05 by jok jok
Thanks for all the nice comments.
Its lots of fun being back on the good old rock lobster. Last oxyron amiga demo is far too long ago.

Regarding the critics on gfx, music and design.
Well, sure its far away from perfect, but for some internal reasons we had to throw away everything we had 5 weeks before revision, build a new team and start from scratch. 2 weeks before revision everything still looked like crap. So I am pretty pleased with what we pulled off in that short time.
Thanks to everyone involved. You guys rock!

@Photon: Except of the tunnel/satellite and wireframe vector sequence, which are a kind of "Spaceballs" implementations (sorting & clipping precalced, drawing realtime), I would call the rest pretty much realtime code as far as its valid to use sintables instead of taylor rows (sorry for the coder only joke). I think using precalced image-data for a fractal flight is pretty valid on Amiga 500, even all 40+ Mhz AGA and PC demos do it, perhaps a little bit less clever, but basically the same way.

So, time to continue with sourcecode cleanup and documentation. And I hope we dont see a flood of voxels after releasing the source. ;o)
added on the 2015-04-11 12:58:07 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
I have to correct myself a bit regarding the graphics. Both Oxyron logos and the various fonts are all great!
added on the 2015-04-11 14:04:15 by nbm nbm
great show :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-12 15:09:48 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
Oxyron (again) on Amiga - that's great. Strong code and powerful effects. Good job.
rulez added on the 2015-04-13 08:14:51 by slayer slayer
Great production guys!
keep em komming. I wait for additional 2 discs mentioned in end upscroll
rulez added on the 2015-04-13 12:49:17 by carrion75 carrion75
love it
rulez added on the 2015-04-14 14:36:25 by evilpaul evilpaul
Quality routines.
rulez added on the 2015-04-14 14:41:55 by Preacher Preacher
Quote:
5 weeks before revision, build a new team and start from scratch.

Whoa, respect! With that in mind, the demo is awesome!
added on the 2015-04-14 14:47:03 by Kylearan Kylearan
Very nice
rulez added on the 2015-04-17 12:37:50 by pmc pmc
Looked a bit "old" and the music didn't sound too good. What's with that clicking noise?!
added on the 2015-04-17 13:16:43 by raer raer
raer: Do you have the drive sound emulation turned on in your emulator? :-D
Real early-90ies feel to this one!
And speaking of the early 90ies - As an Amiga owner back then I remember starting to glance with some envy on what was happening on the PC (game and demowise) at that time, and two things that impressed me were the Comanche voxel-based game, and the fractal zoomer from Crystal Dream 2, so seeing similar effects on the good old Amiga 500 is quite nice! :)

The demo mentions some kind of readme with all the juicy technical details, where would I find that?
rulez added on the 2015-04-18 12:25:18 by Sdw Sdw
@Sdw: It´s on my HD. ;o)
Will be released with the sourcecode soon.
added on the 2015-04-18 14:09:55 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
rulez added on the 2015-04-20 13:37:44 by moqui moqui
Sourcecodes are now available here.
Have a good read and make a demo about it.
added on the 2015-04-20 16:46:25 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
Ultranice.. Perhaps doing some AmigaDemo some day :)
added on the 2015-04-20 17:28:34 by mad mad
Love it!!!
rulez added on the 2015-04-24 14:47:04 by size size
Axis: The prod as a whole still wins out, despite "going Spaceballs" ;) cos it also had impressive real-time parts with really good code, not that I judge only based on code. You can be sure I thumb down animation-presented-as-effect if that's not the case.

It's also 'just info' cos far from all know what the platform can and can't do in real-time, and animation players are just too tempting and easy, compared to a real-time 3D engine doing the tie fighter tunnel in half the fps. If the info is not there, that coder would be perceived as not as good, which is untrue.
added on the 2015-04-24 23:07:53 by Photon Photon
Makes me feel 20 years younger. ;)

Kudos for the source release and nice effect write-up!
rulez added on the 2015-04-25 02:43:51 by Blueberry Blueberry
The HAM6 stuff was really worthy to compete against, was an honor!

Thanks for the source and write-up. Hopefully others will follow suit.
added on the 2015-04-25 20:12:06 by trixter trixter
Decent. :)
added on the 2015-04-25 22:07:06 by AntDude AntDude
Very pleased to se a mixed bitplane and c2p demo. (although some parts in the music sounds a bit off....)
rulez added on the 2015-04-26 18:58:07 by Frequent Frequent
It's a bit of a shame it fires that voxel part so early, and it never really catches up to it.
rulez added on the 2015-05-01 02:37:57 by Gargaj Gargaj
Love it! :D
rulez added on the 2015-05-02 10:33:16 by cerror cerror
ordinary effects, but nice )
rulez added on the 2015-05-02 15:39:29 by BiTL BiTL
I cannot explain why but I love this one.
The rough and aliased drawing of this cyberlobster looks gorgeous to me.
Kudos to Nytrik's lowpoly modeling! :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-02 19:21:47 by fra fra
Great effects (that voxel looks incredible for OCS). Graphics and design are a bit rough and unfocused but the demo has a good flow.
rulez added on the 2015-05-03 19:03:14 by exocet exocet
Amazing stuff!
rulez added on the 2015-05-05 09:44:17 by SnC SnC
Great demo! And the write up of all the effects is also great to read for us young new school Amiga sceners who just do c2p effects. Knowing a bit more about what techniques are used enriches the demo watching experience.
rulez added on the 2015-05-08 17:10:17 by rloaderro rloaderro
Really nice!
rulez added on the 2015-05-14 19:52:38 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
As exocet said. And thanks for the source!
rulez added on the 2015-05-14 22:11:51 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
...now this is truly oldskool!
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 13:46:22 by kwe kwe
Pretty nice, even with all that precalc. Could've used better pixel graphics, some logos were OK though.
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 13:56:17 by break break
c64 impact , ideas, wowness level in the next oxyron amiga demo? :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 14:24:24 by magic magic
Good design and effects!
rulez added on the 2015-05-18 21:55:22 by RA RA
pure pleasure!! :) :)
rulez added on the 2015-06-24 17:52:06 by calimero calimero
great music, images, 3D
rulez added on the 2015-06-24 20:44:34 by whizart whizart
Some feects are mind-blowing
rulez added on the 2015-07-20 13:25:44 by lvd lvd
How about an Amiga binary of the packer?
added on the 2015-08-15 09:56:01 by nbm nbm
The c-source for the packer are in the sourcecode-package. So feel free to port/compile it on amiga.
added on the 2015-08-15 18:14:14 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
I can't really watch this on my NTSC A2000 020 until the WHDload patch comes. Is that still on the way? Thanks.
added on the 2015-09-07 17:33:27 by blakespot blakespot
can't believe i didn't thumb this one already, great to see the C64 masters on Amiga (again)... big respect for releasing the source as well
rulez added on the 2015-12-24 13:42:34 by juice juice
Astonishingly good effects, great demo!
rulez added on the 2016-01-10 20:42:09 by Flops Flops
Very strong.
rulez added on the 2016-02-21 13:54:33 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
Very impressed by the routines in this demo! The graphics are not my cup of tea though.
rulez added on the 2016-03-08 09:07:44 by Dalton Dalton
Never thumb up that one? mountains, 50hz rotozoom & fractal flight are awesome!
rulez added on the 2016-04-13 16:41:56 by leonard leonard
Nice
rulez added on the 2016-07-02 04:29:56 by cxw cxw
Ah, this one has the potential to be a truly killer demo. Voxel landscape in HAM6 mode, rotozoomer, copper chunky city and motion blur are one of the best effects I've seen on A500. But then again the gfx is way below average (except for logos) - fullscreens look like from a very old C64 demo... When I listen to the music I hear different pieces glued together rather than a complemetary soundtrack. But I quite liked some of the parts. Meh for 1991 samples, though. There are some nice transitions like pixel rocklobster to wireframe one, but overall the whole thing looks too much like one-effect-jumping-into-another. Anyway - all those complaints pale in comparison to the crazy good code. So thumb up! And what Gargaj said.
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 21:43:17 by jazzcat jazzcat
Absolutely rulez!

I could have sworn i voted on this before, but doesn´t matter, as this is the 100th thumb-up! :)
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