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release date : december 2015
release party : Under Construction 2015
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
invitation for : Revision 2016
  • rulez 112
  • is ok 7
  • sucks 6
popularity : 1%
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  • rulez 0.85
alltime top: #482
added on the 2015-12-28 23:50:02 by D.Fox D.Fox

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more of a graphic novel than a demo but very lovely done :)
sad i cant go next year, have fun for me!
rulez added on the 2015-12-28 23:51:54 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
What a lovely invite! I totally dig the graphics and overall style. Creativity at its best! <3
rulez added on the 2015-12-28 23:54:04 by Kylearan Kylearan
Jesus Christ lads! What a trip! Bummed as hell I can't make it either! But fucking blow the roof of the E-Werk for me!!!
rulez added on the 2015-12-28 23:54:14 by okkie okkie
yes!
rulez added on the 2015-12-28 23:56:23 by Puryx Puryx
can't wait to see evilbot at the dailyshow!
rulez added on the 2015-12-28 23:56:52 by abductee abductee
Continuing the tradition of cute and unusual ideas executed with style! <3
rulez added on the 2015-12-28 23:58:39 by dojoe dojoe
Lovely style, great atmosphere and +1 for telling a story.
rulez added on the 2015-12-28 23:58:57 by numtek numtek
Fucking A
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:00:04 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Not sure about rehashing Evilbot, otherwise this is a lot of fun. Hype!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:02:55 by Alpha C Alpha C
love it!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:08:42 by Virgill Virgill
<3 can't wait.
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:09:03 by cupe cupe
EvilBot Episode II – The Return
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:09:54 by gaspode gaspode
EvilBot <3
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:16:40 by menace menace
Evilbot should have won!!! Top entertainment.
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:19:49 by tomkh tomkh
EvilBot!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:24:18 by Blueberry Blueberry
Rapping evilbot ftw
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:35:16 by Triace Triace
Evil Bot is back. \o/ Fucking awesome invi!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:35:30 by StingRay StingRay
Signed up
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:38:38 by noname noname
Great style. :D
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:47:03 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
YEAH! Great graphics! Great invite overall. Rocks!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:51:30 by CONS CONS
brillant in so many aspect...
Absolutely great invitro.

<3
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:55:03 by wullon wullon
Fun little demo, but it has that classic movie trailer problem where the first minute of interesting storytelling has to be followed by a second minute of catchphrases and flashy action (or in this case, even more catchphrases).
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 00:56:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
Don't mind the return of Evilbot. In fact, I think it's time to make a 10 foot version that can walk around on stage, making him Revision's version of Eddie.

See you at Easter :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 01:18:47 by lug00ber lug00ber
Tunnel even longer? Nooooooo!!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 02:14:54 by viscid viscid
supergeil
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 02:16:39 by las las
EVILBOT! This is great. :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 03:30:36 by Starchaser Starchaser
wonderful! both art and an idea
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 03:38:59 by frog frog
Cool concept, the artwork is excellent. Also damn that nfo deserves a thumb on it's own.
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 03:49:00 by drift drift
Yeah definitely. If you only watched the video, come back and check out the NFO. (I saw it earlier, it is impressive.)
Probably one of the best invitations I've seen.
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 06:21:53 by waffle waffle
This thumb goes to .... The .nfo! Wonderful prod and catchy tune. Fun idea and definitely an easy favorite with the theme! But to quote the title of my executable music track from 2014: "SCREW EVIL BOT! I'M WITH HAPPY!" ;-)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 07:13:18 by Punqtured Punqtured
Just great....!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 07:20:15 by DerGadler DerGadler
Cool idea & nice comic art ... but the voice recording is really fuzzy & seems to be clipping. A better quality mic & a pop filter would have really helped.
Also sometimes Evil-Bot's chin sometimes clips through his left shoulder in the 3D bit.
added on the 2015-12-29 07:45:21 by jmph jmph
Great!!! :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 08:33:32 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
sheeeiiiit. You did it again guys! :)
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rulez added on the 2015-12-29 09:35:35 by tFt tFt
The absolute high point of the compo yesterday
(but I noticed a lot of cheering is actually built into the soundtrack ... sneaky)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 10:28:18 by Steel Steel
jmph: it's not clipping. it's (intentionally) highly colored though. might be a bit loud in the mix, but well, getting done and stuff. mike for the jazz version was an md421, which is high quality but has a very special sound.
added on the 2015-12-29 12:17:00 by jco jco
Wow, lovely!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 13:11:20 by SnC SnC
Fantastic!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 13:14:50 by argasek argasek
awesome!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 13:54:09 by shadez shadez
jco: he did say "clipping" in "3d", not in the audio :)
added on the 2015-12-29 14:06:38 by Gargaj Gargaj
Gargaj:

Quote:
but the voice recording is really fuzzy & seems to be clipping.


I'm pretty sure that's about the audio ;)
added on the 2015-12-29 14:08:42 by britelite britelite
A thumb for the NFO and definately a thumb for the two 'newbie' reactions underneath the youtube video :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 14:33:56 by magic magic
I will be there to fulfill my civic duty and vote on evilbot.
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 14:52:32 by BoyC BoyC
Adorable :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 15:00:47 by reptile reptile
:)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 15:06:49 by Frequent Frequent
Dear Mr. EvilBot

We feel that it is only appropriate that we express our gratitude for the time and attention that you have provided to our Easter party’s last couple of years. It has to be said that our demos and intros have never looked as good as they have on the main screen of E Werk in Saarbruecken. Many of our friends have particularly commentated on the impact that our releases have since winning Revision compos provided us. We would hope that you would be able to provide us with the same service again in 2016.

Regards the dSr team.
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 15:13:48 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
what gargaj said.
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 16:00:01 by iks iks
A vote for evilbot is a vote for the future!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 16:05:37 by red red
really nice intro part, and ofcourse the intentional anagram in the groupname :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 16:22:11 by teo teo
Did you find the hidden feature yet?
added on the 2015-12-29 16:53:18 by moqui moqui
Haha, awesome :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 17:08:03 by kusma kusma
nice invi
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 17:33:11 by ultra ultra
Don't forget the best of the past Evilbot sentences ;-)

http://evilbot.revision-party.net
added on the 2015-12-29 17:37:12 by magic magic
MAKE REVISION GREAT AGAIN
added on the 2015-12-29 17:50:50 by cupe cupe
Geil!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 20:14:51 by Corial Corial
Brilliant!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 20:32:13 by Mystra Mystra
Awesome!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 21:18:21 by TMA TMA
... had me after 20 seconds already ♫ ! Cute and awesome ♥
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 21:51:50 by HellMood HellMood
sweet!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 21:55:36 by Psycho Psycho
All Hail Evil Bot
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 22:43:53 by Harekiet Harekiet
perfect
<3
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 00:42:44 by Sir Sir
Take this vote you evil bot!
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 01:12:10 by JAC! JAC!
Quote:
jmph: it's not clipping. it's (intentionally) highly colored though. might be a bit loud in the mix, but well, getting done and stuff. mike for the jazz version was an md421, which is high quality but has a very special sound.


Fair enough. I wasn't listening on the best speakers so the distortion may have been on my end. I'll give it another try on my better sound system when I get the chance.

Forgot the thumb BTW.
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 01:40:27 by jmph jmph
great!
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 09:50:20 by Dascon Dascon
Loved the origin story, but the second half started to drag on a bit.
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 11:32:14 by zoom zoom
the plot twist!
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 12:11:05 by rloaderro rloaderro
Hilarious to watch live at UC 2015.

Great prod :D
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 12:29:29 by oerg866 oerg866
Yes! This was awesome! And, nice touch to put just a spinning cube on the screen behind evil bot =D
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 13:44:05 by fizzer fizzer
hehe. nice and looking forward to march
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 14:03:35 by gopher gopher
Lol nice
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 14:16:49 by neoneye neoneye
BB Image funny.
BB Image unity.
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rulez added on the 2015-12-30 14:40:47 by hornet hornet
Aaaaah, a nice continuation of the tales of evilbot, anybody else want this to be a comic book series already? The demo is a little rough around the edges maybe, but the art style is very cool and music and sfx as well. I love the plot twist. Really good work on the lyrics once again! Revision 2016 - count me in! \o/

I expect a high number of java entries this time ....
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 14:43:39 by SunSpire SunSpire
R U L E Z <3
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 16:13:59 by Made Made
what maali said
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 17:18:04 by xxx xxx
so much personal recognition in the buildup story
entertaining
classy

big fat thumb up!
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 21:15:33 by superplek superplek
At first it seemed like just a graphic novel in 'demo' form... but then I laughed. Great art btw.
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 22:56:58 by Trilkk Trilkk
what xxx said
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 23:07:31 by Pablo Escrollbar Pablo Escrollbar
adorable
rulez added on the 2015-12-31 11:26:18 by a-move a-move
this is the return of the evil bot!
rulez added on the 2015-12-31 13:05:26 by psenough psenough
Funny with style!
rulez added on the 2015-12-31 18:37:27 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
Evil-ReBo(o)t.
rulez added on the 2016-01-01 06:55:23 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
nice gfx done with fun n love and for the evil bot I add my thumb
rulez added on the 2016-01-01 12:11:52 by titus^rab titus^rab
Haha, made me laugh!
rulez added on the 2016-01-01 20:53:40 by Daniel Daniel
That was different. ;)
added on the 2016-01-02 07:12:53 by AntDude AntDude
hmm
rulez added on the 2016-01-02 12:27:24 by spritus spritus
Nice story driven invitro, but not sure if i will go this year sadly
rulez added on the 2016-01-03 09:33:53 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Hum. Just realised it uses Unity without mentioning this,.
added on the 2016-01-03 19:17:58 by numtek numtek
@numtek: evilbot forced us to use unity.
added on the 2016-01-03 19:40:38 by jco jco
ONLY UNITY, NO CUSTOM ENGINES
... AND DISQUALIFICATION WHEN ANYONE MENTIONS
numtek: at this point if you dont recognize the Unity setup dialog, it's your fault.
added on the 2016-01-03 22:24:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
...or the directory structure.
I don't like it very much. Even if it got very nice graphics the music is quite boring with dull beats. Also, I can't feel any pacing. Nice idea to do "something else" but I miss demoscene flair with demoscene effects.
sucks added on the 2016-01-03 22:45:32 by et et
overrated, also annoying voiceover and generic music.
sucks added on the 2016-01-04 02:56:11 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
there are 2 more soundtracks for the first part in addition to the default one. Use command line arguments.
added on the 2016-01-04 04:40:01 by jco jco
re: using Unity

I think we might need to take a step back and reflect on WHY exactly it is sometimes "bad" to use Unity. Because it isn't *always* bad, you know, and the automatic thumb-down reaction purely based on that (sorry Hornet) isn't very well thought-through imho.

1) First of all, in this demo, it wasn't our first choice but something we resorted to due to time constraints.
2) We haven't used any of Unity's prefabs, dynamics, lighting effects or other effects, physics, geometry (well, a cube ..)
3) Basically - in THIS case - Unity has just been a visual editor for compositing / presenting a story with a bunch of artwork and music.


The PROBLEM arises when somebody uses Unity's prefabs or built-in capabilities and passes that off as one's own skillset. This isn't the case here. So in this case, no, using Unity is not "bad" or problematic.

Yours truly,
Mr. Asshole.
added on the 2016-01-04 08:48:56 by farfar farfar
RULES
rulez added on the 2016-01-04 09:21:51 by ferris ferris
scumbag demomake: makes jokes about programming languages - uses unity :)
added on the 2016-01-04 09:38:40 by pandur pandur
an unintended meta-joke :)
added on the 2016-01-04 09:55:02 by farfar farfar
old evilbot joke is old. Please, kill him during the opening ceremony!
sucks added on the 2016-01-04 10:30:19 by xTr1m xTr1m
Quote:
the automatic thumb-down reaction purely based on that (sorry Hornet) isn't very well thought-through imho

With the attached evilbot picture, I'm pretty sure he intended it as a joke? :)

Also, if we want to have a discussion about Unity, sure, but perhaps the BBS is a better place for it.
added on the 2016-01-04 11:31:30 by Gargaj Gargaj
Quote:
the automatic thumb-down reaction purely based on that (sorry Hornet) isn't very well thought-through imho


His "real" thumb points upwards!
added on the 2016-01-04 11:35:44 by StingRay StingRay
for teh dramah
rulez added on the 2016-01-04 11:53:46 by wbc\\bz7 wbc\\bz7
Quote:
there are 2 more soundtracks for the first part in addition to the default one. Use command line arguments.


Good shit! :)
added on the 2016-01-04 12:06:30 by okkie okkie
I stand corrected =)
added on the 2016-01-04 12:42:26 by farfar farfar
hii:)
rulez added on the 2016-01-04 13:08:53 by 1in10 1in10
Yes.
rulez added on the 2016-01-04 14:07:47 by dixan dixan
With these long-awaited and welcome reforms Revision is shaping up to be better than ever this year. Top bot.
rulez added on the 2016-01-04 21:19:02 by collateralburger collateralburger
awesome cant wait to be there :)
rulez added on the 2016-01-05 03:37:54 by LJ LJ
Lacking a BBS-topic: Unity is fine, you just don't get points for rolling your own awesome engine/tool/sequencer/animation-system etc. But then maybe your content is awesome enough that you don't need the tech-points.

It's certainly a grayzone though, ranging from writing your own asm-language to shovelling stock-footage together in an Adobe program. But this being the demoscene, there's room for all of it \o/
added on the 2016-01-05 14:30:29 by hornet hornet
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numtek: at this point if you dont recognize the Unity setup dialog, it's your fault.

Quote:
...or the directory structure.

I think you might be mistaken, or I'm just too much oldschool. Since I doubt either one is true I'll explain a bit more of why I wrote my last post.

I have no issues with Unity/Werkkzeug or whatever, but I appreciate clearity. Stating what kind of middleware you use is a must. Not just in the beamslide, but one should also incldue it in the demo itself. Give credit were credit is due.

Ofcourse finding out that Unity is used it trival in cases like this. But that point is moot. The fact remains that it is nice to inform your audience beforehand (or afterwards for all I care) that you weren't using your own codebase. What feautures you use and which you don't use bears no relevance.

I honestly think it is a bit unfair towards your competitors and towards your audience as well if you don't.


Did I already mentioned this is a kickass demo with outstanding music, artwork and storytelling?
added on the 2016-01-05 18:15:40 by numtek numtek
(Oh and all standard disclaimers aplly, I really didn't ment to upset anyone, I like you all and let´s drink a beer or two at Revison)
added on the 2016-01-05 18:43:07 by numtek numtek
jco: Thanks for the soundtracks. You do a lot of awesome stuff.

But that doesn't change my opinion or thumbdown.
For me personally that demo is just not demoish and doesn't fit to my personal idea of "the demoscene".
added on the 2016-01-06 00:34:58 by et et
Et: No offense taken :) there's a wide variety of ideas and ideals within the demoscene, and that is a good thing.
added on the 2016-01-06 10:59:06 by jco jco
Numtek: is a demo that opens a window using SDL worse than a demo that does it with plain old win32? Is it okay to use libpng or do you have to implement this stuff yourself? Does an amiga demo utilizing the player playroutine suck? Frameworks and libraries are a common thing in the scene nowadays. Imho reinventing the wheel often doesn't make sense, and it comes down to how much original invention there is in a demoscene prod. In case of this demo: unity or not, from a technical perspective it would have sucked anyway. ;) your point about giving credit to used tools is a valid one though, but then, many demos don't. Personally i don't care all that much as long as the result works - and figuring out how hard something was to create (or what fakery was involved) is part of the fun.
added on the 2016-01-06 11:11:16 by jco jco
Using Unity just reminds me of making demo with the good old Flash, which was also never accepted as "real" platform for demomakers.

In the PC world we've come round in a circle unfortunately, making PC demos was about (ab)using the platform to tease out art&effects. And what's left in many productions (not all!) is making a show which main use is to please the crowd at parties. Using tools which automate this process as much as possible.

Yes there is still a lot of art, love, work and time involved, which is very respectable. But the problem is not Unity - it's that using these tools you don't make demos, you make animations started in a player.
added on the 2016-01-06 13:30:50 by et et
Quote:
But the problem is not Unity - it's that using these tools you don't make demos, you make animations started in a player.


Is that not the same as say Conspiracy using their Apex demo tool, or Still using Tool, or... etc. etc. etc.

Anyway, thumb.
rulez added on the 2016-01-06 13:47:34 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
lets cut the discussion short: PC suxx unless you code on bare metal avoiding all the tools/libs and OS layers.
added on the 2016-01-06 15:39:18 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
it's ironic how a tool called unity can cause that much discord in our insignificant little scene! ;)
I tend to disagree with the player argument. Unlike flash, plain unity has no timelining features. You can't use it as a demotool as it is, you still have to code a demo framework within unity, and you have to know how the engine works.
I even had to write a bit of shader code in order to get the awesome cube on that bigscreen ;)
added on the 2016-01-06 15:51:18 by jco jco
:D
rulez added on the 2016-01-06 16:37:55 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
RSI demomaker > Unity. :D
added on the 2016-01-06 16:47:20 by StingRay StingRay
Everybody complaining about Unity being 'just a player' should make a demo in Unity to back up their claim.
added on the 2016-01-06 17:09:47 by okkie okkie
fuckin' hilarious! (I mean the demo itself of course ;-)
rulez added on the 2016-01-06 20:07:40 by RufUsul RufUsul
neat!
rulez added on the 2016-01-08 14:59:07 by toxie toxie
i dont like this
sucks added on the 2016-01-10 03:14:19 by rock rock
Best invitation I've ever seen.
rulez added on the 2016-01-12 11:40:24 by chock chock
Great soundtrack, drawings and I liked the idea to announce party features politician style (you get the opposite of what was promised).
But....
....I start to understand why there is so much hate against Unity/Unreal prods. Compared to the other Demo in the compo, this is very weak in the effects department.
I'm not attempting to stab at this prod and call it soulless etc., just noticed it seems to be a common weakness of all commercial-engine prods I've seen. (Coders don't get scenepoints for writing effects against these engines, it may actually hurt their reputation)
rulez added on the 2016-01-12 17:26:19 by r1g8 r1g8
r1g8: You can do effect fireworks in any engine, but I doubt this was the intention in this case. Take for example the Breakpoint 2006 invitation - it is very similar in style and done in a custom engine. Yet - surprise - it lacks any "demoscene effect". It's a matter of style, not engine.
Also "getting stuff done" might have played big a role here ;)
added on the 2016-01-13 18:46:33 by jco jco
haha, this is quite funny. i especially like the consequent german akzent!
rulez added on the 2016-01-15 10:33:20 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
Awesome !!!
Only Java no more C !
added on the 2016-01-15 14:19:44 by XT95 XT95
nice, but amiga never die :)
rulez added on the 2016-01-21 16:10:38 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
rulez ! unity or not
rulez added on the 2016-01-21 16:22:36 by yogib33r yogib33r
Amazing! :D *starts saving money for trip*
rulez added on the 2016-01-21 17:36:18 by joga joga
haha, great!
rulez added on the 2016-01-22 02:35:55 by dipswitch dipswitch
How can evilbot destroy the scene? It's already dead!
rulez added on the 2016-01-22 18:04:32 by baah baah
cancel revision!
rulez added on the 2016-01-22 18:39:54 by farfar farfar
Nice art :)
rulez added on the 2016-01-24 12:39:44 by Dbug Dbug
Biased thumb coming up :)
rulez added on the 2016-01-25 00:20:52 by Photon Photon
neat
rulez added on the 2016-01-25 17:26:28 by e64 e64
evilbrot!
rulez added on the 2016-02-29 02:37:26 by T$ T$
sadly not to be able to go to the revision this year but I love this invitation demo
rulez added on the 2016-03-20 18:46:22 by HanSi23 HanSi23
.
sucks added on the 2016-03-23 08:11:51 by Vit Vit
massive and cool! i love the german accent pronouncing L (:
rulez added on the 2016-03-24 09:28:56 by Factor6 Factor6
this is really cool :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 12:14:02 by seppjo seppjo
Funny and great idea.
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 12:19:08 by visy visy
Evilbot is badass :D
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 18:54:35 by phaazon phaazon
Evilbot for president
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 14:10:58 by Mtl Mtl
Cool theme, story, great gfx, msx & execution. Inspired quite a few demo elements this year - rulez :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 18:29:33 by sachy sachy
Sorry, too trendy.
sucks added on the 2016-04-09 11:16:17 by neoman neoman
Great humor
added on the 2016-05-15 04:57:57 by cxw cxw
WOW THIS IS SO GOOD!
rulez added on the 2016-06-29 11:39:36 by FlashyYNT FlashyYNT
:)
rulez added on the 2016-06-30 22:36:24 by raer raer
I've watched this too many times :)
rulez added on the 2016-09-28 11:49:12 by shash shash
Quote:
Sorry, too trendy.
SILENCE! ORDER!
added on the 2016-09-28 15:02:48 by xTr1m xTr1m
Quote:
there are 2 more soundtracks for the first part in addition to the default one. Use command line arguments.

Just discoved that. Great!!
added on the 2017-02-28 01:31:05 by wullon wullon
Evilbot!
rulez added on the 2017-07-11 00:26:54 by Ok3anos Ok3anos

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