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release date : august 2016
release party : Evoke 2016
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 61
  • is ok 17
  • sucks 6
popularity : 0%
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alltime top: #2091
added on the 2016-08-14 02:13:12 by gaspode gaspode

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Wonderful! My favorite of all the entries this year. Great humor and execution in the separate letters, and well-made text animation. The only lacking point I can think of was "PLEASE OH PLEASE GET A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER"
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 02:16:46 by visy visy
No interest except in the 90s
sucks added on the 2016-08-14 02:18:15 by Rafale06 Rafale06
Great job! Nice to see something like this in realtime, though using a 3rd party tool to me it's no different if this was a video made in after effects. Doesn't take away from the fact that this really excels in editing. Not too sure of the music, it's decent enough but lacks punch, and I really dislike the German English accent in vocals (not just here, in general, sorry :)). A native speaker would've been much more enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 02:21:06 by noby noby
Love it :).

Simple yet fresh & efficient concept, and great execution.
(except, indeed, the oral explanations of each letter are not very clear, accent and/or mixing could have been better)

Probably the coolest meta-demoscene-prod since 2001.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 02:27:12 by wullon wullon
Simple and fresh, I liked it. :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 02:38:50 by phaazon phaazon
Sooo cool. This release makes me really happy in a lot of ways.
added on the 2016-08-14 05:08:54 by pixtur pixtur
Nice trick, but way too long for what it is.
added on the 2016-08-14 06:02:44 by superplek superplek
not that fresh and a bit long but somehow neat :D
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 08:41:29 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
"and try to mesmerize it"? I'm pretty sure you mean to say "memorize it." :D

Neat concept, good heart, alright ideas, but yeah, a bit cringy (voice acting *cough*) and long.
added on the 2016-08-14 09:31:02 by tomaes tomaes
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I'm pretty sure you mean to say "memorize it."


Oh, f**k! I knew there had to be a mistake somewhere. :(
added on the 2016-08-14 09:51:21 by gaspode gaspode
"We don't make mistakes here, just happy little accidents” - bob ross
Lovely and fresh. :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 09:58:00 by waffle waffle
I'll definitely mesmerize this one from the party ;)
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 09:59:02 by Punqtured Punqtured
What others said. It's fun and it's pretty well done, but there are clear weaknesses (the actual saying of the letters, reuse of “axis” for X/Y/Z). Overall a weak thumb. This is the kind of prod you can only do once, of course. :-)
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 10:01:09 by Sesse Sesse
choice of colors, animation, conveys the spirit! <3
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 10:39:11 by jco jco
This one has written love and dedication for the demoscene in every byte
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 11:45:30 by Triace Triace
Go Gaspode!
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 11:54:10 by supadupa supadupa
Nice demo, liked it from A to Z. :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 12:42:28 by Charlie Charlie
T is for thumb up !
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 12:46:10 by Tigrou Tigrou
Sorry, didn't comvince me and that "A - Z Alphabet" speech sample got rather annoying after a while.. Still, as I understand the idea and dedication, I don't thumb down but leave a piggie here.
added on the 2016-08-14 13:01:43 by Dascon Dascon
this is that kind of demo that i really don`t wanna see.
It`s boring.
It`s not an art.
It`s not funny.
sucks added on the 2016-08-14 14:41:15 by Rork Rork
That was brilliant. Every letter has it's unique idea and designed scene, it must have been some work.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 16:49:46 by Optimus Optimus
Great
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 16:53:07 by Sir Sir
I like it. Nice way to visually get the letters to represent what the word is about.

I will mesmerize it!
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 18:35:50 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
I had to quit halfway because after the 4-5 minutes of loading time (irony) the framerate got so bad the audio started skipping.
added on the 2016-08-14 19:33:08 by Gargaj Gargaj
@Gargaj: 4-5 minutes? That sounds not right ... hmm.
added on the 2016-08-14 19:48:31 by gaspode gaspode
Very very cool idea/design/style! Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 19:56:42 by Shadow Bandit Shadow Bandit
You think this might be the cause? :)

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Run much better the second time - some great typography and imaginative design there, tho I wonder if a fully flat solid-color look wouldn't have fit better. The aforementioned German accent didn't bother me as much as the idea itself of having a voiceover with rather tortured rhymes.
added on the 2016-08-14 19:58:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
Nice demo. You get what you expect.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 20:50:03 by MrYeah MrYeah
excellent music, cool idea. it's nothing, i would watch twice. but hey, at least it's unique.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 20:54:08 by a-move a-move
I love everything about this, it's perfect as is, with all its imperfections. Great idea, great execution, lovely crafted transitions and animations, and a killer soundtrack #hookstuckinmyhead. Well deserved 2nd place and could have won in my book :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 20:57:24 by HellMood HellMood
a lot of good ideas and a good realisation
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 21:45:45 by u2 u2
Best FONTS demo ever!
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 21:48:01 by mop mop
Great!
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 22:25:43 by Manwe Manwe
cringeworthy
sucks added on the 2016-08-14 23:01:10 by Maali Maali
BTW: For those who don't like the vocals here is an instrumental version of the demo.
added on the 2016-08-14 23:35:05 by gaspode gaspode
Ah, I cheered so much when Gaspodes name showed up on the bigscreen. Great demo, like always! =D
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 23:37:42 by kaomau kaomau
nice schooling demo :)
added on the 2016-08-14 23:50:03 by majorana majorana
Quote:
Probably the coolest meta-demoscene-prod since 2001.

Which doesn't really say much except for the fact that sometimes history isn't worth repeating.

A bit of constructive critiscism: If you do a demo where the vocals are a key factor, make sure they're audible. It was impossible to make out most words on the PA.
sucks added on the 2016-08-14 23:59:19 by lug00ber lug00ber
nice idea
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 00:47:14 by psenough psenough
Almost impossible to hear what was said at home with a headset or in my home studio as well, which is a shame. Some of the ideas in this was pretty damn nifty, but overall it dragged on for too long for my taste. Also "mesmerize it"? :)
added on the 2016-08-15 10:42:22 by gloom gloom
From the comments I was expecting something far worse. Nice idea, cute design, sadly the audio quality kind of ruins this. How about a remastered final version?
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 11:00:44 by break break
I've had this very same idea for years, although mine would have been very different. Thumbs up for direction and the concept, the audio side would have benefited a lot from having subtitles.
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 11:06:23 by Preacher Preacher
Cute concept and okay execution with problems mentioned by others above. Overall piggy, and IMHO it placed too high in the compo.

(That compo had more tooll entries than unity entries... :p)
added on the 2016-08-15 11:30:01 by Kylearan Kylearan
O_o--b
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 12:03:22 by aha aha
cool'n'smooth! I was almost certain that V would be for vector :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 12:48:02 by raztaman raztaman
I don't feel the vocals are cringeworthy at all. Having the lines spoken by a non-native speaker is part of this prod's charm. And it's thoroughly a very beautiful production no matter in what angle you look at it. So much heart and dedication. Cheers, Gaspode!
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 17:43:02 by SunSpire SunSpire
Hmmm I just rewatched the demo capture on YT, and the vocals sound a bit muffled, stronger than I remember from the party screening or is that due to subtitles that helped understand them?

So I guess mixing-wise there is indeed still room for improvement. But the accent does not bother me at all, it's good :)
added on the 2016-08-15 17:51:51 by SunSpire SunSpire
i like it
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 21:49:26 by starbuck starbuck
I guess not the last time we'll see this. ;)
rulez added on the 2016-08-16 02:08:57 by nodepond nodepond
Yes, the voice is a bit thin, but the idea and implementation are really great. Technically not awesome, but demonstrations must entertain me especially. This makes it.
rulez added on the 2016-08-16 06:19:16 by tbw tbw
Nice idea, well executed.
rulez added on the 2016-08-16 21:41:19 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Yeah. Cool idea. Good one :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-17 11:29:49 by peturba peturba
GREAT IDEA !

Should have won !
rulez added on the 2016-08-17 23:12:49 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
Something doesn't really work here. As gaspode usually delivers great stuff, this was probably just his weak day. It happens. Just a piggy though.
added on the 2016-08-17 23:16:07 by tomkh tomkh
Cheesy but cute and fun, can't hate on this.

Voice is mixed too low as others mentioned. Coming from a native english speaking country (admittedly one with a terrible accent) I don't mind at all the non-native english accent in this. Personally I find something endearing about european accents and I think there is also something nice about showing the true origins production. If the accent was too strong to understand then that would be different but it is perfectly clear despite being a little too quite. I prefer this over a deliberate effort to find a native english speaker when english has so many accents as well. To me an american accent or english accent or south african accent is just as unusual to me as a german accent for example. Even within english speaking countries their are strong regional accents, would you use someone with a cockney or geordie accent even if they are native english speakers? Don't even get me started about mixing up australian and new zealand accents.

Forgot what my point is now but thumb up.
rulez added on the 2016-08-18 03:01:11 by drift drift
brilliantly done even if its cheesy and the typography effect thing gets a little boring along the way.
but hey, its a very stylish prod and even realtime (woohoo)!
rulez added on the 2016-08-19 00:02:09 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Cool!
rulez added on the 2016-08-19 17:45:28 by ponk ponk
rofl. love serif.
rulez added on the 2016-08-19 20:17:00 by neoneye neoneye
As a demo, I really _really_ dislike this. I know where and what you want to do with this, but it's more a tribute than a serious entry for a compo, I'm not sure you expected to get 2nd place as well, so no hate for that.

As always, you are better at imagery than most in the demoscene and that is what keeps this above sea level for my taste. Drunk me probably liked this during the compo, can't remember, might even have sung along with it, but sober me isn't that fund of it though.
added on the 2016-08-19 22:58:06 by dwarf dwarf
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As a demo, I really _really_ dislike this.


Oh, how charming. :)
added on the 2016-08-20 00:58:44 by gaspode gaspode
T is for Thumbs Up.

Voice could have been a tad louder, but maybe it worked well in the hall itself. Anyway, I laughed a bit. It does well. :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-20 02:57:05 by Starchaser Starchaser
I like it!
added on the 2016-08-20 06:24:58 by AntDude AntDude
Missing thumb is missing.! Hey, finally gaspode goes realtime :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-20 13:49:16 by Virgill Virgill
Fresh. A little long for its kind.
rulez added on the 2016-08-21 22:05:51 by CONS CONS
Nicely crafted but completely not my cup of tea and way too long.
added on the 2016-08-21 22:42:32 by StingRay StingRay
I felt this was a bit cheesy.
added on the 2016-08-21 22:55:08 by Alpha C Alpha C
UPDATE!

I've updated the demo with a better mastered soundtrack and I fixed the typo.
added on the 2016-08-23 11:02:12 by gaspode gaspode
Here comes the thumb :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-23 11:08:53 by xTr1m xTr1m
fun prod! loved it on the stream, and since it got 2nd place, i can only presume that it was enjoyable on the party too.
rulez added on the 2016-08-23 11:33:21 by bonefish bonefish
Phun :D
rulez added on the 2016-08-23 16:20:12 by stfsux stfsux
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noby: though using a 3rd party tool to me it's no different if this was a video made in after effects.


Interesting thought. Does this mean if this was released under the name STILL it would not feel to you like an animation made in after effects?

Quote:
virgill: Hey, finally gaspode goes realtime :)


Yeah, for the third time this year. :)
added on the 2016-08-23 23:42:37 by gaspode gaspode
Added to my demoscene 101 playlist :P
rulez added on the 2016-08-25 18:31:49 by Danguafer Danguafer
Like it! Well executed idea. I agree on the voice being a bit thin though. I could hardly understand the lyrics...
rulez added on the 2016-08-25 21:28:56 by raer raer
I liked it a lot that the letters were pronounced by that vocoded voice. I thought that was essential to the theme. But yeah: try to get a musician to do some eq'ing next time. Very stong theme, so thumb up for that.
rulez added on the 2016-08-26 00:22:28 by numtek numtek
Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome.....!
rulez added on the 2016-08-27 15:18:12 by Omid Omid
nice, but too repetitive.
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 14:12:28 by iks iks
a bit mixed about this. Piggie
added on the 2016-08-31 14:30:12 by Frequent Frequent
Nice idea but I found all aspects super boring. It is about as interesting as reading a plain text file.
sucks added on the 2016-09-04 05:26:50 by shuffle2 shuffle2
Quote:
Nice idea but I found all aspects super boring. It is about as interesting as reading a plain text file.


same here. just awful.
sucks added on the 2016-09-04 05:31:42 by 1in10 1in10
great atmosphere at the party, though nothing you can watch at home
rulez added on the 2016-09-04 19:03:50 by cupe cupe
Mega cool!
rulez added on the 2016-09-08 19:57:09 by PauloFalcao PauloFalcao
fresh idea & nice execution
rulez added on the 2016-09-12 23:38:12 by RufUsul RufUsul
Actually, i liked this despite the audio volumes being a bit unbalanced.
All the letters are introduced with a simple, yet consistent style with great attention paid to little details and the music suited the pace and style well.
rulez added on the 2016-09-13 18:45:28 by Paranoid Paranoid
ok
added on the 2016-09-14 07:33:12 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
cool
rulez added on the 2016-09-18 00:33:35 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Great idea.
rulez added on the 2016-09-24 11:46:31 by DerGadler DerGadler
Loved it.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 16:14:55 by louigi louigi
Cube, really? Everyone knows C is for Commodore 64.
added on the 2016-12-19 18:57:35 by Jailbird Jailbird
very enjoyable
rulez added on the 2017-01-21 13:43:17 by EviL EviL
classy and fun :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-08 02:53:42 by blackpawn blackpawn
i'm conflicted.
the idea is brilliant but i can't help but feel that with a bit more time spent on it it could have been 10x more powerful.
giving a thumbs up because there are some brilliant design ideas, but....
rulez added on the 2017-07-10 15:31:29 by nagz nagz

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