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screenshot added by p01 on 2017-08-05 23:11:41
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release date : august 2017
release party : Assembly 2017
compo : pc 1k
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 53
  • is ok 7
  • sucks 1
popularity : 0%
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alltime top: #3169
  • p01 p01 [Code, graphics, music]
added on the 2017-08-05 23:11:40 by p01 p01

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With VOLTRA, I wanted to do something gritty. Extremely gritty. Something with a soundtrack out of this world, vocals ( yes! vocals in a 1kb demo ), visuals inspired by PETSCII and CGA graphics and a modern twist of 3D and post processing.

By some strange alignment of the stars, I think I managed to create a tiny growling monster I am happy with: A coherent whole that matches the gritty vision.

You can watch VOTLRA online or on youtube capture, or download the archive and watch it locally if you prefer.

Hope you'll like it too.
added on the 2017-08-05 23:12:29 by p01 p01
visuals were ok but this horrible music made me want to thumb this down :(
sucks added on the 2017-08-05 23:16:08 by FlashyYNT FlashyYNT
Works for me. :)
rulez added on the 2017-08-05 23:19:08 by Blueberry Blueberry
this was even better than the 4ks and 64ks :D
rulez added on the 2017-08-05 23:20:05 by Maali Maali
FlashyOfYNT et al. I can understand. The music is not for everyone. However it was a conscious decision to go for this style and intensity. I really hope the walls of the Assembly were shaking when VOLTRA was on!
added on the 2017-08-05 23:22:25 by p01 p01
Blew me the fuck away! It would rank just fine even in the 4k compo imo. Music, text, vocals in an 1k! Super good job!
rulez added on the 2017-08-05 23:24:41 by moozooh moozooh
looks fantastic and does not feel like a 1k at all at least on the visual side. but the sound is horrible and i still prefer silence over something like that. it sure is coderpr0n but i can't thumbs it up judging the prod as a complete piece. so i think a piggie is quite fair for the effort.
Yeah!
rulez added on the 2017-08-05 23:31:18 by FreeFull FreeFull
"You better be going somewhere with this... okay, I guess you're not."
added on the 2017-08-05 23:41:58 by Gargaj Gargaj
scifi'ish awesome.
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 00:03:35 by neoneye neoneye
VOLTRA
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 00:09:19 by wullon wullon
great bytebeat and the vocal made my jaw drop
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 00:09:31 by mantratronic mantratronic
Very neat, I like the theme and the sound is just like it should be, don't listen to naysayers!

The speech feat was cool, I was hoping the intro would pick up the pace a bit and use it more, but overall great work.
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 00:13:56 by joga joga
I think that was cool for 1k
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 00:20:03 by Optimus Optimus
Music == Shit

btw, i'm not interested at all.
added on the 2017-08-06 00:25:12 by nVolantis nVolantis
this is how you do it
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 00:31:32 by jasuy jasuy
fucking awesome
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 00:58:47 by Alpha C Alpha C
neat
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 01:31:19 by ts ts
YAH
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 02:33:09 by ferris ferris
Quote:
By some strange alignment of the stars, I think I managed to create a tiny growling monster I am happy with: A coherent whole that matches the gritty vision.

I like it, but how is this "gritty"? The visuals are close to the opposite of gritty, they are slick and flat and comfortable. The beat-less Merzbow noise on top is what makes it irritating and ill-fitting, yes, but not in a yin-yang kind of way, more like an awkward clash of opposites.

(..also, when I watched it on the stream, I thought the whole point was the speech sample, but nope, media.webspeech.synth.enabled = false kills it nicely :P)
added on the 2017-08-06 08:41:03 by tomaes tomaes
Great stuff p01!
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 11:13:48 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Really sweet visuals! Well done!
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 12:59:44 by marcus256 marcus256
My synapses approve :) awesome for a js1k
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 13:04:31 by HellMood HellMood
nice visuals, artsy noise
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 13:46:20 by yzi yzi
clever
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 14:18:57 by provod provod
cool stuff!
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 15:45:55 by psenough psenough
This is sort of a perfect 1k for me - one thing done really well. Lots and lots of polish in such a small space. If you were expecting more then I think you've forgotten what 1k is.
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 19:54:54 by evilpaul evilpaul
Stood out with its style
rulez added on the 2017-08-07 08:24:13 by Marq Marq
nice
rulez added on the 2017-08-07 13:29:36 by comankh comankh
Apparently 1k is plenty.
rulez added on the 2017-08-07 13:45:56 by Preacher Preacher
Definitely different. Also has that old movie "They're hacking the system! [Camera zooms in for an inside look.]" feel to it.
rulez added on the 2017-08-08 01:29:55 by Starchaser Starchaser
so neat!
rulez added on the 2017-08-08 08:25:52 by potasmic potasmic
OMFG
rulez added on the 2017-08-08 14:18:10 by skrebbel skrebbel
yes.
rulez added on the 2017-08-08 14:28:32 by Sir Sir
It's 1k, it's still a miracle it has any sound. Even in javascript.
rulez added on the 2017-08-10 00:52:05 by xernobyl xernobyl
Good design and really excellent noisy digital drone! I have to side with Gargaj as well but passes the test for me considering the category.
rulez added on the 2017-08-10 01:15:07 by noby noby
nice
rulez added on the 2017-08-10 01:46:52 by 1in10 1in10
Nice!
rulez added on the 2017-08-10 02:05:15 by gkelly gkelly
Just wow
rulez added on the 2017-08-10 08:47:05 by subzey subzey
Really nice design!
rulez added on the 2017-08-10 12:23:11 by fizzer fizzer
Really nice 1k
rulez added on the 2017-08-10 22:10:32 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Really, really not my cup of tea. Visuals are nice, but for my own sanity the mute button had to come into action after a couple of seconds.
added on the 2017-08-11 08:52:21 by oerg866 oerg866
Watched without sound so far, and it already made my jaw drop 8O
rulez added on the 2017-08-11 09:37:53 by rutra80 rutra80
I quite liked it! While structurally simple, it's really well polished
added on the 2017-08-11 10:24:03 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Me like
rulez added on the 2017-08-13 18:27:56 by Frequent Frequent
Disturbingly cool stuff :-)
rulez added on the 2017-08-13 22:32:33 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
Great work as always from p01.
rulez added on the 2017-08-13 22:37:33 by ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Jawdropped :O
rulez added on the 2017-08-13 23:43:18 by jammer jammer
holy shit
rulez added on the 2017-08-17 19:42:14 by FMS_Cat FMS_Cat
I did not like the noise, but otherwise this has way too much design in 1k to ignore.
rulez added on the 2017-08-17 20:38:39 by Trilkk Trilkk
holy moly this is awesome. clear winner with awesome visuals and sound.
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 08:48:49 by branch branch
are you fucking kidding me? wow
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 08:59:14 by superplek superplek
Those who complain, I want to see how you are doing better in this category.
Excellent job.
rulez added on the 2017-08-23 23:51:52 by tomkh tomkh
mindblowing stuff as usual p01! this is one is especially delightful :)
rulez added on the 2017-08-24 10:43:58 by rez rez
holy fuck! O_O
and 2x respect for great ending!
rulez added on the 2017-08-24 10:56:29 by wbc\\bz7 wbc\\bz7
Thanks!!!



@Gargaj, @noby: Where would you take it ? Don't have to go in details, but just a little twist you'd have done regardless of the size to make this prod more interesting.

@Tomaes: The whole point was not the speech synth, and you can see how I made sure that the intro works with Speech disabled. But I felt the speech really added something.



Oh and here's the usual heat map of the code. This could probably be smaller but I was happy with VOLTRA.

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added on the 2017-08-24 11:48:59 by p01 p01
what Kuemmel said ;-)
rulez added on the 2017-08-25 00:56:38 by RufUsul RufUsul
I really like everything about this intro: it looks and sounds so cool. Well done p01!
rulez added on the 2017-08-25 23:37:34 by pera pera
interesting
rulez added on the 2017-09-19 14:22:31 by nagz nagz
Out of this world! Amazing stuff!
rulez added on the 2017-10-19 08:43:18 by Bobic Bobic
Oh... Source code is amazing. I give back my words. Thumbs Up
rulez added on the 2017-11-07 21:32:11 by nVolantis nVolantis
Yes, indeed!
rulez added on the 2017-12-29 14:36:40 by cxw cxw
There are ’javascript devs’ and then there's this, next level stuff that I hope will inspire future generations of devs. Great work.
rulez added on the 2018-04-16 01:07:53 by DS&B DS&B
I'm a bit torn about this one... I appreciate that it's impressive that this all fit in 1k, and it looks and sounds great, but it felt like an intro scene to something bigger. After a while I was like "okay, I'm ready, hit me with the good stuff" and then it ended. Not to say that this isn't good - it is - but at the end I was left feeling like I'd missed something.
added on the 2018-04-22 19:15:32 by stijn stijn

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