Moleman 2 - The Art of the Algorithms [demoscene documentary]

category: general [glöplog]
Factor6: my pleasure ;-)
added on the 2012-04-10 21:17:27 by RufUsul RufUsul
On that note - yes please make subtitle translations (possibly as a coop effort so it's double-triple-...-checked) and send it back to us so we can put it on youtube, etc.
added on the 2012-04-10 21:24:06 by Gargaj Gargaj
Download all files from LegitTorrents here: http://www.legittorrents.info/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=a6cd140e1c32 9190e634577011a47ec9d1b1e019 - if you could help seed it, that would rule. We are expecting some traffic on friday/saturday :)
added on the 2012-04-12 09:24:55 by gloom gloom
Argh - URL fixed: Legittorrents
added on the 2012-04-12 09:30:39 by gloom gloom
from legit torrents...

World Porn Collection - Set 1 (~3500 photos) (Safe For Work) (Not Porn)

that's just ...WEIRD!
added on the 2012-04-12 10:07:13 by button button
I love the "(Not Porn)"-bit. Deliciously bizarro.
added on the 2012-04-12 10:21:07 by gloom gloom
Seems legit!
added on the 2012-04-12 12:30:51 by すすれ すすれ
added on the 2012-04-12 15:58:16 by reed reed
That is absolutely the most ridiculous music video I have ever seen.
No excuses now, everyone gotta come to a hungarian party :D
added on the 2012-04-12 20:36:16 by -SP- -SP-
The Demo being referred to here was initially a kind of hi-tech, codified greeting that danced and sang in the period before your pirated game booted up. They would call out other crews by name, heaping scorn upon vile “lamers” in impossibly smooth bouncing text. Eventually, the pirated software became almost vestigial compared to the quest for hardware mastery and the two forms were decoupled.
added on the 2012-04-13 11:16:59 by Gargaj Gargaj
I guess that qualifies as "outreach" ;D. Great documentary and great work getting a screening at such a large event.
added on the 2012-04-13 12:38:10 by elfan elfan
yeah, we have a lot to thank those guys for it seems
added on the 2012-04-13 13:13:43 by thec thec
There are faint plans for a DVD release btw, so if you wanna help with that, send the guys a mail or perhaps a paypal donation. (Kickstarter might happen later as well.)
added on the 2012-04-13 14:49:38 by Gargaj Gargaj
we are looking to release the french subtitles
Garg has been a very good ambassador for this film.
added on the 2012-04-13 16:30:11 by metoikos metoikos
So, let me tell you all how the Penny-Arcade frontpaging of the movie came to be:

1. I propose to Garg that it gets screened at PAX East. This plan was heartily approved.

2. We submit the request, it's accepted and eventually goes on the PAX East schedule.

3. A CRACK SQUAD (of people who couldn't make Revision) come together: to actually present it: micksam7 and phoenix agree to join me. (metoikos would have, but she was at Revision, of course.)

4. Come the time of screening, we expect maybe 5-10 people. We get about 120.

5. Tycho from Penny-Arcade literally taps me on the shoulder later and says: "Hey, [t-zero], I couldn't make the screening, could you link me to the movie?" Because it turns out he was into the demoscene when he had an Amiga(aaaaaa).

6. He then finds me again and says: "This is so awesome, I want to frontpage it on the main site in my main newspost to help it get exposure."

7. !!!!!

8. With help from a bunch of people on the PA side and the usual suspects on the scene side (garg, gloom, and of course lameron) we arrange a solution so that the movie won't get 'wanged' by the amount of clickthroughs from penny-arcade.com.

9. It goes up on the main newspost today, Friday 13 April.

added on the 2012-04-13 19:18:23 by t-zero t-zero
hey, due credit to you, KUDOS seriously. thanks again. and I think I introduced to to phoenix and micksam ( :
added on the 2012-04-13 21:53:31 by metoikos metoikos
Next step, get it featured in an xkcd comic? ;)

(oh, and re: metoikos' above post - I forgot to mention that during the screening we also pimped @party! So there might be a few more attendees to that this year...)
added on the 2012-04-14 06:10:14 by t-zero t-zero
Bravo, an article today in the main stream french newspaper Liberation :

The french version :
Trente ans avant la NewAesthetic, des bandes de
codeurs surdoués s’étaient passionnés pour l’art
des algorithmes. Demoscene, un documentaire
hongrois (pensez à activer les sous-titres) propose
une plongée dépaysante dans cette fameuse scène
démo, sous-culture informatique, très féconde en
Europe, née dans le sillage des premiers ordinateurs
domestiques tels l’Amiga, l’Atari ST et le
Commodore 64. La scène démo est une émanation
du cracking. Lorsqu’un cracker ou sa teamparvenait
à supprimer la protection d’un logiciel, ils signaient
leur performance avec une petite introduction
animée. Les «crack intros» ou cracktro
sont devenues de plus en plus sophistiquées jusqu’à
constituer un genre en soi, la démo.
Ces hackers,musiciens, sorciers du graphisme par
ordinateur se retrouvent lors demarathons de la
programmation –comme laDemoparty Revision
qui s’est tenue le 6 avril enAllemagne, ou TheGathering
qui réunit, enNorvège, jusqu’à 5000 codeurs–,
où ils rivalisent pour pousser toujours plus
loin les limites de lamachine. Le but étant de réaliser
en un temps limité la démo qui tue, mêlant
graphismes,musiques et animation et censée produire
l’ultime expérience audiovisuelle en temps
FWIW, I ran a seed, and the effect from the Penny Arcade posting was hardly felt at all. The day before, I uploaded ~8 full copies (probably mostly to other seeds); now in total, I've uploaded ~11. Of course, this could mean that it got extremely well-seeded beforehand, but I don't really think that was all of it. :-)
added on the 2012-04-14 12:18:29 by Sesse Sesse
Sesse: We managed to get the seed up to ~4-5MB/s the day before, so yes we did seed it rather well. On the other hand, ~4000 plays on Vimeo, ~150 full downloads from scene.org, about ~5000 views on YouTube, and the Twitter search shows that there are people still downloading it. Plus it's gonna stay front page until Monday. It's still not the wanging we expected to get from the 2-3M hits they have daily, but then again we're not an indie pixel platformer either :)
added on the 2012-04-14 12:55:12 by Gargaj Gargaj
remember my tablet can encode 720p so downloading it from scene.org to rewatch when more sober then i was when sawing it at Revision
Gargaj: 4-5 MB/s? I seeded at >15 MB/s at the highest (with plenty of bandwidth to spare). :-)
added on the 2012-04-14 15:15:04 by Sesse Sesse