Dreamchild by Andromeda Software Development [web]
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release date : august 2003
release party : Assembly 2003
compo : combined demo
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 75%
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alltime top: #186
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Beautiful demo
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 10:36:03 by dEpressio dEpressio
Not my favourite asd demo, but still, it's a very good one.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 10:48:45 by tomaes tomaes
A wonderful production. Well Done Guys!
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 11:17:30 by Fubyo Fubyo
great one. beautiful work on the transitions.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 11:19:03 by ryg ryg
Overall a nice production.

Didn't quite feel that the middle part fitted the rest. A bit slower and smoother camera movement would have made that better imo.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 11:20:39 by silmaril silmaril
nice : but please do something about your music
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 11:29:44 by nytrik nytrik
Very nice, and I love the music
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 11:51:40 by Scali Scali
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 11:51:57 by Marisa Marisa
i like it quite much
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 11:54:53 by shadez shadez
great visuals once again, but the music was ruined by that cheesy guitar :/
added on the 2003-08-10 12:12:18 by lug00ber lug00ber
Nice visuals! Very nice transitions. Soft music. Very well done.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 12:18:36 by Wildcat Wildcat
nice demo. a bit dark for me and the middle part is very slow on my GF2 making the sound crispy. the music is nice, i don't hear a problem with the guitar, the solos are cools. It changes from pseudo experimental boring things.
added on the 2003-08-10 12:25:58 by oxb oxb
Farking Sexxxy.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 12:31:43 by elend elend
Note : this demo did not rank 4th, i have made a mistake. Results have not been announced yet.
added on the 2003-08-10 12:40:34 by zafos zafos
Wow, it rocks !
It runs very well, even with a geforce 2, the design and the overall graphic ambience are in one of the current demoscene "tendance" (read: splines, and rendering-to-texture blending effects), all very well made (it's rare). Good job guys, I hope you'll get a nice rank.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 12:47:30 by Sanx Sanx
Very nice transitions. Maybe a bit too blurry :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 12:48:04 by dairos dairos
Good stuff, but some parts looked a way too messy on the big screen.. Then again, the screen sucked. I'll have to check this on a PC before thumbing it up.
added on the 2003-08-10 12:49:30 by break break
as usual.. great code effects but boring..
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 13:02:59 by mrdoob mrdoob
quite boring additive blending show with a terrible tune that sound like 1992 4CHN symphonic rock... not my cup of tea...
added on the 2003-08-10 13:06:25 by brioche brioche
Total demo, I have saw a thousand demos but while watching this my mouth stayed wide open..Outstanding graphic and transitions, total soundtrack by Amusic, (better than his superb track in EoF)...One of the best demos I have ever seen
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 14:38:31 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Lol Zafos, you got it right :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 15:04:46 by Optimus Optimus
nice one.. the music rocks. congrats for the 4th place dudez.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 15:18:40 by medron medron
And my comments: Yes, the music was superb!
added on the 2003-08-10 15:25:32 by Optimus Optimus
Heh zafo, we all bitched at you for your "preliminary" ranking... who could've guess that you're a psychic... well navi's comment on the big screen says it all.. "See you next year"... that's a call for duty! Thank you for everything.
added on the 2003-08-10 15:28:35 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Really great.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 16:07:34 by sagacity sagacity
I liked this very much. Beautiful "blending" work
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 17:19:05 by reality3D reality3D
whoah whoah whoah... I had to watch this demo twice, because the first time I was so damn fucking impressed by the music that I paid no attention to the demo... I only listened to this fabulous music.
Second time I watched the demo, and found it really excellent.
This is definitely a big hit, imho, I purely love it, congrats dudez
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 17:22:47 by MrHoward MrHoward
My favorite combined demo of Assembly this year. Just the mosaic part didn't seem to fit, but otherwise very cool.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 17:24:58 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
Like previous ASD demos, this feels so fanciful and dreamy with a continuous flow aided by subtle transitions. The music is also outstanding - as always. A real pleasure to watch!
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 17:35:07 by Wade Wade
some interessting visuals here and there,
but bad colours and lack of ideas.
added on the 2003-08-10 18:17:10 by hfr hfr
I'm a big fan of ASD, they have a very unique style where they the screen is always filled by a lot of different effects. As always, impressive transition work. Their music is always 'different'. It's not the prod i've liked most from them, but this one is very good. Keep up the good work
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 20:27:46 by mac mac
huiyeah! a journey through... stuff! ;)
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 20:30:42 by booster booster
Very good demo, but I don't really like that kind of music.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 20:47:37 by teel teel
I really like this one. Music is great, visuals are beautiful. A "must see" for everyone. VERY good job guys.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 23:57:44 by outsider outsider
Again an excellent demo with the usual great transitions. Also the music is quite good.
added on the 2003-08-11 00:03:06 by Crest Crest
From the technical point of view a nice demo. But the design was just too random. If there was any...
added on the 2003-08-11 00:20:28 by Delax Delax
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 00:36:47 by Reko Reko
Fucking loved it. ASD has a way of avoiding 'jaggies.'

On the other hand, I'm pretty certain the 'A' in ASD stands for Alpha-blending...
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 00:46:56 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
The kings of transitions are back :)
Wonderful music and as always lots of effects. Lacks a bit on the graphical side but should definetly have been top3.
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 01:03:23 by ithaqua ithaqua
The thing that struck me in the compo was that this demo seemed running extremly smoothly, and it wasn't just the fps, this demo really flowed. It seemed to suffer from a bad case of coder design tho. Can't choose between rulez/ok before seeing it again.
added on the 2003-08-11 01:17:23 by noid noid
Grate so I watch the demo that it helps me to make semen!! hahahaaaaaa! :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 03:20:06 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Absolutely f****ing awsome!!!! :) Wonderful dream theme, and a great mood. Soundtrack was amazingly well delivered complimenting the scenes perfectly. Very very nice.
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 05:59:17 by Vaipon Vaipon
very fluid show, sometimes too fluid maybe...
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 07:52:50 by bhead bhead
very smooth - very stylish, cool atmosphere. really liked this one.
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 08:24:32 by sobec sobec
Awful crap. Should've been in bottom5 instead of top5.
sucks added on the 2003-08-11 08:25:43 by kurli kurli
I don't like colors in some parts, but overall feeling is very good.
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 11:58:22 by night_ night_
"applause with standing ovation"
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 16:15:43 by sokoban sokoban
Great work! Amazing smooth transitions wonderfully combined with the music which was unique and the colours very well picked. Dark atmosphear.. a fabulus dream indeed.

rulez added on the 2003-08-11 16:32:20 by Oddie Oddie
strikingly beautiful like former ASD prods !

and so many details on the screen 8)
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 18:34:50 by Zest Zest
I like it. Has an almost photographic quality to the visuals -- nice use of depth of field. Music is not to my taste tho.
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 22:29:54 by Jerware Jerware
my fav from assembly... i can only say... woah!
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 01:42:11 by Jcl Jcl
nice stuph
added on the 2003-08-12 02:04:03 by BoToX BoToX
Best one from assembly I've seen so far (and i'm working down the results list :)

Amazing work, almost pure effects all the way through, with great design too :) The music let it down a little (a very small little), but only cause I don't like the style.
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 13:33:51 by psonice psonice
Kewl ... just rulez
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 15:18:06 by T33 T33
one of the best demos!!!
The music doesn't match the first seconds of the demo, but the rest just ...rocks! ;-)

A must see.
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 21:20:21 by BadSector BadSector
Nice Soundtrack - and looks good :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 21:30:58 by Sapphire Sapphire
nice sound track & some effects!!!
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 22:55:47 by got got
ASD quality:
great visuals,
relaxing theme,
great code,
great desing.
and for the first time (for me): a very-very cool soundtrac...
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 23:05:04 by FooLman FooLman
ASD are back with their most mature production so far. Building on top of their traditional quality of blending spectacular effects with transitions, producing a unique experience that few other groups can achieve , they added a more consistent color scheme and a musical score which mixes several known styles into one quite original sound. The result is awesome, a five minute trip that indeed can only be described as a dream.

An incredible piece of work for ASD. Congrats!
rulez added on the 2003-08-13 00:02:05 by moT moT
damn those greeks!
rulez added on the 2003-08-13 00:06:02 by psenough psenough
ASD did the trick once again :) Well Done Guys!
added on the 2003-08-13 06:33:53 by Fubyo Fubyo
This should've ranked higher. The design, art, music, and pacing on this demo are extremely tight. The effects are highly stylized and original, and the colors, like Edge of Forever, are beautiful. While I can't recall a specific visual in this demo that burns itself into your brain (like the fish with the glowing eyes or the hand of God in EoF), the presentation is extremely consistent, impressive, and most of all, doesn't drag on and bore you. Excellent work.
rulez added on the 2003-08-13 18:19:14 by VindicatioN VindicatioN
I like the music very much this time, but the effects works more like background effects that really doesn`t show anything i will remember from the demo.
added on the 2003-08-13 23:25:35 by Wain Wain
I watched it again in home a lot of times and I want to write some comments now. What I don't like is the overused blending, so that I can't recognize what is running on in the screen at some parts. Edge of Forever had much more admirable parts to remember. In this demo my favorite ones are at the beginning with the distorted face, but mostly with the head, revealing a bright light and the eclipse, exploding to the great crystalized tunnels! But no more. The music made me love this demo and it's full of emotion, used and this presented very well in the demo. However, it will be my favorite ASD demo now.
added on the 2003-08-14 01:47:36 by Optimus Optimus
Very good looking demo! Visually amazing! nice effs and ok music. Creates well a dream-like atmosphere...
rulez added on the 2003-08-14 16:08:44 by jasuy jasuy
rulez added on the 2003-08-14 23:25:57 by diver diver
rulez added on the 2003-08-15 03:05:49 by blz blz
Waouh ! Wonderfull !

I love ASD demos but here ... I don't have words to describe it ! This demo is one of my favorite now ! If you want to introduce people to demo, begins with this !!!

How could you be better guys ? I couldn't imagine !

The music is impressive, the GFX, the colors are great but sometimes difficult to understand. The code is correct.
rulez added on the 2003-08-18 02:44:31 by koinkoin koinkoin
ASD uses great changes between each scene and gives you the idea of a cinematic atmosphere.
They can be our guide to create great demos.
Congratulations and keep up the good work
rulez added on the 2003-08-19 07:08:49 by sybeX sybeX
love music
love gfx
love effects
whoaoaoaoaow !
rulez added on the 2003-08-20 16:06:36 by skarab skarab
Great graphics,
fast code,
very nice artwork,
nice music,

BUT it has some parts where attention to detail was not sufficient,and these are quite obvious and bad looking to me.

Ovrally nice production and when compared to the rest of the party prods,i think it should have scored higher.
rulez added on the 2003-08-20 22:09:45 by mulambo mulambo
Gets a thumb up for the visuals, though I don't like the style too much and the music is not my taste
rulez added on the 2003-08-21 09:53:04 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
One of my faves for Assembly'03.
At least it's a real scene demo, not a "story" demo (like Legomania and Ix).
rulez added on the 2003-08-21 10:00:55 by Dbug Dbug
Anyone interested in the non guitar version ?
added on the 2003-08-21 14:22:04 by zafos zafos
Zafos : You will NOT give out the non-guitar version.
added on the 2003-08-21 16:01:29 by Navis Navis
I'm up for a non-guitar version.
added on the 2003-08-21 16:25:25 by psonice psonice
Zafo, the demo has been presented to asm03 as it is *WITH* the guitar. A non guitar version of the tune only will be relased if and *ONLY IF* ASD as well as I feel like releasing such a thing. We (ASD) have discussed this issue on the very same day that the demo was released, and agreed against releasing the non-guitar tune. If we ever release it you as well as everyone else will be informed from ASD on this thread.
added on the 2003-08-21 19:37:45 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
The most powerful demo in the compo for sure. It resembles VIP2, one of my all time favorites, in many ways. Though, the spooky voice gives me the shiver. What is he saying? I'd like to do a demo like this some day, without the spooky voice though. ;-)
Anyways great demo, a favorite from Asm'03.
rulez added on the 2003-08-21 20:32:58 by mri mri
A great demo!
Music is awsome, well done!
Nice lensfilters or whatver you call it...
rulez added on the 2003-08-21 20:50:30 by velo velo
great demo... lotta work, interesting design
rulez added on the 2003-08-21 20:57:12 by spengler spengler
I believe that this demo should stay as it is for ever and ever.
If anyone except ASD dare to change even a pixel of this demo he should get punished.
It's like the apocalypse...Not even a comma is changed for centuries.
added on the 2003-08-21 21:29:58 by sybeX sybeX
I said it before so I'll say it again:
I _loved_ the guitar.
added on the 2003-08-21 21:55:52 by moT moT
If you release a NonGuitar version, I will simply never download it.
added on the 2003-08-21 22:11:00 by Optimus Optimus
Ok.. it's official now.. I'm spooky and I give people the shivers.. =)

MRI, I can e-mail you the lyrics if you wish so.. or I can even post them here if the rest of the team has no objection into lifting the veil of obscurity from that part.

Some random verses from the female vocals are included in the .nfo file.

I am not a product of your dreams...
added on the 2003-08-21 23:33:32 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Only one question remains: why didn't it won?
rulez added on the 2003-08-22 04:35:37 by Ger Ger
because it's just so disconnected from any kind of class/style.
sucks added on the 2003-08-22 09:59:51 by superplek superplek
aMUSIC, yes, send the lyrics ( mats(dot)byggmastar(at)multi(dot)fi ), or post i here. :-)
added on the 2003-08-22 13:50:21 by mri mri
The Demo Ruled the dreams of all...a big thank you to the crew which let me contribute to this wonderfull demo...

amv,navis and you...you spooky one...greetz all...!
added on the 2003-08-22 14:36:37 by Leviathan Leviathan
Awe rite.. here are the vocals...

I am You Male Vocals (aMUSiC):

I'm not a product of your dreams,
I'm not either injected into your fantasy
by some conspiracy or diabolic plot.
I was, I am and I will be
a part of your crystalite world.
Omnipresent, spreading my roots
deep into your nightmares.
I cannot be removed.
I am just there.
Because I am, none other..
than you!

I am You Female Vocals (Lisa):

You are a dream.
You are the whispering twilight,
shining into my world of illusion.
You are the warmth of my mortality,
A moment in time.
You seek after me.
You are forgetfulness,
but you are forgiveness also.
You are the child I wish I had been,
the innocence I could never recapture.
You wish to embrace me.
You are but the candle's flicker,
yet you can set my heart ablaze.
You cried for me,
yet not one tear has reached me.
You need not despair.
You'll be there still for me to long for.
For you to be reflected,
into the stare of my loving eyes.
For you to be dreamt of.
For you..
am I.

.. did anyone say there's no concept in the demo? =)
added on the 2003-08-22 16:52:21 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
At first I thought this was a coders demo. Don´t know why, maybe due to the colors. But this thing is really great. Fantastic. I love it.
rulez added on the 2003-08-22 20:16:49 by chock chock
aMUSIC, thanks for posting the male voice lyrics. Interesting.
added on the 2003-08-23 10:47:39 by mri mri
I don't remember telling that i'll give any non guitar version. I asked if anybody is interested in it.
added on the 2003-08-23 11:47:08 by zafos zafos
i adore the guitar solo
rulez added on the 2003-08-26 12:04:07 by v3nom v3nom
My biggest problem with the guitar is that it sounds so.... hobby. A sort of boy room-ish and cramped sound, apart from the rest of the music which sounds crisp and "wide". More work should've gone into making the guitar sound more "united" with the music.

But that is my only gripe. Everything else simply kicks!
rulez added on the 2003-08-26 14:48:59 by illmidus illmidus
...the music...whoa...
rulez added on the 2003-08-26 18:50:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
ilm's comment about the guitar is the only constructive criticism I've heard so far, and that's something I'll definately pay close attention in my next guitar co-op tune with Leviathan. The "boy room-ish" comment almost made me fell off my chair.. yes indeed it was recorded in a boy room =)
added on the 2003-08-26 21:09:28 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
first; the music-replayer must be buggy because it jumps and clicks throughout the demo.. but let's put that aside. the übercheezy pitched-down-speech in the beginning was so lame i almost pressed esc right there and then. :) the rest of the music is not bad and the guitar wasn't that bad. regarding the visuals - is render-to-texture just an excuse to make dirty and ugly blue things nowadays? it's. not. pretty. the effects themselves were good, just too bad that shoddy camerawork never really let's us see them. all around it was way too blue and it didn't seem very well planned.

now; what the fuck is with my long commend? :)
added on the 2003-08-26 21:40:05 by gloom gloom
I guess MRI is right after all.. if my voice can pass as pitched-down, then I am spooky and give people the shivers. Actually the voice is pitched-up a bit as at some point the tune went through a 5 percent speed increase. As for the music-replayer.. I don't think anyone ever complained about fmod before.. there must be something wicked with your configuration.
added on the 2003-08-27 03:35:34 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
you've never heard of anyone having complaints about fmod before? wow, that's a first. :) well, your demo is the only one i've seen the last.. two years or so, that stutter like that, so i doubt it's my fault. :) ..and your voice; thanks for not pitching it down (that blows) but it still sounds lame.
added on the 2003-08-27 07:51:15 by gloom gloom
i've never heard anyone, except firelight, praise fmod :-) I guess to only reason why people tend to use it is that it can be plugged into any codebase in like .. 5-10minutes :-)
gloom, what is your configuration? It is a ripe possibility that your pc is not powerful enough to render the graphics on time, and this drags the sound along with it. Of course something else might also be going on. I do not know how fmod works since I'm not a coder myself, so i guess navis would be the right person to make accurate assumptions. On my config (athlon 900 / Gffx5600) the demo runs smoothly with no stuttering at all (either video or audio). Ah, the music is compressed using ogg vorbis. Try to play the music by itself and see if it suffers from stuttering that way.

Rasmus, the fact that it can be plugged in the codebase in like 5-10 minutes and that it can replay .ogg as well as that it saves precious time in the development are indeed the reasons we chose fmod as the sound replayer. =) But if we are to talk about fmod we should open a bbs thread. I'd much more prefer to see comments on the demo on this thread =)
added on the 2003-08-27 17:11:42 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
I will use fmod. The reason is because all my friends in the greek scene used it and recomended, so I can do the shame and ask for help if I want and I'll be able to play music in even less than 5 minutes :)

But why is it bad? I'd like to know..
I have personally heard it's very fast and supports many formats.
added on the 2003-08-27 18:05:55 by Optimus Optimus
regarding fmod: I have heard complains about both prods I released with fmod about clicking sound, although my 2 computers always runed them (and dreamchild of course) without any problems at all.
However even if we assume that the clicking problem lies with fmod (which I doubt) just the fact that it's so damn easy to use and well designed is enough reason for me to continue using it. In fact it must be the only library that I use without even considering wrapping it with my own interface and that says a lot.
People should look to fmod as an example before designing library interfaces and APIs
added on the 2003-08-28 01:07:29 by Nuclear Nuclear
rulez added on the 2003-08-28 14:02:05 by packo packo
I have Amd 2100+ with 512MB RAM and GeForce 4MX 440(By Creative).
I watched "DreamChild" over 10 times
and because of my GeForce weakness it get's slow in the tunnel scene but the rest of the demo is quite good.
added on the 2003-08-28 14:24:48 by sybeX sybeX
One of my all-time favourite productions. It's rare to see a demo that's a coderprod, a designer's dream and an aural delight at the same time. I want more!
rulez added on the 2003-08-31 22:12:58 by Preacher Preacher
not much style

but effects look good.
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 02:55:53 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Possibly one of my fave demos now. The effects are plenty and very abstract. ASD pwns me.
rulez added on the 2003-12-10 23:11:41 by Patrick Groove Patrick Groove
Sweetness! But... was that a Poser head my eye spied? ;) Anyway, the fx and scenes are very nice, and the music was a very cool rock opera ballad style thing. But somehow (and this is my opinion) the vocals didn't mix too well into the music... It didn't have the same mastering as, say, a 'Fall Equals Winter', or 'Elements'. Well, thumb up anyway.
rulez added on the 2003-12-10 23:41:17 by Vip Vip
Why haven't I commented on this? Btw, This truly owns! Release more demos, quick!
rulez added on the 2003-12-11 00:15:53 by ekoli ekoli
Its realy good...aMuSiC and the other team Keep tha gooD job...and beers
rulez added on the 2003-12-13 20:45:11 by P_Gala P_Gala
A few parts felt slightly flat, like they might have benefitted from being in a different sequence... or maybe the music needed a little more bass here and there... Still I like it enough to comment... definitely worth seeing. :)
rulez added on the 2003-12-20 00:33:37 by Hunsvotti Hunsvotti
I needed to watch this one 3 time to be able to vote, so here is my thumb up! A bit boring, but the flow and effects were impressive :)
rulez added on the 2003-12-26 15:43:59 by shash shash
This is one of the deepest and most beautiful productions I have seen. I remember being impressed when I saw it over the Assembly 2003 web broadcast. Now that I have a video card that can run it at a decent FPS, I am totally blown away. Nice work! BB Image
rulez added on the 2004-02-06 22:57:22 by s_tec s_tec
nice, although mostly not my style
rulez added on the 2004-02-07 01:31:34 by blala blala
The music! Amusic is a genius! The strings worked so well, and later on the guitar managed to synch to the classical part very well.
The visuals also managed to hold the rest of it together, in particular around the eclipse scene.
rulez added on the 2004-02-07 02:43:20 by crusader crusader
i enjoy watching this demo. good job.
rulez added on the 2004-02-07 05:58:36 by krunoce krunoce
FMOD actually clicks, MINIFMOD does not. You might also try BASS since it has a very similar interface for simple purposes.
added on the 2004-02-08 19:58:03 by eye eye
rulez added on the 2004-02-22 21:34:16 by Wr Wr
Dreamchild has been nominated for the best soundtrack award in the scene awards 2004. Leviathan and I will probably be at Breakpoint for the ceremony so if anyone of you is going to be there as well, drop an e-mail =)
added on the 2004-02-23 05:08:14 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
I especially liked the guitar, but as others have pointed out, it sounds as if it is not affected by the same hall effect that the other instruments are. I also think the female voice should be more disorted, like being pitch shifted upwards about two-three semitones.

Nevertheless, the music is one of best I ever heard in a demo.
And the visuals are also very good, which makes this simply a great demo!
rulez added on the 2004-02-27 04:18:55 by Mz Mz
Adding a bit to the "behind the scenes" of Dreamchild, the female Voice was recorded with a crappy SB microphone with loads of clicks, plosives and cpu-fan noise. The recording took place in the UK and I got a set of several takes in .mp3 format.

I really went through hell and back to remove all extra noises, and make the waves sound decent.

Oh yes.. I am you.ogg has travelled the world to become what it is =)

(Hey Lisa, if you ever read this, thank you for your great voiceovers)
added on the 2004-03-02 03:29:48 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Cool!!!! Very professional!!!
rulez added on the 2004-03-20 14:59:26 by zeebr zeebr
Haven't been rocked this hard for a looong time! Kudos!
rulez added on the 2004-03-20 21:14:15 by a0a a0a
it's good prod
i dislike the 0000FF blue and globally the color sheme
but music is very good and direction is unusual
rulez added on the 2004-05-05 18:05:11 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
Slow Smooth What a Groove
Excellent Code !
rulez added on the 2004-05-20 09:03:18 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
rulez added on the 2004-06-25 02:37:57 by Coran Coran
rulez added on the 2004-06-27 19:09:19 by Kojote Kojote
ASD continues to amaze. I have to agree with the others, though -- there are a few parts in this that just don't work well (IMHO the first "letters" part, the tunnel part and perhaps the greetings part) and destroy some of the overall fluidness. Still, I love the style and the smooth transitions between everything :-)
rulez added on the 2004-07-05 02:22:31 by Sesse Sesse
Fucking great music. Very much like Nightwish :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-05 02:50:35 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
rulez added on the 2004-07-05 23:58:57 by titanstar titanstar
I didn't rate one of my favorite demos???

aMUSIC is god! ;-)
rulezcdc added on the 2004-08-09 22:44:30 by imYemeth imYemeth
rulez added on the 2004-09-06 02:31:27 by jimmi jimmi
My god the music!!!! it rules!!! I love this style... and the way the demo ends off nicely with that piano chord too!
I wish I could play this demo at 1920x1080 resolution :(
rulez added on the 2004-09-08 07:16:15 by dracore dracore
Great prod, cool sound, beautiful atmosphere, fantastic scenes...
wish to see mor prods like that.
rulez added on the 2004-09-21 01:46:15 by wickedz wickedz
Great production and I love the music ...
added on the 2004-09-27 08:41:58 by wickedz wickedz
rulez added on the 2004-10-01 19:04:15 by asasel asasel
Could have sworn I already commented this prod.

Anyways, an absolutely entrancing demo!
I must've looped the track about 100 times already =)

Unbelievable. I'd give a cdc if only I had a few more... Guess it's time to go glop hunting =P
rulez added on the 2004-10-09 04:23:20 by Nezbie Nezbie
nice one =)
rulez added on the 2004-10-16 01:38:16 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
very powerfull stuff
rulez added on the 2004-12-05 01:55:36 by prodigy prodigy
An amazing experience
rulezcdc added on the 2004-12-15 23:29:00 by checkoff checkoff
havent seen a demo this good in a long time.
rulez added on the 2005-01-11 18:00:08 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
My favorite demo in year 2003.
And my professional respect to great guitarist. Leviathan you rule!
rulez added on the 2005-01-13 23:30:24 by Frozzy Frozzy
The music!
rulez added on the 2005-01-26 01:12:24 by beavis77 beavis77
i can't believe i still don't thumb it up
rulez added on the 2005-01-26 13:15:38 by Kauto Kauto
the music...it makes you feel different, makes you drown in your...memories? feelings? incredible.
rulez added on the 2005-01-31 12:11:54 by venire venire
good job.
rulez added on the 2005-02-10 17:08:34 by ninja ninja
music doesnt sound like nightwish. not at all cheesy lyrics, but transitions (how scene changes) ... one word: wow. somehow this demo seems too blurred sometimes and also lots of glowing. but its not bad demo, i think its worth of thumb, i dont have no crits except lyrics and maybe that one picture with ladies in beginning should be removed.
rulez added on the 2005-02-11 08:14:54 by uns3en_ uns3en_
rulez added on the 2005-02-22 18:04:43 by Kreton Kreton
It took me one year and a half to like the music but better late than never :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-15 20:32:25 by imak imak
omfg! BB Image BB Image BB Image
rulez added on the 2005-04-23 01:25:18 by bartman bartman
What makes this demo different and in many cases better than the "usual" demos: It doesn't look like one. It looks like an animation.

I guess the difference is: In this demo the computer graphic is used to visualise. Most times a demo visualises computer graphics.

Thumbs up! This is a masterpiece.
rulez added on the 2005-04-24 04:58:44 by Salinga Salinga
the soundtrack is playing in my head from the early morning... especially the guitar solo theme. and the voice...
still my favourite asd demo!
asd for the masses!!!
rulez added on the 2005-04-27 13:05:50 by tekknej tekknej
Yeah, the best demo ever done by ASD. Everything is great, especially the soundtrack.
ASD rules!
rulez added on the 2005-05-10 23:46:31 by algar algar
rulez added on the 2005-05-14 19:53:14 by las las
Great work. Sometimes overlaying effects can go too far but this demo makes it in good way. It gives a dreamy feeling. One can see Planet Risk coming ...
rulez added on the 2005-06-01 00:08:40 by ManJIT ManJIT
A great prod, ASD always rocks.
rulez added on the 2005-06-01 01:07:01 by bdk bdk
.the product will make you happy!! :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-29 09:44:22 by Gaia Gaia
after watching this demo nth time you remember nothing (unlike edge of forever) except that it's blue. (that's a good reason to watch it n+1the time.)

the music simply rocks. it creates a wonderful atmosphere.

it as one of the coolest tunnels. and the black pointy overlay just before the greetz is great.

there is only thing that makes this a coder demo: it runs fast on low specs. (by its release year)

i'll remember it as a blue demo.
rulez added on the 2005-08-31 03:36:32 by anesthetic anesthetic
Very well, I love Blue
rulez added on the 2005-09-27 10:36:37 by Necra Necra
Great, very great one. The e-guitar is awesome!
rulez added on the 2005-09-27 14:14:46 by Cj Cj
Few demos bring tears to my eyes.
rulez added on the 2005-09-28 00:20:14 by slux slux
and few demos bring tears to my ears. the song is beyond the thumbing story. i love it.
rulez added on the 2005-10-11 20:36:37 by wie8 wie8
Great demo, great soundtrack. I need to re-watch(is there such word in english?;) ) all Assmebly 2003 to understad why this demo isn't number 1.
Please DO NOT dear to remove guitars in Your future productions;)
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 21:04:38 by Wodzu Wodzu
Good stuff, partly a bit too messy for me.
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 21:33:06 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
I have to admit, this is one of the best demos I've ever seen... incredible design.
rulez added on the 2005-12-22 13:37:38 by Axel Axel
rulez added on the 2006-03-05 23:01:22 by blackpawn blackpawn
Excellent work. The babys head is too much but everything else is wonderful. I rarely thumb up anything beyond 64k but the design and feel here were "scene" and deserve a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2006-03-06 06:14:22 by wroceng wroceng
so futuristic
rulezcdc added on the 2006-03-06 06:51:26 by NuKem NuKem
One of the best things about the BASS concert 2006 - one of the 87 million great things - was the joy on Leviathan and Amusics' faces during the song. Also, Amusic saved me from having to do the last bit of lyrics which ... yeah that wasn't gonna happen (:
While the soundtrack is one of my favourites at nectraine, the demo isn't that good. Or maybe I'm just a bit too tired.
Rocked my world FULL POWER!! The visuals are astonishing and I have absolutely no words to describe the music. Super demo!
rulez added on the 2006-07-12 01:30:10 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
didnt like the music & everything too random....still its technically great
added on the 2006-07-29 02:13:46 by 4kum4 4kum4
i like this.
rulez added on the 2006-07-29 21:25:54 by chenmy! chenmy!
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 14:07:07 by hardi hardi
added on the 2006-08-27 09:38:54 by ghandy ghandy
asd's tech level rocks
rulez added on the 2006-09-18 15:22:09 by _xiod_ _xiod_
rulez added on the 2006-09-21 15:24:27 by eye eye
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 05:11:43 by legalize legalize
rulez added on the 2006-10-19 15:35:14 by bitl bitl
rulez added on the 2006-10-21 16:07:25 by magic magic
to aMUSIC and Leviathan: guys any chance to get the soundtrack without guitar part? I would like to play the guitar part by myself ;) anyway great music and great demo, keep up good work! :)
added on the 2006-10-31 17:37:50 by Wodzu Wodzu
The soundtrack is awesome. Is there any way to get the lyrics? Anyway... thumb up.
rulez added on the 2006-11-07 23:42:40 by masterm masterm
masterm: The lyrics to dreamchild are already written in one of the comments made by amusic, on the 2003-08-22
added on the 2006-11-08 16:53:46 by Navis Navis
rulez added on the 2006-12-01 14:59:10 by SoulOfLenin SoulOfLenin
nice. good music.
rulez added on the 2007-02-04 17:35:32 by darXtar darXtar
Four years later and this demo still kicks ass.
rulez added on the 2007-03-25 21:01:08 by makfu makfu
My prefered color sheme used in a demo :)
effects are very good & the tune roxx
rulez added on the 2007-05-26 16:41:00 by Pulsar Pulsar
rulez added on the 2007-08-05 21:33:41 by dila dila
Oh yeah! Excellent music, and I love the use of 2D graphics. Brilliant demo!
rulez added on the 2007-09-12 22:28:19 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2007-09-25 20:35:34 by gentleman gentleman
Still the bestest ASD demo! It's better not to watch the graphics but the soundtrack is totally super
rulez added on the 2007-11-12 02:38:08 by ltipl ltipl
Nice music and very pleasant visuals.
rulez added on the 2007-11-18 21:57:19 by GoNZooo GoNZooo
rulez added on the 2008-05-13 11:34:46 by SiR SiR
Awesome. Can't get out of my head.
rulez added on the 2008-05-13 15:54:31 by wrthlss wrthlss
Epic :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 04:17:23 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 05:49:58 by micksam7 micksam7
Great demo by ASD - really cool transitions.
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 15:51:50 by d3pth d3pth
Pure energy with awesome sound track!

btw. The voice reminds me of Liquid... Wen? by Haujobb - .I'd rather be nothing.
rulez added on the 2008-07-26 16:11:11 by neoneye neoneye
my favorite ever. Defines the genre for me, and the music was only ever surpassed by Shpongle. Coup de couer, if I had a heart to give.
rulez added on the 2008-08-21 09:09:46 by GbND GbND
Thumb was missing.
rulez added on the 2008-08-21 09:12:23 by Stebo Stebo
Delicious! Not ASD's best but I love their style. A bit incoherent at places but that's what you get. Regarding the guitar, a bit can be done on the production but I'm impressed by aMUSIC's instrumental skills (or whoever played the guitar). I love the lyrics and everything. Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2009-01-29 10:43:00 by elfan elfan
I watched this on a lesson about the demoscene at a university in berlin.. Digisnap showed that one, and man that was impressing.. for me the best demo of the show..
rulez added on the 2009-01-29 10:52:29 by mad mad
A lot of great work, but in the end just a rather boring demo. Visuals and the soundtrack coexist at best, but do not work together at all
rulez added on the 2009-03-07 17:25:06 by T$ T$
A captivating show. I especially like the faceted tunnel part. A shame that one is glitchy on some machines.
rulez added on the 2009-03-07 18:16:58 by Blueberry Blueberry
yes sir
rulez added on the 2009-03-27 17:18:05 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
Just to send many thanks to ASD for their work.

Dream Child will be always my all-time favorite demo of every computer i have been on (and i have been on a lot !!)

This demo is just magic ! It's so pure, colorful, creative.

Of course, i dont discover it yet. I know it since 2003 ! But i got a brand new screen and im watching my favourite demos and Dream Child is so kicking-ass again on it !!!

Just wanted to share my feelings :)

Thanks again ASD for making that possible.

Btw, i loved your last demo. It's also wonderful but not as magical as Dream Child hihi ;)

Peace my friends !
rulez added on the 2009-04-26 19:39:46 by Hexogen Hexogen
rulez added on the 2009-04-28 23:15:50 by unc unc
Mega tuneage
rulez added on the 2009-09-29 14:26:27 by pigpenpete pigpenpete
I'm sure I thumbed this up as well, already.

rulez added on the 2009-12-14 05:00:09 by xyz xyz
rulez added on the 2009-12-14 07:11:44 by panic panic
One of the greatest. I always use this for introducing non technical people to demos.
rulez added on the 2010-02-02 10:59:08 by paulius paulius
Another piece of art by Amusic! The whole demo is a bit messy for my taste...
added on the 2010-06-05 01:00:55 by Hicks Hicks
One of my all-time favourites :)
rulez added on the 2010-07-25 05:44:53 by soueusou soueusou
very nice demo. first time for me today, 7 years later. still considered a quality production compared to todays standard. amongst the all-time top demos
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 22:44:45 by fluor fluor
This demo still rocks. Impressive for a demo so old.
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 04:03:11 by jonnyram jonnyram
Timeless classic, even if many/most effects have been executed a gazillion times more and better. I first met ASD with Dreamchild so thank you for keeping on raising the bar each time :)
rulez added on the 2010-09-25 01:16:43 by stage7 stage7
I'm having problems appreciating this, maybe because I see it 8 years after release, for the first time, after Lifeforce and stuff...
added on the 2011-10-30 01:24:17 by rutra80 rutra80
Nice visuals
rulez added on the 2011-12-18 20:52:06 by Frequent Frequent
The music had potential but it's not very tastefully realized so it falls flat for me. Some decent looking parts and effects here though, not bad.
added on the 2012-05-02 03:12:31 by noby noby
After all the years, this is still a highlight. Great demo and soundtrack !
rulez added on the 2013-05-11 15:58:33 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
good demo and great soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2014-04-13 06:21:02 by spritus spritus
I can't believe I never rulez'd it before. I love this demo!
rulez added on the 2015-06-17 19:02:56 by Danguafer Danguafer
One of my favorite demo soundtracks (the second half especially).
rulez added on the 2015-10-08 16:01:52 by moozooh moozooh
i somehow feel the music and the visuals detached from each other
added on the 2017-06-22 12:51:39 by nagz nagz
A great demo from ASD
rulez added on the 2017-07-25 15:00:03 by ok3anos ok3anos
pretty mixed feelings, first part looks a bit crappy, but then....it revives and amuses :) and great music!
rulez added on the 2018-05-17 14:09:22 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
who is watching this in 2018? :)
rulez added on the 2018-07-16 14:38:14 by natalia natalia
Nice, consistent colors. Don't like the first parts, but second half, when music becomes a part of the demo, is definitely worth watching.
rulez added on the 2019-06-21 23:08:45 by vdr vdr
rulez added on the 2023-06-17 11:20:08 by noglin noglin

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