Code Red by SquoQuo [web]
screenshot added by toxie on 2004-03-01 09:42:49
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release date : february 2004
release party : 0a000h 2004
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 61%
  • 0.36
alltime top: #7398
added on the 2004-03-01 09:42:48 by toxie toxie

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very cool production! nice feedback effects.. nice color-scheme.. and nice kugelbauch-opa.. ;)
no really: i love the style and the atmosphere of the demo..
rulez added on the 2004-03-01 09:44:49 by toxie toxie
cool one. also liked the music alot.
but dienstaelteste crew makes tippfehler ;)
rulez added on the 2004-03-01 10:07:10 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
Yes !!! The music is excellent and overall the demo is very pleasant to look at. I like it ...
The ambiance of the demo is really coool :)
added on the 2004-03-01 10:20:24 by Ged Ged
strange & mystic, not enough action for me
added on the 2004-03-01 10:21:50 by sokoban sokoban
very nice production
rulez added on the 2004-03-01 11:20:58 by Kojote Kojote
well... to slow, poor design... only the music is nice
sucks added on the 2004-03-01 11:54:07 by spengler spengler
sorry...but spengler said. slow and boring
added on the 2004-03-01 12:05:25 by neo neo
Great atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2004-03-01 14:03:00 by Optimus Optimus
That was seriously fucked up. I ran it in a window, and whenever the brightness/colour/whatever settings changed in the demo, my whole desktop changed to match... so it was almost like the whole desktop became part of the demo!

Also, most parts had a lot of red, including the screenshot part which looks like it should be grey... But the red looked pretty good, and its called code red so maybe it should be like that???
rulez added on the 2004-03-01 14:56:12 by psonice psonice
I thought it was a boring and aimless demo, very badly designed with a dreadful colour scheme and I found the music lacking in any melody or character.

Not to my tastes at all.
sucks added on the 2004-03-01 15:16:15 by Wade Wade
sucks added on the 2004-03-01 15:18:04 by post malone post malone
This one probably finished first because there was no other challenger. I like it anyway. Strange atmosphere. Black-red colors fighting with grey. A phantom city hidden behind the clouds. Is it the end of the world? Perhaps the worthy continuation of Halcyon_chimera. Big big thumb.
rulez added on the 2004-03-01 16:09:51 by daddyvx daddyvx
This is how Chimera should've been done. :)
I agree with Psonice tho', whatever it was, it fucked up the desktop (looked like a palrot(?):)
rulez added on the 2004-03-01 17:39:44 by Gargaj Gargaj
fucks up the screen pretty well when in windowed mode :D (me likes) ... it's kinda slow, though... and the title kinda sux ;P
added on the 2004-03-01 18:07:06 by red red
I like the alzheimer group style, and Genetic Geminis music just rocks. But pleeeeease add 1280 resolution...
rulez added on the 2004-03-01 20:56:58 by T$ T$
Wherever you found these design-pills, be sure to take them more often. Nice colours and scenes and even fitting to the music. Rockt.
rulez added on the 2004-03-01 21:11:18 by Delax Delax
let me explain the fucked up desktop...
the special red/white color scheme is done via a tweaked gamma ramp, which in turn does affect the desktop in windowed mode.
as in winxp (at least on my computer) it doesn't change anything in windowed mode, the whole demo runs black/white, maybe i will remove the windowed checkbox for the final version...
ts: 1280 won't be implemented since all feedback routines rely on a max. resolution of 1024x768, sorry for that
maybe i will remove the windowed checkbox for the final version
don't you dare to do so, mister!!! :)
instead, fix that sorry looking "human" :)
added on the 2004-03-01 22:45:07 by Gargaj Gargaj
really nice prod ... finally something original again.
i am really anoyed by the current trend of "redoing stuff other people have done before" - so this prod actually is a really welcome and well done exchange ...
rulez added on the 2004-03-02 01:56:22 by q q
Hopper my experience of gammaramping is that it works differently in newer drivers from example nVidia than the old ones.. On some cards :D

The problem is that the new ones doesnt let you change gammaramp 100% just modify it a bit.. Something like those 16bits per color component you choose acctually is only worth 3 or something..

Anyways, the demo is quite nice, cant really see the "new" stuff as q has found tho, and it has quite some flaws..

added on the 2004-03-02 08:42:13 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Heck, I'll give this one thumbs up alone for significant improvement over the previous SquoQuo releases. Sure it has many flaws, like the visuals look mostly good but when there's not enough blur from time to time we can see the truth behind the scenes. :)

Still, very well built atmosphere, good music and cool gamma ramping (that'll get probably overused during the next year so that everybody's going to be fed up with it before summer ends).
rulez added on the 2004-03-04 20:41:30 by melw melw
A bit boring but overall a good look and feel. Not enough for a thumb though....
added on the 2004-03-05 08:53:13 by freebe freebe
Definitely above average. Almost gets a thumb
added on the 2004-03-09 16:34:12 by crusader crusader

the zik is OK but squoquo's mansion is way better... two minutes of boring 2-D effects followed by some flythrough of an orthogonal city thing, then a bunch of this guy with his arms outstretched, then the typical wierd virus/tentacle monster shaped things spinning around.

sucks added on the 2004-04-29 10:32:13 by Hunsvotti Hunsvotti
yeah! this one has great atmosphere... and great music..
rulez added on the 2004-05-31 21:46:21 by nula nula
I'll give SquoQuo credit for always trying something a little different in the coding arena. However, like many (all?) of their productions the visuals look very, um, amateurish. Poor colour choice and stuff...
kinda dull.....
added on the 2004-08-01 08:01:47 by legalize legalize
Almost thumbed it down, But the time and effort and Cool musik made me turn the hand.
rulez added on the 2004-08-28 03:30:49 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
damn sexy demo
rulez added on the 2005-10-09 07:33:45 by Gaia Gaia
The atmosphere is great, but sadly it looks buggy here. Even with gamma set to 0.5 the greetings are mostly white on white.
added on the 2007-07-29 00:49:54 by v3nom v3nom
Soundtrack builds great atmosphere and visuals try to follow it with good results.
rulez added on the 2019-10-30 20:44:14 by vdr vdr
pretty interesting, especially on windowed mode
rulez added on the 2020-04-05 06:52:47 by Flashira Flashira

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