The Icemachine by Brain Control [web]
screenshot added by Snej on 2004-04-16 14:41:56
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release date : april 2004
release party : Breakpoint 2004
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 2nd
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  • 6
popularity : 60%
  • 0.49
alltime top: #3658
added on the 2004-04-16 14:41:56 by Snej Snej

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INCREDIBLE 4K! Best 4k ive ever seen! ...HOW?
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 14:42:47 by Duckers Duckers
4k? :)

anyway, really cool intro
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 14:44:34 by shadez shadez
I guess because it's a 64k? :)
I will try to watch it again. I find the idea and lyrics very sympathetic at BP.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 14:44:42 by Optimus Optimus
duckers: Where do you see a 4k intro here ?
added on the 2004-04-16 14:47:06 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
oh, its a 64k :P sorry ;) still quite nice, but that explains a lot :D
added on the 2004-04-16 14:47:10 by Duckers Duckers
If it was a 4k i would already be on my knees ;)
added on the 2004-04-16 14:48:34 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
I just watched it again. I now love it more! The music is really great and I got the joke with the floor, hahaha ;)

Grats guys!!!
added on the 2004-04-16 14:56:56 by Optimus Optimus
i really liked the story and the machines in this one!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 14:58:05 by spot spot
I liked the story too, I just wonder why it's so sloooow. And what it precalculates that much.
added on the 2004-04-16 15:07:07 by BoyC BoyC
agreed with boyc.
methinks it's the softsynth (see b-clopd3d, same bufferfuckup, same speedloss, etc...)
added on the 2004-04-16 15:12:17 by Gargaj Gargaj
apologies for the speed. I know both precalculation and synth are slow as fuck. time ran out to do some more optimization :( next demo will be faster I promise
added on the 2004-04-16 15:20:28 by Snej Snej
the intro is cool.. but i just feel pain in my eye after watching it ;D btw interleave frame is a good idea to push higher the frame rate when the code it's slow ;)
added on the 2004-04-16 16:32:01 by _dylan_ _dylan_
forgot to vote ;)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 16:32:15 by _dylan_ _dylan_
I kinda liked it. Very good..
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 16:33:27 by elend elend
one of the best intros in the compo..
but i liked their prev intro "good evening" more, it was so athmospherical..
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 17:52:05 by v3nom v3nom
i found the music boring, the code extremely old and unfinished and that whole icemachine thingie wasn't entertaining, new or cool at all, sorry
sucks added on the 2004-04-16 18:26:59 by PigPen PigPen
the best part is when you move through the floor :) Anyways, the colours are rather nice and consistent throughout... I wish it moved faster, and that some of the motion was a bit more relaxed.. Sometimes it seems as though the intro thinks that it is moving to a rave track while the track is actually quite laidback.
added on the 2004-04-16 18:48:14 by loaderror loaderror
one of the better machine-style productions! even with a story... entertained me in the compo!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 19:24:42 by Spin Spin
get yourself some 3d scenes and have a camera move through them... and you get your next boring 3d flyby intro..

add some story/concept into that and some direct to audience text, and you transform the boring 3d flyby intro into a brilliant 64k.

Thumbs up all the way. I think it should have won the compo.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 20:51:31 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
ok for the size, even with a long decrunching and a music like Jean Michel Jarre
added on the 2004-04-16 22:20:45 by sokoban sokoban
A quite good intro if you need a break from those kick-ass fx shows. But why does it run that slow?
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 22:39:12 by T$ T$
omg is ice a produkt too ? i'm flabbergasted.
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 10:28:49 by Zest Zest
yuck, that's ugly.
sucks added on the 2004-04-17 14:07:36 by gloom gloom
How it can precalc so much? One of the best in compo. Little bit boring so thats why just piggy.
added on the 2004-04-17 15:04:37 by blueflame blueflame
It features one of the ugliest zoom-blurs I've seen so far. Piggy for the effort.
added on the 2004-04-17 15:51:31 by tomaes tomaes
i liked this one during the compo. the moving-though-the-floor-part ruled :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 15:55:24 by kusma kusma
One of my favorite 64k demos. It's cool :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 17:43:57 by Coran Coran
Ugly and boring.
sucks added on the 2004-04-17 18:27:19 by asasel asasel
boring + ugly.
sucks added on the 2004-04-17 19:47:11 by pro pro
i don't like this at all.
the "we moving through the floor" gave me a laugh tho :)
added on the 2004-04-17 20:00:53 by blala blala
This is a candidate for the ugliest-glowfilter-competition. sorry.
added on the 2004-04-17 23:17:33 by EvilOne EvilOne
Well it was kind of boring, the colors were bad, the story not really interesting... But, yes, the moving through the floor part was great :-)
added on the 2004-04-18 16:01:11 by moT moT
Ugly, imho. And it was too slow
sucks added on the 2004-04-18 23:34:36 by shash shash
While waiting it finished loading i've had a marvelous idea : i'll run the demo before going to bed, like that 6 hours later, the morning, i'll wake up with the lagging soundtrack... if it doesn't crash before...

- Good point : some scenes were nice, maybe too repetitive. I can quit pressing escape, this is fantastic. I have the time to open paint shop pro to copy past a screenshot and to close it at each frames before the next appears, it was really a good idea.

- bad point : we can't change the speed of this slideshow and the music seems to be eat by rats.

conclusion : that's a nice first production, maybe you'll come at the top with hard hard work.
added on the 2004-04-18 23:55:08 by skarab skarab
i forgot to vote
rulez added on the 2004-04-19 00:20:29 by skarab skarab
It's very difficult to do a prod around the same theme. It's even more difficult to do it in 64kb. Cool idea, a bit long scenes and slow motion but it ran smooth in my old fashioned GF2 gfx card. Good use of colors (cold colors - consistency).

So, it deservers my thumb up. Cheers :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-19 15:12:18 by merlucin merlucin
Well I guess it's okay for a first production. Ditch the text though, or at least show it in a palatable font.

And yes, moving through the floor still sucks even if you know you're doing it. :) (that actually makes it worse, doesn't it?)
added on the 2004-04-19 15:26:45 by sagacity sagacity
looong but cool loader with music
medium main music, a story can be explained by pictures only, no need to say all by words
some low fps for me, not smooth (GF4+P4)
ok prod
I liked it - and no synchronisation problems either.
rulez added on the 2004-04-20 01:49:51 by beavis77 beavis77
I liked it - and no synchronisation problems either.
added on the 2004-04-20 01:53:22 by beavis77 beavis77
Fine. The idea behind and the whole thing is looks good and really enjoyable. The music also great, but sure it is sloooow. Please make a remix like "fr06-even darker remix" and it will rocks and kick ass !
rulez added on the 2004-04-22 12:53:53 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
saga: can you spell self-irony :)
added on the 2004-04-22 13:01:07 by kusma kusma
the overall idea is pretty nice, but a bit boring imho
added on the 2004-04-24 00:15:18 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
i like it. it looked really good on the bigscreen. great improvement compared to "good evening". gets a thumb up
rulez added on the 2004-04-24 13:03:04 by Pap Pap
I should thumb down this one because of the code, design, precalc length, etc.
But it's soooo nice I cannot stand giving a thumb up :) Great idea anyway.
"Now you know how it works" :)))
rulez added on the 2004-04-26 03:16:29 by jimmi jimmi
I found it boring, and didn't like the design (a bit childish, imho).
added on the 2004-04-26 09:59:34 by pan pan
thumb up for moving through the floor :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-27 23:40:11 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
How is it so slow? And why does the sound bug? But otherwise, a nice idea and I somehow like it.. The blur filter zoomer thingie is ugly as hell though.
added on the 2004-04-30 12:40:37 by Preacher Preacher
doesnt like rage128. final wanted.
my computer refuses to download it
added on the 2004-06-30 13:00:36 by dbrn dbrn
loves 9600XTs. good concept, albeit a few rough colors.

moving through the floor... oops, again... LOL!
rulez added on the 2004-08-03 01:50:16 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
A nice effort, even if it does get tedious at times. "Moving through the floor..." Ha! Love it.

One little point, I run my desktop with "large fonts" and this demo actually used this larger size, resulting in overlapping text and some cut off at the bottom of the screen. You guys might want to check that issue out in future productions.
rulez added on the 2004-08-03 05:02:59 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Despite of the large fonts flaw, which also appeared in my computer, the idea is very nice :)
rulez added on the 2005-01-06 17:33:11 by Spock Spock
knoff hoff...
rulez added on the 2005-01-11 19:09:55 by starbuck starbuck
some scene a bit slow.
but this prods was good.
rulez added on the 2005-06-23 17:47:38 by got got
nice one
rulez added on the 2005-07-02 10:45:51 by jomafister jomafister
good concept, but oversynced 'strobelight' effect = instant 'esc' and thumbdown..
sucks added on the 2005-11-11 15:36:44 by Gaia Gaia
good concept, but feels like missing something.
Then, oversync 'strobelight' effect = instant 'esc' and thumbdown..
added on the 2005-11-11 15:37:09 by Gaia Gaia
Cool demo. I like how it has a simple story.
rulez added on the 2006-01-01 04:18:54 by AntDude AntDude
you can do better, you proved it.
added on the 2006-01-07 01:40:56 by kelsey kelsey
rulez added on the 2006-01-08 13:27:14 by las las
Pizza piece, delicious. very cool story :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 12:49:16 by decipher decipher
Yes, Pizza with shrooms on it ..
miss piggy, please...
added on the 2006-10-30 03:23:06 by gentleman gentleman
love it
rulez added on the 2007-04-13 15:07:28 by pasy pasy
Nice one.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 20:44:53 by Zweckform Zweckform
Damed - this one is not nice, its damned boring. I wanted to give it a thumb down, but i was too stupid for that...:P
added on the 2007-08-20 21:51:21 by Zweckform Zweckform
rulez added on the 2008-05-11 18:39:23 by #535 #535
Ah, I loved that one. No fancy effects, but the concept is really fun. Plus I liked the ground collision. ;-)
rulez added on the 2009-05-09 03:36:44 by Zavie Zavie
Very fun!
rulez added on the 2010-08-02 16:30:52 by closed closed
it'd be a thumbup, if there were no text in it
added on the 2011-02-27 15:49:42 by provod provod
Flying through the floor :)
rulez added on the 2011-12-26 01:49:11 by Frequent Frequent
Cool! :]
rulez added on the 2020-12-05 01:35:42 by ham ham

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