the return of darkness by Smash Designs [web]
screenshot added by dipswitch on 2004-04-18 01:28:39
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release date : april 2004
release party : Breakpoint 2004
compo : c64 demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 56%
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added on the 2004-04-18 01:28:39 by dipswitch dipswitch

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game trailer submitted into the democompo, which is kinda weird, but the whole thing is very well done (except for some typos in the scroller). really looking forward for the game!

actually i heard that smash designs was originally founded as game developement team, and only lateron started to produce demos. well, now it's back to the roots! =)
added on the 2004-04-18 01:30:48 by dipswitch dipswitch
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 01:30:58 by dipswitch dipswitch
Boring. Gave up watching it even in warp mode.
sucks added on the 2004-04-18 02:12:08 by cruzer cruzer
what cruzer said. yawn...
sucks added on the 2004-04-18 02:55:54 by hollowman hollowman
The sheer amount of 'Ghost in the shell' and 'Matrix' references in the gfx of this game intro is laughable (the screenshot is a good example). Secondly, this does not work as a demo, it's amazingly boring to watch it all the way through. Still, I hope that the game will rock.
sucks added on the 2004-04-18 10:11:42 by tomaes tomaes
Same here..
sucks added on the 2004-04-18 12:16:22 by Optimus Optimus
Don't find this one that boring. But it didn't deserve that rank in the compo.
And they gathered around the computer, loaded up the new Smash Designs demo with great expectations and... started watching. And they watched. At some point, somebody said: "maybe we should do something else". And they all agreed.

Not thumbs-down, as there's nothing wrong with it, I just wish my demos to be demos.
added on the 2004-04-18 14:42:44 by Preacher Preacher
nice slideshow. but why did it need to be sooo long? the effect would be a lot better with way shorter dialogs... and maybe a few surprises like an animation here and there.

REALLY looking forward to the game anyway.
added on the 2004-04-18 14:45:27 by jazzman jazzman
Seriously.. If you can't write an exciting story/dialogue, don't. I literally fell asleep during this one. Looking forward to seeing the game though!
sucks added on the 2004-04-18 14:56:46 by break break
The story is stupid and I've seen much better graphics by AEG before.
sucks added on the 2004-04-19 11:51:05 by puterman puterman
Just thumbing up the fact he's also working on the actual game... (turrican III)
rulez added on the 2004-04-22 19:39:12 by daison daison
Ugly graphics, stupid and boring storyline, painfully slow and horribly static...black suits and ties in the 31st century? ...bleeccch. Awful.
sucks added on the 2004-04-23 23:08:01 by mermaid mermaid
Dunno how it made 2nd place... kinda boring... I've seen the game preview though and the game *will* rock. :)
added on the 2004-04-28 23:37:47 by edhellon edhellon
This is the most boring thing I've seen in my whole fucking life!!!
sucks added on the 2005-08-11 21:02:09 by Jailbird Jailbird
laser cutting animation and group logotype
scroll and text font
rulez added on the 2008-06-23 23:05:47 by BITS BITS
Holy crap, this is even boring in warp mode, congrats!
sucks added on the 2018-02-13 11:15:43 by StingRay StingRay
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