Eon by Andromeda Software Development [web]
screenshot added by amv on 2004-05-09 15:11:49
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release date : may 2004
release party : ReAct 2004
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 68%
  • 0.83
alltime top: #925
added on the 2004-05-09 15:11:49 by amv amv

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Experimental project, in order to see how much we can fit in a demo in just one day.

Yes.. we brought em.. =)
added on the 2004-05-09 15:19:42 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Pretty good for one day demo and i liked a lot that it didn't look like dreamchild or edge of forever.
Good job guys keep up!!!
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 15:25:21 by sybeX sybeX
Fabulous music. Nice desgin.
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 15:39:28 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 15:43:51 by shadez shadez
Asd always makes good demos and this is no exception!
added on the 2004-05-09 15:44:40 by ekoli ekoli
it's a fiiiiinaaal countdooooooown :DDDD

nice. typical but nice. (typical as in, same old chordprogressions, alphablends, transitions, etc. :)
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 15:51:00 by Gargaj Gargaj
Best one day production in ages. Final version with additional content maybe?
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 16:10:04 by tomaes tomaes
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 16:24:00 by got got
very nice effects and flow. rules, tho the music didn't really work for me.
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 16:38:51 by ryg ryg
Excellent music, kickass design+effects.
I really dig the flow, congrats.
Extra thumbs for the ending! :)
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 16:53:01 by ithaqua ithaqua
a bit boring but goodlooking enough. the music didn't fit the demo though..
added on the 2004-05-09 17:03:21 by gloom gloom
Incredible!!! This is the first demo I've seen where all the effects scroll as one with seamless transitions. Like all previous ASD demos the design and direction is flawless.

And to compile something like this in one day is phenomenal!
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 18:33:17 by Wade Wade
damn.. it uses a refresh rate that is out of range of my monitor's capabilities..(I think)
added on the 2004-05-09 19:31:21 by loaderror loaderror
kickass music!
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 20:00:45 by bzz bzz
very smooth
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 20:19:59 by quisten quisten
you guys are building trademarks on samples and colours, hm?
this is the good stuff.
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 20:35:14 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
Awesome! And for a one day stuff this is just incredible :)
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 21:58:49 by Vulture Vulture
Nice demo !
Very good atmosphere / flow :)
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 22:01:03 by ontherun ontherun
excelent. I liked the "effect scroller" concept.
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 22:07:29 by msamurai msamurai
As has been said: the (lack of) transitions is brilliant. Music sounds a bit cheezy to me (though judging by the final 2 seconds you already know ;-) )
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 22:19:20 by samwise samwise
extra ! nice designs, nice music, and a little humor at the end with the final countdown... we like this kind of prodz !
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 22:22:35 by sokoban sokoban

i love the cheesy music and the cool design!

but it stutters on my P4HT/GFFX5200/Sblive machine. :/ please fix!
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 22:59:05 by eye eye
this is beautiful.

eye: fx5200? let me guess, your previous card was a gf4MX :-))))
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 23:06:54 by reptile reptile
Go with the flow!
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 23:46:16 by beavis77 beavis77
By far and away ASD's most solid and stylish production.
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 01:20:59 by mulambo mulambo
Tomaes: this was not coded at the party place. It was actually built 2 months or so before the party. One noon Navis came up with the idea of putting the one day limitation and see how it turns up. I scratched my synth for a while and had the music ready after about two hours (and that's why there's no variety in melody and parts). By around midnight the basic part of the demo was ready. After that, we spent about a week bugspotting (like the c++ timing bug) and writting the .nfo file =)

Oh, and it is a mutual agreement among ASD to only release final versions (unless there's some serious bug that slipped our sight) so I really doubt there will be another version with more content. Of course you can wait for our next demo.. pretty soon I'd say =)

loaderror: the refresh rates that eon uses are pure standard to be compatible with all monitors (and most importantly.. the projector at the party place). Make sure that you haven't explicitly set a refresh rate in your gfx card driver's control panel.

eye/midiclub: I've tested eon on my Athlon 900 with Geforce 3, and it runs smooth. Did you run programs that keep writting on the hard disk while watching the demo? Like distributed computing (Seti, UD), or file sharing progs (e-mule, kazaa and the like)..? Or it might be a driver problem?.. I can't see really any reason for stuttering.. Eon is very lightweight for today's standards...
added on the 2004-05-10 01:37:36 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
The scrolling style was cool. I like the look of the part with the stipple pattern background the most.. The "light rays" adds a lot to the looks aswell.. Somehow the notes in the tune remind me of the group Air's style. :)

I dont think the spring-behaviour adds anything to the effects. I want more short consistent prods like this :)
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 02:07:44 by loaderror loaderror
You, misters, are very good.
As to expect from ASD the demo is very consistent and this time there aren't even any transitions which could be smooth as hell :)
The tune was nice to listen to but not outstanding.
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 08:36:36 by Paralax Paralax
pretty ...nice concept ...smooth ..everything we like
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 11:22:24 by nytrik nytrik
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 13:35:14 by zeebr zeebr
Well,. I didn't enjoyed it that much at the partyplace (a scrolling screen, blended stuff, but nothing mindblasting), I have a better view upon it now I see it for the second and third time though, I like the flow and the music very much. Most polished demo at ReAct2004! (Others were a bit unfinished or coded on the party place :)

One day? I wish we could be half as productive as you =)
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 13:58:40 by Optimus Optimus
Love it, and i really liked the tune.

Some wierd white line glitches in the upper right corner when the background is black(ie very beginning and end) unless they were interntional?

9800XT and latest drivers.
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 14:40:28 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Hm.. I noticed that on the big screen at the partyplace too... and the compo machine was running on ATI as well.. No such white line glitches under nvidia cards.. Anyhow.. it's minor and It's not hindering the viewing experience me thinks..
added on the 2004-05-10 14:55:52 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Well, normally ASD has too many different ideas in one demo - this one, being rushed, has just the right number. :) The flow between parts is much smoother than before. The music reminds me of Vincenzo/CNS's work - again, much cleaner than previous ASD music.
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 15:00:55 by phoenix phoenix
Oh, I forgot to give it my thumb! Here you have it, you really deserved it! ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 15:07:04 by ekoli ekoli
hmmm, i didnt dig it. slow pace, little fx and nothing kickass... so piggie! nevertheless more enjoyable than the demo that won react.
added on the 2004-05-10 15:38:08 by maali maali
Eminently cool, but I get the same weird glitches as Intrinsic (Radeon9500, latest drivers). A bit jerky as well, but hey, it rocks.
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 16:36:11 by sagacity sagacity
i REALLY liked this demo!

Skaven style music is a little bit outdated and boring althought, i would prefer something more 'fresh'... (that not means that the music is bad!)
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 17:52:59 by nEC nEC
Skaven style.. lol =).. I'd take that as a compliment =) Anyhow.. I really don't believe that Skaven is the copyright holder for Lead Synths =)
added on the 2004-05-10 17:56:26 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
reptile: until a few weeks ago my card was GF2MX400, downclocked because else it would crash. :>>>>>

aMUSIC: it seems to stutter when the framerate drops under approx. 10 FPS - like many other FMOD based demos do, unliike BASS. No, i don't have any distributed computing or filesharing. Only things to try to disable would be an AntiVir PE/XP runtime and Hyper-Threading CPU - i give it a try on occasion. GFX drivers are 53.04 - i have to use this old version because else one game does not run. :////

The image is good even in top-optimized mode.
added on the 2004-05-10 18:08:09 by eye eye
eye: HT causes no problem to it.. it's tested on a 2.8HT cpu (gffx5600) and it goes smooth also.. Hm.. it seems that some kind of configurations have trouble with fmod.. could anyone possibly point out what would that be?
added on the 2004-05-10 18:14:40 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
nEC: I was watching this on the big screen and thought exactly the same thing: This sounds alot like Skaven's tracks :-)

Anyway, the music was very good and the concept quite original and polished. It came second to Sense Amok's "Negative" because the latter was more energetic, but technically Eon should have won. Doesn't matter though, what matters was that React3 was a great party! :-)
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 18:31:09 by moT moT
ASD definetaly rocks!
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 19:27:38 by elend elend
How, how, how, how, how, how, how, how, how, how, how, how, very nice !

Outstanding work, design and music, as always from ASD.
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 21:05:39 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
nice work... music is good, visuals are clean... maybe the flow is too slow
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 22:38:36 by spengler spengler
good work for a 1 day prod. but wtf was that sample i heard in the end??? :P
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 00:25:21 by psenough psenough
lol.. ps =) maybe some scener who got the joke may shed some light in this... I can only say that it is tightly connected with the little graphic that appears while you hear that sample =)
added on the 2004-05-11 00:40:17 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Rumour has it that mckracken knows more about two headed squirrels. Oh, and about Europe too.
added on the 2004-05-11 00:53:40 by ithaqua ithaqua
Very nice prod from ASD, although I definitely do not consider it in the same quality class of any of ther post-97 prods. It had design but that was never my first concern in any demo, so I really prefer the sense amok prod from all react '04 prods. Still terribly impressive for a one day work, extremely impressive I should say
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 03:57:29 by Nuclear Nuclear

Glad you liked it, as it was just an exercise in minimalistic demomaking. No 3d here, just a canvas with a few effects.

Our next demo is scheduled for Asm 04. I will follow the edge of forever/dreamchild tradition. Will we ever make another EON ? yes, why not. :-)

added on the 2004-05-11 12:34:45 by Navis Navis
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 19:48:27 by reality3D reality3D
i don't see how this demo differs that much from Edge of Forever, or Dreamchild... smooth transitions, slow-paced effects, and overall nice visual quality :-)

Rules =)
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 20:05:58 by Jcl Jcl
Good flow and poetic visuals ...
ASD did it again !
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 20:09:26 by kohai kohai
so smooth.. great colours, great sync, great everything.. respect.
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 20:21:36 by radiant radiant
It makes me think that a significant part of the code is a copy/paste from dreamchild, but apart that, the demo is a classical "ASD Demo" :-)
Nice work, but... more of it next time ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 21:05:36 by BadSector BadSector
Really, really nice. I love the continuity in the visuals. The effects could be a bit better or more original, but overall really nice design!
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 22:08:19 by hornet hornet
nice prod ... music kinda reminded me of the tracks in the future crew prods ...
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 23:05:22 by q q
Nice but boring :)
rulez added on the 2004-05-12 02:48:21 by superplek superplek
where's the raw energy of Cadence and Cascade ?
4NAVIS - You make my day !!! Another dreamchild/eof prod for Assembly 04!!! Yes ! Yes! Yes !
aMUSiC reads about raw energy and lets a slight grin appear on his face.. Yutani.. be very careful of what you wish for... you might get it.. =)
added on the 2004-05-12 10:02:49 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
I can't imagine this pouet entry without a certain word somewhere in its comments: blue :P lots of it used in a beautiful way! congrats to asd!
rulez added on the 2004-05-12 10:12:04 by RandomGr RandomGr
ASD Forever!! Again they have showed a touch of class with great music design and code, Navis shows off how code is always in flow and synchronize right through to the end.. ASD deserve more respect these days, they should have won more awards at Scene Awards 03 for Dreamchild..keep the quality coming guys.....And at ASM04.
rulez added on the 2004-05-12 13:34:52 by reload reload
Alternative download link (scene.org) here
added on the 2004-05-12 17:33:39 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
yeah ;D
rulez added on the 2004-05-12 17:50:29 by las las
Should have won, punt uit! ;)
rulez added on the 2004-05-12 20:29:13 by cerror cerror
Well the dezine is quite okay, and I like the idea about having a smooth journey through the whole demo. But it get too boring for me...

We want action and inventive effects...
added on the 2004-05-12 20:42:56 by d3pth d3pth
I don't get the squirrel joke. I thought that the end music has to do with the timer running or something..
added on the 2004-05-12 21:55:34 by Optimus Optimus
Optimus... you dissapoint me... wasn't it you that started this thread: http://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=786 ???
added on the 2004-05-12 23:24:17 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
I had the slight idea that it must be about THS, I just don't know what you have with this guy and what do you want to say. It's me who should have! :)
added on the 2004-05-13 08:37:42 by Optimus Optimus
It's an inside joke for THS, after saying that the music from Dreamchild was cheesy like Final Countdown from Europe or something. Anyway something like this, i don'a have a good memory after all.
added on the 2004-05-13 13:19:37 by zafos zafos
I searched for this at THS reviews but I couldn't find this..
added on the 2004-05-13 13:27:59 by Optimus Optimus
well.. you have to search harder then.. =)
added on the 2004-05-13 16:28:57 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
wooh so stylish and beautiful like any ASD prod :)

me wants it longer :p
rulez added on the 2004-05-14 10:33:32 by Zest Zest
BEAUTIFUL!!! Cute look and music!
rulez added on the 2004-05-14 12:46:14 by mikhnal mikhnal
The music really grows on you, i like it even more now :)

Thumb up again!
added on the 2004-05-14 21:13:50 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
elegant, outstanding music, nice effects, perfect sync, cool colors and no transitions for one of the most enjoyables pieces of code i have ever seen.

My respects :)
rulez added on the 2004-05-15 14:33:04 by merlucin merlucin
I love the way this demo pulls so many diverse design elements together into a coherent whole. It is a real treat to watch. My only complaint is that the colors at the very beginning need some work.
rulez added on the 2004-05-18 03:13:09 by s_tec s_tec
It's suprising to see how something that started out as a time-framed production has moved ppl in the way that it has. Thank you all for your comments and the insight they bring to our future work.
added on the 2004-05-18 17:27:06 by amv amv
rulez added on the 2004-05-20 09:16:18 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
yes. yes.
rulez added on the 2004-05-24 02:37:41 by danb danb
sucks added on the 2004-05-26 16:04:07 by termos termos
good flow.
rulez added on the 2004-05-27 00:45:43 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Ok Optimus, if you're still searching, here it is. Check the last article and do the "connect the dots" thing.
added on the 2004-06-07 19:56:38 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Hm. I'm normally a fan of ASD's "no-cut" demos, but for me, this was mostly a long scroller without being all that interesting, and the music wasn't my thing either. Big props for doing it in one day, though :-)
added on the 2004-07-08 12:39:05 by Sesse Sesse
rulez added on the 2004-09-22 01:55:56 by Frozzy Frozzy
ASD indeed, though this isn't nearly as good or special as their other demos. Still, the music is nice and there are some nice graphical ideas in it.. and it's different :)
rulez added on the 2004-09-22 09:57:15 by Preacher Preacher
so smooth... love it
rulez added on the 2004-09-22 11:46:40 by ttl ttl
Damn cool!! Very clean design and fx, interesting job by aMusic with the soundtrack, and stylish light effects ( I love them). Great work! :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-20 16:24:12 by yero yero
great, i like the "text ribbon" effect
anything that samples "the final countdown" gets a thumb up from me (oh and the prod was pretty cool aswell!)
rulez added on the 2005-07-16 14:16:50 by parcelshit parcelshit
cute. great for a one day prod.
rulez added on the 2005-11-03 14:55:45 by anesthetic anesthetic
Tasteful show ASD.
rulez added on the 2005-11-03 15:21:51 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
tempting visuals and a good tune by amusic, although the lead melody is a bit too retro for my taste meanwhile.
rulez added on the 2005-11-10 19:57:21 by keith303 keith303
Atmosphere. Nice credits. Baby smooth demo. Europe.
rulez added on the 2006-01-08 19:31:02 by Gaia Gaia
rulez added on the 2006-03-05 22:55:50 by blackpawn blackpawn
not bad :)
rulez added on the 2006-06-29 11:02:29 by wie8 wie8
Wow done in a day :)
Cool and very enjoyable, like the Final Countdown melody at the end too.
rulez added on the 2006-06-29 13:30:16 by Clyde Clyde
Awesome. Those colors are just beautiful. The music is great. Rocks altogether. :)
rulez added on the 2006-07-07 22:33:42 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
a cutey :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-09 18:30:06 by titus^rab titus^rab
looks beautiful but is boring.
added on the 2007-08-13 08:20:20 by piksi piksi
nice springy circles (screenshot), but overall a bit too messy. maybe too calm tune...
added on the 2007-09-16 14:07:54 by comankh comankh
sucks added on the 2007-12-22 00:32:44 by Flunce Flunce
I meant to thumb up! :(
added on the 2007-12-22 00:33:07 by Flunce Flunce
Found it on an old CD-ROM, watched it. Smiled.
rulez added on the 2007-12-26 01:04:11 by Salinga Salinga
This could be an advertising demo for e-on energy group with it's shining lines and circles. The electricity is everywhere. I like the design, which fits to the music and the idea to make a side scroller with a spatial depth. Great job, especially for a day!
rulez added on the 2008-02-08 20:42:29 by Bobic Bobic
mmmh... reviewed this. pretty advanced and well synched!

Ermm... sorry , but should deserved a 1st place.
rulez added on the 2008-07-13 20:52:52 by JaK JaK
a bit boring, weak thumb up.
rulez added on the 2009-01-18 18:49:32 by SiR SiR
sucks added on the 2009-03-27 17:17:20 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
its the final countdown!
rulez added on the 2009-04-25 19:49:41 by magic magic
liked this but never thumbed
rulez added on the 2010-06-12 12:13:27 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
I especially like the music, except the last seconds...
rulez added on the 2010-08-05 14:08:59 by Eldrik Eldrik
Very Nice flow! relaxed...
rulez added on the 2010-08-05 14:39:32 by omg omg
vastly underrated
rulez added on the 2011-09-05 22:57:39 by noby noby
Many get much worse results after weeks/months of work.
rulez added on the 2011-11-01 00:02:43 by rutra80 rutra80
Very good tune, and effects!
rulez added on the 2012-04-02 06:08:18 by _JUL_ _JUL_
truly a gem of early-2000s demos
rulez added on the 2019-07-30 12:46:17 by nagz nagz
In my top 10 Amiga demo !
rulez added on the 2022-10-15 01:15:19 by Bruno Bruno
my forever top!
rulez added on the 2022-11-13 22:16:30 by alx alx

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