No way back by Traction [web] & Ümlaüt Design [web]
screenshot added by Spewk on 2006-04-17 15:23:46
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release date : april 2006
release party : Breakpoint 2006
compo : pc demo
ranked : 11th
  • 26
  • 15
  • 6
popularity : 61%
  • 0.43
alltime top: #5729
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rulez added on the 2006-04-17 15:24:26 by Spewk Spewk
Eye & earcancer
sucks added on the 2006-04-17 15:33:12 by scoutski scoutski
nice sync and good music.
and I liked some effect.
however, simple flow.
added on the 2006-04-17 15:42:17 by got got
one of the best entries in the compo but i prefer "normal traction" better ;)
added on the 2006-04-17 15:47:18 by waffle waffle
rulez added on the 2006-04-17 16:05:21 by wie8 wie8
i like it
rulez added on the 2006-04-17 17:12:31 by shadez shadez
not much love with the framerate.. still deserves a thumb
rulez added on the 2006-04-17 17:19:58 by vermillion vermillion
Here goes: I thumb down my own prod. This was nothing what it was supposed to be, I hate it and the codework sucks. This is a lesson on what happens when you desperately try to make something without having any inspiration whatsoever.
sucks added on the 2006-04-18 02:01:01 by Preacher Preacher
Also, why is the screenshot green?
added on the 2006-04-18 02:03:56 by Preacher Preacher
clap your hands say yeah yeah yeah!
rulez added on the 2006-04-18 02:33:10 by Zest Zest
Very nice (don't believe the ugly screenshot!) Deserved better than #11 imo.
rulez added on the 2006-04-18 13:04:17 by hornet hornet
much better than the screenshot.
rulez added on the 2006-04-18 20:11:54 by anesthetic anesthetic
I won't be as critical as Preacher was about this prod, as I'm relatively happy with nearly all the 2d-graphics made. Altogether I have to agree with Preacher on what he said (dunno about the codework, not my expertise). In retrospect, it might have been better to release this at a later occasion with a lot more fine tuning. Or not. Oh well, I hope we'll be bringing you better entertainment next time. Thanks to everyone at BP06 who voted for NWB.
added on the 2006-04-18 23:12:13 by kofeiini kofeiini
The whole principle of the prod was making something that's not really like a Traction demo - and I guess that's the whole problem, because you can't force an artist to adopt a different style.

I am pretty satisfied with the music (it was supposed to have vocals but interest sortof got lost), as for the rest... yyyyyeah. I think we would've needed a complete change of paradigm to make this work well. (-> Having a demo based on the raw flow instead of trying to connect effects to each other.)
added on the 2006-04-19 02:21:58 by Gargaj Gargaj
it have some nice visuals but not the best preacher's demo
added on the 2006-04-19 07:09:40 by zeebr zeebr
rulez added on the 2006-04-19 15:07:36 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2006-04-19 15:36:27 by Cj Cj
rulez added on the 2006-04-19 15:49:36 by prm prm
rulez added on the 2006-04-21 05:45:21 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
no no no no no!
energy less pump demo.
cant stand it.
sucks added on the 2006-04-21 12:46:58 by quisten quisten
like some parts of it :)
rulez added on the 2006-04-22 21:24:49 by NuKem NuKem
Some parts are good :)
added on the 2006-04-23 17:47:32 by reality3D reality3D
visuals were average but the soundtrack really kicks!
rulez added on the 2006-04-26 01:47:48 by Duckers Duckers
it's all go, kool-demo-shock.
well rendered, demoish enough for a thumb; except not my kinda thing.
added on the 2006-05-06 06:21:59 by Gaia Gaia
Not a bad demo, some nice effects and sync. Some parts are ugly and don't fit at all though. The music is MUCH too boring and repetitive for me. Definitely deserves NO thumb down yet not thumb up either. So here's the oink oink. :D
added on the 2006-05-06 07:39:00 by StingRay StingRay
I liked it on the bigscreen, i guess it was too flashy and fast to notice its flaws :)
But now that i watched it at home, two words come to my mind: chaotic and oversynced.
I dig the music though :)
added on the 2006-05-15 01:30:04 by zoom zoom
Interesting enough, so a thumb up, and good music :)
rulez added on the 2006-06-06 18:59:16 by Sapphire Sapphire
Hmmkay, some crap to me. But nice visuals and not-so-boring direction.
I say rule
rulez added on the 2006-06-06 19:23:43 by SilkCut SilkCut
Music was great, but minimalistic "traction effects" with glow and colors didn't do it for me.
added on the 2006-06-06 19:24:49 by blueflame blueflame
it was energetic show.
rulez added on the 2006-08-29 23:51:17 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
simple deployment.
but very good effect and music !
I like this hot rythmical demo very much.
I execute this over and over again !!
rulez added on the 2006-09-20 00:54:20 by sekohisa sekohisa
added on the 2006-09-24 01:28:28 by legalize legalize
Hana-bi! (fireworks)
rulez added on the 2007-01-15 16:45:42 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2007-01-15 17:48:29 by las las
errrm, no.
sucks added on the 2007-01-15 17:55:34 by bhead bhead
I hoped this was forgotten :D Damn.
added on the 2007-01-15 18:03:12 by Preacher Preacher
sorry, but changing camera every beat does not make dull effects any better.

preacher: nope, sorry.. i'm months behind in demo watching so i'm catching up with bp06 stuff now. :)
added on the 2007-02-12 13:12:24 by phoenix phoenix
no way... go back !
sucks added on the 2007-05-16 23:23:36 by sokoban sokoban
nice fast music and some effects were very nice. The lightning sphere and raining slab.
rulez added on the 2007-09-01 21:23:42 by hamster hamster
Uuuuh, I could love this one, if it wasn't for the speed of the visuals. The music is very nice, but the visuals try to keep up with the pace of the tune, which, in my eyes, is a big mistake. There's almost no time to enjoy the beautiful effects and the colours and it just plain bugs me!
Repetitive music and too much sync error.
added on the 2007-12-28 21:00:45 by Maissi Maissi
rulez added on the 2008-07-26 00:56:32 by #535 #535
a bit too hectic and plain in the visual department, but I really like the soundtrack for some reason.
Slight thumb up.
rulez added on the 2009-12-15 13:46:13 by shock__ shock__
rulez added on the 2012-01-04 17:44:21 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2012-05-02 15:05:37 by dafuq dafuq
Took me a second run to notice the sheer amount of effects one is bombarded with, it doesn't spare to throw them into your face for a second to just go to the next one - holy shit the work this must have been.

The sync is spot on, and the fast paced action surely shows in the visuals as well, no time to stand still the next effect is on already. I loved the glow stick explosion, and the two horned man made out of lines - some of the 2D art is enjoyable as well - a bigger slice of the cake goes to the tune.

Cool one!
rulez added on the 2013-05-26 22:43:59 by mog mog
This aesthetic is something I want to revisit at some point, because this demo is one of the few that I consider a total failure. In my opinion, there's not enough substance in the effects to make up for the music, and some parts like the recycled flowers from Fiat Homo make me cringe a bit now. We could've done the music and the art a bit more justice. Well, at least it's got a tunnel effect...
added on the 2013-05-28 09:23:00 by Preacher Preacher
feel free to do so =)

still a nice prod anyway =)
rulez added on the 2015-02-22 00:46:25 by T$ T$
Yeah it's a mess. The constant flashing and camera cuts on every bass drum beat makes my head hurt towards the end. The scene with a wireframe fairy was pretty cool, though.
added on the 2015-11-21 00:52:21 by cce cce
euphoric as fuck. gargaj's best track
wow I thumbed that down?
clearly the thumb should have been the other way around :(

sorry guys :'(

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