Old's Cool by Brainstorm [web]
screenshot added by Axel on 2006-08-20 18:22:16
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release date : august 2006
release party : Buenzli 2006
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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  • 6
popularity : 66%
  • 0.66
alltime top: #1362
added on the 2006-08-20 18:22:16 by Axel Axel

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Nice.. I feel like an amiga demo after having watching this one! :-) Thump up!
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 18:23:58 by magic magic
Very neat. Great logo and music, yet some parts ran awfully slow here.
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 18:44:11 by elend elend
welcome back brainstorm ;)
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 18:49:54 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 18:50:45 by Buckethead Buckethead
Nice Oldskoolish production.. has lot of charme - and nice music. Instant watching favourite :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 18:53:41 by Sapphire Sapphire
Someone watched a cetain mfx+kwl demo way too often.
added on the 2006-08-20 18:58:15 by tomaes tomaes
quite ok guys but absolutely nothing special.
added on the 2006-08-20 18:59:21 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
I do _LOVE_ that cube part with bouncing balls :)
Nice music and nice GFX, nice effects. Greetings guys, Welcome back! <3
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 19:04:55 by iks iks
Yeah ya made it!! Love ya all!! Brainstorm! :)))
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 19:09:20 by Premium Premium
excuse me, but ... WTF?!
sucks added on the 2006-08-20 19:21:52 by bhead bhead
Otherwise, very competent.
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 19:22:50 by Gargaj Gargaj
It was quite nice - no thumb up.
added on the 2006-08-20 19:44:40 by Cj Cj
Totally not my style but at least some of the graphics are nice.
added on the 2006-08-20 19:54:50 by dairos dairos
Nice visuals , music and old skool flavor - nice to watch
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 20:06:39 by wham wham
really nice stuff like that second tunnel. and gfx is also nice.
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 20:13:24 by uns3en_ uns3en_
so damn fresh. i can do nothing but love the dot tunnel :D
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 20:45:45 by anesthetic anesthetic
and i'd love it more without the vocals.
gah. pure shit.
sucks added on the 2006-08-20 21:09:28 by kusma kusma
Yes, these tunnels are cool. I could fly for hours through them...
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 21:38:23 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
for the gfx and music
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 21:43:02 by d0DgE d0DgE
It didn't blow me away, but it was very good and a real treat to see some painted graphics in there!

It reminded me a little of 100% Prophets video demos, which is no bad thing, but the effects look a little under developed and had no real impact or modern day spin on them.

Beautiful demo though!
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 21:49:51 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Yay for returning (:
yes, the second tunnel! and the twirly old 2d effect mapped to 1000 cubes in the beginning!
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 00:57:34 by linde linde
the music definitely helped the tunnel parts...

the speech was kind of cheesy, though
added on the 2006-08-21 00:58:44 by linde linde
it's ok. but somehow the music just is not my taste.
still, looks good enough for a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 01:34:14 by nosfe nosfe
It doesn't look code code pr0n, but this demo is just so full of stylism! I think the groups behind most demos are afraid to embrace the oldschool style. Either it's totally oldschool style, or nustyle.
This a modern demo in oldschool style, and I love it!
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 01:43:07 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
...look code code...
...look like code...
added on the 2006-08-21 01:43:50 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Whattef, didn't that use to work?
added on the 2006-08-21 01:44:06 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 02:05:49 by v3nom v3nom
nice fx.
nice logo.
good oldskool music.
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 09:05:41 by got got
Rock hard! Oldschool forever!!
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 09:46:15 by M:ET M:ET
Nice 2d gfx and a few nice effects, didn't like the music.
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 10:41:25 by kurli kurli
It was ok. Some nice graphics in it, the music wasn't as nice.
What I don't get is, how's this a "comeback"? Isn't this one basically another traction demo?
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 11:10:45 by dodke dodke
Welcome back!
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 11:19:57 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
dodke: preacher is a member of brainstorm. for brainstorm this is a comeback. get it?
and fyi the code is done frome scratch, no traction code is used whatsoever.
added on the 2006-08-21 11:26:05 by prm prm
prm, fyi you didn't get what i meant.
added on the 2006-08-21 11:33:30 by dodke dodke
well yeah it wasn't a comeback for Preacher personally, but for the rest of us.
added on the 2006-08-21 11:41:25 by Axel Axel
would be quite a job for axel if it was a comeback for only the original brainstorm :D
added on the 2006-08-21 11:50:08 by Serpent Serpent
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 13:06:34 by Zest Zest
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 13:21:27 by pasy pasy
awesome demo, alex
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 14:29:06 by quasimodo quasimodo
uhm, brainstorm guys, you might have forgotten it over the years, but the @BEGIN_FILE_ID.DIZ stuff is only for textiles which got uploaded in a bbs. for a file_id.diz in archives you don't need it!
added on the 2006-08-21 14:30:17 by dipswitch dipswitch
wow nice demo... preacher you rock! haven't seen "oldschool" effects in such a refreshing manner for a while. really enjoyed the discoball-torii.
the music is not my thing, but that's because i generally dont like this style - but i guess it fits the mood.
there should be more text though! - greetings, partyscrollers and whatnot... would have gone well with the mood. the voice at the credits could have been left out though. :P
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 14:36:27 by dipswitch dipswitch
codewise it seems to be from 1995.
still it has style and looks good so thumb up
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 14:37:31 by xeNusion xeNusion
dip: damn, can't you people keep it simple for us? It's difficult enough the way it is. ;-) We'll try not to make the same mistake next time, cheers :)
added on the 2006-08-21 14:38:15 by Axel Axel
well, in fact you have sD+ in your group to tell you things like that, blame him. :)
added on the 2006-08-21 14:39:36 by dipswitch dipswitch
lol dipswitch! thanks for teaching us the new ways :) and yeah. it really lacks some scrollers.
added on the 2006-08-21 14:41:28 by prm prm
true, he actually made the logo, he just wasn't around in the endphase of the prod. I'll kick his butt. (*sharpens knives*)
added on the 2006-08-21 14:42:14 by Axel Axel
hahaha guys, it's nothing new really. has been like that in bbs times. and is, in fact, obsolete nowadays, just like the whole file_id.diz thingie. it's nice to have it still though, i fully encourage that. :)
added on the 2006-08-21 14:43:17 by dipswitch dipswitch
damn :)
added on the 2006-08-21 14:46:00 by Axel Axel
file_id.diz <3 ;)
added on the 2006-08-21 14:54:55 by iks iks
sweet sweet demo, nice music, nice graphics, good old effects! oldschool rulez!
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 15:04:41 by Raynoa Raynoa
vocals are not that good but who cares?
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 15:13:49 by decipher decipher
Definately cool... Yet, the train departure announcement vocals... ;)
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 16:15:06 by doh doh
My thumb for BRS!
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 16:18:11 by Virgill Virgill
very good demo.
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 16:32:00 by dimouse dimouse
Nice one...with kinda some serious oldschool spirit well done in the result!

Concerning the rest of the compo-entries this one here should have been voted way higher in the results. 3rd place doesn't fit the nice message in here!

Welcome back BRAINSTORM !! :-D
Hope to see more again in the future now!

rulez added on the 2006-08-21 17:10:02 by Weasel Weasel
Weasel: thanks and.... you will. :)
added on the 2006-08-21 17:55:55 by Axel Axel
quite cool
Nice -> BB Image

and yes, text scrollers would have added.
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 22:55:58 by bdk bdk
Not my favourite style, but very well directed!
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 23:39:49 by T$ T$
Seems like Axel is seriously back in business :)

Die alte Schule ist zuruck gekommen! (or something like that)
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 01:57:09 by keops keops
Dots tunnel looks ugly. Other things are good, pictures roxx.
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 07:12:58 by Manwe Manwe
if we just had more time and health ...
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 08:42:33 by ck ck
Ufff, CritiKill, you really mustn't upvote your own production ... no matter how much you like it ...
added on the 2006-08-22 08:46:00 by Steel Steel
the vote is for axel and sir preacher :-)
added on the 2006-08-22 08:48:09 by ck ck
nice, but somehow it's missing something that really resembles the oldskool feeling
added on the 2006-08-22 11:03:39 by toxie toxie
toxie: that would be the scrollers, the bobs and the copper bars :)
added on the 2006-08-22 11:11:14 by prm prm
...and naked breasts.
added on the 2006-08-22 11:14:24 by Axel Axel
Some 3d were boring but the 2d and other old 3d stuff were cool (esp that whirlwind with quads and the dot and flower tunnels). I quite enjoyed it!
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 13:30:44 by Optimus Optimus
Oldschool? I don't know about that, but a good effort. Always happy to see solid 2dgfx. Cool tune by Axel, but next time I will try to outhum the voice credits. ;) Welcome back! Checkerboards forever!
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 15:17:48 by Archmage Archmage
although this is not a certain diskmag, i like it...
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 15:23:52 by chromag chromag
archmage: and a welcome back to you too! you and mr hyde should join us you know... :)
added on the 2006-08-22 16:29:08 by prm prm
using checkerboards and a dottunnel makes it oldskool all of a sudden? i kinda copy xenusion, it's more 1995-1998 stuff :P

music was nice tho, reminded me of jester or captain ;P
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 19:19:31 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Soooo sweet
rulez added on the 2006-08-23 16:47:17 by Maissi Maissi
No thumb cause it would be nothing without those nice pictures. And reading out the credits loud was just...ouch...
added on the 2006-08-23 23:21:13 by zoom zoom
Loved it! Well done.
rulez added on the 2006-08-24 09:13:18 by wardrich wardrich
Nice visuals.
added on the 2006-08-24 12:38:32 by rale rale
Nice, really nice.
rulez added on the 2006-08-25 18:42:44 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
I really like it... Okay it has not many new ideas, but it makes fun to watch this demo anyway !
rulez added on the 2006-08-25 22:37:49 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
greetings to traction
added on the 2006-08-25 22:48:28 by waffle waffle
- The flat-evnmaps looked a bit nasty.
- Somehow didn't quite capture that oldschool feeling perfectly.
+ Twister was sexy
+ cool gfx
+ Tunnel

is it supposed to crash after the twister?
rulez added on the 2006-08-26 12:42:27 by loaderror loaderror
sorry, but I was quite disappointed about this.. apart from nice graphics and twister, some parts looked really simple and "oldschool" has been done way better before
sucks added on the 2006-08-26 13:07:09 by shadez shadez
me likes it :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-29 09:16:46 by gentleman gentleman
Rules somewhat.

But where's those famous effects like:

-Big Scroller
-Mega Dist
-Good Glenz part
-Jelly Vectors
-Blenk and line vectors combined

The Music.

rulez added on the 2006-08-30 18:14:19 by moredhel moredhel
thought it would suck.. well, it failed to do so =)
rulez added on the 2006-09-02 03:04:42 by keith303 keith303
Not quite oldschool, not quite newschool, and it's definitely not 'kings of the playground'. But other than reading out the credits, I liked it a lot (especially, for some reason, the dots tunnel- maybe because there was a scene outside the tunnel for perspective/direction)
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 05:15:26 by crusader crusader
crusader: why would it be "kotp" ? I don't get your point nor the connection to the intro :)
added on the 2006-09-05 06:22:08 by keops keops
Probably because your intros became the canonical references for anything looking more or less oldschool on pc, which is a great achievement, imho. ;)
added on the 2006-09-05 06:53:22 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Cool tune and nice gfx, but like Shadez said the effects were just way too simple and "empty". Not bad but I expected much more from such skilled people. Can't see any kind of a school there either, next time at least have a 3D blackboard or something. :)
added on the 2006-09-05 08:11:36 by break break
break: nice of you to pop in :) sorry for the name... (i just knew you would comment on that)
and to the rest of you: yes. the credits sounds gay.
added on the 2006-09-05 11:49:17 by prm prm
in fact it's Xerxes who sounds gay :)
added on the 2006-09-05 11:58:06 by Axel Axel
da geht was
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 11:59:52 by las las
I'm a sucker for nostalgia :D
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 12:41:02 by okkie okkie
I'd call it oldschool.ish. Great music and visuals, on the whole I liked it.
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 16:44:23 by Shockwave Shockwave
I like it. Nice job.
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 22:21:00 by profecy profecy
Hm.. almost liked it, but not quite.
added on the 2006-09-06 14:00:54 by psonice psonice
added on the 2006-09-06 14:11:05 by Sverker Sverker
nostalgish? :)
rulez added on the 2006-09-06 14:34:39 by venire venire
nostalgia for mid-90s envmapped torii and dubious colour schemes? :)
i do rather like the music (ok, except the credits obviously) and some of the 2d - i just dont find it very nostalgic (although it does make me think "thank god we moved away from these colour palettes" :D) and i dont get any joy from the code/fx.
added on the 2006-09-06 14:55:54 by smash smash
I was expecting something different, this was not bad at all. Some nice 2d art in there.
rulez added on the 2006-09-06 16:49:15 by Navis Navis
this prod rulez
rulez added on the 2006-09-07 21:21:43 by faraday faraday
Not bad. I like the simple styles and stuff.
added on the 2006-09-10 02:01:35 by AntDude AntDude
Axel, bend over and receive my thumb for the soundtrack ... it's very nice :-)
added on the 2006-09-11 13:37:53 by Steel Steel
(*bends over*). takk
added on the 2006-09-11 17:48:24 by Axel Axel
Axel: enough chitchat and get started for Tum already ;)
added on the 2006-09-11 17:49:35 by keops keops
damn, always that pressure! :)
added on the 2006-09-11 17:55:05 by Axel Axel
old isn't that cool.
added on the 2006-09-11 17:57:35 by annieeee annieeee
It is! My grandfather was cool :( <3
added on the 2006-09-11 17:59:55 by iks iks
wasnt that bad..
added on the 2006-09-11 18:06:12 by psenough psenough
for me there is no highlight in this production.
added on the 2006-09-12 12:50:57 by NuKem NuKem
Heh, really nice music samples. Some of the effects looked a bit off on my machine, but it was generally fine.
rulez added on the 2006-09-13 18:19:47 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
old is cool. i read 60+ magazine it has really good granny porn!
added on the 2006-09-13 19:13:27 by uns3en_ uns3en_
(*hands the mag to Serpent*) thanks mate :)
added on the 2006-09-13 19:25:04 by Axel Axel
i don't think a goat lives up to 60 yo..
added on the 2006-09-13 19:47:27 by Serpent Serpent
definitely cool :)
rulez added on the 2006-09-14 07:08:19 by zeebr zeebr

This may be a better "1995" than the one by Kewlerz :)
rulez added on the 2006-09-14 10:19:25 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Unseen, Axel & Serpent, let's not start this pervertry in a respected site as pouet.net ... it's bad enough we've infiltrated nectarine :-D
added on the 2006-09-14 11:16:59 by Steel Steel
added on the 2006-09-14 11:35:30 by Premium Premium
Really fun !
rulez added on the 2006-09-16 08:41:52 by Nicky One Nicky One
too shiny, too fast, too high reso for making me remember any oldschool demo or feeling... the 'per face phong' was ugly, less would have been more here.
added on the 2006-09-17 07:23:03 by Oswald Oswald
i enjoyed it, but trace made some good points in his comments about 1995 and while i disagreed to some extent that they applied to 1995 i think they do apply more here. great work but it'd be better to apply to attempting to do something that hasn't been done before.
added on the 2006-09-18 00:54:56 by blackpawn blackpawn
sucks added on the 2006-09-19 21:14:13 by dq dq
not really oldsckool, but nice tunnel etc.
rulez added on the 2006-09-25 12:59:25 by Gaia Gaia
nice - but i really detest triangle-explosions :)
added on the 2006-09-25 16:17:41 by gloom gloom
rulez after review
rulez added on the 2006-09-30 14:13:17 by 4kum4 4kum4
Nice feel to it - the music is very nice!
rulez added on the 2006-10-08 18:27:33 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
I take that as a compliment. Thanks babe! :)
added on the 2006-10-17 21:18:05 by Axel Axel
As an amigascener I really liked this one. Its like an early 90ies Amigademo on steroids :)
Also, finally a demo with some 2D gfx. "Nobody" make demos with 2D gfx anymore. Keep it up guys ;)
rulez added on the 2007-03-04 22:46:52 by tFt tFt
some good, some bad
added on the 2007-05-28 22:04:12 by sokoban sokoban
Nice one.
Some top effects and personnaly i think that some transitions are "unwelcome" eg complex torus part to dot tunnel ???
rulez added on the 2007-05-29 21:27:55 by BackSpace BackSpace
(old's cool) != (7mb)
added on the 2007-05-29 22:11:57 by dila dila
Not that old but really cool !
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 19:10:46 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
the dot tunel and the likes feel quite stupid in a sky box as does the "flat shaded-still-phong-torus" stuff. when I dont feel a machine is not sweating at all when doing a stunt its quite a let down to me, like at this one... I liked the colors and the gfx tho.
added on the 2007-06-19 19:50:23 by Oswald Oswald
very cool prod
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 20:04:26 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 21:06:27 by blackpawn blackpawn
like it.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 08:00:27 by Zweckform Zweckform
well presented, but technically it´s very low
added on the 2007-08-21 08:54:56 by RA RA
Oldscool sux ;(
sucks added on the 2007-10-03 23:36:18 by #535 #535
Liked the logos and the soundtrack
rulez added on the 2008-12-02 14:54:58 by neptun neptun
great graphics. demo started okay, but something is missing design wise. and the music melody could been much better.
added on the 2008-12-02 15:07:20 by rudi rudi
very my kind of demo :) love it. (the voice in the creds was uhmm.... strange though). Lovely gfx :)
rulez added on the 2008-12-02 15:11:02 by Proteque Proteque
rulez added on the 2009-10-20 04:08:22 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Nice, except music was nigh annoying ..
rulez added on the 2009-10-20 05:01:30 by leGend leGend
rulez added on the 2010-02-08 14:26:45 by Pandafox Pandafox
Can be.
added on the 2010-06-10 21:02:40 by Jakim Jakim
It's a fine line between boring/ugly oldschool wankery and a fresh modern interpretation of traditional demo style. This one stays on the safe side of it :). Liked the music although I felt it was a bit overproduced.
added on the 2010-06-10 22:07:04 by Alpha C Alpha C
and here's the thumb
rulez added on the 2010-06-10 22:07:20 by Alpha C Alpha C
Old is cool.
rulez added on the 2010-06-10 22:29:01 by Defiance Defiance
rulez added on the 2010-06-10 22:36:58 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
Cool & stylish.
rulez added on the 2010-09-20 23:59:26 by Jakim Jakim
rulez added on the 2012-01-25 22:55:51 by Frequent Frequent
Decent newskool oldskool demo.
rulez added on the 2012-01-26 10:24:22 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2016-01-17 18:57:27 by gaspode gaspode
Ah, I'd already forgotten about this one. The first and last time when I touched badschool. Not my finest hour by far, but it was fun to make something like this and it started my long career with Brainstorm. We'd been e-mailing with Axel and when he kickstarted Brainstorm again, I was brought on board. I wrote this from scratch because of that and didn't use any of the Traction base code. The newer Traction & Brainstorm "coop" productions used the Traction engine by Vulture until I finally wrote my own that I've been using since.

And for the record, I was totally against the vocal samples in the credits part ;)
added on the 2016-01-19 09:26:53 by Preacher Preacher
Also, the title came from Axel and only now I realized how it works out. Duh.
added on the 2016-01-19 09:38:20 by Preacher Preacher
behind its time on every front. even in 1996 and this would have rated 3rd
sucks added on the 2016-01-19 16:43:46 by 1in10 1in10
cheesy af thumbs :D

most parts looked quite nice and the gfx are good too. music is so so.
rulez added on the 2019-01-19 17:22:59 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2019-01-19 17:23:42 by 100bit 100bit
like the style & music !
rulez added on the 2019-09-01 21:17:17 by Asato Asato

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