Terra Incognita by Brain Control [web]
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release date : december 2006
release party : the Ultimate Meeting 2006
compo : combined 64k
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 62%
  • 0.36
alltime top: #2794
added on the 2006-12-29 01:26:22 by payne payne

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added on the 2006-12-29 01:27:50 by payne payne
slow as hell and dead ugly robots. but it still deserves a thumb. mostly for the city scene.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 02:14:07 by prm prm
some really nice stuff, and some nasty-ass stuff. wellwell, here's for the nice stuff!
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 02:16:59 by kusma kusma
music doesn't fit, "story" makes no sense, robots suck.
added on the 2006-12-29 02:17:45 by hfr hfr
It was a slideslow on my PC, but the music sounds very good!
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 02:18:50 by ravity ravity
a true masterpiece, music, animation, the whole package
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 02:19:00 by waffle waffle
ugly (often slow too) visuals, niceish, but cheesy soundtrack. pig it is
very cool. slideshow here too.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 03:05:48 by dila dila
respect for what you were trying to do, but what maali said, sorry
added on the 2006-12-29 03:12:11 by zoom zoom
added on the 2006-12-29 04:05:04 by iks iks
Looks great.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 04:40:25 by elend elend
I could leave one of these robots parked on the street with the cockpit unlocked and the keys in, and it wouldn't get nicked. Truly the Vauxhall Astras of the mech world...

However, I caught myself enjoying the demo, which felt a lot like a dropship rescue level in Mechwarrior 3... The title also reminded me how cool Terra Nova was, so thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 06:24:13 by syphus syphus
Odyssey Part XY... I totally agree with hellf
added on the 2006-12-29 06:31:50 by chromag chromag
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 06:41:54 by T$ T$
64k with a story. Thumbup.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 07:30:10 by lordKelvin lordKelvin
nice try, but everything looked so ugly
added on the 2006-12-29 08:22:59 by hollowman hollowman
Nice story.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 08:26:36 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
I really like it! One of the better releases at tum this year.

Payne: additional links added above.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 08:56:53 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
I had one of those - "this is 64k?" moments. Marvellous stuff. Looked great too.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 09:09:30 by auld auld
Soso, lot of content, but ugly and dead slow. Music fits in this way ;)
And what exactly is the story trying to say?
Yes, you've certainly watched ANDs productions. Some colors were noticed as coder colors, even from my coder-eye opinion, from what I could see from the average 5 fps slideshow here (Maybe it is my FX5500, it certainly can't be the P4 3.2gHZ that sucks the framerate, is it software rendered? Or do you render all gfx three times or what?). But, the music and overall flow was quite good. So piggy, but I must say that you guys have much potential in the business of demo-art!
added on the 2006-12-29 10:14:10 by deepr deepr
The eternal story - decent engine, shitty art (espacially particle shots).
As for performance, I don't think you guys played with tunning it all around, trying to fit into ps1.1 and get acceptable FPS as AND did 3 years ago (which still looks much better than this).
Still UP for amount of work. Keep on doing better.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 10:24:15 by kraviz kraviz
very goodlooking city.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 11:01:14 by Corial Corial
good one, nice scenes, however music could be better.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 11:23:28 by wie8 wie8
dunno.. didnt convince me.. mostly due to the music.. was too.. i dunno.. something close to cheesy..
added on the 2006-12-29 11:33:58 by psenough psenough
Damn slow don't understand why !!

the music is good for my hears :)
added on the 2006-12-29 11:52:09 by _wheely_ _wheely_
bring nytrik back to you 3d.. not hot i.m.o
added on the 2006-12-29 11:57:01 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Was to childish.. :)
sucks added on the 2006-12-29 12:39:52 by Zplex Zplex
badly, badly misses the touches a good artist/designer would give it that would turn it from something big but often very unattractive into something impressive and enjoyable. there's so many bits that grate but could have been fixed quite easily.
it does appear to run faster than previous brain control releases here, and the music wasnt bad either.
added on the 2006-12-29 12:43:48 by smash smash
3d models is ugly, no volume in scenes. Slow.
added on the 2006-12-29 12:50:26 by bitl bitl
hm. it's too slow, with no real reason to be slow. it's not very pretty, and i can't really understand what the story is supposed to be about. i didn't like the music that much either (too "softsynthie"), but it's not _that bad_ so a piggie. :)
added on the 2006-12-29 12:52:15 by gloom gloom
It seems there's a lot of work in this intro, but...
Hell slow, HDR makes no difference (imo), and average visuals & music...
added on the 2006-12-29 13:18:50 by remageFrs remageFrs
Too ambitious project + probably not enough resources -> mediocre result.
Also, these robots are not exactly cool. I would've considered putting them in considering what kraviz said.
Better next time :)
added on the 2006-12-29 13:51:31 by ithaqua ithaqua
cool 3D and stuff, that's what i expect!
but the windows speach crap is annoying!
goovy song too!
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 13:57:31 by elkmoose elkmoose
Doesn't even want to run here (exit after the precalc).
I've seen it on dtv and i think you should forget about realtime synths, it's not for you.
added on the 2006-12-29 13:59:37 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Fucking ace! I laughed my ass off.
Looks like a bastard child of Conspiracy, Jumalauta and Nextempire.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 14:30:15 by sauli sauli
Really good, but no thumb because it's too slow and there's no reason to justify it.
Hmm... I don't really like the concept behind this demo. However overall gfx is rather high quality besides some ugly textures (polish your texgen guys!). Music as always - beautiful - great job Skyrunner!
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 14:44:00 by masterm masterm
...forgot to mention: robots animation is awful :P
added on the 2006-12-29 14:44:38 by masterm masterm
this was my favorite PC entry in the 64k compo!
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 14:54:32 by aga060 aga060
crashes my machine halfway through, but i loves the technik!
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 15:48:00 by noouch noouch
exits after precalc without notice...
added on the 2006-12-29 15:52:13 by d0DgE d0DgE
system config:
Win2k latest (erm ...final) SP + Radeon x600/64MB
added on the 2006-12-29 15:53:59 by d0DgE d0DgE
looks like there was a lot of effort put into this...but i dont like the sound, the scenes (the concept) and overall the complete demo.

if it would have been a cracktro including a polished version of the cityscene..with a chip, a logo and a scroller i would have screamed "hell yeah".

added on the 2006-12-29 15:57:39 by 4kum4 4kum4
Almost average. You can do a lot better. And fix the speed problem! :|
added on the 2006-12-29 16:05:47 by xernobyl xernobyl
pretty ugly and couldn't spot that story... music was nice though
sucks added on the 2006-12-29 16:32:02 by shadez shadez
holy shit this was bad. you have done so much better.
sucks added on the 2006-12-29 16:52:46 by bzz bzz
4kum4: why, because if it's a cracktro it instantly turns something sub-par into something superb?
added on the 2006-12-29 16:55:31 by smash smash
Cool one
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 17:10:40 by Buckethead Buckethead
smash: actually it has nothing to do with cracktros. it was only an example. i prefer watching a few good polished scenes in a short demo, over watching a long distance and imho boring demo. if a demo is long, it should be interesting. sometimes less is more..a good effect (or a good scene) with good music can amaze me much more than this production, even when the effort put
into such a (fe) cracktro would be 5% of
what has been put into that production.
a good "demo" should fit overall.
added on the 2006-12-29 17:46:05 by 4kum4 4kum4
Smash : crack tro are soooo oldschool and oldschool is soooooo cool man ! No comment
added on the 2006-12-29 17:50:07 by nytrik nytrik
hmm thats not what i said and that statement nytrik is pretty much bs..but yep..sry- i like a few of them..
added on the 2006-12-29 17:54:05 by 4kum4 4kum4
fucking slow but looks good
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 17:54:44 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 18:29:06 by Premium Premium
i didn't like the robots. and i didn't get the plot. (escaping alien tomatoes?)... but afterall entertaining. :)
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 19:36:22 by soolta soolta
A bit slow and low quality on the 3D department. Thumb up for the effort.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 19:54:06 by Osmic Osmic
broke bigstyle on the bigscreen, too bad. not horribly bad and i like that it's actually going somewhere.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 20:04:21 by Gargaj Gargaj
reminds me of this:

added on the 2006-12-29 20:45:04 by friol friol
A lot of nice effects and very neat soundtrack due the amount of K it uses. The thumb is for the IK and code!
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 20:56:32 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
ugly, slow, boring etc.. i really expected much.
sucks added on the 2006-12-29 20:57:17 by anesthetic anesthetic
nope, didnt do it for me. it seemed way to unfinished.....the look isn't right. see? ;)
added on the 2006-12-29 21:05:58 by quisten quisten
I'm ambivalent - I'd watch again, but it's not my favorite Brain Control production.
slow like hell.
really ugly robots... ;)
great flight throught the city at night!
i kinda love parts of the theme.
some scenes are too dark......................
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 21:24:30 by gentleman gentleman
enough with the robots. i got it. I suck! :)
added on the 2006-12-29 21:51:10 by payne payne
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 22:04:45 by Pirx Pirx
Too bad for poor performance on the compo machine. The music makes it magic.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 22:20:42 by dixan dixan
Argh, didn't enjoy this at all
sucks added on the 2006-12-29 23:27:25 by dairos dairos
some stuff was really nice here.
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 23:45:33 by cp_ cp_
the compo machine SUCKED! :D
rulez added on the 2006-12-29 23:46:06 by las las
quits after the progress bar screen.
w2k, 6600gt
added on the 2006-12-29 23:46:43 by apricot apricot
A very decent intro with some cool scenes and a good piece of music. Despite of that, it seems to be too slow at least on my computer. Piggy... but almost a thumb up.
added on the 2006-12-30 00:29:27 by ham ham
Pretty slow most of the time here as well. Some nice things but also quite a lot of boring/average stuff. The robots are so ugly that I had quite a good laugh. :) If there's a story I completely missed it. Music is fits pretty well I think. Not a bad intro but it could have been a lot better.
added on the 2006-12-30 00:34:38 by StingRay StingRay
For an effort.
rulez added on the 2006-12-30 10:39:30 by Lazarus Lazarus
To bad a little slow on my system
but this should have been no1 and not no2 :)
rulez added on the 2006-12-30 12:16:22 by magic magic
A weak thumb up. Music could have been much better with more harsher sounds, but at least there were some good parts in it. Robots looked funny indeed, unintentionally i guess :)
rulez added on the 2006-12-30 12:25:56 by Serpent Serpent
Really slow, ugly and horrible music.
sucks added on the 2006-12-30 12:57:07 by kurli kurli
Kinda visually impressive, but the music fucks the intro up and makes it boring. Its probably supposed to action up the scenes,but for me it really does the oposite. Sorry, Piggy.
added on the 2006-12-30 16:25:51 by tFt tFt
some c00l visuals, very nice (but not fitting) soundtrack... i like it
rulez added on the 2006-12-30 19:11:35 by starbuck starbuck
well done but not my cup of tea
added on the 2006-12-30 22:54:16 by baerb^kat baerb^kat
very, very slow, but interesting in some way.
so teh piglet
added on the 2006-12-30 23:22:47 by substrate substrate
It looks nice, it sounds nice and (from seeing the video) it runs quickly enough.

Hell, the zik alone in worth the thumb up. People thumbing down should try to create something similar thrmself. But fat chance that it would ever happen - it requires more skill than clicking in a f-ing browser.
rulez added on the 2006-12-30 23:43:53 by evil evil
slow and ugly.. sorry... i like those flying bobbles though :)
sucks added on the 2006-12-31 00:46:52 by zeebr zeebr
I don't know what to say. On the other hand it's pretty cool, on the other hand the robots are not and the plot was pretty wtf. Memories from the MCP is still by far my favourite BC production :)
rulez added on the 2006-12-31 02:09:10 by Preacher Preacher
I think we've seen these 3d flyby intros already done way better that this, plus the robots are really ugly. The cheesy music doesn't really help. And I don't think something like this should run so slow on core2duo e6600/radeon1900.

What's with the big ass pixels in the glow/flame/whatever effects?
sucks added on the 2006-12-31 02:41:16 by teel teel
great stuff as always. esp. the music rocks hard!
rulez added on the 2006-12-31 14:38:52 by v3nom v3nom
It has some, if few, cool elements. But when the robots come in, it just tears it apart for me. Can't thumb this one.
added on the 2006-12-31 17:30:26 by Archmage Archmage
Impressive visuals and rocking tune :)
rulez added on the 2006-12-31 17:59:35 by Sapphire Sapphire
Some ugly and slow parts, but then again some really nice stuff. Only a piggy this time.
added on the 2006-12-31 20:29:03 by Maissi Maissi
the same
feels like there was no real vision of where this intro should be going.

whatever happened, it feels pretty thrown-together and disconnected. some of the scenes are quite nice, but the intro as a whole doesn't work for me.
added on the 2007-01-01 12:47:05 by ryg ryg
fucked up on the compo machine but managed to see this later. contains actually some really cool scenes. overall a bit too incoherent and yes, the robots are fugly, but still an uppie.
rulez added on the 2007-01-01 13:47:58 by uncle-x uncle-x
hey i like the music, the animations are ok. nice stuff, go on !
rulez added on the 2007-01-01 17:15:43 by tesa tesa
the music made me reach for a razor
sucks added on the 2007-01-01 17:19:05 by raymon raymon
Uuuuh, at 1:32 the music sounds sooooo much like a ripoff of a rather well-known Jean Michel Jarre tune (can't remember the name now, typical...).

The rest of the soundtrack is OK, I guess. Quite messy here and there...missing a great and combining theme, I think...but overall, the music goes well along with the rest of the production - to quote Randy Jackson on American Idol: "It was just OK for me, dude....I don't know....It just just OK, dog..."
Cool 64K Demo. Should have won the TUM 64K compo !
rulez added on the 2007-01-03 03:05:08 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Should be nr 1!
rulez added on the 2007-01-03 04:19:09 by cerror cerror
Almost... but not quite.
added on the 2007-01-03 13:07:27 by psonice psonice
quite nice code.
the planet aproach scene + in-vortex Rlz!!
The rest a bit boring, and un-realistic, but impressive to fit it in just 64k!!!
rulez added on the 2007-01-03 18:26:24 by JaK JaK
With a better eye it could have been great :)
added on the 2007-01-06 01:17:14 by reality3D reality3D
cool music, nice rendering
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 18:13:12 by src src
some VERY cool scenes and music parts mixed up with TOO MUCH cheesy scenes and music parts.
added on the 2007-01-08 13:28:52 by toxie toxie
everything's been said.
sucks added on the 2007-01-09 16:37:31 by monroe monroe
I downloaded the music first and thought "wow, this sounds like end credits music from a film" or some recap of dramatic themes... and now having seen the intro, it seems I was right, this thing is like a movie trailer. (and I *think* I could follow the plot too.)

That said, this intro seems to suffer from enormous space (and probably time) pressure; like 64kb isn't nearly enough to pull this off properly (in particular, the robots were... ugh.), and they didn't have enough time to synch the music or tighten the 'script'.

This could be an awesome demo.

Anyway, I really liked the warship chase thing, and the stargate.
rulez added on the 2007-01-18 05:09:29 by crusader crusader
Brain control style, a bit less abstract.
added on the 2007-01-21 02:54:39 by bdk bdk
not my style
sucks added on the 2007-01-30 03:51:48 by habr100 habr100
My favourite intro soundtrack ever.
added on the 2007-03-29 20:49:17 by dixan dixan
not the best BC but enough for a thumbup
rulez added on the 2007-04-13 15:06:29 by pasy pasy
Just because you try to be like FC or AND doesn't make it good. :-P Not bad by any means, but could have been great without the excessive epic cheesiness. Like psonice said, "Almost... but not quite."
added on the 2007-05-04 23:23:14 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
nice, like the red balls...:-)
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 21:04:39 by Zweckform Zweckform
Worst BC production ever...
sucks added on the 2007-09-24 00:08:09 by #535 #535
sucks added on the 2008-05-11 00:24:13 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2008-07-17 16:17:19 by neoneye neoneye
I earned a beer :)
btw, I like it
rulez added on the 2008-10-26 22:43:19 by Ized Ized
One of my favourite 64k's!
rulez added on the 2010-08-02 17:11:28 by closed closed
Not too bad, but probably the worst rendering in any of t heir prods. Piggy for having a narrative (still hate the synth/music tho).
added on the 2012-05-02 20:16:47 by noby noby

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