Signal to Droids by Northern Dragons [web]
screenshot added by anesthetic on 2007-01-07 16:38:34
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release date : january 2007
release party : TMDC 2006
compo : textmode demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 67%
  • 0.84
  • 1
alltime top: #1274
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dead ringer!!
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 16:26:42 by las las
nothing so special about this demo for me. i wonder howcome it ranked first...
added on the 2007-01-07 16:30:28 by decipher decipher
fun. very much.
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 16:34:13 by red red
was nice but the sound could have been better mastered.. that distortion was so unphat :/
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 16:34:40 by psenough psenough
nice! loved that machine :)
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 16:39:42 by anesthetic anesthetic
somehow i like it´s style... c00l
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 16:41:57 by starbuck starbuck
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 16:44:11 by dairos dairos
that's sick - a breaking textmode-something... cool one...
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 16:57:41 by ck ck
hell yes!
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 17:05:01 by kusma kusma
excellent stuff -- real flow! :)
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 17:06:59 by gloom gloom
damn cool. wel een krakerige soundtrack, cerror ;)
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 17:08:16 by post malone post malone
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 17:10:18 by Buckethead Buckethead
you know cerror .. there is this music this type of music which is often associated with breaking and robots.. its more electronic and robotic variant of hip hop music. you know i was expecting to hear something like that but then there was some shitty music so i can't give thumb up
added on the 2007-01-07 17:13:48 by uns3en_ uns3en_
A bit too repetitive for it's own good, but worth a thumb nonetheless.
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 17:28:01 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
made with ASCII3d. Nice rendering guys!
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 17:31:45 by hashdash hashdash
text ringer!

maybe a tad too noisy but still pretty cool
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 17:33:42 by p01 p01
i think the rendering removed a lot of potential this had. fun to watch, but the color/text choices were rather sad.
added on the 2007-01-07 17:34:49 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 17:43:40 by scamp scamp
Extremely boring and ugly. Very boring music as well.
added on the 2007-01-07 17:53:10 by StingRay StingRay
Obviously, heavily inspired by the latest fairlight intro. Also libcaca makes everything looks like shit
added on the 2007-01-07 18:13:15 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Woooooaaaaaaaaaaaoooouuuuuuu !
Wondeful !
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 19:11:56 by BugcORE BugcORE
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 19:34:32 by lordKelvin lordKelvin
What gargaj said. Also very repetitive.
added on the 2007-01-07 20:20:11 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 20:48:38 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Yeah, your all right about the muzik, sorry. :P
Just tried something else this time something experimental. (it's experimental for me) and it didn't worked out.
Next time better. ;)
added on the 2007-01-07 20:50:18 by cerror cerror
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 21:12:18 by gentleman gentleman
cool music, good synch, but the visuals were so ugly! guys, this is not what textmode is about. i really would have preferred an ansi slideshow over this.
added on the 2007-01-07 23:11:45 by dipswitch dipswitch
Great! is DEMO!
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 00:30:26 by bitl bitl
the coolest ND demo so far :D
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 00:31:51 by Zest Zest
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 00:55:36 by Silent Silent
great fun to watch, keep it up!
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 11:22:18 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 12:00:31 by wie8 wie8
dead ringer in da harder resolution :)
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 12:49:53 by zeebr zeebr
Nice style.
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 14:05:51 by psonice psonice
much better than i expected from nd. so thumb it is.
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 20:15:24 by prm prm
Very cute creature ;) Very good textmode demo.
rulez added on the 2007-01-09 09:29:52 by Skate Skate
I really liked the style, but I thought the text renderer wasn't quite right for the demo.
rulez added on the 2007-01-09 14:43:38 by xeron xeron
I love this it has bags of style, great synch and excellent music.
rulez added on the 2007-01-09 19:24:44 by Shockwave Shockwave
newschool stylish
rulez added on the 2007-01-10 13:04:09 by spritus spritus
Cool, but most of the time it just feels like an OpenGL/D3D demo projected onto a charscreen. Where's the cool ANSI graphics in the textmode demos?
rulez added on the 2007-01-10 13:44:02 by Radiant Radiant
cool one
rulez added on the 2007-01-10 15:12:29 by v3nom v3nom
good idea with amplifier
rulez added on the 2007-01-10 23:00:54 by habr100 habr100
nice moves :)
rulez added on the 2007-01-11 14:29:42 by jeenio jeenio
Looks and feels like a tribute to fairlight. So job done. Nice idea, cute model. I liked it.
rulez added on the 2007-01-11 14:43:27 by auld auld
Mmm.. wild thing, cool sync, sometimes boring and ugly, sometimes I don't get it, but overally not my favorite demo from this TMDC, however it has style and I overally liked it a bit, so it still gets a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2007-01-11 16:37:12 by Optimus Optimus
Not my style
added on the 2007-01-13 00:43:44 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2007-01-13 01:47:18 by radman1 radman1
rulez added on the 2007-01-16 09:34:34 by Osmic Osmic
Interesting idea
rulez added on the 2007-01-17 01:55:55 by keops keops
The rendering felt messy and this is not my favourite from this party.
But the style fits the music and it is a thumb up.
added on the 2007-01-18 22:03:12 by Happy-H Happy-H
this was nice :)
rulez added on the 2007-01-21 14:34:36 by gr gr
Has some real flair.
rulez added on the 2007-01-22 00:35:48 by s_tec s_tec
It was alright.
added on the 2007-01-27 09:50:05 by AntDude AntDude
The graphics looked too noisy and the demo was a bit boring, but I liked the music.
rulez added on the 2007-01-28 17:24:54 by noid noid
good prod
rulez added on the 2007-01-29 11:04:17 by psykon psykon
What everybody else said about the rendering. But still... :)
rulez added on the 2007-01-31 19:29:36 by zomb zomb
rulez added on the 2007-02-01 12:15:59 by src src
kinda cool
rulez added on the 2007-02-02 04:05:38 by pdx pdx
What everyone else said.
rulez added on the 2007-02-02 09:54:26 by Maissi Maissi
groovy tune, tho the bass could've been cleaned a bit. i liked the atmosphere as well.
rulez added on the 2007-02-04 13:39:48 by griip griip
one of the few well-directed demos;)
rulez added on the 2007-02-04 14:01:40 by Ger Ger
i'm with gargaj and dipswitch on this one..
added on the 2007-02-04 14:25:51 by uncle-x uncle-x
Rocks! groovey as hell
rulez added on the 2007-02-04 20:47:36 by Proteque Proteque
Neat, all of it :)
rulez added on the 2007-02-05 03:06:36 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2007-02-06 09:28:46 by blackpawn blackpawn
rulez added on the 2007-02-09 08:57:23 by xiod_crlx xiod_crlx
funny idea
rulez added on the 2007-02-25 02:21:56 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
Excellent. Very holistic concept. Great music and execution.
rulez added on the 2007-03-30 14:36:48 by Chattermouth Chattermouth
added on the 2007-04-30 16:55:19 by Ized Ized
Funny stuff ... although the breakdancing was done better in Dead Ringer :-)
rulez added on the 2007-04-30 17:04:38 by Steel Steel
rulez added on the 2008-02-12 17:24:46 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
added on the 2009-03-19 16:25:44 by Sorcerer Sorcerer
mega-stylish !
the soundtrack is a ruler !
rulez added on the 2009-12-21 13:28:23 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
electronic music
blue field
colorfull 3D rings tunnel
sine waving scroll
concentric rings rotating
rulez added on the 2009-12-22 22:23:53 by BITS BITS
Signal recieved
rulez added on the 2012-01-27 21:08:56 by Frequent Frequent
zomg missing thumb how!
rulezcdc added on the 2012-10-14 01:41:18 by Fell Fell
rulez added on the 2012-10-14 02:12:54 by nekomono nekomono
Love this one so much. I've watched it loads of times over the last few years.

The layers of grime over the audio and the renderer sit so well together and work perfectly in the textmode medium. It's like you said, hey, 80x50 is going to be dirty, let's make it FILTHY.

It's kind of an aspirational prod for me... and seeing it on the Demosplash stream got me thinking about textmode again (after an aborted prod I never got finished for TMDC last year).

Signal to Droids is also my go-to prod for people who have never heard of the scene and want to see something. A lot of people just can't grasp Elevated at first because it takes a while for the difference between 100s of megs of video and 4 kilobytes to sink in. Show them a textmode prod, they instantly get it. Hey, it's a PROGRAM doing that! And it looks so cool and stuff!

Mad respect and love Northern Dragons.
added on the 2012-10-15 02:22:23 by Fell Fell
Oop; it wasn't on the Demosplash stream at all. But me campaigning for it to be is what reminded me :D
added on the 2012-10-15 03:39:57 by Fell Fell
why didn't I already thumbed this ?
rulez added on the 2013-01-16 22:30:32 by Tigrou Tigrou
rulez added on the 2013-01-16 22:37:46 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulez added on the 2014-10-09 18:30:31 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
a little bit too repetitive for my taste, but top-notch execution and very cool flow.
Like it a lot!
rulez added on the 2014-12-19 00:23:20 by wullon wullon
That's good :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-22 17:38:53 by ok3anos ok3anos
Liked it and the droid, and the work and attention to detail made it cool.

Yes, mind the signal to droids ratio! ;)
rulez added on the 2015-05-23 00:26:12 by Photon Photon
Cool stuff, has a real pop art vibe to it.
rulez added on the 2015-05-23 08:01:06 by jmph jmph

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