Phantom Eye Syndrome by Brain Control [web]
screenshot added by payne on 2007-04-08 18:35:52
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release date : april 2007
release party : Breakpoint 2007
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 1st
  • 70
  • 21
  • 6
popularity : 67%
  • 0.66
alltime top: #1146
added on the 2007-04-08 18:35:52 by payne payne

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video version 640x480: ftp://ftp.braincontrol.org/scene/braincontrol/demos/bc_phantom_eye_syndrome.avi
video version 1280x768: ftp://ftp.braincontrol.org/scene/braincontrol/demos/bc_phantom_eye_syndrome_hq.avi
soundtrack: ftp://ftp.braincontrol.org/scene/braincontrol/demos/skyrunner_phantom_eye_syndrome.ogg
added on the 2007-04-08 18:36:56 by payne payne
Enjoyed it, perhaps a bit to busy here and there
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:37:29 by mSW mSW
Great intro in BC's style. Definitely the best in compo.
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:40:03 by masterm masterm
The best entry of the poor pc-64k compo for me, hopefully you will win it.
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:40:51 by Cj Cj
I second Cj
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:47:48 by p01 p01
Nice one, have to watch it again on my own PC.
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:49:07 by beavis77 beavis77
Looked wicked on the screen. Sexy like Chaos Theory!
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:50:40 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
best in the combo
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:50:49 by gr gr
good one, but i enjoyed the clrsrc intro better
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:52:09 by Sapphire Sapphire
this might be my new favourite
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:53:57 by pohar pohar
Pretty good. Didn't like the music though, such a cliché softsynth introtrack.
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:59:06 by teel teel
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 19:13:02 by pasy pasy
damn i hate you :(
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 19:35:22 by rmeht rmeht
Some graphics are quite ugly and there is too much obvious inspiration from Chaos Theory and Aether.

Besides that, it's good for a 64k and I liked the sync, worth a thumb up :)
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 19:55:00 by keops keops
The effects are goodlooking and cool, although overall it feel kinda messy. Thumbs up for a solid prod.
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 20:14:05 by Zplex Zplex
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 20:31:17 by las las
Best one in the compo by far, great flow and good music. Felt like watching a demo.
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 20:44:19 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 21:05:47 by Quarryman Quarryman
music starts nowhere, goes nowhere, annoying synchro, screen too busy... still, it's the best one in the compo.
added on the 2007-04-08 21:13:07 by bhead bhead
Solid as rock IMHO.
added on the 2007-04-08 23:23:05 by datsua datsua
And I forgot the thumb :\
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 23:23:55 by datsua datsua
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 23:30:50 by london superhero london superhero
Loved it.
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 00:10:17 by mdx mdx
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 00:28:20 by skarab skarab
nice work... and thanx 4 tha greets =)
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 01:30:46 by starbuck starbuck
dynamic, well made, good music!
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 03:24:17 by nula nula
Too eratic, kinda spasmodic.. And the "music"??
added on the 2007-04-09 04:01:49 by ufo ufo
Pretty cool, but the music (and some design) brought back some Memories From The Mcp :P
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 10:12:05 by Pegan Pegan
too chaotic and blinkering... the rest is rulez
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 11:16:52 by zeebr zeebr
They have the tech and the colours right. But they have no whatsoever idea or concept to go with it. It's just plenty of random 3d objects in random 3d environments.
added on the 2007-04-09 13:57:42 by tomaes tomaes
Very good indeed, but too chaotic.
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 14:07:22 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Sorry, but this really lacks soul.

Good on the technical side, so a piggy it is.
Definitely teh 64k PC demo of the compo
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 14:13:31 by Pulsar Pulsar
Mmm,. what I don't like in latest 64k intro by BC is how the parts seems to be really messed up together, a confusion of filters and scenes that I seem to never enjoy much (I would become quite predictable to say once more again that I still favor the icemachine more ;), even though there seems to be a lot of potentional there. It's the intros with lot's of stuff and work in it which I watch and don't remember later though. Nevertheless there were some good moments (and I liked that strange sphere object transition used all over) and I always adore the synth music in BC demos. (Mmm,. shane's comments describes what I feel about BC intros precisely. Too chaotic!). Still, it's so great to see you got the 1st place at BP and that's preety motivating I guess. I liked BC overall since I first watch the icemachine but I've been stuck there :)
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 16:30:58 by Optimus Optimus
it was too long, the music was not very good, in some places it looked like "My First Photoshop Plugin!!11" and the sync made me just plain mad. sync to something else than just every goddamn snare-hit please! actually i expected something way better after "memories from..". i hope you pack your Good Shit Bag(tm) and head for assembly though :)
sucks added on the 2007-04-09 16:43:15 by gloom gloom
sure, lot of great work.
+ skyrunner track.
good job.
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 17:10:51 by wie8 wie8
random blury red yellow scenes :(
added on the 2007-04-09 19:28:49 by Tigrou Tigrou
seen this kind of thing too many times before. it's random post-processed object show city. quickly becoming just as boring as a scroller with knighthawks font.. the music saves it.
added on the 2007-04-09 19:45:32 by earx earx
Runs reaaally slow here; averages about 2fps.

AMD64 1.8Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, 6800GT.
added on the 2007-04-09 21:19:57 by wb wb
Really smooth and well-polished effect show
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 22:51:04 by T$ T$
Wow! This a big jump for Brain Control. It rulez for sure.

Some suggestive notes:

++ hexa ball scene
+ overall look and lighting
+ syncing
+ scene linking
- Too fast & random camera movements for scenes that could have looked huge. I wonder if there wouldn't have been much more potential in some scenes.
- slightly too much love for pixel shaders (screen wobbling, emboss)
- the Y8K image overlay
- repetitive syncing

Looking forward to your demo!
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 23:47:16 by pixtur pixtur
small improvement from their previous efforts. still not quite hitting the spot but it has loads of content.. thumb for the effort
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 14:28:32 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 16:19:18 by Zest Zest
Good range, partly a bit too messy for my taste.
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 17:30:54 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Argh I just can't stand the music. Visuals were ok though.
added on the 2007-04-10 19:16:22 by dairos dairos
It's ok. It's not great.
added on the 2007-04-11 07:42:18 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
not the greatest thing in the world, but more than okay
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 10:53:32 by toxie toxie
interesting new graphics object corresponding with sound :D
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 22:41:37 by habr100 habr100
Nothing revolutional, but this one is still _very_ well assembled! Looked great on the bigscreen.
rulez added on the 2007-04-12 10:12:13 by remageFrs remageFrs
...revolutionary, i mean...
added on the 2007-04-12 10:13:23 by remageFrs remageFrs
WTF? After reading all the comments above, I think maybe I watched the wrong demo! Anyway, MAJOR glitch-fest rulage! I love that broken CD effect on the music, and the way the visuals pause and glitch while the music replays the last little bit to catch up.

I'm guessing that is absolutely nothing like what it should have been like... but no way am I reporting a bug, I'll stick with the glitch version thanks ;D
rulez added on the 2007-04-12 13:38:44 by psonice psonice
it is a considerable achievement that you created such a lame intro with such a great engine
added on the 2007-04-13 11:53:42 by Ger Ger
I can't find any soul in this. Sorry. All I see is blur.
sucks added on the 2007-04-13 11:57:16 by xernobyl xernobyl
ger : please come on do better... we need talented guys : i bet you are one of them
added on the 2007-04-13 15:05:26 by nytrik nytrik
rult.. better than ya prev ones. and i liked the hexagon scene..
rulez added on the 2007-04-13 15:20:08 by mad mad
nytrik, ok, so let me be a bit more constructive. i remember your stills from the gfxzone times. so i wonder why these bc prods go *soo* nowhere.. i mean... perhaps i should remember more than a flashy swirl of quads after watching the intro..

so if it's you who will figure out a *concept* and *direct* the next intro, then i wish you choose a theme as impressive as here
added on the 2007-04-13 20:22:03 by Ger Ger
Schön geil.
Definitely has style!
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 11:23:01 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Well yeah you definitely lack a concept there. Some nice scenes destroyed by ugly overlays, a boring colorscheme and texts with '95 style glow. To make things worse, you can't really grasp anything of the visuals because it's either too blurry or the sync is too fast. It's still enjoyable, and deserves a weak thumb.
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 14:26:23 by zoom zoom
Quite messy at times but cool 64k anyway. Lots of different things to see and pretty cool music. Well deserved 1. place. :)
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 14:37:31 by StingRay StingRay
Music was a bit too... generic, but otherwise nice
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 19:11:01 by kb_ kb_
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 19:35:45 by iks iks
Out of the fact that it fits in 64k, I've to say there's not a single thing I like in it. Boring music, overly contrasted black/orange, no flow.
Disapointing :(
(But the engine itself seems good for what I can see)
added on the 2007-04-15 20:03:27 by Dbug Dbug
Nice some stuff.
It ain't great in the brain control prods.
But, I liked some scene, trax.
And it is 64k intro.
Anyway nice work.
rulez added on the 2007-04-17 06:13:32 by got got
rulez added on the 2007-04-19 13:14:21 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
GER : well good luck : keep in mind that i have the right to use only primitives geometry
added on the 2007-04-20 14:20:41 by nytrik nytrik
Horrible polish colourscheme, messy design and bad bad synch... And was the tune reused from some previous intro or what?
sucks added on the 2007-04-22 13:34:24 by kurli kurli
rulez added on the 2007-04-22 13:44:47 by src src
@rainmaker: No ,the tune was custom-made
by me for this intro.
added on the 2007-04-22 17:07:09 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
I think its a bit am boring at parts (maybe too much efx at once), best intro in the compo anyway ;)
added on the 2007-04-27 15:15:50 by fiveofive fiveofive
Quite nice, although a bit messy..
rulez added on the 2007-04-30 08:54:14 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2007-04-30 09:51:02 by Premium Premium
nah. I dont like this one. in all ways.
sucks added on the 2007-05-11 09:03:31 by noof_ noof_
I found it very "Treble & Bass"-like :
But still friggin' enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2007-06-17 12:29:07 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
Rulez must be said.
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 22:31:18 by Pirx Pirx
nice to see a non-photorealistic 64K that kicks some ass again.. A bit messy in parts though, but cool.
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 22:43:40 by loaderror loaderror
I think you guys have improved your intros a lot compared to a few of your previous releases (e.g. "Terra Incognita"). Seems that you have turned your direction back to the better direction you had before. And me likes the fastly paced effect changes here.
rulez added on the 2007-08-09 10:27:56 by deepr deepr
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 20:51:49 by Zweckform Zweckform
Who is added? 256? sux!
sucks added on the 2007-08-30 20:48:05 by aGGreSSor^tPA aGGreSSor^tPA
rulez added on the 2007-09-08 04:27:19 by eye eye
Warning, this prod contains Obfustat.EDF virus. Very bad from Braincontrol.
don't worry, there is no virus. only an outdated and/or bad virus checker that probably doesn't like kkrunchy :)
added on the 2007-09-17 18:07:21 by payne payne
Hmm...Brain Control is a very strange group.Their demos are not great and not bad.But this is one of their best.
rulez added on the 2007-09-17 18:26:41 by #535 #535
A bit messy and monotonic, but it's ok.
added on the 2007-11-14 00:57:11 by Maissi Maissi
I LIKE.!!! :)

...demO-stYle 4 sure.!! :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-21 01:06:51 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Great intro, and I love the soundtrack. Design wise I think the second intro in the compo was a bit more original though so I think that one should have won.
rulez added on the 2008-01-02 16:08:07 by sparcus sparcus
what sparcus said
rulez added on the 2008-01-02 17:12:15 by maali maali
*** AVG Virus *** Found this as an infected file.
sucks added on the 2008-01-08 01:22:31 by Teh Du Teh Du
Teh Du : dude, it comes from the packer that is recognized as a virus by your unreliable antivirus software.

Most 64k have this problem nowadays.
added on the 2008-01-08 01:25:40 by keops keops
I thought the effects were cool but the colors and gamma or whatever just made it ugly.

Still worth a thumb.

@Teh Du: What are you doing with that pic? ;)
rulez added on the 2008-01-08 01:26:47 by ferris ferris
gah that kind of things piss me off, thumbing down a prod without having seen it. bollocks.
added on the 2008-01-08 01:27:27 by iks iks
seems to have problems when put to very high shadow quality - i couldn't make out any shadows, but several times i got a 80% black screen which COULD have resembled a shadow map...just a shot into the blue though.
Apart from that i enjoyed it. Sound was mediocre, but then again not my taste.
rulez added on the 2008-01-08 02:34:17 by coma coma
rulez added on the 2008-01-08 02:58:57 by dipswitch dipswitch
The constantly changing/repeating effects was annoying at first, but after a while i admired how much effort went into this 64k. the hdr and shadows are a nice touch.
rulez added on the 2008-03-02 18:58:41 by phoenix phoenix
brain control!
rulez added on the 2008-03-07 11:23:01 by v3nom v3nom
bad colors and a bit messy. Has some nice stuff in it though.
added on the 2008-07-17 16:11:26 by neoneye neoneye
Same as all thumb uppers!
rulez added on the 2008-10-11 17:04:08 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
what Jumpseri said
rulez added on the 2008-11-19 16:44:08 by Ized Ized
Not the smartest design but I liked the old school feeling and love the music !
rulez added on the 2009-01-05 23:16:21 by kyapiko kyapiko
a bit too hectic for me, but very good overall.
rulez added on the 2009-04-23 13:35:19 by SiR SiR
Cooool! The kind of 64k I enjoy! Thank you.
rulez added on the 2010-01-25 22:03:11 by Zavie Zavie
one of the best ever
rulez added on the 2011-07-21 10:19:23 by marsel84 marsel84
Amazing soundtrack and absolutly incredible video!
added on the 2011-11-22 20:47:03 by marsel84 marsel84
Pretty good visuals but a bit dull and the music is crap.
added on the 2012-05-02 20:06:33 by noby noby
could have been so much more

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