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release date : july 2007
release party : Backslash 2007
compo : c64 demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 70%
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alltime top: #602
added on the 2007-07-08 02:38:35 by hollowman hollowman

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Very enjoyable at the bigscreen, beautiful stuff.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 02:43:15 by Radiant Radiant
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 04:43:20 by am-fm am-fm

Wow, great! Plenty of new ideas that work very well on C64. It is really refreshing to see C64 demos have finally managed to overcome the urge of trying to copy amiga or PC demos. Amiga is not quite there, yet.

The music is a bit too experimental for me, though.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 09:03:42 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 09:08:36 by ISL ISL
woah, very nice! didn't like the music that much though
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 09:22:19 by shadez shadez
That intro totally superrules!
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 09:39:16 by evil evil
Some nice effects, but the music wasn't really my cup of tea.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 10:14:11 by britelite britelite
Very good!
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 10:24:31 by Yarrick Yarrick
Fantastic piece of work. Especially the growing thing was cool, and the screenshot scene.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 10:28:37 by Preacher Preacher
excellent, reminds me somehow of satori
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 10:32:02 by elkmoose elkmoose
Can't get it to work in CCS64 3.0 or Winwice. After the "sound latency.. Thank you", nothing more happens.
added on the 2007-07-08 11:04:26 by r0XX0r r0XX0r
r0xx0r: Make sure true drive emulation is activated (vice).

And yes, this is awesome.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 11:07:16 by tomaes tomaes
has a few nice parts but overall not my cup of tea. rather annoying music.
added on the 2007-07-08 11:46:07 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 12:11:13 by iks iks
damn... there goes that meditation/chakra-demo I've been planning with abaddon, but this was worth it! this is a great demo with impressive screens and progression. I also dig the athmospheric soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 12:17:55 by tempest tempest
some cool ideas. Also nice to see some 1x1 effects
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 13:25:34 by p01 p01
tomæs: Thanks, true driver emulation did the trick.

Great demo!
added on the 2007-07-08 14:15:33 by r0XX0r r0XX0r
I actually love the beginning with the opening and flower routines the most. And there are several nice effects as it goes. And it's a bit weird at times and I like this. If it only didn't end there and left me waiting for more :P. Long time to see a C64 demo I enjoyed so much!
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 14:39:14 by Optimus Optimus
brilliant and inventive.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 15:05:12 by smash smash
What is the commando to put the true driver emulation on in CCS64 ?
added on the 2007-07-08 15:16:07 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 15:34:13 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Whoah, top-5 C64-demo for me. Excellent, trippy and very cool effects.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 15:34:35 by visy visy
very cool one. very hypnotic. the music fits the demo but i didn't like it. anyway: kudos for the ideas and the design-work
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 16:02:28 by degauss degauss
What is the commando to put the true driver emulation on in CCS64 ?

Interview Il Scuro and/or PHS and they might tell you the secret!!!!!1111 And you would have another Hugi article \o/
added on the 2007-07-08 16:03:43 by StingRay StingRay
Just brilliant. Not one weak screen. The music is an aquired taste I guess, but I think it fits the visuals.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 16:05:13 by Archmage Archmage
i hate the music...
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 16:22:52 by las las
I do not second Stingray ;)
added on the 2007-07-08 16:33:46 by magic magic
I have to add that the music is excellent.
added on the 2007-07-08 16:44:01 by Radiant Radiant
super visuals, but the audio is disgusting
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 16:54:03 by post malone post malone
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 17:37:31 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 18:09:48 by parcelshit parcelshit
Sweet candy for the c64.
A bunch of (nice) new effects.
Deserves a CDC.

Oh and the guy at the end of the demo trying to hypnotize me :-D
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 18:59:31 by BackSpace BackSpace
nice code
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 19:06:38 by psenough psenough
High resoluted visuals were floating through my screen, surrounded by some nice ideas. Didn't see such a nice Demo since, aehm, since BP2007. --> *NICE!* What do we need more? Some more sensual music. Don't get me wrong, I adore music adopted to ED's style, but there is a narrow path between electronic orgasms and ROT $d418 ;)
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 19:57:24 by vscd vscd
Ok seen it..Music wasnt that good but the rest was really fressh!! thump!
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 20:17:52 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 21:02:26 by earx earx
hell, that was good. fantastic design, music is experimental though.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 22:05:32 by twh twh
Very good! Very cool effect AND THE EYES!!!
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 22:10:13 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 22:51:39 by wix wix
Very good thx :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 13:00:08 by tobé tobé
Nifty. The tune didn't get me though, perhaps needed slightly more volume on the drums?
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 13:51:40 by psonice psonice
loads of good effects and great music. the whole thing fits together nicely

now... is the guy near the end spinning cw or ccw?
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 15:29:36 by evilpaul evilpaul
The eyes are hilarious in the wrong way, but overall this was pretty neat.
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 15:51:34 by Shifter Shifter
fx are okay, but the music is too strange for me...
added on the 2007-07-09 18:18:36 by RA RA
seems not to work in css64 for windows
added on the 2007-07-09 18:41:13 by rac rac
works fine in ccs64 for windows
added on the 2007-07-09 18:52:42 by hollowman hollowman
Massively fucking excellent.
btw tech question: by now i know how to do colourcycling. but c64 has a fixed palette (, or?). so how is it done? guess it's possible to use some delta paint routs?
added on the 2007-07-10 09:05:46 by earx earx
It's more than okay but the music sucks bigtime.
Not my cup of tea (the music that is).
rulez added on the 2007-07-10 11:12:29 by scoutski scoutski
nice demo ... music rocks!

/me is dancing the data-twist
rulez added on the 2007-07-12 01:20:28 by lordnkon lordnkon
fuck, this ruled :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-12 03:21:56 by kusma kusma
very nice
rulez added on the 2007-07-13 18:42:17 by ilmarque ilmarque
yes i like it, somehow strange but kinda cool code..
rulez added on the 2007-07-13 18:53:38 by mad mad
fresh music! fresh graphics! fresh effects!

To sum it up. Mega fresh!!! More more

Love the growing wines and the stripy tubes with surrounding spheres. Modern c64 music should sound like this!
rulezcdc added on the 2007-07-14 17:11:29 by loaderror loaderror
nice visuals, the gritty music fits well! nice one.
rulez added on the 2007-07-15 01:14:30 by dv$ dv$
Fantastic! Cool, innovative style and even some coloured hires stuff. Music: an eccentric flow of tones which sounds interesting to me. I like! :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-15 20:58:42 by sire sire
rulez added on the 2007-07-17 10:11:56 by Skate Skate
earx, its charmode animations with sprites (tubes with balls), and some screens are made of a few bitmaps with changing color attribute ram with sprites (screenshot with triangle head). color cycling is not possible in the way a pc folk thinks about it.
rulez added on the 2007-07-17 19:01:34 by Oswald Oswald
rulez added on the 2007-07-17 23:49:02 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Original stuff.
rulez added on the 2007-07-18 01:09:43 by Clarence Clarence
Great flow. Astonishing that I had the idea of doing an effect like these growing lines just two weeks before the release of this demo. Now talk about common minds :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-18 08:16:56 by ninjadrm ninjadrm
rulez added on the 2007-07-18 16:16:49 by Dalton Dalton
Video please?
added on the 2007-07-22 19:35:30 by AntDude AntDude
cool effects and design
rulez added on the 2007-07-22 20:12:42 by waffle waffle
The visuals are fucking great but simply copying the gaphics to the SID registers spoils the while thing - unfortunately...
added on the 2007-07-27 02:07:08 by JAC! JAC!
Very good demo :D
And i got hypnotized by this guy on end.
I like glitch music, but this is are too annoying.
rulez added on the 2007-07-27 11:45:59 by TOMPCpl TOMPCpl
In newest VICE-1.21 it's crashes, showing rasters. I now using hoxs.
added on the 2007-07-28 15:28:02 by TOMPCpl TOMPCpl
i made up my mind: i like the music aswell ;)
added on the 2007-07-31 18:12:34 by degauss degauss
Great demo, but the 'music' is träsh ...
rulez added on the 2007-07-31 22:57:40 by Steel Steel
rulez added on the 2007-08-03 13:55:18 by cruzer cruzer
degauss:I also liked music because you need to watch this demo 2-4 times to enjoy music.
added on the 2007-08-05 12:18:58 by TOMPCpl TOMPCpl
very coool!!!
rulez added on the 2007-08-06 20:26:51 by psndcj psndcj
boy.. that was something different! great!
rulez added on the 2007-08-07 08:10:17 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2007-08-28 20:07:12 by RRR RRR
rulez added on the 2007-09-25 05:17:33 by keops keops
nnnnnice, sick sound, psycho visuals. up!
rulez added on the 2007-11-02 09:58:43 by comankh comankh
Thanks to archmage for pointing that one out. I find the music a bit hard to swallow but the rest is really top notch.
rulez added on the 2007-12-12 16:21:01 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
how come i skipped it up to now... one of the best demos i've ever seen. and i mean EVER. and on EVERY platform.
rulez added on the 2008-01-11 02:32:22 by dipswitch dipswitch
rulez added on the 2008-01-11 05:51:28 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2008-01-11 06:05:42 by ferris ferris
Pure eye candy, great flow.
rulez added on the 2008-01-25 22:54:16 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2008-01-28 23:59:49 by substrate substrate
Really fucking awesome, one of the few C64 demos I might watch twice.
rulez added on the 2008-01-29 01:36:33 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
This is so fuucking awesome! or atleast the parts i could watch.. It crashes when the balls start to bounce around.
So... so fresh!
rulez added on the 2008-02-06 11:23:17 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
best of the best
rulez added on the 2008-02-24 20:10:10 by danb danb
fairlight did it again!
rulez added on the 2008-03-04 11:40:53 by v3nom v3nom
Just excellent
rulez added on the 2008-03-05 20:36:07 by dairos dairos
Watched the rest now! it is so original! great work!
rulez added on the 2008-03-14 17:41:42 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
rulez added on the 2008-03-16 14:11:15 by Claw Claw
Frelling great! Although the music is not my type...
rulez added on the 2008-03-18 11:48:19 by eru eru
great effects, although i'm among the one who didn't like the music :)
rulez added on the 2008-04-10 21:54:26 by ryg ryg
Good stuff, and I enjoyed the music.
rulez added on the 2008-04-14 00:19:04 by pigpenpete pigpenpete
A video link would be very much appreciated...
added on the 2008-04-14 00:21:29 by Stebo Stebo
Forget about it... I managed to watch it with the latest CCS64 version. Awesome stuff!
rulez added on the 2008-04-21 00:25:10 by Stebo Stebo
Nice effects, but the music is way too psychedelic for my taste.
added on the 2008-05-10 16:59:19 by Maissi Maissi
Great scene.org awards winner for 2k7 :D
rulez added on the 2008-05-20 21:49:12 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2008-07-16 19:19:44 by MooZ MooZ
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 10:40:45 by kyv kyv
rulez added on the 2008-08-22 19:58:10 by sof_max sof_max
rulez added on the 2009-05-01 15:17:12 by jokov jokov
Very nice.
rulez added on the 2009-06-11 17:05:47 by lsl lsl
Unique but messy and the music is awful.
added on the 2009-06-16 21:26:15 by noby noby
Only My Beauty can compete with this. BB Image score too.
rulez added on the 2009-09-17 02:12:02 by svo svo
rulez added on the 2010-03-15 12:31:48 by vibrator vibrator
rulez added on the 2010-04-07 11:07:16 by baah baah
rulez added on the 2010-08-01 18:39:38 by w00t! w00t!
just watched it again.. it's awesome AMAZING !!!
added on the 2011-03-15 11:03:32 by lsl lsl
brilliant prod. loves the wobbly eyes scene and music by goto80!
rulez added on the 2011-03-15 12:25:50 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Damn, I managed to never see that one until today. Not disappointed at all, great concept :)
rulez added on the 2011-03-26 10:30:09 by Dbug Dbug
Great demo, especially the intro effects, and I liked the music :)
rulez added on the 2011-08-31 22:28:26 by johnl johnl
wft? wierdo demo with style
rulez added on the 2011-10-20 19:26:01 by Frequent Frequent
Great effects, terrible music.
added on the 2011-10-20 20:08:20 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2011-12-27 09:45:06 by SiR SiR
Excellent design, unconventional music, perfect length. This demo exemplifies the notion that 8-bit demos should be more about creativity, atmosphere, and/or telling an interesting story using the available technology, rather than cramming as many (decades old!) effects with no substance as possible, together with a bunch of good but disjointed pixel art which one is forced to gaze at for 10+ minutes because there are three music tracks and it is totally imperative to hear all three.
rulez added on the 2012-02-01 17:47:03 by moozooh moozooh
rulez added on the 2012-02-26 20:43:07 by sINk sINk
One of my favorite C64 demos.
rulez added on the 2012-08-28 19:39:20 by SandLover SandLover
I don't like me-three-years-ago.
rulez added on the 2013-01-04 02:50:07 by noby noby
Really great.
rulez added on the 2013-03-15 16:08:18 by lennart lennart
A deep masterpiece!
rulez added on the 2013-05-04 23:47:02 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
wow totally rocking demo!
rulez added on the 2013-06-06 00:53:13 by keito keito
hundred thumbs up !
rulez added on the 2013-06-06 07:39:02 by Bartoshe Bartoshe

all effects/screen/design are mindblowing! °__°
rulez added on the 2013-11-05 12:15:44 by rez rez
makes me feel hypnocevised
rulez added on the 2014-01-04 21:12:02 by T$ T$
I didn't like the music, at all, but the rest was fantastic! Very innovative, great direction, nice concept - awesome!
rulez added on the 2014-06-08 05:24:29 by Kylearan Kylearan
Great and nice design!!
rulez added on the 2014-08-26 18:51:36 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
rulez added on the 2015-02-16 18:45:56 by Batman/BG Batman/BG
i have no idea what just happened but i must thumb
rulez added on the 2015-05-03 02:35:23 by mantratronic mantratronic
Just so well made.
rulez added on the 2015-10-27 00:13:51 by cce cce
Funny thing.
rulez added on the 2016-05-16 19:13:34 by lvd lvd
Why have I never commented on this.. One of my favourite C64 demos. A really special atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2017-12-02 11:13:49 by break break
Great atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2018-03-21 11:33:43 by toms toms
Nice looking demo! Bleh music.
rulez added on the 2019-03-19 10:06:16 by Emod Emod
One of my favorite C64 demos!
rulez added on the 2022-12-28 06:39:16 by mccnex mccnex

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