Iridescence by Fulcrum [web]
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release date : august 2007
release party : Buenzli 2007
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
  • 57
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  • 5
popularity : 63%
  • 0.68
alltime top: #2469
added on the 2007-08-21 00:26:27 by Bobic Bobic

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Absolutely stunning! This must be the first "storytelling with fractals"-demo ever :-) The last scene (the space castle) is just breathtaking... Congrats!
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 00:56:32 by Stebo Stebo
Magic, fractal flames rocks!
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 01:15:20 by Tigrou Tigrou
nice stuff :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 01:21:24 by psenough psenough
wow, great! congrats, seven!
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 01:27:48 by dipswitch dipswitch
The font ruins it.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 01:32:56 by xernobyl xernobyl
BEst use of coder colors... ever?
added on the 2007-08-21 01:33:25 by xernobyl xernobyl
really beautiful, especially towards the end. the music sucks.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 01:48:24 by Bobic Bobic
Even if at some parts a bit boring, some other parts are quite beatiful fractal particles! Based on one single concept it's good enough.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 01:55:38 by Optimus Optimus
my personal compo winner
music is nice, but could be better
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 01:59:13 by elkmoose elkmoose
Blazing graphics... so trippy... so many particles... so fast... looks like a gazillion particles at times... how??? The flower blossoming scene... so great. Yes, I'm somewhat speechless.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 03:23:17 by suorm suorm
Nice but a bit boring.
For the last scene expecially.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 09:38:56 by dixan dixan
stunning visuals and chiptune, should have won :/

the bigscreen prolly didn't justice to its granular visuals...
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 10:12:47 by Zest Zest
i like the flowers especially!
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 10:19:42 by jaw jaw
what xernobyl said: the font totally ruins it! which is a shame, since this piece itself is a true gem with a very straight concept and marvelous visuals.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 10:22:49 by monroe monroe
really liked it. great music for starters. and the IFS fractals are really done in a very effective way most of the time. the font is ugly indeed.. still very pretty, overall. it should have been a 64K (or 4K if that's possible)
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 10:27:09 by earx earx
That part with what looks like a Sierpinski tetrahedron made of spheres instead of triangles is just beautiful. Overall really nice colorful trip. Thanks !
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 10:34:53 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
Seven's best work, huge improvement over last year's entry which was really good but suffered from design choices. Finally a demo of Electric Sheep in realtime (:

Say, since it's SDL, can you get the source out so we can attempt to port it?
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 11:02:17 by Buckethead Buckethead
Some parts are so beautiful.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 11:15:48 by Zweckform Zweckform
Sweet! and i really like the music, fits the visuals!
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 11:28:15 by Pegan Pegan
So they try to out-traction traction. Where is your glow filter? :P
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 11:49:29 by tomaes tomaes
It reminds me of playing with the mirror tool in Deluxe Paint.

Demo is ok, but not worth a thumb either way.
added on the 2007-08-21 17:15:08 by yumeji yumeji
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 18:29:35 by Ger Ger
sucks added on the 2007-08-21 18:44:13 by bitl bitl
not bad, could be done in 64k.
ugly colors & postprocessing, get a graphician next time. piggy for flame fractals/ifs
added on the 2007-08-21 19:34:11 by wie8 wie8
The colors totally destroyed this one for me.
added on the 2007-08-21 19:47:30 by chock chock
long time that a demo has taken me that far.. lil problems with the colors, and lowres font, except that its really a pleasure to watch. (and think.. :) )
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 20:33:22 by mad mad
I loved this 64K, best of Buenzli 2007 for me, well done! :-)
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 20:48:04 by alk alk
very nice fractal show, especially the last skyscrapper scene is a perfect state of art.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 21:13:28 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 22:06:20 by aha aha
still as nice as i told you at buenzli :) good work!
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 23:30:59 by nemesis nemesis
everything could be done in 64kb, but thats not the point!
many nice fractals, but reptetive use of them, and the lack of none-linear moves made this mediocre. it flows well, and that is interesting, but it doesn't validate use of patterns of fractals.
added on the 2007-08-22 01:25:46 by quisten quisten
ugly and beautiful in equal measures
rulez added on the 2007-08-22 01:56:05 by parcelshit parcelshit
what parapete said, thus piggy
Flame fractals are a nice thing :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-22 12:05:18 by src src
Very nice chillin atmosphere here. And I really really like the soundtrack. Great job Seven and Psitron (Music).
rulez added on the 2007-08-23 20:07:38 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
Seven=Code ,Psitron= Music I mean of course...
added on the 2007-08-23 20:08:38 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
Doesn't work here.
Something went horribly wrong. Stopped at step '5'.

Anyway, greetings to Seven, was interesting to see you coding on the demo almost the whole party. :)
added on the 2007-08-23 20:15:34 by StingRay StingRay
nice mood, motives and colors(?) .. nah.. nice to see something that easypeacy
rulez added on the 2007-08-24 00:58:18 by fiveofive fiveofive
Really chill and enjoyable to watch.
rulez added on the 2007-08-25 13:15:04 by s_tec s_tec
sometimes it's boring... but it's such a beautty
rulez added on the 2007-08-26 08:02:10 by zeebr zeebr
whoa this is fantastic! nice work
rulez added on the 2007-08-26 21:22:53 by blackpawn blackpawn
Way to go Fulcrum. I loved the heliosphere last year and I love this one too. =)
rulez added on the 2007-08-28 01:50:15 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
saw it live at buenzli and really liked it. is there a video somewhere for us linux guys?
rulez added on the 2007-08-29 16:38:19 by cockroach cockroach
Stunning, I thought. Great use of fractals and it flows well. And yes, the font ruins it a bit.
rulez added on the 2007-08-30 13:50:17 by psonice psonice
cool use of fractals
rulez added on the 2007-08-30 22:01:14 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
some very beautiful effects
rulez added on the 2007-08-31 12:16:20 by bfx bfx
Visuals gets boring after a while, and the music ruins it for me.
Sorry, but no thanks.
sucks added on the 2007-09-10 23:38:26 by Happy-H Happy-H
Very DULL Looking Shit
sucks added on the 2007-09-11 00:56:50 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
it has something ultra cool in it. i just haven't figured out yet what it is.
rulez added on the 2007-09-11 01:06:05 by red red
This is one strange production.
On one side, it looks beautiful, but strange.
On the other hand I feel like this is just coder-pr0n.
Strange but original. It's a pity that the typography for greetings and credits breaks demo design a bit
rulez added on the 2007-09-16 11:34:03 by humphr3y humphr3y
Something beautiful, something ugly, something boring. Piggy.
added on the 2007-09-16 14:34:34 by Maissi Maissi
Could finally watch this on my machine now, thanks Seven! :) Simply beautiful demo and very nice music as well. Parts of it remind me of stuff good old Dweezil did on Amiga all those years ago. :)
rulez added on the 2007-09-27 13:33:37 by StingRay StingRay
Very nice idea. But it seems to demand even more attention to storytelling, camera and editing. Didn't like the music, though.

rulez added on the 2007-09-27 14:46:35 by pixtur pixtur
rulez added on the 2007-10-24 17:11:57 by bdk bdk
hooray for final versions!
added on the 2007-11-04 16:39:43 by psenough psenough
Not really my kind.
added on the 2007-11-17 19:54:26 by iks iks
Cool stuff
rulez added on the 2007-11-17 20:05:36 by Sverker Sverker
woow! this is really beautiful! despite some not really fitting scenes and music, not being my favourite soundtrack, i can't restrain from massive thumb up! thank you.
rulez added on the 2008-02-03 05:42:07 by elfh elfh
not much in the way of effects. and I choose widescreen, and didnt get true widescreen.
sucks added on the 2008-03-01 20:04:28 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
fractal universe anyone? pig for the colorscheme.
added on the 2008-03-02 21:39:34 by comankh comankh
Lovely atmosphere in this one! Very nice!
rulez added on the 2008-03-04 22:08:55 by Mystra Mystra
I got tired watching it. The last minute or so saves it from thumbe down. And yeah the font absolutely killed it.
added on the 2008-03-11 15:48:38 by Navis Navis
really cool concept demo. only the music was not my taste.
rulez added on the 2008-03-19 18:38:49 by v3nom v3nom
Plain dots and senseless paatterns - resulting in an awesome demo with a tune that really matches the visuals. Should have scored better.
rulez added on the 2008-04-12 01:51:13 by T$ T$
Great idea.
rulez added on the 2008-05-09 01:07:34 by Claw Claw
Simply beautiful. I have yet to grow tired of fractals :).
rulez added on the 2008-05-15 00:23:45 by Alpha C Alpha C
it looks very unfinished while it sounds good.
added on the 2008-05-15 00:48:42 by gentleman gentleman
great track and nice fractals =)
but 12mb?
rulez added on the 2008-09-21 22:06:24 by pera pera
rulez added on the 2009-06-25 17:28:24 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
I liked this. Very smooth and pretty. Music was perfect for the gfx.
rulez added on the 2009-07-07 02:44:11 by xteraco xteraco
Electric Sheep
Not bad
rulez added on the 2009-09-09 22:08:41 by BackSpace BackSpace
Very beautiful, and quiet. Very nice music, too.
rulez added on the 2010-03-25 02:29:45 by Korguiq Korguiq
rulez added on the 2012-02-04 14:18:58 by Frequent Frequent
awful music, ugly visuals on black background.
sucks added on the 2013-09-03 15:42:35 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
added on the 2013-09-03 15:57:17 by CHEF-KOCH CHEF-KOCH
Some nice visuals but pretty ugly mostly (empty black backgrounds, mindless colors...). The track gives it a nice atmosphere but the way it's produced just makes it sounds so wrong... mild piggy.
added on the 2013-09-03 15:58:23 by noby noby

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