Aesthetic Distance by Youth Uprising
screenshot added by waffle on 2007-12-29 02:52:45
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release date : december 2007
release party : the Ultimate Meeting 2007
compo : combined demo
ranked : 11th
invitation for : Icons 2008
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.72
alltime top: #1242
added on the 2007-12-29 02:52:45 by waffle waffle

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Ummh, yeah there's a bug in the Windows version if you use 1280x1024 resolution so please don't use it for now. I'll fix it in the morning, or something.
added on the 2007-12-29 02:54:09 by waffle waffle
I smell a "breakthrough performance" nomination here. great work, great taste. (but whyyyy is it so slooooow?)

Oh, and wft? Maali did -code-?
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 03:14:39 by kusma kusma
Nice visuals and very fitting music. It also has exactly the right length, should not have been any longer. :) A nice invitation demo.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 03:21:51 by StingRay StingRay
Kusma: Probably some driver problem. Runs smoothly in my machine (1.5GHz, gf6600).

Have to ask Maali to debug it when he comes back from the party.
added on the 2007-12-29 03:25:41 by waffle waffle
really awesome, excellent organic feel.

two things:
- i hate it when glow goes over the widescreen box.
- the music could've used a little help at the lowend.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 04:03:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
ok, but boring. pig
added on the 2007-12-29 04:52:27 by bitl bitl
what BiTL said
added on the 2007-12-29 05:03:52 by Bobic Bobic
you're getting there :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 06:47:41 by psenough psenough
I really enjoyed this on the stream. Atmosphere and music definitely are definitely there.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 07:40:57 by shock__ shock__
@Waffle: that bug didn't appear until you started nit-picking at my code :P
added on the 2007-12-29 07:43:25 by ferris ferris
wow, a group consisting of members that are underage... what happens when you are getting older?
added on the 2007-12-29 08:12:41 by chromag chromag
support the youth
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 08:13:07 by chromag chromag
thumb for the effort. could've been a lot shorter for my taste but overall nice
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 08:14:35 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
What Gargaj said. And I've always had a weak spot for the organic feel.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 08:59:12 by kofeiini kofeiini
Beautiful. Nice music.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 09:20:07 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 09:41:50 by pasy pasy
You're getting better each time and I really liked this a lot, props that you made something so cool!

Jake, it would be interesting if you did develop a 64kb tool to see what you could do, even though I know you like to hard code everything. You've come a long way in a short time and you still have so much more potential.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 10:05:42 by Shockwave Shockwave
:D Always nice to hear from you, Nick :)

Actually I've been working on a demo tool (not 64k but same idea) with shaders and stuff and my plan is to have it output stuff like camera paths and static models and things like overlays while still allowing hardcoding...kind of a "best of both worlds" approach.
added on the 2007-12-29 10:10:11 by ferris ferris
very cool. keep up the good work!

somehow reminds me of the final fantasy movie :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 10:56:14 by gopher gopher
Another nice prod, which works on my shitty gfx card.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 11:06:56 by martin martin
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 11:12:24 by wie8 wie8
big pig it is
added on the 2007-12-29 11:15:27 by zeebr zeebr
I liked it on the stream. Very nice.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 11:23:24 by masterm masterm
Very nice. Looking forward to see more
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 11:33:51 by dairos dairos
Really nice.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 11:36:28 by Optimus Optimus
What StingRay & jungj said. I personnaly don't like the synth used in the music. Nice overall.
added on the 2007-12-29 11:47:38 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 11:48:16 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 12:52:46 by Ized Ized
Looks quite nice but it's mostly the same scene all the way through. Really boring.

No thumb down though because it certainly doesn't suck.
added on the 2007-12-29 13:43:02 by Flunce Flunce
It looks too much like a 64k from 5 years ago. :)
added on the 2007-12-29 14:03:57 by tomaes tomaes
Really nice, runs on Linux, low pc requirements...respect
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 14:11:07 by besh besh
Parts of the music are way too upbeat for the visuals imo, but overall a nice prod.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 14:12:44 by mic mic
okayish, but in the void of other productions these times of the year it's still fun to watch.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 18:16:02 by thec thec
Smells like teen spirit! Very gogeous stuff!
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 19:10:08 by ghandy ghandy
added on the 2007-12-29 19:10:53 by ferris ferris
Like it alot. (and I disagree with gargaj on glow about caches :) )
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 21:28:29 by pixtur pixtur
we cell kick is a lot better imho, but it's still okay for a quickie.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 21:35:31 by earx earx
Pixtur: The glow "bled" on purpose because I disagree with Gargaj, too ;)
added on the 2007-12-29 21:41:33 by ferris ferris
not bad at all.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 21:43:42 by cp_ cp_
The demo was too slowly paced for me, but was totally awesome otherwise.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 22:20:36 by s_tec s_tec
I like it - even with 1280er-bug ... :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 01:22:02 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
that's actually fixed, just not uploaded ;)
added on the 2007-12-30 01:52:06 by ferris ferris
well done :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 02:15:45 by Zest Zest
Good one. The last place isn't that bad in this compo's case :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 04:26:25 by xernobyl xernobyl
Should have placed higher...
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 09:17:47 by dixan dixan
Ferris: The bug was fixed already yesterday. The ftp might not be in sync if the bug still exists.
added on the 2007-12-30 10:19:03 by waffle waffle
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 11:59:03 by pandur pandur
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 12:33:49 by Mystra Mystra
Really nice organic look, but could use a bit more variation. The music could use a bit more punch in the bass department and the portamento in the lead gets a little bit tiresome in the end, but otherwise works nicely nevertheless.

Support for widescreen displays/resolutions would be nice when the whole demo is designed as letterboxed on 4:3...
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 15:04:33 by teel teel
thanks for the advice teel :)
added on the 2007-12-30 15:09:30 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 15:41:20 by nytrik nytrik
The music was dull and uninspired (and badly mixed, as some people have pointed out already), but the rest was decent. Clearly you like MFX though. :)
added on the 2007-12-30 17:16:03 by gloom gloom
a little boring and short
added on the 2007-12-30 17:41:45 by yandexx yandexx
nice production, please keep up and don't get upset by the ranking.
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 19:28:09 by dipswitch dipswitch
I like it.
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 21:06:55 by necronomic0 necronomic0
nice and smooth under my linux box. also i noticed some we cell inspired parts :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 21:28:57 by anesthetic anesthetic
very space-y and mfxlike.
rulez added on the 2007-12-31 05:27:51 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Seriously ... nice start!
But without absolutely no 2D-Art it really gets boring to see the same scene over and over again. There are neither transitions nor nice shadings that could have enhanced the demo as well.
Anyway nice development regarding this whole demo is just a 1-scene-setup.
So keep it up! Piggy for me.
added on the 2007-12-31 19:04:35 by muh muh
nice for a first-time production, but a bit boring to me. But here's your thumb :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-31 19:37:07 by substrate substrate
BTW it's not my first prod..just my first demo.
added on the 2008-01-01 01:05:29 by ferris ferris
thanks for testing demopupu
rulez added on the 2008-01-01 03:30:46 by maali maali
it worked great :D I loved using it. But brown is a bad choice for a demotool...you should consider changing that ;)
added on the 2008-01-01 04:11:44 by ferris ferris
i liked this demo.
style, music are good.
and nice first works.
rulez added on the 2008-01-01 05:40:08 by got got
nice to be a single scene, but a bit boring overall
added on the 2008-01-02 00:58:54 by makc makc
Actually two scenes ;)
added on the 2008-01-02 06:14:53 by ferris ferris
You know, I'd probably thumb anything this group did purely because of their ages and dedication.

The future of the demoscene is with guys like this, and I think we should all do what we can to support them.
rulez added on the 2008-01-03 03:21:39 by rc55 rc55
Thanks rc55 :)

And now you understand our mission!! :D
rulez added on the 2008-01-03 04:36:16 by ferris ferris
Whoops...didn't mean to thumb my own prod.. :/
added on the 2008-01-03 04:38:24 by ferris ferris
nice demo, a bit boring in the end but not enough to press esc :)
rulez added on the 2008-01-03 13:25:34 by tobé tobé
A solid demo, perhaps a bit on the slow side but nevertheless cool.
rulez added on the 2008-01-03 17:25:28 by Preacher Preacher
actually i enjoyed this really much. a bit rough on the edges, and the soundtrack wasn't 100% fitting, but cool nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2008-01-03 17:58:46 by uncle-x uncle-x
sucks added on the 2008-01-04 13:06:32 by mueslee mueslee
Not bad.
added on the 2008-01-05 23:47:55 by AntDude AntDude
great for a first demo.. but to be honest its quite dull and boring. for next time, bring more content and action. however, keep it up! you're getting there
added on the 2008-01-07 16:50:44 by Duckers Duckers
what kusma said. especially about the wtf maali did code?
rulez added on the 2008-01-07 17:39:44 by skrebbel skrebbel
Would have been OK as an intro.
added on the 2008-01-09 22:12:07 by T$ T$
very cool. it even tells a little story about some sort of cell that gets infected by a virus.
rulez added on the 2008-01-11 23:26:49 by dila dila
Very nice.
rulez added on the 2008-01-12 07:45:28 by Maissi Maissi
rulez added on the 2008-01-16 10:35:35 by hardi hardi
rulez added on the 2008-01-16 10:47:34 by KeyJ KeyJ
good demo, nasty sinus camera movements though
rulez added on the 2008-01-16 21:40:31 by parcelshit parcelshit
NOOO!!!! the little cell died. :(
rulez added on the 2008-01-19 21:31:44 by Rubicante Rubicante
as a side note, I liked the music.
added on the 2008-01-19 21:32:11 by Rubicante Rubicante
I enjoys.
rulez added on the 2008-01-23 13:20:22 by Jimage Jimage
keep up the effort
All I can see is random dates in the upper right corner on a white screen. Points to icons.decadence.fi in the end; but don't see ANY
graphics really. Linux version.
added on the 2008-02-01 02:47:09 by -hangman- -hangman-
rulez added on the 2008-02-03 00:00:12 by iks iks
-hangman-: Would help if you'd give some info about the graphics drivers you are using so that I could inform the driver developers about the problem. Smells like not proprietary drivers.
added on the 2008-02-06 15:33:17 by waffle waffle
Oh, and wft? Maali did -code-?

yeah, what's next? stingray releasing a breakcore musicdisk and little bitchard doing 2d for the next andromeda demo? :D
added on the 2008-02-18 14:13:54 by dalezr dalezr
Thanks for the Macintosh version :)
rulez added on the 2008-02-18 15:43:56 by evil evil
Great demo :)
rulez added on the 2008-03-16 10:18:58 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
This has a cool ambiance but needed more variation and content in the gfx effects I think. Solid work though in other areas so I'm thumbin it up. Inspiring work for a first demo. Keep on rockin.
rulez added on the 2008-04-05 16:02:45 by spindle spindle
doesnt give any sound on my intel macbookpro :/
added on the 2008-04-09 22:51:40 by psenough psenough
ps: Sorry, can't really fix the problem since somehow again (as always) every mac I tried seemed to work. That'll be an iBook and a MBP. :)
Have to find some stable solution for sound problems that occur with macs randomly and I really hate to put platform specific shit in between.

...Blame Maali for that. :)
added on the 2008-05-04 16:40:37 by waffle waffle
blame it on intel :(
added on the 2008-05-04 16:46:21 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2008-05-04 16:51:18 by chenmy! chenmy!
Very nice prod! Loved the concept! You don't see scenarios build into prods any more... Very fast and nicely done. Liked the sinus camera movements too. Great music. Keep up the good work! Thanx for the Mac version!
rulez added on the 2008-05-07 11:07:16 by thanar thanar
ps: I have an intel cpu and works fine on my mbp (os x 10.5.1). maybe I'll iron out the problem of sdl being shit by replacing it. :)
added on the 2008-05-16 19:13:26 by waffle waffle
No sound here either.
sucks added on the 2008-07-12 22:53:22 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
Also I must add the graphics really hurt my eyes, the color schemes seem all wrong.
kozmik: yeah, it's not anything like rush hour :(
added on the 2008-07-24 07:04:38 by waffle waffle
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 01:17:04 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
added on the 2008-08-30 15:53:59 by T$ T$
love it
rulez added on the 2008-11-19 01:11:15 by johny johny
Thumb was missing...nice work! Should've placed much higher!
rulez added on the 2009-08-17 16:45:48 by Stebo Stebo
Shit, I thought this was new somehow and wondered why they got the party date as 2008 :D

Pretty good, if a bit cliched demodesign. Could do with proper widescreen support on osx - most macs have a wide display, having a border all the way round when the demo is widescreen doesn't look so good :D
rulez added on the 2009-08-17 18:00:15 by psonice psonice
i actually found that horrible framework code again and told waffle to look into that widescreen thing.. dunno about ferris' horrible fx code if that scales well tho.. (i still wonder how that .exe actually works :P)
added on the 2009-10-03 02:15:03 by maali maali
ok music but...
sucks added on the 2009-10-10 20:30:46 by relias abardon relias abardon
a littlebit meh and it makes me nervous by stuttering the screen!
added on the 2009-10-10 20:40:30 by leGend leGend
i actually found that horrible framework code again and told waffle to look into that widescreen thing.. dunno about ferris' horrible fx code if that scales well tho.. (i still wonder how that .exe actually works :P)

Maali: When did you told me that? Few years ago? And more importantly: WHAT FRAMEWORK?! Didn't know it had any "framework" besides window initialization and music playback. :)

I don't probably have the code anymore but if I manage to find it some day I'll fix the window to be a real wide screen and not some weird 4:3 design borders.
added on the 2009-10-10 20:48:43 by waffle waffle
Am I late expressing how much I liked this shaderless , yet truly aesthetic demo? I hope it is never too late.
A big thank you for the OS X PPC port.
rulez added on the 2009-11-20 10:21:30 by Hoild Hoild
Hoild, sorry to disappoint you. It has two shaders as far as I remember. One for the horizontal and one for the vertical Gaussian pass.
added on the 2009-11-26 15:56:27 by decipher decipher
Decipher: nope, no shaders!
added on the 2009-12-11 01:17:33 by ferris ferris
Its there for Linux AND it doesn't suck!
rulez added on the 2011-01-05 00:32:04 by joooo joooo
Very moody lil demo! Nice Music, too!
rulez added on the 2011-01-05 00:57:48 by omg omg
this is good example of cheesy idm.
sucks added on the 2012-10-10 23:12:10 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Over 100fps and <10% cpu usage (well, from one core. The others where less). Really pretty and impressive demo. Lovely. On Mavericks OSX fwiw.
rulez added on the 2014-05-17 18:36:19 by applecrypt applecrypt
I like cheesy IDM too.

Why is it shaking tho.
rulez added on the 2017-04-27 01:29:59 by noby noby
yeah, my demopupu wasnt exactly stable at that time
added on the 2017-04-27 01:51:11 by maali maali
added on the 2017-04-27 03:42:25 by 1in10 1in10
nice and dreamy
rulez added on the 2023-06-01 13:47:06 by MRIguy MRIguy

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