Return of the braineating metaballs by alien prophets [web]
screenshot added by skypher on 2001-10-16 12:29:49
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release date : october 2001
release party : TRSAC 2001
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 63%
  • 0.67
alltime top: #2208
added on the 2001-10-16 12:29:49 by skypher skypher

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nice. Could've been better if the scenes had been more tied together in a nice way...
anyway, some (good) new-looking stuff here.
rulez added on the 2001-10-16 13:02:22 by skypher skypher
revolutionary 65KB ! :)
rulez added on the 2001-10-16 13:04:06 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
AP once again show they are the group of the future with funky, refreshing effects

want more beer, jar? :)
rulez added on the 2001-10-16 15:17:41 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
It was an interesting to the art of effect.:)
And it was 65KB.
rulez added on the 2001-10-16 15:33:57 by got got
tårms årp!!
rulez added on the 2001-10-16 15:52:35 by protectin'myhive protectin'myhive
tårms årp!!
thumbs up. I've never seen jar drink so much beer yet code so frantic at a party.
rulez added on the 2001-10-16 16:33:09 by Shifter Shifter
cool ;) next time dont forget to upload your texcoord pointer jar :D
rulez added on the 2001-10-16 17:04:33 by superplek superplek
Alien Prophets did it again !
A real nice job with meta-balls, and cool 'sounds' !
It Rockz ....
rulez added on the 2001-10-16 18:08:38 by kohai kohai
music and especially the effects rock, but there's nearly no syncro, plus the transitions are quite bad. could've been a hit.
added on the 2001-10-16 18:26:56 by robotriot robotriot
nod to robotriot, at last some new effects! music does the job well. No gfx, no transitions. The effects save the day. I liked it! :-)
rulez added on the 2001-10-17 00:19:55 by moT moT
Yup, I liked this one. Some nice effects, but transitions or something would have been even better.
rulez added on the 2001-10-17 02:00:22 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Like a 64k version of anything else done by Alien Prophets - good, unique effects, no consistent design or transition. Music is allright, percussion is a bit like hplus.
added on the 2001-10-17 02:31:13 by phoenix phoenix
enough cool fx to stuff a dozen of intros.. next time - a bit more sense to it please! 8)
oh, and the orange-meta-plane (or whatever it is)-scene brings my geforce to a screeching halt.. nice.. 8}
rulez added on the 2001-10-17 21:04:02 by bhead bhead
I am not a coder bhead, but I suspect this is rather your cpu choking, not you geforce... Am I wrong? :-)
added on the 2001-10-17 21:38:48 by moT moT
great intro, cool fx.. needs maybe more syncro? fucking subjective anyway. go on, guys!
rulez added on the 2001-10-17 21:45:23 by fred fred
yes yes very good intro, on my butt is now written "alien prophets" coz they kicked my ass this time :) keep up the good work guys
rulez added on the 2001-10-18 01:33:38 by alexkidd alexkidd
good job!
rulez added on the 2001-10-18 05:05:30 by mrdoob mrdoob
good job!
added on the 2001-10-18 05:31:48 by mrdoob mrdoob
although i'm getting flamed for it, but please stop overrating this intro...
it's good to watch but it definitely isn't worth a thumb up.

now shoot
added on the 2001-10-18 18:56:15 by PigPen PigPen
Are you crazee PigPen? Putting such a comment is only going to make the popularity of this intro skyrocket! You are actually _boosting_ its ratings! :-)

Anyway. This is a democracy. We vote for what we like. If you don't like it, vote it down and tell us why. You just can't force your view upon anyone else. Hell, Cocoon said it right:

"You shall not force your will upon others" :-P
added on the 2001-10-18 20:22:15 by moT moT
do you feel like fulfilling every suggestion to you? ;)

anyway, this was my comment to the prod. in other words:

in my opinion, this is not a "thumbs-up-prod" and for me, it is overrated.
and i do not vote thumbs down, because between black and white there it at least grey ;) (and fairness, though)
added on the 2001-10-18 20:29:49 by PigPen PigPen
Regarding that "orange meta-plane" moT was talking about.. I have an Athlon 1.4GHz, GeForce2 Pro & DetXP 21.85.. and it's slow as hell for me too. Is it P4/SSE-only code?! GeForce 3-only? Who knows (and who cares, really).
added on the 2001-10-18 21:17:18 by phoenix phoenix
bhead, not moT, sorry.
added on the 2001-10-18 21:20:07 by phoenix phoenix
moT was there too.. 8)
(btw my setup is dual-pIII-600, 512ram, geforce, 21.85.. but whataheck, it looks kinda nice anyways 8))
added on the 2001-10-18 21:30:54 by bhead bhead
yea, that specific effect is slow here, too (athlon 1ghz/geforce/640mb)
added on the 2001-10-18 23:27:07 by robotriot robotriot
a bunch of really eye pleasing fx thrown in randomly to form a mess with inconsistant design. and no attempt to make anything fit with the music.
the music is great btw.
added on the 2001-10-19 09:57:53 by _ _
I second _'s comments, but I do give it a thumbs up for the music, which gives the intro a very nice, restless, gloomy atmosphere. The orange (raytraced?) metaplane slows down here too (PIII 1GHz-384ram), so I'm rooting for a little explanation from one of the Prophets on why this is happening. Do we need a P4 or...?
rulez added on the 2001-10-19 18:33:16 by Vip Vip
Good job guys !!!
But little slow on my PIII 500/GeForce 2 MX/256 Mo ??? ;)
rulez added on the 2001-10-19 18:45:44 by Stv Stv
this production is so unlike previous alien prophet productions... no synchro, no fancy approach to effects. I guess it has been thrown out in a few hours to test their hw code.
added on the 2001-10-19 19:17:35 by _-_-__ _-_-__
nice effects, but that's all.

nu må i satme gøre det bedre til SE ;-)
its easy to get marchingcubes slow.. since its VOLUMES ie.. for instant... 30x30x30 compared to 40x40x40 .. hit it on the calculator and see the difference :)

if you are sitting on a machine and party coding.. its easy to put those grids a bit to high if youre sitting on a fast machine.. i guess thats what they did.. so did we acctually ;D

other reason could be that their marching cubes code is just slow ;)
added on the 2001-10-20 13:52:43 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
stop peddling your code advice and get to work on your own stuff.
added on the 2001-10-20 14:09:30 by Shifter Shifter
the part with the plane in the grid was a bit slow here too.. i don't think it's because of their mcubes stuff tho (the other balls ran at a reasonable framerate)

probably something else cpu/fill-rate expensive :D
added on the 2001-10-20 14:34:26 by superplek superplek
the lack of synchronization is because we combined the music and the effects too late. And once again we spent too little time to make it perfect - it turned out as it did and that's that. (The orange blobby thingies with the plane are slow becuase the metafunction is called 32*32*32+6*NumVertices times per frame and not becuase there are a lot of faces.)
added on the 2001-10-22 16:54:13 by jar jar
Nevertheless, it's still quite a tasty release... waiting for stunning intros from AP then!
rulez added on the 2001-10-22 17:31:07 by dixan dixan
music dont follow the visuals, and is too standard
visuals are only designed one by one, but no coherence of the whole intro, no gfxs ...
i dont like effects without coherence/transitions
another intro, nothing exciting, lack of time perhaps
it's a nice show.
added on the 2001-10-23 03:12:22 by hempest hempest
bah. unimaginative and unoriginal nu-media crap... (since macaw didn't say it, somebody else had to:)
sucks added on the 2001-10-25 21:02:49 by uncle-x uncle-x
Nice effects, but the scenes aren't really connected to each other anyway. And that one effect run <1fps on my computer (900duron and gf2mx).
Anyway a nice intro, but i've seen better.
rulez added on the 2001-11-12 08:10:48 by teel teel
ah. very very good.
rulez added on the 2001-11-28 22:22:33 by gloom gloom
Nice Work my Alien Brothas!
rulez added on the 2002-01-06 21:43:25 by bizken bizken
tell me dear metaballs how tasty was bizk's brain ?
rulez added on the 2002-01-08 11:12:06 by stil stil
I liked all the bits that weren't jizzblobs.
SG, it's called metaballs not jizzblobs!grrr ;p
added on the 2002-01-12 18:22:06 by jar jar
rulez added on the 2002-02-18 01:14:05 by Zafio Zafio
i prefered "jizzblobs", allthough it sounds a bit pervert. anyway, nice effects.. a bit slooooow framerate thought. ;)
rulez added on the 2002-02-20 16:30:27 by coin coin
Hm... Kinda "been-there-done-that" intro... but hey, we al l like that, don't we? (no we don't :)
rulez added on the 2002-02-20 16:51:13 by Gargaj Gargaj

it doesnt look very original as a whole but seperate effects and screens look really well and refreshing. good stuff and the name is cool to =]

rulez added on the 2002-02-22 03:05:16 by raver raver
lacks originality, but looks
ok, so I'll give it a 'piggie' :)
added on the 2002-03-05 11:44:44 by funktion funktion
i don't think that it lacks originality. the metaballs (okay, i might be a little bit mad about them) seem so fresh... the music also is somewhat chll / kickass!
rulez added on the 2002-07-26 19:38:00 by rac rac
the blob strikes back! refreshing is a good word, raver... a short, sweet, tasty intro.
rulez added on the 2002-07-26 20:38:34 by jazzman jazzman
Pretty bland.
added on the 2002-08-13 08:39:19 by nf nf
I disagree as to it being bland. It had some effects which I don't often see in windows demos. Maybe in Amiga demos, but that's a different story.
rulez added on the 2002-08-14 05:12:44 by mconstant mconstant
rockz !
rulez added on the 2002-09-19 22:55:29 by 0x$$ 0x$$
each individual scene is really well designed and the effects look kewl and manage to be somewhat arty without any overlaid bitmaps or (much) text.. in retrospect i admit the design of the whole kinda lacks.. but its still one of my favorite 64ks.. great music too..
rulez added on the 2003-02-02 14:17:34 by dyscotopia dyscotopia
Nice effects and an average track
rulez added on the 2003-02-09 19:34:37 by shash shash
Excellent intro.
rulez added on the 2003-03-18 17:50:09 by dairos dairos
i can't find any very special things about this intro... oh well, some effects were nice and "modern".
added on the 2003-05-21 15:00:10 by shadez shadez
i like it!
added on the 2003-08-23 16:05:51 by ripper ripper
me 2
rulez added on the 2003-10-24 16:44:35 by linkt linkt
lovely intro.
great atmosphere, music, effects and name.

rulez added on the 2004-05-09 18:38:20 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
The effects are quite nice, but everything looks so randomly thrown together. The music is nice.
rulez added on the 2005-05-08 16:53:01 by las las
Alien prod !
My favourite part is that with orange metaballs+plane (clever env-map!) with the background (the outlined circles in the bkg are quite cute).
Metaballs ate sceners' brain.
rulez added on the 2005-05-30 03:35:06 by bdk bdk
Lots of great visuals, though the colorschemes really don't fit and some of it has been seen done better..
added on the 2005-05-30 19:00:00 by Preacher Preacher
added on the 2005-08-22 18:45:24 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
good effects, no design.
added on the 2006-06-17 16:36:42 by ninja ninja
OK Intro. my favorite part is the orange metaball part as well.
ap ftw, jar for president
rulez added on the 2007-01-27 19:18:46 by hornet hornet
no thumb from me?! fawk, this one rules bigtime :)
rulez added on the 2007-03-26 15:34:20 by kusma kusma
cool effects
rulez added on the 2007-03-26 16:52:58 by aha aha
i like this a lot! VERY nice music!
rulez added on the 2007-04-02 16:45:36 by marek marek
Greetingspart is nice, rest is utterly boring.
added on the 2007-04-02 17:10:59 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2007-04-02 18:49:06 by maali maali
Great. I also liked the orange metaball part
rulez added on the 2007-04-21 15:00:09 by Buckethead Buckethead
Nice music;
The orange thing still looks great.
rulez added on the 2008-01-05 05:55:09 by xernobyl xernobyl
had some cool effects and music but kind of failed to put them together, probably due to rushed deadline or something, a shame.
added on the 2008-01-05 06:05:34 by psenough psenough
For 2001?? Thumb by me.
rulez added on the 2008-01-05 07:18:08 by ferris ferris
Forgot to mention though...feels like it could've been done in software..
added on the 2008-01-05 08:34:01 by ferris ferris
what xernobyl schrieb
rulez added on the 2008-05-06 20:24:53 by relias abardon relias abardon
the music is hammer, especially for 64k
but for the the graphics, fewer, maybe only one tightly coupled scene would have been better imo
added on the 2008-05-24 00:37:56 by 0rel 0rel
must have thumbed this before, my favourite 64k ever
rulez added on the 2008-05-24 00:53:32 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Looks pretty nice
added on the 2008-05-31 19:33:32 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2008-08-08 04:08:11 by Anat Anat
rulez added on the 2009-08-28 21:23:27 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
great music and nice effects. perfect nu-school intro
rulez added on the 2010-05-02 16:55:28 by v3nom v3nom
What preacher and mr.doob said.
I like the tune and the screenshot scene the most.
rulez added on the 2014-09-06 13:20:57 by mog mog
Very calm 64k intro
rulez added on the 2020-09-28 22:41:18 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna

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