In Search of Happiness by amuQ Creations [web]
screenshot added by vulc on 2002-01-07 08:38:30
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release date : december 2001
release party : The Party 2001
compo : combined demo
ranked : 5th
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popularity : 55%
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alltime top: #9391
added on the 2002-01-07 08:38:30 by vulc vulc

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Fully customizable, very clean demosystem, poem slides too fast and that's good 'cause it seems depressing, and i *am* quite depressed already on my own...
Music is quite catching, some sort of RobZombie thing...some boring scenes unlinked from the meaning of the poem.
Ok the falling-leaves scene, very suggestive.
There's a Marylin Manson's Poster in the ending scene and a Metallica's one, as well...
added on the 2002-01-07 15:17:58 by soolta soolta
It's loading... and loading... and loading... and, well, nothing happens =)

(Áccording to the readme file it should work on a p200,32mb ram, I have a K2-380, 64MB, TNT over here...)
added on the 2002-01-07 17:19:12 by tomaes tomaes
quite good actually, nicely put together with the dusty backgrounds and the colourfull objects. top one with the greetings =)
this is not at all my kind of music, but i must admit its rather catchy...worth the download all the way, good job!
rulez added on the 2002-01-08 00:17:37 by NoahR NoahR
A couple scenes (including the end one) really bug on my system (Win98, Athlon 1.4/512MB, GF2Pro/22.50, DX8).
added on the 2002-01-08 03:13:04 by phoenix phoenix
i like the second-reality rotozoom in the end scene! =) for me too, I don't understand why demos always have to be atmospheric/depressiv/technoid.. probably it's mainstream at the moment
Phoenix, why not install the latest NVidia drivers?
added on the 2002-01-08 12:15:39 by sagacity sagacity
jeez, yet another pure "prepare to die" demo for marylin manson fans... definetly not my cup of tea!

imho the best part is the legendary rotozoomer on the computer screen :)
sucks added on the 2002-01-08 14:25:55 by brioche brioche
sagacity: I use 22.50 because it's a bit faster than 23.11 (or whatever the latest is) - it's only a few months old, shouldn't really be the problem.
added on the 2002-01-08 14:48:10 by phoenix phoenix
phoenix: mmh, strange, it should normally work fine on your compu (wrote the code mainly on athlon 900 with 256mb ram and geforce2mx running win98)... what kind of problems do you get?
added on the 2002-01-08 15:21:02 by lazyone lazyone
Quasian's music ROOOLZ.
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 03:20:56 by Blade^Absurd Blade^Absurd
nice soundtrack.
I liked the idea behind the greet part.
I (usually) dislike scenepoetry, but it didn't
bother that much in this one.
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 04:08:59 by funktion funktion
Hooray for Quasian! This demo is overall a very nice experience, well balanced and visually restrained. If the demo could have a taste, this one would taste like a mild and fresh apple.
rulez added on the 2002-05-29 00:03:47 by zeroic zeroic
Not coherent enough, not very good design, too many different fonts (some of them bad), some of the poetry was hard to read. Music was decent and ending lines nice.
added on the 2002-06-24 13:44:53 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
The soundtrack alone requires a thumb up already.
The rest of the demo was not too bad, some nice objects and effects.
rulez added on the 2002-12-16 20:31:04 by Scali Scali
Yeah, cool one. The scene shown in the Screenshot is definetaly the best. and the music roxx :D
rulez added on the 2002-12-16 21:32:38 by elend elend
Damn! That was too good!!! I hope the image files is somewhere there to read the texts too..
rulez added on the 2002-12-18 12:21:52 by Optimus Optimus
You can find the text of the last scroller (together with some the other texts from the demo and with some more info) here:
added on the 2002-12-27 09:36:38 by lazyone lazyone
"All the happy people I see around me are either in love or just plain stupid, not thinking."


ok, all in all, this is slightly better than garden-variety scene poetry... but not that much better either. it's impossible to read all the scrolling lyrics in the end, so why put it there in the first place?

technically, the demo is flawless. soundtrack is not my style, but well done too. i really like the falling leaves.
added on the 2002-12-27 11:25:22 by jazzman jazzman
rulez added on the 2002-12-27 19:14:38 by blz blz
not bad for 2001, unusual music, Cocoon style
but not my taste
quite cool. nice code lazyone :)
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 02:43:25 by trigger trigger
Good music and some cool effects. The greetings-part is very well done.
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 03:01:42 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
w00t.. good
rulez added on the 2005-12-22 19:17:02 by Pablo Escrollbar Pablo Escrollbar
nice queensryche/dreamtheater-esque music there - combined with the worst scenepoetry EVER.
rulez added on the 2005-12-22 19:28:16 by Gargaj Gargaj
the prog & doubt end in a pig. i mean it is not bad, just not excellent...
added on the 2007-11-01 13:15:31 by comankh comankh
good music and gfx.. the 3d is very dated of course, but for 2001 it's pretty decent.
rulez added on the 2007-11-01 13:58:44 by v3nom v3nom
First part is good, then gets worse.
added on the 2019-08-07 22:00:26 by vdr vdr

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