Contre-Jour by PlayPsyCo [web]
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release date : august 2008
release party : Assembly 2008
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.83
alltime top: #1344
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rulez added on the 2008-08-03 01:42:44 by xernobyl xernobyl
This will be the deserved winner of the compo! Great graphics and music, unique style and a rather interesting credits part. PlayPsyCo have really become one of the big players in the scene.

Liked this one a lot - congrats to everyone involved!
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 01:47:17 by Stebo Stebo
bestest of compo !
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 01:55:54 by EviL EviL
my fav from compo, not the best visuals, but overall it's very good and fits nicely together
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 02:03:23 by snoutmate snoutmate
Yea, congratulations PlayPsyCo.
I really appreciated the music.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 02:05:33 by wullon wullon
second snoutmate
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 02:07:27 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 02:08:24 by ham ham
grats! I hope and guess you win.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 02:23:41 by Proteque Proteque
I think the visuals are worse than a steaming pile of shit, but the music is nice.
added on the 2008-08-03 02:29:39 by kurli kurli
Music is cool, visuals aren't that good. But aint shit :P
added on the 2008-08-03 02:36:04 by mrdoob mrdoob
Definitely the best in the compo. All in all very solid and enjoyable production. It's pretty obvious winner.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 02:38:17 by roz roz
Hmm, a lot of cool stuff happens and I guess I should be really impressed, but I'm kinda left feeling indifferent for some reason.

It had the potential to be a real action-packed stunner, but the visual style didn't work. Personally I'd blame the dull colour scheme and the cell shading (?).
added on the 2008-08-03 02:44:15 by Wade Wade
Playpsyco are obviously very talented and technically are at the top of their game. However...

I'm afraid to say that I didn't enjoy this alot. I think it suffers from the same problem that mupe had, that is, too much saturated colors and too much blur (ok I can see the irony there myself :-)). The progression also doesn't seem to lead to anywhere. If you think about it it is a rehash of the millions of claustrophobic industial fly-by demos produced over the past 10 years. Reminded me a bit of the latests demos by cocoon, although cocoon does that type of demos with a bit more finesse. I also got the impression that the transitions were forced a bit, with the framerate going up and down while scenes are changing. Bland particle effects BUT best FOV effect ever. Music is just there doing its thing, not very memorable but quite fitting.

All in all a good demo that left me with mixed feelings: isn't this genre getting too tired already ?
added on the 2008-08-03 02:48:59 by Navis Navis
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 02:56:37 by gentleman gentleman
love on 1st sight
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 03:19:54 by keith303 keith303
nice work, i like it!
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 03:32:46 by blackpawn blackpawn
Love at first sight! Heavy 3D stuff and drum'n bass in here, which makes a great demo experience.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 03:46:04 by Bobic Bobic
just one of the best demo-prods ive seen this year i think.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 04:03:30 by rudi rudi
(jævlig bra sluttinspurt!) :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 06:06:10 by loaderror loaderror
+ music
- visuals
= piggie
added on the 2008-08-03 09:02:06 by Pegan Pegan
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 09:08:59 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Thumb up. Mainly for the kickass d'n'b soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 09:21:33 by besh besh
Had some really nice parts!
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 10:08:16 by dairos dairos
My fav from the compo too.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 10:12:04 by Serpent Serpent
What navis said, but with a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 10:12:59 by Preacher Preacher
wow. This far exceeded my expectations. I'm with ltk_tscc on this one. It's generally a cliched demo (what is all this stuff for?), and it's a bit noisy, but it doesn't bother me because it rocks. I particularly like the part where it became blurry and more fluid (standing in the grass).. had a creepy realism/surrealism.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 10:16:23 by bigcheese bigcheese
of yeah. I like that one.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 10:19:14 by necronomic0 necronomic0
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 10:49:10 by jasuy jasuy
you guys have it to put good demos together. if I would only have seen the overstuffed effects or just listened the music alone it would have been a piggy, but it works fine together.
music=noisy with a good flow somehow
effects=total overload
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 10:57:11 by seppjo seppjo
Sweet prod, especially love the soundtrack which keeps going off on tangents.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 11:49:05 by eladamri eladamri
Great demo and awsome music!
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 11:56:19 by of of
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 12:16:06 by starbuck starbuck
i stopped watching it in mid so boring..
sucks added on the 2008-08-03 12:48:17 by panic panic
added on the 2008-08-03 12:50:52 by raer raer
Oh yeah, this is what it's all about. Another kickass demo in a string of kickass demos that's starting to get pretty long. Music, modelling, concept and execution. Top notch.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 12:52:45 by menace menace
You have potential, but you must hire some good scenarist and director, because direction of yours demos are awfull.

Pig like Tokyo
Solid demo with a great "norwegian d'n'b" track by Kaktusen. :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 13:21:34 by gloom gloom
I really like it altogether, special thumb up for the quality of the fov effect :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 13:38:06 by Dbug Dbug
PlayPsyCo style, a kick ass production that I wish I had seen on the big screen, congrats with 2nd :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 14:53:56 by digitalerr0r digitalerr0r
WOW - I really LOVE it !
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 15:14:53 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 15:36:40 by #535 #535
this made me smile a couple of times which is unusual when i comes to demos. fitting soundtrack and some really cool effects. a bit too industrial for my taste but a solid thumb.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 15:37:58 by prm prm
Awesome prod with tons going on. Objects building and unbuilding were cool, factory theme worked really well. Some minor problems but overall best of compo for me.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 16:44:20 by Claw Claw
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 16:48:05 by Quarryman Quarryman
I consider this the most innovative and stylish entry of this compo.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 16:51:16 by Paranoid Paranoid
how could this not win ?
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 17:03:23 by Ganymed Ganymed
should have won and so on
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 17:07:13 by leijaa leijaa
Great demo! Should have won...
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 17:11:05 by Zeila Zeila
reminded me of portal process
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 17:15:19 by post malone post malone
great demo and also works in wine :-))
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 18:16:40 by thec thec
This is the only prod I saw from the compo. Bit overstuffed and horrible movements etc. With better design and polishing it could have been good.
added on the 2008-08-03 19:10:43 by jPV jPV
Though it didn't work nicely on my laptop, this was nice work!
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 19:13:02 by l3dx l3dx
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 19:46:40 by dcclark dcclark
My personal winner. Great music, visuals and flow.
Next time please include resolution selector :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 20:21:19 by ithaqua ithaqua
wow! what a huge and massive effort! It still suffers from the "playpsyco syndrome" but its getting better.. playpsyco is now more of a quality trademark to me than a mark of inconsistency and weird design. I really LOVED the "unfolding cubes" part! Really cool effect and it was one of the parts where the music really fitted... That was in fact the most uplifting demo-moment I've had in a while. The music, while being fresh and dnb-like, sounds a bit rushed-together. Heard-before sounds and very un-imaginative progression. But all in all, best in the compo and a very big step foreward for playpsyco. Congrats to datsua and the guys :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 20:53:07 by Duckers Duckers
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 21:31:01 by Alpha C Alpha C
soundtrack link ? :p
added on the 2008-08-04 01:07:00 by wullon wullon
sadly it feels too norwegian schooled for my taste, which is a shame considering all the effort clearly put into the code and models.
added on the 2008-08-04 02:19:17 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2008-08-04 09:10:02 by Baz Baz
Great demo, should have won.

I'm not so sure I like the music though, while it's a nice track, it sounds a bit too generic IMO.
rulez added on the 2008-08-04 09:24:42 by wb wb
one of the best demos i've seen this year, great concept and some impressive parts, and a massive drum'n'bass tune !
rulez added on the 2008-08-04 22:09:26 by SoundSquare SoundSquare
rulez added on the 2008-08-05 05:53:41 by got got
foudn it nice
Very very good demo as in demo. Should be first.
rulez added on the 2008-08-05 20:41:54 by Optimus Optimus
Utter nonsense
sucks added on the 2008-08-05 23:18:06 by Optima Optima
a bit messy (as usual in playpsyco productions), but there are a couple of scenes i like somehow: the unfolding cubes or the credits part for example.
should have won...
rulez added on the 2008-08-06 10:06:28 by a-move a-move
some parts are really nice others are totally boring - so piggie
added on the 2008-08-06 14:21:05 by RA RA
The music could be a little better produced, and the visuals could be slightly more interconnected with it.
Also, the whole presentation itself was not that well put together.

However, with that being said, I thought that there was some really cool things in the demo, and loads of big scenes with nice details. I like.
rulez added on the 2008-08-07 00:56:49 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
is ok.
added on the 2008-08-07 09:29:15 by Lazarus Lazarus
nah, this didn't work as well as I expected.
As a few already pointed out, techniqual speaking, you're great; but there are some major design flaws there and there which drags this thing down.
added on the 2008-08-07 18:59:54 by quisten quisten
woah. totally fits my taste. love it!
rulez added on the 2008-08-08 20:46:18 by hunta hunta
Plenty of things to see, most of them simply too generic to be enjoyable.
added on the 2008-08-09 17:54:29 by tomaes tomaes
cool, very dynamic stuff, much better for me, than previous playpsyco prods.
rulez added on the 2008-08-09 21:20:26 by elfh elfh
Cool shit!
rulez added on the 2008-08-11 07:18:27 by zeebr zeebr
Cool prod! Some not so cool colors here and there though...
rulez added on the 2008-08-11 21:30:55 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
rulez added on the 2008-08-12 20:50:58 by Anat Anat
rulez added on the 2008-08-12 21:18:32 by Mystra Mystra
I liked it a lot. Good sync, good lots of animation and animated construction of scenes
rulez added on the 2008-08-25 06:32:33 by artanis artanis
should have ranked #1. really good demo. I like it.
rulez added on the 2008-08-25 22:02:19 by twh twh
rulez added on the 2008-09-06 14:55:43 by morten morten
quite cool, a bit weird, but also lots of effects and stylish!
rulez added on the 2008-09-11 12:45:08 by vame vame
rulez added on the 2008-09-21 00:04:05 by iks iks
reminded me of portal
rulez added on the 2008-10-18 17:38:30 by red red
Though the overall democompo at asm08 sucked, this is actually not bad. Should've been 1st :\
rulez added on the 2008-11-19 19:00:04 by noby noby
Really nice !
rulez added on the 2008-11-19 19:49:43 by Moby Moby
Nice credits part
rulez added on the 2008-12-09 19:55:40 by ok3anos ok3anos
the ultimate remix of "demomakers most favourite items" since the late 90s
rulez added on the 2009-01-06 01:17:13 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2009-01-23 14:36:15 by zefyros zefyros
watched it again, regardless of what I think about the particle systems being ugly this deserves a thumb up
rulez added on the 2009-02-18 11:04:44 by Navis Navis
Same as Navis, after ten times viewed, I change my pig to thumb up. This demo required a repetitive watching. Still it is a fly-by without any progression, but it is very good fly-by with nice camera changes and made in outstanding 3d engine with great field of view effects.
rulez added on the 2009-07-14 22:32:20 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulez added on the 2009-08-06 20:14:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2009-08-06 20:46:13 by blala blala
..and now for something completely different. so fresh, great ideas, great presentation. kudos!
rulez added on the 2009-08-24 13:27:20 by v3nom v3nom
I'm surprised this demo isn't more popular. really made my weekend at Assembly.
rulez added on the 2009-08-31 06:07:22 by neu / metoikos neu / metoikos
some real nice quirky design in there that really works well, great music aswell, rocking demo :)
rulez added on the 2009-09-27 16:45:21 by keito keito
very nice
rulez added on the 2010-03-04 18:34:40 by kloopex909 kloopex909
My favorite of the compo. I liked the visuals and styling. Also: Kaktusen's soundtrack rulz!
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 20:34:01 by T-101 T-101
vote for "the music".
sucks added on the 2011-11-29 21:17:47 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Works out well.....
rulez added on the 2012-03-02 22:50:13 by Frequent Frequent
Very nice.
rulez added on the 2012-09-21 23:48:27 by dafuq dafuq
Good ideas, nice music.
rulez added on the 2012-09-22 23:27:12 by jack-3d jack-3d
My favorite PlayPsyCo demo to date!
rulez added on the 2012-12-31 22:31:42 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Grew on me. Good quality new school avalanche and neat twist on the old factory trope.
rulez added on the 2015-02-14 16:08:12 by tomaes tomaes

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