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screenshot added by magic on 2008-08-27 10:18:49
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release date : august 2008
release party : NVScene 2008
compo : pc demo
ranked : 12th
  • rulez 35
  • is ok 28
  • sucks 11
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alltime top: #3391
added on the 2008-08-27 10:18:49 by magic magic

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Either something is broken or this demo has a LOT of white in it
added on the 2008-08-27 10:32:13 by gencha gencha
I like it, but it's a bit boring. Eh well, thumb anyway. :)

Capped.TV and Video
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 10:40:37 by micksam7 micksam7
some scenes are very empty / ugly and some really rules . looks like unfinished prod.... anyway good stuff
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 10:46:13 by Tigrou Tigrou
Some OK'ish visuals, and nice scenes - some butt ugly.
What is the RGB blob doing in this demo, twice!?

Piggy
added on the 2008-08-27 10:47:32 by Puryx Puryx
a fair release with nice music and likeable design
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 10:50:15 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
a real mixed bag quality wise, but indeed theres some real nice stuff in there. and i'm a sucker for the "lets stick the fx ontop of clean and smooth gradients" simple look :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 10:54:10 by keito keito
Geh, this was ugly and uninteresting.
sucks added on the 2008-08-27 10:55:06 by kusma kusma
Some really ugly parts and seemed quite unfinished.
sucks added on the 2008-08-27 11:23:28 by kurli kurli
The old, dark & sinister paniq track they're using is simply out of place here. The visuals are so-so.
added on the 2008-08-27 11:29:38 by tomaes tomaes
this thumb is for the soundtrack. paniq, you rule!
the demo has nice scenes and it's moments, but just can't stand against the massiveness of the other demos in the compo. at another party it probably would've won.
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 11:37:03 by v3nom v3nom
I hard this music a lot of times. Don't think the visuals match the music at all. I guess that's the tricky part of using a well-known tune for a demo. Piggy for the effort.
added on the 2008-08-27 11:45:21 by mrdoob mrdoob
I agree with others that the music didn't fit. The direction was very poor too and made it feel thrown together.

Otherwise, I really liked what I saw. The colours and visual design worked for me and I love the shading style. I've seen better from Nah Kolor, but it gets a thumb from me.
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 12:06:19 by Wade Wade
nice "romanian spike ball"

clean design, nice music
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 13:36:16 by pOWL pOWL
I liked that spikey grey thing.
added on the 2008-08-27 13:37:48 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
nice but not that great.
added on the 2008-08-27 13:39:13 by panic panic
Basically what people said. Some nice parts, some ugly parts, overall quite mediocre.

Cool to see several old groups return for nvscene though!
added on the 2008-08-27 13:48:14 by stijn stijn
1fps slideshow after the first scene. ati x800 pro
added on the 2008-08-27 16:07:11 by psenough psenough
having seen the video: some of the objects were nice, like the spikeshieldthingie, but the overall design was very 98 called.
added on the 2008-08-27 16:14:01 by psenough psenough
ps: and i hate to point this out, but that x800 is very "2004 called"... :)
added on the 2008-08-27 16:17:11 by smash smash
This multicolored spike ball ruined my eyes.
One or two nice effects ruined by a poor direction and some ugly modelling.
And the music was one of these boring demotrack I bet are made from presets and already made drumloops.
sucks added on the 2008-08-27 16:21:26 by __ __
after the 1st scenes it's getting really enjoyable with nice effects :)

the scene with enlarged-penised aliens worshipping the multicolored spikeball makes me grin :D
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 16:22:25 by Zest Zest
ps: i do agree with smash (what!?), you do know that demoboxes and nvscene compo machines are 8800+, so stop complaining about your x800... seriously :p
added on the 2008-08-27 16:24:54 by Zest Zest
What I like about this demo are some of the effects, very pretty. What I don't like is a total lack of a comfortable flow / plot.
added on the 2008-08-27 16:25:10 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
so petals are ugly in 3d as well. good to know :) rest of the effects were over the average. no thumbs.
added on the 2008-08-27 16:25:29 by Skate Skate
Nothing exactly bad here, but nothing exactly great either
added on the 2008-08-27 16:28:29 by evil evil
too empty, too unexciting... but not horrible either, except for the straight RGB colours on the spikething... piggie.
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 16:30:07 by havoc havoc
screw it... i wanted to pig it... magic nu heb ik een biertje van je tegoed!!!11 ;)
added on the 2008-08-27 16:30:55 by havoc havoc
added on the 2008-08-27 19:30:40 by keith303 keith303
it's so-so
added on the 2008-08-28 03:44:37 by gngbng gngbng
really good flow!
the "little" rgb object makes it for me.
good modelling, nice music!
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 05:14:52 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
flow, trax, design are great.
rgb object doesn't fit the scene.
but, it is still nice.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 05:46:05 by got got
Hello,

As you may see, this is a "0.9.3 PARTY" version, and it's not finished yet. It was made under a high time pressure and limited resources (see "nah-visage-party.nfo").

Some scenes may look not so good, because they are not finished yet. We will deliver final version with improvements.

You may blame me for a coder-colors, coder-cameras, coder-design and coder-ideas ;). I wanted this to be something more than just a 3d scene player. But, maybe I should just stick to a 3d engine improvements. Btw; this is my first PC demo for Nah-Kolor. I would like to thank friends from NAH and Paniq/FR^Neuro for a support!

Thanks for thumbing this up, it keeps us motivated! This was a warm up, and it gave me some valuable experiences. You may expect more and better NAH demos in the future :).
added on the 2008-08-28 08:29:38 by Lazarus Lazarus
it's cool demo grat. O_o--b
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 08:35:54 by aha aha
For some reasons I like the scenes with the silly RGB spherical harmonic which dragons are observing it. And there are more cool stuff in it.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 08:36:38 by Optimus Optimus
Music ruined this one, still a thumb for first pc production and cool design!
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 10:04:46 by M:ET M:ET
Bad mix of styles and an okayish objectshow. The rgb spikeball is really out of place.
added on the 2008-08-28 14:48:44 by zoom zoom
Pretty good...I couldn't figure out why some camera angles were chosen though. The RGB ball is cool in some places, but overused toward the end. Also, the aliens need some better modeling for sure.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 17:39:58 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
This was a positive surprise. Good stuff.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 17:57:00 by zefyros zefyros
totally worth 12th place! :)
sucks added on the 2008-08-28 18:16:14 by thec thec
totally random 3d object show that didn't resonate with me in the slightest.
added on the 2008-08-28 18:55:01 by ryg ryg
the boredom
sucks added on the 2008-08-28 19:01:42 by shadez shadez
dull and dated
sucks added on the 2008-08-28 19:13:50 by Pablo Escrollbar Pablo Escrollbar
I had the feeling watching an AGA demo.
added on the 2008-08-28 21:50:07 by frost242 frost242
not that bad even, btw.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 21:51:11 by frost242 frost242
A rather plain object show; some good, some not-so-good parts. Not bad but it left me rather cold.
added on the 2008-08-28 22:00:30 by Alpha C Alpha C
Not good not bad. Except for the music which is really bad at times
added on the 2008-08-28 22:06:03 by Optima Optima
nice take on the soundtrack, and nice take on the models, even though the plastic-reference is more than obvious.
not so nice take on the not-fitting coder-colors that sprout out inbetween all the time. i miss nah-kolor. =)
added on the 2008-08-28 22:36:52 by dalezr dalezr
Quote:
even though the plastic-reference is more than obvious."

What do you mean by this? There is no Plastic reference in this demo, could you tell something more?

If you miss Nah-Kolor, just be patient, this was a fast production, we'll be back :)
added on the 2008-08-28 23:27:59 by Lazarus Lazarus
Keep going! (oh, and no more pure RGB colors, please :P)
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 12:30:20 by remageFrs remageFrs
quite ok. now get someone with a clue about look and design
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 12:38:43 by xeNusion xeNusion
It´s ok
added on the 2008-08-29 13:12:00 by Al3x4nd3r Al3x4nd3r
Runs with 1 frame / 10 seconds on my old Pentium 4 with X1950 ??? But I watched the video and I very liked the demo, especially the soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 02:24:29 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
music doesn't really fit with the visuals, and I found the whole thing to be too dead.
sucks added on the 2008-08-30 02:58:13 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
ok'ish prod in good old style. misses something fresh and really exciting.
added on the 2008-08-30 21:10:37 by Bobic Bobic
Quite an enjoyable production. There were some points where parts seemed like they should've been moving more, but it was still fun to watch.
rulez added on the 2008-09-01 07:20:37 by deathyepl deathyepl
v
rulez added on the 2008-09-01 19:00:20 by Mystra Mystra
Nothing really happened in it, I guess. The music was EXCELLENT though.
added on the 2008-09-03 13:17:43 by gloom gloom
i found this demo pretty bad, except in the middle (the screenshot depicts the best part). OTOH, the music is quite good.
added on the 2008-09-04 19:50:23 by blala blala
was quite relaxing too watch
rulez added on the 2008-09-04 20:44:39 by blz blz
"mental design"? sorry, that must rather be "bad design"... didn't like music + gfx
sucks added on the 2008-09-05 21:56:25 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Relaxing and funny music :D
rulez added on the 2008-09-07 04:18:52 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
demoish objects are fine, also the music =)
the beginning is (a bit) ugly, and also is (a bit) long/boring
average rating: is ok
added on the 2008-09-11 21:43:27 by pera pera
I like the contrasted white and primary colour scheme. Mainly that eerie white colour scheme suits my taste very well. I love the mystery in the music and I cant help but love those demoish objects floating in centre screen. I know this isnt technically difficult but it was still its wonderful. I really like the "300" ball.
But no thumb up as your shaders dont work on ati - I'll wait for the final. If you want some help getting it running on ATi, I'm sure magic knows where to find me.
rulez added on the 2008-09-11 22:15:30 by auld auld
ok ok I thumbed up - sigh.
added on the 2008-09-11 22:15:56 by auld auld
Quite an enjoyable demo. For some reason I liked the multicolor-blob, made for a nice contrast with those muted colours. Like auld2 said, the "spartan-ball" looked great and paniq's tune was good, too.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a final, though - some scenes looked unfinished indeed. But your engine shows a lot of promise...
rulez added on the 2008-09-11 23:29:25 by Stebo Stebo
Excellent (yet previously released) soundtrack from paniq. Some of the objects were cool-ish, I liked the shield-and-spear-sphere for instance. But the demo has no story, visual connection or sense... Doesn't go anywhere
added on the 2008-09-15 12:14:38 by Duckers Duckers
Yes!
rulez added on the 2008-09-16 18:07:00 by propeller propeller
fair enough

(and ps gets a lot of calls? :))
rulez added on the 2008-09-16 18:13:42 by superplek superplek
Good soundtrack and general direction.
rulez added on the 2008-09-16 18:17:10 by untel untel
some DECENT scenes & designs but in the end seems very unbalanced/unpolished. thymb anyway.
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 14:59:59 by comankh comankh
good
rulez added on the 2008-09-26 11:42:38 by spritus spritus
Wow! I forgot to thumb this one!
Although some scenes are a little bit static I like the flow. The "romanian spike ball" is sooo cool!
rulez added on the 2008-10-02 14:07:37 by pixtur pixtur
I've seen better from Nah-kolor. this was a disappointment.
sucks added on the 2008-11-27 13:32:19 by rudi rudi
okish
added on the 2009-01-10 17:14:26 by T$ T$
Music doesn't completely match the visuals but overall very enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 22:50:31 by noby noby
dat is nix
sucks added on the 2009-11-19 00:10:16 by Sir Sir
j/w
sucks added on the 2010-01-11 22:07:35 by lamb lamb
here and there some nice visuals. but the music sucks really hard. so just a piggy.
stylish (not all scenes), not bad music.
rulez added on the 2011-12-17 17:19:42 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
I agree with pixtur, the roman spike ball is cool indeed! Music as well, of course..
rulez added on the 2015-06-09 20:45:00 by mog mog

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