GTP by optimus
screenshot added by Optimus on 2009-03-15 00:25:16
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release date : march 2009
release party : Numerica Artparty 2009
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 57%
  • 0.63
alltime top: #5492
added on the 2009-03-15 00:25:16 by Optimus Optimus

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rulez added on the 2009-03-15 00:29:30 by SiR SiR
Heh, I didn't see who it was by in the compo and though that that guy must really like his or her plasmas :)

An admirable first try. Could use more design and better colors but that's a small gripe.
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 00:30:08 by Preacher Preacher
Suffers from the first prod, one-man army syndrome I guess. It's not good, but neither bad.

I applaud Optimus if he keeps this way and not the BITS one :)
added on the 2009-03-15 00:30:57 by stage7 stage7
I've seen better stuff, but also things which looked more worse than this one.
added on the 2009-03-15 00:31:50 by Bobic Bobic
Well it looks as though Optimus finally buckled down and got some work done instead of whining away. ;) Considering there are 2 scenes in it with music, is far better than anything i'll ever do, so i'l deffo give it a thumb up. :D
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 00:35:08 by 8-bit buggery 8-bit buggery
what stage7 said
Loved the travel!
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 00:44:44 by Buckethead Buckethead
i like, strange atmosphere
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 00:50:24 by Tigrou Tigrou
Not great, not awful.
added on the 2009-03-15 00:53:45 by ferris ferris
Not bad. Thumb for progress and some decent visuals. :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 00:56:11 by micksam7 micksam7
nice screenshot, proper credits, but add some compatible-mode .exe (unpacked) - doesn't work under win7.
added on the 2009-03-15 01:03:05 by unic0rn unic0rn
Optimus: this deserves a thumb up! - not the best ever, but this by far surpasses much of the other stuff you've done lately. Keep going like this!
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 01:04:07 by Puryx Puryx
Nice to see that optimus doesn't spend all his time trolling here! ;)
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 01:04:15 by ham ham
Great work man. I've told you shaders were easy ;)
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 01:04:54 by xernobyl xernobyl
ok one, was not bad, but notthat great for a thumb up either in my opinion, but not bad, so piggie.. perhaps it grows on me with more watching to, put it in the meantime on my rewatching list
added on the 2009-03-15 01:05:05 by Sapphire Sapphire
Keep it up man :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 01:05:30 by Alpha C Alpha C
i like plasmas, but the audio was blargh
added on the 2009-03-15 01:17:18 by maali maali
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 01:17:49 by thec thec
thumb up for making demos instead of pouet-posts!
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 01:19:29 by numtek numtek
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 01:40:58 by wiseman wiseman
what ham said ^^
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 01:55:54 by cxnull cxnull
Some dark atmosphere out there. Nice prod!
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 01:56:12 by ulrick ulrick
thumb for not using shaders + atmosphere
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 02:03:15 by grz grz
looks good
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 07:46:18 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 07:51:30 by Mystra Mystra
This is how you do it :D
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 08:13:17 by Proteque Proteque
When I heard sound a thought "What a lame synth! Sounds like my Buzzic with simplest instruments possible!". I was right :)

  1. Work harder on music. My opinion is that music is 70% of a demo. There are several good synths available for everyone, e.g. kklangzeug, Picatune. Try them. If it is simplier for you to use Buzzic then take a look at "Comet" demo from Rebels to have a good example of it's use.
  2. Last scene is very dark. It has bright "sky" and very dark "ground". That's strange, unnatural and thus it looks bad.

Demo is not that bad. I can say it is really good for the first try.
added on the 2009-03-15 08:29:20 by stan_1901 stan_1901
Love the star-sphere
added on the 2009-03-15 09:05:14 by BackSpace BackSpace
I'd like to thumb up stan's comment.
better for sure...
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 11:46:45 by voxy voxy
you made it! plasma power!
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 12:00:10 by v3nom v3nom
Very nice 4k intro Optimus! IF you keep on coding on this way you'll be a great coder!

Oh... And now it's the time to find a demogroup :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 12:02:33 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Openning part with the stary type things went on waaaay too long, i almost fell asleep and felt like pressing Esc ;p Not bad for a 1st attempt. Piggy to inspire you!
added on the 2009-03-15 12:27:17 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Nice one Optimus.
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 13:50:45 by Shockwave Shockwave
looks quite good ... but sound is really not :)
added on the 2009-03-15 14:32:10 by gopher gopher
Thanks for your comments. I enjoyed watching the competitions at the streamer.

The plasma is not exactly a traditional plasma but perlin with plasma equation. I like it very much how it looks. I enjoyed making this intro because I have seen it's easy with OpenGL to code something that looks nice in my eyes.

Also, I am not using shaders in this. I am not exactly sure why (I think I wanted to do something with good old OpenGL version that kinda runs even in my old laptop). It might look so for because of the perlin but this is just a procedural texture.

The sound is not good, I know. My brother (who recently wants to contribute in the scene with music) tried buzzic for a while but found it very unfriendly. Also, there were no bytes left (and the music he did was taking 1-2 minutes to precalculate), so I cut some samples and wrote the beginning intro patterns alone.

Another thing I regret, the blobs morphing (based on game of life iterations) I made the mistake (but I knew it, I just didn't bothered or needed to save few more bytes for this and was bored) to not time it by timer but incermenting some value every frame, so in the preety fast compo machine the grid was empty very early after a lot of iterations and it all looked dark and lame very soon :P

Sorry for the long talk, just my impressions.
added on the 2009-03-15 15:14:59 by Optimus Optimus
Mister President, congratulations.
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 16:20:42 by Pirx Pirx
Yep.. that's nice..

keep it up this way (with some better sound next time)
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 16:27:15 by medron medron
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 19:11:58 by martin martin
After recordnizing Optimus rather by talking than contributing, it was really nice to see some demo stuff by him.
Waiting for the next one...
added on the 2009-03-15 19:19:07 by Zweckform Zweckform
Motivating not-downthumb.
added on the 2009-03-15 19:36:24 by raer raer
my motivational thumb (as music is really a downside here )
...continue like this, but make your brother improve his music, eventho it fitted somehow :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 19:48:08 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
follow gopher here but with thumb up :) To keep you motivated working on the music...
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 22:17:05 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
I just uploaded a new version with time limit so that the second part doesn't morph so fast in fast computers. I'd also like to have a compatible version but I am having problems making one that works now (it sounds strange but..)
added on the 2009-03-15 22:46:43 by Optimus Optimus
keep it up!
a little bit boring but really nice prod, especially for a first 4k :) + what stan said
rulez added on the 2009-03-16 01:30:11 by wullon wullon
i like the beginning...
added on the 2009-03-16 10:40:17 by RA RA
horrible sound, not bad intro
rulez added on the 2009-03-16 15:42:59 by rbz rbz
Nice one - well done! Sound could be better though ;-). Keep it up!
rulez added on the 2009-03-16 19:29:08 by benny! benny!
Not bad at all. Piggy because of the music. Carry on.
added on the 2009-03-16 23:09:37 by ChrisTOS ChrisTOS
Carry On.
added on the 2009-03-18 07:50:41 by gentleman gentleman
beautiful plasmas! zic is too basic.
rulez added on the 2009-03-19 19:21:25 by aftu aftu
rulez added on the 2009-03-20 03:49:51 by T$ T$
Thumb for Optimus!
rulez added on the 2009-03-24 18:12:21 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
a thumb up for encouragement.. i actually found the visuals to be decent so.. keep working :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-24 18:26:25 by mind mind
Nice first scene! Hope the GTP initials do not stand for what I think they stand for.
rulez added on the 2010-06-15 20:31:08 by Defiance Defiance
not bad for an optimus
rulez added on the 2010-06-15 21:52:02 by magic magic

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