Ballad of a Cluster Bomb by Kooma
screenshot added by stijn on 2009-04-13 20:56:28
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release date : april 2009
release party : Breakpoint 2009
compo : pc demo
ranked : 14th
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popularity : 58%
  • 0.48
alltime top: #5676
  • virne virne [Code, graphics, direction]
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rulez added on the 2009-04-13 22:07:41 by ton ton
unbelievably awesome and moody stuff.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 22:08:31 by uncle-x uncle-x
i love kooma, but don't have a modern pc - video plz!!!
added on the 2009-04-13 22:27:10 by elfh elfh
this really has a soul, but it's too experimental for me. Finally no noise sound :-)
added on the 2009-04-14 00:36:05 by Bobic Bobic
Ugh! You guys need a designer!
sucks added on the 2009-04-14 01:13:58 by Wade Wade
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 04:04:49 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Sorry guys. This went wrong in so many different ways. There was much more stuff there. But physics had a bug (they didn't show up) and I had left wrong blending mode on (everything was white.) And it was badly unfinished too. That's what you get when you partycode with slow laptop and try to guess actual outcome with real hardware. :)

So no bull... Except totally different looking version later on. Really.
added on the 2009-04-14 09:35:16 by virne virne
It would be easy to dismiss this quickly (as i did while watching the compo, i guess), but i have to think about it ever since then. great.
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 09:47:03 by boop boop
Working or not.. I love it when a demo makes me think "WTF am I just watching?" instead of just "looks cool but I've seen this all before". This is the second time within a year I've experienced this, so thanks!

Attention, makers of cheap, easy and random noise/"art" demos: take notes.
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 09:56:05 by break break
brilliant rendering/canvas effects! even if lacking on the content side, this was my favourite from the compo. and the soundtrack alone is worth a double-thumb!
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 11:50:25 by melw melw
some of my favs at bp.. deep..
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 11:54:27 by mad mad
Trying to be politcal doesn't save it, it's just plain ugly.
sucks added on the 2009-04-14 12:11:10 by Paranoid Paranoid
i dont know why, but i like it.
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 12:17:04 by r.a.y r.a.y
no go
sucks added on the 2009-04-14 19:48:54 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
By far the most original and best entry in the competition.
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 19:50:25 by Preacher Preacher
And now for something completely different
added on the 2009-04-15 01:00:35 by samurai samurai
looking forward to seeing the final!
added on the 2009-04-15 11:14:31 by psenough psenough
I absolutely adored it in the compo. Can someone PLEASE do a vidcap?
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 11:24:44 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Idea could have been exercised better. Else than that: "One effect and a downloaded song" (tm).
Waiting for the final too.
added on the 2009-04-15 11:25:45 by raer raer
Attention people waiting for video... I will make HD video version when I release final/real version propably very soon. (I already fixed some problems.) I don't want to see that broken compo version anywhere. :)
added on the 2009-04-15 13:15:37 by virne virne
It's so fucked up, you gotta love it
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 13:17:43 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
A brilliant song; thanks for the opportunity to hear it.

Looked interesting. Waiting to see it as it was intended to be seen.
added on the 2009-04-15 22:16:35 by jobe jobe
For some reason this made my heat feel hurried. I love the song.
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 04:29:11 by kaoD kaoD
totally fucking awesome, can i please do music for you?
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 11:17:47 by forestcre forestcre
my personal cdc of the party because of mood/music. looking forward to the final!
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 11:22:06 by cp_ cp_
very powerful. having a video would be excellent.

get the soundtrack here.
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 13:28:26 by dipswitch dipswitch
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 18:03:12 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
love the soundtrack.
way too slow on my own laptop, but the material looks intresting.
and i do hope that you do the final. :)
rulez added on the 2009-04-19 10:45:53 by nosfe nosfe
Well ... I don t get it.
But music is good.
And i m in love with the title.
rulez added on the 2009-04-21 22:59:13 by nytrik nytrik
Kelly Family would be happy (which might explain the dust-on-screen look). What a pitty.
added on the 2009-04-24 03:55:49 by T$ T$
final version: are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet?
added on the 2009-04-24 08:58:05 by psenough psenough
Had to comment even before the final because this was my favorite from the compo. Incredibly good looking visuals with a truly intense mood makes me watching this over and over again.
Also what ps said.
rulez added on the 2009-04-24 09:00:50 by pommak pommak
ugly and boring
sucks added on the 2009-04-26 15:40:43 by noby noby
Beautiful and inspiring
rulez added on the 2009-04-26 16:50:24 by blueflame blueflame
Mediocre and colourless
just kidding, this owns
rulez added on the 2009-04-26 16:57:50 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
rulez added on the 2009-04-26 17:19:55 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Beautiful and hypnotic. Very sensitive.
Heart-touching soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2009-05-04 19:23:26 by sq sq
no other than kooma would have made this.
rulez added on the 2009-05-06 11:05:43 by astu astu
hmm. artistic - yes. experimental - absolutely. i think bp isnt the right place for releasing stuff like this. a little bit too long. the design could be better. take your time ! - easier said than done i know. if there were a voting option between ok and rulez id pick the inbetween. but for the soundtrack i give you the:
rulez added on the 2009-05-08 02:40:40 by cosmicollie cosmicollie
really interesting
added on the 2009-06-09 17:26:10 by zefyros zefyros
A nice break from traditional demo dogmas (both visually and musically), but too much of the same for me.
added on the 2009-06-13 01:32:49 by Alpha C Alpha C
nice but I think I didn't get it
added on the 2009-07-01 21:24:09 by wullon wullon
still waiting for the final.
added on the 2009-08-21 13:40:06 by nosfe nosfe
me too
added on the 2009-08-21 13:46:51 by psenough psenough
Real version is now available. This more or less final version is practically a new demo: Ballad of a Cluster Bomb - Director's Cut
added on the 2009-09-21 10:48:49 by virne virne
yay for final \o/
added on the 2009-09-22 00:50:10 by nosfe nosfe
meh, but final is really good.
added on the 2009-09-22 02:33:45 by raer raer
LOVE the effects. Could have had more variation IMO but I just love the crazy ethereal/surreal blurring/ghosting type of effects all throughout. Very cool. :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-20 02:20:22 by matecha matecha
What the fuck?
sucks added on the 2011-08-11 08:29:35 by closed closed
Although the song is not original, I like your version of it. I find it cool when demos tell stories. Like it a lot! :)
rulez added on the 2012-04-23 21:44:40 by Punqtured Punqtured
100% music vote. i don't care about the really ugly visuals :D
rulez added on the 2012-04-23 22:31:34 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
It's great that you kept working on it.
sucks added on the 2013-08-25 09:23:07 by Zavie Zavie

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