Just when I thought I was out / They pull me back in by Excellence In Art [web]
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release date : june 2009
release party : Sommarhack 2009
compo : atari demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 64%
  • 0.62
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alltime top: #2683
added on the 2009-06-29 10:32:11 by evil evil

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Ahhhh XiA is back ! Great to see you at Sommarhack! 15 years sure do fly by :-)
rulez added on the 2009-06-29 10:33:37 by evil evil
XiA is back! I will thumb up when I watch back at home. If it is the similar style as their oldies, I'd need that sound. Is it a musical about Michael Jackson or something? Somehow I guessed so..
added on the 2009-06-29 10:34:43 by Optimus Optimus
XiA is in the house!
rulez added on the 2009-06-29 15:25:25 by starbuck starbuck
Cool !
rulez added on the 2009-06-29 17:01:28 by lsl lsl
Yep, like the old style. Yet there is a wireframe 3d but they want fun :)
rulez added on the 2009-06-29 20:10:46 by Optimus Optimus
Go Per Go!!! Really like the combination of chiptune and vocal-samples! FRESH!
rulez added on the 2009-06-29 20:50:04 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
what a comeback!!

the music deserves a special mention
rulez added on the 2009-06-29 22:11:13 by gwEm gwEm
I will add my thumb to the welcome return of minimalistic code and neat audio-visuals, nicely synched together.
rulez added on the 2009-06-29 22:42:00 by CiH CiH
Nice sound and good sync !
rulez added on the 2009-06-29 23:06:30 by Templeton Templeton
Welcome back. Very nice comeback! I really liked the vocal-sync-part.
rulez added on the 2009-06-30 00:52:43 by Proteque Proteque
music is OK, but the gfx look like they were slapped together in a hurry before the deadline. i've seen those fonts (esp. the systemfont) way too often to give it the thumb...
added on the 2009-06-30 01:17:07 by havoc havoc
nice comeback.
rulez added on the 2009-06-30 04:47:50 by grey grey
Music is okay, but everything else is really horrible for me... Sorry that i can´t say something more motivating.
But nice to see you back on Atari...
sucks added on the 2009-06-30 08:41:09 by RA RA
Music is ace, there's a few neat ideas in it but it's a bit too much of the same for my personal taste. Looking forward to (hopefully) more XIA productions in the near future ...
added on the 2009-06-30 15:54:29 by Paranoid Paranoid
added on the 2009-06-30 17:30:57 by evil evil
Very nice show. :-)
rulez added on the 2009-06-30 18:15:20 by Radiant Radiant
Welcome back :)
Hopefully some new productions in the future.
rulez added on the 2009-06-30 19:43:56 by Dbug Dbug
Thank you very much!
rulez added on the 2009-06-30 20:19:58 by nerve nerve
Groovy. I never thought a demo with practically no "effects" would glue me this intensely to the screen. I hope the next one won't take another 15 years :)

And the music is outstanding.
rulez added on the 2009-06-30 20:38:31 by Preacher Preacher
Very nice music. The "they pull me back in" part was nice first but it got pretty annoying after a while as it was repeated much too often. Other than that the demo is OK.
added on the 2009-06-30 20:59:02 by StingRay StingRay
nice :)
rulez added on the 2009-06-30 21:21:35 by xTr1m xTr1m
wow. that was bad!
sucks added on the 2009-06-30 22:28:39 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
anims anims anims.. decent anims, though. great music. shit code.

i'm split in two.. but overall.. i say just enough for a rulez.
rulez added on the 2009-06-30 22:37:25 by earx earx
Nice! Also samples sound so clear.
rulez added on the 2009-06-30 23:03:16 by Buckethead Buckethead
Nice music, indeed
added on the 2009-06-30 23:21:32 by samurai samurai
Great music, nice anims but short on effects. However it does well as a welcome back prod. So thumbs up from me, and welcome back XiA!
rulez added on the 2009-07-01 00:46:30 by flibblesan flibblesan
sucks added on the 2009-07-01 00:53:40 by Pandafox Pandafox
Nice soundtrack but 2MB of ram required for almost no code and some text in sync with the music, well...
added on the 2009-07-01 01:04:33 by keops keops
very predictable comment from you keops ;) ;)
added on the 2009-07-01 15:33:29 by gwEm gwEm
rulez added on the 2009-07-01 17:40:12 by すすれ すすれ
What a nice way to make a comeback :) XiA's style has always been unique, and once again this demo feels very different to what we're used to seeing on ST. Great sync and music! I hope we'll see more from you!
rulez added on the 2009-07-01 19:18:18 by exocet exocet
What Preacher said.
rulez added on the 2009-07-01 22:54:19 by Alpha C Alpha C
nice narrative style. if you had polished it just a little more I would have given a thumb.
added on the 2009-07-02 02:39:23 by button button
Captivating for a demo with little code. Using vocal samples is awesome although the repetitive nature of this one grated a little. Maybe you should team up with Checkpoint (all code and questionable design) and make a mega-super-awesome demo!
rulez added on the 2009-07-02 13:54:44 by parcelshit parcelshit
the music is nice
the "demo" is crap
added on the 2009-07-02 14:39:41 by elkmoose elkmoose
Good music, but my god the demo itself was dull.

Taking the blurb that usually ends up in the nfo file, and using it as the central element of the demo does not make for interesting viewing.
sucks added on the 2009-07-02 16:22:31 by xeron xeron
Great Xia prod ! Those who criticize the technical side are totally out of it. This is what Xia is all about : music, style and a message. And it rocks !
rulez added on the 2009-07-04 14:17:06 by sts sts
Not so technical code but very stylish and great music! It feels a bit lengthy but not a show stopper.

ST(e) needs more of such demos....brute technique can get boring.

*thumps up*
rulez added on the 2009-07-04 19:43:27 by simonsunnyboy simonsunnyboy
No special effects? :(
sucks added on the 2009-07-04 21:51:56 by AntDude AntDude
wake up and feel the magic of this.

rulez added on the 2009-07-04 22:36:16 by damo_rg damo_rg
ok no real effect... but the demo is different... alot of different from other st demos... i like it ;)

welcome back...
rulez added on the 2009-07-06 18:33:53 by ultra ultra
kinda cool
rulez added on the 2009-07-07 20:27:10 by src src
Nothing but some fading messages... this officially suxx.
sucks added on the 2009-07-09 13:09:17 by cryer cryer
"loading part" on disk one rocks so far..
kewl music, good code, nice design
this is cool demoscene stuff!
rulez added on the 2009-07-10 08:08:18 by gentleman gentleman
A good and original demo. A bit long, tho. But nice design as always with XIA.
rulez added on the 2009-07-11 16:56:05 by Strider Strider
Great music, maxYMizer is mastered here. :)

Reminds me of Talk Talk (the demo) of course, aaah the memories!
rulez added on the 2009-07-12 12:56:43 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
Boring except for the music.
added on the 2009-07-12 13:50:57 by shock__ shock__
quite random
added on the 2009-07-12 21:53:22 by tobé tobé
Great, but runs on for too long.
rulez added on the 2009-07-13 06:12:22 by xernobyl xernobyl
now for sth. completely different.
rulez added on the 2009-07-17 15:09:44 by v3nom v3nom
added on the 2009-07-17 15:13:18 by p01 p01
Holy crap, the music is outstanding.
rulez added on the 2009-07-17 20:57:05 by YERZMYEY/H-PRG YERZMYEY/H-PRG
outstanding prod with great words put to great music. Sometimes the simplest concepts work out the best.
rulez added on the 2009-07-20 00:24:15 by Claw Claw
It's pretty good, the lyrics are a bit repetative :p
rulez added on the 2009-07-28 05:26:06 by artanis artanis
Excellent music! Good work!
rulez added on the 2010-01-25 13:27:39 by pigula pigula
Damn, this is the good stuff! So minimal and fresh!
rulezcdc added on the 2010-07-06 13:52:14 by evilpaul evilpaul
A true ear worm!
rulez added on the 2011-02-20 15:41:10 by BeetleF060 BeetleF060
Great music! I love it!
rulez added on the 2012-09-16 19:38:16 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
nice comeback demo
rulez added on the 2012-09-22 16:57:55 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Nice way to return to the scene!
rulez added on the 2014-01-14 23:33:37 by Daniel Daniel
nice comeback there.. need more now!
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 14:17:42 by applecrypt applecrypt
Fantastic music and a very interesting presentation!
rulez added on the 2017-03-27 13:47:18 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Welcome back Xia!
rulez added on the 2019-03-01 11:43:27 by spkr spkr
nothing happens...
rulez added on the 2022-03-07 00:28:29 by Blast! Blast!

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