RAR - Devmania Invitation 2009 by TGGC & CodingCat [web]
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release date : august 2009
release party : Evoke 2009
compo : pc demo
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 59%
  • 0.62
alltime top: #4512
added on the 2009-08-02 19:59:17 by TGGC TGGC

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Should have won, the last scene rocks.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 20:05:36 by Zplex Zplex
Nice, but very system demanding
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 20:14:16 by mSW mSW
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 20:23:38 by Premium Premium
That was a nice surprise!!

The transitions and camera movements were very poor, but otherwise this was a really polished and beautiful demo. The visual effects were nicely done and the soundtrack was awesome!

I love demos like this!
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 20:29:35 by Wade Wade
good ideas, and i thought the part with blobs on a table with reflections was beautiful, but the music wasn't good, so i'll leave it at okay.
added on the 2009-08-02 20:35:44 by phoenix phoenix
Music and visuals brought me instantly 12 years back in time. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing...
added on the 2009-08-02 20:47:36 by Blueberry Blueberry
Okay, I probably should watch this on a demo-capable computer before saying anything but at least on the stream this looked like pretty much the definition of coder-design, coder-colours and well, coder-everything.
What I can't figure out is how the hell Wade likes this stuff:)
added on the 2009-08-02 20:59:17 by 216 216
HDR made it
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 21:01:55 by BackSpace BackSpace
Mixed feeling about this one: some good things along with clichés and coder-design.

15 years ago we used to name the effect in a corner of the screen. You somehow managed to give the same feeling without explicitly writing it : now we're using HDR cubemaps, now we're doing SSAO, now we're using instancing, etc...).

If I may, try to focus more on why you use those effects, as a mean, instead of focusing on the effects themselves just for the sake of it (as an end).

Still, a good demo :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 21:17:59 by keops keops
yes , good demo.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 21:33:15 by scg_ scg_
Nice visuals.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 21:44:13 by Cj Cj
wow this demo is awesome!!

Should have won
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 21:49:46 by pera pera
Some of the effects just felt like "everyone can do that nowadays", for me a least. Still a nice prod, though.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 21:55:02 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
This demo made my day. Sure, it's "coder design" but it's been a long time since we last saw good, honest coder design with nice effects. It's not great art, but it's great entertainment, and sometimes it has to be that way.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 22:00:05 by Preacher Preacher
What I can't figure out is how the hell Wade likes this stuff:)

I guess Preacher just summed up my feelings. :)
added on the 2009-08-02 22:04:12 by Wade Wade
I guess when you're tired of cubes made up of other cubes, you're tired of life.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 22:08:13 by Claw Claw
unremarkable, rescued by the last few scenes
added on the 2009-08-02 22:38:51 by bfx bfx
Exactly what Preacher said!
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 22:49:37 by Stebo Stebo
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 22:51:01 by las las
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 00:06:15 by aha aha
not my cup of tea.
sucks added on the 2009-08-03 00:14:56 by nosfe nosfe
okayish, beginning was pretty ugly, but there were couple of nice scenes at the end.
added on the 2009-08-03 00:16:01 by noby noby
What noby said.
added on the 2009-08-03 00:31:55 by StingRay StingRay
Well. The first 50% sucked, the second 50% pwned.

added on the 2009-08-03 01:04:14 by Salinga Salinga
nice reflections, would be nice as 64k
added on the 2009-08-03 01:51:07 by snoutmate snoutmate
starts too blocky but last parts look very nice. I think many people thinks the same way. thumb goes to the last 1-2 minutes.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 03:03:52 by Skate Skate
I can't quite put my finger on it from an artistic standpoint, nor can find any connection between the scenes and of course any underlying concept. Still my thumb can only go up since some of the effects and scenes are very well executed and impressive, and there are some fresh ideas in there as well.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 12:13:43 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
well polished scenes, endpart rulez
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 12:22:49 by pista pista
Didn't like the music that much since it didn't have a theme or lead me anywhere and the chords seemed to be put together randomly but some scenes looked really nice.
added on the 2009-08-03 12:43:06 by chromag chromag
The loader-bar and the "ear-cleaning-sticks"-part were my favourites. The music was not that great. The HDR-maps felt completely out of place (even though they made the objects nice and shiny :)
added on the 2009-08-03 13:04:47 by gloom gloom
Didn't like it much. Last part with the transparent spheres was much too long.
added on the 2009-08-03 14:21:07 by raer raer
The "coder design" as people put it here is not my cup of tea, but still some nice tech and ideas.
added on the 2009-08-03 15:55:26 by Alpha C Alpha C
ditto, technically good but those shaders and fx were awfully put to use
Wonderful shinny env-mapped objects that look so crystal clear yet we don't see frequently in demos maybe because the demoscene might think it's too kitsch. You make me want to watch the 1995 era DOS demos full of env-mapped and phong objects but here with acceleration they can be sooooo much better.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 17:54:34 by dataguru dataguru
added on the 2009-08-03 18:47:27 by decipher decipher
What the preacher said.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 19:30:19 by Rob Rob
nice, agree with preacher also, i even somehow liked the oldskool music style which totaly didnt fit, but still rocked anyway :D
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 19:43:40 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 19:51:44 by panic panic
bad transitions, jerky music, no direction.
sucks added on the 2009-08-03 22:07:12 by SubV242 SubV242
.. 50 seconds later, incoherency has been redefined. that one needs some direction as well as a basic idea to start with.
sucks added on the 2009-08-03 22:33:38 by dalezy dalezy
the first few parts are very ugly and too long, and HDR maps by them selves don't impress me much either. Music was also quite annoying. The yellow qtips part had an interesting code touch to it and saves it from a thumbdown
added on the 2009-08-03 22:34:19 by Duckers Duckers
Biggest surprise of the demo compo at Evoke'09. Some scenes are soo beautiful! It's a pity that the music is so silent and misses to add some drive to the scenes.
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 00:06:25 by Bobic Bobic
rar.zip :D
music so-so, but rest is fine
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 09:38:28 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 10:35:39 by neoneye neoneye
shiny and smooth <3
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 11:44:57 by nekomono nekomono
Very good scenes, objects and colors.
But that chaotic camera movements spoils everything.
added on the 2009-08-05 08:21:37 by Manwe Manwe
a video version for mac users would be nice :)
added on the 2009-08-05 09:12:10 by merlucin merlucin
rulez added on the 2009-08-05 23:42:36 by m0d m0d
Fart Man.
rulez added on the 2009-08-06 19:18:56 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Great looking visuals!
rulez added on the 2009-08-07 15:38:34 by Optimus Optimus
Cool and warm feeling! The land of cubes is back :P The music is very cool! Like that sync-sound and blippish lead, blended with the skewlpads :P Super visuals with quite some HDRI and physiq effects! Love the glass spheres!
rulez added on the 2009-08-10 16:04:19 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
Vety nice !
rulez added on the 2009-08-10 16:40:24 by lsl lsl
added on the 2009-08-10 16:40:55 by lsl lsl
Preacher said it quite nicely.
rulez added on the 2009-08-17 14:55:29 by zefyros zefyros
wow. masterpiece.
rulez added on the 2009-08-24 05:39:04 by HeLLoWorld HeLLoWorld
what sir said
rulez added on the 2009-08-24 07:50:59 by relias abardon relias abardon
rulez added on the 2009-11-01 00:36:38 by T$ T$
Looks like a solid engine, too bad the scenes were a bit uneventful and relied too much on cubes...
rulez added on the 2010-04-07 18:53:12 by stijn stijn
Some oddities, but mostly nice to very nice looking. Music is just ok.
rulez added on the 2010-07-18 20:07:45 by Zavie Zavie
modern effect-show. colourscheme could be better, but was enjoyable. had this 90s amiga feeling somehow.
rulez added on the 2010-09-01 10:16:49 by v3nom v3nom
Beautiful! Great effects!
You really need to work on the direction.
rulez added on the 2011-01-15 19:58:43 by LLB LLB
Camera movement was off-putting at some parts, the visuals were neat - I really liked the shiny objects - somehow they lacked something to make them click with me - and the tune had to grow on me.
For the 2D gfx (despite being totally disconnected to anything else) a thumb.
rulez added on the 2013-11-01 17:02:24 by mog mog
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