Happiness is Around the Bend by Andromeda Software Development [web]
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release date : august 2010
release party : Assembly 2010
compo : combined demo
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alltime top: #23
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uber awesomeness!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:10:39 by substrate substrate
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:11:16 by post malone post malone
The END is near! All hail to ASD!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:11:17 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
This is our contribution for Assembly 2010.
Video on youtube
added on the 2010-08-07 23:11:25 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:11:30 by Alpha C Alpha C
how the fuck does this work!
rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-07 23:11:32 by yandexx yandexx
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:11:34 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
how cool is that ? Plain win, from start to end. Another epic one from ASD :) ... And you gotta love those anims.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:11:43 by xtrium xtrium
Testicular dropping demo as expected.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:12:01 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:12:11 by mog mog
added on the 2010-08-07 23:12:27 by stefa stefa
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:12:41 by LLB LLB
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:13:01 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
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rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:13:12 by pls pls
Hats OFF!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:13:25 by Pegan Pegan
here, go, take this thumb. are you happy now?

fucking bullies. :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:14:06 by ryg ryg
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:14:21 by glow glow
Awesome stuff! Lots of details, transitions from another universe. And this time: Dynamic lighting like never seen before in a demo!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:14:34 by Salinga Salinga
forgot the thumb
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:14:36 by stefa stefa
pants down + masturbating to it!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:14:52 by jazz jazz
Let's take the negatives first:

1. The underwater effect doesn't really cut it for me.
2. Neither does the music.

Apart from that: Holy crap! You nailed it. Again.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:14:56 by Sesse Sesse
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:14:57 by neon neon
I rather like this demo.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:15:07 by Mystra Mystra
What a great "baroque" demo...

Beyond my expectations :).
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:15:28 by wullon wullon
added on the 2010-08-07 23:15:33 by faaret faaret
Loved them origamis. Kewl.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:15:33 by harism harism
Fucking Ace
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:15:33 by m0d m0d
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:15:43 by Quarryman Quarryman
i found the music in the mid part a bit chaotic next to annoying for a short while.
other than that ace prod. absolutely.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:16:00 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Just amazing, this is the typical ASD demostuff i like, it`s even more polished and advanced then before. So much details and things going on, you just get drawn to the screen.

ASD = Greek Gods :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:16:20 by Zplex Zplex
You just made Lifeforce look shit.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:17:04 by MeteoriK MeteoriK
demo history
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:17:32 by mueslee mueslee
Only saw it on the stream so far - but what I saw there looked really awesome! The soundtrack is not the strongest from aMUSiC - but still high quality!
Congratulations on creating yet another astonishing demo!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:17:46 by Puryx Puryx
aMusic : is it normal that you leave .obj .mlt, cpp file in your zip ?
added on the 2010-08-07 23:17:57 by u2 u2
Have to agree fully with wysiwtf. Didn't spoil it for me though. :D
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:18:09 by 8-bit buggery 8-bit buggery
OH my.... speechless! Thank you guys for making this world a better place....
rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-07 23:18:25 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
Amazing, as always. You never cease to impress me, Navis.
rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-07 23:21:10 by mdx mdx
*fap fap fap*
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:23:33 by [ej] [ej]
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:24:27 by rudi rudi
I can't believe i've seen this.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:24:58 by sq sq
thanks for a wonderful ride. amazing stuff.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:25:07 by prm prm
What wysiwtf and Puryx said. Didn't dig the music this time, but the demo is fucking ace. Another jewel in your crown!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:25:11 by Stebo Stebo
Real creativity at work here.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:26:01 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:26:17 by Mikkoviiva Mikkoviiva
One word: Amazing!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:26:32 by velo velo
What Puryx said, only I saw it here at Assembly on the big screen. Such an amazing experience. I love the little people walking on the ground.

A total masterpiece, amazing. Just amazing!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:26:39 by decipher decipher
I didn't think you could make anything worse than lifeforce :(
sucks added on the 2010-08-07 23:26:56 by leijaa leijaa
+ Impressive visuals.

- Sucking (REALLY) music
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:27:18 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Unbelievable visuals and effects! Still, the hype kinda ruined it. It had no emition, no affection on any personal level or anything. Also, the music wasn't there. It didin't support the visuals but rather was just doing it's own things in the background. But...rulez!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:28:08 by noby noby
Sick shit. You have to be a retard to pig or thumb this down.
Did not care for the music though, thought the Jan Hammer guitars were dead an buried by now. However it could not ruin the great experience this demo is. Man what a fat show!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:29:50 by tFt tFt
это пиздец, патсаны
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:29:52 by bitl bitl
u2_: same thing they do on our other demos =P. There for you to play with =)
added on the 2010-08-07 23:30:12 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:30:25 by dstar dstar
Yes! Pure awesomeness!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:31:04 by Zeila Zeila
my pants are ruined
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:31:12 by randomi randomi
a wonderful trip but the music isn't my taste
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:31:42 by bfx bfx
I forgot to point out: Somebody must have played a lot of LittleBigPlanet =)
added on the 2010-08-07 23:32:39 by Sesse Sesse
actually i like the music.
the almighty sanity/arte demo
hammond is back :) swwwwiiiiney. yeah.
added on the 2010-08-07 23:32:54 by jazz jazz
I'm going home.

Lifeforce is amazing, this is better.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:33:11 by mrp- mrp-
Ok this one was GOOD! Actually the 1st ASD Asm demo that i enjoyed unconditionally, and easily the best in the compo.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:33:30 by uncle-x uncle-x
i love every part of it! Amazing!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:34:33 by Soya Soya
Works on WINE!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:34:36 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
A winrar is you!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:34:56 by svo svo
Progressive rock album in form of demscene product. Well done ASD, once again!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:35:48 by wrthlss wrthlss
Nice world once again.
As a side note... I'm VERY curious to see how an ASD would end up like if the music done BEFORE the visuals.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:35:52 by mrdoob mrdoob
Bloody hell. You guys should be forbidden at compos. Then again, no you shouldn't exactly due to pieces like this. Happiness everywhere!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:36:03 by Axel Axel
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:36:05 by pirx pirx
<3 polished beyond belief
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:36:05 by neoneye neoneye
let me be not the first to indicate that this prod rocked in its dreamy detail obsessed kind of way. I also adored that morphing effect.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:36:27 by Paralax Paralax
over the top visuals, but music goes from somewhere to nowhere, way too chaotic/overloaded =(
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:36:45 by relias abardon relias abardon
Thanks again Navis and crew for another demoscene masterpiece.. This ASD style is what I like. As already mentioned the music fits not that well this time and sounds in some way the same to Lifeforce? But visual and effects are just awesome... Congrats!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:36:51 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
Great surprise, again =)
rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-07 23:38:15 by merlucin merlucin
+ Impressive visuals.

- Sucking (REALLY) music <--- word...
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:38:28 by dq dq
Awesome stuff! But the music is not my cup of tea, again.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:38:46 by d3pth d3pth
excellent demo. I love especially 3D morphing like effect
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:39:55 by u2 u2
7 CDCs in one hour?
Insane? Maybe!
Appropriate? Certainly!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:40:33 by urs urs
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:41:52 by whynot2000 whynot2000
awesome visuals. but. the music wasn't that good or fitting (also, those guitar sound are painful...), and i'm not sure about the direction either. have to watch it few more times though.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:43:28 by blala blala
Ok, you have won the demoscene, now what? :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:43:33 by besh besh
I admit, the music was similar to previous ASD stuff, but saying "It's not my cup of tea, again". Ok, you don't like that style of music. I'll see if I can get hold of kewlers to do some traditional demostyle techno soundtracks over the top of ASD demos for people who don't like progressive rock.

It fit with the storyline beautifully and each movement emphasised the content. Clearly a lot of work went into it. If you're moaning about the style, then tough luck. People have different tastes. Others can appreciate all styles.
added on the 2010-08-07 23:43:36 by MeteoriK MeteoriK
I really enjoyed this piece. Made with love!
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:43:54 by reality3D reality3D
please change the name of the party to ASDembly next year. i feel sorry for everyone who got shown after u guys. even flt. :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:44:45 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
Great stuff, some of it was a bit too similar to Lifeforce though. Then again, who doesn't like Lifeforce :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:46:08 by msqrt msqrt
simple: best demo ever
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:47:27 by Phantom Lord Phantom Lord
I've just accidentally my lower jaw, bring it back please.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:48:06 by Vedem Vedem
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:51:41 by djkevy djkevy
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:51:48 by nula nula
Best ASD demo ever. Best demo? Very probably. The geometry effects are crazy good.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:52:22 by auld auld
I have always loved your demos, thumbed it up and looking forward to another your masterpiece. But I must admit, with your full flavour demos with transition fantasies like Iconoclast, Planet risk you always balanced in edge of art/kitsch. An I think (imho) with this demo you are beyond the border of kistch.

A real mishmash you put on this, water from lifeforce, helicopter form rupture, inappropriate 2D scenes which does´not fit with rest of demo, nonsense with tank which has canon through bride girders, dull winter scene of house in winter, and so on....Music is medicre attempt to catch the feeling from your better demos.

I cannot give this thumb down, but for the first time, I give you not a thumb up.

As a ASD fan. Sorry.
Another stunning demo from ASD.

I liked Lifeforce better, though.
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:55:55 by SubV SubV
In 15-20 years from now schools will replace Art History with Digital Art History and ASD will definitely be the one group that our kids we'll be studying the depth, direction and sick ideas that their entire team had created and offered the "new age" scene.

aMUSiC: Is the turtle in the opening related to SI?

Can you guys take the time to explain the story behind it because it's sure is a summarization of your previous demos but couldn't get the entire thing, so who would know better than the creators...

rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:57:09 by sybeX sybeX
second best demo
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:57:36 by thec thec
I'm sorry to say that although the effort that has gone into this must have been unimaginable to me this just felt like it's more of the same as before.
The thumb up is for the effort, for keeping releasing stuff that needs this much work and for the truly awesome vehicle morphing effect :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:58:15 by BoyC BoyC
Wow !
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:05:17 by Aeko Aeko
what wullon said, very baroque.... and truly awesome, insane amount of work, vehicle morphing part impressive... I didn't like too much the music with the visuals...
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:10:04 by xoofx xoofx

Game Over. You won demoscene heh

i wish i had your coding skills Navis

you're the mastah ! :p

how can a group make better than this :) all-time top plz ! :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:12:02 by bull bull
An amazing journey through the demography of ASD. Über-Killer-Demo!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:12:49 by Bobic Bobic
wow. insane. a whole universe in one single cut.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:13:05 by v3nom v3nom
Grandiose! and enjoyable.
Its great to see the bar raised once again.
My fav ASD to date, and a new all time favorite.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:14:43 by T21 T21
I can't think of anything to say other than "holy shit"
added on the 2010-08-08 00:17:54 by horai horai
I watched it twice and came the second time too.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:18:33 by HeatSurge HeatSurge
Forgot thumb
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:19:11 by horai horai
Very nice. I guess navis knows that he somehow is at the edge here, doing complex surrealistic scenes somehow connected with the music. I can't wait for his next demo, which I hope will do something new.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:26:48 by fluor fluor
what's the saying ...

"ASD has made an epic demo, with colours pale as snow. And everywhere the demo went, the soundtrack surely didn't go"

technically outstanding, though
added on the 2010-08-08 00:27:58 by d0DgE d0DgE
amazing amount of work, as usual, but the thumb goes for the good looks of the "transformers-effect".
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:29:19 by Hyde Hyde
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:29:22 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:29:38 by Trilkk Trilkk
Ok. This is SERIOUSLY fucked up. I'll get some rest now, wondering how the hell you managed to make such a beauty.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:30:14 by iks iks
Huge amount of artwork in this, especially the models... animations of people running .etc. Compare the amount of artwork in this to some of the early ASD productions. Anyway, my comment: "Wow, amazing".
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:37:10 by dila dila
Aha, that explains it. Pants off during the demo compo so you don't have to change them later.

Loved that 3D morphing effect, loved the semi 2D scenes.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:39:52 by andr00 andr00
Can i say. This is amazing.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:41:31 by Proteque Proteque
Great demo!
I love those transforming objects.
Very good music too.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:43:13 by ham ham
Actually i hope this is the end of This styre. Ånd You like you navis.
added on the 2010-08-08 00:43:55 by Proteque Proteque
This didn't work for me at all. Music was all over the place and so were the visuals.

Here's hoping that ASD is going to do more demos on the "alternative" label (like the superb Midnight run or The wind under my wings) in the future.
added on the 2010-08-08 00:48:00 by z5 z5
...and another asd brainstormer. Winner of my personal WTF-award 8-)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:48:55 by Dkonstrukt Dkonstrukt
My hat is off!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:51:10 by Marq Marq
i still need to digest what i just saw but this is great, there's some stuff in there that i really haven't seen in demos before
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:52:32 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR

(And whoa.. usually Micksam says that..)
added on the 2010-08-08 00:53:13 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Theres no denying the mad skills, but tbh I was bored pretty much from start to finish :/ didnt care much for the music, but the various geometry distortion effects blew my mind! :)
added on the 2010-08-08 00:56:35 by farfar farfar
Made me say out "holy fuck" ... apart from the very first scene this is a damn demogasm.
Gonna be my first CDC on PC
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:59:58 by shock__ shock__
fodasse, and it as fishes !
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:00:09 by zeroshift zeroshift
There's a lot of great stuff here that other people have mentioned, but the camera work really stood out for me. This camera has so much personality, there are handicam shots in this demo where you can sense the holders footfalls, there are tracking shots and crane shots with just enough vibration to make it look organic.

The music was kind of wayward though. Chugging guitars and piano aren't my cup of tea but maybe it'll grow on me.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:01:53 by Claw Claw
Absolutely wonderful visuals! This is my kind of demo indeed. I don't even want to start describing favourite parts, but that bizzare morphing method had me scrambling to figure it out... how the fuck did you do that?

The music was nice, but I think you over-did it with the guitars and discordant notes this time. I'd prefer something slightly smoother.

I'm waiting to see the CNCD&fairlight demo again once it's uploaded before I can decide which one I liked best, but this is definitely one of my favourites.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:14:56 by Nuclear Nuclear
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:16:42 by moqui moqui
So many awesome scenes/effects/shaders. The almost macro camera shot scene with the pipes :D

I totally understand that you made the music in this style, and its good, and generally I agree with that other danish person saying that guitars music doesn't fit demos but you did make it work in Rupture. (which has a far better soundtrack IMHO (to bad you don't make more in the genre of size antimatters)).

enough ramblings...Bottom line:

You aced it again. :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:19:03 by neptun neptun
Morphing geometry was cool. The rest is objects floating around.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:24:24 by velusip velusip
OK, some problems here (both in low gfx mode and normal mode)...
- The turtle object at the very beginning disappears too early from the screen, while it's still supposed to be visible
- The torpedo scene is completely black until the ants come in
- The demo always crashes shortly after the "text flowing out of the tentacles" scene.
oh and FYI I'm using a ATI FireGL V5700 (i think that would equal a HD 3750)
great work navis et al
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:27:33 by psenough psenough
Lifeforce, Metamorphosis, Midnight Run, Rupture, Size Antimatters, The Wind Under My Wings ... they are all referenced in this beauty. Congratulations to the whole ASD-Team. Great Work!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 02:01:19 by gaspode gaspode
eeez veddy good. I do agree about the guitar...kinda seems off. but still yummy
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 02:11:08 by tonyrocks tonyrocks
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 02:20:16 by jimmi jimmi
Δις προντάξιον ρούλζ :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 02:47:23 by suorm suorm
I'm very torn. One the other hand, it's a like a heaping behemoth of jaw-dropping visuals and on the other it's the same music I've grown to dislike a lot that was in the predecessor, Lifeforce which greatly distracts me from the otherwise excellent content on the screen. Piggy seems appropriate.
added on the 2010-08-08 02:54:42 by visy visy
A little too random stuff and the music wasn't as good as ASD has had before, but you can't ignore all the wonderful stuff here (morphing, "2d" art)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 02:57:20 by JDruid JDruid
Almost nothing new. Dont really like the music, sorry again
added on the 2010-08-08 02:57:57 by leGend leGend
Love it. ASD are killaz :]
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:31:44 by explicit explicit
Respect for the massive massive amount of work involved. Couple of really nice effects and shading, music not my cup of tea. Midnight run still remains my favourite ASD demo :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:51:08 by kurli kurli

Didn't like the first half of the music much though. The guitar work sounded a bit too formulaic.

Visually, however, wooaaaaah
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:51:37 by stijn stijn
Yay, the guitar is back... :´( - astonishing still, loved the shadow-men and general dystopic theme.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:53:20 by hornet hornet
The morphing was amazing. The visuals great. There are artsy scenes that I like. Ants and human figures being crushed, religious figure (is there a deep interpretation again? :)

Although I never got annoyed by the guitar in ASD demos before, this time I started to feel this at specific parts of this demo.

Generally speaking, this is quite cool, but I still like Lifeforce more to it. Maybe because this one has the feeling of things reused from previous ASD demos without much consistency, some kind of harsh repetition of usual ASD style. But what better can one do when you have done the best masterpieces before?
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 04:41:46 by Optimus Optimus
Awsome. Instant thumb!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 05:10:09 by LovCAPONE LovCAPONE
Why is the ambient occlusion so dark? Is it to make the various objects intersections look smoother?

Runs great here BTW.
added on the 2010-08-08 05:35:29 by xernobyl xernobyl
Thank you ASD.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 05:42:44 by _docd _docd
Still picking up my jaw. Beautiful.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 05:55:33 by richesian richesian
like Lifeforce, it didn't move me. Technically superb.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:07:41 by duffman duffman
how do you do that, ha? too much energy drinks + too much drugs? it's unbelievable, too good to be true. those morph effects, those amazing scenes, scene transitions, 3d to 2d transition etc. everything is just perfect.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:23:22 by Skate Skate
I'm lacking of words or thumbs! (•) rulez looks like (•) sucks now...
(•) demo's god required
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:36:35 by Buckethead Buckethead
Loved the morphing, lighting and shadows. The music wasn't bad either. Otherwise, same old flybys, just more boring and repetitive than before. Meh. Glad you've ditched the coder colors and hypnoglow though.
added on the 2010-08-08 08:49:00 by break break
Just great.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:54:55 by stan_1901 stan_1901
happiness is right now. this is the best demo in the world! last supper scene = even the vicar is happy! my 2 year old nephew likes turtles & fish so he kept watching the whole demo waiting to see the turtle again!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:00:09 by mop mop
There is a sun in there that makes "pling" when it goes up. :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:06:13 by paniq paniq
Vehicle transforming was nice!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:13:12 by Emod Emod
boring 3d flyby with horrible soundtrack.
sucks added on the 2010-08-08 09:24:05 by nosfe nosfe
The begining looks very promising but I got lost more and more in the middle of the demo.
added on the 2010-08-08 09:25:05 by Cj Cj
the soundtrack remind my Charlie Oleg who try to learn rock'n roll.
added on the 2010-08-08 09:26:48 by u2 u2
Have you ever seen anything like it?
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:43:01 by w00t! w00t!
Yet another great insane demo from ASD. Everytime I get striked with a production which I really love and enjoy. It's a long one, but there isn't a dull moment in it.

added on the 2010-08-08 09:44:54 by mSW mSW
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:18:42 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
Thank you for this overwhelming experience.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:36:02 by SiR SiR
Of course, awesome and more of the known recipe. Definitely deserves a thumb up!

... but it does not feel fresh anymore.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:48:15 by Calexico Calexico
Actually I have to second nosfe in some ways. There is no way this does not deserve a thumb up for the sheer amount of work that went into this, but there have been ASD demos with better music.
added on the 2010-08-08 10:50:04 by Calexico Calexico
Well after a few listens to the soundtrack : I find the cymbals (esp. charleston) are _way_ too agressive, it kinda ruins it all :( I felt quite the same with Rupture. Maybe cutting a bit in the high frequencies would do the trick.
added on the 2010-08-08 10:51:36 by xtrium xtrium
very good. one critic: e-guitar sounds too much like refx-slayer-plugin (cheap).
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:54:05 by marsulpi marsulpi
Fantastic morph effects , weak soundtrack. Thumbs up for hard work.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:55:17 by scg_ scg_
As Lifeforce 2 it's pretty ok. Very clean rendering was present all the time and geometry morphing was a very nice effect, although it was pretty much a regular 3d flyby with a good engine. Would give this a thumb up except you managed to make your all time worst soundtrack. Music seemed to be completely separated from the visuals (and vice versa) and it sounded absolutely horrible. Matter of taste, i know, but I just can't watch this demo with sounds on and that sucks :(
added on the 2010-08-08 10:56:48 by pommak pommak
I just can't believe what I've seen. One of the best production I have ever experienced in terms of direction and transitions. This is pure madness. Thanks!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:56:50 by kbi kbi
Amazing effort, but it saddens me that there's so much ´iffy´ looking geometry in front of a slow moving camera. I know that its impossible to ask for gamelike-content, but even with this high level of production im just not sold on it.

Some really amazing scenes and concepts going on here, and i appreciate that strong sense of vision, but I just did not like the music at all.

I'm really torn on this demo but thumbs up for effort, vision and transforming geometry!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:07:04 by Trenox Trenox
the thumb can only ever be up for work like this. astoundingly clean and polished visuals, excellent flow and an immersive atmosphere throughout. this is like lifeforce combined with asd's 2d stuff and i love the result. music was really hit and miss for me though - loved some bits, hated others.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:09:43 by evilpaul evilpaul
I was a bit disapointed after "The Wind Under My Wings" but now i'm happy again :-)

THIS simply roxxx , i particularly enjoyed the morphing effetcs , really well executed

Another masterpiece from ASD.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:18:30 by _wheely_ _wheely_
Just love it.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:22:01 by _Chucky_ _Chucky_
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:25:47 by spritus spritus
yet another epic trip.
visuals improved a lot since lifeforce and all in all the rendering quality is very nice. and i really enjoyed the slightly jittered camerawork.

i dont want to jump the soundtrack is bad wagon completely since after all its asd's style. but i really feel like at the demos most interesting effect (the transformation of the vehicles) the soundtrack is pretty much off the road.

rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:27:53 by gopher gopher
The word "genius" gets thrown around too much these days, but I honestly watched this demo with the same fascination and amazement I had the first time I saw a Salvador Dali painting.

The creativity and imagination behind this is baffling, then being able to realise that vision in such detail and with great technical skill, direction, design and audio...well it's the work of genius and nothing less.

I would love to know more about the creative process behind these demos and how the ideas take form.

Incredible demo and a masterful work of art!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:28:13 by Wade Wade
FUCKING MIND BLOWING!! where does it end for ASD!! well done.. directing the scene!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:29:29 by reload reload
What farfar said.
added on the 2010-08-08 11:31:50 by maytz maytz
Astounding effects and directions. That morphing stuff was the shit!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:32:39 by Zhent Zhent
Stunning visuals combined with crappy music
added on the 2010-08-08 11:35:52 by pyksy pyksy
All the things that matter seems to be already said here, so I'll just add my thumb up. Great work overall!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:39:04 by lemonade lemonade
It reuses a lot of elements of previous demos (water, growing lines, the beetle, fishes, etc...) but there's enough new stuff for me to be happy :)

For the people who love/hate this demo, well it's typical ASD style, love it or hate it. For one, seing that there's no consensus makes me love it even more. Nothing more boring than everybody loving something because of a new mode or fancy meme of the day.

Some people hate aMusic styles, some people hate the whole eclectic style, me I see that like some kind of dream/nightmare, where things goes from something to something else without any particular logic you can find except a general flow.

My only negative: Runs like shit on my machine (guess I need a new one - Intel Core 2 Quad + 2x 8800 GT 1GB in SLI), runs super smooth on my GF machine (Core i7 + ATI 5850), except she has to disable anti aliasing else the edges of objects are like 4x4 squeres.

rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:48:41 by Dbug Dbug
the morphing vehicles looked fun, the rest was an assault on the senses. did i just watch 8 minutes of the same texture accompanied by the guitar sound that was already awful since lifeforce?
added on the 2010-08-08 11:52:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
Bravo. Wonderful soundtrack as usual. (More progressive rock in demos, please.)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:00:06 by Radiant Radiant
what BiTL said
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:01:20 by Ized Ized
Best graphic effects I've ever seen in a demo so far. Fucking awesome.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:11:56 by cerror cerror
I just have to add that the music was really great.
added on the 2010-08-08 12:18:08 by Zplex Zplex
Very nice and professional... (and well, i'm starting to think it's maybe a bit too professional...)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:24:46 by baah baah
after watching the hires cap: You guys need a texture artist.

(the exe crashed my computer after 5secs, not going to try again)
added on the 2010-08-08 12:26:42 by Calexico Calexico
Typically frustrating ASD scrapbook of demo concepts with no rhyme or reason.

If you look at just about any scene in itself, it's not only obviously technically advanced, but also visually inventive, and a proof there IS a certain type of creativity there that's rarely parallelled on the scene. However, again, that creativity is unfortunately hidden under a whole heap of mess, and a complete inability to string it all together coherently.

Still, the morphing tractor or whatever was awesome, so piggy.
added on the 2010-08-08 12:32:12 by jobe jobe
I'm speechless.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:41:07 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Love most of the aspects (not the music) in their own right, but it doesn't tie together well at all.
added on the 2010-08-08 12:44:50 by superplek superplek
Love it!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:48:35 by restorer restorer
fuckyea Lifeforce 2 as somone said on youtube
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:49:52 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Let's say Lifeforce 2, not so strong as the previous one, but it works and I like it very much.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:54:15 by jack-3d jack-3d
Agreed, should come with ear plugs.
And then there is this 'Last Supper' which is...

But still, the morphing scene is just stunning.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:55:28 by sub sub
Pretty good!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:26:02 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
It felt like i'd seen and heard it all before. Technically very well done and pretty much flawless but..... Piggy it is.
Yep, pretty good!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:33:56 by wiseman wiseman
Another stunning masterpiece, you can certainly hear(and see) some Iconoclast/Lifeforce/Rupture influences in this work of art. Unbelievable visuals in places, music is darned good as always but the previous comments covered most of the iffy things with the score.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:38:27 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Yeah yeah you got this thumb.
As usual, the music is totally not my stuff but at least, this well is well achieved (though the end might be a lil too much)
And about the visuals, some great moments, definitely.
smoothest demo of planet
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:45:54 by gr gr
The morphing effect is insane. Cool lighting, too.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:51:30 by noid noid
blabla: Haha, nice, very fitting.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:57:03 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
maria callas of the demoscene.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 14:32:29 by orange orange
Impressive! Nothing more to say.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 14:46:08 by Joghurt Joghurt
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 15:05:14 by fyrex fyrex
Good hard work, but as usual with asd, the music sucks...
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 15:10:45 by spengler spengler
Sorry, but this was a boring demo. ASD needs to reinvent themselves.
added on the 2010-08-08 15:16:03 by SlamDunk SlamDunk
Don't like the music. Visually and technically VERY impressive.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 15:17:09 by infant infant
I should add, by the way, that the music is very well made - just not my style :-)
added on the 2010-08-08 15:19:33 by infant infant
totally awesome
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 15:38:50 by leonard leonard
Nice stuff, but the usual ASD style... getting a little dull by now... The music was the weakest part... Still at good production - thumb!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 15:43:23 by PRiDE/Brainstorm PRiDE/Brainstorm
Ever since Lifeforce, the fans have wanted more, and now we get it!
Great demo, Navis showing his usual fantastic attention to detail.
The dynamic object-morpher is really cool. I also noticed very nice DOF/motion blur etc. so the technical side was very good. The music that many seem to complain about worked for me, typical ASD style, and it fits.
A worthy winner.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 15:56:25 by Sdw Sdw
nearly gave that demo a sucks..
very dull and boring (and times seen before) 3D-part.
the moment very the real nice stuff starts is the 2D-part. Until the end it's perfect !
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:02:37 by lsl lsl

Nice stuff, but the usual ASD style...

+1, although it's nice prod
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:04:52 by stfsux stfsux
Fantastic work ! Special mention for the music, excellent !
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:14:23 by Hexogen Hexogen
One word: masterpiece
Superb design, graphics and camera work. The morphing effect was splendid!
The music is pure excellence for me, the theme from beginning bounces in my head all the time.
A little constructive criticism from me: sometimes the texture work isn't good, eg. in the intro on the fishes.
But that's a mere trifle looking at the whole demo.
rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-08 16:43:00 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Those empty walls often seen in the background... I wonder if these are left over placeholders for even something bigger but "real life" prevented to fill that space.
added on the 2010-08-08 16:49:46 by Salinga Salinga
nice prod! sound is not my choice :) cool morphing FX
added on the 2010-08-08 16:53:13 by .reEto .reEto
i will thumb this down solely for that stupid sound track. it totally ruined the awesome visuals.
sucks added on the 2010-08-08 16:56:55 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
sucks added on the 2010-08-08 16:58:03 by panic panic
Goose bumps when the train/tractor/roller-morph took place.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:58:09 by streetwise streetwise
I see this has some impact! 10 CDCs already??!
But I gotta be honest: I am very disappointed! To me this is just a big pile of cheesyness. Guitar, Piano, Organ, Chessboard, Tanks, Underwater.. And suddenly this 2D scene?!?! I beg you pardon! Oh I liked the cable scene though! :/
sucks added on the 2010-08-08 16:59:43 by ewerybody ewerybody
Nice work! :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:02:28 by PauloFalcao PauloFalcao
Lifeforce updated for newer gfx cards. Nice work nevertheless.
added on the 2010-08-08 17:04:11 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
What a fantastic demo this is...i must say that for the first time aMusic's work didn't impress me, but hey, it has some good moments.

Winning the Assembly for the third time, and all the other first prizes in respected competitions, man, you guys will be remembered, and you Navis, i think you realize that you are a demoscene god :)

Fantastic work, and above all thank you for sharing your passion with us!
added on the 2010-08-08 17:26:41 by soueusou soueusou
a creative masterpiece. again! :)
the transformerish morphing effects blew my mind.

i'm very disappointed by the music. it's a nice track for itself, but it doesnt have much to do with the demo! What I mean is, there are so many elements in the visuals which practically scream for sound effects, and the music does nothing to connect with it. When sound and visuals work together, something emerges that is MORE than its parts. now you have 100% visuals, and 100% music, while you could have had a 10 times as intense piece of awesomeness... don't think of a demosoundtrack as "the music that runs along and sets a little mood", think of it as the audible part of what you see, while what you see is the visible part of what you hear. well, thats just my 2 cents, maybe you understand what i'm aiming at here, i'd really love to see that aspect improve in asd demos, since in that area there was absolutely no mentionable improvement so far.
and don't get me wrong, i still think it's a good tune. :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:31:38 by jco jco
And here goes the thumb eheh
added on the 2010-08-08 17:38:49 by soueusou soueusou
er, no, now
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:39:14 by soueusou soueusou
please please please make it possible to navigate thru different parts like in curli's demos.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:39:51 by ton ton
Best demo on the scene since "Lifeforce". I have been waiting for this follow-up ever since I first saw "Lifeforce". And it was SO FUCKING WORTH THE WAIT. I don't know what to say. I mean, every effect, every object. What fuck was those object morphing things :)? So beautiful, and the music is clearly carrying on the "Lifeforce" tradition. It's almost sad that this demo makes demos like "Agenda..." and "Ceasefire" - demos that I consider to be on my top-5 - look only "awesome". This demo is not "awesome". It's "jaw-dropping". Enough... I'm rambling. I want to see this on a big screen. You'd better include this in a demoshow at Evoke or else ;D.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:55:47 by elfan elfan
i'm speechless. Later... i'll write here what i feel now) incredible! just what elfan said and more
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:01:12 by zeebr zeebr
Oh... And I actually enjoyed the re-use of contents from earlier demos. It's like they took a lot of iconic stuff from demos that came out between "Lifeforce" and this demo and made kind a conclusion of sorts. Very nice actually. It made sense somehow. And the transportation theme carries on... I don't get this fascination for helicopters and stuff, it's just an object show, but, hey... The rest was really pretty ;).
added on the 2010-08-08 18:03:22 by elfan elfan
A marvelous piece of work with fantastic level of detail and creative scenes with typically smooth ASD transitions between them. The music style is not my favourite however it was produced to the usual high quality and sounded good, the only thing I really didn't like was the organ. Great work :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:15:55 by keito keito
I love you Navis, really.. I do! :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:26:20 by ekoli ekoli
Fucking hell!!! Epic!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:31:45 by sigflup sigflup
I really like the people running around in this demo. But other than that, it was quite a boring experience for me.
added on the 2010-08-08 18:45:09 by elend elend
Really fantastic. Best Visual ever seen in Demos.
... but Music really sucks !
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:45:54 by DuckOfMOPS DuckOfMOPS
great visuals but this time the soundtrack doesnt work for me... :-/ *oink*
added on the 2010-08-08 18:55:50 by starbuck starbuck
Technically nice, but in German you would say: "Es dümpelt vor sich hin!". But that's just a matter of taste.
added on the 2010-08-08 19:00:30 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Some really cool visuals (esp the morph thing) but the music ruins the demo :/
added on the 2010-08-08 19:27:41 by emoon emoon
I wanna tip my hat for those insanely good looking effects in it + all the imagination and creativity behind it.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 19:39:27 by Serpent Serpent
totally epic in every respect! great use of symbolism. i love this!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:02:58 by button button
tractor tank morph effect!!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:10:14 by loaderror loaderror
Very very nice. Extra thumb up for VW Beetle :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:11:25 by suckho suckho
fucking brilliant!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:37:22 by ok3anos ok3anos
nice design
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:38:29 by aha aha
I really dig the 3D morphing thing
sexy visuals and flow overall
but the tune...
added on the 2010-08-08 20:43:46 by EviL EviL
visuals as usual beyond my imagination and as usual i'm complitely dislike the music.
added on the 2010-08-08 20:50:02 by diver diver
I dont know what to write. While I see the amount of work put into it and its pure awesomeness, on the 2nd hand its like lifeforce 2. the visuals, the direction, the music, changing scenes, etc, its too much the same. I didnt like that. Except that its total ownage.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:52:15 by Oswald Oswald
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:52:40 by Paranoid Paranoid
I loved the bending things, the running men and the morphing !
Didn't like the music, but it fits ASD's demo style since Planet Risk.
Classic already ! Kudos !
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 21:00:26 by willbe willbe
best pc demo I've seen
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 21:12:06 by z-nexx z-nexx
One word: Beautiful.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 21:29:19 by dojoe dojoe
Even better than leijaas last demo
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 22:06:33 by nerve nerve
Usually great ASD flow etc, this time just technically nice too :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 22:20:08 by Psycho Psycho
The 3D morph and the last third of the demo rocked so hard that one can easily forget that the first half was pretty akward
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 22:25:27 by T$ T$
ASD, please keep doing what you're doing :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 22:33:09 by alk alk
awesome !
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 23:09:31 by bermudatatooine bermudatatooine
The vehicle morphing thingy is wicked !
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 23:11:12 by guille^cocoon guille^cocoon
I took the liberty to add an extra guitar solo in the end, grab the edited soundtrack here!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 23:34:50 by texel texel
left me in awe
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 23:45:48 by T-101 T-101
I'm not sure what I espected, but somehow I'm disappointed that this collection of amazing content just doesn't work for me. Yes, the music is not my cup of tea, but it's not the only problem. I just can't relate to it.

I liked the transformer-scene most, even given, it probably was technically less challenging than the rest of the production.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 23:48:20 by pixtur pixtur
So, this stole the crown from Lifeforce of being the most cheesiest thing I've seen in the demoscene. The absolutely horrible & recycled soundtrack seals the piggie.

(The morph effect is wicked cool though, too bad it wasn't in a better demo)
added on the 2010-08-08 23:56:30 by glxblt glxblt
So this it what it looks like if you put your Nightmares into a demo ;-)
+ love the visuals
- hate the guitar
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 00:15:35 by h4xor h4xor
It started out slow and I thought it was going to suck, but it got better. However, it is not awesome but better than previous recent demos. I love the ants again. ;)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 01:12:55 by AntDude AntDude
Oh yes, visually stunning. So much greatness!

I actually like the music as well, although I still can't understand why the guitars are so horribly thin in the mix.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 01:26:47 by lug00ber lug00ber
\ASD-Happiness is around the bend\Other\obj\README

# These .obj files are copyright (c) 2002 Lucas Walter
# and are for distribution with the 'lwBVH' demo
# program only, and are not for commercial use.
# lucasw@u.washington.edu
# http://students.washington.edu

and are for distribution with the 'lwBVH' demo program only ? :P
added on the 2010-08-09 01:28:30 by EviL EviL
(btw... just pulling your leg Navis :P)
added on the 2010-08-09 01:41:08 by EviL EviL
All has been said about this masterpiece. It feels like a journey through time where alot of references from movies, world historic events, computer games and other demos are being cemented into one ravishing fine production. All is like cut from the grass!
added on the 2010-08-09 01:55:02 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 02:29:34 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
well, i for the first time ever started to cry in the middle of this demo and kept doing so until 5 mins after it ended !
thanx for this nightmareish remix of all your earlier demoes !
i think the music is a remix of earlier soundtracks aswell and so fits perfectly !
i should drop a CDC here, but you have enuff of those already anyway and CDCs originally should point out some not so well-known still very good demoes one likes...
happy having found some words now after being speechless for some hours !
its just way beyond what i was expecting and i expected nothing less than a worthy winner !
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 03:26:50 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
this is fucking amazing.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 03:45:05 by nemesis nemesis
really liked it
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 04:19:44 by demojones demojones
Maybe I'm overlooking something, but this doesn't appeal to me so much. Piggie for now, maybe later it'll turn into a thumb up.
added on the 2010-08-09 04:46:47 by ___ ___
I can't add to what is here but I'm trying to anyway to add the thumbs up. What an incredible celebration of our artform.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 04:47:05 by trixter trixter
Sweet fx!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 07:33:19 by El Topo El Topo
Truly awesome demo! I just have to admire your way to do transitions.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 07:39:18 by Hoaxi Hoaxi
amazing! I liked it!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 07:41:54 by fireball fireball
What everyone else said, basically. Also, (and without intending to diminish this demo at all) I'm really curious where you guys will go next now that the "epic" ASD style feels kind of concluded :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 09:21:01 by kb_ kb_
Wasn't keen on the music on first watch, but it's grown on me. Lifeforce got me back into the demoscene after a 6-7 rest. This is more of the same, but it's so full of good ideas and clinically executed. ASD are still leaders of the pack.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 09:31:09 by jonnyram jonnyram
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 09:34:00 by ghandy ghandy
I'm a bit puzzled here.. A lot of people saying the demo rules but the music doesn't.. Music really is as someone said 50% of the demo with potential to make the whole a lot more than 100%..

Also funny how a lot of demos these days are like, "nice 3d, _the effect_ was nice too" :D

My personal favorite were the ants in the blueish "amber", a nice detail that might've been easy to miss.

Very much interested where ASD can take things from here, this surely feels like an end of a journey of a kind. So thumbing up for the years long buildup and effort, but please, let this be the end of the growing tentacles!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 09:35:51 by hoplite hoplite
1080P video just for reference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgO_tWufjgc

Please do not change my friend's amusic's Youtube link with this one.

BTW, I noticed that this demo runs 100% better on my 5850 than my GTX 460. This is unbelievable considering it is OpenGL. Glad to see ATI support catching up from the scene.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 09:53:00 by psolord psolord
I found it pretty boring myself... taking Lifeforce is one of my all time favourite demos, I wouldn't say I don't like the "ASD Style", but i found this one rather boring and uninspiring...

HOWEVER, this morning is being boring and uninspiring, so I'll save my thumb for when I watch it with a better mood.
added on the 2010-08-09 10:15:02 by Jcl Jcl
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 10:55:48 by bayger bayger
So much detail you have to watch it 10 times to even catch half of it. Superbly done, fantastic trip. I didn't _love_ the soundtrack, but I didn't dislike it either.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 12:08:52 by gloom gloom
for the first time in i guess abou 12 years or so, i am looking at an effect and do not know how to do this. well done. i'm feeling like a kid in the candystore again. thanks for that navis. thanks.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 13:17:18 by abductee abductee
this is so good that it hurts..
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 13:41:40 by toxie toxie
Fantastic. Liked the music.
I love the motion blur + AO + DOF.
Really puzzling morphing. How ?
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 13:44:14 by ponce ponce
Wow, must have been a hell lot of work and it shows! The music sounds too familiar to me, but the transforming is more than awesome!!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 13:56:40 by decca decca
Hmm the morphing doesn't actually look like morphing that much, more like just rendering objects on top of each other with some variation on how they're twisted and stretched? Since all objects have pretty much similar geometry, it works?
added on the 2010-08-09 14:05:03 by hoplite hoplite
Navis really is a better artist than a coder nowadays, a real achievement with that transition. great work on the cameras and continuousness in particular. This is deserving of respect, not just for the result but the effort behind it, the concentration required to make a demo over that length of time.

I dont think it has the "wow" factor that lifeforce had. Perhaps its because it's more of the same, continuing where that left off; an evolution of lifeforce, not a revolution. perhaps because it's not as bombastic. Which is a good thing imo because lifeforce got cheesy in places; this has a bit more understatement. Or perhaps its the blog and expectation / hype being too much for any demo to ever stand up to.

Problems ("it's a great demo, BUT.." :) ):
- the SSAO - i dont like it. standard ssao problems - it's too dark and too narrow, and it looks more like an outline at times. still i understand the importance of it with the rendering technique here (relying on zbuffer intersections).
- the music. it's not that the track is bad at all, it's just that i cant remember any of it after the demo finishes. the start is nice and seems like it could turn into something nice. but then it just disappears for 6 minutes into a list of seemingly random solos. organ, guitar, piano, panflute, choir.. finally at around 6:45 it gets back to some melody and feeling and becomes memorable again. id like to see what happens when asd makes a big demo based around a song, starting with the song and trying to feel though the whole piece, not making a soundtrack to fit a demo. dare i say it, this soundtrack felt a bit uninspired. like it needed too much messing about to fit the direction. i dont know.

of course, great demo. thumbdowners, i dont understand you. :)
added on the 2010-08-09 15:20:48 by smash smash
wheres my thumb gone?
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 15:21:43 by smash smash
What Smash said about the music, it felt uninspired and I couldn't remember much about it once the demo was finished. During the demo it also felt like I already heard it in many demos before, which somehow didn't help supporting the visuals as it should have. It was not bad, but it was not great either.

Now the visuals, that was just Great. Excellent flow and transitions, very good idea for the morphing effect etc... Navis, you're insane :D
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 15:29:32 by keops keops
Gotta admire the work done for the soundtrack anyway, even if it's not my taste in the end. Having to make 8 mins of music after the visuals must be quite a task :)
added on the 2010-08-09 15:56:56 by keops keops
Absolutely loved the morphing, the camera movement, the depth of field, the modelling, the animation and so forth into infinity. I genuinely forgot I was watching a demo... Great to see ASD can still grow.
Glad they departed from the abysmal music they used in "the wind under my wings"...
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 16:36:19 by CrimsoN1972 CrimsoN1972
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 17:08:58 by tobé tobé
Right, ive just got around to watching it since getting back and I really like it, the music isnt really to my personal taste, it only really comes into its own at the end of the demo I think and the emotional impact drive home.. all in all though its a well acomplished piece. I really liked the use of animation/skinned stuff this time making everything feel more alive and dynamic, the morphing was cool but I was looking for more umpf from that scene or just some sort of link/transitional reasoning for it, really cool though.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 19:11:02 by dv$ dv$
oh btw.. couldnt watch it on my ATI Radeon 5670 as the shadow buffer and/or ssao were messed up on the screen (blocky artifacts similar to very low res shadow buffer or bias issues..).
added on the 2010-08-09 19:15:18 by dv$ dv$
And, the question is... How did the tank managed to put the cannon between the bridge's columns?
added on the 2010-08-09 20:53:48 by mrdoob mrdoob
What. A. Trip. Thank you!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 21:05:48 by novel novel
This demo suffers from coder colors. Discuss.
added on the 2010-08-09 21:17:59 by xernobyl xernobyl
Fantastic! Stunning! And, yeah, the flaw is the music. I can imagine what they were aiming for but it wasn't well executed - bad mixing and man, aMusic, you gotta work on your guitar sound (the playing is alright)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 21:49:29 by Romeo Knight Romeo Knight
Certainly a great piece of work. Less dazzling than Lifeforce in my opinion, but still with a remarkable flow.

So basically:
+ flow
+ long shots
+ imagination maze
+ geometry morphings
- exaggerated SSAO
- music not as good as other ASD musics
- some animations (especially the diver)

Thank you for the moment!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 21:50:16 by Zavie Zavie
my hat is going down at front of us ;)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 22:41:55 by habr100 habr100
Yes, it's cheesy and the music sounds like something I would find on a 1973's LP in my parents' attic, but good god people, how can this kind of effort possibly be thumbed down?

rulez added on the 2010-08-09 22:42:46 by sagacity sagacity
Horror vacui. You just can't not keep adding stuff, can you?-)
added on the 2010-08-09 22:45:26 by 216 216
Music was not that good but I love watching it, as I find new little nyances each time.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 22:55:39 by Pehu Pehu
This continues the trend of asd's big demos being completely not my cup of tea. (it's gotta be something about the 'big' ones not doing it for me at all... Beyond the Walls of Eryx on the other hand is awesome, and one of my favourite demos of all time).
added on the 2010-08-09 23:11:23 by bigcheese bigcheese
Very nice texturing, camera work and direction.
The music style is different from the standard techno/trance thump, so +1 for that. The distorted guitar clouds the mix in some places, the cymbals/hihats are too pronounced in some parts (e.g. the beginning). It would also have benefited from a little bit more dynamics, instead of the "all engines are go" feeling.
But.. FUCKING AWESOME PLAYING on the keyboard parts at the end!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 23:38:38 by trc_wm trc_wm
This is just awesome! I have to agree with Romeo Knight that the sound of the guitar was rather "thin", other than that I liked the track!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 23:46:38 by chromag chromag
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 00:02:56 by las las
excellent work. I love it! <3
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 00:27:21 by nekomono nekomono
I understand comments about the music at the very start of the demo, but the music quickly becomes amazing and stays that way - even if not traditional electronic fare. This demo is a constant fountain outpouring creativity. Amazing. Morph effect ++
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 01:09:16 by infey infey
Once again taking the "direction" concept a step further.

@Navis: I'd really like to share a few more tortas with you in the next party and listen to what you please to comment about this piece :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 01:20:59 by stage7 stage7
the best demo i have seen so far...

maybe this one and debris are the most impressive way to show anyone what "Demoscene" is !

rulez added on the 2010-08-10 02:25:45 by DJH of GCS! DJH of GCS!
No, it just didn't work for me. Like most of ASD demos it's technically good and transitions are smooth.

Too bad the music is same old crap, at least you didn't have vocals this.

Not to mention that this sort of looks like some bad joke production made with huge amount of resources, or what else should you think when you see ants and people coming out of worms ass?
added on the 2010-08-10 02:30:37 by sauli sauli
The script, flow, modeling, and effects are nothing short of amazing. But, I just can't, in my heart, thumb this up. It really feels like an ASD-anthology more than something new. Take one part Lifeforce, one part Metamorphosis, one part Rupture, mix and serve. Objects and scenes are too familiar.

Second, the music. Cramming a bunch of different effects and scenes into the demo is fine, but musically, it needs to be more consistent. The organ didn't fit. And you don't have to pack every note in an octave into the song, just pick a few. :)

Finally, the camera. I get motion sickness watching this. I know ever since Debris, everyone wants to add perlin noise to their camera and make it all shaky. But there are scenes here where it just looked like you sent a 5-year old into your scenes with a camera. And for artistic/abstract scenes, what's the point, unless there is a constant earthquake taking place?

As the next chapter in the continuing ASD saga, it's great. But I feel like I've seen so much of this before, I just wasn't blown away.
added on the 2010-08-10 03:06:15 by phoenix phoenix
Nice. The music is horrible though.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 04:35:20 by zoolum zoolum
awesome visuals, but the soundtrack made me turn the music off. it was more enjoyable that way.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 08:47:13 by teo teo
NAVIS.. can you do an interview on the making on this.. i want to know what the hell goes on in your head to create such a master piece... Awesome.. well done... now go spend time with the family.. hehe
added on the 2010-08-10 10:00:02 by reload reload
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 10:35:22 by frits_gr frits_gr
Stunning. The scenes + concepts were amazing, once more it flows incredibly well, and everything hangs together.

The music was fine for me too - it's not something I'd want to listen to separately, but for the demo it works. I think the thing that gets people is that it's not a traditional demo song.. it's more like a movie soundtrack, with many parts matching what happens on screen. The difference is the length.. in a movie soundtrack you get all these parts spread over 90 minutes, in this demo you have the same kind of variety in 8 minutes. That's hard to pull off, but I think amusic did a good job :)

Flaws for me: the SSAO effect looked a bit bad (smash implies it was kind of necessary, why? :) and the steamroller scene - it seems the scenery is rolling past on a treadmill which fits well, but the scenery just vanishes instead of folding away or something.

Going to watch it more times (hopefully in realtime today if I can get to a computer capable of running it!) but I think it'll mature into another classic.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 10:47:27 by psonice psonice
Yeah, I liked it too.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 12:37:01 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
I need to catch my breath !
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 13:22:47 by Eldrik Eldrik
Über-über-über-fucking-awe-some visuals, style, direction.

The music fits but it doesn't (at all) add anything to the atmosphere. On top of that, the hihats were piercing my eardrums and the alltogether mix sounds dead-cheap, almost GM alike in places. Pity.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 14:16:58 by rp rp
Great demo. Perhaps not the strongest soundtrack of any ASD demo, but i have a feeling it's a lot harder to make a score for the visuals here compared to Rupture.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 15:37:55 by Mel Mel
Hi all,

First of all may I say that I had a smash-ing time at Assembly this year. I'm really glad I was there to meet and speak to so many of you. I think I grew up a lot over the 4 days, learned so much (I remember our conversation at klubi, even though I was way too drunk) and got myself into deep thoughts.

It is common for me to feel quite depressed after a big party and this is the state I'm in at the moment; so take the following with a pinch of salt.

Thanks for all the comments, both positive and negative. I've been on pouet since the beginning and I've learned to take it on the chin. I think what matters is that this demo, good or bad, is going to be talked about in circles outside the demoscene. This is the result of winning the Assembly demo compo, by chance or by skill or by both. This year we ran into a very strong competition from Fairlight, whose demo I appreciate and envy in a good way. I do believe that both demos (ours and theirs) are important in carrying a message across the scene and to the outside world; and as such will become classics and respected in the long run.

Back to the demo: you probably know by now that the visuals were made before any music was written. In this demo, there are 14 mood changes and over 30 moments that have a special effects. It was thought of as a more "theatrical" piece, something like a musical or an opera.

What are the options for a musical piece for something like that? not much apart from classical music, maybe jazz, maybe progressive rock/metal. Leviathan (who is the principle
composer) and aMusic wrote a progressive metal piece which, in my opinion, fits very well with the visuals.
Should they get a scene.org award for best soundtrack? I don't know, I don't care. Should they getting a big fucking *Nobel* in creating music under the most horrible conditions ever imaginable to an *artist*? sure they should.

Think about it. No just think about it for a moment. 14 mood changes.

If you liked the soundtrack, all kudos to Leviathan and aMusic. If you didn't, it is all my fault. I take responsibility for it because it was my chaotic visuals who dictated what happens down to the last note.

But there is more to that. The demo is more than the collection of its parts. But it will take some time to work its appeal on you. I wrote an article for "happiness" that will be published quite soon on your favourite demo-magazine, so stay tuned.

Anyway, this is it. Thanks for all, we'll be back.
added on the 2010-08-10 16:53:56 by Navis Navis
Navis: If you're the one responsible for causing the"horrible conditions for the musicians, shouldn't you tolerate people blaming you (instead of turning those who put the blame on you into assholes by stating that you're depressed)?
added on the 2010-08-10 17:13:10 by kusma kusma
I have no hard feelings for anybody and I'm not depressed from the pouet comments you fool :).

It is more of fatigue than depression. Just finished something big and spent a lot of resources.

I'll be fine within a couple of days.
added on the 2010-08-10 17:24:45 by Navis Navis
And cant get papa dont preach out of your head? :)
added on the 2010-08-10 18:06:50 by dv$ dv$
I hadn't realized how crappy these lyrics were until I saw them on screen...
added on the 2010-08-10 18:08:11 by Navis Navis
Psychedelic as hell!
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 18:18:35 by diobou diobou
Thumb for the massive amount of work and the visuals that look stunning.

I'm still no fan of the big ASD demos, but this is just so much effort that props have to be given!
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 18:26:34 by okkie okkie
Stunning visuals indeed and respect for the work that went into it.

I hate the wobbly camera, there is something not right about it in this particular demo.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 18:30:27 by Rob Rob
By the way, it has come to my attention that I've included some files (read the post by Evil) with a copyright notice. These files (some .obj files for the animation of people that were replaced by my own versions) and some .bvh files are actually not used by the project and should not have been there in the first place. They are there by mistake.

I have a new zip file with all the relevant changes which I'm going to upload to amusic's location asap. Sorry about that.
added on the 2010-08-10 18:58:07 by Navis Navis
There are a few other things in there, like an empty "New Folder" and a shortcut to a file, hehe ;) .

This was very very VERY good. You take a few relatively simple lighting systems, layer them together, keep them consistent throughout a production, use them to show great content, shake/blur the screen when necessary, spend way too much time syncing etc...... ah fuck who am I kidding, well done ASD. Blew me away; watched it over and over already. Thank you :) .

Oh and BTW....good job not reusing everything. You tend to use a few models over and over (and there was SOME of that here), but this was mostly original and I'm quite OK with that.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 19:05:36 by ferris ferris
Oh, and those little people seriously set it over the edge for me. Something about them made this personal without being cute, I don't know why.

Anyways, damn you, that was a GREAT touch :D
added on the 2010-08-10 19:16:01 by ferris ferris
After 250+ comments it's hard to come up with some new insights or complains (what?). It's all been told.

So yep, it's epic in scope, looks awesome, sounds decent (yet not great) and is a very worthy winner of ASM's demo compo. Congratulations. I have no idea where you can go from here, but I guess you'll figure it out.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 19:25:21 by tomaes tomaes
Was expecting big. Was even expecting massive. Got... Wow. Speechless and humbled.

Can only be truly experienced on 40 inches or more and in 1080p.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 20:31:32 by menace menace
great design and visuals!
congrats for doing such a prod and having the patience to finish it.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 20:45:14 by seppjo seppjo
Meh. I heart the morphing bits, and the lovely lovely textures, but so much of this felt a bit samey. Would have been a thumb up, but for the music. It was clear (even before Navis commented) that it was a bit of an afterthought, like 'right, thats the demo done - now lets get some music.' Compare that to the CNCD/Fairlight release which feels like the music came first, regardless of how it actually happened - the music *has to fit* or else its pointless.
added on the 2010-08-10 21:22:00 by Mtl Mtl
to comment on Navis' note about the music: To me it didn't feel wrong neither in terms of style, composition or (not) matching the visuals, I think it does. I just think the production value is weak. To me it obviously sounds like a homerecording, not like a decently produced progressive metal piece what it actually wants to be.
very well executed demo with a lot of pants-dropping moments, but a little confusing story and an ugly SSAO implementation... don't know what to think about the soundtrack... maybe without the guitar solos it would have worked better, don't know.
but here's my thumb for the enormous effort and pretty impressive transitions/visual fx.
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 09:31:25 by hcdlt hcdlt

there are no bad conditions to make music for. Be it 1,2 or 14 mood changes. It's a pleasant challenge to work for. Getting the direction right wasn't probably any easier so there's no excuse for anyone else to fail at succeeding where you did. Every part of the demo is as good as it could be, except the audio.

The music feels cheap and unfinished. It doesn't live up to the standards of the demo. That's something i don't understand.

added on the 2010-08-11 10:10:20 by rp rp
wished the demo had a "sound off" option since the music is totally unbearable and i'd like to play something else whilst watching.
other than that, impressive visuals at the cost of low (<=20) fps on a oc'd GTX 470 (1920x1200).
added on the 2010-08-11 10:31:50 by keith303 keith303
i found the music a little gimmicky (there is room for new things) but over-all i liked this demo. not sure about the chessboard though :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 12:14:14 by nagz nagz
Bah, got onto a machine with a decent gpu just, and it hangs on the loading screen :( Probably the drivers.
added on the 2010-08-11 13:50:19 by psonice psonice
How many persons on the planet is talented enough to come up with the ideas, script, painting, modeling and coding this thing by him/her-self? I'd say less than a handful. Awesome awesome work by Navis.

Then people try to find something that's not optimal, and only talk about that instead of the awesomeness of the rest. A shame.
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 16:28:56 by evil evil
you keep raising the bar for my idea of what awesomeness is. top coding, top music, and great direction as always
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 20:04:08 by Duckers Duckers
Definitely the prettiest collection of completely random stuff yet.

Your SSAO is awful, though.
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 23:58:48 by elmindreda elmindreda
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 00:13:04 by Maissi Maissi
First off: BRILLIANT. Certainly the most anticipated ASD production yet (if not most anticipated demo ever full stop...?) and didn't disappoint.

So. At this point criticising the music is probably just twisting the knife further, but I can see what everyone means. The music should be making me feel the panic of the figures who are having their world churned up by the bulldozer from hell, and the terror of being pursued by the snake tentacle beasts. But instead, I'm thinking 'woah, awesome effect!' while an organ solo pootles along.

After Amusic and Leviathan got the mood so spectacularly right in previous prods (especially Lifeforce... it was the music that made rainbow ribbons feel exciting and a bell tower seem melancholy) it's hard to see how it missed the mark here - perhaps the visuals were so tightly directed that there was no room for interpretation, or maybe they were deliberately avoiding the obvious stylistic choices (like, say, discordant strings for the snakes) for fear of falling into clichés. I hope (and expect) that Navis is right about it being a slow burner, but it feels like a missed opportunity to not have me on the edge of my seat on these initial viewings.

Either way, anyone who doesn't thumb this up has a seriously screwed up value system. So there.
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 00:23:10 by gasman gasman
Mi conocimiento de ingles no me permite escribir esto, así que lo haré en español.
Los demos que lanzaron ASD desde el comienzo fueron impactantes desde todos los puntos de vista: técnicos, modelos, música, contenido y dirección. Todos ellos siguen una linea estética muy personal y transmiten una idea como pocos otros prods en la demoscene.
Ver una demo de ASD me genera tantas sensaciones que me hacen creer que deberían estar en un museo!
Happiness is Around the Bend es simplemente sublime :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 01:26:30 by pera pera
pretty good
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 01:32:08 by devreci devreci
I'm really curious where you guys will go next now that the "epic" ASD style feels kind of concluded :)

Pretty much where it has been since other Assembly releases of ASD since 2004 -no-FUCKING-where.

Still, same-old: excellent transitions for incoherent scenes to a soundtrack genre I dislike. Piggie.
added on the 2010-08-12 04:02:17 by Shifter Shifter
My knowledge of English will not let me write this, so I'll do it in Spanish.
The ASD demos released from the start was impressive from all perspectives: technical, models, music, content and direction. All of them follow a line very personal aesthetic and convey an idea like few other prods in the demoscene.
View a demo of ASD it generates so many sensations that make me believe that should be in a museum!
Happiness Is Around the Bend is simply sublime:)

I believe that The Wings Under My Wings should be at Guggenheim but unfortunately the deadline was Jul 31 2010
added on the 2010-08-12 06:59:46 by sybeX sybeX
Demo > 16mb is not demo - this is cinema. No, no, no!.. "Assembly 2015 max demo size 1Tb"? =) Это ребята не дема, это полная хуйня и где тут математическое и программистское искусство? Sucks
sucks added on the 2010-08-12 07:23:07 by in*tEr in*tEr
Geometry morphing is AMAZING! Video and 2D insets are very nice. Only ants not pleasured me, the rest is brilliant.
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 10:20:32 by Manwe Manwe
woaowww !
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 10:50:03 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
Well, Navis won both the armwrestle and the compo :-)
added on the 2010-08-12 12:59:55 by d3pth d3pth
Good one. The music was somewhat inconsistent and prog rock didn't fit in well. SSAO produced a lot of artifacts (especially at the beginning)
Otherwise, nothing to complain about - GREAT WORK!

PS Navis, it would be very interesting to find out more about the deformation you applied to all these meshes during the metamorphosis/morphing sequences. I know you quite your blog, but I think we all would appreciate more details about the production of this masterpiece.
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 15:12:15 by kraviz kraviz
The morphing sequence is a very simple effect: first I apply some vertex deformation based on a perlin-noise texture and time. At time=0 the object is not deformed, at time slowly moving into =1, the object deforms so that it also shrinks (helicopter/eagle) or pushes itself into the floor (train/truck). The deformation function was found through trial & error, as usual. Another thing worth mentioning is that the deformation also applies some rotation with a different pivot for every sub-object (that's why the wheels of the tank jump up).

Now.. the metamorphosis effect is two objects that cross-"fade". I render both at the same time. With AO and shadows it looks ok.

I think it is a total of a few lines of vertex shader code.

added on the 2010-08-12 16:55:33 by Navis Navis
Awesome design, lacks the pace of Iconoclast and Lifeforce, but still a brilliant production!
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 17:24:41 by nightbeat nightbeat
If you turn the volume down, like, waaaaay down, then it's an awesome demo!
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 18:01:59 by doomdoom doomdoom
Incredible. Sceners, I love you!
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 19:34:27 by sivis sivis
navis: You make everything simple look awesome, and that is (also) why people love your stuff.
added on the 2010-08-12 19:39:48 by gloom gloom
this fucking rules, any fucking complains are just a matter of your own bad taste...
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 19:49:55 by SIRIaX SIRIaX
After all the shit that's been flung at the soundtrack I feel someone has to defend it, and since I really enjoyed it, I'll give it a shot.

I thought the moods and movements were handled very well. I really liked the organ riffs in the middle. It's true that sometimes the production could've been better, but, while I think good production is damn hard to achieve and I sincerely look up to anyone who's good at it, I don't think a few misses here and there should be a complete dealbreaker if the composition's solid. And that it is, in this case.
added on the 2010-08-12 20:04:45 by Radiant Radiant
@Navis. I think you've made an really awesome demo, and it really kicks ass. Couldn't it be interesting, at least, to see what demos you _could_ make, if you had a tune from let's say a Kewlers composer. I'm sure than some of those people would be more than willing to make something for you.
added on the 2010-08-12 20:12:55 by d3pth d3pth
I think there is a reason why demos are written by groups rather than a collection of random individuals.

It is also what we get out of it as a group: the fun of making something from scratch. I'd rather share that with my friends. Having said that, I still have a couple of cross-group projects open (hello Gloom!).
added on the 2010-08-12 20:26:54 by Navis Navis
6:42-6:46 reminds me "Free As a Bird" music video by the Beatles (composing 3D buildings and 2D black and white film with walking people).
And of course, I very like the flute player!
added on the 2010-08-12 20:47:31 by Manwe Manwe
Very GEIL!
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 21:28:18 by bodo^rab bodo^rab
+1 for the music (a little generic of the ASD "House Style", but still a top bit of tunage)
+1 for the graphics (a little dark with ppl being flattened by a steamroller, but hey, no living persons and all that, amirite?)
+1 for the major chord finish (I am SO glad you guys decided not to go down the Radiohead route)
+2 for a well-turned out product that upholds the ASD Pedigree.

Final Score: 5. Rupture/Rapture's still my favourite tho. ;P
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 22:53:55 by FunkyM FunkyM
@Navis. I totally agree with you, it wasn't meant as a permanent thing. But just a way for you to explore some other creative paths. But a thing done with Gloom definitely sounds very interesting. He definitely has his beats under control! Kudos to both of you.
added on the 2010-08-12 22:58:57 by d3pth d3pth
first 3d demo ever which is worth watching.
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 02:21:32 by chriz74 chriz74
Some really pretty and technically wicked parts, overall (compared to previous demos from ASD) a little disappointed. Music did not work.
added on the 2010-08-13 02:27:33 by tripper tripper
Hangs via loading. Of course.
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 02:28:55 by moredhel moredhel
I still prefer Animal Attraction.
added on the 2010-08-13 02:31:06 by moredhel moredhel
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rulez added on the 2010-08-13 02:50:01 by gentleman gentleman
depacked size of 200mb? sets for what? Go?
added on the 2010-08-13 03:01:51 by gentleman gentleman
The voice from the song sounds a litte bite like Morten Harket from A-HA in my opinion. ;-)
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 05:05:51 by RP_PARALAX RP_PARALAX
Taaaaaaaaaake ooooooooooon meeeeeeee (ha....pi...ness) taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake meeeeeeeeeee ooooooooooooon (is....just...around) Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'll beeeeeeeeeeee gooooooooooone......around the beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeend!!! Ahahaha.
added on the 2010-08-13 05:51:11 by ferris ferris
Paralax WTF? Are you copying and pasting the same quote everywhere...
You have the same comment on youtube for Ceasefire demo...
In this demo besides the Byzantine Hymn what other voice did you hear? If you heard voices you should check it out :P
added on the 2010-08-13 06:26:33 by sybeX sybeX
added on the 2010-08-13 13:41:49 by skurk skurk
may i add that i find the organ gibberish in the music when the tank shoots very <3
i was watching this from the assemblytv stream while coding some stuff and it was the first demo to fully catch my attention. very impressive.
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 15:39:11 by thefox thefox
everything looks great, good flow, awsome effects! I personally think you'd be better off with fewer "moodchanges", but all in all, you're demonstrating that you can make everything look great.

As always, an excellent show!
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 17:20:35 by quisten quisten
Alright...a few things about the so blamed music...I'd like to start saying that if I wanted to create an epic cheesiness of a soundtrack I would and it would be actually quite easier than making a prog metal piece (which is the genre I love and play generally). Point is ASD as a group 1st pulls off what "WE" like and then think about "Would it appeal to everyone?". You can't please everyone and demoscene isn't hollywood. I never expected everybody to like our music but it is a window for us to express what we really want to write and it's a damn challenge to accompany Navis scenes in a demo.

As for the guitar production...well yes I'm not pleased either but the truth of the matter is I booked a studio to record them proffessionally and they cancelled on me due to some other big band, thus I had to do it the old way, recording in my room with a 10 year old microphone because there was no time, so I'm sorry for that, perhaps I'll make a reproduction when I find time again. And yes Romeo Knight, I'm playing the guitars not aMUSiC lol. I also write all bass and drums, aMUSiC is responsible for all the violin, piano, organ, electronic and beat sections in general.
added on the 2010-08-13 17:26:20 by Leviathan Leviathan
sybex: well maybe he has a-ha running in a loop all the time in the background and didnt notice? ;)
added on the 2010-08-13 17:35:12 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
leviathan: music is something boiling down to personal taste everytime.. still the mass of criticism regarding the tune shows that something obviously "didnt work" here, at least not on the same level as the visuals.
while im far from telling you how to make your music i think you should try make a cool tune first and then navis creating visuals around that (if hes cool with it, of course). i dont know if you have done this witn one of your prev. prods but that would be a nice and rel. simple way to increase the listener-experience.
added on the 2010-08-13 17:41:39 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
The morph scenes alone deserve a thumb.
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 17:53:56 by Blueberry Blueberry
you can dislike this and you dislike that
but the most important thing is:

can you bounce to that?

i can swing to this demo everytime.
added on the 2010-08-13 18:13:07 by jazz jazz
I just cheer for the musicians that dare to do something else then techno, trance and dnb (which there is tons of because it`s easy to do in high quality). And do people expect to get studio quality from non-commercial progressive rock?
added on the 2010-08-13 20:32:29 by Zplex Zplex
@Zplex: I guess you're referring to my comment:
  • I at least expect a good song to not to be ruined by a bad sound. It's quite easy nowadays, it can be done, it's not a matter of equipment anymore like 2 decades ago.
  • I expect heavy guitars to have low end and midrange, those almost sound like gated noise, it's extremely unpleasant on the ear.[*] I expect a proper mix without a much too loud and annoying artificial snare sound. [*] I expect upfront lead guitars not to be drowned in reverb - sounds like this has been done to cover playing flaws, I don't know. List goes on.
  • Well, aMusic and Leviathan, don't. I appreciate your effort, I like this style of music, but IMO it's just not well executed.
haha the sentence should be "Well, aMusic and Leviathan, don't get me wrong.
Regarding the music: "Haters gonna hate."

That said: It's not the music itself, it is the mix/mastering. I agree with Romeo Knight there. It just all sounds too thin/dry and the instruments don't come together. The music is actually fine, you could leave it as it is, it is just the mixing of the instruments that hurts it unfortunatly.

I guess, some appear a little bit too much upset about this because they care about ASD demos a lot and want them to be as perfect as they can be.
added on the 2010-08-14 00:52:42 by Salinga Salinga
Yes the mixing is a bit off imo too. Very flat, not enough dynamics on drums especially, instruments kinda blend to eachother at times, guitar especially sounds very sluggish, and the hihats are too loud, almost hurts my ears.
Another big problem is that there is most of the time almost no connection between the visuals and music. I'm not in the mood to get too much into that right now though...
added on the 2010-08-14 01:12:42 by noby noby
Okay, talk is cheap, so I edited the music to illustrate what I mean.

Password is "pouet". I will delete the file after a while. Play it stand alone or replace the MP3 in the demos music folder with this one.

I know the piano is a bit too dominant now. :)
added on the 2010-08-14 01:43:20 by Salinga Salinga
As a man who has respected the scene since 1984 yet never been compelled to write on Pouet.net ifeel I need to now.

This prod is nothing but groundbreaking, the bar has been raised.

From 5m11s into the demo it simply accelerates into pure emotional bliss.

simply unreal.

added on the 2010-08-14 02:07:30 by choomba choomba
Wow, was really impressed :) Awesome "Best Of" of ASD Styles, great music, beautiful scenes, was quite harmonic to watch, Really awesome experience, made me smile a lot :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-14 23:52:39 by Sapphire Sapphire
rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-15 00:14:44 by chenmy! chenmy!
rulez added on the 2010-08-15 09:43:16 by sasq sasq
Among the top ... of bad music, in Lifeforce, it could be tolerated, but this is just plain bad and pain for your ears, but as Romeo Knight said, it's not the kind of music, it's just so poorly executed.

The demo itself contains some really great stuff, the morphing in particular, and the amount of work is really impressing, but at the end I had a kinda "meh" feeling. The direction is great, but the lack of a good soundtrack giving the demo the respect that it truly deserves and the masterpiece it could have been, it just isn't.

Really, do try out some other musical style, may i suggest some other musicians for a change, i really do enjoy the visuals of most of your demos, but your music destroyes them. I don't mind metal music, as long as it's good, it just isn't.

Fairlight(/CNCD) recently made a style change, I really do hope you would try the same. Piggy
added on the 2010-08-15 13:38:11 by dwarf dwarf
Another cool ASD clip in the Lifeforce style!
Nice esthetic choices.
rulez added on the 2010-08-15 23:17:43 by Hicks Hicks
I liked it so much!
But lol, it raped my GPU! (It reached 110°C O_O).

Very nice work, as always :P
rulez added on the 2010-08-16 00:47:55 by Jacksoft Jacksoft
Great, esp the 2nd half of it. Enjoyed it.
rulez added on the 2010-08-16 07:24:09 by Speed Speed
I will remember this demo for its stunning visuals. The music serves the demo well, but never takes the lead.

The thing that bothered me about the music is how low quality the guitar sounds. Leviathan solved the mystery when he admitted it was recorded through microphone at home :-)
rulez added on the 2010-08-16 17:33:09 by moT moT
A ASD piece of work! I don't like fishes at the start, but morphing is really nice. (But too slow on my hw :(
rulez added on the 2010-08-17 09:03:06 by eatsme eatsme
Excellent visuals and music. Congratz.
rulez added on the 2010-08-17 10:32:08 by Norvax Norvax
Guys, can someone explain me what is this demo about? I was just hipnotyzed by the video, and have missed everything. Fishes, trees, running people - what the hell is going on here? Or this is a sort of "Everyone sees hes own, special things here"?
Could authors give a word about the scenario?
added on the 2010-08-17 23:40:47 by Pallaris Pallaris
sucks added on the 2010-08-18 05:16:56 by mudlord mudlord
Yess! Super crazy exxelent demo product from ASD! Navis and company - supermans ;--) on the modern demoscene at moment. Navis, I glad to see that you have good ideas for making good demostuff. It was really very cooling for me!
And thanks very much for that stuff... Yes!
Lifeforce style I think.
And thanks very much to aMusic and Leviathan for great musical track (very very professioanal) . Gfx - nice too (thanks) !
P.S. Also thanks for youtube video!

Mitchell/Hardwave Crew
Anshukov Vladimir
Russia, Moscow region, Serpuhov city
coder, musician, gfx maker
rulez added on the 2010-08-18 21:12:03 by mitchell mitchell
doesn't cut it as much as i would expect it from an ASD demo but deserves a thumb. u should try something new and not recycle yr old tricks...

PS really liked this object-morphing effect
rulez added on the 2010-08-18 22:43:19 by RRROAR RRROAR
nice visuals but come on... it's not that different from the previous ones...
Simply great, I'm astonished.

So many links to the art (Escher's stairs!), great music and smoothness, just poetry.

rulez added on the 2010-08-19 12:44:11 by Jakim Jakim
The best demo in the world!
Congratulations ASD!
Great job!
rulez added on the 2010-08-19 19:08:30 by yaneq yaneq
I hate all ASD prods till this one Im devastated by 3d work here nuthin more to say - perfect show.
rulez added on the 2010-08-19 23:18:49 by xball xball
what everyone said.
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 05:33:13 by tesla tesla
A great visual experience. It really captured me and each scene made me wonder what would come next.

Sadly I didn't feel like the music fit the visuals (or perhaps it's the other way around?). That distorted guitar should've been left out of this soundtrack altogether.

Still, a thumbs up, no doubt.
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 11:48:45 by mic mic
Navis is GOD! ^^
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 11:56:44 by Pit Pit
Some people are complaining about the music. I must say that I really like this piece. I always prefer good composition than execution. So thumb up in this case too.
added on the 2010-08-20 13:56:37 by Jakim Jakim
unlike other asd prods, this was actually good.
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 14:50:41 by provod provod
Re. the music, it did seem quite poorly mixed when I listened on decent headphones. And I saw somewhere that the musicians were still working on it at the party place, maybe they didn't notice if there was a lot of background noise?
added on the 2010-08-20 15:11:16 by psonice psonice
psonice: None of the musicians were at the party place.
graga: maybe not then. Just found where I read that.. navis said they were still working on it during asm - I took that to mean they were there and working on it, guess they were at home :)
added on the 2010-08-20 16:48:03 by psonice psonice

Yes, THAT is ASD again !
Nice design and technically impressive ...

rulez added on the 2010-08-20 23:07:41 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
Feels a bit disjointed, but impressive nonetheless.
Yes the music has its flaws, but you can't deny Leviathan and aMusic are trying something different than your typical demo soundtrack. The same song with a better production and a better guitar sound would probably be a killer. So, kudos to them.
Leviathan, next time the studio cancels, get a pocket pod, it's cheap and very helpful in such situations ;)

And yes, there are people who want guitars in demos ! Hell yeah !
rulez added on the 2010-08-21 00:14:16 by Moby Moby
Insane Visuals
- music is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Overall ace prod.
rulez added on the 2010-08-21 10:54:27 by notorius notorius
It's like a dream.
Done without any demo studio help??
rulez added on the 2010-08-21 13:14:34 by JaK JaK
Beautiful like heaven. I just cannot stand the music and its poor mix (acid hi freq on percussions and lack of dynamic and depth on the whole mix)
its badly satured guitar, its lack of interests that makes me turn down the volume and just watch the show.
Sorry this time for aMusic, but it just didn't make it for me.
rulez added on the 2010-08-21 18:09:42 by oxb oxb
i have mixed feelings. cause i love the visuals, but the music is definitely not my style and it ruins the experience for me :( such a pity. it's technically the best asd demo so far. the morphing scenes are amazing - it's genius. the ssao looks like a contour shadow more than ao somtimes, but still looks better than in most demos out there. and the lighting is also great!!!!! amazing work.

i would pray for an asd demo without guitars. but perhaps that's like asking a fairlight demo without fluids or curl-noise.
rulez added on the 2010-08-22 04:17:56 by iq iq
get a steadycam
and a better SSAO
then we'll talk.
added on the 2010-08-22 08:19:23 by BarZoule BarZoule
Very good demo, but the SSAO was too strong and in many cases it made the otherwise awesomely lit scenes to lose their depth. But overall it was very good. I liked Lifeforce's music better though :-).
rulez added on the 2010-08-22 17:54:46 by BadSector BadSector
good, better, ASD. You guys know how to make something special. Artistically uber-well done trip through surrealism with all seeming so coherent. Exceptionally well crafted music, it really shows off amusics composing talents, but sadly it is not a bit catchy. During the demo i often felt like visuals and audio were doing their own things, just coming together from time to time for a second and then drifting off in their own improvisations. I am writing this right after watching the demo and i can't remember any 10 seconds from the music and that's what i find very sad. I guess this time amusic has overdone it. Nevertheless i am impressed.
rulez added on the 2010-08-22 21:51:31 by CONS CONS
Good release, the morphing is splendid and everything fits the ASD style.
rulez added on the 2010-08-22 22:21:01 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Some good scenes, some not so good ones. The music at the beginning was nice too.
rulez added on the 2010-08-23 00:41:36 by Exin Exin
Hmm, a good trademark ASD prod. For the musical side here, I have to say I'd still choose a totally different soundset, leaving out the cheap drumkit and leaving the guitars out this time. There were good ideas but perhaps kinda sacrificed for the signature ASD-trick. :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-24 16:47:34 by PinZa PinZa
excellent visuals and music.thanks.
rulez added on the 2010-08-25 08:03:21 by kyv kyv
now serious! this must be no1 ever .. if not..ask yourself why .. debris time is over
rulez added on the 2010-08-25 23:32:04 by -JANER- -JANER-
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 01:24:04 by sim sim
I want to see this one with Gloom music
added on the 2010-08-27 14:15:46 by xball xball
I second Trauma Zero.
But after watching it again, i must admit that this demo is technically & artistically impressive but i've again some "already seen from ASD" feelings.
Undersea scenes, transport theme, ribbons, moon/sun scenes... am i watching a remix of past demos of ASD or lifeforce v2.0 ?

You're talented for sure but i'm always waiting for some "fresh" ideas/effects from ASD.
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 20:14:49 by BackSpace BackSpace
By the way, for those complaining about the tank's cannon being between the bridge's girders. Well apart from the obvious answer that it's a demo showing things that don't necessarily belong to the realm of reality.. (like flying fish, trains - trees and a floating escher staircase construct inside a dollhouse, 4 clones of navis' silhouette on the Last Supper and a sun that goes "pling" ;), the tank when being submerged is moving forward on that also-reality-defying treadmill in the toystore display. Given that, it can very well turn its cannon to pass through the girders while being on the move.
added on the 2010-08-30 02:24:57 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
car transformation wow
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 03:24:55 by M77 M77
I just cheer for the musicians that dare to do something else then techno, trance and dnb (which there is tons of because it`s easy to do in high quality).

You Sir, are an idiot! There's never been anything easy about doing anything in "high quality". Not techno, not rock, not metal, not hiphop, not classical, not country, not.. you see where I'm going with this?
added on the 2010-08-30 16:23:00 by lug00ber lug00ber
Surreal one..
rulez added on the 2010-09-02 01:09:30 by T33 T33
Just amazing
rulez added on the 2010-09-02 01:43:54 by artanis artanis
A well done LifeForce 2 :)
rulez added on the 2010-09-03 00:58:02 by pista pista
Wow, what a ride. Visuals are top notch and the soundtrack rocks.
rulez added on the 2010-09-03 20:59:48 by firebug firebug
Scary yet I can't look away
rulez added on the 2010-09-05 14:48:04 by Inorix Inorix
I understand Life Force pretty well. It's one of my favorite demos, ever. This demo seems to try to continue the story, or at least somehow pick up where it left off, but I just can't get into it. It seems like it's TRYING to tell a story, but the message is so abstract that I can't follow it. In other words, it is not very accessible. I will try watching it again to see if I pick up on anything new, but it seems to me, that should not be required to understand.
added on the 2010-09-07 08:03:05 by HunsValen HunsValen
BTW... the soundtrack was okay, but why did you use that Leslie organ in the tank part? It kind of came out of nowhere...!
added on the 2010-09-07 08:26:54 by HunsValen HunsValen
hot. especially vehicle wobbling scene.
rulez added on the 2010-09-07 15:12:19 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2010-09-25 08:45:49 by Shatiaf Shatiaf
rulez added on the 2010-09-28 21:02:41 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
The soundtrack is going to get a new mix once Leviathan gets his new pod (hopefully very soon) =P
added on the 2010-09-29 07:07:34 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
dev·as·tat·ing Adjective /ˈdevəˌstātiNG/

1. Highly destructive, deforming or damaging

2. Causing severe and overwhelming shock, distress, or grief

3. Extremely impressive, effective, or attractive
rulez added on the 2010-09-30 22:24:53 by jhae jhae
aMUSIC, don't listen to them, the soundtrack is incredible
(butl yeah the "organ" sounds cheap)
added on the 2010-10-02 19:27:24 by yandexx yandexx
Why don`t replace the tune with some frogpop to satisfy everybody.
added on the 2010-10-02 19:44:18 by Zplex Zplex
really impressive, a bit random though
rulez added on the 2010-10-07 15:26:05 by msamurai msamurai
brilliant as always.
added on the 2010-10-07 17:47:49 by marsulpi marsulpi
Morphing is awesome, but I don't really like the track..
rulez added on the 2010-10-10 13:57:45 by nerv nerv
The music at the end, from where you see the house until it all ends is so amazing.
added on the 2010-10-20 10:21:59 by Soya Soya
Just unbelievable
rulezcdc added on the 2010-10-28 23:59:12 by Happy-H Happy-H
pros: the usual mind exploding ASD stuff.

cons: runs like smash coded it, maybe worse. seriously, 20fps at 1280x800 with a core2quad and GTX 280?
rulez added on the 2010-11-16 04:29:52 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
praetor_alpha: here it runs at constant 40fps+ at HD on a lowly ATI 4850... so...
added on the 2010-11-16 12:31:19 by Navis Navis
Navis: You're clearly doing something fishy (per NVIDIA's standards), as the demo crawls even on my GTX 480.
added on the 2010-11-16 12:37:59 by kusma kusma
I've noticed that it really depends on the time since you booted your pc. If you run the demo after a clean boot, it runs smooth for the first couple of runs. After that it goes like a slideshow. Same thing happens if you wait 30 minutes after the boot before you run it, and that's on a 285. Been trying to pinpoint why is this happening (happens with other OGL demos as well on occasion). Anyone has any idea?
added on the 2010-11-16 13:22:21 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
rebooting didn't help framerates here (usual 20-30fps at default settings). got the latest 260 drivers, same thing happened with the 197 ones. Weren't all the other ASD demos coded for a Geforce FX?
rulez added on the 2010-11-21 20:34:44 by medron medron
Kinda like it!
rulez added on the 2010-12-19 10:38:13 by eppogabber eppogabber
extremely cool
rulez added on the 2011-01-10 05:29:18 by hole hole
The best demo in 2010, the best art direction! absolutely fabulous demo...
Thanks ASD, I hope to see your next one soon !!!
rulez added on the 2011-01-31 21:28:58 by Rafale06 Rafale06
Awesome demo. Great fx.
rulez added on the 2011-02-06 04:13:59 by Negostrike Negostrike
Wow, this production is massive, rich of effects and things. Like it!
rulez added on the 2011-04-22 13:43:03 by SoDa7 SoDa7
monolithic production, great stuff!
rulez added on the 2011-06-12 07:05:39 by Gaia Gaia
wonderful music and design. My jaw dropped.
rulez added on the 2011-07-08 13:07:51 by zerkman zerkman
Sounded like Lifeforce pt2 :)
rulez added on the 2011-07-12 19:54:31 by Danguafer Danguafer
Thanks for this.
rulez added on the 2011-07-25 15:18:29 by numtek numtek
This is what art is.

Great concept, postmodernism-like cultural links, fantastic, really great image, awesome effects and first-class models. Y~EA~H!
rulez added on the 2011-07-25 16:20:56 by closed closed
rulez added on the 2011-07-31 19:07:43 by marsel84 marsel84

truly amazing. :D
rulez added on the 2011-08-10 01:50:51 by nazareno nazareno
Material shaders and transformation effects are completely ridiculous here!
rulez added on the 2011-09-05 20:13:10 by moozooh moozooh
Hello, unfortunately, the latest Nvidia drivers (like 285.62) give weird artifacts for thise demo !!! :-(
(same thing with "spin")
Could a "fix" be released?

many thanks !!!!

ASD rules !
rulez added on the 2011-12-12 18:30:05 by atlan atlan
What had to be said has been said, except for one big mistake:
You have misspellt glooms name.
rulez added on the 2012-02-02 04:07:53 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Whoa, this does not look right on a i7 w/ GTX 560 Ti. :( Still remember how awesome it was on my old hardware though.
rulez added on the 2012-03-30 19:34:07 by r0XX0r r0XX0r
This is *art*.
Now, my GPU is crying : 87C :(
rulez added on the 2012-04-01 20:09:23 by _JUL_ _JUL_
Geometry is all messed up on NV cards. From comments (atlan, r0XX0r), it has been for several months. Still rather poor framerate.
On most current drivers one can get.
added on the 2012-06-07 00:08:00 by las las
great - demo&music (Hitler's dreams (Volkswagen, tanks...) ? ;-)...)
rulez added on the 2012-06-10 02:30:57 by Shriggar Shriggar
Still not running right here. (301.42, GTX460)
added on the 2012-06-10 04:39:29 by phoenix phoenix
Back to sw rendering, folks.
added on the 2012-06-10 08:56:52 by tomaes tomaes
Fuck! I just transformed by sneaky cdc into a thumb up! This one is for you Navis.. Serve another ASD megademo in the future! And keep those 'inbetweens' comming to warm up the appetite! cheers!
rulez added on the 2012-07-29 12:25:05 by magic magic
Same issue here on my new 670, it's super screwed up :( was really looking forward to watching this again :)
added on the 2012-08-18 17:53:42 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
fuck up here too on the 680, 301.42.
added on the 2012-08-28 13:22:31 by zerkman zerkman
The new beta driver(306.2) doesn't resolve this issue either QQ.
added on the 2012-09-12 21:19:42 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
cheesy but has some great effects and transitions.
rulez added on the 2012-09-20 12:43:58 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
The new WHQL driver(306.97) doesn't resolve this issue either QQ. Would love an updated version that runs fine ASD :D as i guess NVidia changed some stuff.
added on the 2012-10-16 11:45:17 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
buggy stuff, crashes after decrunching.
sucks added on the 2012-10-16 12:57:18 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
This is what vertex shaders were invented for.
rulez added on the 2012-11-26 23:48:15 by rutra80 rutra80
Love it :)
rulez added on the 2012-11-27 00:02:34 by raizor raizor
Great morph effects. Amazing music.Definetly the best demo soundtrack of 2010.
rulez added on the 2012-12-25 22:17:07 by Hydrogen Hydrogen
Tested with new nvidia drivers (310.61) on my gtx 460...
Still doesn't work properly.
added on the 2013-01-06 20:39:22 by Frost Frost
Make that "(310.90)". :P
added on the 2013-01-06 20:44:23 by Frost Frost
They need to MODIFY the EXE. Something must have changed with drivers above 260.XX (?) and it's definitive.
added on the 2013-01-10 18:15:44 by atlan atlan
314.07 on GTX 660 and still broken.
added on the 2013-03-15 22:25:07 by ramon ramon
mega prod. But on my GTX 560 has broken poligons ... vory ugly lags and bugs . 301.43
rulez added on the 2013-04-04 19:57:47 by Darkman007/quite Darkman007/quite
If you have a 560 can't you use the r200 series drivers still? they should work fine afaik. It's only the r300 series which screw up. I'm just about to test the latest 314.22 but i'll only post if they work ;p i'm not expecting it :D
added on the 2013-04-13 10:45:50 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Truly awesome demo. Wanted to watch it again but I have the same issue many are reporting here with newer drivers. NVidia GTX-660.
rulez added on the 2013-04-15 07:18:43 by ngtflyer ngtflyer
A truly brilliant production. The soundtrack really carries the entire thing (I know, shoot me, but I really think it does) The progression almost makes me think of those amazing one-shot movies, where you have to admire the shere amount of stuff that can go wrong during such a long shot. That's not the case with this, ofcourse, but I really admire the clever ways you manage to connect each scene to the next. Really great and imaginative work!
rulez added on the 2013-07-25 09:50:36 by Punqtured Punqtured
rulez added on the 2013-07-25 13:05:38 by p01 p01
Hoped for a fixed version, but still broken with driver v331.65 on a GTX 660. A shame for such a great prod...released only 3 years ago.
added on the 2013-11-17 07:40:58 by ramon ramon
Glitchy geometry and artifacts on GTX 460M (driver version 331.82).
added on the 2014-01-11 09:41:54 by Cesar Cesar
youtube vid looks amazing :D

3d stuff looks all weird on w7 pc using GT 630.
added on the 2014-03-03 21:09:27 by Clyde Clyde
This feels like the sequel of iconoclast, love it <3
rulez added on the 2014-03-03 23:11:30 by xTr1m xTr1m
Such a shame it gltches so badly on new nvidia drivers - anyone managed to find a solution?
rulez added on the 2014-03-12 01:40:56 by caffeine_demon caffeine_demon
Alltime fav!!!!!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 01:20:57 by Gadler Gadler
Still broken on driver 335.23.

5Th best PC demo ever on Pouet, released only in 2010, and apparently will never be fixed. Sad :(
added on the 2014-04-28 21:15:41 by ramon ramon
great design and effects, but the music isnt really my taste
rulez added on the 2014-06-17 15:49:11 by mantratronic mantratronic
And finally looks good on the new nvidia driver!
added on the 2014-09-23 22:02:57 by stefa stefa
Magic! Fantastic! You are BEST!
rulez added on the 2014-10-14 19:13:52 by trefi trefi
<place for my next cdc>
rulez added on the 2015-01-19 01:08:14 by san_im san_im
How come I missed this prod? ASD delivers as always. Always so fresh, original and with very poetic visuals. Do like.
rulez added on the 2015-02-22 20:13:04 by kaoD kaoD
Now works with latest drivers 347.88!!! First time I saw that great demo in real time! And it was Nvidia broken drivers all along...
rulez added on the 2015-03-31 07:58:45 by ramon ramon
This is a masterpiece.
rulez added on the 2015-04-16 22:37:29 by rage rage
...still brilliant, timeless and wonderful.
rulez added on the 2015-04-16 22:59:46 by slayer slayer
They don't do demos like this anymore today...
rulez added on the 2015-06-26 23:30:01 by Kylearan Kylearan
Nice :)
rulez added on the 2015-09-21 08:16:00 by d5r d5r
Another ASD mindblowing prod - thus, another thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2015-11-15 16:51:20 by animehaus animehaus
Fantastic technology!
added on the 2016-01-17 22:37:22 by cxw cxw
a nice demo
rulez added on the 2016-03-09 17:41:27 by cce cce
rulez added on the 2016-06-03 19:26:51 by golem golem
With the nvidia glitches, this was really enjoyable and interesting.
rulez added on the 2016-06-09 11:08:11 by cupe cupe
Very good demo. A true classic like most pieces of ASD.
rulez added on the 2016-10-28 10:30:09 by Adok Adok
There's a VW Beetle in it so auto thumb up. :) Now make a demo which features the best German car ever which is, of course, the MK1 Golf GTI. :)

The demo is really awesome, excellent graphics, extremely fitting music which changes style whenever necessary and superb atmosphere. And hey, the demo even features scrollers. :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-28 10:58:30 by StingRay StingRay
Alittle bit torn on this one, probably because of a different music taste here, but some scenes felt way to rushed for me....

sure this one is epic as f*** and has awesome ideas visual-wise, but it could have been even better....still thumb for me though other ASD Demos felt way better for me
rulez added on the 2016-10-29 02:07:13 by Triace Triace
not sure if I wanna cry or laugh of happiness, or both at the same time
rulez added on the 2017-06-06 11:11:24 by natalia natalia
i want subscribe on this channel!
rulez added on the 2018-12-01 08:59:12 by rock rock
Both thumbs up
rulez added on the 2021-04-15 12:35:43 by kanzeon kanzeon
IMHO this is still the best ASD production, far better than the recent releases. A true masterpiece.
added on the 2023-06-27 14:23:09 by Adok Adok
Incredible!! Beautiful work of art!
rulez added on the 2024-03-19 05:13:24 by tom526 tom526
rulez added on the 2024-03-19 07:18:20 by Olympian Olympian

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