westside twiddly by Aardbei [web]
screenshot added by bhead on 2002-04-02 11:32:50
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release date : april 2002
release party : Mekka & Symposium 2002
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 5th
  • 70
  • 16
  • 5
popularity : 64%
  • 0.71
alltime top: #1605
added on the 2002-04-02 11:32:49 by bhead bhead

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aardbei gone 'sonnet' way.
added on the 2002-04-02 11:35:47 by bhead bhead
Really goodlooking intro, camera movement synched with sound effect that fits really well, and that last effect with that kinda melted 3d object is superb.

Should have got 2nd place. Great work.
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 11:36:19 by Wain Wain
Props to that final scene. Too much sonnet for me the rest of the time.
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 11:42:25 by Shifter Shifter
this is better than sonnet and yet slightly borring. thanks for the greetings :-)
ugh.. to boring to my tastes, but it looks rather nice.... the particles in the beginning were great
added on the 2002-04-02 12:06:08 by fractalgp fractalgp
just disappointing...
sucks added on the 2002-04-02 12:43:39 by tomaes tomaes
nice blob. I forget the rest.. I've seen so many prods lately.
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 17:23:46 by bigcheese bigcheese
great intro, one of my favourite 64k's.
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 20:20:51 by neon neon
very good job! Some parts were quite boring, some were not. That liquid-thing is just awesome
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 20:22:56 by dairos dairos
wanders around in circle without never giving any hints of going anywhere.
sucks added on the 2002-04-02 20:33:40 by _-_-__ _-_-__
that wasn't a greet, rasmus :)
Great but damn slow here...
rulez added on the 2002-04-03 02:37:10 by T$ T$
Very nice intro, should have placed better
added on the 2002-04-03 03:48:02 by Crest Crest
Very nice intro. Should have benn ranked higher.
rulez added on the 2002-04-04 12:39:05 by jb jb
Great intro.
Nice blobs and fog effect.
However, It was better to make it common about both the sides of a screen.
An eye becomes bad.;)
added on the 2002-04-09 18:22:47 by got got
After having leeched and watched all 64k intro entries of ms2k+2, I really can't understand why this one didn't place 3rd at least, perhaps even 2nd. I like it very much. Have watched it perhaps 5 or 6 times now and still find it enjoyable. I like the theme of the prod, like travelling to foreign planets and stuff. The music is great also ('specially @ the greetings screen imho). Only con: that last scene with the blob-thingy is a bit too long, but that doesn't change anything about the following fact: This Ruuulleeezz!!! :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-10 21:09:45 by Blackspawn Blackspawn
Iz ok, a little slow. Really liked the sphere deforms
added on the 2002-04-11 02:44:27 by aancsiid aancsiid
Blackspawn, thank you :)
added on the 2002-04-11 12:08:13 by steffo steffo
Great job rob : i hope ile will wake up one day and to meet oiyse one day : any way u really rule
rulez added on the 2002-04-11 12:40:10 by nytrik nytrik
Hm, don't know. LOTS of nice stuff, but nothing really breathtaking, and all seeming a bit unfinished and thrown together... I'll stick with ok I think.
added on the 2002-04-11 15:09:32 by ryg ryg
Really great 64k from aardbei again! Still remember that ass-kickin' 'Please the cookie thing' as well of course...

This one's best scenes are definitely the starting one with the 'sparks' flying around...looks really great.
Also that later scene with the landscape and the sparks moving towards that crater is brilliant looking and very stylish...

The last part looks great as well but is kept on screen too long and starts getting boring a bit after that long time.

I really disliked it that this 64k wasn't ranked higher on the MS2k2 results in the end. #5 was definitely too low for such a very nice coding-piece like this.
Would have rated fr-022 (ein.schlag) much lower as it was much more 'just a click-together of some routines with boom-boom uninspired music'-production though. It surely looked funny when seen first on the big screen though...but it wasn't really impressing later on when watching for the second time...

But Aardbei's here _definitely_ keeps its attraction and style...
Would have liked to see that one within the first 3 ranks though...

Anyways...much typing...now tired! ;-)


...Looking forward to the next Aardbei production...!
rulez added on the 2002-04-13 02:26:59 by Weasel Weasel
Very well indeed. Lots of particles, nice blob at the end and the morphing sphere is impressive. The music is quite nice too. The final greet is rather cheesy imho and should have been left out :-)
rulez added on the 2002-04-13 15:42:57 by moT moT
sucks added on the 2002-04-14 01:36:53 by fgfgf fgfgf
oyise > thats what our graphicians always say.. tho they mean it ;D
added on the 2002-04-14 01:45:53 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
One of my favs from Mekka (hmmm, maybe 2nd or 3rd)
rulez added on the 2002-04-14 05:10:46 by Nezbie Nezbie
Mot, you are not rasmus, so shut up ^_^

oys: hey, don't
yeah, don't, 'cos this intro rulez! the blob thingy is one of the effects i haven't seen this way...

but why does this ask from me whether i'm rasmus or not, when i'm not? :))
rulez added on the 2002-04-15 19:23:51 by Gargaj Gargaj
because i am? :-D
There is something wrong from my humble viewpoint... design related... maybe, but, since I'm not sure... hm, blah, nice intro 8P
added on the 2002-04-15 20:59:18 by Zafio Zafio
yay, some nifty stuff in this. Needs more fish, though :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-15 22:32:02 by golrien golrien
This is simply stunning! Not quite Heaven 7, but I'd say it was the next best thing. Hard to believe so much atmosphere can be packed into 64k.

I guess it could have been more consistent without the glowing particle scenes. Regardless of this, I still consider this my favourite release at this year's Mekka.
rulez added on the 2002-05-08 02:15:32 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
I'd just like to add that the music in this intro is outstanding, containing more atmosphere, melody and variation than most 10mb+ demo tracks.
added on the 2002-05-23 01:16:46 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
ile: I am not defending rasmus, I am sure he is perfectly capable of doing that himself! :-) It's just that it felt like a joke you heard so many times that it's not a joke anymore. My two cents, of course.

btw, it's moT :-P
added on the 2002-07-27 01:23:45 by moT moT
Yeah that's what i said... Mot
hadn't i commented this already? it's a nice one indeed. haven't watched this intro since mekka but as i remember it was one of the highlights in the competition together with fr-019 and pk is not dead. one word: atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2002-07-27 03:44:37 by melw melw
i think that this intro should have won the compo.
rulez added on the 2002-07-30 12:45:34 by kusma kusma
Anyone got the music in some winamp-compatible form?
added on the 2002-09-25 11:01:27 by Gargaj Gargaj
Watched this again just now. Forgot how good it was. Lush particles, rich textures, and tasty blobby treats. Everything looks really round, and it all has this sort-of hand-drawn quality.

And that tune... That tune is the product of a warped mind. Respect. I'm going to rezip this and send it to my email massive, before I fall asleep.
rulez added on the 2002-10-01 18:18:13 by MoebiusMindstate MoebiusMindstate
thank you ... that was amazing

rulez added on the 2002-11-13 22:43:36 by Zzed Zzed
xtra gfx, xtra muzax, xtra fx
rulez added on the 2002-12-10 22:10:50 by sokoban sokoban
Should have ranked higher :D
rulez added on the 2003-01-07 23:10:12 by shash shash
hmmm.. kinda dull.. features one of the longest decrunching screens ever! (fortunately there's an option to get around that but then it's no longer a 64k).. beautiful particle effects.. good modeling and blobby things.. nice mood.. a few good 2d effects (wished there were more).. nice music.. well, nice except for the kick drum which is much too loud and sustains too long thereby really detracting from the rest of the composition.. just a matter of opinion i guess but it almost ruined the prod for me :)
rulez added on the 2003-01-08 07:26:31 by dyscotopia dyscotopia

amazingly beautiful space scenes! also some landscapes and underwater and ofcourse spiky object & co look rather cool. on the other hand, muzik is weird and that doesnt mean good this time, not at all, also i cant catch any particular vibe going thru intro.

thumb up for the space and work involved
+ its all unbelievably smooth on my lame-ass-computor

rulez added on the 2003-02-12 07:27:14 by raver raver
could someone please tell me why this intro didn't win..?
rulez added on the 2003-11-15 23:13:37 by gloom gloom
it s ok, there s good things. but nothing really amazing...
added on the 2003-11-16 09:58:13 by vagus vagus
Great space scenes!
Bouncing melodic techno beat rulez!
I wish it had returned to the techno part by the end...
They are coming
rulez added on the 2003-11-18 17:52:47 by crusader crusader
Nice demo with lots of mathematics but fux0red up while running.
go rob go
rulez added on the 2003-12-07 13:29:18 by sagacity sagacity
lots of content but its ugly
sucks added on the 2003-12-07 13:50:49 by shadez shadez
gloom, coz poemtoahorse - rulezzz!!! :o)

respect to aardbei. Great work!
rulez added on the 2003-12-07 15:08:17 by zeebr zeebr
good ofcourse.
rulez added on the 2004-01-30 09:09:16 by superplek superplek
Horrible music.
sucks added on the 2004-01-30 11:54:13 by sofokles sofokles
Has its moments.. The particles at the start were good looking.. I also liked the rubber spikeball (wish the tentacles were longer though).

Most other stuff in the intro looks a bit flat (not enough contrast?) and the colour choice was not to my tastes... and now a message to everybody who wants to do a water effect... SHALLOW WATER IS NOT LIGHT BLUE!!!!! ;) It is not hardcore rgb blue either.. when are people going to learn? :) The water in swimmigpools tend to be blue, because the bottom of the pool is blue..
added on the 2004-01-30 17:17:35 by loaderror loaderror
Then how come all those pictures of coral reefs show light blue water?
(Technically, it's the water reflecting the blue sky, and the sky is blue because of the absorption and diffraction of light in large quantities of Oxygen.)
added on the 2004-01-30 19:35:08 by crusader crusader
it's ok. watch eastside works instead.
added on the 2004-04-06 01:00:15 by zinger zinger
the product, aardbei style
rulez added on the 2004-04-07 06:07:45 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Good underwater-effects.
rulez added on the 2004-05-16 21:04:15 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
very very nice! good work
rulez added on the 2004-05-16 21:30:14 by m3nt0r m3nt0r
rulez added on the 2004-08-05 04:45:23 by legalize legalize
This is a really nice aardbei intro. The music rules, the textures and the landscapes are sooo smooth, and even the generic demo blobs are interesting!
rulez added on the 2004-10-09 01:48:55 by s_tec s_tec
rulez added on the 2005-05-08 16:49:36 by las las
Some nice fx.
rulez added on the 2005-06-01 11:53:52 by bdk bdk
RULEZZZZZ !!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2005-10-26 11:24:20 by wie8 wie8
ROB si good coder
rulez added on the 2005-10-26 12:02:02 by apricot apricot
this is a strange one..
sometimes you think the whole thing stinks; with terrible music and effects (blobs, spirals) that anyone can do.
othertimes (like volcano and ending) both music and effects are just damn fine.
too fine for the pig; as is the overall polishness.. thumbsup
rulez added on the 2005-11-14 03:09:19 by Gaia Gaia
Amazingly exelent ;P
Great music, it even has a lot of BASS! I love the goo in the end.
rulez added on the 2006-01-04 03:00:59 by xernobyl xernobyl
"Here they come"
Great 64k. Great soundtrack by Steffo; especially the greetz part rulez, rocks, hard, whatever :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-15 15:01:40 by flexi flexi
I really enjoyed this...i think that Steffo music is great,like always!
Ah,and aardbei style rules!
rulez added on the 2006-03-15 21:52:43 by orb orb
good one
rulez added on the 2006-03-16 02:32:33 by parcelshit parcelshit
great demo
some good ideas in there
music is good but the sample selection sux
pulled it of in the end with some good visual selection/sync
rulez added on the 2006-03-16 06:13:21 by itchie itchie
nice blobs. i love "here they come" part as well.
rulez added on the 2006-03-18 11:04:48 by anesthetic anesthetic
rulez a lottt
rulez added on the 2006-05-10 12:26:33 by elgado elgado
Aardbei... great as always :)
rulez added on the 2006-06-06 11:03:46 by ekoli ekoli
better of the things you call 64k intros. bla.
added on the 2006-07-07 02:34:55 by fgfgf fgfgf
I liked the music and some effects and sync.
rulez added on the 2007-08-09 00:55:17 by Optimus Optimus
Probably my favourite intro of all time. It has everything: great code, design, atmosphere and one hell of a tune!
rulez added on the 2008-01-26 09:12:35 by Wade Wade
This one has got the same good feel about it as H7. Maybe I should look through all 64k's released at Mekka/Symposium. :D
rulez added on the 2008-01-26 09:37:54 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
this one was so fuckin intensiv. iloved the mood
rulez added on the 2008-04-28 00:24:10 by relias abardon relias abardon
rulez added on the 2008-06-09 14:38:08 by RRROAR RRROAR
Very cool!

Too bad I can't run it these days, get a problem with D3D 8 when I start it on Vista x64 w/ATI.
rulez added on the 2008-08-07 13:30:18 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2009-02-19 21:37:28 by Maissi Maissi
rulez added on the 2009-05-22 15:43:29 by raer raer
This is probably one of the most underrated intros ever. Steffo rulez. ( for his amazing music + softsynth ).
rulez added on the 2009-06-14 19:07:19 by scg_ scg_
CrossProduct - thanks for the youtube !
rulez added on the 2009-06-14 19:25:56 by lsl lsl
rulez added on the 2009-06-14 19:35:25 by Alpha C Alpha C
Still love this.
rulez added on the 2009-06-26 22:04:48 by 4mat 4mat
nice, but very little contrast in most of the parts.
rulez added on the 2009-06-26 22:49:29 by rudi rudi
Jesus, I've never thumbed this? Good stuff and a great party memory!
rulez added on the 2009-09-06 20:28:50 by okkie okkie
rulez added on the 2009-12-12 01:55:02 by blala blala
It worth thumb up.
rulez added on the 2010-08-01 16:05:56 by closed closed
This was a nice suprise, good effects, camera movement, solid graphics and a cool thumping tune.
rulez added on the 2011-09-01 19:12:24 by Zplex Zplex
rulez added on the 2011-12-07 19:54:38 by Frequent Frequent
One of the best demos ever.
rulez added on the 2012-08-02 09:42:45 by Nsimaod Nsimaod
Ah, found it! The first demo I ever saw!
rulez added on the 2016-06-06 20:08:12 by golem golem
i want to know more about rob!
rulez added on the 2016-06-06 21:12:55 by Pablo Escrollbar Pablo Escrollbar
The last demo I just saw. Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2016-06-06 22:02:20 by Emod Emod
Maali: you don't get tired of this shit, do you?
added on the 2016-06-06 22:50:43 by golem golem
lovely one
Not bad one.
added on the 2019-10-25 21:00:56 by vdr vdr
wait I never commented on this?
lot's of content and awesome music! scenes are dragged a bit too long in the end, I guess they run out of time - all in all it aged well
rulez added on the 2021-01-23 17:27:51 by v3nom v3nom

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