Bloc Us ! by benediction [web] & Brainstorm [web]
screenshot added by krusty on 2011-08-14 16:48:10
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release date : august 2011
release party : Evoke 2011
compo : wild demo
ranked : 9th
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popularity : 61%
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alltime top: #4079
added on the 2011-08-14 16:48:10 by krusty krusty

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Apparently, there's not batman in it...
added on the 2011-08-14 19:02:10 by baah baah
No batman, but almost only first time effect on cpc (almost fullscreen kaleidoscope, almost fullscreen plasma, almost fullscreen rotozoom in 16 colors)...
added on the 2011-08-14 19:44:07 by krusty krusty
Thumb down for releasing these effects before Vanity!!! :)
And thumb up for being so active and bringing a fresh wind on the CPC scene. My only disappointment is the lack of finitions (same problem than Les Experts or Still the Bests!), I'm really attentive to that... Then: very cool to see that you level of code is rising, but take you time for the finitions of Wake Up!
rulez added on the 2011-08-14 19:48:02 by Hicks Hicks
rulez added on the 2011-08-14 20:35:23 by m0d m0d
no batman!
sucks added on the 2011-08-14 21:42:23 by Iapetus Iapetus
Cool demo. Trakmo... music loader... nice effects and it automatically repeats itself. Yay :)!!!
rulez added on the 2011-08-14 22:14:56 by Octoate Octoate
Enjoyed it. Also, ended up way too low.
rulez added on the 2011-08-14 22:16:00 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2011-08-14 23:52:20 by SiR SiR
@octoate: There is no musical loader ;) Everything is loaded at the beginning of the demo.

added on the 2011-08-15 00:02:00 by krusty krusty
nice music !
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 01:46:18 by porno-UZI porno-UZI
Yeeeehh congrats to Ultrasyd for the music, it's really well structured, any luck to get it somewhere else?

Code-side, it's really a proof a great progress from you Krusty, and as Hicks already pointed it out I would say I would have expected some kind of polishing.

Message to fullscreen coders : now that you proved you mastered line-to-line splitting for 2D effects (it was about time, Backtro went out in 2003 after all !) - I find it a bit redondant, I would love to see some kind of variations, not in the FX itself but in the way it's shown - cf, I know displaying a logo on top of the effect is impossible, but impossible is challenging, right? :) or on the left/right vertical side, .. whatever.

Anyway, future is promising, great work in a quite small delay !
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 01:49:28 by norecess norecess
whata alpha c said
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 01:53:25 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
I think you meant "block us!" right ?
added on the 2011-08-15 01:55:55 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
I liked it, especially the music.
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 02:59:50 by stfsux stfsux
Nice job ! Music is awesome, graphics designed with an uncommon fashion for CPC, and code is clever. Just some lakes of polishing (transitions and the demo stops before the end of the tune), but I can understand why. And, ohhh, the vertical scrolltext is unreadable too :-).
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 08:44:49 by tometjerry tometjerry
@hitchhikr: Of course it is supposed to be 'Block us!'
More info about the name in the nfo file
added on the 2011-08-15 10:06:32 by krusty krusty
Nice, even without batman. ;)
The music kicks ass!
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 12:59:55 by baah baah
One more demo for Amstrad CPC is cool ! Especially with the soundtrack of Ultrasyd !!! : )
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 14:59:54 by ViThor ViThor
Fast coded. Fast finished... Stranges colours. Argh !
Just some lakes of polishing (c) Tom&Jerry :)
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 15:14:38 by Beb Beb
Very nice CPC demo, the soundtrack by Ultrasyd is awesome! Very well done guys!
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 17:23:25 by FishGuy876 FishGuy876
It didn't quite do it for me. Kind of like "the effects are just thrown in one after the other". Great code, obviously, ace tune and nice graphics but they don't really blend together.
@Norecess : the soundtrack can be found here : http://ultrasyd.free.fr/Tracks/blocus.rar
added on the 2011-08-15 19:29:10 by ultrasyd ultrasyd
for doing the CPC
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 19:45:01 by decca decca
For some reason it loads in winape32 and then stays there in the red screen. I might try tomorrow on my real CPC. From what I have seen in the live footage so far I like what is there. I think there is enough nice stuff to watch, can't wait to see it on the real thing.
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 23:38:41 by Optimus Optimus
Well, after "Bloc us!" and "Still the bests!", we can say that Krusty did the first fullscreen (or almost) rotozoom in one frame on CPC.

I think there are rumors that Vanity is doing a new demo with some similar rotozoom, So the rush to be the first to release the effect and make a little history is justified, but in return we have an unpolished demo (although a great job for only one month).

About the demo, I like the technical side and attitude (specially the point of self-criticism, which I think is very constructive). Gfx and music are cool also (nice rhino drawing :), but, IMO, the lack of polish is the biggest drag, and reduces the overall feeling of quality. Anyway, a great contribution to the CPC scene, and congrats to all involved!
rulez added on the 2011-08-16 02:22:24 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
thanks a lot for submitting the first cpc demo at evoke!
this should have ranked much higher....
rulez added on the 2011-08-16 17:06:45 by dipswitch dipswitch
could have been better (i.e. looks unfinished), but some cool code and music..
rulez added on the 2011-08-18 19:53:42 by toxie toxie
High quality video capture from a real machine here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe3x6fC1slg
added on the 2011-08-18 21:30:25 by krusty krusty
Rather fresh :)
rulez added on the 2011-08-21 21:06:32 by PulkoMandy PulkoMandy
Great tune, nice graphics, fullscreen effects. Everything was gathered to make a great demo, but there is no direction and polishing. I hope you'll work these points for your next prod and it will be for sure a must! However, Amstrad at Evoke is very cool! Keep the spirit Benediction!
added on the 2011-08-22 17:56:25 by toms toms
rulez added on the 2011-08-22 18:46:10 by Buckethead Buckethead
Great stuff. Too bad it looks rushed.
rulez added on the 2011-08-22 19:47:03 by p01 p01
nice :)
rulez added on the 2011-09-22 13:33:17 by las las
Real hardware output video: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe3x6fC1slg[\url] to better enjoy the show
added on the 2011-09-22 13:43:14 by krusty krusty
Notable effects and a soundtrack that fits like a glove, although some of the graphics could be better.
rulez added on the 2012-04-15 14:52:06 by cngsoft cngsoft
Fullscreen is life, rest is details !
And nice music by Ultrasyd
rulez added on the 2012-10-13 12:31:47 by Strider Strider
added on the 2013-06-06 14:32:44 by krusty krusty
A bit unpolished demo but, anyway, great code and cool music.
rulez added on the 2014-03-10 02:09:50 by ham ham
loved the music.
rulez added on the 2014-07-21 03:03:35 by iks iks
like it, especially caleidioscope
rulez added on the 2014-07-21 07:04:11 by g0blinish g0blinish
A big effort for all the full screens, but blocky pixels sucks ;)
rulez added on the 2017-10-06 09:38:12 by roudoudou roudoudou
Missing thumb (thanks roud'!).
Actually this "thumb up" goes to the most active demo-group on Amstrad CPC since 2000. Respect.
rulez added on the 2017-10-06 11:03:56 by Overflow Overflow
Really nice! Proper demos for CPC are always welcome!
rulez added on the 2018-12-15 17:34:01 by SuTeKH/Epyteor SuTeKH/Epyteor
rulez added on the 2019-05-14 23:06:51 by faraday faraday
Sweet stuff!
rulez added on the 2019-12-30 14:10:14 by spkr spkr
rulez added on the 2022-05-26 14:05:58 by Blast! Blast!

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