Machine by Ümlaüt Design [web]
screenshot added by Tomoya on 2012-04-09 22:31:22
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release date : april 2012
release party : Revision 2012
compo : pc demo
ranked : 10th
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popularity : 59%
  • 0.80
alltime top: #3830
  • Gargaj Gargaj [Code, graphics, music]
added on the 2012-04-09 22:24:57 by Tomoya Tomoya

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Well, the textures and polycount scream 1999, but the direction is there! And the music is awesome. <3
rulez added on the 2012-04-09 22:25:55 by Tomoya Tomoya
Modelling/texturing seems quite out-of-date, but it was probably the demo with the nicest ideas and edits in the entire compo. The music is great too - should have placed WAY higher.
rulez added on the 2012-04-09 22:39:27 by gloom gloom
Visually not too good but the direction is spot on so I'll just thumb that up.
rulez added on the 2012-04-09 23:11:58 by noby noby
a couple of good effects in there but please get a 3d modeller if you want to do these kind of norwegian demos gargaj
added on the 2012-04-10 00:31:20 by psenough psenough
what gloom said. also, missed some interesting details because I was craning my neck around peoples' heads, which is not his fault. soaprobot is a cutie.
rulez added on the 2012-04-10 00:39:36 by neu / metoikos neu / metoikos
What a deception but i found it horrible, sorry :(
sucks added on the 2012-04-10 02:08:23 by BackSpace BackSpace
Loved the mercury cubes, that one looked cool, and the trademark tight sync is there. But as ps wrote, this kind of content would need to have more quality to be appreciated.
added on the 2012-04-10 03:08:24 by zoom zoom
Impressive amount of work for a one man prod.

The look is often dull or inconsistent (hard edges, noise textures...), but the direction is solid and shows a lot of care.
rulez added on the 2012-04-10 03:19:37 by Zavie Zavie
what noby said
rulez added on the 2012-04-10 09:53:53 by wullon wullon
great music. Those metaballcubes <3.
+ what the others said about some aspects of the rendering.

Ahh and I like the nicely synced use of the blur in the robotarm scene!
rulez added on the 2012-04-10 10:17:06 by las las
Honestly, I liked it better than the Panda Cube demo. Good direction and sync.
rulez added on the 2012-04-10 15:57:25 by phoenix phoenix
Awesome production! Ümlaüt Design has always been an inspiration for me!

The very first production I have seen from you was: Structure 2: Sequence. This production is the one that triggered me, wanting to have good music synchronization in our demo's.

rulez added on the 2012-04-10 16:32:29 by spiked-maniac spiked-maniac
spiked-maniac: i'm assuming you're from edge of panic? :) i was really flattered by your demo, thank you for that - be sure to find me at the party next time! :D
added on the 2012-04-10 16:56:50 by Gargaj Gargaj
Instathumb for the TB-303 :P the lasercameramonstermachine made me laugh :)
rulez added on the 2012-04-10 17:21:08 by -SP- -SP-
what tomoya said
Very bad rendering, even an AGA demo looks better but the demo flow, synchronisation is very nice.
added on the 2012-04-10 17:36:53 by Cj Cj
Great one-man show.
rulez added on the 2012-04-10 17:53:51 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Nah, I usually don't complain that something feels old but this feels old ;D. Not bad but I've seen it before.
added on the 2012-04-10 21:01:52 by elfan elfan
Gargaj: Yes next time we have to meet!!

When I saw your name on the big screen I was like: WOW YEAH a Demo from Ümlaüt Design!!
Good sync! :)
rulez added on the 2012-04-11 19:44:04 by morten morten
gloom +1
rulez added on the 2012-04-11 19:51:19 by thec thec
gloom, you just opened my eyes, that actually is some of the best in the whole compo, idea and sync wise .. talking about the graphics on the other hand, that kinda gets in the way of all the nice things.
rulez added on the 2012-04-11 20:03:11 by dwarf dwarf
thumb for pulling it off alone and the music!
rulez added on the 2012-04-11 20:09:43 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Sync and flow are quite good indeed, but there are 10 year old 4ks that have better 3d meshes than this. The funny little toaster mech with its puny little line laser is just so nonthreatening looking, I don't know if the comedic effect is intended or not. ;)
added on the 2012-04-11 21:39:58 by tomaes tomaes
i always like good synced stuff :)
rulez added on the 2012-04-11 22:06:04 by gopher gopher
tomaes: the idea was to make him look "a bit goofy", so yeah. :)
added on the 2012-04-11 23:26:44 by Gargaj Gargaj
totally underrated prod!!

perhaps it looks like a bit like early 2000's pc demoscene (<- /me likes) but the music/sync/camera/whole direction is really neat!
that what happen when the coder is also the musician :D

well done Gargaj! I want MOAR!
rulez added on the 2012-04-11 23:56:44 by rez rez
I second Rez on the "totally underrated prod!!"-comment!
rulez added on the 2012-04-12 00:04:07 by response response
Bad ass sync, well put together demo. Soundtrack blatantly rocks! Course it does it's frikin g man! Anyone else notice the unstable label logo sprayed on the wall ;)
rulez added on the 2012-04-12 00:26:23 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Definitely underrated. The "factory theme" might be a bit unappealing for some people, but I think the execution was pretty good. A lot more stuff happening in this demo than most of the other prods. Also, the music is spot on.
rulez added on the 2012-04-12 02:39:43 by enex enex
Where's the dam soundtrack?
added on the 2012-04-12 15:10:11 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
In the dam demo! \:D/
added on the 2012-04-13 21:40:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2012-04-13 22:53:37 by Alpha C Alpha C
Very enjoyable!
rulez added on the 2012-04-14 16:38:43 by Mystra Mystra
I love the metacube-snake and especially that cube with the growing "spikes". But I do not like the modelling that much, especially the robot in the screenshot looks quite, well...
rulez added on the 2012-04-18 06:31:52 by chock chock
love the music, camera moves and some fx
rulez added on the 2012-04-18 08:01:34 by elfh elfh
really nice sync-work.
solid industrial feeling.
too short tho.
missing climax.
rulez added on the 2012-06-16 17:10:00 by ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon. ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon.
Well done!
rulez added on the 2012-06-18 07:09:43 by eppogabber eppogabber
thumbs up for direction and sync but music wasn't so good.
rulez added on the 2012-08-02 10:38:55 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
What rez said ! :)
rulez added on the 2012-08-02 11:42:56 by xtrium xtrium
Oh - I actually never rated this. It's one of only a couple of demo-entries I recall from that compo. I found the direction really cool, and I'm sure music was created to fit the idea and not the other way around. Really makes the prod stand out as a whole. Others already stated the obvious, such as: Massive amount of work, fantastic soundtrack, great direction etc.
rulez added on the 2012-08-02 23:44:32 by Punqtured Punqtured
I'm sure music was created to fit the idea and not the other way around.

Nope, the track was (half) made around 2007(?) as a simple sound test.
added on the 2012-08-03 00:37:24 by Gargaj Gargaj
Nice prod!
rulez added on the 2012-08-03 00:47:16 by LLB LLB
rulez added on the 2012-08-21 16:12:12 by dafuq dafuq
fear the lazorboter
rulez added on the 2012-11-18 00:21:33 by T$ T$
that's a very nice one! modelling could use some (loads of) polishing but overall, great sync and flow.

and yeah, normal capture anyone? don't have a windows machine to watch this on so even though live captures are cool i just cant decide if it needs more bass or it's all there, cut off by the camera's mic
rulez added on the 2013-04-20 12:15:54 by RRROAR RRROAR
This one has that special something. :D
rulez added on the 2014-06-22 21:02:24 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Na de ez k**va jo am.
rulez added on the 2014-07-04 22:17:50 by aha aha
rulez added on the 2014-09-18 16:51:26 by Charlie Charlie
I see a tribute to Debris and Portal Process prods here

on the minus side:
- it looks dated (but why?)

on the plus side:
- I love the syncs
- I love when the scene and music go reverse for a while
- the metacubes
- it looks dated (but why?)

Sigh, want a bulleted list? :/
added on the 2019-05-12 21:08:12 by Gargaj Gargaj
I like it, especially the music.
rulez added on the 2019-05-12 21:32:25 by Sir Sir
Great tune and nice sync. Late thumb is late.
rulez added on the 2019-05-12 21:37:13 by StingRay StingRay
lol :D

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