Livin' in a box by Cybernetic Genetics
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release date : june 2012
release party : @party 2012
compo : combined demo
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popularity : 60%
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alltime top: #8910
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quite ugly, sorry.
sucks added on the 2012-06-22 11:13:52 by psenough psenough
it may be ugly but its a linux demo! surely you have to more forgiving on the design side when it comes to linux coders
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 11:47:28 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
video please :D
To run it you
need an OpenGL 4.1 capable card.

Asking to much for me. Video please.
added on the 2012-06-22 15:45:30 by xernobyl xernobyl
Youtube link:
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 16:08:06 by grass666 grass666
visuals are not the best but quite okay. nice tune and somehow a nice overall feeling. really liked the last scene.
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 16:16:57 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
not a blockbuster, but enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 16:25:22 by pista pista
i see what they were going for but somewhere the "hey this looks worse than prince of persia 1 sprites scaled to 1080p"-bell should've rung
added on the 2012-06-22 16:55:19 by superplek superplek
amiga did it better 20 years ago :(
sucks added on the 2012-06-22 17:05:35 by post malone post malone
While this will not win a price for technical achievement, I like the "protagonist" thats followed through the demo.
Also, nice soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 18:18:56 by urs urs
w32 port (with binary) here: https://github.com/Gargaj/livin_in_a_box

The demo itself has a bunch of great ideas, but the look needs a lot of work.
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 18:41:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
Meh... despite some nice music (though a bit repetitive) and a good idea with the falling letters.
added on the 2012-06-22 18:42:46 by BackSpace BackSpace
the music saved it.
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 20:15:42 by panic panic
My thoughts: Not technically impressive. Not toooooo bad. Ok concept and some interesting ideas. But 22 megs for this?
I don't know. Pig it is.
added on the 2012-06-22 20:15:49 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
did you people use kinect for this?
added on the 2012-06-22 20:20:59 by panic panic
sucks added on the 2012-06-22 22:57:18 by xTr1m xTr1m
Better then i thought....
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 23:05:04 by Zplex Zplex
like it
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 23:34:28 by bodo^rab bodo^rab
a couple of good ideas that deserved a better execution. as it is, it's rather ugly and boring.
added on the 2012-06-22 23:34:37 by Alpha C Alpha C
What Alpha C said.
added on the 2012-06-22 23:53:16 by xernobyl xernobyl
\o/ imadom :)
rulez added on the 2012-06-22 23:53:44 by aha aha
Love than guy in the box :D
rulez added on the 2012-06-23 00:04:37 by Buckethead Buckethead
It is entertaining. Up fot that
added on the 2012-06-23 01:31:54 by nytrik nytrik
Thanks for the Win port, Gargaj.

This starts an odd trend of Hungarian demos entered in American parties, that either a) were not shown at Revision (Das Experiment) or b) use mocap (Moove).

Other than the animated figures, I didn't see much in the way of effects.. given the focus was on them, I was disappointed by the missing triangles. The dot-face and hands toward the end was real cool, was that a 3d object or did you capture a pin-box somehow? Music was good quality, but repetitive.. so, it's okay.
added on the 2012-06-23 01:33:19 by phoenix phoenix
+ for the concept but it fails on the side of execution and design.
added on the 2012-06-23 02:17:50 by ok3anos ok3anos
This looks like an ASD demo written in QBasic mixed with some early 2000 era photoshop gfx and 1990s demopop trance. :)
added on the 2012-06-23 06:47:34 by tomaes tomaes
Obvious nod to ASD, but I liked it.
rulez added on the 2012-06-23 08:43:54 by Gmitts Gmitts
added on the 2012-06-23 12:23:08 by las las
I like some of the ideas. However, I don't understand why the guy flickers. Don't know if it's a bug or it's supposed to look like that. Either way, it's bad. The music is rather 90s-like, but given the fact that there wasn't restrictions in size, I think at least the drums could have been a bit better. But all that aside, it's a nice and enjoyable production, that I'm sure you put a lot of time and effort into making. So a weak thumb up on my part.
rulez added on the 2012-06-23 13:08:51 by Punqtured Punqtured
Somehow reminded me a bit of Lost Blubb, both soundwise and effects. Would give thumbs up without that triangle bug in the characters.
added on the 2012-06-23 13:15:24 by evil evil
Ah what the hell, being reminded of Lost Blubb is well enough for a thumb. :)
rulez added on the 2012-06-23 13:16:00 by evil evil
Sie sollten sich was Shamen.
sucks added on the 2012-06-23 13:29:17 by SiR SiR
Holy crap, it is a dead ringer for Lost Blubb!
rulez added on the 2012-06-23 13:47:07 by CiH CiH
Some nice ideas but design was practically non-existent. Also WTF, OpenGL 4?
Not impressive, backgrounds don't display, make something more impressive next time.
sucks added on the 2012-06-24 01:13:55 by FreeFull FreeFull
cool for me ! liked it, even if some lacks in color made in characters i mean painting is buggy. but cool done, the creation way is done, after all it needs more impressive effects but cool to see and try a new demo on linux ! so thumb up :)
rulez added on the 2012-06-24 01:48:26 by yogibeer yogibeer
Tomaes is near truth..
added on the 2012-06-24 02:10:16 by Emod Emod
surely you have to more forgiving on the design side when it comes to linux coders

Why? I have to agree with the general sentiment here. It should be tighter, some of the colors are more than questionable and tomaes pretty much nailed the rest, but there's still a lot of good stuff there, liket he concept with the protagonist and the falling letters .
added on the 2012-06-24 10:57:46 by Preacher Preacher
I' dont like the graphics... I don't like the effects... Th music is so so....... sorry
sucks added on the 2012-06-25 05:02:47 by Pandafox Pandafox
cool music, but unpolished visuals
rulez added on the 2012-06-25 21:29:37 by blala blala
Nothing good about this apart from the music. Unfortunately I don't feel that generic trance, although nice at that, earns even a piggy for the rest of this.
sucks added on the 2012-06-26 00:45:05 by ccr ccr
What Alpha C said.
sucks added on the 2012-06-27 13:52:08 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
The Shamen would turn in their graves
sucks added on the 2012-06-27 19:48:02 by aegis aegis
I am giving a thumb down on this one, because of the bug that was left to fill some triangles. It make my eye keep looking for that bug. Otherwise, I enjoy the letter falling... The design and graphics could be better, but of course would probably take way more time to work on...
sucks added on the 2012-06-28 17:51:45 by F-Cycles F-Cycles
running people, what more could you possibly want in life?
rulez added on the 2012-06-30 11:20:27 by Navis Navis
Navis rated out prod! Wait! He gave us thumb up! Wow, thanks!
Some feedback:

1. OpenGL 4: Yes, all the effects can be created with older OpenGL, but I like learning new things. On the other side, the newer OpenGL helps me to put more effects to shaders.
2. Triangulation error: This is my fault. The demo loads only the contours and triangulates it in real time. Unfortunately my approach does not like the case when the contour contains loops.
3. I have used Kinect to store depth information. This demo processes these in real time.

I really like to see more than 20 comments for our prod. Thanks guys!
added on the 2012-07-02 09:12:09 by Travis Travis
Huge thumb for the good ideas. Yes, they would deserve a lot better implementation at some places, but hey, this is the demoscene, instead of criticizing just do it better and enter it to a compo!

Also liked the endscreen message.
rulez added on the 2012-07-13 08:15:42 by Charlie Charlie
Can´t get the linux version running, but the win32 port works like a charm.

Interesting concept - want to see more like that
rulez added on the 2013-03-02 21:31:41 by T$ T$
T$: Can you explain what was the problem with the Linux version?
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