Scripted Symphony by Team Xonotic [web]
screenshot added by CuBe0wL on 2012-10-01 11:24:23
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release date : september 2012
release party : Function 2012
compo : combined demo
ranked : 11th
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popularity : 53%
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added on the 2012-10-01 11:24:23 by CuBe0wL CuBe0wL

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Unfortunately, at the compo there was a constant white noise during the demo, that was generated by a microphone left turned on somewhere in the room. Bummer.
rulez added on the 2012-10-01 11:31:37 by CuBe0wL CuBe0wL
the concept was smart, guess they're reusing a game engine. but the implementation grew boring.
added on the 2012-10-01 11:38:03 by psenough psenough
Yep, we did, read nfo for additionals. Source is released too.
added on the 2012-10-01 11:45:25 by CuBe0wL CuBe0wL
Thumbs for going to a party for the first time, with a demo! :) Sad to hear about the noise, but from the front rows it wasn't that bad.

The only real bad thing was the length. The demo's way too long, and except the center "screen" contents, it lacks variation. So it gets boring pretty fast.
But the rickroll part was okay :)
rulez added on the 2012-10-01 11:53:29 by -SP- -SP-
And next time please avoid self-thumbing ;)
added on the 2012-10-01 11:54:17 by -SP- -SP-
Very funny, laughed a lot :)
rulez added on the 2012-10-01 12:08:07 by raizor raizor
Thx :)
I have to submit to the criticism it's long, and becomes boring. There was just soo much we wanted to show - either the music, or some special effect. Normally these things aren't possible ingame, because they generate too much noise to network to the clients, and'd put too much stress on the server, making it lagging to hell :D In that regard, DP is a very dumb engine.
Self-thumb was by accident, I didn't know I can comment without rating. In case any mod can remove it, please do so, thx!
added on the 2012-10-01 12:09:24 by CuBe0wL CuBe0wL
Hated it very much on the compo, now after reading NFO file you have my thumb.
rulez added on the 2012-10-01 13:45:13 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Rule of thumb: if something isn't self-explanatory, it needs to be explained. This was most definitely NOT self-explanatory during the compo, and I hated it, sorry. The NFO-file doesn't make it any better either, sorry again.
sucks added on the 2012-10-01 13:51:54 by gloom gloom
Props for the idea I suppose, but other than that, what gloom said.
sucks added on the 2012-10-01 14:08:11 by noby noby
i appreciated the idea but it obviously went on way too long.
added on the 2012-10-01 14:20:15 by Gargaj Gargaj
Boredom at its best. And playing around with existing pieces of code does not make it a demo.
sucks added on the 2012-10-01 14:36:36 by kbi kbi
I cried and laughed at the same time.
rulez added on the 2012-10-01 18:15:14 by slyspy slyspy
I don't get it.
added on the 2012-10-01 20:29:47 by chock chock
Odd, but I did like it
rulez added on the 2012-10-01 20:36:32 by deadscene deadscene
First I was like: "Uhm." Then I was like: "WTF!" In the end I was like: "LOL!"
added on the 2012-10-01 20:38:20 by Salinga Salinga
Was bored by this regardless of the white noise, and that fucking rick astley track put me over from bored to "oh, ffs...".
sucks added on the 2012-10-01 21:38:02 by lug00ber lug00ber
The painful noise in the compo hall appeared to be synced to the visuals, so we were convinced that it was by design like in Variform 2. Well seems it wasn't, so no thumb down for me
added on the 2012-10-02 00:25:24 by Ger Ger
What Gargaj said. It really overstayed its welcome, especially since during the stream it was impossible to make out what it actually was (this is of course my own fault for being a sofascener...)
added on the 2012-10-02 00:26:49 by Preacher Preacher
It would have been cute if it was just one tune. But it wasn't. At all.
sucks added on the 2012-10-02 01:18:42 by kusma kusma
i agree with gargaj and preacher
added on the 2012-10-02 08:39:40 by v3nom v3nom
what kusma said
added on the 2012-10-02 09:22:45 by wullon wullon
starnge stuff.
added on the 2012-10-02 09:38:15 by CONS CONS
One of the weirdest things this year. Also a firstie. I especially liked the multiple WTF moments, amplified by the microphone noise :)
rulez added on the 2012-10-02 09:48:39 by D.Fox D.Fox
Thank you for all the input guys, really appreciated! It seems this thing turned out one of the most dividing demo at the compo.
While at the party I blamed the mic for the (mostly) negative response, I see now where we failed the most with the prod:
First of all, we failed to deliver the message what this is, and why it is (imho) awesome. Namely the idea that a simple bot AI that is normally programmed to "kill things" can produce music if scripted in the correct way. We should have made a few seconds of introductory scene, so the audiece gets the idea. On the other hand, the stage itself has some real WTF and brilliant solutions too, in case anybody is interested, here's a screenshot how it looks like in the editor (warning: major entity mess!):
The stage (picasa link)
Second, less should have been more, with only 3-4 tracks. It was just so tempting to show all the stuff we can do, that while we certainly had fun creating the prod, we didn't realise it'll become boring for the audience.
Lessons learned well, it was a good experince. Thx all again!
added on the 2012-10-02 11:43:36 by CuBe0wL CuBe0wL
lol, good old radiant. I used that one a lot during my modding days for "Elite Force". :o)
added on the 2012-10-03 11:00:44 by Salinga Salinga
What chock said.
added on the 2012-10-03 11:58:13 by ok3anos ok3anos
I liked the 3D Mario and Angry Birds animations on the virtual big screen, but the general novelty of the whole setup vanished after the first few minutes - and the long running time didn't help. I could reiterate most of the critics before me.
sucks added on the 2012-10-05 20:38:00 by bkil bkil
added on the 2012-10-19 23:40:47 by BackSpace BackSpace
Great idea, I enjoyed it!
rulez added on the 2012-10-28 10:39:32 by Optimus Optimus
way too lengthy, and the omnipresent shooting(?) sounds killed it
Interesting platform, though, and thanks for the background info!
sucks added on the 2013-01-06 00:13:12 by T$ T$

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