Signal Lost by CrownGear & Ümlaüt Design [web]
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release date : december 2012
release party : Experience 2012
compo : combined demo/intro
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 68%
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rulez added on the 2012-12-01 22:42:33 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
poor little guy :(
rulez added on the 2012-12-01 22:56:29 by -SP- -SP-
Love it to pieces! I was getting serious Bagiński vibes all over the place and I've missed animated story flybys a lot...
rulez added on the 2012-12-01 23:01:31 by Preacher Preacher
what Preacher said! Fantastic storydemo.
rulez added on the 2012-12-01 23:50:54 by ferris ferris
Cool stuff, and cool Gargaj BASS!
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 00:10:37 by xTr1m xTr1m
What everyone else said. :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 00:11:47 by blueghost blueghost
Nice direction with some clever camera angles, and wonderful atmosphere set by the movie-like soundtrack. The genre was also wholly unexpected, which is why I like it even more. Congrats guys!
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 01:24:39 by zoom zoom
kifejezetten kurvajó!
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 07:45:12 by pasy pasy
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 10:25:11 by slyspy slyspy
I got a Signal Lost message, before the action started. Is it normal?
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 11:29:13 by Charlie Charlie
I guess this was the one in the compo with a huge amount of work (i mean, even more than ours :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 11:52:51 by blala blala
Ah, the demoscene needs more storydemos <3 Love the atmosphere, and it would definitely be a nice intro to a game! Which I would love to play, ofc :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 14:42:54 by Zeila Zeila
What zoom said. Well done.
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 18:57:39 by wullon wullon
nice direction. But need more work on texturing/lighting. Look a bit outdated
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 19:44:13 by ntsc_ ntsc_
this has some serious cinematics. totally worked for me!
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 19:58:29 by Alpha C Alpha C
UDS error occurred :(
added on the 2012-12-02 20:15:38 by msqrt msqrt
Great stuff. Long time since I saw a good "story demo".
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 20:19:26 by tFt tFt
We want a prequel ;)
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 22:35:59 by BackSpace BackSpace
Thanks for the crits :) I will practice more texturing. Lights were placed by gargaj, and I liked them, given the short time he had to put stuff into the engine.
This was great!
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 10:52:25 by gloom gloom
Oh nice! Awesome atmosphere due to the music and visuals.
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 12:14:49 by elend elend
Flyby... are good for you.
Please take time to polish you Textures :) proper UW would not hurt
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 12:28:49 by nytrik nytrik
nice. just bad to make me wait for the outro and the äctiön. ♪♫♪
added on the 2012-12-03 12:32:21 by yumeji yumeji
really funny
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 12:33:24 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
video please
added on the 2012-12-03 16:03:48 by slyspy slyspy
okay, it was mostly nice but a tad too flyby and slow for my taste.
added on the 2012-12-03 16:16:29 by msqrt msqrt
Takes a while to go going, but pretty damn good when it does.
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 16:30:02 by raizor raizor
amazing storytelling, indeed screams narrative all over. :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 16:53:18 by decipher decipher
Very impressive for just two people. Great musical score. It's Conspiracy-quality, but I guess it'd need more people involved to qualify as such. :) Reminded me of The Fulcrum a little.
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 17:30:16 by phoenix phoenix
LOL, flubber's evil brother. oh well, enjoyable to watch. pace was on the slow side, but acceptable :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 17:45:14 by post malone post malone
Nice one, though it leaves me with more questions than answers, prequel or sequel would be thumbed up as well.
Music sets the mood and atmosphere nicely, found the cave scenes a bit too bright to be scary, however when that bins fell down I was as scared as that drone. Ending was splendid, loved when the music got even more furious there <3

One thing though, why do the doors look like Gargajs avatar?
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 17:58:21 by mog mog
It seems I really have to practice texturing :)
Thanks for the thümbs and the crits guys!
rul ez!
diz tumb i ment sry..
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 19:35:13 by lal fanclub lal fanclub
Great atmosphere and direction.
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 22:35:43 by Murphy Murphy
Epic! :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-04 00:57:29 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Me Like!☺
rulez added on the 2012-12-04 13:53:29 by CeRi CeRi
rulezcdc added on the 2012-12-04 19:46:49 by aha aha
Awesome demo! :D
rulez added on the 2012-12-04 20:14:20 by Danguafer Danguafer
Really cool! :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-04 23:16:15 by jimmi jimmi
Fuck yeah, this has it all, great modelling, artwork and design, great programming (especially liked the shadows), atmosphere and a soundtrack that adds a lot to it! Love it.
rulez added on the 2012-12-05 12:12:17 by CONS CONS
what gargaj made
rulez added on the 2012-12-05 14:35:34 by pohar pohar
Gargaj at Hollywood :')
rulez added on the 2012-12-05 20:06:16 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2012-12-05 20:22:47 by netro netro
rulez added on the 2012-12-05 22:47:56 by SiR SiR
To be continued...
rulez added on the 2012-12-06 00:10:00 by jack-3d jack-3d
Sometimes I miss those old storydemos even if not overall. This wasn't amazing, also not much happening, but visuals were fairly good and concept interesting.
rulez added on the 2012-12-06 11:47:42 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2012-12-06 16:18:56 by trc_wm trc_wm
Awsome !
rulez added on the 2012-12-07 17:54:23 by nnorm nnorm
it's great.
some random sensoric data from inside the probe would've been awesome in some scenes. SDS style alike.
cries for a sequel btw. :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-08 00:20:14 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2012-12-08 00:42:45 by p01 p01
I saw it twice. i find the first part until just before we see the humans a bit too long. Apart from that, it's a polished, well synch, very good prod as the others said. I'am gonna invite friends to watch it with me ;).
rulez added on the 2012-12-08 01:22:11 by ulrick ulrick
Soso, but its ending reminded me of Terminator movies. :D
added on the 2012-12-08 19:23:39 by AntDude AntDude
quick notes:
- definitively no prequel/sequel/etc planned. first, i think it doesnt need one, the story has a beginning/middle/end and doesnt need anything else. second, i dont like franchising and much rather do new things. that said, if you wanna do it, the ip is up for grabs for the right price. *cough*
- first person hud shots were in the script originally but were never tried because i thought they'd feel to gimmicky especially towards the end.
- wasnt aiming for terminator, but i admit it did turn out that way :D
- those bloody doors. wasnt really deliberate, they were supposed to have 4 bolts on one side and none on the other, but the blender export shuffled them up and when i rebuilt them, it just made more sense to have 2-2 each. the pareidolia didn't even strike me until i was editing.
added on the 2012-12-08 20:28:54 by Gargaj Gargaj
Thumbs up to om-nom doors. Generally the demo could benefit from better graphics in many places. Good job on the soundscape, except the white noise sound effect :D
rulez added on the 2012-12-08 20:31:43 by Puryx Puryx
actually all the audio was done in one afternoon/night :D
added on the 2012-12-08 20:34:25 by Gargaj Gargaj
great visuals and really nice atmosphere
rulez added on the 2012-12-09 10:58:36 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2012-12-09 15:10:22 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
rulez added on the 2012-12-09 19:32:15 by micksam7 micksam7
Nice! Like the soundscape too. Visuals could be a bit more realistic/darker in the cave scenes. The lighting in the first room is wrong somehow (e.g. table that lies on its side).
The low? shadow map resolution also shows sometimes.
Why not make a final?
rulez added on the 2012-12-10 09:42:25 by raer raer
jóóóó! i'm looking forward to see more from betasector
rulez added on the 2012-12-10 18:59:33 by pista pista
interesting atmosphere - tetszik!
rulez added on the 2012-12-12 18:21:57 by wEZO wEZO
Congratulation, the demo of tomorrow ;)
rulez added on the 2012-12-14 07:52:39 by mikedafunk mikedafunk
damn! Brilliant and creepy in a decidedly "Impossible:mission" kind of way :)
added on the 2012-12-14 11:52:29 by Gaia Gaia
It's a bit disheartening to see how good work can be marred by tiny details (aliasing and shadows). Some parts are uneven, but the overall works.
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 17:58:52 by Zavie Zavie
Nice sound, modelling and camera-work! Some ugly texturing here and there though... Still rules a lot!
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 16:59:17 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Joepie! Nice one!
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 17:36:41 by numtek numtek
Thumb up for trying to create an atmosphere, going with a concept, and using using 3d sculptures (i.e. good models). Overall, I felt it kind of missed the mark, but effort counts for something. Music is pretty cool too, though I could do without the synth lead and ambience throughout. Like 2:22 or whatever it's called.
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 16:06:51 by xeche xeche
What, so in your demo evil wins? That's so outdated... :)
added on the 2012-12-18 19:01:54 by vibrator vibrator
I don't know whether this is my graphic card or not, but i feel like it seriously misses lights, reflections and all this stuff. And the textures were poor. As said, maybe it's my graphic card. Nvidia GTS 250. It still deserves a thumb.
rulez added on the 2012-12-19 00:30:45 by iks iks
Nice to watch on my GTS 420 (youtube)
rulez added on the 2012-12-19 00:33:14 by skarab skarab
what msqrt said
added on the 2012-12-20 10:07:54 by mueslee mueslee
rulez added on the 2012-12-21 01:01:41 by las las
Nice atmosphere! I expected the daft punks to come to live and play something cool though.
rulez added on the 2012-12-22 21:02:57 by baah baah
nice try... second part looks uber suboptimal, fps drop, despite lowering res and all... (7900gts 512)
rulez added on the 2012-12-23 05:16:07 by comankh comankh
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2012-12-23 13:10:09 by tirox tirox
a bit flat gfx but altogether nice
rulez added on the 2012-12-23 17:14:00 by leGend leGend
Love the models and details, like when the probe is scared and then exhales when it realizes theres no threat, also the ending rocks pretty good :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-29 19:39:02 by Inertia Inertia
I think the detail is a little inconsistent - the caves are great, but the indoor 'lab' area seems a bit too flat. I like the modelling on the whole, and I really like the concept and atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2012-12-29 19:46:44 by fizzer fizzer
Nice - especially the music!
rulez added on the 2013-01-11 17:21:35 by Mystra Mystra
Looks pretty much like one of those 90s-rendervids, but the story about this flaying vacuum cleaner-like thing builds up quite well
rulez added on the 2013-01-21 02:47:13 by T$ T$
Great atmosphere, but what Zavie said - jagged shadows are dragging the immersion down.
rulez added on the 2013-01-21 15:33:34 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
nice show! against all odds I enjoyed a bit of storydemo again. I miss a little bit of postprocessing or atmospheric effects.. More shadow, glow, dof, fog/gas, lightcones, dust in the air, bad surveilance cameras from the future and so on. The character models look great and the action is quite captivating. It made me think about some outer space medusa or something.
rulez added on the 2013-02-07 17:13:45 by loaderror loaderror
rulez added on the 2013-02-14 21:24:54 by blackpawn blackpawn
Hey Gargaj! Great production!

I liked the part where the droid comes in front of this bomb looking model which for sure I was thinking it was going to explode, but then something in the back fall over! I was shocked!

And especially I liked the sound during that scene, really nice melody and bass sound! wow!

And then I noticed you guys have greeted us back! And is (if iI'm not mistaken) the first one greeting us!

Thanks a lot!!

I hope to see you at Revision!!
rulez added on the 2013-02-27 23:01:02 by spiked-maniac spiked-maniac
*fell over
Liked it, but a few more textures would have been nice. Also: "Fly By, Nothing ever moves!" ;)
rulez added on the 2013-03-10 23:11:56 by GRX GRX
Liked this - nice concept and entertaining!
rulez added on the 2013-03-10 23:23:42 by Zonbie Zonbie
A real nice one!
rulez added on the 2013-05-16 02:32:09 by Silvaheart Silvaheart
rulez added on the 2013-05-16 06:40:46 by ok3anos ok3anos
rulez added on the 2013-07-19 17:36:53 by TheT(ourist) TheT(ourist)
rulez added on the 2013-07-24 19:29:51 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Even though the music isn't bad at all, the rest really is.
sucks added on the 2013-07-29 20:03:23 by maytz maytz
Maybe this demo would deserve a shorter version, cut down to 4 or 3 minutes ?
No matter what, I love the setting at 3:25!!!
Thumb up for the storyline :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-11 08:14:57 by fra fra
rulez added on the 2013-09-11 10:16:07 by moqui moqui
nice direction and sound, liked the atmosphere and narrative qualities of this one. visually it was less interesting unfortunately, models and texturing seemed kind of lo-fi and some scenes felt a bit empty (geometry-wise)
added on the 2013-09-11 10:24:11 by stijn stijn
remember this one. very good one, so thumb up !
rulez added on the 2013-09-11 11:15:44 by Tigrou Tigrou
epic! loved the tune, the gfx andthe modelling... may favourite scene was the 'running around a circle, michaelangelo style'. great stuff!
rulez added on the 2013-12-28 12:01:27 by Gaia Gaia
Probably the first umlaut demo that has some feel of adventure.
rulez added on the 2016-03-06 05:10:30 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
A demo with a nicely directed story, beautiful scenes and a cool soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2016-03-08 14:20:44 by SunSpire SunSpire
Movie like
rulez added on the 2016-05-29 02:23:43 by golem golem
youtube: bloot doot doo
otherwise nice prod :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-05 11:18:52 by nagz nagz
ace! great storyprod :)
rulez added on the 2018-10-09 17:36:10 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7

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