We are alive! by Gemba Boys
screenshot added by Noby Noblnoch on 2013-03-24 09:21:56
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release date : march 2013
release party : Forever 2013
compo : zx demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 64%
  • 0.81
alltime top: #2000
added on the 2013-03-24 09:21:56 by Noby Noblnoch Noby Noblnoch

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rulez added on the 2013-03-24 09:48:59 by 3ASOFT 3ASOFT
Spasibo :)
added on the 2013-03-24 09:58:07 by aki aki
kicks ass!! glad to see you alive! :)))
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 10:14:16 by bonefish bonefish
Had a good vibe and got me in a good mood. Some parts were maybe a bit too psychedelic, but overall a good show!
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 10:14:44 by britelite britelite
Ha ha! This one's good! :-)
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 10:41:54 by Paranoid Paranoid
+Sweet FX
+Top Tunage
+Very Silly

Thumbs up, Soldier! :)
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 11:28:43 by FunkyM FunkyM
Palette tricks look fresh
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 11:48:29 by Moving along Moving along
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 11:56:37 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
For bugs:
- out (#fd),a (#80ef) - crash on Scorpion.
- Scrolling top of screen filled with stars.
- Wrong screenshot for greets in outro.

6 coders could manage this.

For design:
- 8x8 song in lines. 8x8 this, 8x8 that. Finally 8x8 zoomrotator, windowed!
- Wireframe objects without perspective. Which direction they are rotating?
- Elvis stuff. Wtf?

Nothing personal.
sucks added on the 2013-03-24 12:43:33 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
- read file_id.diz. No fucking Scoripon support. Even timing for Pentagon was a not planned bonus.
- what's bad on scrolling stars?!
- I know about it but noone from the guys wanted to compile the outro again because of this pic. The pic has been made before the greetings part was made. That's why it's a bit different.

One Alone Coder could undertand this.

- what's wrong on 8x8?
- what's wrong on no perspective?
- what's wrong on Elvis stuff? (it was the Forever 14 theme, fyi)

Nothing personal.
added on the 2013-03-24 13:12:19 by aki aki
Trd was not done by us, bu we asked a friend. better use original machine (zx spectrum) then bad copy (scorpion).

Elvis lives was a topic for forever14.

Demos were watched by people from various 8 bit platforms (Atari, C64, Amiga...) and they decided, not us. that's a party, you have to attract people watching bigscreen.
Alone you're so vain and selfish... nothing personal? Your post is so personal as it gets. Why you can't accept the fact that humor has won over your technique on 100 votes? And what's wrong with Elvis stuff? The supporting theme of this year's Forever was "Elvis Lives", and we tried to keep this topic. If you can't understand it, I'm sorry...
added on the 2013-03-24 13:21:28 by mborik mborik
pretty awsum! nice flow!!
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 14:18:34 by mad mad
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 14:19:21 by kempy kempy
nice Spectum stuff :>
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 14:41:18 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Really love the music in this one, design most of the time is nice, but sometimes the colors are really eye cancerous, code most of the time isn't anything special, but does its job. Good parameters/textures hide the low resolution of 8x8 effects. The highlights for me are interference, falling lines and greetings.
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 14:42:57 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Well, first thanks for fixing demo to pentagon, I was able to see it on my zx-evo.
Then, some out (#FD),A'ism seems to me strange as well.
Finally, I was quite disappointed looking into tunnes/ball tmapper and seeing only animation there (well, maybe it was precalced just before the effect starts or during fadein of effect, didnt dig that deep). BTW, some demos with real (I hope :) 4x4 tmap: stellar contour, mescaline synestethia, rage.

Overall, looks rather nice!
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 15:15:35 by lvd lvd
lvd, even Eye Ache has it in 1996. Eye Ache 2 in 1997 literally states: "no lame 8*8 dots".
Large amount of stuff in this one!
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 16:06:59 by Sdw Sdw
finally a long-lasting demo on zx-spectrum!
very, very nice.
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 16:09:48 by sq sq
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 16:50:30 by provod provod
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enough oldschool
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sucks added on the 2013-03-24 17:00:46 by bulb@ bulb@
And to all oldskool haters I'd say: f*ck you!
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 17:59:32 by Logout Logout
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 18:13:17 by nodeus nodeus
Cute ;)
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 19:15:49 by bitl bitl
Good 128K demo. Going to my CF and SD cards.
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 19:16:13 by YERZMYEY/H-PRG YERZMYEY/H-PRG
Alone_Coder, demo Eye Ache not runing on ZX Spectrum +2, this demo is holy shit for Pentagon only!

bulb@ thanks for screenshot from other platform, more pixels and more colors... You send pictures from PC demos!
pretty cool!
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 19:29:13 by blala blala
fuckings to alone_coder and bulb for being such lame and stupid selfvoting cunts. plz fuck off and die kthxbye.
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 19:33:52 by SiR SiR
2 bulb@: fuck you! You are fucking troll and you know shit what you talking about. How do you dare to criticize people who did the work for fun, and for PARTY at first (which had some topic), AND to entertain people. What's wrong with the oldschool? What's wrong with 8*8, which is the native graphic mode of criticized platform? Or the whole platform is wrong? There were 70+ people on the party, it's their decision, it's their votes. The problem is not in the We Are Alive demo, the problem is that there are people like you. You think you are elite, but the scene is far away from that. For me you are crap. Do something, DO ANYTHING, then I'll change my opinion. Meantime go to hell and don't arise until you have ANYTHING that will take some attention. Don't care if it'll be elite code or lame. Most people don't care this shit. Then you MAYBE will get right to criticize something here...
added on the 2013-03-24 19:38:00 by z00m z00m
Noby, you can check picture source at least-Atari&CPC vs.ZX.

z00m, Sir
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girls,it's time to lick your own butthurt.

stupid morons,you didn't understand everybody(even mine cocksucker Sir) can disassemble a bundle effects from a demozz and construct 'We are faggots and alive because nobody still able to code effect".
and one more:
this is Kubo, great effect borrowed by pussies!
added on the 2013-03-24 20:03:55 by bulb@ bulb@
The reason Speccy scene activity dropped off sharply after the "golden age" of 1997-2001 is that it became too hard to raise the bar, to create something that hadn't been seen before. We're all getting older, with more responsibilities and less incentive to spend months on end working on a new killer effect. Now, finally we're seeing demos like this and MCMXCVII by thesuper where people are rediscovering the fun that we had back then without the need to break records. A hearty FUCK YOU to anyone who would try to shut that activity down.

Major kudos to Alone Coder for taking the hard route with his demo and continuing to push the boundaries, but this demo is doing just as much, or more, to bring back the demoscene spirit. As a wise man once said: if you can't respect that, your whole perspective is whack.
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 20:07:23 by gasman gasman
2 bulb@: now you showed us who you are. (FUCKYOUAGAIN)*n!
added on the 2013-03-24 20:12:48 by z00m z00m
Yes, this efekt is Kubo by Mike of ZeroTeam. What is problem?
I'm scared now send my new demo to Russian demoparty. The elite will not allow my demo run.
btw. goblinish=bulb@
added on the 2013-03-24 20:17:52 by z00m z00m
girls, if you'll shit brick after 'prod sux', time to say 'byebye' to pouet.net and begun to create new demoeffects.
z00m, if variable n doesn't defined, some compilers turn to n=0. Go and teach mathematics, motherfucker.
Gasman, then you'll back to demo? you have a lot of demos, not borrowed from source. But...hey, sharing sources led to piece of shit like this prod.
added on the 2013-03-24 20:26:39 by bulb@ bulb@
2 bulb@: ehehe, you are silly. Sooo serious, so teach me. Show me YOUR maths, show me ANYTHING yours. Otherwise FUCK YOU AGAIN.
added on the 2013-03-24 20:29:53 by z00m z00m
bulb@: read, think, read again, think more and then go and make a demo about it. if not, then you're just a teeny on wrong website.
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 20:36:54 by evills evills
Noby, this is not an elite.
Elite keeps calm and watching the stuff around.
added on the 2013-03-24 20:39:19 by sq sq
Noby, i mean, come on, you made a great demo. Who cares about those who dislike it, screw them!
I really hope you'll make a demo for one of the following russian parties.
added on the 2013-03-24 20:50:35 by sq sq
sq: We have a plan to create a demo at the Russian demoparty. But we have not started :)
girls, if you'll shit brick after 'prod sux', time to say 'byebye' to pouet.net and begun to create new demoeffects.
z00m, if variable n doesn't defined, some compilers turn to n=0. Go and teach mathematics, motherfucker.
Gasman, then you'll back to demo? you have a lot of demos, not borrowed from source. But...hey, sharing sources led to piece of shit like this prod.

Go and teach English, motherfucker.
Oh, wait...
added on the 2013-03-24 21:29:56 by SiR SiR
Nice! Especially the interference circles.
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 21:45:35 by baah baah
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 23:03:08 by ccr ccr
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 23:10:29 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
I did liked it, even if it didn't had the highres effects of the 2nd place.
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 23:21:35 by Optimus Optimus
Nice one! Cool outtro idea and word animation :-)
rulez added on the 2013-03-25 00:00:36 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
lol :) Dear bulb@, I recommend you watching the second part of this demo very carefully. There's everything you need to know. And if you don't get it, watch it again.
added on the 2013-03-25 00:00:58 by aki aki
lol @ comments. I've never really understood what's so bad about using 8x8. "IT'S NOT HIRES, BOOHOO". Who the fuck cares, the end result is what matters.

It's like saying that painting with a big brush instead of a small one automatically results in a bad painting. No, it's the resulting artwork that's the meaningful experience.
added on the 2013-03-25 01:06:04 by visy visy
This rules btw.
rulez added on the 2013-03-25 01:06:34 by visy visy
Go and teach English, motherfucker.
Oh, wait...

stop following me, bitch. I do not want you.
added on the 2013-03-25 04:12:37 by bulb@ bulb@
In Soviet Russia, demo votes for YOU!!
What sq said. Nice to see such a long lasting trackmo on zx! A lot of old effects, but overall it's a good show with nice music. I hope to see more demos from Gemba Boys!
rulez added on the 2013-03-25 06:47:31 by diver diver
Wonderful demo, OUTSTANDING soundtrack! :D
rulez added on the 2013-03-25 07:23:54 by rc55 rc55
the transitions / syncs in the beggining were good. it has some nice effects. and some decent (even if silly) pseudo theme. but the 8x8 abuse was kinda lame. and it all got boring after a while. nice music though. thumbup for the work put into the first screens and transitions.
rulez added on the 2013-03-25 08:02:35 by psenough psenough
the logo on the screenshot is fugly btw.
added on the 2013-03-25 08:03:00 by psenough psenough
visy: i agree with you on the 8x8, but in this case the end result was still mostly ugly, they used it as a quick fix for fast framerate effects that didn't really fit with the rest nor looked particularly interesting. the only one decently matching was the earth rotation which still looked horrible due to the extreme low res.
added on the 2013-03-25 08:12:27 by psenough psenough
Nice demo, almost there. Thank you and congrats for winning the compo.

I can understand 8x8 chunky debate. As we are getting old, unpolished demo count getting higher. I must say spectrum demo quality getting bad over the years. Note that, I'm not a coder, but I know how hard and time consuming it is to polish an effect, and optimizing code is just a waste of time in today's world.

For example in "we are alive" my favorite part is "greetings" logo animation. it's slick, pixel perfect, alive. :)

rulez added on the 2013-03-25 15:36:20 by ref ref
a mixed bag of goodness
rulez added on the 2013-03-25 16:09:24 by evilpaul evilpaul
For the drama !
rulez added on the 2013-03-25 22:17:16 by PulkoMandy PulkoMandy
I begin to think that ZX demo is completely useless and crap if there is no wild drama around it.
Very nice oldskul trackmo!
rulez added on the 2013-03-27 12:55:28 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
Nice trackmo with realy cool music. I like it.
rulez added on the 2013-03-27 13:01:54 by luchibobra luchibobra
Nice demo, deserves its place. Was very happy to see such a prod.
rulez added on the 2013-03-27 18:29:25 by alffcpu alffcpu
A very good work although it really lacks originality. But I like it has a kind of story - about Elvis! And I agree it is not so easy to invent something breathtakingly original today - after so many great and pathbreaking Speccy demos.
rulez added on the 2013-03-27 23:34:13 by Eye Eye
Russian programmers this spring finally gone mad. They did not like it and they say they can do better, but nothing is not. The entire demo scene keeps on Ukraine. Our so-called empty encoders as wood.
added on the 2013-03-28 06:53:38 by 3ASOFT 3ASOFT
yes, right. Ukraine keeps for teh Femen girls!
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added on the 2013-03-28 07:08:27 by bulb@ bulb@
rulez added on the 2013-03-28 07:24:49 by kyv kyv
Drama is the engine of the scene and the life of pouet.net
added on the 2013-03-28 08:02:54 by diver diver
me likes
rulez added on the 2013-03-28 20:30:16 by Iapetus Iapetus
added on the 2013-03-28 23:11:35 by __sam__ __sam__
I coul't find out that lady on this youtube version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXT5NBlvxuY. Thumb up anyway for winning the contest.
rulez added on the 2013-03-28 23:26:31 by __sam__ __sam__
ZX is live!
rulez added on the 2013-03-29 12:29:30 by error error
rulez added on the 2013-03-29 13:11:43 by Buckethead Buckethead
added on the 2013-03-30 19:02:20 by AntDude AntDude
Although a bit long.
added on the 2013-03-30 19:02:33 by AntDude AntDude
Entertaining demo with ace music.
rulez added on the 2013-03-30 20:27:00 by BackSpace BackSpace
you are dead
sucks added on the 2013-08-13 21:42:31 by Garbage Garbage
rulez added on the 2013-08-31 12:12:55 by nosfe nosfe
Long forgotten thumb. Music!
rulez added on the 2018-11-30 02:01:55 by LiSU^TRS LiSU^TRS
Love it in every way, great gfx, fx and music (that music!) - what else to expect from the supergroup of legendary ZX sceners?
rulez added on the 2019-04-09 16:12:17 by lordcoxis lordcoxis
one for the demo
and one for the drama
Pretty damn nice demo! Great content, good (and classic!) effects, graphics and vibes. The chunky offs-map effects feel a bit repetitive and overdone, specially when the texture is kinda shitty. I loved the little storyline in the demo, crazy stuff :)!
rulez added on the 2020-08-04 23:48:00 by spkr spkr

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