Mathog by PlayPsyCo [web]
screenshot added by tomaes on 2013-04-06 13:00:33
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release date : march 2013
release party : The Gathering 2013
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 64%
  • 0.58
alltime top: #2656
added on the 2013-04-06 00:20:50 by Sesse Sesse

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“Phon” meets “Happiness is right around the bend” and comes out relatively unscathed. Certainly a worthy winner.
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 00:22:23 by Sesse Sesse
i found the soundtrack to be a little generic by now, but the overall production was a very enjoyable ride
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 00:29:13 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Great music and visuals but it's sad the demo doesn't lead anywhere. It seems the three robots are preparing for a race or something and then the demo suddenly is over.
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 00:34:50 by gaspode gaspode
First I felt like I was watching a Division demo, ie. looks nice but completely empty. Then the robots appeared and in my head the demo went into the silly territory.

Technically this is solid, the visuals are nice and I'm sure a lot of effort went into it, but it just doesn't speak to me at all in a conceptual way. I'd liked it better without the robot stuff and the slow flyby.
added on the 2013-04-06 01:11:45 by Preacher Preacher
looks very nice in the beginning (especially the blobs) but all those wobwob deformations and the jumps with the ribbons at the end made no sense to me. it also felt very empty after the clock-scene :( so piggie.
Nice one! I agree with the above about the concept/storyline, but this is a solid demo nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 09:01:27 by Mystra Mystra

added on the 2013-04-06 09:20:31 by maytz maytz
doesn't run here. (x64, AMD HD6850)

about this "beta-dont-spread" crap: if you release it on a party - you release it. no excuse for not providing a binary. feel free to make a final but a binary has to be provided. else, where's the point in releasing demos?!
added on the 2013-04-06 12:01:18 by v3nom v3nom
doesn't run here,too (I7,8GB Ram,Nvidia 2GB)

i watch it on YT!
added on the 2013-04-06 12:06:53 by axis axis
dontwork - i7-980, 24gb, gt240
utube plz
added on the 2013-04-06 12:14:34 by fyrex fyrex
Hail PlayPsyCo !

Here is youtube:

rulez added on the 2013-04-06 12:17:05 by magic magic
good product !
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 12:28:28 by fyrex fyrex
I don't see what you did here, but I still like it. :)
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 12:41:31 by ara ara
Doesn't run here. And I tried the youtube version. Man that buffering sucks.
added on the 2013-04-06 13:27:46 by thec thec
From what I saw on the YT, the tech seems good but the direction and presentation are really behind :\
added on the 2013-04-06 13:41:24 by p01 p01
cubes dont work when you switch them off. either let them stay on or throw them away alltogether. bending and twisting just doesnt work.
orchestral music is not my cup of tea for this. dont know how much time you put on this, but it looks unfinished. you should have put more time on the details (but i guess it was lack of time).
added on the 2013-04-06 14:34:54 by rudi rudi
Good solid stuff! Liked this a lot
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 16:26:22 by 71M 71M
Dunno, it`s more of the same from them, good but not anything i will watch again, sorry.
added on the 2013-04-06 16:42:04 by Zplex Zplex
Nice demoscene and good winner at TG13 :)
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 16:47:34 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Nice nice
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 19:22:03 by Frequent Frequent
weird stuff :D
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 20:51:52 by las las
Nice and solid Demo! I enjoyed it a lot. Will watch it more than once...
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 22:26:36 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
Empty shell. Why would I watch this again?
sucks added on the 2013-04-06 23:39:28 by SandLover SandLover
quality tentacles and those cubes rocked. Especially when changing the cube effect from robot to robot.. I wish the plasma distortion was a bit more organic somehow. also animation seems to be improving quite a lot since earlier playpsyco demos.
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 08:49:02 by loaderror loaderror
robot guy dancing dubstep with friends
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 11:14:36 by pista pista
I dig the first half. The 2nd part was really just "meh"...
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 15:02:49 by xTr1m xTr1m
I really liked this one.
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 21:21:40 by elend elend
The introduction was very strong. Loved the code and gfx of it. It kinda went a little off track into nowhere, but luckily that part wasn't that long. Surprisingly the soundtrack did exactly the same, strong at the beginning than a feeling of undecided wannabe "Orchestral dubstep" leading to a fast pace dubstep with slow scenes. That didnt fit. Still the code and gfx me likes so the thumb is still up, although its not a strong one.
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 21:36:28 by CONS CONS
It has some good scenes but all in all it deserves no thumb up.
added on the 2013-04-07 21:39:01 by Cj Cj
weird, but not bad ..
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 22:05:38 by a-move a-move
the whole robot/gargoyle part is.. bleh, but the rest and effects are ok
rulez added on the 2013-04-08 00:14:00 by post malone post malone
Surprisingly good, and soundtrack is superb apart from the very "meh" dubwubwub.
rulez added on the 2013-04-08 01:19:21 by ccr ccr
passable scenes but very disconnected and lacking coherent flow.
added on the 2013-04-08 04:21:08 by algorias algorias
wtf concept & really kitch scenes but I liked the direction/sync and the execution is solid as usual.
rulez added on the 2013-04-08 09:45:11 by wullon wullon
PlayPsyCo-demos have always had a high degree of utter WTF-randomness to them (which I like :), but this one was a little too .. well .. random. It seems to want to paint a picture of a story, but I just don't have any clue what that story might be.

The music is solid, but felt underused. There's also a feeling of FX recycling here, which I won't judge because I'm guilty of that myself. :)

All in all, I don't know what to make of this, really, but it's not "bad" in the traditional sense, and because I don't believe in the Pouet ethos of "Expected more!!!", thumb it is.
rulez added on the 2013-04-08 10:45:47 by gloom gloom
That's one hell of an ugly robot. All-in-all this is ok to me...
added on the 2013-04-08 13:11:30 by raer raer
annoying music.
sucks added on the 2013-04-08 13:14:55 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
what the hell did i just watch
added on the 2013-04-08 14:21:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
Both visuals and music was great until 2:10... From then on it was "not my cup of tea". Solid stuff though!
added on the 2013-04-08 14:26:08 by Proteque Proteque
A mixed bag with good, bad and ugly. All in all, quite average.
added on the 2013-04-08 14:43:04 by break break
Great effects..but lacked major awesome playpsyco badness like previous releases.
rulez added on the 2013-04-08 14:51:25 by reload reload
lovely weirdness
rulez added on the 2013-04-08 16:15:00 by Optima Optima
I just like the voxelizer effect here.
Visually it's great too, but nothing that can make me distinguish/remember this from other Playpsyco demos. Darkness, Robots and in your ears music.
rulez added on the 2013-04-08 16:18:59 by Optimus Optimus
i dunno, i must somehow like PPC. even stuff like this i can rewatch:)
rulez added on the 2013-04-08 16:52:48 by zden zden
rulez added on the 2013-04-09 16:45:59 by moqui moqui
sadly worse than outstanding last year demo. Technically net wit polished models and good effects, but I miss your imagination and surealistic feeling like in your previous works.

Maybe it was meant as a compofiler, but I cannot thumb this down, because slick models and great Kaktusen score
rulez added on the 2013-04-09 20:36:53 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Cool stuff as always!
rulez added on the 2013-04-10 06:38:59 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
I kind of like it. Very abrupt ending though.
rulez added on the 2013-04-10 20:30:39 by novel novel
added on the 2013-04-11 13:25:40 by provod provod
didnt do anything for me, sorry.
sucks added on the 2013-04-11 16:12:32 by psenough psenough
Super anims. And ribbons!
rulez added on the 2013-04-12 12:03:35 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2013-04-13 02:41:58 by T$ T$
one of my favorite easter2013 demos
rulez added on the 2013-04-13 22:57:08 by mop mop
cube robots
rulez added on the 2013-04-20 19:44:21 by prm prm
Hey everybody! We might have figured out what ASD did nearly a decade ago and decided to execute it in the worst style possible!
sucks added on the 2013-04-25 01:50:43 by Shifter Shifter
rulez added on the 2013-04-28 01:33:05 by blackpawn blackpawn
happy robot meeting with an abrupt ending
rulez added on the 2013-05-03 21:21:28 by cce cce
well. this is really good. great lighting. great robots. great everything!
rulez added on the 2013-05-03 23:41:34 by vibrator vibrator
technically sound but absolutely appalling direction!
sucks added on the 2013-05-03 23:52:52 by parcelshit parcelshit
oh come on! it's a neat demo.
added on the 2013-05-04 01:06:52 by vibrator vibrator
dudes. what happened to positivity?
added on the 2013-05-04 01:07:26 by vibrator vibrator
rulez added on the 2013-05-04 09:55:41 by bitl bitl
I don't get the purpose of the robots and what you are trying to convery.
added on the 2013-05-04 12:24:40 by ponce ponce
looks great! and awesome music in the build-up orchestral phase.
rulez added on the 2013-05-04 13:45:10 by Axel Axel
Great graphics and content. Music ok in the first part, the too much drum n bass style. But great demo !
rulez added on the 2013-05-04 14:22:01 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Mine didn't run since I got. Log.txt showed:
"wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed
createGLContext failed
Got DESTROY message
createWindow failed"

It was decent on YouTube.
added on the 2013-05-04 18:06:07 by AntDude AntDude
Sorry, this is probably the worst big demo I have seen in a while, and a major step back for playsycho in terms of design. It is a "what not to do" bible, that contains horrors such as the decision to add this horrible postprocessing twisting effect over the nice voxelized mesh.
sucks added on the 2013-05-05 12:50:15 by Navis Navis
added on the 2013-05-08 16:56:09 by BackSpace BackSpace
this is motherfunky great. but it seriously, seriously needed more work on the models. and like, some longer story. i'll be waiting for a part2.
rulez added on the 2013-05-16 13:43:37 by iks iks
nothing new but gets to me after all
rulez added on the 2014-01-01 18:15:31 by SiR SiR
pretty good, the music is very well made.
rulez added on the 2015-01-27 01:10:31 by keito keito
Liked the clock and the first half of the music; the dubstep withe the weid-moves-making robots were a little too weird for me. all in all, the first part is more awesome than the second one sucks, so it is still good after all for me
rulez added on the 2015-01-27 01:24:56 by Triace Triace
What Triace said, give or take.
rulez added on the 2015-04-29 21:37:07 by TheT(ourist) TheT(ourist)
Not bad
rulez added on the 2016-09-06 00:19:58 by golem golem
nice audio.
visual side could have been more finished.
rulez added on the 2016-09-06 04:49:21 by 1in10 1in10
How could i have missed it? I accidentally encountered it on YT and I just had to thumb it up.
rulez added on the 2019-08-06 22:46:45 by hollowone hollowone
hm come to think of it it wasn't that bad after all
added on the 2023-02-01 14:15:39 by Navis Navis

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