distance between the edges by Dead Roman
screenshot added by Salinga on 2013-07-14 14:46:38
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release date : july 2013
release party : Solskogen 2013
compo : pc demo
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 61%
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alltime top: #3463
  • Hyde Hyde [Code (framework, effects)]
  • gloom gloom [Graphics (design), Music, Other (direction)]
added on the 2013-07-14 14:46:38 by Salinga Salinga

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Never surrender, keep em coming! Add Astra add infinitum!
rulez added on the 2013-07-14 15:13:21 by magic magic
One word: Awesome!
rulez added on the 2013-07-14 15:24:18 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
much cooler than the screenshot suggests. Awesome soundtrack! Why does it requests an internet connection?
rulez added on the 2013-07-14 15:38:20 by pixtur pixtur
readme.txt is better than distance.exe.
it also could easily be an early pre-alpha of spheres on a plane.
(also also, I was greeted by gloom, yay!)
added on the 2013-07-14 16:37:28 by provod provod
I really really loved this in the compo!
rulez added on the 2013-07-14 17:27:23 by eladamri eladamri
i like the blue light shader, rest is just quite bland :\
added on the 2013-07-14 18:07:02 by maali maali
rulez added on the 2013-07-14 18:16:20 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Another dive into the subconscious and minimalism, I love this style, your shapes, scenes, and lighting are all well thought out and the sound design extols this exquisitely. One of my favs of the compo :)
rulez added on the 2013-07-14 18:34:00 by keito keito
what eladamri said
rulez added on the 2013-07-14 19:35:02 by rudi rudi
rulez added on the 2013-07-14 20:21:32 by Mystra Mystra
Dat pacing. Iit would be nice if it wasn't too short, but if that's the material they had, then at least it didn't overstay its welcome. Good job on the soundtrack, too.
rulez added on the 2013-07-14 21:25:33 by xeche xeche
It has some atmosphere. Okayish..
added on the 2013-07-14 23:52:21 by Optimus Optimus
added on the 2013-07-15 00:49:17 by T$ T$
This was interesting! And with a really good connection between the visuals and the sound scape.

I really enjoy these Dead Roman demos, so keep em' coming.
rulez added on the 2013-07-15 09:18:47 by maytz maytz
always good
rulez added on the 2013-07-15 10:11:28 by noby noby
intense, unusual, professional, minimal.
rulez added on the 2013-07-15 10:27:12 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
works largely because of the sound design.

i suspect there's more technically here than first meets the eye (e.g. voronoi?).

congrats on finally becoming kusma!
rulez added on the 2013-07-15 10:29:55 by smash smash
This looks too similar to Spheres on a plane, which was much better done.
added on the 2013-07-15 11:55:29 by Zavie Zavie
rulez added on the 2013-07-15 12:08:24 by gaspode gaspode
rulez added on the 2013-07-15 13:21:10 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2013-07-15 13:31:07 by aha aha
great atmosphere, even that last scene seemed disconnected a bit.
rulez added on the 2013-07-16 00:36:09 by elfh elfh
Better pacing + direction than Spheres although sometimes the camera feels either a bit too excited or confused where to look at.

Still, my big problem here is that for the most part I have this feeling that the sound design + look + direction is just a façade trying to desperately disguise the lack of narrative or coherence between the parts. I'm not saying it's not effective, but because there's no introduction or ultimate payoff / explanation, it feels very in medias res and I'm having a hard time fitting myself into the action since I'm not sure what I'm supposed to focus on - which could explain why the framing of the shots is so "safe" sometimes: even the camera is unsure what the point is or what to look at.

All the tools and content are there to make something exciting, but as it stands now, it's just the frosting without the cake.
rulez added on the 2013-07-16 01:20:25 by Gargaj Gargaj
gargaj: I can assure you that the camera knows what to focus on. In terms of it feeling a little in medias res, you're right (and it's entirely intentional). All I can say is that when the the trilogy is complete, it'll make more sense than three parts of a whole.

magic: it's not only wrong but also insulting that you keep referring to Dead Roman as "Andromeda" - but, I've told you that before so it's not like you listen anyway..
added on the 2013-07-16 10:23:55 by gloom gloom
Not feeling this one. I liked Spheres on a plane a lot but this one seems a bit bland. The textures are a bit blurry, maybe use something procedural next time? Otherwise I know the devs are pro people and I'm certainly looking forward to the final part..!
added on the 2013-07-16 11:57:47 by JvB JvB
too lazyhazy for my taste.
added on the 2013-07-16 17:42:36 by comankh comankh
Gloom, its insulting you keep making your own conclusions and assumptions and writing them down like it's the truth. Keep up your good work anyway!
added on the 2013-07-16 20:39:13 by magic magic
magic: what do you mean - "own conclusions and assumptions"? On IRC you wrote "Andromeda!" when the Dead Roman demo was played, and the last time I checked, "Add Astra add infinitum" was the Andromeda slogan.

Seriously - what is there to "assume"? Stop saying Dead Roman are Andromeda, like you have for years, because we are not. Jesus, this is getting old..
added on the 2013-07-16 22:23:37 by gloom gloom
blah blah... connect the dots yourself as usual. if i wrote back to the roots! when the dead roman demo was playing you probably accuse me of saying dead roman is trsi haha .. but respect to the things you do in the demoscene gloom! keep it up!
added on the 2013-07-16 22:54:35 by magic magic
Didn't expect people to care so much for groups since most of the maybe 30 seminal demosceners are groupwhores anyway. As for the dead roman demo, I like the combination of sound design and visuals. Don't care much about a storyline or any deeper meaning that will be revealed somewhere else, though. Fuckings to Andromeda.
rulez added on the 2013-07-16 23:36:23 by chromag chromag
Really liked it :)
rulez added on the 2013-07-16 23:52:33 by Gunda Gunda
Great minimal demo.
rulez added on the 2013-07-17 02:39:57 by xernobyl xernobyl

andromeda powerrrrr
added on the 2009-04-11 23:21:11 by magic

This was four years ago - on the first Dead Roman prod. You're in denial of being in denial, which is a pretty dumb place to be, when the internet documents it. Magic - seriously - just stop it.
added on the 2013-07-17 19:30:53 by gloom gloom
Drama Done!
added on the 2013-07-17 20:09:47 by baah baah
LOL years ago i wrote Demo or Die! At some farbrausch prod. as a comment. Do you also conclude that Chaos is still in Sanity? Go Make à demo About it Gloom ;)
added on the 2013-07-17 20:22:30 by magic magic
Oh no, Andromeda gone artsy fartsy.
sucks added on the 2013-07-17 20:27:57 by Zplex Zplex
ok you can quote me on that : this is brilliant
rulez added on the 2013-07-19 12:14:05 by nytrik nytrik
Any chance of an andromeda approved capture? :)
added on the 2013-07-19 12:40:47 by psonice psonice
Another great Andromeda demo! Keep'em coming!
rulez added on the 2013-07-19 14:03:16 by Archmage Archmage
rulez added on the 2013-07-19 14:58:41 by ferris ferris
experimental stuff. great sounddesign
rulez added on the 2013-07-19 15:31:56 by v3nom v3nom
Zplex , Archmage.. Its dead roman ! Dont piss of Gloom! ;)
added on the 2013-07-19 21:56:39 by magic magic
Looking forward to part 3.
rulez added on the 2013-07-20 00:24:18 by phobium phobium
Nice , but to short....
rulez added on the 2013-07-31 23:02:16 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
I love you boys! <3
rulez added on the 2013-08-01 12:31:12 by rez rez
Fascinating, cool mood but ultimately it doesn't deliver. Instead it feels like a science fiction short story that's got a really nice premise but no meat.
added on the 2013-08-01 20:05:20 by Preacher Preacher
This is pretty cool, excellent soundscape and interesting visuals. I just think it ended before it really started. Other than that I really like it!
rulez added on the 2013-08-01 20:20:26 by StingRay StingRay
Cool scenes. Especially the one with the red sphere.
rulez added on the 2013-08-02 16:37:55 by Rob Rob
Nice experimental mood, but somehow that's it. Looking forward to the next one.
added on the 2013-08-03 01:47:24 by JAC! JAC!
Creepy stuff! I like it
rulez added on the 2013-08-03 12:44:21 by kurli kurli
Atmospheric and enjoyable. Oh wait, it si not teh Nexus8 so Andromeda suger!!!1111!!!11!!
rulez added on the 2013-08-03 12:50:17 by break break
Seem unfinished.
rulez added on the 2013-08-03 17:05:06 by BackSpace BackSpace
So so since nothing special about it. I also had to watch it on YouTube to my very old, updated Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine. :(
added on the 2013-08-03 19:46:55 by AntDude AntDude
Yes, creepy is almost always good.. Done good way here, even if a bit short and uneventful (which can also be a positive thing, of course).
rulez added on the 2013-08-06 08:30:00 by Serpent Serpent
Please make it longer next time ;o)
rulez added on the 2013-09-10 00:29:20 by jack-3d jack-3d
Nice one but it left me hanging in there craving for more, and then it was over. :(
added on the 2013-09-15 10:26:35 by Axel Axel
not much happening, but i like dead roman's approach to demos.
extra thumb for the sound effects.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 10:46:58 by a-move a-move
Different again! Is this part 2 or 3 of the Trilogy?
I´d have wished for the last part to have actual Cylinders instead of just lines. would have made the effect more phat...when the sine goes -z (towards the camera) this would have helped the scene to stand out 3D-wise! ;)
rulez added on the 2014-03-26 10:39:03 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
I don't know what this was but whatever it was I don't approve of it.
sucks added on the 2015-12-02 02:20:35 by DaD1916 DaD1916
not for me

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