G - Level One by Ctrl-Alt-Test [web]
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release date : march 2014
release party : TokyoDemoFest 2014
compo : combined demo/intro
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 67%
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alltime top: #986
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rulez added on the 2014-03-22 11:58:58 by FOSTER FOSTER
The poor stream couldn't handle this at all, but looked good regardless..
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 12:04:02 by leijaa leijaa
Interesting mix of styles. The first part was my favourite.
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 12:21:00 by D.Fox D.Fox
Theres so much here that I usually hate, but you pulled everything off in a very personal way. I don't recall seeing wireframes/cellshading done with this much style in a demo. Even the music was nice for being something not usually heard in demos. Oh and it run very well on a very low end gpu. Two gripes though, typography, and the absurdly strong vignetting at points.
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 12:33:54 by noby noby
Needs moarr polygonz, texture-resolutionz and post effects. Or was it made on a rig with an old graphics card, that couldnt handle more? Other than that a solid production.
added on the 2014-03-22 12:34:32 by Salinga Salinga
Oops. Wrong demo for my comment. ;o)
added on the 2014-03-22 12:36:07 by Salinga Salinga
This was a honest demo. I liked how the lighting environment changed during some scenes and I have to agree with noby about the kickass wireframe rendering. Some scenes were quite, err, muddy. Maybe a final color correction pass would've helped?
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 12:56:01 by cce cce
Is this the first fullsize demo from CAT? Wow, what a ride.
This is clearly more about the artistic and visual style than about technical achievements but thats ok, it comes with the nice touch of low hardware requirements.
Also kudos for the immersive and refreshingly non-wobby soundtrack, although I think it tries to be a little too hard to be something it is not at times which is interfering with the pace and connection to the visuals.
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 13:03:41 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Congratulations on your first demo!
Solid all the way through. I like how the different parts are so separate yet fit together as a whole. I enjoyed the instrumental parts of the music but personally I'm not a huge fan of the vocals. Am I right in assuming that this started out as 64k and was turned in to a demo because of the music?
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 13:19:24 by velo velo
I like it!
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 14:30:17 by Cj Cj
Crashes after loading bar :\
Congrats it was perfect (though I would have preferred the music without the voice) !
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 14:43:42 by flure flure
Worked perfectly on my setup, the music style is not my cup of tea but the visuals are very neat and nicely synced :)
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 14:57:14 by Dbug Dbug
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Clean visuals & nice atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 15:34:31 by q^nonoil q^nonoil
haha, at first i thought this is welcome intro to next The Sims game :)) Well done!
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 15:39:44 by Grooby Grooby
Loved it!
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 15:48:32 by eladamri eladamri
Great demo with nice alternation between each part :)
As mentioned on IRC, I have the feeling that two camera movement changes are a bit angular but that's just a small detail and doesn't bother much.
All in all: Nice production. Watched it on the stream, ran it two times on my PC today and would still watch it again.
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 16:10:35 by RbR RbR
in addition to just being awesome, this also runs under wine with no issues whatsoever (which is rare nowadays)
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 16:28:12 by provod provod
wow !
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 17:08:07 by Pandafox Pandafox
I miss some fitting pinball snd efx a little :)
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 17:52:16 by aqu aqu
yt/video please. only music on my old machine :)
Clean and happy rendering. I quite enjoyed. At some parts I wasn't sure if the music fits or maybe it needed some more variation (like the city flight near the end) but overall still cool.
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 20:17:38 by Optimus Optimus
Holy shit! What an excellent heavy metal trip! +1 for design!
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 21:30:03 by Bobic Bobic
Wow, great demo and very special style. Great graphics and sountrack.
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 03:10:27 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 04:38:46 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
Super cool!
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 08:34:59 by FL1NE FL1NE
This was very cool visually but the vocals kinda ruined the thumb here guys...
added on the 2014-03-23 10:43:46 by BoyC BoyC
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 11:57:25 by aki aki
Good visuals bad music.
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 14:31:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
nice visual and direction.
Although I don't like music, on the whole, it is good.
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 16:42:56 by got got
I like the scenes but not so much the direction and music.
added on the 2014-03-23 17:11:24 by Salinga Salinga
the first scene with the bird over the ocean is awesome! then it gets okish. vocals are not my cup of tea. overall piggie.
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 19:23:40 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
or thumb up by clicking instead of not clicking :D
Very cool demo !
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 19:50:15 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
Really entertaining production, both in terms of visual goodness and audio pleasure. Congrats! :)
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 19:59:59 by Den Den
I didn't like too much the first part aesthetically speaking (it's good technically though) but I really enjoyed the second part (except some camera movements). Same for music, the second part was better but the vocals did not disturb me. Nice work overall !
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 20:29:15 by ok3anos ok3anos
soundtrack makes it a bit cheesy but the effects compensate somewhat
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 21:00:22 by psenough psenough
Very nice
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 21:06:26 by Mtl Mtl
most visuals were cute and good looking. but jesus christ, those vocals, had to watch the rest of the demo muted.
added on the 2014-03-23 21:07:27 by maali maali
What sensenstahl said. Without accidental thumb. :)
added on the 2014-03-23 21:34:45 by StingRay StingRay
Nice ride!
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 21:44:04 by Alpha C Alpha C
A great mishmash of things. The suddenness of some transitions bothers me a but, but this was really fresh in every other way.
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 21:50:57 by Preacher Preacher
Middle Part makes it for me. Music is not my cup of tea, but fits in somehow.
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 22:43:56 by Triace Triace
the middle part makes it for me as well.
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 22:55:33 by a-move a-move
I can't connect at all with the music and that ruins the whole experience for me.

Good job with the visuals, which look good, with some clever ideas everywhere.
added on the 2014-03-23 23:43:31 by wullon wullon
Cool graphic, crap vocal
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 00:17:11 by bitl bitl
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 01:13:19 by las las
visuals completely outdo the soundtrack, but maybe thats why the feeling is so refreshingly light.
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 01:25:57 by wertstahl wertstahl
Cool gfx.
Hated the music.
It's great to see smaller demoparties being supported with high quality demos such as this. Not so keen on the vocals, but otherwise the tune works really well with the visuals.

Excellent work!
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 02:02:03 by SunSpire SunSpire
Can we get a karaoke version? :D
added on the 2014-03-24 03:33:18 by BoyC BoyC
That's refreshing! Congrats!
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 07:50:44 by xoofx xoofx
The ride in the beginning was really awesome, but at the same time it set me up for expectations that weren't fulfilled, as the latter part of the demo didn't really manage to cash in on the buildup. Regardless, excellent work and a deserving winner.
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 11:37:02 by Warma Warma
extremely nice visuals (+ hardly listenable soundtrack, awful & irritating vocals).
thumb up only because of the visuals/code.
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 11:37:58 by bonefish bonefish
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 11:43:08 by JustEpyx JustEpyx
Really nice rendering and some cool content! Music was a bit all over the place, especially in the mix department, and many others commented on the vocals already.. but overall this totally worked.
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 11:45:56 by ferris ferris
Woah… one my favourite of that early 2014 :) You just nailed it guys!
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 12:13:38 by phaazon phaazon
lovely demo!
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 12:45:56 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Rulez hard!
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 12:53:18 by Anat Anat
Retro tunnel styling + a Roppongi-esque freeway intersection + apparent Star Fox influence = lots of fun
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 16:03:41 by cxw cxw
Worked for me aesthetically, and worked on my budget laptop too :-)
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 17:18:41 by CiH CiH
Amazing atmosphere! Good job guys
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 17:26:46 by wurstgetrank wurstgetrank
what maali said but with a thumb for cute openings and epic looking cities.
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 17:40:25 by TropicalTrevor TropicalTrevor
hm, hard to rate this one correctly. I appriciate the work. still the music disturbes me a lot. also because some parts are horribly out of tune.
code and ideat > great
music (i can imagine the idea, but it completely failed, esp. the singing > had to mute)
= piggy
added on the 2014-03-24 17:43:14 by seppjo seppjo
I didn't really like the music, or rather, the vocals, but this is still undeniably your best production to the date.
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 18:39:32 by Trilkk Trilkk
I join the bandwagon, I liked a lot this demo, but the music is a bit "meh" (but not so bad after all) and the vignetting is a bit strong...
But it's still a solid thumb up for me, the flat shaded 3d fly-by and the particles scene are really neat!
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 19:38:26 by rez rez
I bought it all along!
A great variety in visual style, but it remains consistent and not boring at any moment.
Music choice is a bit out of the box, from a demoscene point of view, that's a good thing imho.
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 19:59:49 by fra fra
What is it with vocals in demo tunes, they always seem so out of place. :)
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 20:26:00 by tomaes tomaes
Superb visual - music is not my cup of tea - still a clear thumb up!
rulez added on the 2014-03-24 23:55:20 by RufUsul RufUsul
Well yes, nice! I generally like vocals in demos, here they just sound a bit too cheezy / amateurish. Other than that it also looks very nice and for a first one is certaily very well done!? Congrats!
rulez added on the 2014-03-25 11:39:31 by elend elend
Very nice!
Maybe it ends a bit abruptly (for me at least).
rulez added on the 2014-03-25 16:49:55 by bdk bdk
Nice ride, awful music.
rulez added on the 2014-03-26 11:32:52 by gyabo gyabo
Really enjoyed that! The music is not really my cup of tea, but props for doing something a bit different with it. I loved the progression through the intro, it really felt like I was travelling somewhere. It would have worked really nicely as an invite too. Thanks :)
rulez added on the 2014-03-26 12:35:31 by raizor raizor
WOW, that sucked!
The music is annoying as hell! ( I love Rock, listen to Metal and Punk on a daily base!) -> I hate Voices in Demo-Soundtracks, this time i cant even call it Voices, the singing is utmost bad!
The Visuals bored the Death out of me, why are you boring me with Triangles, badly colored, badly shaded (hypnoglow didn´t help here, was the only shader-technique that hid the real ugliness of it all!) and arranged on such a slow pace compared to the music?!
How this ended up 1st place must be some case of namevoting! :p
sucks added on the 2014-03-26 12:59:16 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
very enjoying
but please stop singing, that sucked hard(y)
rulez added on the 2014-03-26 19:24:58 by SiR SiR
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rulez added on the 2014-03-28 05:25:55 by mudlord mudlord
I tried to find a connection for me between the music and the visuals. I failed. Some nice visuals and effects. But i guess the sound would work better without the visuals and vice versa.
added on the 2014-03-28 12:13:52 by CONS CONS
Fantastic demo, but any chance of a remix with a different tune? :D (The music is probably fine, but it's extremely not my cup of tea.)
rulez added on the 2014-03-28 12:27:12 by psonice psonice
Wow! To see the speed of you progress is scary.
rulez added on the 2014-03-28 20:07:24 by pixtur pixtur
Not bad. :)
added on the 2014-03-29 22:05:02 by AntDude AntDude
I liked some of the visuals, especially the beginning. But the demo often breaks flow and style. Why the sudden camera movements after heading straight for 1 minute or so?

Yeah, and the music did not fit at all.
added on the 2014-03-30 10:15:56 by Calexico Calexico
Very nice production :)
rulez added on the 2014-03-30 21:49:28 by peturba peturba
Really liked the sudden changes :)
rulez added on the 2014-03-30 23:25:01 by ponce ponce
I like (some of) the visuals, but the vocals… help!
added on the 2014-03-31 00:04:49 by Sesse Sesse
Cool visuals, but I agree on the vocals and/or mixing being rather disturbing.
added on the 2014-03-31 00:10:26 by raer raer
Take the vocals out and this is a great production! Different, stylish, refreshing!
rulez added on the 2014-03-31 14:24:15 by Daniel Daniel
has its moments
added on the 2014-04-01 15:46:53 by Maissi Maissi
Love the cute and colorful style of it.
It does feel a bit like a 64k (except for the music of course), but it does so in a good way!
rulez added on the 2014-04-02 15:09:51 by urs urs
Music is absolutely not my cup of tea, but the visuals are just great :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-02 19:39:24 by Tomoya Tomoya
Oh dear Jeebus the music was torturous, whoever did the engineering needs to seriously re-work the whole thing, and the singer needs to record where somewhere where she's not afraid of waking up the neighbours. I'm sure she can sing better, but as it stands it's audible that she has an artificial restraint.

The demo itself is obviously a lot of work, marred by bad cinematography.
added on the 2014-04-02 19:57:53 by Gargaj Gargaj
I kinda like the singing, it sure ain't high production value - but hey, somebody sang for free to your demo - so kudos for both sides for that. And it reminded me on FLCL for a reason I can't pin point.

For the demo, I feel like dfox, the beginning is awesome - I love that blue tone of the water, and even the red complements the green gras. The part where the wind turbines are visible also is cool, and is also the first point where I asked myself: wait, how did we get here?!

I love the attractor part, and visually it fits the music, but I can't shake the feeling it's glued in - despite it having a transition. Maybe a camera move, making the camera facing a night sky and building the particle clouds from there could have worked? Not sure if that would have fitted the story though.

For some weird reason I like that high street part the most, it might be the fast cuts, or that camera movements - but I really like that one. Also that drive through the tunnel that opens up is really,really cool. The city sooooomehow leaves me cold, I like the motion blur on the sharp turns, and it fits the tune. However that one small bit won't click for me,also that shaking - I know why you put it in there,but meeeh - it really throws me off, I think it shakes too fast?

My biggest complain however is that we'll never know what she wanted to tell, ooooh noez - open ends :D

All in all 8/10 would watch again,- and if you need someone to make a better 2D thingamobob in the beginning - let me know <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-02 23:43:28 by mog mog
mog: Seems like people even programmed, and made graphics and music for free! (not worth as much as singing as is seems, but still!) ;)

Anyway, about the vocals: What Gargaj said. Put her into a properly insulated room, give her a shot of vodka, turn up the music on the headphones (but not too much) and then let her sing for half an hour _before_ pressing the record button. That should fix most of what's been criticised, really.

Thumbs up anyway for the style :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-03 11:03:43 by kb_ kb_
me likes, although some stuff is not completely perfect as mentioned numerous times above..
rulez added on the 2014-04-03 16:07:00 by toxie toxie
First prod? No way!
But deserves thumb up. I enjoyed this trip.
rulez added on the 2014-04-06 21:14:13 by jin-roh jin-roh
strange, it was really good for the first 2 minutes, i really liked the whole flat shaded quad landscape flyby and how it worked with the track. but then everything - the visuals, the song, direction, ideas, everything - completely ran out of steam. the whole particle section felt dull & out of place, the "city" at the end just looked like a really generic load of greebled blocks. even the band seemed to run out of ideas. :|
shame, because the first half had style - really reminded me of a polygonised version of an old french music video i'm struggling to recall the name of.
added on the 2014-04-07 08:29:50 by smash smash
For the whole demo i constantly thought what i'm seeing and what i'm hearing were totally separate, piggie because of that. And yes, music was very sort of, flat.
added on the 2014-04-07 15:48:17 by Serpent Serpent
I don't like the music and the particles looked like something was fucked up with your HDR. But i did like the the tron-buildings and the beginning.
rulez added on the 2014-04-08 16:00:24 by cupe cupe
Thumb up for the first demo, although vocals suck horribly (I bet it's a matter of recording/mixing, not the vocalist herself)
rulez added on the 2014-04-11 21:16:08 by argasek argasek
Too flat. Also song has too dry sounding.
sucks added on the 2014-04-12 01:54:07 by dex46... dex46...
The scenes are kawaii (I like that, but they stay forever on the same basic idea) and the music is not. (But if it was more punk and matched to punk visuals the combo could have great potential).
sucks added on the 2014-04-17 17:17:11 by Photon Photon
superbe demo, stylish and goood

strange world , strange music and an artistic point of view in a demo so then thumb up for me for sure !
rulez added on the 2014-04-18 11:41:29 by yogibeer yogibeer
great demo, but the music during the city part made me almost press escape (vocals are ok, though)
added on the 2014-06-06 00:36:56 by T$ T$
I really liked the visuals, but I think the music jsut doesn't fit and I didn't like it.
rulez added on the 2014-09-10 00:02:51 by Ps0ke Ps0ke
Thanks all for the feedback! If you didn't notice, we released a final version. Download link was updated and a new Youtube capture was added.

I hope you'll enjoy it, we tried to fix some of the issues. Don't expect changes in the structure or the music, though.
added on the 2015-03-11 00:04:35 by LLB LLB
This would be a great demo if not for the particle part and the horrible singing. The particles looked very nice, but completely broke the visual concept and didn't fit in at all, and while I usually like vocals in demos, the singing in this one wasn't good.

The first ride through the landscape was great though!
rulez added on the 2015-03-11 08:49:00 by Kylearan Kylearan
This is great :)
rulez added on the 2015-09-06 11:41:23 by xTr1m xTr1m
you could think that..4 people doing the music it wouldn't suck..
sucks added on the 2015-09-06 18:24:37 by 1in10 1in10
Cool, but less than the cocoon demo
rulez added on the 2016-07-28 15:40:13 by golem golem
Technically great. Visually slightly too many color varation for my taste and no consistent visual "hook". And those supposed to be green-grass fields with dark grey streets just horribly generic ;P Overall, still a thumb though.
rulez added on the 2016-10-22 02:49:06 by tomkh tomkh
great demo
I'm not so sure about the music tho
rulez added on the 2016-12-17 19:06:13 by EviL EviL
Cool direction, scripting and synch work. And overall looking nice.
rulez added on the 2020-04-04 10:30:03 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
good overall
like many I'm not a fan of the music, yet I would like to know more about the band!

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