Quiet Steps by keyboarders
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release date : november 2014
release party : Kindergarden 2014
compo : combined demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 59%
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alltime top: #3504
added on the 2014-11-09 12:00:39 by quisten quisten

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Nice visuals.
Not really my kind of music.
Could have been better with cubes ;)
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 12:19:30 by las las
OH MAN YES YES YES!!!! Absolutely love it. Looks nice, sounds nice, cool progression and really unique!! If I had to nitpick I'd say a couple of the cameras felt a bit jerky and I wished a bit for the visuals to have glitched with the music, but this still came together so nice and was REALLY great to watch. Awesome work fellas :D
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 13:13:39 by ferris ferris
Music is a little strange, but i like the balls :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 13:45:51 by Gadler Gadler
Awesome. Actually really liked the music too. Different in a spectacular way. Well done.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 14:31:20 by Alopex Alopex
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 14:46:45 by moqui moqui
2o14 is so bokeh. fucking nice prod! love the music.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 15:32:55 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 15:36:16 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
the cells/dna content is a bit cliche and direction is a bit slow here and there (bad camerawork), but it's an enjoyable demo and reminds me of traction a bit :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 15:48:22 by maali maali
What Maali said, and... hey, wtf is reflected in that envmap? :)
added on the 2014-11-09 15:49:17 by dixan dixan
nice style, also the music. minimalistic.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:07:43 by dirtie dirtie
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:10:13 by kusma kusma
very nice. <3 music
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:19:17 by psenough psenough
style is fantastic but the guitar-ish part felt misplaced
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:41:33 by dwarf dwarf
Great stuff, looked amazing on the big screen.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 17:19:30 by phobium phobium
I absolutely love it! At first I wanted to dislike the music, but then it grew on me and together with the visuals it's fitting very good. And the visuals and pace is awesome as well.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 17:22:59 by Kylearan Kylearan
Works for me!
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 18:17:37 by superplek superplek
great stuff
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 19:10:11 by nytrik nytrik
Music is different ... but fits the visuals very well.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 20:34:59 by gaspode gaspode
left me in a sense of wonder. great.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 23:06:36 by dv$ dv$
Looks like old Traction mathematics style first, but in an own, different way. Creates a strong atmosphere and also the music fits well, but I would have like the soundtrack more without noise.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 23:18:42 by Bobic Bobic
Can't help but think not matching the glitches in the music with a visual change was a missed opportunity, but you did play out enough variations of the monochrome effect to suggest some ideas against the mighty musical backdrop. With another few effects and more imaginative typography it could have ruled hard!! As presented, I still like it. :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 23:42:54 by Photon Photon
Stretching those layers on the y-axis that far isn't really a good idea.
If it wasn't for some noisy parts I might have thumbed this down, sorry but it just couldn't captivate me. In general I liked the visuals more than the music, but in some parts it was just the opposite.
added on the 2014-11-10 04:19:38 by numtek numtek
i like that it feels like a "one scener" and everything evolves from that. kudos.
first half was more to my liking (music and visuals), but all in all, very nice prod.
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 11:45:15 by bonefish bonefish
Only Ponas can do this kind of music! Sweetballs!
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 15:10:27 by loaderror loaderror
Simple lines, simple spheres. Not that memorable TBH.
added on the 2014-11-10 15:40:29 by Marq Marq
Mixed feelings, mostly because of the glitches in music.
Not bad at all. The music was quite weird, in a good way! The plexus stuff is okay too :)
added on the 2014-11-10 21:47:56 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
ORDO AB CHAO ... and excellent typographics
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 22:22:06 by d0DgE d0DgE
Beautiful minimalistic stuff, music is even nice most of the time and gives feeling, even if it scratches with some noisy samples at times which I don't enjoy.
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 11:33:14 by Optimus Optimus
added on the 2014-11-11 17:49:29 by rudi rudi
best from kindergarden compo for sure! like the style and scenes. Rules big time
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 19:08:01 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 20:50:57 by aha aha
My favorite entry in the compo
rulez added on the 2014-11-13 18:50:43 by Frequent Frequent
The music is pretty cool and the graphics too. But for me what I see does not connect at all with what I hear.
added on the 2014-11-13 22:57:32 by Rob Rob
Fix added - some of the shaders failed to compile on AMD.
Added proper .nfo with credits for tools and resources we have used.

Thanks for all the nice comments and criticism!

We would have loved to spent more time on direction, polishing and adding more dynamics with the music (glitching!). Hopefully our next release won't be as rushed (yeah right :D ).
added on the 2014-11-14 14:50:34 by quisten quisten
Didn't work for me. The first part was interesting, but the rest didn't live up to it. The visuals felt out of sync, and the env mapping was very distracting.
added on the 2014-11-14 17:17:01 by Zavie Zavie
Super cool. Would have been great, if the single thread turned into a building block for even bigger objects, like the edges of the skysphere, that when zoomed out forms the beginning of the next iteration.
rulez added on the 2014-11-14 18:12:11 by pixtur pixtur
This is very nice. I love the colors and sense of space/depth. The music goes into a bit of a "turn down the volume, oh my ears"-part a few times, but apart from that this is damn solid.
rulez added on the 2014-11-15 00:04:41 by gloom gloom
Visually very nice... for me personally the music ruined it.
added on the 2014-11-15 18:24:38 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Some very tasteful gradients. :D
rulez added on the 2014-11-15 18:58:39 by tomaes tomaes
those generic colours and gradients :/
sucks added on the 2014-11-15 19:54:55 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
This started so promisingly . . . and then mirrorballs with reflections of imaginary windows.
I liked this!
rulez added on the 2014-11-15 22:39:00 by ara ara
That was Something unique :) Loved the visuals, track was ok.
rulez added on the 2014-11-18 16:02:09 by Sapphire Sapphire
The same as stakka and metoikos, with the addition that I really dislike the harsher parts in the otherwise fine track.
added on the 2014-11-18 16:50:02 by noby noby
It was quite good until the music went all lame.
Nice ideas here.
rulez added on the 2014-11-24 12:20:14 by Blueberry Blueberry
really great demo! I totally forgot where I was during 3:35 :D
rulez added on the 2014-11-24 15:37:36 by rez rez
my cup of music ♥ #kirlian very good overall! =)
rulez added on the 2014-11-27 12:36:38 by HellMood HellMood
smooth operation
rulez added on the 2014-11-28 10:13:14 by decca decca
I had a black box in my top corner on my very old, updated Windows XP Pro SP3 box with its ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB of VRAM). It happened in both full and windowsd screens. http://i.imgur.com/9tRX0VA.jpg for a screen shot/capture. :(

Anyways, it was decent. :)
added on the 2014-11-29 21:27:15 by AntDude AntDude
@AntDude: weird! It would be nice to figure out what causes this problem. Drop me a mail at ebbe.smith.gmail.com if you feel like helping me out (i.e running some .exe's) :)
added on the 2014-11-30 15:03:41 by quisten quisten
after an awesome start, i felt let down in the end, basically what metoikos said. i also did not like the music at all.
sucks added on the 2014-12-01 20:36:25 by SiR SiR
Geometry rules. Music kinda sucks :(
rulez added on the 2014-12-03 11:32:03 by ElGuillermo ElGuillermo
Nice clean visuals.
rulez added on the 2014-12-05 23:37:19 by datsua datsua
quisten: I am pretty sure it is my very old ATI Radeon 4870 video card and its driver (have to use the older version (9.4) due to hard lock up issue in the newer drivers). :(

If you still want me to help you out briefly (very BUSY these days), then please kindly let me know (ant@zimage.comREMOVETHIS1ST).
added on the 2014-12-06 19:55:13 by AntDude AntDude
added on the 2015-01-10 15:53:43 by peturba peturba
real keyboarders material! almost as good as darkdreams. getting there!! hats off!
rulez added on the 2015-01-15 23:50:10 by skrebbel skrebbel
Atmosphere rulz. Love those outward zooms.
rulez added on the 2015-02-14 00:47:44 by andr00 andr00
Not sure if I'm just interpreting stuff into inkblots or really getting what you are trying to get across.
The way I understand it - both the visuals and sound - start in chaos (Matter?), then order to form a solid whole (Atom?) and evolve into a higher level structure (Molecule?) and then further develop into more complex structure, which collapses under it's weight (fails to connect with the other Molecules in a stable way?).
Anyway thanks for creating it, it got me thinking and if I had enough points I'd give you a <3 for this :-)
rulez added on the 2015-09-24 17:59:58 by r1g8 r1g8
nice and atmospheric
rulez added on the 2016-01-08 23:31:07 by T$ T$
this is superb
rulez added on the 2017-05-14 20:43:08 by nagz nagz
Wow, never commented? One of my favourite demos from recent years, absolutely great. Killer soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2018-12-01 23:47:33 by break break
Quite good actually, strange in attractive way despite the almost funny twists in places.
rulez added on the 2018-12-03 09:38:19 by deepr deepr

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