Engine by Epoch [web]
screenshot added by noby on 2015-02-01 04:29:14
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release date : january 2015
release party : Payback 2015
compo : pc demo
ranked : 5th
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popularity : 64%
  • 0.70
alltime top: #2274
  • sm sm [Code, design]
  • Dysposin Dysposin [Graphics, design]
  • noby noby [Music, code, design, direction]
added on the 2015-02-01 04:23:59 by noby noby

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We're not going to rush a demo like this (or our previous efforts) again, next time something more complete. Should be viewed as close to 60hz as possible, otherwise it will not look exactly as intended. Video coming hopefully in a few days from the organizers.
added on the 2015-02-01 04:26:58 by noby noby
Really good artifacting. Perfect soundtrack. Awesome syncs. Otherwise kind of a letdown. This had potential to go places.
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 09:01:10 by visy visy
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 09:06:40 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 09:25:49 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
Seconding visy here. So much potential.
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 09:44:02 by leGend leGend
Awesome soundtrack! Rest was meh...
added on the 2015-02-01 10:14:55 by maytz maytz
liked it very much even though it's just a one trick pony, great soundtrack
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 11:19:36 by psenough psenough
For some strange reason one of my favorites from the compo.
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 15:19:21 by las las
yeah, really nice demo
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 15:37:27 by maali maali
Very, very cool stuff.
That sadly enough went on for too long.
added on the 2015-02-01 15:42:37 by superplek superplek
I really enjoyed this.. if there would've been a chilled floating kind of part in the middle, both musically and visually, this would've really kicked ass..
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 16:43:23 by bracket bracket
added on the 2015-02-01 16:52:40 by DerGadler DerGadler
DerGardler: there's a high quality cap done by oasiz, we'll provide it as soon as they orgas have their time to recover. For some reason anything made with our engine refuses to get kkaptured ("Startup instrumentation failed"). Any help with that would be appreciated too.
added on the 2015-02-01 17:11:46 by noby noby
Great demo, music fits but was annoying i tensive at times, so just a piggie.
added on the 2015-02-01 17:19:41 by Dascon Dascon
the music was super annoying, but I liked it regardless. Stylish shit and great sync!
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 21:12:57 by quisten quisten
added on the 2015-02-01 22:33:53 by sm sm
It's unbelievable in how many ways you can torture such a little object. Amazing, but also hard to consume because of the sound.
rulez added on the 2015-02-01 22:48:15 by Bobic Bobic
Thank you for YT!
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 00:32:07 by DerGadler DerGadler
My favourite from the compo. Great execution and a fitting soundtrack. Maybe 30 seconds too long.
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 00:43:56 by D.Fox D.Fox
Very cool, even though it does not really go anywhere. Bold choice of a soundtrack. Lovely glitches; you're really tempting me to try and steal one or two. However, I do not believe that making it 30 seconds shorter can make it better. It really has to evolve into something new.
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 01:08:56 by introspec introspec

By the way, greetings also to Cluster, which was accidentally left out of the nfo :). And thanks for the comments in general, which at the same time have been what we expected and also very surprising.
added on the 2015-02-02 04:41:50 by noby noby
fck yes
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 07:59:36 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
what D.fox said.
Maybe a tiny bit too long for the content, but I love the style, the fx (the liquefaction kicks ass) & the soundtrack, congratz!
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 09:20:50 by wullon wullon
I cannot help but thinking of this as a less talented sibling of Gantz Graf.
added on the 2015-02-02 10:00:11 by bruce bruce
Love it anyway. There's a kind of "cleanliness" to it though, a bit of sterility. Would work better if it went all-out bzzzzghlglhlling.
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 11:20:50 by Preacher Preacher
I must agree with bruce and Preacher, but this was still quite stylish and enjoyable. Didn't get much of a Pan sonic vibe from the soundtrack but it was a good one nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 11:31:37 by break break
Wow! Some next level noise demo greatness there!
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 12:42:34 by tFt tFt
Good stuff. Fitting soundtrack and the black & white part in the middle was a WOW for me. It did however lose it's momentum quite quickly after that.
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 13:15:28 by l_n l_n
From this we learned that, no matter how many ways you distort and postprocess it, one scene with a centered object isn't enough. I applaud the effort of all true science, even if the finding - as in this case - turns out to be negative.
added on the 2015-02-02 13:53:23 by revival revival
When this popped up the stream, i thought "oh shit! here comes the first place!". Not kidding. Then, after some seconds, i realized the crowd doesn't feel it at all :/ Deserved really better than just 5th place in my opinion, but hey, that's just me :)
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 15:07:59 by HellMood HellMood
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 15:27:05 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
glitch art!
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 15:44:40 by VBI VBI
very cool, a key part in old time computing mechanical engine that became the modern electronic system of controling the population, that's the way i see this demo
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 16:30:52 by gorgh gorgh
Yeah man I liked it. You guys really seem to love/hate that Revision party logo!
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 17:17:32 by cce cce
i actually want to give an extra thumbs for the sound. too bad i can't.
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 18:56:14 by Virgill Virgill
Nice one.. techno!!!
rulez added on the 2015-02-02 21:05:34 by raztaman raztaman
There's still headroom,- however this sure is above average. It's a bold and brave move to go with that grid, but it does look good.
If I have one thing to nitpick is that it misses to either drive me away and discover it's beauty, or to suck me in - it actually did neither.
You'll get there noby!
rulez added on the 2015-02-03 00:52:19 by mog mog
this was my second favourite from the compo. love the colours and the music was ferocious. should have ranked higher.
rulez added on the 2015-02-03 12:01:40 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Do not ever watch this on Youtube! Video spoils everything.
Another demo which touches you only if you run it on a real (and fast) machine.
rulez added on the 2015-02-03 13:25:04 by Manwe Manwe
It doesn't really require a fast machine :), this is our lightest demo to date. My horrible Radeon 5570 is enough to run this decently enough at 720p (the post processing makes it fairly soft, so even that resolution is enough). GTX 760 is more than enough for fullhd.

mog: that's precisely why we'll focus on the actual content in the future, instead of just churning these out forcibly :)
added on the 2015-02-03 13:33:22 by noby noby
Wow. I didn't even try to run this demo at first on this computer (with GTX 9800+) because most "modern" demos simply refuse to run here. After reading nobys comment, i tried ... and it's decent even on 1920x1080!

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added on the 2015-02-03 13:43:36 by HellMood HellMood
In future, please rush your demos exactly like this. I really dig this style :)

Btw, the tune (and the demo itself a little) reminds me of eiklang's The Beauty, especially at the start. Which is a very good thing :)
rulez added on the 2015-02-03 15:29:58 by psonice psonice
Some puzzling comments here. :) For me, the ear-splitting audio is way too harsh, but I appreciate that it works smoothly on lower-end hardware.
added on the 2015-02-03 16:13:28 by tomaes tomaes
Love the first half, and then the second half is the same ran backwards, which is a shame but they can't all be zingers I suppose.
rulez added on the 2015-02-03 18:13:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
Loved the noisy music!
rulez added on the 2015-02-04 00:09:05 by pista pista
rulez added on the 2015-02-04 17:47:53 by provod provod
Oooh, I was finally able to watch this on real hardware instead of YouTube, and it was worth it! Very, very cool and intense. I can imagine how the sound might not appeal to a demoparty crowd, but here at home it was perfectly fitting to the nicely synced visuals. And I usually get irritated about too much "primitive" glitching in other demos, but this is some very cool glitching you did there!

Some minor criticism, IMHO of course:

- The strobo was annoying. In my mind, strobo never adds to any antmosphere, it's way too crude and almost always detrimental.
- After the first "wow" factor subsides, it gets more and more irritating that the object is centered only. The grid can only serve as a flimsy excuse here. ;-)

All in all a perfect "sum is greater than the individual parts" demo, I love it!
rulez added on the 2015-02-04 21:13:30 by Kylearan Kylearan
The sound. Why, oh why?!
added on the 2015-02-04 22:25:18 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2015-02-07 18:05:25 by Frequent Frequent
Not a valid Win32 application error in my very old, updated Windows XP Pro SP3 box. :(

Anyways, it was OK.
added on the 2015-02-07 19:13:53 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2015-02-09 01:16:32 by blackpawn blackpawn
what VBI said!
rulez added on the 2015-02-10 00:13:03 by RufUsul RufUsul
sucks added on the 2015-02-10 02:54:49 by bitl bitl
this is terrible. just distortion filters. same for audio.
sucks added on the 2015-02-14 04:29:55 by dila dila
Good demo but not fully my cuppa. Visuals are nice, but the demo started dragging on about halfway in, and the music was a bit too shrill for my taste.
added on the 2015-02-15 01:12:41 by Alpha C Alpha C
Sooo cool! Windows decided to install necessary system updates while it was running, and its pitiless attempts to get back to the original screen resolution matched the mood perfectly. Almost like in Szamár Madár.

A nice variation of Gantz Graf, indeed. It really wants me to play with feedback stuff again.
rulez added on the 2015-02-15 18:11:16 by pixtur pixtur
Seemingly well executed, but the soundtrack is far too noisy to make it a thumb for me. May be art, but not the kind I really like
added on the 2015-02-15 18:31:22 by Triace Triace
Love that kind of shit! Great minimalistic dirty electro industrial glitch! The hypnotic effect that the music and visual combo build overtime is intense.
rulez added on the 2015-02-16 05:41:35 by ramon ramon
rulez added on the 2015-02-17 01:46:55 by Lacrimael Lacrimael
Pretty cool effects
added on the 2015-02-17 20:35:30 by lachose1 lachose1
Restoring my faith in demoscene again:

+local native executable rendering
+non dubstep music
+interesting look
+sincro and progression
rulez added on the 2015-02-25 13:27:58 by JaK JaK
oh! yes...
+the size!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
added on the 2015-02-25 13:28:41 by JaK JaK
Cool visuals, but i did not like the music much
rulez added on the 2015-03-20 19:42:50 by Sapphire Sapphire
Nah. Just Noise with one Model that is spinning around, way too boring. Btw the download link is broken.
sucks added on the 2015-04-21 09:45:45 by GRX GRX
There must be a problem at your end. Untergrund seems to be up and the link points to an existing file.
added on the 2015-04-21 10:09:24 by noby noby
Tbh not really my cup of tea, but it seems quite well executed, so still thumb
rulez added on the 2016-02-14 19:10:14 by Triace Triace
It is absolutely my cup of tea, just imho about one quarter too long for what it has to offer. Could have used a clearer arc of suspense (or whatever you want to call it). Still great and well executed glitch style! Go Epoch!
rulez added on the 2016-02-19 22:10:35 by dojoe dojoe
let's fucking go
rulez added on the 2022-04-02 18:53:23 by wrighter wrighter

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