Secret Society by Hoodlum [web]
screenshot added by link_hlm on 2015-04-06 19:25:21
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release date : april 2015
release party : Revision 2015
compo : pc demo
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 61%
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alltime top: #4689
added on the 2015-04-06 19:25:21 by link_hlm link_hlm

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I like it, music is calming and while repetitive is still hypnotic, the visuals are a mixed bag but some of the scenes I really like. The theme is a bit conspiracy theoryish but I don't mind at all.

Upon launching the executable it tries to connect to the internet, why?
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 19:38:05 by keito keito
The LQ pictures broke the mood. Without I would give a thumb.
added on the 2015-04-06 19:39:17 by Salinga Salinga
I really liked this one
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 19:47:16 by teel teel
Credits should go to the Shadertoy community mainly. I recognised several slightly modified shaders (circuit fractal, glass structures, alien landscape, ...). To put them fullscreen is a little brutal towards the GPU in my opinion :)

Nevertheless I thank you for making a demo with serious content. The speech of J.F.K. (full version) contains information everyone should listen to very carefully. Congrats to 4th place!
added on the 2015-04-06 20:09:13 by movAX13h movAX13h
Raymarchers shouldn't be so low quality if you have no size limit to make them look good. With a couple exceptions the scenes/geometry didn't look very good or interesting either. I do like the sand-like effect though. I don't understand the juxtaposition with the JFK quotes/pictures with the visuals and rest of the otherwise fine soundtrack at all...
sucks added on the 2015-04-06 20:59:50 by noby noby
something something LQ pictures something shadertoy collection ... still nice
added on the 2015-04-06 21:01:40 by HellMood HellMood
I found it a bit boring. I think it might have been the music that did it.
added on the 2015-04-06 21:05:13 by Wutz Wutz
I like the music but the demo is way too boring.
added on the 2015-04-06 21:13:30 by StingRay StingRay
for the greets! :D
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 23:26:14 by rudi rudi
my cuppa tea: i thought this was fab - especially the lovely hypnotic soundtrack <3
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 00:00:23 by ne7 ne7
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 11:57:33 by gopher gopher
i like this somehow. the soundtrack has a nice build-up and the scenes look kinda cool (at 1:36 for example). but i don't know what to do with these jfk speech samples and interruptions.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 15:41:23 by a-move a-move
Like the demo and what it stands for. Very nice, atmospheric soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 16:06:53 by JTZ JTZ
I like the effects and the music in this, but the JFK references and speech just didn't work well for me.
added on the 2015-04-07 19:18:54 by SunSpire SunSpire
Relaxing, I liked it. But: what the hell people - FONT. ASPECT. RATIOS. Respect them.
added on the 2015-04-07 20:09:03 by gloom gloom
Nice shaders but I got bored. Too long and repetitive (shader + picture + shader + picture....). Okay demo.
added on the 2015-04-07 20:38:34 by ok3anos ok3anos
Felt this one was a bit too much of a hotchpotch.
added on the 2015-04-07 22:31:56 by Alpha C Alpha C
I can see the problem of having to fill over six minutes of demo, and that might have been the problem of this demo. There's no buildup, sync is absent, no colourscheme and everything really is just a big hotchpotch. Reading the nfo that you come from Atari, I'll prolly don't have to explain what style is anyways - you should know.

The tune however is god damn gorgeous, and it'll end up on heavy rotation here.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:59:54 by mog mog
would be awesome if you could release a final version without the visual and audio JFK references plus a resolution selector. :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 09:58:41 by keith303 keith303
Felt much better in the compo than now at home.
added on the 2015-04-09 00:33:09 by noname noname
I really liked it. Should end up third.
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 14:38:26 by GumBoy GumBoy
starts promising, but then the shader thing becomes kind of too simple, boring, and i don't know, ugly - in a beautiful ugly way, though. piggy for now. but the 2d effect behind/before the greetings part is pretty cool!
added on the 2015-04-11 00:21:08 by blala blala
the sand blown in the wind kinda effect on top of the shader scenes was very nice. theme of the demo, music and pictures ruined it for me. the mix won't fit imho. so piggie.
For me the best demo of the compo.
rulez added on the 2015-04-12 16:33:03 by ghandy ghandy
looked like some shadertoy shaders glued together with an unfitting soundtrack and unrelated political theme. the wobbly almost sketchy shaders looked good tho, so, piggie it is.
added on the 2015-04-12 16:47:32 by Maali Maali
Nice visuals, but the conspiracy things.... nah......
added on the 2015-04-18 12:00:57 by Frequent Frequent
What mog said.
rulez added on the 2015-04-19 20:44:18 by Kylearan Kylearan
rulez added on the 2015-04-20 13:39:05 by moqui moqui
(*) HOODLUM (*)
rulez added on the 2015-07-05 16:34:50 by magic magic
like it somehow. relaxing and enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2015-10-12 16:00:37 by bonefish bonefish
Totally awesome experience for me, music, mood, effects and eyecandy logo to finish it off. Super work unix!
rulez added on the 2016-02-29 20:59:21 by tFt tFt
JFK pictures ruins atmosphere a bit, but rest is great (music and shaders).
rulez added on the 2016-04-11 15:06:39 by sheriff sheriff
I enjoyed this a lot. The pictures should have better quality, but the sand/wind thing looks really cool. And I lovet he music.
rulez added on the 2016-04-11 15:12:11 by Preacher Preacher
nice tune
rulez added on the 2016-04-11 16:12:19 by 1in10 1in10
what noby said
added on the 2016-04-11 17:35:21 by cupe cupe
Awesome visuals, sound & direction.

The JFK theme feels quite off at first but overall supports the demo and vice versa pretty well.
rulez added on the 2018-02-06 21:14:42 by T$ T$
What mog said
rulez added on the 2020-08-30 19:17:37 by v3nom v3nom

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