Oniria by Brainstorm [web]
screenshot added by mayday on 2015-04-06 20:07:21
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release date : april 2015
release party : Revision 2015
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 65%
  • 0.83
alltime top: #1776
added on the 2015-04-06 20:07:21 by mayday mayday

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Complete mystery to me why this came third... not particularly bad but these simple circles don't look very good to be, especially when the colors at times become a bit discordant. Some nice movements though, and the music mildly fresh, though it did become very cheesy at times as well, especially towards the end. Launching this straight from the exe seems like a good idea since the demo just grabbed the desktop resolution of 3840x1080 which was certainly a nice experience :). Honestly I could thumb this either up or down for various reasons so I'm just going to leave it at piggy...
added on the 2015-04-06 20:26:08 by noby noby
the return of Parsec
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 20:27:55 by mop mop
well that was just lovely, it displayed across both of my monitors which was weird but kind of cool too, I love the beauty that you manage to derive from relatively simple compositions, the music was very nice too, i'll be rewatching this one again :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 20:39:44 by keito keito
Simple but pretty. Loved the music.
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 20:49:19 by Wutz Wutz
I agree with the previous comment.
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 20:51:01 by Starchaser Starchaser
like many probably, i thought "how dare they coming up with SUCH simple stuff?" ... but it works =) It's beautiful, mesmerising, well tuned, as is the ♪♫
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 20:51:54 by HellMood HellMood
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 20:53:03 by Manwe Manwe
Just beautiful :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 20:54:23 by Sapphire Sapphire
Can't make up my mind whether to piggy this demo or not, so I ultimately decided to go with a thumb-up :-) The design was minimalistic beyond the pain threshold BUT the movements were very easy on the eye.

Oh, and my wife liked it too, which happens very rarely in this day and age :-)
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 20:58:24 by kbi kbi
Lovely music, and warm, colorful visuals. I think technology-wise it's almost simple enough that I could have coded it (and I haven't coded any PC-demo stuff since early 2000s) but it does not detract from the final, result, rather the opposite.
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 21:17:50 by Sdw Sdw
My 9 years old said "is that all dad ?" I tend to agree "which happens very rarely in this day and age :-)"
added on the 2015-04-06 21:18:22 by nytrik nytrik
Glad it came third despite being played so early in the compo. This is just beautiful, and the soundtrack is lovely as well. Simple but efficient. And I can't say no to those bells and bell trees.
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 21:27:46 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Absolutely beautiful and well designed. I found it very relaxing after all those pumped up demos.

The technical impression may not be top notch, but the artistic impression definitely is! And that's what IMO should count the same.
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 22:56:06 by JTZ JTZ
Noskill sleeping pill. Try harder.

Plus what nytrik's son said.
sucks added on the 2015-04-06 23:07:58 by Photon Photon
So cute ! Another proof that beauty ain't in over-complexity !
rulez added on the 2015-04-06 23:48:15 by alkama alkama
Cute and relaxing.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 00:00:14 by TheT(ourist) TheT(ourist)
Live this.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 00:38:37 by gaspode gaspode
very pretty to look at with perfectly suitable music.
besides that it runs with constant 60fps @2560x1440 on my 5 year old hardware without OC'ing the hell out of it !
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 01:50:33 by keith303 keith303
The sheet before the demo said "OpenGL 1.0". Can I ask which features you actually use? Is there for example display lists or do you really feed every vertex and attribute with a separate function call?
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 10:00:15 by Trilkk Trilkk
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 10:15:46 by ne7 ne7
Somehow interesting!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 10:20:32 by Kojote Kojote
The 3rd place of this demo tends to prove that technical aspect doesn't make it all sometimes :).
The music participates a lot to the mood. Simple, efficient and well designed.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 10:26:23 by ok3anos ok3anos
This is a touching demo. Not as impressive as other “tech-killer” demo, but way more touching. Thank you for such a nice piece of work :) . One of my fav of the PC Demo compo <3
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 10:39:32 by phaazon phaazon
looks good, sounds good.
but still, it sort of bored me.

pretty much what nytrik said.
added on the 2015-04-07 11:59:06 by gopher gopher
A hard demo for the PC demo compo at revision, but I enjoyed it a lot!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 12:04:24 by okkie okkie
nice laidback demo
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 12:10:16 by psenough psenough
The big headed tech brains can only hate the soft power of something simple and beautiful, but I'm glad demos like this still exist.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 12:16:57 by tomaes tomaes
Atmosphere trumping technical sophistication.

...orbs are the new ribbons, eh ;)
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 12:22:31 by d0DgE d0DgE
The athmosphere and especially the song reminds me of the Final Fantasy 7 and it's always a good thing :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 12:35:54 by mayday mayday
what gopher said.
also a kind of "form" (like proper credits or at least the group name) is missing.
i think this is placed to high. a weak thumb up though!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 14:21:32 by a-move a-move
pleasant, but not interesting. Using opengl 1.0 could be considered a technical handicap, like restricting yourself to 64k, but I don't know if this was the point it tried to make. Soundtrack was nice. So, thumb.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 15:09:59 by cupe cupe
My clear favorite in the compo. So pleasant and deeply enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 18:07:57 by Blueberry Blueberry
What Blueberry said. Beautiful from start to finish!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 19:12:17 by SunSpire SunSpire
It could have been cool if there had just been something "interesting" together with the particles. As is, it's just pure boredom going on way too long :(
added on the 2015-04-07 19:15:09 by maytz maytz
Slow paced, but nice to watch. One of the rare demos that non sceners can enjoy (and that is a compliment).
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 19:44:42 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
I think "cute" is what describes this best :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 20:07:27 by gloom gloom
Wow, thanks! I never expected this to win 3rd place...

The claim that it's OpenGL 1.0 might be false. I'm not using any extensions but it might be the case that some of the functions are not 1.0 . . . I have no idea about this. But I'm guessing since no extensions are used then 1.0 it is :)

Why the OpenGL 1.0 limitation? Because of my trusty old laptop. It has an Intel GPU with bad drivers.

I chose to write it on my laptop because that allowed me to work on this literally anywhere. I worked this during boring obligatory courses. I worked on this at home when I was home and not sleeping and during the trip to revision whenever I could find enough space to be able to comfortably write code and not get distracted.

The features I used is additive blending mode, the fixed pipeline lighting system, display lists, GL_NORMALIZE. The CPU is tasked with perspective projection, computing the color.
added on the 2015-04-07 20:07:54 by musk musk
normally I am not fund of slow paced demos but this is magneficent! Well earned top 3.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 20:39:52 by dwarf dwarf
mu6k, from what you describe, it may very well be actually GL 1.0. All of those features should be available in that version.

It actually makes me wonder if you (or someone else) could port this to some old SGI Irix box such as Octane2, in theory it could work, albeit (most probably) kind of slowly. But it'd still be incredibly bad-ass.
added on the 2015-04-07 21:01:50 by Trilkk Trilkk
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 21:06:31 by kusma kusma
I was surprised about myself that I enjoyed this demo so much. Objectively, this is so simple and has so little variation, it should be boring - but it isn't! I have no idea why, but I really enjoyed it at the party (which I cannot say about several other prods in the compo that had been played later...) and so I'm both surprised and glad it came in 3rd. Congrats!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 21:10:52 by Kylearan Kylearan
What Gopher said.
added on the 2015-04-07 21:18:30 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:06:20 by hfr hfr
Wow, I really love this demo! I'm amazed by its beauty and simplicity. Reminds me a bit of Väre.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:08:54 by LLB LLB
Trikk, well, given all these technical limitations it could be easily ported to a variety of platforms. The dependencies are

- win32 API for setting up a window
- bass.dll for mp3 playback
- openGL for rasterizing a bunch of circles
- C/C++ standard library (probably not an issue)

Actually a linux port would only require me to replace the win32 API section...
A textmode port requires the replacement of openGL with textmode based rasterizer
added on the 2015-04-08 08:56:24 by musk musk
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 09:38:29 by seppjo seppjo
Beautiful. A perfect marriage of sights and sounds :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 12:02:50 by raizor raizor
Nice dots and flow!
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 13:17:07 by Gouafhg Gouafhg
Lovely but incredible boring.
sucks added on the 2015-04-08 13:20:53 by Zplex Zplex
a really nice little demo :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 13:24:09 by rez rez
sweetness and light, you are the sweetness in my eyes.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 15:12:58 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
mu6k: Who did the music? I can't find any info on that. :)
added on the 2015-04-08 20:30:52 by tomaes tomaes
a bit cheesy of course but still nice.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 20:48:32 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Simple, but nice. Gave me a good break from some other stuff in the compo.
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 00:31:37 by noname noname
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 00:42:44 by Buckethead Buckethead
@mu6k, why not bang it into a webgl/js shim? It's so simple, it should run everywhere then ;)
added on the 2015-04-09 01:14:08 by HellMood HellMood
@HellMood ... not a bad idea ;)
@tomaes, by a beautiful goat from our group who is mentioned at the top of the comment list ;)
Also, I'm starting to doubt I coded this. Maybe it was the alcohol.
added on the 2015-04-10 12:53:13 by musk musk
cute, except the balance of the lettering at the end.
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 16:27:01 by iks iks
looks beautiful, but nothing special otherwise. btw it has a kind of xmas vibe with this music? props for GL ~1.0 though :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-11 00:07:55 by blala blala
beautiful but too short
rulez added on the 2015-04-11 09:20:04 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
I agree with Blueberry. One of my favourite Revision productions. Fantastic tune and perfectly matching, sweet and lovely visuals. Well done!
rulez added on the 2015-04-12 17:01:06 by z5 z5
Very, very boring plus retarded music. If it was 4k it would maybe get a thumb.
sucks added on the 2015-04-12 17:15:16 by raer raer
not all too booming. but it's an excellent windows background generator ;)
sometimes less is more
rulez added on the 2015-04-15 14:25:36 by juice juice
Lovely. The fact that it stretches across monitors made it even more relaxing.
rulez added on the 2015-04-15 21:03:38 by sagacity sagacity
rulez added on the 2015-04-18 11:52:58 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2015-04-20 13:38:22 by moqui moqui
somehow forgot to vote for it. nice flow.
rulez added on the 2015-04-26 07:57:07 by xeNusion xeNusion
This is so lovely! <3
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 22:57:46 by xTr1m xTr1m
So relaxing and lullabyish
rulez added on the 2016-02-18 21:34:17 by Triace Triace
Beauty from math <3 Sometimes restricting yourself means something else than 4/8/64k =) The fact that this came 3rd among all the tech fests tells a lot.
rulez added on the 2016-02-18 23:07:03 by dojoe dojoe
rulez added on the 2016-05-16 17:14:10 by Tigrou Tigrou
rulez added on the 2016-07-14 01:05:47 by Flashira Flashira
I thought for once, Oneiria would be a good name for a Tulpa
rulez added on the 2016-07-14 10:04:06 by Optimus Optimus
Nicely done! Music a worthy successor to snowchip, and gfx smooth and well-coordinated. I suspect this will get a lot of repeat play in my household. :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-15 20:39:20 by cxw cxw
I am now under your command and will thumb up this demo.

yep - it's trancy!
rulez added on the 2017-05-03 23:55:49 by caffeine_demon caffeine_demon
rulez added on the 2017-08-08 00:36:57 by blackpawn blackpawn
ambienty == rulez
Demo fully builded on lights... wow, it should be my favourite demo.
rulez added on the 2018-01-05 11:12:47 by 100bit 100bit
$(winamp vis plugin) + $(decent tune) = this release.
Nice nevertheless, but far from a major party top 3 release.
rulez added on the 2018-02-06 21:24:07 by T$ T$
This makes me so happy. Worth thousands of thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2018-03-08 19:45:05 by EvilOne EvilOne
rulez added on the 2018-09-12 17:56:52 by aha aha
super beautiful and relaxing - how could I miss this one?
rulez added on the 2020-08-30 19:07:43 by v3nom v3nom

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