Backscatter by Logicoma [web]
screenshot added by ferris on 2015-07-12 12:13:54
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release date : july 2015
release party : Solskogen 2015
compo : combined intro
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 65
  • is ok 9
  • sucks 0
popularity : 65%
best soundtrack
  • rulez 0.88
alltime top: #1339
added on the 2015-07-12 12:13:54 by ferris ferris

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Looked and sounded amazing on the stream!
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 12:42:29 by velo velo
Very nice. Can't wait to see the custom shaders on shadetoy. The looooong audio precalc was annoying to begin with, but after seeing it. It kind of adds to the suspense.
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 13:13:41 by Rusakova Rusakova
Not exactly my genre of music, but still hats of for that synth and the quality you're tearing out of it. Took almost 5 minutes to precalc the track though :). On the visual side I didn't get anything but a white screen...
added on the 2015-07-12 13:31:23 by noby noby
Worth the wait.
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 13:38:23 by SnC SnC
Wow. Looked extremely cool on the stream. The soundtrack is kicking some ass!
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 14:09:10 by pixtur pixtur
I get sound, but only white screen. AMD R9 270X, Windows 7.
added on the 2015-07-12 14:39:27 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Wow. Very nice style. Cubes and spheres for the win!
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 14:45:07 by gaspode gaspode
Sounds rather nice, but I get a white screen. Waiting for some visuals in the form of a final/a capture. AMD RAdeon HD6800 Win7n 64bit.
added on the 2015-07-12 14:51:16 by numtek numtek
damn that's the longest precalc since 2004! and it looks like an inque 64k :P
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 14:51:35 by Maali Maali
great soundtracks come with great precalcs. not that fond of the visuals.
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 14:54:22 by msqrt msqrt
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhSMjADutYw
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 16:03:48 by unbeliever^x7m unbeliever^x7m
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 16:31:31 by fyrex fyrex
looks nice but the music is ruined by wob wob wob. so piggie.
A final to fix the apparent ATI bugs will likely come in a couple weeks when I'm on vacation. In the meantime, here's the link to the aforementioned shadertoy project, where I made all of the effects originally :D
added on the 2015-07-12 16:48:20 by ferris ferris
Holy precalc, Batman!
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 17:46:35 by BiTL BiTL
Long precalc is long. But for the visuals and music, hell yeah! I just wish there were some kind of gfx or text, but with anything under 64k that's the stuff that gets cut first.
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 17:49:02 by phoenix phoenix
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 17:52:49 by Virgill Virgill
Cool intro.
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 17:54:41 by ham ham
loooong precalc, ultimately not much in there for me personally, piggie.
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 18:52:37 by keito keito
A gazillion high-quality shaders in a neat little package.
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 19:18:58 by Sesse Sesse
Nice synthesizer.
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 20:21:51 by Radiant Radiant
mate, damn, this was epic
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 20:29:42 by citrus citrus
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 21:15:45 by Corial Corial
Nice music and intro :) deserved to win
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 21:47:08 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Brilliant stuff dude!
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 22:20:10 by simppafi simppafi
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 22:40:00 by Premium Premium

rulez added on the 2015-07-13 06:13:13 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2015-07-13 07:25:49 by Sir Sir
Wouldn't a precalc of this length would warrant a proper precalc bar at least? Say one that you can actually see in fullscreen mode? :D
added on the 2015-07-13 12:24:45 by BoyC BoyC
perhaps I'll address that in the final too ;D was done in quite a hurry (as usual)...
added on the 2015-07-13 13:06:03 by ferris ferris
Kicked ass!
rulez added on the 2015-07-13 13:13:27 by fjern fjern
gief loaderbar, receive thumb!
added on the 2015-07-13 13:28:11 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
The visuals feel too calm and slow-moving for the aggressive soundtrack. Other than that, awesome show!
rulez added on the 2015-07-13 13:53:12 by Blueberry Blueberry
I've prepared a final which addresses a few things:
- HOPEFULLY fixes AMD compatibility issues. I would love if someone with an AMD card could test it before I make it the official link :)
- added loading bar
- fixed a potential audio sync issue
- fixed audio stopping too early at the end
- added more resolutions

File is here: logicoma-backscatter-final-test1.zip

Thanks for the feedback everyone :)
added on the 2015-07-13 21:33:45 by ferris ferris
Super cool!
Design, music, code, SIZE - everything is just amazing.
rulez added on the 2015-07-13 22:36:09 by Manwe Manwe
I have an AMD card, if you want to, I can try your intro as soon as I get to Slovakia
added on the 2015-07-13 23:23:11 by citrus citrus
citrus: please do! much appreciated :)
added on the 2015-07-13 23:23:40 by ferris ferris
The high quality prod you would thing is 64K, would wish it could be 40K, when you realize it's only 36K! :) Nice pacing, nice GFX, nice sound track. Only complaint: no bytes left for a progress bar for the extras long pre-calc?
rulez added on the 2015-07-14 00:45:02 by ramon ramon
Oh shit this is wayyy too good. Props guys!
rulez added on the 2015-07-14 09:16:49 by Sebbert Sebbert
rulez added on the 2015-07-14 09:21:22 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
now i can thumb in peace.
rulez added on the 2015-07-14 09:42:35 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
rulez added on the 2015-07-15 05:00:02 by gentleman gentleman
Good! Excellent synth, though I don't like the style of music at all.
rulez added on the 2015-07-15 07:23:44 by yzi yzi
I only see the "fake" loading bar in the console window...
Rendering the audio takes ages on a pretty old i7.

The typical discontinuity artifacts could be fixed, in case the are not intended.
Can also test on AMD. You know where to find me.

Awesome audio, nice and simple scenes.
rulez added on the 2015-07-15 10:32:02 by las las
rulez added on the 2015-07-15 10:44:05 by kusma kusma
cool for what it is (a "quick little <40k")
rulez added on the 2015-07-15 23:12:37 by wullon wullon
Looks nice.
rulez added on the 2015-07-16 10:36:43 by Starchaser Starchaser
Great track and good rendering! Some more design and sync would have rocked, please show us what you can do in a proper amount of time :D
rulez added on the 2015-07-16 20:04:32 by quisten quisten
rulez added on the 2015-07-17 06:56:18 by provod provod
Precalc of the year. But it was worth it!
rulez added on the 2015-07-18 16:00:05 by Frequent Frequent
Nice synchronised glitches!
rulez added on the 2015-07-18 17:18:48 by baah baah
Not bad. :)
added on the 2015-07-18 18:06:51 by AntDude AntDude
nice bass
rulez added on the 2015-07-18 18:12:04 by 1in10 1in10
added on the 2015-07-18 20:00:20 by keito keito
well deserved winner of the compo
rulez added on the 2015-07-20 10:23:54 by Triace Triace
well, at least it renders, but has a very weird artifacts, seen in here http://pasteboard.co/26zooNca.png . This was viewed on AMD R9 295X2 on fullhd resolution on a 4k screen
added on the 2015-07-20 20:21:45 by citrus citrus
rulez added on the 2015-07-21 21:02:06 by Daniel Daniel
great track
rulez added on the 2015-07-22 02:03:58 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2015-07-22 18:55:18 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
rulez added on the 2015-07-24 12:16:30 by prm prm
Well, it´s a 4k with TextureMaps as BumpMaps and ace lighting in 4k*10! ;)
Everything is fine here, ace!, just not my cup of intro, newskool-music+lotsa-post-effects-synced-to-instrumentX+raymarchingWithUVCoordCal c! (i did the same stuff years ago, just never released, because wouldn´t have fitted in 4k!)

But what really makes me wonder is the category you put it here on pouet:
40k -> was the compo-intro-size for Amiga-Intros (before 4Ks got invented)
64k -> was the compo-intro-size for PC-Intros at the same time...
...lateron Amiga-Intros adapted and got extra-space in form of 24k -> 64k aswell!
...but i never ever before saw a PC-Intro-Compo with 40k-Limit! :p Was this a special case at this party? Or is it just your right as wellknown Amiga&&PC-Group to do so?
I love Anacharchism, just wondering! ;) :D
Anyway, ace job, keep on flashing me! ;)
rulez added on the 2015-07-29 23:24:59 by ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon. ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon.
Very shiny!
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 00:35:35 by cristea cristea
Compo filler at 1st place.
added on the 2015-08-02 22:33:23 by Hoild Hoild
Nice shaders.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 12:01:05 by Preacher Preacher
Awesome! well done!
rulez added on the 2015-08-07 22:30:35 by e64 e64
nice 40k, great music
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 07:39:18 by spritus spritus
hardy: the compo was "Combined intro", and this particular intro happens to be 40k.

Also: it rocks :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 11:58:50 by gloom gloom
Impressive music! Visuals are very simple but nicely done. (maybe get rid of those discontinuity artifacts as mentioned by las)
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 12:02:05 by _vincent _vincent
Wow! The time waited for audio pre-calc was worth!

Impressive graphics!
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 19:30:31 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Nice visual, great audio: rulez.
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 22:40:20 by _alt3_ _alt3_
cubeslice :)
rulez added on the 2015-09-17 21:34:08 by cxw cxw
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 05:22:25 by blackpawn blackpawn
I was always a bit torn about this one musically, the actual groove and composition is catchy as hell, but the production just feels too synthetic and thin, though the actual editing / automation work shows that there was a lot of effort invested in it.
rulez added on the 2016-08-31 15:59:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
what _vincent said!
rulez added on the 2016-08-31 16:48:40 by xTr1m xTr1m
rulez added on the 2016-09-19 08:16:12 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
Very cool
rulez added on the 2016-09-20 09:04:01 by golem golem
Damn, this is really nice for a 40k.
rulez added on the 2017-05-15 14:28:56 by moozooh moozooh
Gave me just a white screen after the very long precalc so I had to watch the video. Some nice visuals and fitting music.
added on the 2017-06-26 09:23:06 by StingRay StingRay
Fresh, clean, well synced and superb music!
rulez added on the 2017-09-01 10:29:55 by deepr deepr
You've come a long way... Still, this one is pretty awesome. :)
rulez added on the 2017-09-01 10:39:19 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulez added on the 2017-09-01 11:08:20 by Flashy Flashy

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