liquiXion: the demo man by Adapt [web]
screenshot added by deepr on 2016-08-07 13:50:30
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release date : august 2016
release party : Assembly 2016
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 61%
  • 0.70
alltime top: #3381
added on the 2016-08-07 13:50:30 by deepr deepr

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Sweet looking fluids and other visuals, enjoyable soundtrack as well. But I must say I found the visuals way too chaotic with all the overlays upon overlays. Less would be more in this department. Looking forward to a polished final.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 13:56:05 by break break
what a mess :(
sucks added on the 2016-08-07 14:16:05 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
adapt keeps getting better. awesome water.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 14:19:31 by psenough psenough
Screenshot vote :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 14:55:00 by golem golem
do not watch the AssemblyTV youtube, its from the bugged version with "overlays upon overlays" (buffers in wrong size)

capture MAY be coming, in the meantime, run executable as one should
added on the 2016-08-07 16:06:25 by leGend leGend
Good to know. Waiting for an official capture then as my PC couldn't dream of running modern demos.
added on the 2016-08-07 16:28:37 by break break
Can't watch due to shader compile errors, Radeon 7950. Looks promising though.
This looks lot like their 2013 assembly demo. The particle effect at the start is really cool. Rest of the demo not so much.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 17:51:41 by rock rock
A very close contender for winner (as the score rightfully says)! A bit incoherent, but also very nice at places.

(I've only seen the stream, not the executable)
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 22:17:58 by Sesse Sesse
lol xD ten times better at home than the mess shown at the party place. Too bad considering the effort tho, it's a great production.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 23:40:52 by msqrt msqrt
sucks added on the 2016-08-07 23:45:02 by rudi rudi
Real Winner in the demo compo ASM 2016....
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 01:53:41 by Rafale06 Rafale06
liquid scenes were really cool, finally saw the proper version (whole thing was way better than the one in the stream).
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 07:07:00 by sohx1 sohx1
Ok, the proper version made way more sense. Good work guys, enjoyed it!
added on the 2016-08-08 08:44:16 by break break
looks really nice but, 250 megs? plus:

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added on the 2016-08-08 09:47:32 by Oswald Oswald
The proper version is super smooth. Great effects, flow and music, and very "demoish" in a very good way.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 09:48:53 by Preacher Preacher
A bit uneven with both stunning and somewhat poor looking parts. The fake GI and screenspace collisions, just perfect and demoish. A good sequel to the original though not necessarily better as I still have a soft spot for Reflexion. Would've liked to hear a more "original" track maybe, made the whole thing feel a bit of a remix, which I suppose might've been intentional and certainly not a bad thing :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 09:56:04 by noby noby
Proper is great
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 09:59:06 by Fell Fell
my personal winner, too bad it was messed up in the compo
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 10:50:33 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Silky smooth on 1070, looked awesome.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 11:33:24 by mudlord mudlord
Was going to say this was very messy, but decided to watch the proper version which is indeed a lot better. Would have thumbed up the messy one already though.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 11:41:06 by Trilkk Trilkk
Just watched the demo. The fractal-like monuments scene reminded me of the greetings scene in this.
added on the 2016-08-08 12:04:59 by golem golem
Reminds me of early hardware accelerated PC demos, with all the blending, reflections, and coder colors, [random adjective] music... could be a bad thing, but worked for me.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 12:08:50 by xernobyl xernobyl
I really liked the music. Too bad it had a bug. Should have been first.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 18:26:58 by varko varko
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 18:38:40 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 23:28:57 by neoneye neoneye
This is some weird, messy potpourri of influences (the field trip recursive figure zoom is just the sorest thumb to stick out). But overall it makes enough sense to me, visually. Still there are many rough patches one could improve. F.e. the transitions should be actually seamless (not strangely glued together) and some needless overkill should be curbed (no need for that endscroller over an already busy background, just leave the final message there).

So it's your best work so far, even though I can't shake the feeling that it all looks like ASD and mfx stuffed into a blender, and then taking the goo-y results to a puzzled wood chipper shop. :D
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 08:57:50 by tomaes tomaes
Indeed it's a lot cleaner on the proper capture!

Still a bit messy for my tastes, I miss some consistency between the different scenes (especially in the colors), and the credits are really too kitshy and don't really give the best final impression.

That said, the music is great, the fluid stuff are really sexy, and overall the "poetry" works, especially in the (cool) recursive zoomer scene and the screenshot scene.

Also: happy 10th ;)
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 12:18:33 by wullon wullon
ease down on those colors man... and i'm even Dutch.
anyway yeah, incoherent and messy in presentation that distracts from what is actually all in there.
added on the 2016-08-09 15:32:46 by maali maali
nice early 2000's aesthetic
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 16:03:07 by aegis aegis
Final looks so much better than what was shown at assembly. Some really great scenes and some not as good but overall a nice demo.
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 16:14:28 by drift drift
I liked the scene on the screenshot and the music, but... the rest of the scenes were either too long, or the palette selection could have seen more work.

Also, I can't un-see all the Collada source files, the huge DLLs (QT and Assimp?!?) and the images that could probably be packed/optimized better.

So piggie
added on the 2016-08-09 16:57:53 by shash shash
I like it :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 19:32:44 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
The correct version looks a lot better than the buggy asmTv version I initially saw. :)
This could have benefit from 1-2 extra days of polishing.
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 20:16:08 by waffle waffle
looks really cool, music may could have served better with more ambience and less beats (may just be a personal taste thing though). All in all still a great demo.
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 20:35:41 by Triace Triace
loved it
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 23:32:27 by qma qma
Better than the #1. Very eclectic. Strange transitions. Inconsistent. OK music. A few very good effects. Not bad, but not great either. Piggy overall.
added on the 2016-08-10 04:26:31 by ramon ramon
Final version solved it for me
rulez added on the 2016-08-12 23:05:41 by Frequent Frequent
final version makes a lot more sense.
rulez added on the 2016-08-13 01:00:04 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
should have won the competition
rulez added on the 2016-08-13 10:53:45 by Tigrou Tigrou
Proper demo style. I have to admit I found the compo version more interesting though :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-16 19:42:52 by cce cce
good demo it was great to watch it :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-17 09:35:25 by yogib33r yogib33r
Doesn't work for me on my AMD R9... Though looks nice on youtube.
added on the 2016-08-17 12:36:41 by peturba peturba
added on the 2016-08-20 07:28:15 by lachose1 lachose1
It was OK.
added on the 2016-08-20 08:28:25 by AntDude AntDude
Wow. This is truly a 2000ish mess. The colors are off and the direction strange. The first effect saves it from a down-vote.
added on the 2016-09-01 21:36:59 by raer raer
whoops! where did my thumb go? ;)
rulez added on the 2016-09-15 22:23:36 by HellMood HellMood
Lots of particles and techy stuff going on with nice music.... for no reason!! Demostyle to the max
rulez added on the 2017-08-07 08:51:25 by rloaderro rloaderro
where did my thumb go?
rulez added on the 2020-08-10 18:20:24 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
thumb up for the fluid sim

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