Gestalt by Quite & T-Rex [web]
screenshot added by comankh on 2016-08-07 23:22:35
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release date : august 2016
release party : Assembly 2016
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 68%
  • 0.77
alltime top: #1113
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By far one the best things I've seen in ages.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 19:10:24 by Preacher Preacher
I liked this a lot, different in a good way :) That skull(clock?) was really nice! :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 19:12:36 by mayday mayday
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 19:24:27 by mrdoob mrdoob
Short and impactful.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 19:25:21 by Gargaj Gargaj
Clear winner. The demo overall had a great mood.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 19:28:09 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
Some of the scenes arere really well polished and designed. Watching this one on the bigscreen really tired I started getting uncannily worried about what would become of that faceless weirdo next :)
added on the 2016-08-07 19:31:15 by Marq Marq
Plus the thumb.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 19:31:27 by Marq Marq
I'm huge on this style; super motion graphics vibes! Not all of the scenes were quite up-to-par, but the ones that were were seriously solid. Nice stuff!
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 19:38:10 by ferris ferris
So this year an UE4 demo DID win at assembly (no mention of this anywhere by the way).

Still along with Adapt easily the best demo in the compo. I don't see really anything here unc couldn't have pulled off in a weekend on his own though.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 19:38:57 by noby noby
Best one in the compo by far. Great style.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 20:14:16 by gaspode gaspode
Well deserved first place! Was wonderful
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 20:16:58 by alkama alkama
Very smooth design and interesting if somewhat disturbing mood.

Still, I think mentioning Unreal Engine on the compo slides would've been better form. That LOD texture pop in during the scene transition to the "skull clock" was pretty obvious though. ;)
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 20:37:54 by cce cce
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 20:46:39 by lastshilling lastshilling
Mature design, great attention to details, unique atmosphere, a bit too much vimeo-ish to be fair, but still, much better than the rest.

It's the first time I'm actually thinking to give a thumb up to a prod with a commercial engine... but yeah, I'm still thinking...
added on the 2016-08-07 20:48:15 by tomkh tomkh
Great show, congrats
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 20:54:55 by Fell Fell
Wonderful atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 21:11:33 by Virgill Virgill
This is weird but the good way :). Very good mood.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 21:36:26 by ok3anos ok3anos
Best one in the compo and it actually won the compo.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 21:44:06 by waffle waffle
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 21:48:15 by visy visy
oh yes! excellent visual atmosphere and sound.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 21:57:34 by a-move a-move
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCvxu5f4PeA
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 22:23:11 by frog frog
norm but too short...
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 22:50:45 by fyrex fyrex
finally, a decent demo.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 23:24:46 by comankh comankh
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rulez added on the 2016-08-07 23:47:14 by rudi rudi
Museum piece, captivating despite being completely abstract to me.
Also, beautifully polished.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 00:14:22 by ara ara
Awesome design and everything felt just right. By far the most refined entry in the compo, and as such, a deserving winner.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 00:24:51 by Warma Warma
Nice mood + design. Very nice atmosphere overall.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 00:31:10 by sohx1 sohx1
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 00:38:11 by elfh elfh
dope stuff!
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 01:09:07 by psenough psenough
did not completely get this one. or rather, at all. the rendering is neat tho.
added on the 2016-08-08 01:13:26 by msqrt msqrt
It builds a tension with so little, incredible. <3
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 01:17:10 by mog mog
Very Nice prod !!!! , too short for 268Mo...... :(
added on the 2016-08-08 01:34:26 by Rafale06 Rafale06
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 01:35:48 by bitl bitl
Gorgeous lighting and reflections
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 02:23:47 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
the gestalt feels so out of place design wise and yet it is a big part of the prod. compared to the e.g. opening scene it looks kinda rushed. oink.
You've killed the Fairlght! In all nominations: style, visuals, soundtrack and of couse the file size :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 06:26:14 by Manwe Manwe
Though, I still can't get why the "gestalt" title is pink. Because it's not a component of gestalt?
added on the 2016-08-08 08:25:35 by Manwe Manwe
UE or not, this was very interesting and original.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 08:45:36 by break break
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 09:22:36 by wullon wullon
Great angst demo! Smooth!
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 09:32:22 by rloaderro rloaderro
omg congratulations guys, you are rock
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 09:33:48 by randomi randomi
There is probably lot of work involved here but sorry it's not my cup of tea.
added on the 2016-08-08 09:56:44 by Tigrou Tigrou
Motion design like production. I like it
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 10:00:15 by u2 u2
awesome :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 10:47:31 by HellMood HellMood
The design on this is A++ but the size/content ratio (mainly because of UE4 usage) is quite a bummer, sorry.
I gladly thumb it up for what it is (also, yeah quite!) but this winning assembly makes the compo look a bit weak...
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 10:53:06 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
A very well deserved winner.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 11:13:18 by BoyC BoyC
Good stuff, but as a programmer I still don't feel like thumbing up an UE4 powered demo.
added on the 2016-08-08 12:15:54 by xernobyl xernobyl
Super-nice. :) Minor grievance: the first time the person/statue shows up on screen, it looks pretty bad compared to the scene before it. Apart from that, stellar.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 14:43:57 by gloom gloom
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 18:33:49 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 23:20:44 by neoneye neoneye
kurz und knackig ;-)
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 23:22:41 by RufUsul RufUsul
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 01:07:51 by xTr1m xTr1m
congrats, love it!
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 05:12:24 by blackpawn blackpawn
excellent demo. the moody style kinda makes me think of Tool videos... but jesus christ, that typography in the end.
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 13:05:12 by post malone post malone
Oh yeah, that's how I like my demos! Perfect match of visual and audio tension.
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 13:14:20 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Amazing concept and style.
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 16:15:19 by drift drift
If you are on anything please send some over. Hopefully this year we will not see too many controversies about ASM winner :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 16:24:52 by dixan dixan
Nice direction. Insanely large file size.
added on the 2016-08-09 16:50:05 by Radiant Radiant
Pretty much what wysiwtf said. Slick and bloated; a worthy winner nonetheless.
rulez added on the 2016-08-09 18:18:13 by tomaes tomaes
I'm sorry for raining on your parade, but 2 minutes long Unreal Engine demo is winning the compo? What happened to Assembly? Nice visuals, but forgot it faster than recent Star Wars.
added on the 2016-08-09 22:40:14 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
I think it's nice; obviously I can't thumb up the engine, but you used it well, and there's more than enough of your own stuff here to warrant a thumb.

It _is_ considered common courtesy to credit other people's stuff on the compo slide if you use it, though. (E.g., pretty much every 4k intro I saw at assembler credited Crinkler.)
rulez added on the 2016-08-10 00:22:22 by Sesse Sesse
Best demo of the compo doesn't mean good compo. Disappointed by the massive size of 268MB versus the very modest results. Too simplistic, too repetitive, too short. And the use of a commercial 3D engine to drive a demo is a big no-no IMHO. I'll salute the effort, but I'll pass on everything else. Piggy, borderline sucks for me.
added on the 2016-08-10 04:13:10 by ramon ramon
rulez added on the 2016-08-10 15:25:58 by psonice psonice
Visuals are great, but feels in no way like a demo. More or less pointless from my point of view.
added on the 2016-08-10 19:36:33 by dwarf dwarf
Usually I tend to frown upon demos that rely on a ready made engine. Nothing wrong with it and I'll usually take the position that's perfectly fine, apart from a nagging feeling that it takes away the technical aspect of demos. It's especially true if all a demo has to offer is basically what the engine offers out of the box, typically with UE4, its slick rendering and in-your-face lighting and post-processing.

But here it's not the case. What makes this demo worth watching is certainly not the engine. The solid visual design, ominous soundtrack and the carefully built up tension work to make a short but strong impression.

It is not without flaws either: the second scene feels out of place and amateur compared to the rest, and the skull LOD pop is hard not to notice.

So it's maybe not as strong as one of the most glorious earlier Assembly winners or best Quite demos, but I still wish I had seen it on big screen, because it must have been quite an experience.
rulez added on the 2016-08-11 07:51:13 by Zavie Zavie
Worthy winner, I should have added.
added on the 2016-08-11 07:52:57 by Zavie Zavie
Decent. :)
added on the 2016-08-11 19:29:26 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2016-08-12 22:26:01 by Frequent Frequent
Unreal or not, I didn't liked it. I know it's kinda symbolic, artsy, but I was expecting more happening, especially considered it's the 1st place.
added on the 2016-08-13 12:16:40 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2016-08-13 14:25:17 by hot multimedia hot multimedia
soooo cool. Amazing design, sync and style.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 05:07:23 by pixtur pixtur
Way too short, because what I saw looked awesome
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 12:17:12 by Triace Triace
Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2016-08-16 22:33:05 by Soya Soya
Very nice
rulez added on the 2016-08-19 10:45:51 by golem golem
I got too excited by name expectations and filesize. will come back to it.
added on the 2016-08-21 03:38:33 by andr00 andr00
loved everything about it from start to finish
rulez added on the 2016-08-23 11:54:26 by farfar farfar
rulez added on the 2016-08-24 10:15:33 by citrus citrus
If this is done with UE, the why does the lighting feel so wrong? Cocoon can do this 10 times better. Also comes without music, has an obscure message. The one good scene (Rings with light) does not make me give it a thumb up...
added on the 2016-08-25 22:05:03 by raer raer
Nice atmosphere and music, but are we really at that point where it's perfectly fine to use UE (without credits) and everyone's fine with it? Really?
added on the 2016-08-27 12:32:06 by sagacity sagacity
sagacity: People have used tools to make demos for decades because they don't have the wherewithal to code their own engine. I'd prefer if it wasn't the case but some groups are more about the art and design than the coding, and that's fine with me.

I agree they should be more up front about it, though.
rulez added on the 2016-08-28 01:33:19 by Claw Claw
First of all, this is boring as fuck, and barely has any effects.

But more importantly... how the fuck did we end up with a "demoscene" that doesn't care how a demo is made? This used to be a technically minded group of people showing off their skills. How did everything become so politically-correct around here that we don't call shit like this "lame" any more? How is this a "demo" ?

Don't bother answering. I don't give a shit.
sucks added on the 2016-08-28 19:00:08 by Nuclear Nuclear
well these days .. on highend platforms at least .. it's less about the technology and more about how you use it.
added on the 2016-09-03 00:13:00 by farfar farfar
Well, I can only judge the content side of all this... and i must say it rules. Sagacity : since a lot od real coders are too busy to write engines / effects that could compete with commerical Tools.
rulez added on the 2016-09-05 11:35:06 by nytrik nytrik
Don't know much about using UE, but this managed to impress me: The visual design is solid, some of the scenes look impressive and it's all pretty stylish, even though it has basically no transitions.
rulez added on the 2016-09-13 19:04:12 by Paranoid Paranoid
a clean demo with some 828 vibes but not as elaborate and not as perfect. won't thumb up something made in 3rd party engine that is not top notch.
added on the 2016-11-05 00:39:28 by rutra80 rutra80
Unc (and the rest of the team, of course) strikes again! :)
That human model doesn't fit the rest, quality-wise, though.
rulez added on the 2016-11-17 23:12:55 by KK KK
short but nice
rulez added on the 2017-01-20 12:36:03 by EviL EviL
Ah, nvm. Sorry, too much time spent in lurker mode :)
added on the 2017-02-07 01:31:21 by ton ton
Absolutely love this.
rulez added on the 2017-03-03 13:14:10 by Kylearan Kylearan
rulez added on the 2017-04-04 00:37:47 by kusma kusma
Very stylish and cool. But it is too short for my taste.
rulez added on the 2017-04-14 19:24:23 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
I have to agree, I really wish it was longer. Top-notch stuff though. :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 22:59:39 by moozooh moozooh
phokk yea! very nice composition
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 23:26:16 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2017-06-28 11:09:42 by nagz nagz
Hires visuals and well mastered soundscape. But apart from the skull clock scene it is pretty dull.
added on the 2017-11-11 22:23:27 by T$ T$

now I'm wondering what the original was :)
added on the 2018-03-06 18:34:10 by ferris ferris
Also for these kinds of stuff, I love the demoscene
rulez added on the 2018-03-08 19:57:13 by natalia natalia
Nice lighting
sucks added on the 2018-03-13 11:30:44 by cxw cxw
Help me here : Engine is a commercial one and art seems to be heavily inspired ( if not purely copied) from some one. Is the music legit ?
added on the 2018-03-13 11:52:30 by nytrik nytrik
What do you mean 'heavily inspired'? It's the same art (the prod is directed by Daniel Rusanov, who is actual author of those concept stills Gargaj posted). Music was made exclusively for this prod.
added on the 2018-03-31 03:13:47 by ton ton
Totally my cup of tea, and very inspiring. I hope to make something as good one day.

The soundtrack is amazing. Splines/curves are generally underappreciated and underused, I really like what you're doing with them here.

Nitpicking: The skull felt a little too realistic given the abstract look of the rest.
rulez added on the 2022-02-12 15:13:05 by revival revival
rulez added on the 2024-04-24 23:38:23 by titus^rab titus^rab

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