smaze™ by Still [web]
screenshot added by pixtur on 2016-08-14 05:02:26
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release date : august 2016
release party : Evoke 2016
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 61%
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alltime top: #2482
added on the 2016-08-14 05:02:26 by pixtur pixtur

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Nope, sorry.
sucks added on the 2016-08-14 05:22:08 by superplek superplek
Loved this. Trees/Leaves and City scenes were really cool. Middle felt a bit too empty but still nice.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 05:26:43 by sohx1 sohx1
Nice work.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 07:19:54 by Alopex Alopex
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 08:13:21 by gaspode gaspode
De Profundis, Neubauten edition. Would've been a more effective ending to not zoom into the girl's window.
added on the 2016-08-14 09:20:19 by tomaes tomaes
Smazing! Smazemerizing athmosmazecal!
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 09:51:37 by v3nom v3nom
Interesting production, even though the camera issue at the end kicks in.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 10:22:20 by phaazon phaazon
Nice and athmospheric.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 10:46:12 by waffle waffle
starts of so damn promising but then it becomes an empty shell. sure it looks good but there is something missing, to make it thumbsuppable. oinkie.
Beautiful. Just the end was a bit silly and unfitting the general atmosphere, so what tomaes said.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 10:57:01 by break break
great atmosphere and design. should agree about the ending, but maybe i just don't get it.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 10:59:06 by elfh elfh
Yes, yes! Great atmosphere!
I will consider it as the third part of Calcifer/Coronoid/smaze trilogy, which I have long been waiting for.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 13:52:04 by kravich kravich
I really like the idea over here.
There is very nice spooky style in here.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 15:16:53 by Lovely Hanibal Lovely Hanibal
Quite a bit better seeing it properly, and not on the unreliable stream. Good atmosphere, excellent dark ambient, solid (but not amazing) editing and composition. Feels way shorter than three minutes, that's a good thing. Not without criticism though...

1. In general too lowpoly, I think it works against the atmosphere, as in most recent previous Still demos.
2. Related to that, I still dislike the use of airborne polygon garbage, not necessarily the idea but somehow it just hasn't worked for me in these demos (I really liked the formation of the buildings though).
3. Also similarly to point no.1, the lighting is way too primitive, working against the intended atmosphere. Pre-tooll Still demos seemed to be better on this area ;)
4. I'm also not sure on the rotating camera. I get the intention but the disorientation becomes too literal, probably due to the framing which cuts out too much of the geometry. Just straight orientation with a few cuts to different angles I feel would've worked better. The movement also feels too fast at times, though I'm not sure if it would've worked better slower.
5. The trees don't have branches!
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 15:25:45 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 17:03:08 by SiR SiR
Feels rather uneven when it comes to showing and telling, though what's there is great.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 20:11:03 by Gargaj Gargaj
great atmosphere, not sure about the ending. great atmosphere, not sure about the ending. maybe the zoom should have been left out ...
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 20:42:21 by a-move a-move
Very immersive. Something that i want to dream, both atmospheric and weird. The end hit me unprepared i was just getting into it :/

Still awesome!
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 21:22:24 by HellMood HellMood
tripy !
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 21:50:48 by u2 u2
"so this is what a car crash in Finland looks like when you're colorblind". but yeah, what sensensthal said. i like the cloudy effect, should've done more interaction with that.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 23:07:52 by maali maali
Cool ambient
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 00:33:08 by bitl bitl
didn't build up, didn't entrance, polygons going through each other killed the mood even more. sorry, nop, you can do much better.
sucks added on the 2016-08-15 00:40:13 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 12:05:27 by aha aha
Loved the mood and the sound.
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 12:21:00 by Preacher Preacher
Brave enough to do something different. I love it.
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 13:47:40 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
subpar compared with the other releases
added on the 2016-08-15 16:23:35 by xeNusion xeNusion
Very unique style
added on the 2016-08-15 17:16:01 by cxw cxw
Good one. Part of "Demos without a hit-me-to-death" soundtrack.. ;)
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 18:23:46 by nodepond nodepond
Some CDAK flavor here, which is not bad! Overall OK, miss the thumb not by much.
added on the 2016-08-15 22:38:30 by ramon ramon
Nice -in between- demo.. triple AAA for the concept!
now bring on a big one again like only Still can do!
rulez added on the 2016-08-15 22:40:10 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2016-08-16 00:55:51 by dossi dossi
I almost fell asleep. It's just not my style, sorry.
added on the 2016-08-16 06:23:52 by tbw tbw
rulez added on the 2016-08-16 21:41:34 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Liked it.
rulez added on the 2016-08-17 11:28:31 by peturba peturba
nice concept & execution <3
rulez added on the 2016-08-17 11:28:48 by fra fra
added on the 2016-08-17 23:30:34 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
rulez added on the 2016-08-18 02:23:46 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
I love almost everything Still does and this is no exception. Middle part with the telegraph poles falls a bit flat but the beggining and end are great.
rulez added on the 2016-08-18 03:05:22 by drift drift
I love it!
rulez added on the 2016-08-19 17:44:39 by ponk ponk
Fractal is instant rulez
rulez added on the 2016-08-23 16:23:02 by stfsux stfsux
rulez added on the 2016-08-24 18:05:42 by Frequent Frequent
The alpha in the trees is a bit harsh when the penetrate the fog and we've all seen greeble in action. Besides that I like the atmosphere a lot Although sometimes there was a bit too much happening at the same time. The first scene really stood out, when the leaves moved.
rulez added on the 2016-08-26 00:31:35 by numtek numtek
One word: goosebumps.
rulez added on the 2016-08-27 11:05:41 by spkr spkr
gosh. this is freaking awesome.
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 14:16:01 by iks iks
Very athmospheric.. Beauty <3
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 17:09:11 by raztaman raztaman
good ideas.
added on the 2016-08-30 23:41:26 by 1in10 1in10
I wish it would stay in the leaves forever without tree trunks and so on. It got a bit too direct after that I think.

Always the atari t-shirts.. The battle of t-shirts was sure won by atari.
rulez added on the 2016-08-31 15:50:54 by rloaderro rloaderro
rulez added on the 2016-09-02 10:44:14 by emha76 emha76
Unexpected ending is weird, still rulez
rulez added on the 2016-09-02 11:45:04 by MsK` MsK`
excellent atmosphere with accompanying visuals.
rulez added on the 2016-09-02 12:51:30 by pommak pommak
Did not catch me.
added on the 2016-09-02 20:52:37 by ok3anos ok3anos
nice concept! Didn't get it the first times seeing this :)!
rulez added on the 2016-09-02 21:35:01 by mad mad
Very nice
rulez added on the 2016-09-04 00:36:29 by golem golem
worked for me! just one moment plus buildup though.
rulez added on the 2016-09-04 19:01:44 by cupe cupe
rulez added on the 2016-09-05 23:29:38 by spritus spritus
Underwhelming for a Still prod.
Thumbs up for the music.
rulez added on the 2016-09-08 22:24:10 by ara ara
Works for me!
rulez added on the 2016-09-09 14:39:54 by evilpaul evilpaul
Decent. :)
added on the 2016-09-10 19:32:12 by AntDude AntDude
a really nice and original demo!

… but slightly ruined by that Atari shirt ;)
rulez added on the 2016-09-11 15:53:02 by rez rez
Nice one
rulez added on the 2016-09-18 00:33:52 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
2spooky enough. Somehow vaguely reminds me of .jp horror films.
rulez added on the 2016-09-18 15:04:12 by Trilkk Trilkk
scary !
rulez added on the 2016-12-17 01:31:18 by Tigrou Tigrou
It's ok
added on the 2017-01-21 20:29:43 by EviL EviL
nice trailer, waiting for the full demo!
rulez added on the 2017-09-13 22:21:51 by T$ T$
Very well done oppressive atmosphere.
With its video compression artefacts, YouTube doesn't do justice to the city scene.
rulez added on the 2021-09-06 23:23:53 by Zavie Zavie
love it
great prod in all regards
rulez added on the 2022-02-18 21:56:12 by bsp bsp
rly cool stuff, although the linearish envelope of the animation of the quads could be smoothed out to benefit the flow of everything.
rulez added on the 2022-04-06 11:02:56 by wrighter wrighter

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