H - Immersion by Ctrl-Alt-Test [web]
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release date : april 2017
release party : Revision 2017
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 5th
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popularity : 64%
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added on the 2017-04-16 03:46:17 by LLB LLB

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Great intro, music and atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 07:19:29 by digitalerr0r digitalerr0r
Awesome light-effects. Great to see something new from you. :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 07:22:43 by gaspode gaspode
That's a 64k? Simply unbelievable
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 08:50:17 by Emufr3ak Emufr3ak
The first half was absolutely breathtaking, with great visuals and direction and a lot of "wow" moments for me. The second half unfortunately couldn't live up to the first half IMHO. One thing in particular that bothered me was that from some point on, the lack of (illusion of) water in the visuals made immersion very hard for me (no pun intended).

Still, a great 64k nonetheless!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 11:18:48 by Kylearan Kylearan
some nice content, but then i also have to second kylearan..
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 11:48:24 by toxie toxie
This was very nice, but as noted by Kyleran, I also noticed the "underwater effect" seemed to disappear in later part of the demo. Might have been nice to keep it, but perhaps it interfered with the ability to readily see the effects of those parts, as they did look pretty clean.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 11:52:30 by Starchaser Starchaser
Great until the temple-part.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 11:55:55 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
added on the 2017-04-16 12:32:34 by 1in10 1in10
What Kylearan said.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 12:50:04 by merry merry
this is excellent
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 12:54:12 by EviL EviL
Atlantis found finally!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 13:09:27 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
What Kylearan said. (exactly)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 14:28:32 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
The first part with submarine lights was AWESOME. The part after, not so much. Still worth a thumb.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 15:07:53 by Trilkk Trilkk
Tons of content and nice rendering!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 15:25:23 by ferris ferris
Nice flow. :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 16:02:57 by jimmi jimmi
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 16:28:48 by Manwe Manwe
That under water trip ruled :D
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 17:01:31 by Sapphire Sapphire
Fantastic atmosphere and underwater scenes and the music gave me goosebumps!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 17:04:10 by velo velo
"Everyone else goes to space, we'll go into the deep!" :) Everything from after the submarine/pod got deep into the water and until the red light show started was fantastic. Really nice ambiance, looked great. But after that, it quickly went into "3DFX DEMO"-country, unfortunately :/
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 17:22:28 by gloom gloom
very nice idea, liked the underwater trip and greek temple
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 19:50:19 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
It's just the last scene with the armies that ruins it . Otherwise , very nice .
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 19:53:04 by golem golem
Some really awesome scenery in the beginning, but you left me with something that looked really rushed in the end or something you gave up finishing?!
added on the 2017-04-16 20:21:44 by maytz maytz
beginning and last underwater scenes were great. the flashes scene with the music gave me goosebumps.
why that ending?
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 20:51:06 by seppjo seppjo
First part was awesome. The last part wasn't so cool either, but all in all it rulez :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 20:55:48 by peturba peturba
ok but not very underwaterish to me
added on the 2017-04-16 21:08:06 by comankh comankh
This intro had so much potential. As Kylearan and gloom said, first scenes were just "wow". Could easily be one of the best if not...this unrealistic ending with plastic soldiers.
But I think I get it, you probably run out of time to polish all scenes - that is why it came as a mixed bag. I usually do the same mistake. I guess if you would actually just remove some scenes it would be still a very solid 64k and actually much better as a whole. Great job nonetheless !
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 00:08:09 by tomkh tomkh
what tomkh said.

really impressive and worth a big, fat, solid thumb nevertheless :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 00:13:10 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 03:17:46 by bitl bitl
Very impressive demo, some great visuals during the submarine shots (reminds me of 3D mark 11).
I especially liked the music throughout the whole demo, very pleasant to listen to.

Great performance too! I had a steady 72FPS through most of the demo, and even 144FPS in some scenes (at 1080p with a GTX970).

Unfortunately the part after the columns start glowing red doesn't hold so well anymore, it's not as impressive graphically in both technical and aesthetic sense. IMO these shots would work better if they weren't so wide angle and instead were much tighter, and had some DOF. That would hide some imperfections while being aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Still a very solid demo worthy of a thumb up !
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 17:19:27 by Undy Undy
loved this, especially the first parts were very beautiful.
i can hear a final version calling :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 17:22:18 by gopher gopher
The early underwater scenes were so very pretty. Are the volumetric lighting effects done with raymarching? They are so smooth and noise-free.
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 18:07:09 by cce cce
Thanks all for the feedback. Your comments are very useful! There seems to be a consensus, and I agree with it. We're going to work on a final version and hopefully address the issues in the 2nd half of the intro.
added on the 2017-04-18 00:09:09 by LLB LLB
absolutely beautiful.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 01:35:01 by msqrt msqrt
Great intro!

Not sure if the CNS logo on the floor of the temple was intentional or not, but we're flattered. :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 14:56:54 by BoyC BoyC
It was - just like the (more subtle) references to Still and Mercury :)
added on the 2017-04-18 15:15:18 by LLB LLB
A ton of content. Beautiful one. Drunken me thought the whole way through it was a lego prod because of the aesthetic of the wee sub :D Loooved the glowy stuffs in the trench! Ossum.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 15:24:35 by Fell Fell
It was - just like the (more subtle) references to Still and Mercury :)

added on the 2017-04-18 15:26:21 by BoyC BoyC
some scenes looked really good, but others felt unpolished. rushed prod maybe?!
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 17:59:57 by psenough psenough
Very enjoyable to watch!
The "headlight flares/streaks" were maybe a bit too exaggerated. As the trident and columns light up at 2:18, maybe the whole scene should have looked brighter.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 22:12:26 by varko varko
terror from the deep BANZAIIII <333
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 00:10:22 by p0ke p0ke
starts off strong but then the procedural nature of the visuals kinda show too much through.
added on the 2017-04-19 01:25:29 by maali maali
It's a shame that this intro had to become a textbook example of how you can break a prod in half by suddenly trying to show too much, because the first half is a masterful build.
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 18:53:24 by Gargaj Gargaj
very good and fitting tune
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 19:29:29 by gentleman gentleman
Mixed bag of goodies, overall good.
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 20:39:57 by Zplex Zplex
We're so going to make a final... Stay patient please.
added on the 2017-04-20 21:45:07 by Zavie Zavie
I also liked the cns logo, and the Gaia Machina feel. Send the army on a rampage in the final! :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 03:02:40 by cxw cxw
Looks and sounds nice, specially the first half but the second half wasn't too bad either. :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 07:09:20 by StingRay StingRay
Going to postpone the thumb until after the final. Couldn't shake off the "something is wrong/missing here" feeling, which was a shame because I came to expect Ctrl-Alt-Test prods to be very accomplished. Best of luck, guys. :)
added on the 2017-04-21 18:13:46 by moozooh moozooh
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 18:41:19 by Frequent Frequent
Beautiful! One of my favourites of the compo!
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 12:24:45 by v3nom v3nom
Great underwater mood!
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 19:17:22 by Virgill Virgill
nice idea to build in group logos :D the ending was not my cup of tea but i'm a sucker for underwater stuff that looks / feels good. one of my favourites from the compo.
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 09:33:21 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
I love this! Wonderful work, guys!
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 10:06:53 by highlife highlife
Awesome, great mood and soundtrack. The last 10 seconds kind of kill it though.
rulez added on the 2017-04-26 16:17:28 by tovi tovi
First part was kind of wow! but the second half was weaker. Anyway it's still an impressive work for a 64k
rulez added on the 2017-04-26 16:23:46 by ok3anos ok3anos
First part was great with so much mystery. But then you gave the key, don't make me understand.
rulez added on the 2017-04-26 19:49:35 by ponce ponce
Waiting for a final. The second half really killed the Immersion for me...
I think the biggest problem with the ending is that there actually isn't any proper lighting in the scenes. At all. The shots in the beginning were beautifully lit and framed, and then suddenly, boom, back to the early 2000s it is. Also, the music should have reflected the change in scenery more.

Apart from that I really like the mood and the soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2017-04-28 18:33:15 by kb_ kb_
Nice! An interesting story for a 64k, with lots of elements, I liked the temple scene.
rulez added on the 2017-04-29 04:38:12 by PauloFalcao PauloFalcao
really nice!
rulez added on the 2017-04-29 16:02:09 by hugin hugin
pads sound great :)
rulez added on the 2017-05-05 15:51:55 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
rulez added on the 2017-05-18 19:37:08 by lamogui lamogui
nice and awesome sound
rulez added on the 2017-05-23 14:11:05 by neoneye neoneye
fist part was reaching for #1... but then it went coder colors
rulez added on the 2017-10-16 22:44:13 by T$ T$
As promised, here is the final version: H - Immersion (final).

There were some sizeable changes made to the intro. We're happy with the result, and we hope you like it! Thank you for your patience and sorry it took this long (I blame TIS-100).

Also, happy New Year. :)
added on the 2017-12-31 16:05:19 by Zavie Zavie
Great final :)

The music reminds me of Time by Hans Zimmer, the ending tune from Inception. Both have the same gorgeous chord sequence!
rulez added on the 2017-12-31 18:22:11 by xTr1m xTr1m
The party version felt super uneven. The final fixes all its problems to a satisfying degree. I still like the first half a lot more though. Those cold distant chords and pads are still so very haunting, and I love the underwater lighting. The big picture is still slightly off—again especially towards the end, like camera angles and movement—but it also has a lot of nice little details like the metope on the temple.
rulez added on the 2018-01-01 21:38:03 by noby noby
you went undersea with a bus?
rulez added on the 2018-01-01 22:58:51 by iks iks
Very Nice!
rulez added on the 2018-01-02 17:47:19 by vorador vorador
The final version is AWESOME!
added on the 2018-01-13 11:57:27 by Virgill Virgill
that final ver made me thumb
rulez added on the 2018-01-13 12:51:01 by Flashira Flashira
Thumbs up on final
rulez added on the 2018-01-13 13:49:25 by Volantis Volantis
Nice story and lots of nice visuals in here - glad you made a final! I'm with noby in that the second half doesn't feel half as polished as the first, and the geometry in the end feels rushed. Still a solid prod and well told.
rulez added on the 2018-03-11 23:11:23 by dojoe dojoe
It would have been an excellent demo already, but a 64k ?...
Awesome :)
rulez added on the 2018-03-12 07:51:47 by fra fra
Huge props for doing a final, and the final is awesome!
added on the 2018-03-15 09:26:29 by Kylearan Kylearan
Thank you folks, we really appreciate the feedback. <3
We have some behind the scenes material in the making as well.
added on the 2018-03-16 08:19:04 by Zavie Zavie
forgotten thumb
rulez added on the 2018-04-09 15:55:45 by frog frog
Nice! It almost ran perfectly on my decade old PC. I saw black bars and parts.
rulez added on the 2018-04-17 04:44:05 by AntDude AntDude
And I'd never thumbed it! Dang!

Just saw the final for the first time, and boy howdy, that's a day and night difference! Great intro!
rulez added on the 2018-04-18 14:46:39 by okkie okkie
great final + what noby said about it.
added on the 2018-12-28 13:23:15 by wullon wullon
nicely done
rulez added on the 2019-01-11 02:19:08 by blackpawn blackpawn
Nice one, sweet mood.
rulez added on the 2020-04-04 10:14:50 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
belated thumb
rulez added on the 2020-04-20 23:26:15 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
A lot of great content in this 64k : textures, shading techniques, 3d models.
The direction is near from perfection, classic Ctrl-Alt-Test quality!
The music fit perfectly also.
I doesn't remember the party version, but the final one is awesome!
rulez added on the 2020-05-04 14:20:47 by Anat Anat
Cool 64k, with some egyptian and underwater themes
rulez added on the 2020-08-10 23:44:41 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Great underwater stuff, with wonderfully fitting music.
rulez added on the 2020-09-10 11:06:20 by adkd adkd
rulez added on the 2020-09-10 11:42:17 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2021-11-04 13:40:43 by hollowone hollowone
Obviously this deserves a very big thumb.
rulez added on the 2021-11-04 17:50:58 by revival revival
Now that I've watched Le Monde sans soleil I can see where this is coming from!
added on the 2021-12-19 21:57:46 by cce cce
Now that I've watched Le Monde sans soleil I can see where this is coming from!

We didn't use it as a reference at all but, thinking of it, those images were such a part of our audiovisual culture when growing up, it likely had a strong influence indeed.
added on the 2021-12-21 21:35:37 by Zavie Zavie
cool trip

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