Maintenance by LJ & TBC
screenshot added by comankh on 2017-04-24 13:36:26
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release date : april 2017
release party : Revision 2017
compo : pc 8k
ranked : 5th
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popularity : 58%
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alltime top: #4256
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5th? Wtf? Should have ranked higher.
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 21:22:06 by arm1n arm1n
if this had made it to 4k compo, the competition would have been even harder!
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 12:49:26 by gopher gopher
Very sad to hear the technical difficulties with getting this demo done, very happy it is still out there, even if not in the desired compo! Hopefully we'll see a 4k final. Should've been in the top 3 nonetheless :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 12:58:23 by TropicalTrevor TropicalTrevor
Definitely the most interesting thing in the 8k compo, even in its unfinished state. Would be so cool to see this finished as intended!
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 12:58:53 by Blueberry Blueberry
Despite all the struggles you went through and all the compromises you had to make I still think this is a very solid production and the placement in the compo sais the same.
Looking forward to the final!
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 12:58:58 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Nice. Sad you didn't manage to fit it into 4k
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 22:12:51 by Frequent Frequent
Nice you both managed to get this done for the 8k compo after that fatal crash. Dammmmmn, this would have mixed up the results in the 4k competition for sure ! <3 Oh, and great to hear another puryx track. It´s awesome and fits perfect!!
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 16:27:41 by Virgill Virgill
rulez added on the 2017-04-24 11:47:10 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Keep rocking LJ :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-26 00:09:38 by Alpha C Alpha C
Preeeeetty insane stuff. Would've killed had it made it to the 4k compo. Maybe some saturation/contrast/tonality issues but very minor issues. The rest is rock solid.
rulez added on the 2017-04-26 01:18:24 by noby noby
Yep I also think this might have been best in compo.
rulez added on the 2017-04-26 02:24:37 by cce cce
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-26 10:07:56 by seppjo seppjo
this in 4k would've been killer. this in 8k should've still won.
rulez added on the 2017-04-26 10:10:14 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
Video please!
added on the 2017-05-05 04:36:20 by Gadler Gadler
rulez added on the 2017-05-11 17:47:46 by SiR SiR
Awesome you still released it after all that shit. LJ (real name, no gimmicks) is not to be messed with!
rulez added on the 2017-05-11 18:24:44 by okkie okkie
i love the folkish touch in this music.
feels ofcoz super unfinished but in the endscene i liked the combination of complex stuff with simple geometric things. great mood
rulez added on the 2017-05-11 21:54:13 by gentleman gentleman
Okay here it is, the final of my revision release that so catastrophically failed. For those of you who don't know, work on this release started in december 2016, two month before revision I went all in and worked every available minute on it, then after 30 hours of straight party coding action(no sleep, no food) and 5 minutes before the (extended) 4k compo deadline my machine died with a bluescreen, unrecoverably corrupting my shaderfile. After a few hours of contemplation I decided to pull through another night, rewriting the intro on top of an old backup, and push it into the 8k compo. I again stretched the deadline but fell victim to my sleep deprivation one hour before the compo in which I made things worse than they were before, so what was shown in the compo was a test build that wasn't crinkled to the max(hence larger than 4k), nor finalized. I promised a final version the same day, and here it is. Countless hours of additional work and I'm still not satisfied with the result but at this point its time to let go of it.
I've not been defeated, I learned a lot from this intro, across all disciplines.

Special thanks to those who helped me during the party, namely:
- Blueberry for helping me crunching bytes
- Las for stretching the deadline, twice
- BenJam for sitting down with what was left of me and trying to recover my corrupted shader file
- Puryx for relentlessly updating the music and providing feedback
- Hardy for the nice coding break chats

Also to all the people giving me hugs, support or simply leaving me alone when I needed to: You know who you are <3

See you at the next party and stay awesome, thank you!
added on the 2017-05-21 21:44:00 by LJ LJ
I don't think it's THAT insane, but it's tastefully done which is very important.
rulez added on the 2017-05-21 21:55:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
The director's cut just brings the insanity to yet another level...

No idea how you pull this stuff off. Along with Horizon Machine the most impressive 4k intro in recent memory (though the former means more to me personally).
added on the 2017-05-21 21:55:09 by noby noby
Ok this final version is awesome. Never give up!
added on the 2017-05-21 22:40:56 by cce cce
Holy sh**
added on the 2017-05-21 23:10:07 by Virgill Virgill
Love it!
rulez added on the 2017-05-21 23:12:25 by Gadler Gadler
E P I C !!!!!
rulez added on the 2017-05-21 23:18:12 by EviL EviL
rulez added on the 2017-05-21 23:28:02 by xTr1m xTr1m
Pure awesomeness! The visuals fit the tune very well and I like the direction. It looks and sounds good.
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 00:22:36 by rimina rimina
Massive final. This would have rocked the 4k compo!
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 01:06:53 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
I dig the observing eye idea. Very strong 4k (final).

Now, speaking of 4k category, IMHO this should be the ranking:
1. "Horizon Machine" and "Absolute Territory" (ex aequo, both are very good, just different style)
2. "Maintenance"
3. "Final stage"
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 01:35:12 by tomkh tomkh
What tomkh said (especially about ranking!). And very well done, LJ, very nice final version <3
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 10:15:50 by neoman neoman
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 11:28:09 by HellMood HellMood
Awesome stuff, glad to see it in it's final form!
added on the 2017-05-22 12:00:32 by okkie okkie
I got maintained!
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 15:27:10 by rloaderro rloaderro
Convincing atmosphere, fitting music, and surprising amount of content. Shame it wasn't able to compete in the category it was intended for.

Truly 2017 will be remembered as the year of 4k, though it's a shame so many amazing prods didn't get the recognition they deserved because of the compo oversaturation.
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 16:52:53 by moozooh moozooh
Absolutely fabulous, esp. the final. If I had to find things to complain about, it'd be that the colors saturate pretty hard; it feels like a better/proper tonemapping operator would've fixed this. Makes the look feel a bit dated. But the mood is totally still there in both the visuals and the audio, and I have to commend the effort and dedication you poured into this prod! Massive stuff :)
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 17:11:53 by ferris ferris
Cool and atmospheric.
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 22:14:37 by Zplex Zplex
rules, absolutely
rulez added on the 2017-05-22 22:49:54 by cslag cslag
Should've ranked higher indeed.
rulez added on the 2017-05-23 07:43:30 by bod bod
Cheers to the learnings, LJ! Absolutely stunning result.
rulez added on the 2017-05-23 08:39:47 by rp rp
Absolutely fantastic final! :)

In the compo this would have still lost to the stupid ball in a box! ;)
Also Horizon Machine is still no.1 on my list, although this is better. It´s the pacing i guess, although both have a very strange&slow place overall. What i really miss is the superClimaxOfDoom, an absolute Killer-Effect to end the show.

But finalizing this was a splendid move! You´ll be happy about this prod for the rest of your life, eventhough you may not be 100% satisfied right now! ;)

Remember what i said about me being different than all the other intro-coders by wanting to show abstract/oldskoolish stuff instead of realistic stuff? I guess you and the other releases at Revision made me rethink...i may do sth in your style next year...but maybe not...i guess it´ll get super-generic, disconnected bullshit in large amounts again! ;) :D
rulez added on the 2017-05-23 11:11:54 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Director's Cut version looks and sounds awesome!
rulez added on the 2017-05-23 18:24:37 by StingRay StingRay
one up for the music
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 17:42:56 by jin-roh jin-roh
Yay, final \o/

Fluid pacing, nice transitions, moody tune - great :)
rulez added on the 2017-06-29 23:07:28 by T$ T$
wow, absolutely massive. you're a bloody inspiration mate.
rulez added on the 2017-06-30 00:15:30 by Fell Fell
Well made and tells a story, but didn't really grab me. Kudos for effort.
rulez added on the 2017-07-01 13:20:14 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2017-07-04 10:25:43 by golem golem
rulez added on the 2017-08-23 21:51:42 by provod provod
While doing preparations for TRSAC I stumbled upon the "old" version of the music for this 4k intro - so here's an "extended" mix for you, before we started cutting bytes:

And of course a link to the version that was used in the intro as well: http://www.puryx.dk/music/Puryx_-_Maintenance.mp3
added on the 2017-08-23 22:11:17 by Puryx Puryx
Hoo boy, you never fail to amaze! The main hall with the mirrorball was another example of your ability to cram astonishingly large and detailed spaces into 4k, and the reflecting eye in the mirrorball added to the lonesome atmosphere.
I'm glad you pulled through on this.
rulez added on the 2018-02-28 22:06:27 by dojoe dojoe
rulez added on the 2018-03-01 00:22:41 by fizzer fizzer
Pretty cool, too bad about the hdd crashes and stuff
rulez added on the 2021-03-11 15:26:44 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna

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