w a y f a r e r by Rift [web] & Virgill [web]
screenshot added by djh0ffman on 2017-06-25 18:58:39
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release date : june 2017
release party : NOVA 2017
compo : combined intro
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 62%
  • 0.91
alltime top: #2194
added on the 2017-06-25 18:58:39 by djh0ffman djh0ffman

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a different and nice 4k. the colors are very very lovely so are all the movements going on. well done :)
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 19:24:55 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Very cool! I wasn't sure from the screenshot and now think you can't capture any still image from this demo. It only works in motion, which is absolutely awesome :)
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 19:41:16 by TropicalTrevor TropicalTrevor
Lovely atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 21:20:57 by Blueberry Blueberry
Had this sunsets in my inspriation-folder, too. Good, one demo less I have to make. :)
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 21:30:17 by gaspode gaspode
Beautiful code & music
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 21:40:06 by Soundy Soundy
nice! but why is the music so sad
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 21:45:26 by yzi yzi
really nice!
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 21:51:39 by ferris ferris
woah :D
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 21:53:14 by mop2 mop2
Bang up job lads.
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 21:55:49 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Very cool, but also what yzi said.
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 22:06:36 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 22:14:04 by RufUsul RufUsul
usually im a sucker for virgill tunes but this time it sounded a bit too "4kish" for my taste.
also there is some buildup in the track but somehow not so much in the visuals, its kinda boring scenewise...
having that said i dig the rendering style a lot and it was a worthy 1st place so kudos to all involved :)
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 22:34:13 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Super nice 4k with great music, just lovely!
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 22:36:16 by StingRay StingRay
such realness in 4K <3
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 23:06:56 by gentleman gentleman
What a lovely thing, one of my favorites from recent months. Interesting take on rendering and a great soundtrack. Thank you.
rulez added on the 2017-06-25 23:10:20 by reptile reptile
Capture please! I need to listen to that soundtrack... I was so enamoured with the visuals I didn't even notice it had one at the party :O
rulez added on the 2017-06-26 12:38:33 by psonice psonice
rulez added on the 2017-06-26 20:59:20 by Corial Corial
very special
rulez added on the 2017-06-26 21:38:48 by frog frog
added on the 2017-06-26 21:41:03 by frog frog
Thanks all for the lovely comments and thanks to frog for the nice capture. Short post-mortem follows...

It was hugely momentous for me to get the opportunity to work with Virgill, one of my legit scene heroes for over 20 years. But, all through production of this one I couldn't tell if visually it was compofiller or one of the best things we've done.

gaspode recognised of course our main inspiration, the painter Grant Haffner, and the linked image is indeed the specific one that gave birth to this prod. Haffner was mentioned in the nfo when it was in our standard template but the text unfortunately didn't make it into the final pretty nfo.

When the prod initially didn't run on the compo machine we discovered we'd somehow been using an ancient Crinkler all along! Switching to latest gave us a working prod, as well as 100 bytes suddenly free and a group-wide groan when we realised we didn't have time to spend them.

We hit something of a content ceiling during production; there were a few more geometric elements we wanted to add and now it seems there might be space for some of them. So, this may be the one prod we actually revisit for a final.
added on the 2017-06-26 22:01:57 by Fell Fell
rulez added on the 2017-06-26 22:08:00 by cce cce
Very nice job, loved the colors, feel like broken reality turned into something old school, and the tune couldn't fit better. Fresh stuff!
rulez added on the 2017-06-26 22:10:41 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2017-06-26 22:59:35 by HellMood HellMood
Hmm, did not like the truck ... it feels so unconnected colorwise. And it did not go anywhere storywise. But the style and the music is great of course.
added on the 2017-06-26 23:35:48 by gaspode gaspode
rulez added on the 2017-06-27 00:09:58 by Dali Dali
The truck was a bit out of place as gaspode says, the buildings less so maybe, but it's a 4k, so their blockiness is something that might have to be accepted here. It's overall quite nice otherwise so no complaints.
rulez added on the 2017-06-27 00:34:18 by Starchaser Starchaser
This style is totally awesome. Also the music.
rulez added on the 2017-06-27 08:02:34 by Sir Sir
technically impressive, the music is really good, but feels like someone puked crayons all over the bytes. i think a better choice of colors or some more limited palette would have sold it better, as well as some minimal texture on the 3d bodies.

strong piggie from me, keep it up!
added on the 2017-06-27 12:08:25 by nagz nagz
The style reminds me of some impressionist artist but I can't make up my mind about whom. Anyway, loving the idea and execution!
rulez added on the 2017-06-27 16:36:02 by rp rp
@rp: did you see the link provided by gaspode?
added on the 2017-06-27 22:00:45 by RufUsul RufUsul
It's different. It's good!
rulez added on the 2017-06-28 08:30:11 by CONS CONS
I like those colors and scenes, marvelous
rulez added on the 2017-06-28 10:33:38 by decca decca
Wonderfully calm and warm atmosphere. Amazing music that suits the overall feeling of this prod. The beginning of the music really reminded me of cdak by Quite (I think that's the one, I though of). Really cool choice of colors - bold indeed, but it actually works! I love it when someone releases new and alternative takes on the 4k genre, which is really hard to be inventive about these days. I believe this one actually brings something new to the category.
rulez added on the 2017-06-29 15:05:25 by Punqtured Punqtured
Nice colors.
rulez added on the 2017-06-29 16:03:58 by ok3anos ok3anos
Love the Grant Haffner reference, but the music and truck/buildings kinda ruined it for me :( (Music is good, but doesn't work for me in this prod)
added on the 2017-06-29 16:15:51 by okkie okkie
I like this 4k portion of surrealism. However, the flat poly objects shoulda been twisted and distorted with out-of-whack Cubist perspective rendering rather than being such simple strict geometrical shapes.
rulez added on the 2017-06-29 18:03:50 by Hoild Hoild
fuck it, it's too good to not thumb.
rulez added on the 2017-06-29 18:15:20 by okkie okkie
wow! really neat and original visual, love the atmosphere of the whole intro :)

and also, totally great music ♥
rulez added on the 2017-06-29 19:17:58 by rez rez
Very lovely stuff, lads!
rulez added on the 2017-06-29 22:18:34 by Alpha C Alpha C
Someone used LSD or something..
Original concept!
Quality audio! (sehr geil :)
rulez added on the 2017-06-29 22:59:20 by magic magic
The colors and scenes are top! You could take a still of almost every frame and view it as a good painting.. :)
rulez added on the 2017-06-29 23:40:16 by mad mad
Love the colors and style.
rulez added on the 2017-06-30 00:55:43 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
quite a nice style for a 4k. reminds me of childhood road trips through the countryside.
rulez added on the 2017-06-30 22:14:54 by Revenant Revenant
Wow, this is fresh!
rulez added on the 2017-07-01 01:30:54 by xTr1m xTr1m
So so.
added on the 2017-07-01 02:37:59 by AntDude AntDude
Also, I got a white screen on my very old 64-bit W7 HPE SP1 box with its ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB of VRAM). :(
added on the 2017-07-01 02:38:30 by AntDude AntDude
4k + original style = <3
rulez added on the 2017-07-01 03:59:13 by kopflast kopflast
excellent soundtrack
rulez added on the 2017-07-01 17:06:10 by a-move a-move
I have no idea of the difficulty of doing such demo. However, although the music is very ground, the visual are really ugly
added on the 2017-07-01 20:18:09 by krusty krusty
Brings back a mood...

Yes, kick is not nice to ears or speakers, and multisample option. But I like this for the mood and the painting filter :)
rulez added on the 2017-07-03 02:00:15 by Photon Photon
rulez added on the 2017-07-03 02:08:24 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2017-07-04 19:51:47 by Frequent Frequent
Except for the truck/buildings, this was really beautiful with great style and atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2017-07-05 09:03:55 by Kylearan Kylearan
really different for a 4k
rulez added on the 2017-07-05 09:10:51 by seppjo seppjo
Very different!
The inspiration is very obvious throughout the whole thing...but that is actually a very good thing...as you managed to transport all of Haffners work into the small space of 4K. :)
I really like it a lot!
rulez added on the 2017-07-07 05:09:27 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Heftich shroomtrip! Besides the truck/buildings, supahdupah..
rulez added on the 2017-07-08 10:50:13 by aricz aricz
A couple of small flaws (truck/buildings, music not 100% fitting, a little abuse on transitions-to-black...) but that said:
what a great prod!
One of the memorable 4K of the year.
rulez added on the 2017-07-08 14:24:50 by wullon wullon
Fantastic prod! I love how instead of pretending demoscene is separate from more traditional art forms, you just play on their interaction, like Still and others did before. Everyone else mentioned the wheel-less truck; so you know where to spend your 100 bytes :) However, even more appreciated would be to have more prods in this direction.
rulez added on the 2017-07-08 21:27:57 by introspec introspec
rulez added on the 2017-07-12 16:05:25 by iks iks
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rulez added on the 2017-07-13 15:35:48 by baah baah
beautiful colors, like painting...I have not seen something like that yet,4k officially my the most favorite category now
rulez added on the 2017-07-13 15:58:26 by natalia natalia
I wonder how it would have looked if the objects such as the stop, water tower and the truck wouldn't have been there at all, as they stand out from the style sorely where the power lines do not.

It's still an extremely stylish intro, for which thumbs up. But that really bothered me.
rulez added on the 2017-07-19 16:51:27 by Trilkk Trilkk
+1 art
rulez added on the 2017-07-20 05:53:28 by abductee abductee
rulez added on the 2017-07-22 22:15:49 by FreeFull FreeFull
Damn - I really dig the soundtrack in this one, especially the chords in the beginning - proper sad, ambient stuff. I could have done without the (in my opinion, slightly too) distorted instrument that kicks in.

The intro is decent too - though those flatshaded objects (truck and buildings) ruins the magic imo.

A thumup that is mostly given for the music :)
added on the 2017-07-24 23:34:30 by Puryx Puryx
Thumb Insaid!
rulez added on the 2017-07-25 06:50:02 by Puryx Puryx
rulez added on the 2017-07-29 20:38:26 by golem golem
nah i don't like this demo too glitchy sound, to much art and just too slow not my type of demo at all
sucks added on the 2017-08-18 22:06:01 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Interesting artistic motif. Wish it came in higher than 720p though, needed FXAA to fix the distracting jaggies in the telephone poles. :)
rulez added on the 2022-08-27 16:43:01 by phoenix phoenix

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