Timeframe by Fairlight [web]
screenshot added by snillfisk on 2002-08-05 05:40:54
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release date : august 2002
release party : Assembly 2002
compo : combined 64k
ranked : 8th
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popularity : 64%
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alltime top: #4825
added on the 2002-08-05 03:06:40 by Crest Crest

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A nice intro (from what I can say after watching a slideshow), but it's a good advise to wait for a final version if you don't have a *really* fast machine. Again good sound as in previous Fairlight releases
added on the 2002-08-05 03:09:14 by Crest Crest
Ran just fine on my AMD 650 / GF2/GTS. I like the style and the feeling, the scene with the running person in the start feels a bit like H7 .. well, good production in a -very- good competition.
rulez added on the 2002-08-05 05:26:44 by snillfisk snillfisk
this production gives hand to former released flt prods. nice ...
rulez added on the 2002-08-05 11:19:22 by RaS RaS
It has a nice "The truth is out there" feel to it, runs kinda slow on my GF2Ti. The music is good.
added on the 2002-08-05 11:25:39 by moT moT
some scenes ran at about 5 fps on my TB1300+GF4 - for no apparent reason (i counted 4 polys in the opening scene)
added on the 2002-08-05 11:50:44 by jazzman jazzman
Very Beautiful indeed.
Not the same old stuff as I've seen before, It's quite different, And The Music Is Outstanding!!
rulez added on the 2002-08-05 11:55:26 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
no idea why its so slow on some configs, it always runs at a decent frame rate (20+) on my machine (1400, gf2). and even runs much better than the 5ps you quote on my amd k6-2 400 with gf2. so im guessing something else is amiss. maybe its a driver issue, or an os issue, or whatever, i dunno, cos ive never seen it run that bad on any machine i tried it on.

however, we were quite fucked in the compo results.
added on the 2002-08-05 12:03:24 by smash smash
doesn't even start on my radeon8500.
did i already mention i hate that opengl extension mess?
added on the 2002-08-05 13:03:02 by ryg ryg
Runs ok on my computer (K7-600, gf2mx), not very fast though. Nice to watch, cool athmosphere.
added on the 2002-08-05 13:52:51 by beavis77 beavis77
Great music and feeling. Kinda unwatchable on my machine but I would have liked it on the top 3 anyway.
rulez added on the 2002-08-05 14:48:33 by dixan dixan
i really like this one, smash ! :) some really cool scenes and a cool music...
rulez added on the 2002-08-05 15:05:49 by barock barock
i expected something prettier from smash
added on the 2002-08-05 17:39:03 by superplek superplek
nice! refreshing style
rulez added on the 2002-08-05 18:13:54 by cats cats
The start is very good and atmospheric. I really like that zooming into the distance where you could see some birds. I also like the black and white kinda rendering, it adds to the atmosphere.

But i dont like that running spacecreature :)

Anyway it gets a thumb up for a nice concept and good start.
rulez added on the 2002-08-05 18:24:39 by Wain Wain
Tried it in windowed mode, ran slow as hell .. as mentioned i didnt have any problems in fullscreen
added on the 2002-08-05 19:12:07 by snillfisk snillfisk
Quite nice. The music felt a bit weak at points and the gfx weren't all that great all the time but i enjoyed the b&w rendering stuff. That and the zooming/out-of-focus effects created a nice 'eerie' feeling to the intro.

btw. smash: you happy now that you got 'beaten by way better intros'?:D
added on the 2002-08-05 22:16:59 by uncle-x uncle-x
Very nice "old film" effect.
It was quite fluid on my pc, but the scene were a bit too slow for the atmosphere.
The text spacing was irritating.
anyway, thumb up!
rulez added on the 2002-08-10 14:53:21 by pan pan
liked this one on the bigscreen, at home on my monitor it's not that impressive (textures look a bit weird sometimes), but still I kinda like that X-files atmosphere. probably a lil' unfinished and placed too low imho (and that's probably why smash looked kinda down back there at the 'hartwall entrance chillout zone' 8))
rulez added on the 2002-08-11 20:30:39 by bhead bhead
hmMmm cute x)
added on the 2002-08-11 21:12:19 by Zafio Zafio
didnt like it, sorry :|

went ok speed here.
added on the 2002-08-11 21:26:18 by mac mac
not actually my favorite from fairlight. actually i think the quality is dropping a tad. starting with vodka factory at hype..
we want ET-tv 2 :<
Fantastic intro. Runs like a charm, cool music, the post filtering is great, and it makes you wonder what is it that the alien is running from. Maybe lacks more content to be truly great, but I loved every bit of it.
rulez added on the 2002-08-11 23:16:51 by Jare Jare
It looked like this could be a cool production, but I was one of those people who got nothing more than a slideshow. A pity. (1.3 GHz, GeeWhiz2 MX400)
The concept was nice, but I didn't quite like the outcome. It takes forever to precalc and after that it's still way too slow. Music was ok.
added on the 2002-09-21 11:41:20 by dairos dairos
I like the beginning. Software engine but slow...
added on the 2002-11-23 02:01:50 by Optimus Optimus
Optimus: What software? :) It says "Needs OpenGL" :)

Cool intro overall
rulez added on the 2003-05-16 13:48:46 by Gargaj Gargaj
it did indeed look like software at the start, cause the shadow was unfiltered (if it's a texture)

pretty nice tho, effects were fairly good (especially the noise texture parts), textures were nice too, also music.
rulez added on the 2003-10-24 15:22:54 by psonice psonice
psonice: it probably looks unfiltered due to alpha-testing of the shadow-texture.
added on the 2003-10-24 16:34:37 by sagacity sagacity
it's fucking strange intro
but i LOVE it.
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 03:36:23 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2004-06-12 05:38:33 by got got
rulez added on the 2004-12-03 22:01:11 by erpherman erpherman
an ok pord, some scenes are cool tho
added on the 2005-02-11 23:39:39 by apricot apricot
quite ok
rulez added on the 2005-02-14 01:21:15 by blala blala
sucks added on the 2005-12-16 17:01:06 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2006-01-13 20:58:07 by anesthetic anesthetic
In a 2002 perspective great!
rulez added on the 2006-09-16 20:19:16 by magic magic
This is really bad and really great at the same time :|
added on the 2008-05-03 02:42:45 by xernobyl xernobyl
Enjoyable to watch, actually...
rulez added on the 2010-04-15 11:28:59 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
No. Don't think so.
added on the 2010-04-15 14:23:52 by raer raer
Have some good parts, but some not so good as well. Piggie
added on the 2011-12-11 15:41:16 by Frequent Frequent
excellent music, visually some quite interesting stuff here too, don't be fooled by the screenshot
rulez added on the 2020-05-06 20:45:36 by noby noby

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