Metropol by the|neonray [web] & Throb [web]
screenshot added by night_ on 2002-08-06 15:54:19
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release date : august 2002
release party : Assembly 2002
compo : combined demo
ranked : 11th
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popularity : 65%
  • 0.69
alltime top: #2404
  • upi upi [code, 3d, direction]
  • night_ night_ [graphics, 3d, editing, direction]
added on the 2002-08-06 12:18:06 by bhead bhead

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This is really stylish ...

Def. waiting for the final !
rulez added on the 2002-08-06 14:22:57 by kohai kohai
In few days we should create the final version with datafile packed music. Because Lunatic Cam gave us a permission and asked to pack music in datafile. Or there will be some problems with their record label :) Our demo sucked. It was shown first in compo and there were some pauses between scene. Fuck.
sucks added on the 2002-08-06 14:24:52 by night_ night_
Enjoyable and rather stylish w. good design ideas. Waiting for the final:)
added on the 2002-08-06 14:29:51 by uncle-x uncle-x
i thought this was quite nice though a bit too dark. i also had pauses on my own pc. (256MB) good luck with finalization.
rulez added on the 2002-08-06 14:41:53 by raymon raymon
rulez added on the 2002-08-06 14:47:06 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
Great demo, a bit too dark at some places, but the design is _very_ good. I'm also waiting for the final version. And it was nice to see you Neonray at ASM :) Good luck!
rulez added on the 2002-08-06 14:58:01 by memon memon
crashed my office machine right at the oiltruck scene, it seemed to be working fine before that..
anyway, this is definitely one of unkle night_'s finest. 8) keep it up!
rulez added on the 2002-08-06 15:06:48 by bhead bhead
rulez added on the 2002-08-06 15:16:46 by dixan dixan
one of my lovely!
bhead: It just crashed my office machine too :) I think we've used a lot of RAM. We will create bugfixed final with upi/throb soon. This time enjoy by unfinished buggy version :)
added on the 2002-08-06 15:58:11 by night_ night_
nice music, and some interesting design elements..
Great style!
rulez added on the 2002-08-06 20:26:03 by Wain Wain
Fantastic work, very stylish and very well done.
Can't wait for the finished version. :)
rulez added on the 2002-08-06 23:39:30 by BloodyL BloodyL
good demo, it's not for 11 place.
added on the 2002-08-07 00:43:49 by qaz qaz
Something original for a change. Rox. Should have been in the top 5 instead of fable.
rulez added on the 2002-08-07 08:18:51 by kurli kurli
rulez added on the 2002-08-08 06:51:44 by cats cats
cool x)
rulez added on the 2002-08-09 18:11:43 by Zafio Zafio
Heh, metropol is the name is a gay club in murcia (my city :D). Haven't seen the demo yet, so no voting :-)
added on the 2002-08-09 19:50:17 by Jcl Jcl
Very nice and original. I really like it.

I just don't like groups that ostentate the incompleteness of their production.

I think I'll rate the final version.

ps: it looks quite ok as is.
added on the 2002-08-10 14:17:38 by pan pan
visuals are nice. i just didn't like the music.
added on the 2002-08-10 16:46:42 by nosfe nosfe
A lot of people don't like the music :) But a lot of people like it :) Anyway, this is first demo with commercial music, which wasn't ripped. Thanks to Lunatic Calm :)
added on the 2002-08-11 00:04:44 by night_ night_
this rocked my arse man!!! nice visuals. nice overall design. (a lil bit dark, tho) !
rulez added on the 2002-08-11 00:55:59 by elend elend
At Assembly I thought this was a bit boring (dunno why), but now when I watched it again, it's actually pretty cool. And I really like the music too.
rulez added on the 2002-08-12 01:13:48 by teel teel
Yeah, this is nice. Urban (or whatever) without wandering into the realm of cheesiness. Some nice touches, such as text which has the same angle of perspective as the background.
rulez added on the 2002-08-12 04:12:27 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
ok :). if you downloaded partyversion of demo and like music, don't listen to the music via WinAmp or other players :)
added on the 2002-08-12 13:13:19 by night_ night_
rulez added on the 2002-09-02 15:18:07 by Wade Wade
oh dear, it will take some time to fix that demo. but i will like it once it's done!

don't stop working, and test on every 3d-card you can get hold of!
added on the 2002-09-02 15:44:51 by chaos chaos
this demo is really cool.
typography was nice.
and very original.
It matches very much also about music.
rulez added on the 2002-09-10 20:21:24 by got got
And I don't know why we took only 11th place :) BTW, final version is almost ready :)
added on the 2002-09-12 13:46:28 by night_ night_
hm.. crashes pretty randomly... but the first 10 seconds or so i could see looked really promising. gimme final, final!
added on the 2002-09-18 13:37:12 by shiva shiva
Given the compatibility problems mentioned, I'm pretty surprised that it worked here without a problem even though I use an ATI card :)

On the demo itself: This-is-great-stuff. The graphics are not overly interesting, but kudos for actually asking instead of just ripping the music :), and the work on the design/synchronization is absolutely great. There's always something happening on the screen, always some details moving (just like in so abstract world), and I really appreciate how everything works together in this demo to create a great experience. I want more of that!
rulez added on the 2002-09-18 17:07:08 by ryg ryg
i dont know this commercial music, and they have the rights to use it, so it's more a videoclip than a demo
too much black on layers wich kills the texturing work
the music is mediocre, except one part wich is good for synchros ad well used
but in the globality, it's not fantastic, so a pig face for me.
(finish your work before present it please)
very very nice design + good ideas on how to introduce effects.
rulez added on the 2002-10-15 23:41:47 by florent florent
I can't finish metropol final version. Oh. Okey, I should do it, I should... Hm... What you think, if final version will be a bit different to party version? Not too much ;)
added on the 2002-10-18 20:07:26 by night_ night_
looking forward to the final version.
added on the 2002-11-15 02:50:29 by distance distance
Lotsa Effects Incredible !! Can't wait for the final version.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 09:40:07 by Mike 3D Mike 3D

rulez added on the 2003-01-13 12:56:21 by Glopper Glopper
rulez added on the 2003-01-18 13:18:24 by Kasparov Kasparov
Yeah, it was nice.
rulez added on the 2003-01-18 13:25:08 by dairos dairos
not seen yet, will watch it tonight
but i'm curious: how did you managed to get lunatic calm's permission ? who have you contacted for that ?
added on the 2003-01-21 08:40:43 by stil stil
excellent! i want a final version!
rulez added on the 2003-01-22 07:18:21 by stil stil
I contacted with sHack of Lunatic Calm and asked him to send his permission to ASM organizers. And he did it ;) We were speaking a lot with him about music, record label and quality of metropol's ogg.
added on the 2003-01-30 22:38:53 by night_ night_

crashes on winxp/c600/tnt2/128ram, perhaps needs more than i can give

added on the 2003-01-31 03:52:49 by raver raver
I bet that tnt2 of yours is to blame, raver 8}
added on the 2003-01-31 08:04:24 by bhead bhead
please do the final version already, ok?
added on the 2003-01-31 08:33:29 by melw melw
Thanks a Million Bud For The Final Version
added on the 2003-03-31 19:06:16 by Kasparov Kasparov
The Final Version=RESPECT !!!
Love The Zooming Effect.
added on the 2003-04-01 09:53:38 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
my mouse bit my thumb off heres my left one
added on the 2003-04-01 09:55:39 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
won't let me thumb up either here, BTW excellent productions
added on the 2003-04-01 09:58:27 by Code Code
a final version was cool!!!
some typography idea was good.
and music was good!!!!!!!!!
added on the 2003-04-01 10:57:15 by got got
Quite different from the original one...

I really liked this one, but I think you should have better released directly THIS version at, say, Breakpoint.
added on the 2003-04-01 11:30:23 by pan pan
amazing. only thing i didn't like was the loussy noise effect... it should have been much softer IMO.
great nonetheless
rulez added on the 2003-04-01 11:44:07 by Jcl Jcl
rulez added on the 2003-04-01 12:29:22 by diver diver
I would like to change even final version ;) but It's time to do something new & much interesting. Thank you for loving our demo.
added on the 2003-04-13 11:33:48 by night_ night_
one of my favourites. this demo needs more attention!
rulez added on the 2003-04-13 12:13:24 by fiver fiver
somehow not my cup of tea :(

haven't seen the final version, but the compo version is way too uninteresting
sucks added on the 2003-04-13 12:25:10 by shadez shadez
May be because of party version was too dark ;)
added on the 2003-04-17 21:57:08 by night_ night_
no1 loves metropol
rulez added on the 2003-04-18 14:02:10 by no1 no1
great demo!
rulez added on the 2003-04-18 18:19:36 by ravity ravity
the final was very nice. had a decent pace and a stylish aproach to it. it was also directed smoothly and the music was fitting.
rulez added on the 2003-04-20 16:55:24 by funktion funktion
this is the type of demo you MUST give a "rulez". the direction is simply sensational, the music fits, and the design is just right! you guys do stuff daaaamn right!
rulez added on the 2003-05-08 20:05:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
And additonal thumbs up for NOT ripping the music, but asking the author!
added on the 2003-05-08 20:06:07 by Gargaj Gargaj
great design but..
it loaded longer than it played and was rather choppy. sad to see good prod let down by the lack of optimisation

maybe I`ll enjoy it when I get 512 ram/128video
added on the 2003-05-28 06:49:03 by Speed Speed
best demo from throb+neonray.
nice demo. good demo.
ohhh, great demo!!!
rulez added on the 2003-07-20 10:13:31 by qaz qaz
Different, but cool style. Nice demo
added on the 2003-07-20 23:33:14 by Crest Crest
i'm looking forward to see more products from you. :)

this is my favourite.
it looks so good.
rulez added on the 2003-08-13 20:05:03 by riikka riikka
memon, I think we will make something stylish/designish in this year. Because of some russian parties will be held soon ;)
added on the 2003-08-13 20:28:32 by night_ night_
sucks added on the 2003-08-13 20:45:51 by BoToX BoToX
final better than the preview!!!
but i did not like the music
city by night is so tempting!
rulez added on the 2004-07-21 05:26:19 by Zest Zest
very cool design. And of course Lunatic Calm - rulez
rulez added on the 2004-09-08 21:47:27 by zeebr zeebr
Stunning design! Bit depressing tho.
rulez added on the 2004-09-08 22:24:31 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Fokken brilliant. I want more of this!
rulez added on the 2004-09-08 23:34:47 by Preacher Preacher
why did i never see this before?? it's really great!!

rulez added on the 2004-09-09 17:36:15 by skrebbel skrebbel
rulez added on the 2004-09-20 00:38:11 by blala blala
I like the darkness and atmosphere very much,. noise,.. mm.. perhaps it wants to hide the ugliness of some parts, adds to the atmosphere anyways. Nice demo with a theme.
rulez added on the 2004-10-11 17:56:44 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2004-11-11 16:47:46 by _andre _andre
too damn short!
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 20:21:37 by zomb zomb
only 11th?
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 20:53:49 by trigger trigger
rulez added on the 2005-02-10 01:41:25 by apricot apricot
Nice demo.
rulez added on the 2005-09-20 06:24:23 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
rulez added on the 2014-01-06 07:09:02 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Very nice demo, even in its unfinished state, I love the design here.

rulez added on the 2014-11-23 23:10:37 by keito keito
Damn great, one of the few pure 3d demos from the era that looks pretty good a lot of the time even. Same tricks still being used today :), i.e. put enough junk on top of everything to obscure the ugly stuff out.
rulez added on the 2014-11-25 18:11:40 by noby noby
it was great

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