HBC-00016: Core Critical by ½-bit Cheese [web]
screenshot added by Bercon on 2018-08-05 02:35:56
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release date : august 2018
release party : Assembly 2018
compo : combined 4k
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 61%
  • 0.80
alltime top: #3667
added on the 2018-08-05 02:35:56 by Bercon Bercon

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I really enjoyed this one. Also, a realtime HBC prod!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 03:16:09 by BoyC BoyC
very very nice!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 06:21:15 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Great atmosphere
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 08:58:03 by Virgill Virgill
great, one of my favorites from compo :)
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 08:58:41 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
Had a hard time deciding whether it was this or the blade runner one that was the best in compo, but this is probably the better intro in the end.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 09:36:01 by Trilkk Trilkk
so... was that "fuckings to mercury" or am I the only one who interpreted the message as such? :D
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 09:36:36 by waffle waffle
I thought we had already seen 150 % of the amount of space planet star explosion destruction doom story demos that mankind can tolerate. But here come some more. The satellite object had disturbingly aliased edges and the orange burning ball is ugly as heck compared to the beautiful star lens blur things in the beginning. No recollection of what the music was like.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:31:36 by yzi yzi
Great work, guys.

Also, a realtime HBC prod!

They did it before.
added on the 2018-08-05 14:37:21 by gaspode gaspode
And the thumb!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:37:45 by gaspode gaspode
Please watch with 65536x FSAA :-)
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 15:13:24 by Sesse Sesse
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 15:19:44 by natalia natalia
not really worth 1st place though imho.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 16:40:16 by psenough psenough
nice: great DOF, nice space station geometry
not as nice: the starfield is small, there's more alias in the reflections than the rest of the compo combined
added on the 2018-08-05 17:12:24 by msqrt msqrt
Excellent 3D modeling! The oldschool palette scrolling effect on the sun's surface is cute :)
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 17:56:24 by cce cce
Amazing geometry in 4k. Background felt a bit out of place, though - stars instead of a starfield.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 19:40:20 by Warma Warma
Dat's sum good shit
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 22:01:47 by SirRandom SirRandom
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 22:22:33 by RufUsul RufUsul
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 23:25:36 by bitl bitl
Took a while to figure out how to run it, but it's a nice one. :)
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 12:26:10 by jimmi jimmi
a bit ugly, but nice.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 12:29:13 by skarab skarab
A bit slow paced but looks excellent and does what it needs to do.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 13:48:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
Great, especially on screenshot.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 14:03:18 by Buckethead Buckethead
It's nice to see proper geometry in 4k instead of a blobby implicit field. The intro itself left me a bit cold though.
added on the 2018-08-06 16:01:46 by Preacher Preacher
Thank you everyone!

I've added source files.

Sadly I ran into severe performance issues with the intro and had to throw in quick performance tweaks. Unfortunately they weren't enough and I didn't manage to get 1080p version running at 60fps. So, while I included both 720p and 1080p version in my submission, I requested the 720p be displayed which lead to pretty bad aliasing as you noticed. I'll try to record the 1080p version and put it up at some point.
added on the 2018-08-06 17:45:56 by Bercon Bercon
It's a 4k intro. It stands out from most of the others. The geometry is elaborate and there's a proper attempt to construct a coherent environment.

Still it kinda looks extremely strange though. The skybox (starbox?) is strange, the materials are strange, the object proportions are strange. The pacing and editing is strange. The synth is strange, which I think sadly is unavoidable on the "web" platform. Also the lack of any(?) tonemapping is a bit painful =(

All in all though, great job on delivering on your promise from almost a year ago!
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 18:09:09 by noby noby
I wanted to call this "a strange combination of 2008ish rendering and 2016ish post processing" but Preacher puts it nicely in that this is some well-defined non-implicit geometry in a 4k for a change, and I'm no longer used to seeing that :)
The rendering lacks almost all of the polish I'm used to from today's productions, but never mind that as there's a well executed idea here, and the platform is not as well explored as Windows is.
The audio is pretty meh (again, probably platform), but its minimality fits the theme and the explosion in the end more than makes up for it!
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 23:12:25 by dojoe dojoe
When I saw Farbrausch's "The Product" for the first time, I was disappointed by the boring constructive geometry (I was expecting something more recursive and chaotic). In 2018, however, it is pretty refreshing to see simple constructive geometry instead of raymarched fractals.
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 12:04:18 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 17:40:24 by SiR SiR
Preacher sums it up
neat! thanks for sharing the source too
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 16:30:02 by e64 e64
It didn't work in both SeaMonkey v2.49.4 and Internet Explorer v11 web browsers, so I had to watch on YouTube. I don't use invasive Google Chrome. :P
added on the 2018-08-11 00:25:26 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2018-08-11 14:46:52 by Frequent Frequent
For some reason only a piggie from me. Everything is strange like noby said. Especially stars (maybe they are some entities instead?) and colours/contrast.
added on the 2018-08-11 18:34:11 by Serpent Serpent
i am kinda happy that this 4K won.
saw some flaws, there are even some things i don't entirely agree with.
ace atmosphere at times! this was amazing to watch!
will rewatch it at some point of time and make a new judgement eventually. ;)
rulez added on the 2018-08-11 23:07:51 by gentleman gentleman
This is the best 4k JS demo I have ever seen! Great work! A minor minus for the aliasing, but the geometry, camera work, surface details etc: wow! Also nice work on minifying the SoundBox player routine.
rulez added on the 2018-08-21 19:11:33 by marcus256 marcus256
I'm extremely impressed by the geometry and the fact that it's made in JS and will readily give a thumb for that alone, but otherwise I have to agree with Preacher and noby. It didn't really entertain me. This Assembly's 4ks seem to have an overall theme of having a promising start but running out of oomph juice some 10–15 seconds in. :p
rulez added on the 2018-08-22 11:41:43 by moozooh moozooh
this was really pretty and soothing to watch, i loved the non-boring starfield and the over-all simplicity. more please!
rulez added on the 2018-08-30 11:38:46 by nagz nagz
rulez added on the 2018-08-30 11:49:30 by Soundy Soundy
I bit too boring for my taste.
added on the 2018-12-20 12:16:39 by raer raer
so now we measure size of the small code intro by the size of the source code not the compilation.. Fantastic achievement in that challenge observed here.
rulez added on the 2019-05-06 19:17:35 by hollowone hollowone
Nice little space 4k

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