Spaceflowers (that mess with our genes like DNA) by Excess [web] & Progress [web] & kvasigen [web]
screenshot added by kusma on 2002-10-16 22:02:01
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release date : october 2002
release party : norvegia 2002
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.64
alltime top: #1819
added on the 2002-10-16 22:02:01 by kusma kusma

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music by lug00ber/kvasigen^tsl
too bad pouet don't allow more than two groups.
added on the 2002-10-16 22:03:29 by kusma kusma
oh, and this demo wouldn't have existed without walter kluge
added on the 2002-10-16 22:06:50 by kusma kusma
Not quite as good as the winner, but still, a nice effort. The whole "software engine" idea is a bit above my head. Hello, how about using the available hardware for nice, smooth effects like in xenon?

...yeah, right. Great demo!
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 22:07:39 by Betong Betong
i want kusma's baby
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 22:07:57 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
yes its good!
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 22:11:18 by oldaccount oldaccount
this is very 90s - even the music :-D

some of the samples from the music sounds familiar, i just can't place it (in particular the music with the sphereblob and greetings).
this is a good demo.
but the end comes a bit too abrupt i think.
still a rulez tho.
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 22:14:00 by FooLman FooLman
walter kluge rule
norwegian groups rule
oreos rule

anyway, great music, I love tunnels and this demo works :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 22:33:14 by leijaa leijaa
great stuff! software takeover 2002! (since i didn't do squat on this demo i'm allowed to up-thumb it. :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 22:58:20 by gloom gloom
absolutely cool
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 23:13:11 by superplek superplek
between oldschool and present... looking good... maybe more parts will be nice...
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 23:13:59 by spengler spengler
Good and software... =)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 23:16:19 by pan pan
Solid demo, nice looking stuff inside and no speed problems
added on the 2002-10-16 23:28:27 by Crest Crest
macaw: indeed some parts of the music finds dejavuish.. no idea how tho ;/

the demo is ok, nothing new, but then again who would expect anything *new* from a software demo ;-)

i voted to many thumbs up the last days on pouet so i guess i can return and thumb this one once my quota is ok again .. need to find some bad prods.. go on razor hurry up release some more!
added on the 2002-10-17 00:31:08 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Indeed, this looks so '97, the huge pixels were hard on my eyes...

but it's nicely designed, it has good artwork, the 3d engine seems solid and the music rocks!

LOL stefan :-)
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 00:48:58 by moT moT
reminds me of certain amiga demos, great!
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 00:55:42 by robotriot robotriot
phat! no more to say...
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 00:59:46 by starbuck starbuck
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 01:05:21 by RaS RaS
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 03:15:39 by cats cats
Wow, that was very cool! Like it much!

Cool use of Typography there, especially in the end! =)
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 03:16:23 by elend elend
Great demo
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 04:10:30 by verm verm
This was pretty decent. Software, seen-before stuff, but nicely put together. Ran at good framerates too.

I like framerates.

Framerates like me.
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 04:50:14 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
macaw&stefan: yeah i agree.. the music was awfully familiar at some parts.. maybe from some old byterapers or doomsday demo? hm, never mind.

Great demo tho, thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 04:52:13 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
I wholeheartedly second the opinion about the smart use of typography. The rest was more like "let's throw in everything we have and then synch and blur and have fun". Well, such are most of the 90's classic, so I won't complain.. 8)
added on the 2002-10-17 08:58:00 by bhead bhead
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 10:03:22 by stil stil
back to the 90s!! =)
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 10:32:26 by dodke dodke
oldskool. works on a P2, right?
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 10:33:59 by raymon raymon
didn't want to run in fullscreen mode. crashed after about a minute in windowed mode.. (200MHz MMX, voodoo3, win98)
What i managed to see/hear was quite cool anyways.
added on the 2002-10-17 10:44:44 by uncle-x uncle-x
I don't know, I definitely HAD speed problems on my Athlon 1GHz here, 320x240 software engines just aren't supposed to run in under 30fps nowadays, sorry.

And I also had that deja-vu feeling... I think those sound effets at the beginning reminded me of Dune's SuperTV soundtrack or something

Anyway, an ok demo. To seen before and much too 1998 to give it a "rulez", but solid anyway.
added on the 2002-10-17 11:29:32 by kb_ kb_
added on the 2002-10-17 11:38:15 by Inopia Inopia
i guess it's some bug, maybe in the ddraw code. since my p3-866 server seems to pull it over 60fps at all times.
added on the 2002-10-17 12:12:53 by superplek superplek
Actually this one reminds me a lot of some certain Haujobb intros done back in -99. :) Fun to watch for once, could've been a chart hit 3-4 years ago. Now it doesn't seem that interesting anymore.
added on the 2002-10-17 12:33:54 by melw melw
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 12:41:09 by MooZ MooZ
Its clichéish to the point it's not fun .. (+ no speed problem on this p3 500mhz machine)
added on the 2002-10-17 13:14:26 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Totally my style! Thank you!
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 13:21:01 by dairos dairos
good one, i like it :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 13:51:25 by nystep nystep
<u2> do you have the demo in access on your pc ?
<stil> NO i don't have it and i don't see it !!! i wrote this sort of comment on all exess demo until i join it !!!
added on the 2002-10-17 14:17:16 by u2 u2
u2 yuor bastard fake logs are no match with my english skill you dumbass
all i write is the true word of wisdom !
besides i have already joined excess so explain me what would i gain with this sort of comments if it wasnt true ?

anyway im gonna watch this new awesome demo from excess !!!
added on the 2002-10-17 14:32:19 by stil stil
i think stil he si jealous of kusma!!!111

plek / excess
added on the 2002-10-17 15:42:39 by superplek superplek
Pretty cool demo. Amenbeat in the music gives it even more 90s feeling :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 16:51:34 by teel teel
nothing really fancy, but not offensively crap either. :)

slow radial blur though, I'm sure Inopia has a thing or two to say about that.
added on the 2002-10-17 16:53:35 by sagacity sagacity
okay, first of all... this demo has been reported to run nice at ~500 mhz. There might be some bugs making it run slow on some computers, not that I can think of any good reasons, except that I didnt spend a lot of time optimizing the polyfillers, and some of the scenes also contain a lot of hidden faces (the motionblur-room, ie).

Second of all, I run the radialblur twice to get a smoother look, and since both passes are subpixelaccurate, it requres a lot of memory-access. (but, hey, most people have >500 mhz, and decent RAM (my laptop has ram slow as hell, and that was the machine it was coded at)) This demo was also a real hurry-job.

kb: this demo i a HELL lot faster than sleepless (at least at both my machines), and it even contains MORE than just a 3dengine, so shut it.

My next software-demo will proabebly run at a higher resolution, though.
added on the 2002-10-17 17:21:49 by kusma kusma
okay demo. synch and music was the best.
nice sync and nice music.
and cool blur effect.
good one!!!
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 18:10:40 by got got
kusma: "so shut it" ? I didn't code the Sleepless engine, nor did I ever compare your demo to sleepless. Next time if you try to flame around, please not as cheap, thanks.
added on the 2002-10-17 19:48:49 by kb_ kb_
sucks on my Win98/AMD/GF4200 and page faults after 1 minute ....
sucks added on the 2002-10-17 21:36:31 by Zzed Zzed
Everything looks and sounds like it was recycled from a collection of demos from the mid 90s.

The thumb down is for the chunky gfx display.
sucks added on the 2002-10-17 22:53:13 by Wade Wade
i dont see the reason why one does
software rendering these days.

anyway this is not bad...
added on the 2002-10-18 00:42:11 by cp_ cp_
my flames are better than kusmas (tm) (r) (c) 2002.
Crashed midway through, and scaled my desktop wallpaper to 320x240! I guess that's a cool demo trick. :)
added on the 2002-10-18 02:16:15 by phoenix phoenix
latest directx+latest gfxdrivers+win2000 is a winning combo andy. :)
added on the 2002-10-18 02:27:57 by gloom gloom
phoenix: yes, it's the magic forgetting-to-delete-the-windowclass-trick. pretty neat, huh?

Btw, I would like to get some more info from you guys who experienced crashes, i would like to get a chance to fix it :P
added on the 2002-10-18 02:28:31 by kusma kusma
I like it alot, great 90s feeling (and not necessary the usual, overrated "oldschool" thang). In a way, the low resolution has a lot of appeal to me. Nice gfx btw =)
rulez added on the 2002-10-18 08:20:43 by willbe willbe
nice visuals, but not kickass. music is a bit boring.
added on the 2002-10-18 10:46:58 by prost prost
well done kusma and folks! A great demo that absolutely should have won at Norvegia.
but, i've seen better prods from you earlier :).
rulez added on the 2002-10-18 15:51:42 by Duckers Duckers
Latest directx: check (unless you count dx9 beta as "latest")

Latest drivers: no check (using 22.50 on a GF2.. a newer 2x driver might help me, but a 3x driver probably won't and I'm not sure a 4x one will even work)

Win2000: definitely no check. Win98 here.

I don't quite remember the exact part it ended on, will have to watch it again at home for that.
added on the 2002-10-18 19:24:52 by phoenix phoenix
rulez added on the 2002-10-19 01:06:26 by Zafio Zafio
The soft effects are very nicely done and run smooth. Nice design. I am not sure if it crashed in the middle in an image coming showing up from the radiul blur, or it was the end of the demo. I will test it home, I don't trust this computer here :P
rulez added on the 2002-10-19 01:36:09 by Optimus Optimus
that's about half way through, opti. :)
added on the 2002-10-19 01:48:54 by gloom gloom
Excess rocks :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-19 16:38:02 by Slumgud Slumgud
Great stuff. Probably the excess demo I like the most. It has that 90s feeling. Except for that prestekrage. What the hell is that prestekrage doing in there? Id rather have Walter Kluge rotating on all three axises than a prestekrage.
rulez added on the 2002-10-30 20:28:34 by loaderror loaderror
a good demo for 1995, simply ok for today
Quite ok demo, looks pretty bad in places but overall its good, fells abit old maybe but better than much shit thats being released today.
added on the 2002-11-08 17:47:35 by emoon emoon
walter kluge didn't find the secret part
added on the 2002-11-08 18:06:46 by kusma kusma
Seen a million times, other than that, quite enjoyable. I didn't like the last scene with the red objects.
added on the 2002-11-23 00:23:32 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
I have to say this was a disappointment after the brilliant Amoeba and Shapeshifter (still by far the best two demos of 2002).. Not bad, but I expected more from you guys.
added on the 2002-11-23 17:35:07 by break break
rulez added on the 2002-11-23 18:09:05 by blz blz
Cool stuff, but some terrible gfx.
added on the 2002-12-05 13:41:00 by sprocket sprocket
yhee, nice! and yes it makes me dizzy
rulez added on the 2002-12-25 22:06:06 by |wez| |wez|
hm.. just to defend myself:
I love the amenbeats, and I'm still listening to and loving 90's breakbeat and jungle :)
hardcore will never die and you all know the drill :D
added on the 2003-01-14 05:14:22 by lug00ber lug00ber
Fast is good
rulez added on the 2003-03-03 20:57:44 by shash shash
yes, great sync and great demo
rulez added on the 2003-06-18 15:40:32 by shadez shadez
why I've missed this one? I M P R E S I V E I M P R E S I V E I M P R E S I V E I M P R E S I V E I M P R E S I V E I M P R E S I V E I M P R E S I V E I M P R E S I V E
The screenshoot does not make justice, the demo it's more or less like this
rulez added on the 2004-02-19 22:19:21 by JaK JaK
Nice porn!!! =)
added on the 2004-02-20 13:43:40 by Optimus Optimus
nice 2d, ugly 3d...
added on the 2004-02-20 14:28:46 by blala blala
typography in your face baby!
rulez added on the 2004-02-21 02:10:18 by Zest Zest
It smells like software, yes it is ! The tune is not original for a penny but I like it anyway, upgrade your sounds bank :). Cool blur effects everywhere, specially when cross fading it to a picture. Don't really like the end though, nothign compared to the pretty dark effects of the beginning.
added on the 2004-04-27 20:20:53 by goa103 goa103
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 11:18:01 by skrebbel skrebbel
rules for the secret part
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 12:32:09 by termos termos
big one. stylish like all of your productions, mates!
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 14:38:50 by marek marek
big one. stylish like all of your productions, mates!
added on the 2004-08-06 14:38:59 by marek marek
Quite nice.
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 16:51:13 by psonice psonice
oh yes
rulez added on the 2005-06-05 22:02:52 by zomb zomb
The original '56 version is much better than the '78 remake :)
added on the 2005-09-24 19:59:26 by asasel asasel
very abstract, strangely appealing.... loved the music!!!
rulez added on the 2006-01-16 23:27:56 by xteraco xteraco
synchro, music, effects, amiga style, gfx.
rulez added on the 2006-04-03 22:11:20 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Pretty nice except for the music.
rulez added on the 2006-04-03 22:47:22 by StingRay StingRay
Pretty nice and cute synching.
rulez added on the 2006-06-01 11:19:36 by bdk bdk
asasel: hell no, dog!
added on the 2006-06-01 13:58:28 by kusma kusma
all of this shit is so nice!
rulez added on the 2006-06-01 14:27:19 by zeebr zeebr
rulez added on the 2006-07-22 15:47:49 by Quarryman Quarryman
rulez added on the 2006-07-22 16:04:58 by parcelshit parcelshit
What stakka said!
rulez added on the 2006-08-11 14:23:06 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
walter kruge drepte barnen til merte
(Or something like that)
added on the 2006-12-19 14:25:14 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Damn, never saw that one before, really good.

Plus, music:
[ ] sucks
[ ] is ok
[ ] rules
rulez added on the 2007-03-15 01:05:23 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 22:18:36 by F7sus4 F7sus4
Phat stuff. Kusma doing full screen pictures!
How on earth did this lose to the (in comparison) less attracting Outracks demo?
rulez added on the 2011-12-09 16:56:26 by tFt tFt
Heh, I just found and fixed that midway-crash!
added on the 2012-05-07 22:55:57 by kusma kusma
weird flavour
added on the 2021-07-20 02:52:20 by T$ T$

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