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Lost Cargo by LJ & Virgill [web]
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screenshot added by LJ on 2020-08-16 00:04:10
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release date : august 2020
release party : Novoque 2020
compo : combined 64k/4k
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 48
  • is ok 3
  • sucks 0
popularity : 59%
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alltime top: #3400
added on the 2020-08-16 00:04:10 by LJ LJ

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Very beautiful underwater setting, and awesome sounds :)
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 00:06:28 by xTr1m xTr1m
Virgill, Du spinnst doch. Die Mucke!!!
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 00:08:56 by gaspode gaspode
winner
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 00:12:41 by Sir Sir
Should have won!
Awesome intro. Once again.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 00:20:06 by xxx xxx
One of my top 3 favourite entries of the demoparty.

I wish you didn't limit yourselves to 4K, because I could watch more of this.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 00:21:41 by Zavie Zavie
very nice. again.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 00:32:22 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Hydrospheric!
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 01:08:20 by ham ham
Very beautiful, I love how it fits the music and the strong mood!
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 01:30:52 by NuSan NuSan
The concept of majestically voyeuring on a fantastical environment guided by a nondescript geometric primitive—or at least its mere surface level (ha...) exploration—has badly worn out by now, let's put it to rest already. Deck II largely leaned on the same narrative premise, but built a more captivating environment around it. (In general also most of the criticism I had for Eisenerz also applies here.) While I absolutely do not get excited by any non-craftmanship aspects of this, I recognize almost all works we do in the Demoscene are products of the context in which the authors were at the time, and not some teleological series of auteurship that consistently one-ups on the previous item, so I don't think it's fair to just demand an improvement compared to whatever the author last made—that just sucks the enjoyment out and rots the scene from within—but instead should try to regard it as a more standalone work.

With that said, aside from that there's almost nothing wrong with this. It's definitely the best looking underwater 4k intro since Hydrokinetics and a definite improvement over it on the rendering side of things. The volcanic surfaces look organic and artifact-free, and the caustic rays of light fall gracefully on them. There's a good use of implied space with the use of the long lenses and tight cropping, especially in the claustrofobic tunnels towards the end. The brief kaleidoscopic interlude feels cheap and tropey in one regard, but also surprisingly apt here as a kind an act break! Virgill delivers on the audio side of things again of course, though the PD-like synthesis is starting to lose its appeal a bit.

I can't really say it's a great intro, but I have to say the work is mostly good.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 01:46:59 by noby noby
Definitely my favorite 4K of the demoparty. Should have won, the sounds and the atmosphere really go together.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 01:47:07 by Brittle Brittle
Hello from t+1.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 02:31:14 by gasiorowski gasiorowski
Fantastic soundtrack and visuals.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 02:41:48 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
outstanding!
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 02:47:06 by blackpawn blackpawn
Superb looking and sounding. I sort of imagine those boxes to be coffins which adds a bit of human touch to it. What looks like some wooden support framework covered in sand is also pretty cool scenery
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 04:55:05 by rloaderro rloaderro
Proper soundtrack with emotional highlights and thick atmosphere, the best part of this intro!
Great 3D but textures are maybe a bit rough...
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 06:04:45 by gligli gligli
great
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 08:36:03 by sLASH_1 sLASH_1
Cool!
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 10:19:50 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Wonderfull scenes and music. Well done!
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 10:56:32 by Stalvik^btbendaz Stalvik^btbendaz
great visuals... and FANTASTIK sounds, oioioioioi... wie dat denn - mannooo. i'm floating in this soundscape.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 12:13:53 by chlumpie chlumpie
Quote:
The concept of majestically voyeuring on a fantastical environment guided by a nondescript geometric primitive—or at least its mere surface level (ha...) exploration—has badly worn out by now, let's put it to rest already.

ALMOST the right take; the problem isn't the exploration, it's the fact that exploration is not exciting if there's nothing to find - the geometry is all samey, the narrative centers around the same action recurring, and the audio doesn't match the visuals, so instead of "voyeuring" it feels like a screen saver, something that moves and is relatively pretty, but doesn't try to keep your attention.

(Also whatever you're doing with your (I assume) TXAA still flickers on a Radeon.)
added on the 2020-08-16 12:17:53 by Gargaj Gargaj
Quite pretty and thematic. The audio work was wonderful.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 12:32:01 by keito keito
atmospheric and very nice looking 4k! but not so sure about the theme. could also be an exploration on a water planet somewhere in outer space or something else.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 12:41:18 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
i love lj and virgill ;*
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 12:43:10 by ozan ozan
Nice
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 13:55:22 by Frequent Frequent
looks and sounds SO great, amazing what you can squeeze in 4K.
Gargaj has a point, though.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 14:01:53 by wullon wullon
On point both visually and musically. In terms of storytelling I feel like it kind of teases more than it ultimately says, but overall I very much enjoy LJ's evolution as a director.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 14:03:41 by moozooh moozooh
In uncharted 4 I found this cargo ;) (only this looks much nicer ;)
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 14:07:28 by magic magic
runs okay enough on my rx56, some flickering in the beginning and later in the intro the lighting looks wrong (compared to the version showed in the stream) in some scenes.
fantastic underwater mood. gf likes it very much as well :)
should have won!
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 14:29:21 by gentleman gentleman
Beautiful, both visually and musically.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 16:25:13 by Mystra Mystra
Nice work on the lead synth, Virgill :) The shining rocks were a nice touch. One question though: how did the shipping container suddenly become buoyant at the end? Such a cliff-hanger!
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 16:32:21 by cce cce
gotta love a nice 40ft ISO container
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 17:10:16 by MrsBeanbag MrsBeanbag
Immersive music.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 17:14:36 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
Both gtx executables crash on my gtx1080ti :/
watched it on youtube, and liked it.
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 19:35:56 by NR4 NR4
Awesome!
rulez added on the 2020-08-16 23:45:23 by LouisCypher LouisCypher
Yes.
added on the 2020-08-17 11:46:47 by slider slider
good stuff!
rulez added on the 2020-08-17 12:06:12 by okkie okkie
This was nice! Although the white ball looks like the light source from the default shader in Compofiller Studio :)
rulez added on the 2020-08-17 12:50:17 by pestis pestis
loved it
rulez added on the 2020-08-17 14:30:01 by mop mop
Looks nice, and these sounds!
rulez added on the 2020-08-17 18:15:54 by Soundy Soundy
Great visuals and an unbelievably awesome soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2020-08-17 18:46:28 by chromag chromag
very atmospheric again! should definitely have won
rulez added on the 2020-08-18 12:25:35 by v3nom v3nom
Wow!
rulez added on the 2020-08-19 03:15:22 by Byproduct Byproduct
should have won.
rulez added on the 2020-08-20 00:21:29 by teo teo
OK.
added on the 2020-08-21 21:56:18 by AntDude AntDude
First I was like ok, a box with some fake god-rays, but then the cave scenery started to deliver!

I also like how Gargaj is not amused.
rulez added on the 2020-08-22 18:20:30 by tomkh tomkh
Beautiful visuals with an even better soundtrack, but not as mindblowing as your last 4k Deck II.
rulez added on the 2020-08-22 22:33:06 by Bobic Bobic
\o/
rulez added on the 2020-08-24 20:51:05 by HellMood HellMood
adapr!
rulez added on the 2020-08-25 00:09:39 by jco jco
oops wrong prod. what i meant is: virgl
added on the 2020-08-25 00:10:09 by jco jco
who would have thought that 4ks can get so music driven, i remember "this 4k has sound!" as a thumb up criterium for itself, even if "sound" was just a (bad) kickdrum
added on the 2020-08-25 00:13:21 by jco jco
Great work as always!
rulez added on the 2020-08-25 20:11:03 by TMA TMA
lovely tune and nice demo
rulez added on the 2020-08-29 10:02:41 by AMItac_TSA AMItac_TSA
Favourite from the compo! Very nicely done!
rulez added on the 2020-09-27 07:49:20 by tifeco tifeco

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