escalation by Ümlaüt Design [web]
screenshot added by Gargaj on 2020-09-20 03:33:21
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release date : september 2020
release party : Function 2020
compo : combined demo
ranked : 3rd
  • rulez 34
  • is ok 4
  • sucks 0
popularity : 58%
  • rulez 0.89
alltime top: #4083
added on the 2020-09-20 03:33:20 by Gargaj Gargaj

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Well that escalated quickly. Looks pretty slick with the “supercharged vector drawings”
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 07:29:48 by rloaderro rloaderro
Awesome rendering.
Glad to see the new engine coming along.
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 10:27:26 by BoyC BoyC
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 10:31:11 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Started slow but then got pretty nasty :) Putting the vector art standing in a line was an effective visual idea. I think the hard kick drum would've warranted a more powerful effect on screen since there wasn't really any transition animation for appearing and disappearing sprites. A slight dimming of the screen or a tiny zoom could've given the hits more impact.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to more New Engine demos!
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 10:53:32 by cce cce
kicks hard
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 11:30:54 by Sir Sir
pretty solid
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 12:03:54 by psenough psenough
Winner in my book. Can't even describe exactly why. Everything comes together naturally. It's subtle, filigrane, yet very impactful. First three places three points apart in the voting should be judged as three 1st places ^^
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 12:11:28 by HellMood HellMood
Should have gotten at least 3 points more.

I loved the upgrade in visual style, now we're getting somewhere :)
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 12:52:51 by leijaa leijaa
good to see Traction is back! :P
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 13:17:07 by Bruno Valero Bruno Valero
I'm speechless.
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 13:23:21 by Charlie Charlie
Love it.
The visuals and the soundtrack are carefuly crafted together, the concept is quite deep, great piece.
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 15:07:01 by wullon wullon
Exactly my taste of prods
Well done!
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 15:12:03 by NR4 NR4
A late aughties demo made with 2020 energy. great work once again!
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 15:33:09 by okkie okkie
This is amazing on many levels!
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 22:04:21 by v3nom v3nom
I think it was the best demo at the competition. Unique visual idea (it feels like 'industrial' style which impressed me the most in this demo ) and awesome music. Great work, I loved!
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 22:04:25 by netro netro
Nice original.
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 22:12:06 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
raw and brutal.
rulez added on the 2020-09-20 22:50:58 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Starts off a bit slow, then becomes awesome.

Also, great title.
rulez added on the 2020-09-21 09:09:57 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
moody punch to the cranium, i dig it!
rulez added on the 2020-09-21 16:08:25 by blackpawn blackpawn
A little light on content, but very well presented.
The 2D patterns work very well to fill the canvas.

I was expecting it to win the compo.
rulez added on the 2020-09-21 21:09:24 by Zavie Zavie
I forgot to mention that the demo doesn't detect my monitor's 1920x1200 native resolution, and since it stretches its 19/9 rendering to fit the 19/10 screen, it looks a bit distorted.
added on the 2020-09-21 21:28:26 by Zavie Zavie
The colours are well chosen to work together :D
Anti-aliased lines please.
rulez added on the 2020-09-21 23:08:04 by archee archee
deserve 1st place.. Gargaj has those unique skills to make everything...
it is like I love Orange demos - they are not like best in code but I want to watch them again, and always they got not the first places...
they just doing things they like to do and only time made their staff somehow understandable.
Keep doing more cool staff!
rulez added on the 2020-09-21 23:40:43 by keen keen
Nice style and intense mood and music.

(.....as the ignorant moron I am, Im gonna say) It should've been released on Amiga for full masturbation points.
rulez added on the 2020-09-22 12:54:17 by tFt tFt
Awesome, especially the first phases and the last one.
rulez added on the 2020-09-22 22:16:45 by Mystra Mystra
Not my cup of tea but still impressive.
rulez added on the 2020-09-25 05:10:17 by Volantis Volantis
I like. :)
added on the 2020-09-25 22:27:51 by AntDude AntDude
Super nice stuff.
rulez added on the 2020-09-27 00:21:57 by pixtur pixtur
Very stylish, so cool!
rulez added on the 2020-09-27 07:28:59 by tifeco tifeco
I like the style direction Gargaj developers every next release.
rulez added on the 2020-10-01 13:01:35 by hollowone hollowone
that's one cool demoshock to my brain
rulez added on the 2020-10-01 21:05:06 by break break
rulez added on the 2020-10-03 13:12:02 by Frequent Frequent
+1 for the style, direction and soundtrack. Compared to let's say the P-word this is way more refined in every aspect, and especially compared to the other demos in the compo it shows how to do black & white (...ish :) )

Only "downside" is that I'm wondering if it's now just ok to get your 3D from turbosquid or sketchfab. But with the lack of 3D artists in the scene currently I can't be mad about that.
rulez added on the 2020-10-07 16:09:34 by kb_ kb_
Pat in the back.
added on the 2020-10-07 18:32:56 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
With an execution as good as this, Gargaj can have as many Ds from Sketchfab as he wants, imho
rulez added on the 2020-10-07 23:52:52 by darya darya
Please elaborate
added on the 2020-10-10 01:25:09 by raer raer
not killing your eyes but killing your brain concept
rulez added on the 2020-10-10 09:30:58 by TomCatAbaddon TomCatAbaddon
As usual - It's great.
rulez added on the 2020-10-14 15:48:19 by lipek lipek
very wierd demo but okay

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