godog by Komplex [web]
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release date : august 1998
release party : Assembly 1998
compo : java demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.84
alltime top: #2203
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best java demo ever made imho.
added on the 2000-11-24 22:14:10 by robotriot robotriot
rulez added on the 2001-09-08 12:54:36 by robotriot robotriot
The film damage is cool!
The Komplex performed good work.
It will go into best demo also in the demo which I looked at.:)
rulez added on the 2001-09-09 11:18:19 by got got
Says "Invalid bytecode" :-P
added on the 2002-05-26 19:24:41 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
Nice screenshot =D
rulez added on the 2002-05-26 20:20:34 by Nezbie Nezbie
One of the best java demos ever.
rulez added on the 2002-05-26 20:45:02 by tomaes tomaes
the best piece of java-art ever!
rulez added on the 2002-05-26 22:46:34 by oldaccount oldaccount
"Invalid bytecode" or "Applet crashed" Java errors


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Article: 655, Date: 2001-12-17

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If you get errors like "Invalid bytecode" or "Applet crashed" when trying to view
a Java applet, this means that the Java Runtime Environment is having problems
interpreting the compiled Java source code of a Java applet. This is often caused
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to the official Java specification by Sun Microsystems.

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the problem.

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added on the 2002-05-26 23:57:23 by funktion funktion
music is great as usual and then there's the cloven head that has a radiating blob within.
I sometimes have headaches during which I feel like I have one of those in my head too :)
rulez added on the 2002-05-30 01:25:00 by funktion funktion
My favourite Java demo, and one of my favourite demos in general.
Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2002-07-10 19:28:22 by Scali Scali
really beautiful, and perfectly coded!

*sigh* why do all java demos have to run in such small windows...?
rulez added on the 2002-07-25 11:58:35 by jazzman jazzman
Another high qual Komplex release, besides the late DN demos the best you can get for the Java platform. Like with 'Forward' you should use Jview instead of starting it inside the browser (when IE 5.5 or later and M$ Java is installed) to have better sound quality.
added on the 2002-12-21 23:50:37 by Crest Crest
rulez added on the 2002-12-22 00:04:02 by superplek superplek
Thumb up for the Java gods
rulez added on the 2002-12-22 00:38:03 by aikarele aikarele
like best javademo out there!

oh well... of course there aren't too many java demos, but still..
rulez added on the 2003-05-16 19:57:59 by shadez shadez
with Java2, start with:

java -Xverify:none godog

otherwise you will get verifier exception...
added on the 2004-02-02 10:05:21 by jmagic jmagic
rulez added on the 2005-01-19 04:39:38 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2005-01-22 03:50:14 by abuze abuze
does not work in IE 6
added on the 2005-04-29 01:29:46 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Wow, very impressive Java release - shame it only shows in a tiny 512x256 window though :-S
rulez added on the 2005-06-07 02:42:02 by rio702 rio702
Somehow this one didn't work for me. Ok, pics may be of good quality but there's still something missing.
"Watering the dry brains" ;)
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 00:43:39 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
nice one !
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 10:39:03 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
Top Demo...
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 01:05:27 by titus^rab titus^rab
Music screwed up on my machine.
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 01:20:48 by imbusy imbusy
Great prod done in Java.
rulez added on the 2005-09-09 15:53:20 by Cj Cj
sweet ass shit.
rulez added on the 2005-10-15 20:06:08 by etak etak
rulez added on the 2005-10-15 20:17:58 by apricot apricot
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 12:50:12 by Buckethead Buckethead
nice little applet
rulez added on the 2005-12-17 15:10:56 by cruzer cruzer
Offering a view of human ascension to deity, a deity they have themselves created from their own image in order to explain what they do not understand, with the help of science and technology. This is what godog is about and the message is carried in both visual symbols and "scene poetry" that is above the average but does reveal that english is not the authors' native language. (My writing certainly does too)

Godog is also high in style. Colours are selected with care and translucent imagery flashes by in multiple layers refining the experience as has been common in later Komplex demos. There are some great effects, the whole introductory part with the komplex logo and the figures reminiscent of crop circles brilliant in their simplicity. The structure that looks like three spines welded together emitting shining blue. And of course one can't forget to mention the fantastic track by Erik Lyden that so well goes along with the theme and is definitely worth listening on it's own.

Even the parts that are more typical in nature have a distinct flavor. My favourite metaballs is a race between this and Hyperventilation and nice & interesting colours and symbols give the pure object parts what they need.

It's not just a great Java demo. It's a great demo, period. And as an added bonus we can enjoy it on any platform with a JVM handy, for years to come.
rulez added on the 2006-04-15 22:10:36 by slux slux
8 years onward, still probably the best java demo around
rulez added on the 2006-10-05 04:50:31 by Gaia Gaia
Pretty good!
rulez added on the 2007-04-06 16:51:46 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
oops I thought I already thumbed this one up
rulez added on the 2007-04-06 17:05:13 by p01 p01
good one
rulez added on the 2007-04-06 17:05:58 by parcelshit parcelshit
The music doesn't get played well here. For the rest...
rulez added on the 2007-04-06 17:07:19 by bdk bdk

best java demo!
rulez added on the 2007-07-11 13:46:48 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
rulez added on the 2007-09-17 05:18:11 by keops keops
Very good for java!
rulez added on the 2008-06-09 19:30:20 by Pindatjuh Pindatjuh
This is one of the best java demos I've seen... Great soundtrack too.
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 15:17:57 by d3pth d3pth
Very cool visuals, however my thumb up is mostly for the awesome soundtrack :)
added on the 2008-07-27 02:06:44 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 02:06:55 by Alpha C Alpha C
sucks added on the 2009-03-12 02:21:25 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
What a courageous choice platform for 1998!
Excellent prod, by the way...
rulez added on the 2009-12-16 16:44:50 by untel untel
Glitches like a bastard now unfortunately. The music jumps and jitters and the visuals seem to lose synch (most scenes repeated slightly before moving on).

But I watched it plenty back in 98, so I know it rules :)
rulez added on the 2009-12-16 17:38:55 by psonice psonice
rulez added on the 2011-11-23 15:03:58 by Frequent Frequent
Running this today is a bit of a hassle (install the old MS JVM and use jview instead of the browser; Oracles JVM won't do), but it still looks good. :)
added on the 2015-03-01 11:52:42 by tomaes tomaes
Old but great
rulez added on the 2015-11-30 19:35:35 by Corial Corial
Any chance of a capture of these komplex java demos? I really don't feel like having any JVMs installed...
added on the 2015-11-30 19:40:28 by noby noby
video please?
added on the 2016-05-12 13:33:56 by Flashira Flashira
best java demo ever
rulez added on the 2016-08-23 20:59:44 by marlowe marlowe
still waiting for video
added on the 2018-04-12 13:18:21 by Flashira Flashira
Nice to see there's a video capture of this. So cool, quite modern for 1998. The visuals were even more impressive running at a low frame rate back then.
rulez added on the 2019-01-15 15:49:00 by dodke dodke

Perfect zeitgeist.
rulez added on the 2019-01-15 16:01:51 by noby noby
Getting ClassFormatError (link to screenshot) on recent JVM (version 8 update 261), but the music alone is just amazing.
rulez added on the 2020-07-27 12:08:17 by vitalkanev vitalkanev

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