byzantine by Unique [web]
screenshot added by raymon on 2003-03-02 15:55:57
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release date : march 2003
release party : Kindergarden 2003
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 62%
  • 0.37
alltime top: #6226
added on the 2003-03-02 15:55:57 by raymon raymon

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hey, it's art!
sucks added on the 2003-03-02 15:56:38 by raymon raymon

very very dense visuals, dark psychedelic colours and effects, very smart dark-ambiant soundtrack.
i'm not sure i can see everything of what happens on the screen.

it's a very good one raimo.
rulez added on the 2003-03-02 16:04:41 by florent florent
Slowly but surely, I'm getting sick of this kind of "art" demos. Knos likes it for sure.
sucks added on the 2003-03-02 16:15:54 by tomaes tomaes
4k + setupdialog = this
sucks added on the 2003-03-02 16:17:41 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
It's really not that bad. There are some very nice looking things and the audio is pleasent. A bit boring though.
added on the 2003-03-02 16:30:48 by dairos dairos
it's nice and soft =)
added on the 2003-03-02 16:37:54 by spiikki spiikki
rulez added on the 2003-03-02 17:10:53 by funktion funktion
Looks like a construction company trying to get steal beams in the right place, But I really like it cause it's something different and Very *U*N*I*Q*U*E*.
rulez added on the 2003-03-02 17:54:01 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
you're a fool. there is no "different", and unique does not exist.
rulez added on the 2003-03-02 18:19:26 by superplek superplek
unique has been assimilated in the kooma family :D
rulez added on the 2003-03-02 18:37:29 by dixan dixan
i don't see anything
i only hear some strange soundz
is it normal ? is it art ? is it bug ?
sucks added on the 2003-03-02 18:44:22 by sokoban sokoban
I resent that, "Tomaes"
added on the 2003-03-02 18:51:25 by _-_-__ _-_-__
if tomaes didn't mention it, i'm quite sure you would have thumbed it up.
added on the 2003-03-02 19:06:19 by superplek superplek
rulez added on the 2003-03-02 19:08:02 by shadez shadez
superplek, i didn't watch it yet
added on the 2003-03-02 19:20:14 by _-_-__ _-_-__
well, at least the framerate is good..
sucks added on the 2003-03-02 19:26:27 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
knos; usually that doesn't stop me from commenting ;-) glad to hear that some are still fair.
added on the 2003-03-02 19:27:24 by superplek superplek
grei nok!
rulez added on the 2003-03-02 21:12:26 by oldaccount oldaccount
Not bad, looks like they put more effort into it than most other "art" demos. I could see this stuff shown on screens at clubs and similar events, like recent MFX demos - while some *actual* music is playing, of course. :)
added on the 2003-03-02 21:54:30 by phoenix phoenix
"effort"... pfft :)
mel funktion/kewlers just said something like "MORE AMBIENT/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE DEMOS!" and i said "i could make one right away" and then he said "you wouldn't do it anyway" so i had to do something. ok, i spent one evening playing with the blending modes and trying to make a texture-rendering blur effect with the script system but i wouldn't really call it "effort". even the so-called scenes were just the first thing i came up with and graphics were random photos from my pictures coloured with a random gradient in psp. that's what i call real ART. i'm really glad to see some people even like this. (at least absurd (the coder) was ready to quit the scene when he saw this)
added on the 2003-03-02 22:23:16 by raymon raymon
i pressed esc after 2 long minutes... boring , ugly... useless...
sucks added on the 2003-03-03 00:26:51 by spengler spengler
Would have been a cool Screensaver.
added on the 2003-03-03 00:48:40 by elend elend
too disjointed/uncoordinated, same goes for the music
added on the 2003-03-03 07:41:20 by cats cats
music's good. effects are really cool. better code than most of these type of things. but also less focused and messier than these type of things should be. really, uhm, "interesting" color scheme. anyways, not real pretty, but it messes with one's head and rocks anyways.
rulez added on the 2003-03-03 10:44:49 by dyscotopia dyscotopia
I was in a weird state when I decided to watch this thing with knowing what lies beneath. Too atmospheric and psychotic, wow! You caught me in the state yesterday and I felt like I had to thumb up. Weird scary things appear from the patterns, where the human brain tries to construct logical images from them. (Actually the patterns are real life images too, but in the weird state, after a long tiring day on computer and after midnight, I was seeing scary faces inside them ;P) You got synced with my thumb up..
rulez added on the 2003-03-03 13:10:05 by Optimus Optimus
One of very few of these fucking "art" demos I actually like
rulez added on the 2003-03-03 14:24:16 by verm verm
I guess that this is good for a flashing-random-garbage demo. But since I'm not smart enough to understand such prods I can't really give any thumbs up or down..
added on the 2003-03-03 14:52:53 by break break
sucks added on the 2003-03-03 15:08:51 by Slumgud Slumgud
Looked a bit messy, but understoodable if you made this in one night or so. I liked the music.
added on the 2003-03-03 15:22:57 by jenni jenni
Liked it when it was shown at KG...
rulez added on the 2003-03-04 09:30:40 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Ran at respectable framerates and wasn't as crappy as some other demos in this 'genre.' Even though I only watched for two minutes I'm going to be nice and leave a big smelly piggy.
btw. the nicest part (imo) begins after 3 minutes :)
added on the 2003-03-04 10:00:42 by raymon raymon
added on the 2003-03-04 21:41:28 by sokoban sokoban
weeeeeeeee me liked
it's interesting really, and what a good track by jobe!!!!!!
nice job raimo, i really enjoyed that
i want more fresh stuff like that!
Hmm... I can't catch it.
added on the 2003-03-05 16:18:47 by pan pan
it's so sad seeing creators of such nice stuff backing off from their own work. i think you should be more proud of what you did and stop inventing 'just for fun' bullshit just because someone can't cope with experimental stuff.
and this one sure is successful one...
rulez added on the 2003-03-05 19:41:11 by dominator dominator
Finally watched it. A nice soothing ambient music is supporting the whole work, the graphics adding another "depth" or "dimension" to the music. It's not too long and it's controlled! (and it's not flashing or noisy in any sort of way suggested by some of the previous comments ;)
rulez added on the 2003-03-15 19:19:49 by _-_-__ _-_-__
finally... ;)
added on the 2003-03-16 10:46:03 by tomaes tomaes
rulez added on the 2003-03-16 11:47:51 by soolta soolta
it is.
rulez added on the 2003-03-17 23:34:48 by _ _
this is example of good alternative prod.

rulez added on the 2003-03-30 14:33:46 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2003-04-05 15:11:13 by stil stil
colours are only seen with alternative mode :)
added on the 2003-04-22 18:50:10 by smirk smirk
Quite a trip, but I don't know if it was a good or bad one. The music could have been better.
added on the 2003-04-29 22:33:09 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
it almost worked ... but it really NEEDS more gfx
added on the 2003-05-09 12:34:40 by Zzed Zzed
this prod doesn't suck! watch it :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-05 22:25:42 by witeshade witeshade
Accidental or not, it does one of the things good demos are supposed to - conjures something never before seen on the screen. Oily, infinite structures, static accompanied by ambience. The noise behind showing thru materia.

I like the soft progress and how it keeps evolving, the sound following well with the visuals. The images softly floating keep it from going too insane. I feel a couple of parts are a little too busy but those are just short passing moments and do still manage to be interesting enough. Indeed reminiscent of MFX a bit.
rulez added on the 2006-04-11 01:25:38 by slux slux
I figured out how to do postprocessing by watching this. That, and this is also very moody.
rulez added on the 2006-04-11 01:35:22 by Preacher Preacher
ahead of its time. great piece of code. music & effects work fantastically. nice shading.
rulez added on the 2006-08-28 12:58:59 by Gaia Gaia

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