Return by Rebels & Calodox
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release date : august 2022
release party : Evoke 2022
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 65%
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alltime top: #1653
added on the 2022-08-07 13:20:58 by mrvux mrvux

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Awesome production. Well deserved 1st place.
rulez added on the 2022-08-07 15:53:02 by gaspode gaspode
was gaspode sagt
rulez added on the 2022-08-07 18:25:18 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2022-08-07 18:52:27 by wullon wullon
Piggie for the effort (there surely went a lot of work into this thing) but it wasn't my cup of tea. Bit surprised it won. I mean congratulations and all but it wasn't my first pick at the party. *cough* Tried to rewatch it to see if I maybe missed something everyone was raving for but the download link is broken?
added on the 2022-08-07 22:10:48 by numtek numtek
This. Rocks. Deserved winner on my list :)

numtek: right-click download link, "copy url", open new tab, paste url, navigate to it -> it works
rulez added on the 2022-08-07 22:33:42 by NR4 NR4
Nicely done! Refreshing to see a polished production with good transitions!
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 00:41:20 by java java
worthy winner! great work!
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 02:22:41 by psenough psenough
Great art direction here, and not your usual "orange/blue warm/cold" color scheme. It feels like a world that wants to be explored and conveys the feeling that there are layers of meaning beneath the surface. The seamless transitions give it a lot of flow.
The morphing buildings reminded me of a science fiction novel I once read, which described a "broken" city that went defunct because the nano machines intended for configurable housing/architecture had some sort of bug or virus, thus behaving in dangerous, unpredictable ways.
The fluid effect in the last shot is a feast for the eyes. Emphasizing the sense of scale by putting some birds over it always works! :D

Special plus for that banging soundtrack, with all the playful detail in the percussion.

Top prod!
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 08:48:29 by jco jco
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 10:49:12 by pan pan
A gorgeous looking and sounding journey.
rulezcdc added on the 2022-08-08 18:33:57 by phoenix phoenix
Enjoyed this one very much. It has a kinda ASD feeling about it.
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 19:22:58 by mSW mSW
Very impressive amount of things printed on the screen !
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 21:32:36 by lamogui lamogui
great and smooth transitions from scene to scene (effect to effect). I really loved it being art'sy (yet not too fart'sy). this can be hypnotising from time to time. Definitively I'll rewatch it.
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 21:32:48 by hollowone hollowone
Really good, well designed and smooth. Big plus for keeping attention to details and smooth transitions instead of going all in for tech stuff.
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 21:55:18 by Stalvik^bbz Stalvik^bbz
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 22:10:58 by Flodight Flodight
FlareTic.app crash event name CLR20r3. Hope this means something and let me know if you want more info o/
added on the 2022-08-08 22:23:55 by Photon Photon
Absolutely fantastic in every way!
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 23:36:01 by Bobic Bobic
Cool vibes.
rulez added on the 2022-08-09 01:06:14 by dex46... dex46...
There's a lot of good work in the visuals and hoo boy that soundtrack. But at 2/3 felt like the demo started to slap more things on the pile to the point that it would never come to an end.
rulez added on the 2022-08-09 01:19:57 by Shifter Shifter
rulez added on the 2022-08-09 09:58:15 by aha aha
I really loved A World Without Lights. This is a worthy sequel, it didn't wow me as much(maybe because of the flow?), but the effects/composition are top notch.
v awesome prod
rulez added on the 2022-08-09 12:56:42 by wrighter wrighter
Pretty nice visuals!
rulez added on the 2022-08-09 14:13:41 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2022-08-09 14:31:45 by Dune Dune
Solid demo, and a well deserved win!
rulez added on the 2022-08-09 15:51:31 by kusma kusma
I saw a screenshot of glowing mushrooms and was kind of hoping for a proper GOA DEMO!!! but no psytrance here, instead there is a great house track by Alkama over a collage of visuals that felt a bit arbitrary but still has a lot of nice stuff in it - some fluid simulation, some playing with geometry, a bunch of cool transitions... overall a good show.
rulez added on the 2022-08-09 22:11:38 by stijn stijn
rulez added on the 2022-08-09 23:24:15 by spiked-maniac spiked-maniac
Really neat prod! Design/colors & 3D effects are amazing. The white-liquid-paints on the balls is so real! Congratz for this 1st place.
rulez added on the 2022-08-10 05:02:52 by STRANGER/HMD^DLG STRANGER/HMD^DLG
Very much like.
rulez added on the 2022-08-11 12:51:38 by 71M 71M
rulez added on the 2022-08-11 23:10:23 by bitl bitl
Such a wonderful journey!
rulez added on the 2022-08-12 21:49:46 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Superb stuff! There's so much going on that I don't honestly know how someone could make all of this. The soundtrack could probably win 1st place in the demo compo even if just played on top of a black screen
rulez added on the 2022-08-13 17:53:26 by rloaderro rloaderro
Liked it
rulez added on the 2022-08-14 21:56:20 by raer raer
What more needs to be said than "rulez"?
rulez added on the 2022-08-15 08:56:18 by Arkholt Arkholt
polygons <3
rulez added on the 2022-08-15 22:04:51 by Gargaj Gargaj
amazingly dreamy music by alkama of course and gorgeous scenes! The only downside is that the scenes are a bit disconnected at times - some more work on the transitions would have elevated this demo to perfection.
still one of my favourite demos of 2022 so far - the last scene is especially nice!
rulez added on the 2022-08-16 16:15:08 by v3nom v3nom
that tune is massive, merci Mathieu!
rulez added on the 2022-08-17 23:35:51 by decca decca
overwhelming track
rulez added on the 2022-08-18 00:20:15 by gentleman gentleman
Very nice and polished
rulez added on the 2022-08-18 19:56:29 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2022-08-18 21:24:24 by Manwe Manwe
yes <3 great work .. wonderful evocative .. and sublime soundtrack
rulez added on the 2022-08-18 21:40:54 by sense sense
rulez added on the 2022-08-18 22:51:23 by a-move a-move
that was some massive experience in front of the big screen. love the visuals and the soundtrack is a perfect fit.
rulez added on the 2022-08-22 17:54:55 by teo teo
added on the 2022-08-22 18:35:32 by AntDude AntDude
Amazing one shoot(kind) of effect(s) and lovely minimal tech music !! 😃
rulez added on the 2022-08-26 02:28:30 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
a very, very good prod. I love every gimmick in detail. also alkama's solid enjoyable track :+1:
rulez added on the 2022-08-26 21:22:07 by 0b5vr 0b5vr
nice, esp. the track
rulez added on the 2022-08-26 21:46:21 by ferris ferris
Clearly a labor of love :) A nice watch.
rulez added on the 2022-08-26 23:42:31 by cce cce
Very nice music and visuals.
rulez added on the 2022-08-29 19:22:56 by Karate Karate
nice demo, love the tune
rulez added on the 2022-09-05 11:20:44 by error64 error64
rulez added on the 2022-09-16 01:19:12 by Frozzy Frozzy
What error64 said!
rulez added on the 2022-09-19 14:05:58 by Emod Emod
Alkama, you did it again, mon segnor :*
rulez added on the 2022-10-22 18:13:36 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
you guys hit this one out of the park, sublime graphics and design, exquisite and ethereal music, beautiful flow and harmony between the visuals and music track, what a choice demo, well done.
rulez added on the 2022-10-22 18:24:38 by keito keito
That is awesome! Congrats!
rulez added on the 2022-11-06 20:27:19 by tifeco tifeco
We are particularly delighted that this year's nominees for the "Best Demo" award present such a diverse bunch, as they truly show off the amazing creative variety that the demoscene has to offer. Each nominated production has pushed the envelope in their own way, and we couldn't be more thankful for these contributions.

One demo, however, has managed to stand out from the rest, capturing our imaginations and transporting us to a captivating world of its own. This masterful piece of work boasts a striking visual design, with camera paths that perfectly showcase the mesmerizing scenes and effects. The lighting and colors are meticulously crafted, accentuating the beauty of the presented world. The soundtrack is nothing short of delightful - infusing a sense of joy and wonder into the experience. Seamlessly blending 2D and 3D elements, it features breathtaking transitions that draw the viewer further into its enchanting realm.

It is now time to reveal the winner of this year's "Best Demo" award, a shining example of the artistry that can be achieved when creative minds are unleashed. Ladies and gentlemen, fellow demosceners, the award goes to "Return, by Rebels & Calodox"! Congrats!
added on the 2023-04-08 09:59:37 by v3nom v3nom
This is certainly a good demo but it did not impress me as much as for instance "Happiness is around the bend". Of course this judgment is purely subjective.
added on the 2023-04-09 10:52:50 by Adok Adok
rulez added on the 2023-04-14 13:21:37 by fyrex fyrex
Congratulations for the well deserved accolade.

Even though the technical magic happening under the hood might not be obvious, your tech seems to be quite unique and very different from the popular trends of the Scene. I especially appreciate what you do with polygon geometry generation, and I think it alone deserves thumbs, even more so in an area that is way under explored in my opinion.
rulez added on the 2023-04-25 22:47:15 by Zavie Zavie
finally runs flawlessly on my 4070 ti.
beautiful demo, i enjoy!
rulez added on the 2023-05-05 22:47:08 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
fantastic soundtrack
rulez added on the 2023-07-20 15:11:27 by spritus spritus

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