Demoscene Olympics

category: general [glöplog]
Stupid idea; I know. But it would be kinda cool to have a compo with a certain set of limitations in terms of size, length etc - where groups do not compete, but countries. It could be it's own little section of Revision for instance. I am sure sceners from the various countries could get together and make something for this. We (Norway) would love to put the underwear back on the Danes. The UK vs Germany - scary.

Is this impossible and/or too dumb of a concept?
added on the 2016-06-01 00:55:51 by xrs xrs
One of the things I like most in the demoscene is the gathering and cooperation between people from all around the world, disregarding nationality, religious and political allegiances.
Sure, there is national pride here and there, but it is not a central aspect of demoscene society.

Introducing these olympics might change that and introduce rivality between nations... i'm not sure if that's a good idea at all.
added on the 2016-06-01 01:17:49 by xTr1m xTr1m
Should be done with groups and not with countries I'd say. Interested participants are thrown in a pot, we draw matches and do a knockout-style tournament :)

Pro suggested that some time ago when we were discussing potential demoscene-award ideas. Could be fun :)
added on the 2016-06-01 01:26:01 by D.Fox D.Fox
I don't think this makes a lot of sense:

1. A lot of demogroups are single-country (or strongly influenced by a single country) already.
2. How would “vs.” work? Are you suggesting one-on-one matches, or the usual all-against-all-formats with just the implied “vs.”, sort of like the classic ASD vs. CNCD+FLT showdowns at Assembly?
added on the 2016-06-01 01:31:22 by Sesse Sesse
We def' win the size and length compo.
added on the 2016-06-01 01:56:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
Germany vs. the United States of Farbrausch :) :)
added on the 2016-06-01 03:10:22 by cxw cxw
The "soup of participants" thing with groups created specific for this sounds like it has potential. As might something from when I was a kid called a "genius kit": Everyone got the same bag of materials: empty washed quart paint can, clean lid from some sort of cheese dip, a few clothes pins, pipe cleaner, etc. It varied by year, the but the goal was to come up with something interesting from those components. You were allowed to bring in things like nails and a block of wood, iirc, but there were limits to allowed outside materials.

I can see saying something like "Your kit includes..." and list a one or two pieces of (widely available) tools or frameworks, and includes some sampleable files like arbitrary objects, smallish images for materials, and a soundbite or few perhaps. Plus maybe a a reasonable file-size limit like most compos so people can't go too crazy.

If it repeated you would want to then change up the ingredients in the kit so people can't really start planning beyond possible ideas until the "kit" is announced.

Are you seriously implying there are sceners capable of running a marathon without dying?
What category do you sign up in if you think the concept of "countries" is obsolete in 2016 and you wish people would stop prolonging its inevitable demise by clinging to some misguided sense of national identity?
added on the 2016-06-01 04:57:24 by jmph jmph
what jmph said.
added on the 2016-06-01 05:07:05 by yesso yesso
Team Utopia seems to be the logical choice in that case
added on the 2016-06-01 05:07:42 by havoc havoc
by Negrostrike:
Are you seriously implying there are sceners capable of running a marathon without dying?
There's a 5K at Revision (and TRSAC?); they even drink pepper schnapps halfway through!
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I agree with previous comments - yes but with no national aspects as some of countries are dominating the demoscene and some have just single representatives. How you imagine to make match between Germany and Turkey or France and Chile? Makes no point. Plus it will create unhealthy for demoscene "representing the nations" (some already believe that one represents the whole country - what is of course complete bullshit for me).
added on the 2016-06-01 05:53:18 by Creonix Creonix
what havoc said.
added on the 2016-06-01 06:18:14 by Serpent Serpent
added on the 2016-06-01 09:31:32 by malmix malmix
Good idea but I think we should force expats to compete for their origin country. Basically an ethnic olympics and not a "mail address" olympics. Otherwise Greece would stand no chance! That wouldn't be fair. Also Dipswitch gets his own country, Dipswitchland, because his ethnicity story is so complicated it wouldn't fit in the results.txt's 80 char limit. Puryx competes for Germany, The Danish Musician competes from Denmark.
added on the 2016-06-01 09:51:56 by skrebbel skrebbel
aaaaand the Dutch wouldn't even qualify because we're too busy listening to Kendrick Lamar on our Beats instead of putting effort into anything!
I reject the concept of "countries". Don't drag it into my happy place, please.
added on the 2016-06-01 10:36:39 by cupe cupe
what jmph, yesso and cupe said
added on the 2016-06-01 10:55:32 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Olympics demo compo rules.

– Allowed colors: blue, yellow, black, green and red
– Allowed shapes: only circles

Have fun. And always remember the Olympic creed:

»The most important thing in the Olympic Demo Compo is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.«
added on the 2016-06-01 11:06:10 by gaspode gaspode
I'd agree with xTr1m 100% on this one, best thing about the scene is that regardless our background we can share ideas together due to a shared interest even if we do disagree on some things. Now people are free to form national allstar groups if they feel like it but I hope those aren't the only way they release or is their main group.
added on the 2016-06-01 13:04:26 by branch branch
How about the complete opposite: let people apply for the compo way before the party, sort them into pools of coders/graphicians/musicians, randomly create 3-people groups from them, and these ad-hoc groups compete with their demos. (Yeah, the platform could be a problem, among other things :)
added on the 2016-06-01 13:22:01 by zoom zoom
lmao at all the world citizens that feel that the concept of countries are obsolete.



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added on the 2016-06-01 13:33:08 by okkie okkie