Outline Online 2020, Friday May 22nd - Sunday May 24th 2020

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We're proud to announce:

Outline Online 2020

From Friday May 22nd 11:30AM until Sunday May 24th 11:30AM CEST the Outline organizing team will be streaming live from the Trepaan HQ in Zevenaar, The Netherlands to your livingroom. Supporter tickets start at 10EUR, a voting ticket is only 1EUR, and the Twitch.tv stream is free for everyone!

What can you expect from this virtual demoparty?

- SofaWorld (now with character customization! Woohoo!)
- Compos (Demo/Intro, 128byte, Music, Graphics and Photo)
- Shader Showdown
- DJ sets
- Curated demoshows
- Okkie and Shifter playing shots at 10AM
- Metric fucktons of traditional Dutch "gezelligheid"
- Probably a bunch of fuckups because this is the first time we're trying this

We're working on some final details before we will upload a new version of our site where you can register and buy tickets. Detailed compo rules will also be announced on our website ASAP. Potential entries can already be sent to compos@outlinedemoparty, and DJ's, live coders, video editors, demoshow curators and anyone else who thinks they can create content that might be of interest to or could potentially entertain our party's virtual visitors is more than welcome to contact us via info@outlinedemoparty.nl.

Please note that we have also reserved a date for a physical party at the venue in Ommen for later this year. Outline will, at it's core, always be focused on organizing live physical events in The Netherlands when it is safe to do so. But in this period of mandatory social distancing due to Covid19, our team would rather put effort in organizing an online demoparty than just hanging around on our non-virtual sofas. We hope that you, our visitors, share this opinion and will support us with releases for our compos and your participation in the other events that we have announced above.

Looking forward to receiving your feedback, ideas, entries and suggestions, and ofcourse to seeing you in SofaWorld, or on Twitch/Discord/IRC, this upcoming Ascension day weekend!

On behalf of the Outline organizing team,

added on the 2020-04-27 16:30:15 by havoc havoc
Awesome! :D
Hm... Voting ticket just 1 EUR. I take 30... ;P
added on the 2020-04-27 16:41:16 by nodepond nodepond
wonderful! i hope sofaworld will allow macosx users in this time :)
added on the 2020-04-27 16:42:46 by randomi randomi
i hope Sofaworld will allow traveling to multiple historic Outline locations, just to see those trampolining alpacas or to see Havoc getting chased by an angry camping owner with a hayfork while 'breaking the law' is being performed by Gwem :P
also Linux users! D:<

(and, hmm, I have an idea for a GBA tiny intro, but those need to be >128b because of the ROM header .-.)
added on the 2020-04-27 16:46:32 by porocyon porocyon
1 Euro, you could get a Fanta for that!
poro: we decided to announce a limited set of compos because we don't know how many entries (and what formats/platforms) we should expect now that we're doing the party online for the first time. tiny GBA intros would obviously qualify for the general demo/intro category, and if we receive enough entries to justify a separate compo (along logical size and/or platform lines, for example) we'll be happy to split it off, time allowing. so best advice i can give right now is to announce your plans via our compos email address, so our compo orgas are aware of what you're planning and can keep that in mind while we work out more details with regards to the schedule :)
added on the 2020-04-27 17:36:41 by havoc havoc
havoc: eh, I can't really demand anything from you. the only thing I have atm is a silly idea for a GBA 256b.
added on the 2020-04-27 18:38:13 by porocyon porocyon
added on the 2020-04-27 19:28:59 by numtek numtek
May need to stock up on fanta and grolsch for that weekend..inspirational move Havoc!
added on the 2020-04-27 19:48:24 by CiH CiH
And of course other snackfood too, from either Tesco or Morrisons :)
added on the 2020-04-27 23:23:49 by Felice Felice
Hm, I really wondering, how you will emulate that meadow, that original meadow on the stream.
added on the 2020-04-28 03:18:49 by nodepond nodepond
Hands up for Outline!!! OuTeLinE
added on the 2020-04-28 03:19:37 by nodepond nodepond
"Havoc getting chased by an angry camping owner with a hayfork while 'breaking the law' is being performed by Gwem"

Now there's an idea for a game!
is there a place online where i can order cases of grolsch & fanta
added on the 2020-04-28 10:03:31 by nosfe nosfe
So, when compo start?
added on the 2020-04-28 17:30:23 by g0blinish g0blinish
I'll definitely hop into the sofaworld and throw some 128b into the compo =)
added on the 2020-04-28 17:40:15 by HellMood HellMood
A 128-byte question:

Are the compo rules similar to earlier years in that the header (if it is required on the platform) is not included in the size?
added on the 2020-04-28 22:21:35 by Blueberry Blueberry
Virtual bar here I come.
Sounds good. Count me in. Starting where and how can remote entries be submitted?
added on the 2020-04-28 23:42:18 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Nice! More online fun! :]
added on the 2020-04-29 00:06:26 by ham ham
Could the orga-team just send out props and stuff to dress up yourself to photobomb the online-event during bar-time?
added on the 2020-04-29 00:39:17 by nodepond nodepond
A 128-byte question:

Are the compo rules similar to earlier years in that the header (if it is required on the platform) is not included in the size?

seconded, because that could solve my GBA problem (GBA ROM header is 192 bytes (of which 156 are the Nintendo logo...)
added on the 2020-04-29 03:12:52 by porocyon porocyon
Blueberry, porocyon: A standard header will not be counted for the 128b compo size limit indeed. But using the header to store custom data and/or code is not allowed. So for example, an Atari ST 128b can be 160b on disk (128b intro + 32b standard header). Or a CPC 128b could be 256b on disk assuming it doesn't abuse the 128b AMSDOS header. The Nintendo logo in the GBA ROM header is fair game, just like the Atari logo that's in all ST and Falcon ROMs, etc etc.
added on the 2020-04-29 16:03:16 by havoc havoc