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Demoscene irc mini contest - Corun - Apr 12, 2007 03:30 AM

Hello!

Last night, a few of us in #idevgames decided to have a mini contest to make a demoscene. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demoscene).
Basically, you had to make a program that was visually and audibly pleasing with NO user interaction.

The contest lasted 3 hours from 11:30 BST (About 6:30 EST (?)).

Here are the results:

socksy: http://www.zen22638.zen.co.uk/ben/Weird.app.zip
aarku: http://www.graveck.com/test/Bovine%20Aren't%20Good%20Insulators.app.zip
ThemsAllTook: http://www.sacredsoftware.net/temp/Demoscene_Alex.app.zip
Corun: http://www.obfuscated.co.uk/files/Twirls.zip

Note:

It's been pointed out by Opless and NCarter on irc that "Demoscene" is the whole subculture of demo making. We were just making demos. That's a shame because calling them Demoscenes sounds so much cooler :-).


Demoscene irc mini contest - igame3d - Apr 12, 2007 09:58 AM

Aarku and Corun have the demo spirit, demo's need music.

I think Aarku's demo is the closest I've seen any mac program recreate a pre-life experience.

[url= http://mac.scene.org/]mac scene dot org[/url] keeps a well stocked archive of demos.

Post this stuff there and spread the love.


Demoscene irc mini contest - socksy - Apr 12, 2007 10:06 AM

God mine does suck. Jon's rules though, and hence I guess he won?

I built mine a second time though, with decent music...

http://www.zen22638.zen.co.uk/ben/Weird2.app.zip


Demoscene irc mini contest - ThemsAllTook - Apr 12, 2007 12:17 PM

Mine could have been a lot more interesting if I'd had time to integrate some music into it. I might mess with it a bit more just for fun...


Demoscene irc mini contest - aarku - Apr 14, 2007 12:46 PM

igame3d Wrote:I think Aarku's demo is the closest I've seen any mac program recreate a pre-life experience.
Interesting interpretation. Mine is you're watching electrons electrocute a cow. If you listen carefully you can hear some zaps and moos in my music. Smile

We should do more mini contests. They're always a blast.

-Jon


Demoscene irc mini contest - MarkJ - Apr 15, 2007 10:28 PM

Very cool! I'd like to see Twirls turned into a screensaver. And the Bovine entry is just badass-- also keeping with the tried and true demoscene tradition of flying through tubes.