A full weekend of demoscene goodness


UnitZeroOne, Mr Doob and myself. Picture by Ralph Hauwert.

Having lived in a bubble for the last three days to finish two demos for the TRSAC demoparty in Denmark, I’m very happy with the outcome: 1st and 2nd place in the main competition was more than I had hoped for and a pleasant surprise.

I wasn’t very involved in the visuals of the winner demo (“Electric Bullet” by ASD & Excess) apart from a short discussion on what went where in relation to the music. The demo is a remix of an existing demo and therefore a different demomaking experience for me. I’m usually very involved with the visuals, but this time this was handled entirely by Navis, the main coder of ASD – Andromeda Software Development. We’ve been talking about doing something together for a while, and the remix-idea was non-time-commital enough for both of us to make it work. I’m very happy with the result, check it out below:

Area Unstable by gloom

For the 2nd place (“Area Unstable” by Badsquare), it was more similar to how I usually work with demos (involved with graphics and the syncing/direction), but on a entirely new platform: Adobe Flash. I have never worked with this platform before, and luckily I had the privilige of having hot-shot Flash-guru UnitZeroOne (Ralph Hauwert) as the coder. Sander van den Borne did the original theme and the graphics for it. I made the music and sync. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and check out the video below as well:


Electric Bullet by gloom

Overall, I unfortunately did not get to spend as much time at the partyplace as I wanted, but as they say in the demoscene: “pulling a TBL” is sometimes needed. Thanks to Ralph and Marie for playing hosts to myself and Mr Doob which was also staying with us over the weekend.

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