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The Invisible Hold by Adapt
screenshot added by Alpha C on 2008-08-03 01:48:38
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release date : august 2008
release party : Assembly 2008
compo : pc demo
ranked : 6th
  • rulez 8
  • is ok 23
  • sucks 11
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added on the 2008-08-03 01:48:38 by Alpha C Alpha C

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I really love your previous demos, but...sorry...this was quite boring and often disconnected. Piggy for now, but perhaps it will grow on me with repeated watching.
added on the 2008-08-03 01:53:14 by Stebo Stebo
uhhhm. I was expectiing much more... ok guess, but not impressive
added on the 2008-08-03 01:55:06 by Speed Speed
wins the least-readable-scroller prize
added on the 2008-08-03 02:17:35 by snoutmate snoutmate
Sorry, but this was horrible! No design, no transitions, no sync, no background, too much black, awful env mapping...ok, I'll stop there.

Music was pretty good, but it was very unpleasant to watch.
sucks added on the 2008-08-03 02:31:37 by Wade Wade
seriously, what the hell... I think this was beyond my comprehension so I'll just give it a ?. Not a rules, not a sucks but a ?
added on the 2008-08-03 02:52:04 by Navis Navis
Excellent music! Nice code here and there but otherwise the demo lacked design - badly!
added on the 2008-08-03 02:53:52 by roz roz
Nice music, the reference to Siberian khatru wasn't too distracting. I didn't get bored.
added on the 2008-08-03 03:01:13 by JDruid JDruid
Looks a bit empty sometimes and your music and design style gets a bit boring after many demos for which it worked great. But it fails here... sorry to say that.
added on the 2008-08-03 03:48:20 by Bobic Bobic
Didn't really like it that much, as is the case with most Adapt demos. Especially the text parts were quite bad.
added on the 2008-08-03 09:25:34 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
This is.... this.

Adapt demos are often like good whiskey: Sometimes hard to appreciate but very rewarding. This one is like a bottle of old, strange tasting whiskey from a obscure distillery: It might be excellent and very rewarding but it requires work to appreciate.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 10:12:23 by Preacher Preacher
ha ! Siberian khatru ! I was listening to the record earlier and then saw the demo and thought.. Waaait a minute..
added on the 2008-08-03 12:43:57 by Navis Navis
Great to see a scroller but unfortunately it was partly unreadable (the 3D one) and partly ugly (the fonts on the other one). But piggie anyway.
added on the 2008-08-03 12:48:15 by Serpent Serpent
Wasted potential
sucks added on the 2008-08-03 13:00:54 by dairos dairos
This was terrible, but the music was cool, so a pig.
added on the 2008-08-03 13:02:41 by okkie okkie
even music sucks lol..
sucks added on the 2008-08-03 13:17:12 by panic panic
what AstronautStebo said.
added on the 2008-08-03 14:49:57 by wullon wullon
It is when watching demos like this I just sit there thinking "Okay, soo.. someone actually DECIDED to make it look like this?"
sucks added on the 2008-08-03 14:53:51 by gloom gloom
this had a few cool scenes and a very psychedelic feel to it, but i'll have watch it again since this left a really strong wtf-feeling in the compo.. the music was a refreshing deviation from the demotune norm.
added on the 2008-08-03 15:05:31 by griip griip
Gimme the mp3. :)

(the rest was pretty uninspired though.)
added on the 2008-08-03 15:14:20 by tomaes tomaes
what gloom said...
sucks added on the 2008-08-03 15:56:18 by prm prm
definitely not bad but kinda ugly :)
added on the 2008-08-03 16:00:13 by shadez shadez
Coherent mess
sucks added on the 2008-08-03 17:03:38 by Zplex Zplex
Not my cup of tea.
added on the 2008-08-03 17:14:32 by Paranoid Paranoid
"a demo inspired by late 90s amiga demos, yet designed by stevie wonder"
sucks added on the 2008-08-03 17:16:55 by Maali Maali
the scrollers :(
added on the 2008-08-03 17:17:53 by visy visy
JDruid & Navis: I had to stop watching the demostream and go through my records shit drunk in order to find out where that musical phrase was borrowed from. I finally found it and missed couple of (bad) demos on the way.

Yes: Siberian Khatru \o/

Btw. that's one ugly demo.
added on the 2008-08-03 18:35:53 by tempest tempest
Uhm,. maybe not enough shaders in this computer? I will try later..
added on the 2008-08-03 19:16:53 by Optimus Optimus
Sorry guys for the rushed compo version.
The final party version of the demo is
http://kaverit.org/~deepr/Adapt_TheInvisibleHold_partyFinal.zip

First we thought to fix the timer problem that caused the movement to be very jerky everywhere. But finally we ended to add almost everything to the demo that should have been there in the compo version already.

So if we just had one day more before assembly, the results would have looked like this.
added on the 2008-08-03 21:36:41 by deepr deepr
Great music, I love Adapt's demos and while this is not the best, it still deserves my thumb.
rulez added on the 2008-08-04 01:00:50 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
adapt syndrome repeated, some nice scenes, seriously lacking some decent design/direction
sucks added on the 2008-08-04 02:22:56 by psenough psenough
Ok, have to admit I had listened a lot of Yes, Curtis Mayfield and Graham Central Station before making the tune. And I was asked to do something like Opus' Live is Life, but I decided to do it with a really different style. The mp3 is available at http://basscadet.fi/music/demo/invisible_hold.mp3
added on the 2008-08-04 12:31:22 by basscadet basscadet
the demo has interesting parts, but some are too boring sorry. The tune sounds like a "funky demo" preset on a cheap synth, Not my thing. i
sucks added on the 2008-08-04 22:12:14 by SoundSquare SoundSquare
nah...
sucks added on the 2008-08-05 05:58:04 by got got
This demo reminds me of the days when I still liked demos. Oh, the memories. Nevertheless, it feels fresh and new. I like it. A lot.
rulez added on the 2008-08-05 18:24:30 by chock chock
Watching it with proper shaders, I think it's not bad. The scroller reminds me of an old Cascada classic :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-05 21:08:18 by Optimus Optimus
got no sound
made it work finally
Quote:
The scroller reminds me of an old Cascada classic :)

It may remind you of a Cascada demo, but it doesn't look like any of them.. unfortunately.
added on the 2008-08-07 10:30:11 by gloom gloom
it has some great moments and some drawbacks, but overall feels good to me.
rulez added on the 2008-08-09 21:25:11 by elfh elfh
there is a lot in there, and I especially like the cloud effect and the head with the octopus style... unfortunally most parts are nice but "unpolished", or simply not as good as they could have been. I like the fact that you try to do music and not random industrial sounds like many other prods, but I think it's too slow paced for this kind of demo. a very good attempt and I think you will astonish us in the future if you keep developing.

also works in wine.
added on the 2008-08-09 21:52:25 by thec thec
a, fucking thumb.
rulez added on the 2008-08-09 21:52:44 by thec thec
Love the music.
added on the 2008-08-13 23:57:00 by Maissi Maissi
Some nice stuff and excellent track, but quite unfinished
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 09:56:11 by kurli kurli
heavily lacks polishing
added on the 2009-01-07 02:07:45 by T$ T$
Sorry guys, got the point there je'.
added on the 2014-08-08 01:09:36 by miStral- miStral-
Still laughing about the desing <grrr> : D Final was better!
added on the 2014-08-08 01:20:14 by miStral- miStral-
This is so off the wall I can't but love it, in a strange way.
rulez added on the 2018-04-25 01:24:16 by noby noby

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