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Elevated, Chaos Theory and Darwinism.

Elevated mostly for its stunning visuals, Chaos Theory mostly for the great soundtrack, Darwinism purely for the cute creature jumping up and down :)
added on the 2011-11-07 12:00:28 by msqrt msqrt
Even though it's not a demo: Field Trip.
added on the 2011-11-07 13:01:16 by Zavie Zavie
added on the 2011-11-07 19:52:42 by ponce ponce
added on the 2011-11-07 20:32:13 by w00t! w00t!
Also, the Popular Demo is 9 years old

This totally invalidates just how brilliant the whole package is ...how again?

It helps to show a bunch of contemporary PC demos and branch out from there -e.g. show 64ks and 4ks later on. Then, start to casually introduce other platforms they either know ("oh, you used to own a GBA? Certain clowns that weren't sober did some really neat stuff on it!") or can relate to using boring stats ("your busted old phone is ten times faster than the machine you need for Starstruck, so yes -this is indeed a feat!").

added on the 2011-11-07 21:48:13 by Shifter Shifter
Darwinism! \o/ I like to show that one too, it's a different kind of impressive than the realtime graphics showcases.
added on the 2011-11-07 21:50:48 by t-zero t-zero
Shifter, I think he was correcting my throwaway statement that it was awesome despite being "10" years old, not suggesting that it sucked because it was about that old ;)
added on the 2011-11-07 21:59:18 by t-zero t-zero

great for children.

btw, interesting fact: a "kid" is a baby goat. and a "child" is a young human. use the correct word please.
added on the 2011-11-07 22:15:46 by button button
Additionally, a nice advice I got from KeyJ: "explain what they see".

Just explain why you love this. I introduced my dad to the demoscene with this: "Remember the 3.5" floppies dad? This thing called Debris fits several times on it, amazing isn't it?". As I know that he knows that 1,44MB isn't much, he understood why I love this.

I find this even more important than to pick the right demo, because there is no "one".

I showed Elevated to some coders today, told them it's 4k - they made fun about the soundtrack. Farking arseholes >:(
added on the 2011-11-07 23:32:03 by mog mog
@mog: Well, they are probably not coders, more like "Programmers"...
added on the 2011-11-08 18:39:53 by baah baah
Button: "Cool" is a temperature. "Chick" is a baby bird. Slang is okay sometimes. :)
added on the 2011-11-08 20:03:30 by MidKnight MidKnight
Napababa is my favourite. Especially kids love it.
added on the 2011-11-08 20:21:58 by cce cce
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added on the 2011-11-12 12:40:03 by kempy kempy
For size-restricted compos, I'd definately say Paradise by rgby & Conspiracy from 2004. It has lots of recognizable objects instead of the comon abstract one's normally seen in 64k intros, and it's probably aesthetically "easy" for non-sceners
added on the 2011-11-12 15:58:28 by Punqtured Punqtured
for kids i'd say legomania and glon243

however, for introducing a new audience i'd go for something i really appreciate (either some of my own creations or some stuff that i really envy). either way - if you want to turn them on; shown them something that turn you on and explain why!
added on the 2011-11-12 19:08:01 by w00t! w00t!
Wouter: Really? A C64 production for a first ever demo in 2011? ;)
added on the 2011-11-12 19:44:22 by Punqtured Punqtured
how come noone mentioned second reality? seeing it was the first for many here …
i love symetrie and puls as the size to content ratio is magnificent imho. and debris, its top of all time for a reason.
showed wishful thinking and some dubstep themed demos to a friend who's a freetime music producer and he wasnt impressed :( maybe he didnt like me playing with his comp.

another gem is mother, mother my eyes hurt by haujobb, since it always depends on the audience ;) alas, no youtube and it fails to run sometimes which is less impressive
added on the 2011-11-12 19:49:16 by vectory vectory
Vectory: Well, what about that demonic scene? That might be scary for a four years old kid. :( I do agree that demo was awesome for newbies.
added on the 2011-11-12 20:30:47 by AntDude AntDude
hplus works pretty well on non-sceners.
added on the 2011-11-13 11:20:34 by _-_-__ _-_-__
cdak might work well then :)
added on the 2011-11-13 12:23:45 by __ __
correction, i didnt show wishful thinking, mixed the name up with some fnuque demos, i ment only one wish
added on the 2011-11-13 22:36:01 by vectory vectory
This is the demo list I'm presenting on my outreaching:

For artists:
Andromeda Software Development - Spin
Farbrausch - Masagin

For people that experienced old game consoles or computers:
The Black Lotus - Ocean Machine

To show the demoscene spirit:
Farbrausch - Magellan
Haujobb - You Should

I don't know if it's the best way for presenting the demoscene. You need to be careful to choose which demo present to a type of person, 'cause the WTF factor is enormous.
added on the 2011-11-14 09:29:01 by Danguafer Danguafer


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