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moaï by Nomad [web]
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release date : december 1998
release party : The Party 1998
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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  • 6
popularity : 61%
  • 0.46
alltime top: #4122
added on the 2000-07-18 21:10:40 by analogue analogue

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I like this prod, it's kinda funny. It kicks off with some kind of epic story, and then unexpectedly turns into the grove of disco. You should have seen my face when I saw that for the first time. Entirely in 3D, just letting know those with alergic reactions to 3D demos. I still keep this demo in my HD, there must be a reason. Watch it and find it out yourself.
added on the 2000-08-21 15:19:14 by sin sin
Nice one, again a software demo. This I think is their funniest so grab it, it looks older on the shot than running.

Nice graphics, good music and fun!
The music is great and really feat with the demo. It is a good one but the modeling are really bad some times (especialy the disco dancer... :/)
added on the 2000-11-09 18:41:41 by Torone Torone
Hmm... on the big screen, this looked much better than on a monitor. In my eyes, it didn't really deserve the first place (in front of "State of Mind"), as the disco idea was good for a laugh or two, but otherwise, it's yet another boring 3d demo, of the most obvious kind. Sorry.
added on the 2001-03-06 20:10:02 by kb_ kb_
Very funny story and great 3d visuals! Cool!

-What are these Nomad guys doing now?

-Is it Moai or Moao anyway?
added on the 2001-03-08 12:39:50 by Optimus Optimus
Very funny story and great 3d visuals! Cool!

-What are these Nomad guys doing now?

-Is it Moai or Moao anyway?
added on the 2001-03-08 12:40:44 by Optimus Optimus
a cool and funny demo :)
optimus> yes it's moaï, not moao :)
added on the 2001-03-19 13:12:34 by flure flure
bah! how could this beat state of mind in the democompo? maybe I just didn't understand the "humour" that's supposedly in there, but this is yet another boring 3d-show. download if you like those, if not, go for state of mind instead.
sucks added on the 2001-08-05 03:54:40 by fractalgp fractalgp

That's the kind of demo organizers like to put after the 6 dead boring demos in a compo to wake people up again.
If it's kinda funny, people will remember it. And never underestimate that... people don't vote for prods they don't remember :)
added on the 2001-08-05 03:58:27 by ryg ryg
Ryg is right. It beat State of Mind for the same reason that Glon 243 was destined to kick whatever competition's ass it would face: it was funny the first time you watched it, and it stuck with the audience. Apart from SOM there were at least three other products that were superior releases at TP98 that outlasted the long-term appeal of this one.

I was sitting there thinking 'Yeah, this one will certainly win', even though we all knew at the time that it would be less funny the sixth time we ran it =)

Still, kudos for the way they amused my at the time.
rulez added on the 2001-08-27 01:08:50 by Shifter Shifter
HAR,HAR,HAR!!!!Fucking great...Very funny demo...nice gfx,code and music...the whole transition from temple staff to disco was really funny and great as a concept....
added on the 2001-08-31 15:45:09 by mulambo mulambo
Yep, it is very funny! The soft 3D engine look kinda jerky sometimes, but is also heavily used in this demo. A good production, although State of Mind is undoubtably better.
rulez added on the 2001-10-06 17:13:48 by moT moT
Just to vote..
rulez added on the 2001-10-22 14:34:36 by Optimus Optimus
Yes, this is an amusing demo, but only the first half. It starts of with a good atmosphere, then turns nice 'n' silly.

But after the main bit there is a long and somewhat dull second half with greets and credits and stuff. This part did have some good ideas, but for me the 'meat' of the production was in the first section. I personally would have cut the ending in half...
rulez added on the 2001-11-26 06:01:23 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
This Windows demo was released in a time then at least 80% of all releases were still for MS-DOS. So, I remember it mostly for one of the first good windows demos available.

Today, it's only enjoyable in windowed mode (double size). In fullscreen it's just to much anti-anti-alaising :)
rulez added on the 2001-12-11 10:46:29 by tomaes tomaes
excellent production !!!!!!!!!
very good travel in the crazy mind of the conceptors :)
the bad things : the end gfx sucks a lot, i understand real names for a job research prod but ....
the good things : all the rest !!!!!
design, music, code, scenes, textures etc ... very good top50 prod for me !
rulez added on the 2002-02-21 22:16:13 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
this is so Funny And funky .. and fuzzy :)
rulez added on the 2002-03-24 01:55:07 by bizken bizken
its very nice the first time you see it.. then you never quite bother watching it again.
rulez added on the 2002-03-26 23:09:18 by psenough psenough
Nice demo, I liked the idea (but no way is better than "State of Mind"), but the disco scene goes slow as hell in my config.
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 02:57:06 by shash shash
fun demo
rulez added on the 2002-06-10 19:41:40 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
i remember watching this at tp, and when the place transformed into a disco, the crowd went wild... great moment...
rulez added on the 2002-09-23 15:00:27 by ileaardbei ileaardbei

nice muzik - both electro and disco part.. ofcourse i didnt expect disco as well but the idea to change serious theme to a funny one is as old as the art (?) is

added on the 2003-01-17 18:39:57 by raver raver
uh really funny and great ideas (seems that everything went succesfully)!
rulez added on the 2003-06-03 13:07:20 by shadez shadez
Not my cup of tea, but respect for the hard work anyway.
rulez added on the 2003-07-27 16:24:19 by dairos dairos
There is also a DOS executable, so it should be stated as DOS + Windows in the platform section. Anyway, very good and quite funny demo. And disco is still not dead ;)
added on the 2003-07-28 00:29:20 by Crest Crest
Didn't find it too amusing, i think i'd seen same concept in some previous demos. But quite nicely made, soft 3d engine was good for the time (if a bit wobbly). I didn't like it enough for a rules, but it certainly doesn't suck :)
added on the 2003-07-28 12:20:08 by psonice psonice
i saw this on the bigscreen an was quite impressed. the ending "making of" part is somewhat lengthy. cool 3d engine!
rulez added on the 2004-03-19 00:16:56 by rac rac
nice 1
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 03:28:26 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
nice some scene.
and cool idea.
nice music.
rulez added on the 2004-11-13 01:57:14 by got got
Havent watched it for years and I still enjoy it despite the low resolution.
Excellent software 3d engine for its time and excellent ideas.

French discotouch ;)
rulez added on the 2004-11-13 02:31:34 by keops keops
Boring. I was SO disappointed when I downloaded TP releases and saw what sort of a production won it. Boring 3d show.
sucks added on the 2004-11-13 08:15:42 by Preacher Preacher
boring, eventless, overused same "disco" theme...
sucks added on the 2005-07-24 20:01:06 by rez rez
It was not for me. Even though it was software rendering.
sucks added on the 2005-07-24 20:10:34 by d3pth d3pth
pffft, classic!
rulez added on the 2005-07-24 20:20:38 by maali maali
Awesome on the bigscreen during the compo, it sucked ever since.
added on the 2005-07-24 21:02:54 by dixan dixan
Its ok for that time, but lacks real good ideas.
added on the 2005-07-27 11:04:33 by Zweckform Zweckform
A bit boring sometimes but still entertaining.
rulez added on the 2005-11-03 02:42:12 by StingRay StingRay
May have been something technically back in it's heyday and if I liked storydemos it might be a fair representative of it's genre.
sucks added on the 2006-02-02 16:39:59 by slux slux
nice code, not outbreaking for the rest.
added on the 2006-02-02 17:00:47 by bdk bdk
Groovy baby!!
rulez added on the 2006-06-17 17:21:05 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
senseless fun. not what I would want to watch ever again though...
added on the 2006-08-15 17:21:50 by bhead bhead
One of my favourite demos! Very funny and enjoyable, still watching it now and then.
rulez added on the 2007-06-11 00:48:21 by dimouse dimouse
plain 3d and a cheesy story. quite ok for 98´ ;)
rulez added on the 2010-07-25 02:00:52 by T$ T$
Well, it's a little bit outstanding production from 1998. It has a storyline (funny and surprising), not only visual effects for themselves. Scenes are made with attention. It even runs on actual operating systems.
rulez added on the 2013-08-25 09:11:11 by zbyndek zbyndek
Funny but not that funny.
added on the 2014-05-25 11:39:32 by cce cce
What sin said: epic disco! Always liked it. Flair, colors, music. In love with the real art: software rendering.
rulez added on the 2016-09-01 12:46:55 by noah/3a noah/3a
added on the 2017-10-03 10:45:34 by nagz nagz
First thought: wow, quite moodyish for its time
Second thought: no, don't please make a disco demo out of it, its ridiculous
Third thought: damn, that still works for me :D
rulez added on the 2017-10-03 11:00:35 by Triace Triace
lol, cool cool cool :D
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 20:48:47 by natalia natalia
I enjoyed it back in the time and I still enjoy it
rulez added on the 2018-10-03 13:45:40 by hollowone hollowone
The first few minutes were quite interesting and moody.. and then we enter major wtf zone. I must applaude this. The demo has a certain whimsy to it which is lacking in most of the "taking ourselves way too seriously" diarrhea-textured flybys of the era.
rulez added on the 2018-10-03 14:41:45 by break break
this just rulez hard
rulez added on the 2018-10-03 14:48:51 by lsl lsl
Funny oldschool story demo just saw the MS-DOS version for the first time on the Demosplash 2018 stream :)
rulez added on the 2018-11-04 11:50:03 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
sucks added on the 2019-05-13 21:26:15 by noby noby
The pig for 3d.
added on the 2019-07-29 20:17:47 by vdr vdr
I really love that one. One of the first Demos I've seen. But really don't get why it won this compo. Compared to state of mind and kkowboy it's what noby said: uuuuuuuuuh....
rulez added on the 2019-07-29 20:21:08 by neoman neoman
Thanks all ;) oldies but goodies ;)
added on the 2020-04-01 10:59:47 by Krafton Krafton

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