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release date : april 2001
release party : Mekka & Symposium 2001
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 69%
  • 0.80
  • 2
alltime top: #714
added on the 2001-04-16 21:23:41 by bhead bhead

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i'm a huge fan of this intro. the atmosphere is so great.. definitely an intro to watch on a bigscreen. respect. (i'vent tested it on my pc)
added on the 2001-04-18 10:15:05 by fred fred
Cubes up the wazoo, a city of them basically. And some "sunlight" adds a nice atmosphere to it. But I guess you'll need a fast PC (it was a little slow on the MS compo machine).
added on the 2001-04-18 15:40:53 by phoenix phoenix
atmospheric indeed. and much of that is thanks to a-move's brilliant music.
i just wish the intro wasn't so slow. it doesn't need to be. we're talking flat shaded cubes...
final ver will fix this i hope? (please)
added on the 2001-04-29 03:25:35 by _ _
really slow, but a wonderfull demo with great athmosphere
rulez added on the 2001-06-11 12:48:38 by Kauto Kauto
It seems to require about three gazillion gigahertzs but it is beautiful.
rulez added on the 2001-06-24 11:49:52 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
its so fuckin slow, really!
otherwise its my favorite 64K i guess - but i still didnt manage to find any PC here on which the intro could run at decent speed.
lame coding eh? =]
rulez added on the 2001-09-16 10:29:56 by raver raver
The sun shining through all those flat-shaded buildings was quite neat in some respects. But overall I found the demo boring. It didn't really seem to do anything or go anywhere.
good idea, good execution. All those orange buildings bring the vga to its knees, but the result is well worth it. The music rulez. :-)
rulez added on the 2001-10-21 04:46:36 by moT moT
The awesome music sets a very nice mood. Only pluses. Nice sun effect too. Truly great, I think this intro is underated :( It deserves more then a measly 5%.
rulez added on the 2001-11-09 00:41:35 by Nezbie Nezbie
Neat. I'm not a big fan of flatshaded cubes but hey, this one is different.
rulez added on the 2001-11-11 22:36:32 by Jare Jare
nice city.. bit boring tho and a few irritating glitches/artifacts.. but nice work!
added on the 2001-11-11 22:42:25 by superplek superplek
great atmosphere. far far far far far above the usual boring flyby crap. very good looking flat shaded stuff and mindblowing music.

it could have run smoother, though... but i'll give it a huuuge "rulez" anyway!
rulez added on the 2001-12-08 01:32:33 by brioche brioche
Cool prods.
Good idea, cool music and good sun effects.
Good job!!!
rulez added on the 2001-12-08 02:33:39 by got got
to the coder: give me the source and i'll optimize it <g>.
added on the 2002-01-11 09:36:51 by _ _
This was the best 64k at mekka 2001, and also is one of the very few 4ks i still keep on my hd and watch over and over again. perfect.
rulez added on the 2002-01-11 09:58:04 by shiva shiva
two things: i dislike the break with the greetings in the middle. and the planes floating upwards to the sky at the end don't need a texture imho. otherwise great sunlight effect, and a-move's music is superb anyway.
rulez added on the 2002-01-11 11:41:34 by robotriot robotriot
the best 64k at mekka? jezus christ do you have shit in your eyes ;)
added on the 2002-01-11 12:25:32 by superplek superplek
The best sky I've every seen. Amazingly enough, it works very smoothly on my comp. Supah moosic!
rulez added on the 2002-01-20 02:03:10 by pa-ching pa-ching
I really like the atmosphere
rulez added on the 2002-01-20 03:17:08 by p01 p01
Fucking awesome soundtrack!
Slow as hell but.....really nice intro!
rulez added on the 2002-01-30 09:16:23 by dairos dairos
I hereby emphasise poi²'s point.
rulez added on the 2002-02-28 16:06:24 by kb_ kb_
Slow as fuck, but the flare rules big time and the music is quite chilling. It also gets quite boring after a while, but it's good if you are stoned.
added on the 2002-02-28 17:22:14 by dixan dixan
nice ambient indeed 8)
rulez added on the 2002-03-01 00:06:32 by Zafio Zafio
silky smooth on my poor old pIII/gf3 box, and precalcs roughly at 15-20 seconds too - dunno why you guys complain so much about this thing being sluggish.
one of my personal favorites indeed. great music, great city, great sunlight.
rulez added on the 2002-03-01 08:39:58 by bhead bhead
amove, you already know what i think of your works, this is definatly no exception, we 'must' do a coop some day soon :)

as for the intro, without the music this intro would probably end up quite a bit more monotonous than it already is.

however, the general ambiance is warm and cuddly, and the whole thing fits perfectly with the music.
might've been cooler with some better cammovement and randomly inserted synching

very slow on a tnt2 but i wont hold that against them, there are worse examples out there :)
rulez added on the 2002-03-24 14:04:07 by jelly jelly
is nice
rulez added on the 2002-03-26 22:55:14 by psenough psenough
HUUUUUUUUUUUM i want more candy!!!!
rulez added on the 2002-04-04 22:54:19 by alkama alkama
Runs at the wrong screen resolution or colour depth or something for me.
sucks added on the 2002-04-05 00:06:13 by golrien golrien
nice one, tho might need a bit optimizing...
+ music; general atmosphere
- texture on those ascending planes (echoing Robotriot)
rulez added on the 2002-04-15 04:10:13 by funktion funktion
damn i like this :) soundtrack is now on my minidisc! hope u dont mind a-move, your tunes are just too good :))
rulez added on the 2002-04-15 05:37:18 by Panda Panda
wow! that's cool!
best stunning ambient show on my beamer here! =)
rulez added on the 2002-05-13 18:23:52 by gore gore
definitely above average music, especially good accomplishment for an intro. nice overall desing altho the greets part in the middle seem to be a bit apart from the overall integrity. more flatshading, please! (instead of those ever so boring badly textured flyby prods)
rulez added on the 2002-05-24 00:22:51 by manticore / mfx manticore / mfx
definitely above average music, especially good accomplishment for an intro. nice overall desing altho the greets part in the middle seem to be a bit apart from the overall integrity. more flatshading, please! (instead of those ever so boring badly textured flyby prods)
Uhm, just noticed that I haven't voted for this great intro yet.
rulez added on the 2002-06-18 09:58:32 by tomaes tomaes
oh... yes. nice.
rulez added on the 2002-08-05 19:48:44 by prost prost
THIS IS GREAT! one of my fav. great code, great design, but hell! a-move´s music is awesome *Gosh*! keep up the good work hendrik
rulez added on the 2002-08-13 12:21:46 by mempheria mempheria
I love it!
rulez added on the 2002-10-06 03:58:38 by fenz fenz
This stuff is great!
rulez added on the 2002-10-06 05:35:49 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Diz was absolutely nice!!!
rulez added on the 2002-10-06 05:59:08 by elend elend
Very beautiful
rulez added on the 2002-10-06 08:46:15 by teel teel
rulez added on the 2002-10-06 10:47:29 by pan pan
sunburn on
rulez added on the 2002-10-06 11:08:32 by diver diver
Rise voting day? Seems so. Yes, a very nice intro and good sound.
added on the 2002-10-06 23:44:12 by Crest Crest
nice sound and good lensfx.
rulez added on the 2002-10-09 08:32:39 by xeNusion xeNusion
good colors
rulez added on the 2002-10-09 11:28:51 by cats cats
This is absolutly one of my 3 favourite demosceneproductions, ever =)
rulezcdc added on the 2002-11-02 16:51:17 by Dubmood Dubmood
is unhuman...
is too slow...
...but is beautiful :-)
added on the 2002-11-27 22:52:48 by sokoban sokoban
(a little bit slow and not smooth on my new conf, i dont know why)
cool 'intro', good music, relaxxxxing
rulez added on the 2002-12-22 14:11:19 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
if aliasing had a name, it would be rise.. however it has a nice feel to it.
added on the 2003-01-03 14:33:58 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
rulez added on the 2003-01-14 13:22:43 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
On modern pc's this is starting to look really good.
rulez added on the 2003-04-27 22:49:37 by melw melw
i can see lens flares enough in painting programs. not special mood when flying around city of boxes. music was cool
added on the 2003-05-21 15:07:31 by shadez shadez
so nice nice nice. like the music too too too.
rulez added on the 2003-05-21 15:49:43 by fgfgf fgfgf
i like it!
added on the 2003-08-23 16:58:46 by ripper ripper
great quiet prod
rulez added on the 2003-11-02 01:30:19 by 0x$$ 0x$$
thise one really deserves more popularity...
rulez added on the 2003-11-03 13:30:55 by {OdS} {OdS}
Excellent and unusual music, and on a fast machine not only is it smooth, but I can see the last part of the flyby sequences. I wish they'd removed the popping excuses-for-drums from the soundtrack, but other than that it's amazing. I've watched it at least thirty times since I first downloaded it in 2001, and it's still worth seeing again.
rulez added on the 2004-01-01 19:31:31 by crusader crusader
totally lovely atmosphere due the soundtrack :)
rulez added on the 2004-03-21 01:54:06 by stonda stonda
rulez added on the 2004-08-05 04:28:01 by legalize legalize
10 out of 10 point for the loading procedure.. the rest is pretty okay too =>
rulez added on the 2004-10-18 21:56:37 by tomic tomic
Flatshaded boxes.... Somehow I never liked this intro
added on the 2004-10-18 23:48:28 by BoyC BoyC
Flatshaded boxes... But still this manages to rule somehow.
rulez added on the 2004-10-19 01:03:21 by Preacher Preacher
+ stylish visuals
+ very nice music

- boring3Dflybie
rulez added on the 2004-12-03 22:41:15 by Frozzy Frozzy
Yeah, loader was pretty cool. The rest was style.
rulez added on the 2005-02-05 04:36:56 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Great mood and excellent music!
rulez added on the 2005-02-15 21:34:25 by s_tec s_tec
The music, the music...
rulez added on the 2005-03-12 14:44:33 by willbe willbe
Well, it was never my piece of cake, as flatshaded boxes and slow pace never took my attention (and it run very slow in my pc's when this one came out). Piggie
added on the 2005-04-20 19:09:39 by shash shash
nice style
rulez added on the 2005-05-08 16:16:20 by las las
Great music , great atmosphere..
rulez added on the 2005-05-28 00:57:19 by scg_ scg_
nice :) and the music is great
rulez added on the 2005-06-06 11:38:42 by bonzaj bonzaj
rulez added on the 2005-06-06 12:57:26 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
relax feeling with the sunny colors and tune.
rulez added on the 2005-07-19 00:14:02 by Buckethead Buckethead
i tried to like it.. i really did. but to me it was just too much of the same thing. sorry.
sucks added on the 2005-10-31 15:13:18 by Gaia Gaia
feels nice here.
rulez added on the 2006-02-02 22:54:49 by elfh elfh
rulez added on the 2006-09-16 06:42:26 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
This music is so sweet. With those back fading bass. Is the main reason for the thumb up.
rulez added on the 2006-09-23 19:07:20 by seppjo seppjo
music is very neat and very relaxing. intro is not that great compared to music but deserves a pig...
added on the 2006-09-23 19:19:08 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2006-09-25 15:15:41 by eye eye
incredibly boring...
added on the 2007-04-04 13:49:39 by havoc havoc
rather boring flyby.. technical and content-wise..
but the outstanding beautiful relaxing soundtrack saved it from a thumb-down
added on the 2007-06-11 00:02:05 by v3nom v3nom
thumbs up for still working 6 years on.. kind of an ambient ancestor of debris :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-25 06:24:22 by phoenix phoenix
rulez added on the 2007-12-27 19:23:29 by zefyros zefyros
This one really stood out for me back in the day thanks to the awesome music. Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2008-01-09 03:34:35 by _V_ _V_
awesome melody and a nice atmosphere
rulez added on the 2008-05-26 18:51:07 by relias abardon relias abardon
rulez added on the 2008-05-26 19:09:23 by xernobyl xernobyl
atmosphere, music - all time classic
rulezcdc added on the 2008-09-26 09:16:46 by arm1n arm1n
feel the sunshine
rulez added on the 2009-02-23 02:26:09 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Freaken beautiful.
rulez added on the 2009-04-10 06:30:33 by Cesar Cesar
I've always loved everything by a-move :D So relaxing and meditative...
rulez added on the 2009-04-10 07:15:05 by ferris ferris
Hmm, it seems that my comment evaporated together with the flat dark squares...
Very nice and chilling. Slow indeed on old gfxcard.
rulez added on the 2009-04-10 12:01:40 by bdk bdk
a-move! absolutely gorgeous visuals too.
rulez added on the 2009-05-22 20:53:25 by 4mat 4mat
rulez added on the 2009-05-22 21:13:15 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2009-06-17 08:06:00 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Music is great, the rest is fugly.
added on the 2009-06-25 17:51:51 by raer raer
Great intro, with a superb soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2009-11-25 06:33:34 by wullon wullon
a bit boring, but the flare is cool
rulez added on the 2009-12-12 02:39:33 by blala blala
I'm still liking this because of music and flare-sun, which makes the city feel like its hot in there..
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 13:46:19 by leGend leGend
not a big prod, but nice music makes it nice intro
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 00:57:10 by doe doe
The music is just awesome!
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 12:28:16 by chromag chromag
happy 10 year anniversary
added on the 2011-06-03 22:35:50 by Dubmood Dubmood
I didn't like it so much back in the days, but it was really nice to re-watch now. Nice flow and direction, awesome music. This intro-style has more or less disappeared these days, I blame ray-marching.
rulez added on the 2011-06-30 21:53:23 by kusma kusma
great soundtrack - really love it. The demo itself is running with quite lowfps, even on fast machines that are 10years older than the demo :|

Anyway, it deserves a highres Youtube capture :)
rulez added on the 2011-10-05 11:58:37 by anni anni
really great intro!
rulez added on the 2011-12-01 22:55:05 by rez rez
rewatched it: totally lovely and awesome! thanks! :)
added on the 2011-12-01 23:03:15 by gentleman gentleman
Should have won!
rulez added on the 2011-12-03 17:13:40 by Frequent Frequent
atmosphere and music
rulez added on the 2012-01-03 22:54:04 by SiR SiR
Soundtrack is absolutely mind-blowing. I love the overall mood of this prod :)
rulez added on the 2012-03-22 15:01:31 by argasek argasek
Nice music
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 12:26:02 by dafuq dafuq
nice, but looks like it has severe timing issues
added on the 2013-12-31 02:08:03 by T$ T$
Classic visual style, fantastic music, nice and warm feeling.
rulez added on the 2014-08-15 20:18:37 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2014-08-15 20:36:47 by bitl bitl
still so good to this day, great ambience & amazing music by a-move too, definately one of my favs,
rulez added on the 2014-09-30 23:33:32 by keito keito
<3 the music
rulez added on the 2016-03-20 22:53:40 by xTr1m xTr1m
Lovely atmosphere. Some composition and particle effects have not aged well but I think stylistically this has stood the test of time.
rulez added on the 2016-05-09 14:57:52 by Trilkk Trilkk
relaxing, love the music
so beautiful. esp the music, but also the scenes and athmosphere. perfect!
rulez added on the 2016-06-24 00:45:28 by v3nom v3nom
Fantastic 64k for its time. The music & atmosphere carry it and prevent it from being (too) dated.
rulez added on the 2016-06-24 02:06:31 by jmph jmph
very old, but still good.
rulez added on the 2017-04-05 20:30:14 by Flashira Flashira
Still good
added on the 2017-04-14 14:59:11 by xTr1m xTr1m
not greeting NoooN trolling my vital space sucks !
sucks added on the 2017-04-14 19:18:07 by Barti Barti
might have impressed me back then but now ... a bit of a boring show.
Can't beat those lens flares. This must be doing something nasty (bazillion draw calls?) because it still runs pretty slowly :)
rulez added on the 2017-05-21 09:29:53 by cce cce
What sea_monkey said back in 2001.
added on the 2017-05-21 09:52:06 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2017-11-03 11:41:33 by nagz nagz
rulez added on the 2017-12-18 16:11:42 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
also.. czy slyszysz? :D (some will know)
added on the 2018-08-23 16:03:50 by nagz nagz
Very nice feeling.
rulez added on the 2019-09-22 20:48:49 by vdr vdr
music and that sun effect
rulez added on the 2021-03-17 07:28:41 by provod provod
nice :)
rulez added on the 2022-06-23 11:37:23 by usual usual
rulez added on the 2023-05-11 14:35:33 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Still works, but modern GPUs are just too darned fast for it to handle, so it stutters. I found that setting Vsync to Adaptive half-rate in NVidia Control Panel helps, but it's not perfect, so if possible you'll want to limit your GPU to 20-24 Hz. :)
added on the 2023-05-12 03:05:06 by phoenix phoenix
music is such a vibe
rulez added on the 2023-08-14 16:40:05 by wrighter wrighter
Absolutely lovely mood!
rulez added on the 2024-01-15 07:50:50 by Olympian Olympian

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