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Fascination 2 - Into the Neon Rain by Traction [web] & Brainstorm [web]
screenshot added by Preacher on 2007-08-20 10:06:02
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release date : august 2007
release party : Buenzli 2007
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 68%
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alltime top: #686
added on the 2007-08-20 10:02:49 by Preacher Preacher

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after brigeclaw here comes facet.. wow who's next ? Made ?
Nice Neon feeling
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 10:06:27 by nytrik nytrik
Solid demo. Slick visuals.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 10:07:01 by Salinga Salinga
a lot better than the first fascination. actually rather good traction prod
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 10:08:41 by waffle waffle
Bring on the pink! :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 10:15:18 by gloom gloom
Video please :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 10:18:21 by visy visy
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 10:22:46 by wie8 wie8
mmm feels too cheesy here...
added on the 2007-08-20 10:41:18 by rmeht rmeht
Very nice visuals and tune :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 10:41:41 by Pulsar Pulsar
Just out of curiosity, is "The Pride" in the credits the same one who was in Flash Production etc? If so, double cool comeback bonus here..
added on the 2007-08-20 10:49:00 by break break
break: the very same guy.
added on the 2007-08-20 10:51:38 by Preacher Preacher
Cool! But thumb will once I can actually watch the demo :)
added on the 2007-08-20 11:00:04 by break break
break: check the news section on the Brainstorm website (http://brainstorm.untergrund.net) for more details.
added on the 2007-08-20 11:12:04 by Axel Axel
Nice!!! Miami Vice!! :D
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 11:19:52 by Premium Premium
nice production with cool visual style.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 12:15:31 by Bobic Bobic
A pleasant flight to Malibu Club.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 12:29:03 by willbe willbe
Hot stuff
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 12:34:43 by Sverker Sverker
Great demo :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 12:36:23 by las las
Sonny Crockett & Ricardo Tubbs :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 12:42:33 by BackSpace BackSpace
Really nice demo. Great graphics (stunning endpic from Facet btw), enjoyable music and nice effects. And it all fits together nicely. Great stuff.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 12:56:00 by z5 z5
Great demo. Cool graphic style and cool music
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 13:13:50 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
I like it, just the soundtrack is a bit repetitive at some parts...
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 13:22:00 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
where is gong li ?
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 13:38:08 by Zest Zest
cute, but the style is sort of a turn-off for me :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 13:48:55 by mentor mentor
bottomright effect was nice, the rest a bit more of the same :S
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 13:57:19 by maali maali
nnnnice but... i dunno. there's nothing WRONG with it per se, but... I guess I wish Preacher would move out of his comfort zone sometimes.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 13:58:55 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 14:05:55 by Buckethead Buckethead
Neat! nice feel, and flow. Just nice.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 14:14:17 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
very nice, but as discussed on IRC: the music needs *more* disco to it
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 15:01:44 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
in my very own and honest opinion, better than ultimatum to the world... should have won
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 15:19:21 by decipher decipher
I'm not usually a fan of the traction style, but this was beautiful!! Great style and unique presentation.

Thank god the music wasn't disco trash! The music was actually really great and the end pic was amazing!

Undisputed winner in my opinion!
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 15:24:28 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Hmm.... Pigface so far. It's just TOO cheesy for my taste. I'll rewatch it tonight to make up my mind.
added on the 2007-08-20 15:26:44 by kb_ kb_
Great soundtrack by Buzzer, everything else is not my taste.
added on the 2007-08-20 15:40:27 by Cj Cj
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 17:10:19 by oldaccount oldaccount
I liked the drive toward the cityscape. The music sounds a lot like an homage to AxelF. I'm not sure if it was intended for us to notice that or not. I actually wish the music were a bit more 80's.. with very pronounced clapping samples and such.. and perhaps it would be nicer if it had more energy and changes in it. Anyway, a nice demo :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 17:37:31 by bigcheese bigcheese
cheesiest title name ever award!
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 17:39:23 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 18:04:51 by parcelshit parcelshit
Very Bogart Co! Pleasant to watch and a lot better than the first Fascination. Good work.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 18:45:53 by break break
Soundtrack is way too amiga and some of the scenes are a bit dull, but a couple of cool pieces of graphics and a few more interesting scenes keep it on the positive side. And I like cheese anyway.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 19:00:35 by teel teel
Not your finest hour.
added on the 2007-08-20 19:07:04 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
nothing brainblasting, but much better than the 1st place
added on the 2007-08-20 19:14:26 by RA RA
all your girlfreinds are belong to Traction <3
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 19:32:31 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 19:48:09 by Zweckform Zweckform
Very cool!
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 21:38:56 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Not much to complain about (gotta love the rain scene). Colours could be a bit less in-your-face though.
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 21:46:22 by tomaes tomaes
Fantastic :) Awesome visuals and damn attractive music !
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 22:02:50 by Leo_69_ Leo_69_
very nice!
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 22:04:02 by shadez shadez
Nice demo - nice style n idea. disappointing - the picture by facet. Is that really the same dude ?
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 22:08:44 by titus^rab titus^rab
yes he is :)
added on the 2007-08-20 22:09:49 by Preacher Preacher
oh I like this demo!! music sounds a lil oldschoolish. very nice work!!
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 23:39:05 by Pit Pit
Quite cool visuals.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 01:56:09 by Optimus Optimus
sucks added on the 2007-08-21 02:00:31 by elkmoose elkmoose
Rulez but I do feel there's something missing... Maybe it's the music that didn't do it for me? I don't know. Visuals are very traction-like, nice demoish shapes, cubes, triangles, ribbons... the works. I adore the post processing, reminds me of fairytale a lot. Of course, this is an instant thumb up, but still... didn't do it for me like fairytale or 2^5 and other traction demos.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 03:12:45 by suorm suorm
great music & visuals! keep on rockin'
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 06:36:17 by zeebr zeebr
no comments, this is just what i like
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 06:38:02 by M:ET M:ET
Pride&Facet back into business alone makes me thumb this up.

Nevertheless its pure traction style..
Perhaps work on 1 demo for 6 months
and make a true legendary demo (like lifeforce) for the demoscene. You have for sure the people in-house to do so..
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 07:02:24 by magic magic
Hmmmm. Just a swiney for me.
in my opinion the winner of the buenzli 16 Demo Compo ! a can't believe, why MFX is the winner ? Please make this demo also available as a video for us linux and Mac Users ! TNX !
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 08:11:28 by vectrex vectrex
Very gay :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 09:42:16 by dixan dixan
didn't really get the blood pumping.. a bit slow in places. still, cool design and good ideas. really liked the reflective cube mapping thing.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 09:52:09 by earx earx
i liked the style but couldn't help feeling it seems empty of something. anyway, a cautious thumb for the reflections and colours
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 10:48:40 by bfx bfx
My personal favourite, was very cool on the bigscreen. Very nice demo, liked it much more than the MFX one (sorry Dixan ;D).
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 16:35:37 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 18:43:46 by bitl bitl
this is not my style but it's a good demo.
the still picture is great! it would be fun to see more of them in demos again.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 18:47:27 by Ger Ger
packed with fun. the "road" part seemed a little doubtful though, and the chamfer-cube wasn't up to my taste (i don't like reflections at the corners). but still a consistent demo. i somehow feel that you got more throttle give.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 21:06:12 by quisten quisten
nice design :) like it
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 23:13:27 by nemesis nemesis
Gay or gay, but I suck the effects :D
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 23:19:44 by deepr deepr
(equals tasty effects)
added on the 2007-08-21 23:20:48 by deepr deepr
nice! video, anyone?
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 23:38:46 by substrate substrate
wtf :( Tried this on a on-board nVidia 6150 with latest drivers. Windowed mode complained about some missing extension which my memory has lost track of ( atleast not EXT_frame_buffer_object). Fullscreen started but rendering looked like crap, looked like render-to-texture was totally wacked somehow. Must test it on another computer, I totally love Traction style!!
added on the 2007-08-21 23:41:11 by ekoli ekoli
style. once again.
(but i liked fairytale more ;)
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 23:41:52 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2007-08-22 12:04:32 by src src
Rocks ! Second M:ET/Rebels and great to see Pride and Facet back again, too :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-22 19:35:54 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
Very nice :)

I second Gargaj.
rulez added on the 2007-08-23 08:14:09 by lug00ber lug00ber
fresh !
The flight over that runway looked ugly and the colors could have been more vivid overall I think, these neons look pale to me :) The rest is lovable, 80s ftw :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-24 17:26:11 by zoom zoom
Hm now that I look at the screenshot, this might be a bug as well:
(c2d, gf7800gtx)
added on the 2007-08-24 17:34:26 by zoom zoom
Not perfect, but nice concept and a lot of style points!
rulez added on the 2007-08-26 11:38:09 by imYemeth imYemeth
nicely done!!
rulez added on the 2007-08-26 21:15:58 by blackpawn blackpawn
Beautiful demo!
rulez added on the 2007-08-28 07:42:32 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
sucks added on the 2007-08-30 20:53:41 by aGGreSSor^tPA aGGreSSor^tPA
Seems the blending is all fucked up with this demo when I run it on my 7600GT, it looks the same as the screenshot posted by Zoom.

Any idea how to fix this? (yes, drivers are up to date...)
Ugh, I would need access to an nvidia card.. I'll ask around. The blending is fucked up in other scenes as well, right? Could you please send me a screenshot of some of the other scenes?
added on the 2007-08-30 21:41:40 by Preacher Preacher
overpolished demo, gay-colors, boring... A takeoff ? sorry. no way
sucks added on the 2007-08-30 21:54:03 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
I liked the first one more. Not bad though.
added on the 2007-08-30 21:58:13 by dairos dairos
Oisko mahdollista saada muutakin kuin kuin post prosessed viivoja, helevetti.
added on the 2007-08-31 09:49:04 by moredhel moredhel
Preacher: Lovely, but i liked the alpha version more than the final! ;)
rulez added on the 2007-08-31 09:54:44 by skan skan
moredhel: ei
added on the 2007-08-31 10:11:53 by Preacher Preacher

Contact me if u want real design demo.
Your talent, my vision.
added on the 2007-08-31 11:40:34 by moredhel moredhel
hmmm nice
rulez added on the 2007-09-01 11:47:43 by anesthetic anesthetic
if you are bored, try pressing some arrow key...
added on the 2007-09-01 12:56:07 by friol friol
Didn't really like it overall, and not keen on the style, but the last scene and the pic at the end deserve a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2007-09-01 13:57:08 by psonice psonice
Ubercool. Loved the soundtrack and the last effect was really cool.
rulez added on the 2007-09-03 05:27:50 by keops keops
really nice
rulez added on the 2007-09-04 03:06:05 by bull bull
nice, except the part with the road.
rulez added on the 2007-09-04 13:19:09 by tobé tobé
the colors are ... different but not bad imho
rulez added on the 2007-09-04 13:51:35 by gopher gopher
gay. a weak thumb up.
rulez added on the 2007-09-04 22:56:25 by raer raer
Yeah, fascinating eyecatcher and the music fits.
rulez added on the 2007-09-04 23:28:29 by checkoff checkoff
Quite good, but it good gay colors so definately a thumbs down from me :)
sucks added on the 2007-09-05 00:03:10 by Zplex Zplex
rulez added on the 2007-09-05 15:54:18 by ferris ferris
Ha, what a cool soundtrack... Buzzer is the Dieter Bohlen of the demoscene!
rulez added on the 2007-09-06 07:01:44 by chromag chromag
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Buzzer at his office
added on the 2007-09-06 07:08:39 by Serpent Serpent
..and since i wasn't involved in any way and like this very much.. a thumb
rulez added on the 2007-09-06 07:13:11 by Serpent Serpent
Bwahaha, ok... I got bigger balls :) and the download link for music is here:
added on the 2007-09-06 07:13:43 by buzzer_ buzzer_
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Buzzer and Serpent ruled the 80s!
added on the 2007-09-06 07:36:07 by chromag chromag
lol! ..but that's gotta be Mice, i'm more into Kojak style..
added on the 2007-09-06 07:54:33 by Serpent Serpent
omg :D
added on the 2007-09-06 07:59:58 by buzzer_ buzzer_
added on the 2007-09-06 10:15:49 by Steel Steel
So pretty!!! Reminds me of disco or something. Nice soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2007-09-09 01:38:35 by AntDude AntDude
Too much miami vice for me. Over all it is ok i guess, but compared to your other demos it is a thumb down. Sorry.
sucks added on the 2007-09-10 01:40:29 by Happy-H Happy-H
nice.. smooth.. reminded me of the 80s in a cool techy way.
rulez added on the 2007-09-11 03:31:46 by skrip skrip
visuals were great. the music was pretty nice too, especially the axelf loop in the background :P
could have used some airwolf and/or mcgyver too, but i suppose miami vice and beverly hills cop gets the job done aswell :)
rulez added on the 2007-09-11 06:31:29 by mind mind
could be "cooler", but..
rulez added on the 2007-09-11 22:26:38 by 4kum4 4kum4
I'd like a video for my lappy.
added on the 2007-09-15 19:04:56 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2007-09-15 19:50:46 by ton ton
video already :)
added on the 2007-09-15 19:52:30 by thec thec
Das demo sagt irgentwas vonwegen Framebuffers und so...solln das fürn scheiss hier :(
added on the 2007-09-16 01:18:28 by Exin Exin
mussu ma deine drivers updaten :)
added on the 2007-09-16 01:23:24 by StingRay StingRay
Sind die neuseten! Die karte ist auch neu! Ne Geforce 256!
added on the 2007-09-16 01:27:25 by Exin Exin
hmm ok :) bei mir hat das immer geholfen, wenn die framebuffer irgendwas errors kamen. hab allerdings ne ati hier werkeln. ;)
added on the 2007-09-16 01:30:11 by StingRay StingRay
Neu eh? Na ja, Geforce 256 ist gerade mal 8 Jahre alt... :)
added on the 2007-09-16 01:40:26 by zoom zoom
zoom: :D you know, "neu" is relative, always depends on your definition of new. :D I could call my Amiga 4000 new as well. :P
added on the 2007-09-16 01:48:28 by StingRay StingRay
Also ich habe gelesen die Karte wäre damals revolutionär gewesen. Ich, als alter revolutzer dachte das reicht aus. Naja, daumen nach oben wegen dem video. Hab den computer ja auch nur im schrott gefunden... :)
rulez added on the 2007-09-16 01:49:56 by Exin Exin
/me dies :D
added on the 2007-09-16 01:51:07 by StingRay StingRay
Jaja. Ich bin geil weil ich in Bingen ohne foliba ficken kann.
added on the 2007-09-16 01:52:23 by keops keops
Ich auch!
added on the 2007-09-16 01:54:08 by Exin Exin
Schalle bolle dikke eier bulle boff ich auch. Ja!
rulez added on the 2007-09-16 02:29:27 by Maissi Maissi
nice 80s sound and colours. I'm missing more pics of 80s hairdos and such though :)
rulez added on the 2007-09-16 09:28:22 by loaderror loaderror
nice feeling, good touch of inspiration!
rulez added on the 2007-09-16 11:17:09 by humphr3y humphr3y
So Cool I Love !!!!!!!IT!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2007-09-17 16:45:25 by Sephiron Sephiron
Good stuff!
rulez added on the 2007-09-17 19:16:04 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
rulez added on the 2007-09-19 04:22:07 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Not really my style, but I think it has its moments. Didn't like (nor really dislike) the music, though. It's either too mellow or too hollow, dunno which...
It congratulated me with about 20 message boxes on startup, all saying "succeeded to create a shader for hardware processing". Good to know! (Radeon HD 2600 on WinXP)

Did not really like the rest. Hadn't I known it's Traction and Brainstorm, I'd think it's some newbies doing glow plus alpha blending all the way. Cheesy. Does not have the magic of other Traction demos for some reason.
added on the 2007-09-23 18:10:51 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
cool effects, Miami vice definitely!
rulez added on the 2007-10-06 17:32:00 by jamcar jamcar
It IS true...my old hero Facet is back! Beautiful pic with that classic Facet style!

I really enjoyed this demo actually. It reminded me of my childhood holidays in Spain, hitting the discos and getting tipsy on sangria.

Off to check out some more Traction prods now!
rulezcdc added on the 2007-10-12 03:54:56 by Wade Wade
hu that was colourful - I especially enjoyed the music which fits really good to the theme :)
rulez added on the 2007-11-05 16:19:41 by slippy slippy
Good one, thanks for the greetings =)
rulez added on the 2007-11-17 19:46:56 by iks iks
Big names but small effort. The effects are too simple and the demo is too slow paced and boring. Feels empty and doesn't touch me at all.
sucks added on the 2008-01-07 15:59:50 by Duckers Duckers
rulez added on the 2008-05-11 18:42:44 by #535 #535
rulez added on the 2008-07-16 21:49:50 by SiR SiR
Remembers me off 80s neon signs :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-02 05:51:31 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
great music
rulez added on the 2008-10-18 19:34:11 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
rulez added on the 2008-11-08 17:32:01 by T$ T$
nice tune, and most of the effects are good enough
rulez added on the 2008-11-08 17:39:01 by hollowman hollowman
rulez added on the 2009-03-02 10:32:42 by wullon wullon
added on the 2009-03-02 10:54:12 by lun lun
the offer of source code in the nfo file is great.
rulez added on the 2009-03-10 08:39:04 by auld auld
Great mood and FAB song.
rulez added on the 2009-12-12 23:17:47 by Røly Røly
Awesome Music by Buzzer and nice colored scenes.. some weak parts, but overall a very enjoyable production :)
rulez added on the 2010-04-11 08:22:37 by Sapphire Sapphire
I liked only the music (partially) and cube.
added on the 2010-09-21 00:20:38 by Jakim Jakim
hit it! uuh!
rulez added on the 2011-06-23 15:04:24 by superplek superplek
yay miami vice!
booo dallas!
rulez added on the 2011-06-23 15:24:03 by phobium phobium
Not perfect as some more polishing would have been welcomed, but some really good ideas here and there. The neon rain feeling is definitely present, and the circles in water are just excellent!
rulez added on the 2011-07-24 16:54:09 by Zavie Zavie
Sweet Buzzer soundtrack - visuals are mostly quite nice too for me :)

made a Highres Capture for it:
rulez added on the 2011-10-19 11:35:50 by anni anni
Miami Nice!
rulez added on the 2012-02-04 14:11:20 by Frequent Frequent
music vote.
rulez added on the 2012-07-31 09:21:07 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Nice consistent Vice
rulez added on the 2012-07-31 10:13:18 by Marq Marq
Undersaturated, why? Also font is from way back than 80's.
Some nice scenes but overall left me empty.
added on the 2014-12-04 08:46:13 by leGend leGend
...from fapping or what? ;P
added on the 2014-12-05 00:00:17 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2015-02-06 07:00:35 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
I wish the concept would've been taken further since now it stopped at the "neon & glow" level without any bigger story. The rain puddle scene was lovely.
added on the 2015-11-19 16:46:39 by cce cce
The rain puddle and the cube were the first scenes to be done and then it just took off from there. I think there's some nice audacity here, to just make random stuff and publish it. I agree that it could have more to it than just neon & glow, but then again it's an Eighties synth disco demo thing, and Eighties synth disco wasn't exactly the pinnacle of concepts :D

Also, there were plans and a soundtrack for a third part but it never materialized.
added on the 2015-11-19 16:48:44 by Preacher Preacher
What legend and cce said. I don't really like synthpop demos in general either. The last effect looks great though.
added on the 2015-11-19 16:49:12 by noby noby

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