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Natural Grown Killer by Fulcrum [web]
screenshot added by Bobic on 2007-12-29 15:45:47
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release date : december 2007
release party : the Ultimate Meeting 2007
compo : combined demo
ranked : 7th
  • rulez 21
  • is ok 20
  • sucks 0
popularity : 56%
  • rulez 0.51
alltime top: #6756
added on the 2007-12-29 15:45:47 by Bobic Bobic

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TUM offered a lot to read (Pain #59, SCEEN #2) and even this demo tells a story. And it tells it in a strange, but creative way. Good!
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 15:59:48 by Bobic Bobic
quite strange (in a good way)
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 16:35:35 by toxie toxie
apart from comic sans and lack of padding in the text bulbs this was 100% superawesome
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 16:50:11 by stijn stijn
- OpenGL 1.5 compatible Videocard, because I use point sprites, vertex buffer objects and pixel buffers.
(Sorry Stingray, your radeon 9800 probably won't like this)

Right, it didn't. :D
added on the 2007-12-29 17:11:18 by StingRay StingRay
Should have placed a lot higher. Story is quite average but direction and graphics wise nice quality.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 17:15:59 by waffle waffle
crashed after the "i am alive" scene :(
added on the 2007-12-29 20:17:07 by psenough psenough
The most interesting prod in the compo.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 20:24:04 by Sverker Sverker
Crashed my system :(
(MacBookPro - Windows)
added on the 2007-12-29 20:43:21 by mrdoob mrdoob
Liked it at the compo.
rulez added on the 2007-12-29 21:01:12 by pixtur pixtur
Demos don't normally tell stories, so I appreciate this for tying something new. The story itself was really cheesy, though, so things balance out to a piggy in the end. Also, what ps said.
added on the 2007-12-29 22:28:05 by s_tec s_tec
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 01:32:28 by Blockbuster Blockbuster
same crash as ps.

cool animated comic concept (do you remember max payne intro ?)
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 01:37:08 by Zest Zest
i have mixed feelings about this.
added on the 2007-12-30 01:39:48 by red red
Looks like a C64 demo on pc. It's a great demo, but some parts could have been better executed.
The part with the red building and the glow on the fractals is pretty.

/me nominates for original bla bla scene.org award
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 04:20:34 by xernobyl xernobyl
Good to finally see more people from the Fulcrum collective in the credit list :)
It had a few ugly spots (like when the thing grows on the wall/column picture) and the general story is quite clicheé, but it felt refreshing during the compo.
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 10:04:46 by dixan dixan
Very original idea
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 10:48:34 by dairos dairos
some really strange stuff here. liked the cut-out effect in the beginning, but the rest was not my cup => piggy
I don't get it. But then thats probably just me. Therefor -> piggy.
added on the 2007-12-30 15:16:38 by franky-- franky--
Very original, atmospheric and nice combination of b&w gfx, background and effects.
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 17:20:28 by Optimus Optimus
Although the story is slow-paced and does not seem to get anywhere, I really appreciate the visual style and the conceptual experimentation.
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 19:02:48 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
and btw, video plz
Very interesting, props for the originality though I didn't fancy the style all that much. It was reminiscent of some Inward and CPU demos, but not nearly as good.
added on the 2007-12-30 19:13:13 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
rulez added on the 2007-12-31 05:06:12 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Absolut underrated in my opinion. A great idea and nice to watch.
rulez added on the 2007-12-31 08:05:37 by kRadD kRadD
added on the 2007-12-31 08:51:45 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2008-01-01 05:33:33 by got got
Sorry idea is good but really too ugly stuff
added on the 2008-01-01 15:43:25 by Tigrou Tigrou
Hit & miss. The "story" didn't really work out imho.
added on the 2008-01-01 17:13:52 by tomaes tomaes
the story was 100% cliché, which is kinda bad when it's the what the rest of the demo is built on. and the graphics seem like a randomly thrown together collection of styles without any relation to the flow of the demo.

that said, i still enjoyed it during the compo, but it's no rulez.
added on the 2008-01-02 00:09:18 by ryg ryg
I hate near filtering. I really, really do.
added on the 2008-01-03 17:48:17 by Preacher Preacher
ryg has leading. it takes quite some restraint for me not to thumb this down.
added on the 2008-01-03 18:00:41 by uncle-x uncle-x
this was very fucked up, but at least it stood out :)
rulez added on the 2008-01-03 18:18:09 by Bruno Valero Bruno Valero
i really like the idea of doing a story in an "animated comic" form like this, and i like the mixing of various different elements, like using video. props for originality.

unfortunately the number of crimes against design here is horrific. :) a good designer could have really run with this concept and made something superb.
unfortunately, the graphics dont fit together - if you're going to use photos, at least process them to fit together and with the rest of the content. the music isnt great, the story isnt very interesting, the flat green growing tree didnt look good, and then there's oddly placed ifs effects here and there for no apparent reason other than you chickened out and wanted to fill the space. shame. you picked something that's very very hard to do well, and it shows.

i'd really like to see the concept developed with the aid of a good designer and a more interesting story, though.
added on the 2008-01-04 10:23:15 by smash smash
rulez added on the 2008-01-06 11:44:33 by psenough psenough
added on the 2008-02-02 07:53:27 by prm prm
added on the 2008-02-02 23:59:37 by iks iks
weird in a strange way
What Maali said!
rulez added on the 2008-02-13 22:37:34 by eye eye
Some nice effects, and the idea of using a story is always great. But... Well... What they said... Pig.
added on the 2008-04-26 20:21:27 by lemmus lemmus
Rather original demo style. Has potential.
rulez added on the 2008-08-12 06:11:19 by Nezbie Nezbie
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 03:43:20 by T$ T$
near what?
added on the 2009-03-19 16:41:38 by Sorcerer Sorcerer
many good ideas, but some parts lacks the final touch
added on the 2012-02-05 20:06:16 by Frequent Frequent

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