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Roadside Picnic by Brainstorm [web]
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release date : april 2009
release party : Breakpoint 2009
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 68%
  • 0.71
alltime top: #1061
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One of the better demos at BP.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 12:05:16 by Optimus Optimus
Deserves to win just because of BitArts track itself.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 12:08:08 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
It wasn't bad, but didn't really captivate me. I preferred the Amiga demo from Brainstorm this year.
added on the 2009-04-13 12:08:54 by Wade Wade
Picnics are usually boring and this one was really boring.
sucks added on the 2009-04-13 12:09:08 by Zplex Zplex
i really love it, one of the best demos this year
it had music in it, therefore deserves a thumb. The others didn't.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 12:22:44 by thec thec
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 12:25:42 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
We love Gateways by Trauma as well!
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rulez added on the 2009-04-13 12:26:52 by Manwe Manwe
It's a bit unfinished at parts and the startup is very slow, sorry about that. I'm gonna release the source code and a final version when I get back home and recover a bit..
added on the 2009-04-13 12:27:13 by Preacher Preacher
i miss traction as coop group ;)
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 12:28:05 by magic magic
Lots of really neat effects, but was lacking in overall "purpose", and the music didn't really work for me at all. Still definitely in the top 3 of this years PC compo.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 12:36:03 by uncle-x uncle-x
The beginning was really "fairytale 3.0" ;) I have a feeling this may grow on me, but for now it's in the "pretty but boring" category.
added on the 2009-04-13 12:41:15 by stijn stijn
one of the better in the compo
added on the 2009-04-13 12:44:12 by elkmoose elkmoose
pretty good actually. Not a true compowinner, but better than most of the other crap in the pc compo.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 12:47:44 by urs urs
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 13:00:27 by mop mop
Solid Demo.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 13:11:40 by Salinga Salinga
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 13:12:09 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
"Oh, a traction demo with a floor texture"

Thanks for open-sourcing the thing. I will have a look later. :)
added on the 2009-04-13 13:15:43 by tomaes tomaes
A really fresh breath of air in a not so good PC compo. Nice one.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 13:37:55 by keops keops
Very nice, probably the best in demo compo.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 13:48:14 by vestige vestige
I really didn't like this demo. Imo it's too "grey", with an annoying random noise filter applied to the screen. Also, the song is very staccato and not my taste. Sorry, thumb down.
sucks added on the 2009-04-13 16:24:12 by Magnar Magnar
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 16:27:17 by deepr deepr
Maybe a tad boring but overall a thumb-worthy demo. The effect at the beginning (and the screenshot) is awesome.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 16:33:39 by noby noby
Too much static effect..... piggy
The beginning was cool, but in the end it didn't catch me enough.
added on the 2009-04-13 18:23:10 by kaoD kaoD
something is missing, can´t explain ......atleast one of the better prods at BP PC-Demo-Compo and worth a thumb up for sure. :D
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 18:26:47 by Premium Premium
Some more movement would have been nice. Atmosphere is ace, which is also a result of the cool soundtrack by Bit Arts. Nevertheless more variety would have been nice for the sound.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 19:44:57 by Bobic Bobic
I can't get into the technical terms of this. But, the room with the spikes and "fire particles" fall, is my goosebum moments of the demo. It looked really good on the bigscreen. Now, Preacher. Kick someones but to port this to the Mac. (I have tested it again here, it runs perfectly on my iMac under both windows and emulated windows)
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 20:01:03 by sinatra sinatra
Crashed here after the precalc, it play one note then go back to desktop. XP SP3, 8800 GTS 320
superb music!!!
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 21:46:20 by -JANER- -JANER-
Doesn't seem to work correctly on my GF9600GT, or alternatively is super-low on effects but I doubt that. First thing I see is the static and then the floor but nothing else... later some snow with the floor... :P
added on the 2009-04-13 22:20:03 by slux slux
Great athosphere. And it runs fine & smooth (except some scenes) on ye olde GF6600! (800x600, but who cares :)) I love that book. Thanks, guys.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 22:58:43 by Vedem Vedem
I like this a lot, a little strange in a cool way! lovley music and well directed.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 23:01:17 by M:ET M:ET
Wonderful short story and great demo as well, even though I didn't expect the artefacts to look like that. Well that's the power of the zone I guess!
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 23:01:23 by Rouquemoute Rouquemoute
nice ride, superb track.
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 03:40:22 by comankh comankh
nice demo (visuals, soundtrack) with a great first scene, but it didn't really captivate me, this style is not my cup of tea I think (too static/repetitive).
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 07:26:28 by wullon wullon
Didnt' seem too promising at the beginning (e.g. the screenshot effect has been seen before, with the exact same colors to boot), but after that there was a big bunch of very interesting scenes that glued me to the screen. Good color choices, very fitting music. Great.
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 09:34:46 by break break
hut ab
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 10:14:37 by gopher gopher
This prod stood out with unique style and substance. The screenshot effect was my favorite.
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 10:24:53 by andr00 andr00
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 10:42:32 by texel texel
really cool! i like it a lot :P
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 10:51:55 by Spewk Spewk
A little weird (and long), but highly enjoyable nonetheless. The opening effect is mesmerizing and the soundtrack is instant iPod material.
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 11:55:23 by gloom gloom
I really dig the atmosphere in this one. Cool effects and great music. Congratulations :)
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 15:36:43 by dairos dairos
Great to have Bitarts back! Hope to meet you somewhere, soon!
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 15:37:18 by chromag chromag
hmm, it really felt like it didn't start at all
added on the 2009-04-14 16:16:27 by zefyros zefyros
Yay Bit Arts Yay!
Source release will follow tomorrow. I still need to put it together a bit more and boy am I tired..
added on the 2009-04-14 23:56:53 by Preacher Preacher
Also, please, everyone for whom this is not working for, send me the log.txt is generates. It definitely should have more effects than just the snowfall :)
added on the 2009-04-15 00:00:10 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 00:46:39 by blackpawn blackpawn
Lovely particles yet again. The trees with gold were really great.

That said, I think I had some bugs with the meshes. Here's a shot and a log.
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 01:17:08 by Claw Claw
oh and props for the fast-forward feature :P
added on the 2009-04-15 01:17:40 by Claw Claw
The only demo at the party with high res textures.
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 01:20:49 by xernobyl xernobyl
Not so sure about this one...it has some nice scenes (although a bit "empty" with the black/static/one-floor-texture backgrounds) but it seems to go nowhere...so it feels kinda random. On the other hand, music and most of the particle effects were great. So it's a weak thumb from me.
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 01:24:04 by Stebo Stebo
should have won!
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 09:57:51 by decipher decipher
Weak thumb from me too.
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 10:02:10 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 10:04:31 by starbuck starbuck
soundtrack is nice but the rest leaves me cold, sorry.
added on the 2009-04-15 11:41:19 by a-move a-move
added on the 2009-04-15 12:12:42 by RA RA
Perhaps this demo would be strange to those people who never read science-fiction novels (like those of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky) but, anyway, it was very good to see a demo like this one on the bigscreen.
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 14:06:10 by ham ham
obviously. awesome.
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 14:07:25 by EviL EviL
Log.txt from my setup. Hope it has something useful. :)
added on the 2009-04-15 16:45:05 by slux slux
It doesn't, even all the shaders compile properly. Hopefully I get the same issues when I wire up my brand new GTX 295 so I can try to fix them :)
added on the 2009-04-15 16:53:31 by Preacher Preacher
some nice ideas,
but meh...
added on the 2009-04-15 22:46:13 by cxnull cxnull
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 23:11:11 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
fx, music awasome.
nice one this.
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 04:31:21 by got got
solid thumb
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 08:01:42 by iTeC iTeC
nice one
added on the 2009-04-16 11:56:09 by orange orange
second orange
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 17:59:30 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
I like this one. It has a few very nice scenes and the music, graphics and movement - everything fits so well.
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 18:10:34 by Paranoid Paranoid
big improvment over the one I saw. The synch is great. Smoke very nice. well done on your 2nd place.
rulez added on the 2009-04-16 21:39:10 by auld auld
for the work
rulez added on the 2009-04-17 03:25:46 by T$ T$
Great track and some nice looking effects. Direction isn't very good I think. But enjoyable overall.
rulez added on the 2009-04-17 09:30:52 by Rob Rob
Some nice ideas, but meh...
added on the 2009-04-17 10:41:38 by Emod Emod
I thought it was pretty good, but I didn't really get anything from watching it.

I liked the exploisionscene with the camera shake.
something is missing...
added on the 2009-04-17 12:57:52 by nosfe nosfe
something is missing indeed :[
added on the 2009-04-17 20:11:02 by yandexx yandexx
Music is not bad rather repetitve and uninspired, effects are good but do not fit with music score, scenes are way too long.....I have seen better brainstorm/traction demos.
great demo imo!
rulez added on the 2009-04-17 21:16:32 by response response
One of the very few enjoyable demos in the compo. Great music and nice effects. Good job!
rulez added on the 2009-04-17 21:24:34 by StingRay StingRay
Source code (someone please add it to the links)
added on the 2009-04-17 22:11:43 by Preacher Preacher
added on the 2009-04-17 22:20:17 by tomaes tomaes
music an mood is nice, but feels a bit too empty for my taste. no thrill
added on the 2009-04-19 13:27:29 by Duckers Duckers
Deserves a thumb up. :)
rulez added on the 2009-04-19 13:30:20 by SoDa7 SoDa7
demo gets better towards the end, but this is too cold and technical for my taste.
maybe it fitted this years bps theme best of all pc demos....
added on the 2009-04-19 14:56:20 by gentleman gentleman
good mood
rulez added on the 2009-04-20 14:26:39 by SiR SiR
i like it, and source :D
rulez added on the 2009-04-21 04:26:30 by artanis artanis
Fantastic sync, overall a very polished demo :) Beautiful transitions too!!
rulez added on the 2009-04-21 05:19:45 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2009-04-23 06:21:29 by BarZoule BarZoule
argh, the music continues to haunt me
nice effects, nice music and horrible textures. Still one of the few pcdemos at breakpoint I enjoyed.
rulez added on the 2009-04-26 20:54:11 by Eliecan Eliecan
Boring music, boring effects, didnt enjoy it :/
sucks added on the 2009-04-28 01:42:47 by Hexogen Hexogen
not bad.
rulez added on the 2009-04-28 02:21:05 by Dano Dano
somehow i like it
rulez added on the 2009-04-29 17:18:30 by #535 #535
Pretty cool on the whole.
rulez added on the 2009-05-11 14:43:22 by psonice psonice
Good one, awesome track Bit Arts!
rulez added on the 2009-05-11 14:53:09 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Good theme, some repetition... overall OK.
rulez added on the 2009-06-09 19:55:52 by jamcar jamcar
the music!
rulez added on the 2009-06-13 01:14:12 by Alpha C Alpha C
somehow i had the feeling that i heard this track before in a better demo..
sucks added on the 2009-08-24 13:42:50 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2009-09-13 21:24:27 by Quarryman Quarryman
great stuff
rulez added on the 2009-09-13 21:26:47 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
bitarts really saved the demo with his music!
rulez added on the 2009-09-26 20:30:28 by somaferien somaferien
Pretty! Cool music too! =)
rulez added on the 2010-01-02 23:07:16 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
rulez added on the 2010-09-07 03:54:51 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Boris Strugatsky can be proud.

Maginificient sound, fantastic picture, just all is great.
rulez added on the 2011-08-04 09:31:41 by closed closed
rulez added on the 2011-08-04 09:37:55 by las las
Great music and mfx style visuals ;)

Here is a Youtube Capture made in quite High resolution..
Select "Original Size" if you have a fast internet line to enjoy a much better quality than 1080p:
Youtube[4k HD]
rulez added on the 2011-12-12 23:46:09 by anni anni
Good music
rulez added on the 2012-02-05 13:46:57 by svo svo
rulez added on the 2012-10-21 10:01:08 by provod provod
rulez added on the 2016-09-10 21:39:55 by ok3anos ok3anos

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