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screenshot added by noby on 2014-05-18 10:22:24
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release date : may 2014
release party : Stream 2014
compo : combined demo
ranked : 3rd
  • 31
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  • 4
popularity : 63%
  • 0.63
alltime top: #4003
  • sainigma sainigma [3D graphics]
  • Dysposin Dysposin [Additional tool code]
  • sm sm [Code, design, direction]
  • noby noby [Music, design, direction]
added on the 2014-05-18 04:04:44 by noby noby

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looks promising but wont run well on my GTS 450
added on the 2014-05-18 04:23:34 by laz33rr laz33rr
nice. makes me wanna replay Bridge Project :D
also i expected the story line to be like when the truck is full with oil, it would go over the bridge again and then it would break!
rulez added on the 2014-05-18 13:28:49 by post malone post malone
the visuals couldnt always live up to the epic pace and (quite awesome) soundtrack, also it was maybe a tad too long in the end...
i enjoyed wathing this tho, the turning-on-colors thing was a nice twist.
rulez added on the 2014-05-18 14:14:08 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
The production quite picky about the HW configuration. It runs ONLY at 1920x1080, and seems to somewhat reliably work only on nvidia. The screenshot is actually a bit wrong since there are no outlines, so if you see none (and the demo is also over-exposed as fuck), then consider not watching it yet. Capture will come asap.
added on the 2014-05-18 15:15:23 by noby noby
a bit too long but very moody. good music. thump up :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-18 16:00:14 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
dubtech and a bit weird direction :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-18 20:55:27 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2014-05-18 21:19:07 by aegis aegis
massive shit
rulez added on the 2014-05-18 23:27:22 by msqrt msqrt
More Dubtechno demos! Fantastique.
rulez added on the 2014-05-19 22:16:55 by rp rp
I really loved the look and feel of this. Great atmosphere.

Design / direction is a bit lacking, and the demo suffers from general "emptiness", but I'll let it slide considering the small amount of time the Epoch guys had to actually do all the syncs.

Should've placed second.
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 17:05:56 by uncle-x uncle-x
This works really well and I enjoy chilly track. The plot twist was fitting.
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 19:46:39 by cce cce
nice but something left to be good enough, a bit slow tempo to captivate
Great atmosphere.
I really enjoyed the first minute, it was very well done on all the departements (visuals/music/direction).

Then I think it's a too empty for the length, but the colourchanges were nice enough to keep me in.

Good job.
rulez added on the 2014-05-21 10:21:08 by wullon wullon
What uncle-x said. Great music and great atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2014-05-21 10:37:52 by Preacher Preacher
I loved the atmosphere, rendering and music. Definitely low on content for its length though. Maybe this could've used even more slow and lingering camera work. Often when you cut quickly to a different angle I was expecting something new to be presented, and usually there wasn't. Anyway, good work. Looking forward to more.
rulez added on the 2014-05-21 10:50:42 by break break
I like how there are two peps credited for "direction", although there's hardly any in it. :) Nice visuals though.
added on the 2014-05-21 12:43:03 by tomaes tomaes
tomaes: Oh u, but you're right in that maybe "cinematography" would be a better descriptor. The demo was essentially put together in one day, and content was a really limiting factor. There's only so much we could do with the limited resources. We tried to add some more content right before the deadline, but sm was too sleep deprived and hungover and I wasn't too familiar with the code-base so that didn't really fly. We'll do better next time :)
added on the 2014-05-21 12:53:17 by noby noby
There is certainly solid above-average direction.

My big issue is that it builds effectively but the tradeoff is a bit lackluster: the colors kicking in is a great moment, but then the truck just sortof stands there and that kinda kills the anticipation. Again, not a problem in direction, but certainly a problem in script.

The visuals work for the most part although the large empty reflecting planes kinda make the models feel like they're floating - especially in the last shot.
rulez added on the 2014-05-21 13:08:02 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2014-05-21 13:13:13 by p01 p01
good stuff
rulez added on the 2014-05-21 13:50:54 by randomi randomi
The rendering with mixed Edge-Toon/Reflection/Rainbow is very nice. This 3d world is interresting. Presented for the first time ever using a new Static fly-by concept (joke, but that was a little too paced for me). Was wondering if it is possble to do a remix with brutal bass music and fast ride around this 3D world , that could rocks as well.
rulez added on the 2014-05-21 21:19:25 by Hellflip Hellflip
Great design, loved the music..
rulez added on the 2014-05-23 09:29:01 by rage rage
great stuff! I love the edge-enhanced environment-mapped material strangeness on everything. Instead of trying to look realistic, you manage to give things a very distinctive look.
rulez added on the 2014-05-23 09:44:28 by urs urs
rulez added on the 2014-05-23 10:53:10 by ferris ferris
Visually quite pleasing, but ultimately too boring!? It builds up a tension, which it can't really pay off in the end. :/
added on the 2014-05-23 11:14:21 by elend elend
rulez added on the 2014-05-23 21:35:27 by dstar dstar
added on the 2014-05-23 22:46:05 by Frequent Frequent
What uncle-x said.
rulez added on the 2014-05-24 10:05:56 by Kylearan Kylearan
"... is not a valid Win32 application." with an old, updated Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine with an ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB of VRAM)? :(

Anyways, nod bad on YouTube. :)
added on the 2014-05-25 01:09:16 by AntDude AntDude
You didn't miss much, the HD4870 (GPU soulbrothers, high five!) renders this at 1 or 2 frames per second.

Which is pretty weird since the graphics shouldn't be that demanding!
added on the 2014-05-25 12:02:32 by msqrt msqrt
Cool work with (and without) colors, great music.
rulez added on the 2014-05-26 08:01:27 by Manwe Manwe
rulez added on the 2014-05-27 01:25:03 by bitl bitl
1 fps on a GTX470 / Q9650@4,4 Ghz, which is the slowest realtime 3D performance of any application ever run on this hardware at 1920x1080.
judging from the youtube video, i really can't see why that should be the case...
sucks added on the 2014-05-28 23:31:03 by keith303 keith303
almost bored me to death
sucks added on the 2014-06-01 16:05:46 by SiR SiR
5 minutes of pure boredom.
sucks added on the 2014-06-03 23:31:28 by raer raer
great atmosphere, the sudden color splashes are very effective and add a stylish note. can't argue that the whole thing might appear boring to others, but i'm not others =)
rulez added on the 2014-06-10 21:28:14 by HellMood HellMood
only #3? should have won!
rulez added on the 2014-06-30 01:36:48 by T$ T$
A bit boring on the content side but looks and sounds rather nice, so thumbs up :)
added on the 2014-08-03 14:45:38 by firebug firebug
And suddenly, there were colours.
rulez added on the 2014-08-25 15:26:21 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulez added on the 2014-09-23 03:15:12 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
no chance for a final with res-selector?
elsewhat pretty unwatchable on my dusty GTX470 :c
added on the 2015-05-24 20:24:25 by keith303 keith303
I guess it would be, assuming sm still has the old codebase since we weren't using version control at this point...
added on the 2015-05-24 20:31:44 by noby noby
weak thumb up
Music is awesome of course. I like the visual style, simple but effective and I think it suits the music. The flashes of colour earlier on were a nice tease and it kept me waiting for when all the colour would come in.
rulez added on the 2015-11-28 04:40:02 by drift drift
Watched this for the first time in over a year I think, not as bad as I thought it would be! This was basically just a rudimentary OpenGL engine (with some cool features) and us (well, me anyway) playing around with shader parameters and GNU rocket. The whole script/direction/timeline was hammered down in an evening, with tools we had relatively little experience with and that shows. Still I think there's some pretty cool cinematography that ended up in the demo. The colors for the most part look pretty bad though, clipping and oversaturated.

The idea was to make a documentary-like short about this, I suppose, arctic environment. Not like a scripted film, but just a piece documenting different aspects of the environment, which explains the direction (yes, it was intentional). Think something like commissioned field recordings, akin to this. A lot more to explore within this concept too.
added on the 2015-11-28 05:15:08 by noby noby
The colours are oversaturated for sure but I assumed that was deliberate as a strong contrast to the monochromatic start. Either way it works for me.

Always cool to read a bit of backstory on demos or any artistic work really.
added on the 2015-11-28 05:20:33 by drift drift
what the...? how were you able to do something like this in your first prod on a new setup? amazing.
rulez added on the 2016-05-14 21:19:18 by cupe cupe
Fade to black transitions are tiring.
sucks added on the 2016-06-07 02:04:13 by kaoD kaoD
Rules of course. (Another how I didnt comment before)
rulez added on the 2018-08-24 20:45:57 by leGend leGend

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