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Hurtquake by Excess [web]
screenshot added by tomaes on 2014-11-09 11:12:10
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release date : november 2014
release party : Kindergarden 2014
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
  • 102
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popularity : 68%
  • 0.82
alltime top: #790
  • kusma kusma [Code, 3D, Graphics]
  • gloom gloom [Music, Design, Graphics]
added on the 2014-11-09 11:08:39 by tomaes tomaes

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The stuff. A bit too dark and misty though.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 11:27:51 by tomaes tomaes
hard hitter - as usual.

holy shit this looks good!
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 12:02:34 by quisten quisten

Minor drawbacks (I'm only complaining since you are highly trained professionals): Kind of long loading time without loading bar and massive frame rate drops in the tree scene (<= 18fps on GTX 980).
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 12:12:02 by las las
what las said...
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 12:28:20 by Igoronimo Igoronimo
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 12:50:05 by superplek superplek
Clear winner! Awesome style, sync, and attitude as usual. Kindof felt like a "polished turd" in some sense tho; scenes lacked depth and anything that could really be called "content" and the postproc actually gave me a bit of an eyesore, as I felt like I was looking through a really dirty/foggy window at god knows what in the darkness :P BUT, it had nice colors and flashed in a way that I liked I guess, and I was nodding and it was fun :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 13:03:26 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 14:00:22 by maytz maytz
You guys! ;) awesome stuff! :D
...and also what ferris said, but who cares with that much flashing and bass!
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 14:12:23 by hornet hornet
Dafuq did I just watch? O_o
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 14:42:52 by moqui moqui
No. Looks "muddy", or smudgy, and not in a way that pleased me. Also: rap music.
sucks added on the 2014-11-09 14:46:39 by ccr ccr
Awesome soundtrack, post effects, attitude and sync! More interesting content would've made it even better as Ferris also said.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 14:53:20 by glow glow
fuck yeah. esp the ending.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 14:53:48 by sm sm
And yet an other master demo from excess. The firts scen is a bit weak but who cares...
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 14:58:29 by nytrik nytrik
Loved every second of it. Proper sync porn esp. at the beginning, clever way to use a mini-pause for a quick credits and convincing build up of action. I do not mind that it is a little weak on concept, because there are times when all one needs is a little bit of sub-woofer action.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 15:19:28 by introspec introspec
the scene with the broken floor and the tree looks nice but feels out of place. overall very nice style and design. music is a bit strange. still solid thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 15:27:58 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
way too dark/blurry and the parts i did recognize seemed to be effects from earlier demos :P but that soundtrack turns badass, so thumb up
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 15:50:44 by maali maali
Pretty standard stuff.
added on the 2014-11-09 15:57:19 by Marq Marq
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:01:13 by dirtie dirtie
excellent shit! u techno gangstah
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:14:50 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:19:33 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
fuck yes! proper originality right here! .. hate for the guys, love for their products ;)
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:46:17 by dwarf dwarf
Damn good.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:54:06 by w00t! w00t!
Hell yes.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 16:58:28 by red red
What Sensenstahl said.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 17:15:59 by Kylearan Kylearan
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 17:16:54 by phobium phobium
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 17:32:09 by Dbug Dbug
Saw some stuff on your screens while you guys were finishing this, and it looked good there....on the big screen it looked awesome!

Nice sync and lighting - quality demo!
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 17:38:44 by Zonbie Zonbie
awesome stuff!
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 17:52:23 by shadez shadez
Brings the Kurt!
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 17:54:27 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Pretty lights seem to be the hip thing nowadays. Nice demo, but didn't really make feel one way or an another.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 20:28:12 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 21:01:28 by dodke dodke
Worthy winner.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 22:22:34 by fizzer fizzer
obvs all about the transition. polished no doubt.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 22:59:05 by dv$ dv$
Great track and sync
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 23:22:53 by fiveofive fiveofive
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 23:27:30 by bitl bitl
<blink>Respecognize the Strobe</blink>

Lush rendering, that's for damned sure. Not too keen on the style of soundtrack, but whatever. It did the job. Particularly liked the parts where it was hard to see the object.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 23:38:30 by xeche xeche
Last half saved it cos I really digged the resulting look and feel of the many effect layers :) First half was very dull and long and that's what I think made it feel like it ended prematurely.
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 00:09:19 by Photon Photon
This is so damned good. Masters of sync and postproc are really learning us a few lessons here! It was naturally excessptionally good on the bigscreen.
added on the 2014-11-10 00:16:31 by quisten quisten
I would have wished this goes on for another three minutes. The track is a killer when the rap voice appears and this cries for more aggressive stuff audio and visual wise.
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 00:17:09 by Bobic Bobic
OMG, how to ruin a demo with a so bad last part :D

Btw, all the beginning is pretty nice, with really good rendering, design and music, why did you ruin it with a so much cheesy and horrible last part? :(
added on the 2014-11-10 00:19:10 by rez rez
What ccr said, but in a positive way.
That last part was ace!
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 04:15:08 by numtek numtek
Honestly the last part saved this. Pretty uninspired content, both visuals and music, saturated with the stock Excess shaders (which are pretty fantastic though). Well, ok the flaring and chromatic aberration are way overshot to the point where they obfuscate the actual content way too much. The "rap part" was cool, even if a bit tacked on; felt like a stock verse found in a sample kit.
added on the 2014-11-10 05:14:42 by noby noby
+1 for the last part
-1 for the tree and the ugly particles
+2 for flow :-)
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 10:07:54 by teo teo
Big, I really enjoyed the start… I didn't really enjoyed the tree part, felt it was somehow disconnected but you got me back in the hood with the rap game.
rasmus - that ends up being +1 - where's the thumb you greedy bastard? ;)
added on the 2014-11-10 10:39:52 by hornet hornet
added on the 2014-11-10 10:41:23 by hornet hornet
Very excessive, loved it. Fine soundtrack. Some recycling I guess but I don't mind with such a good end result.
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 10:43:48 by break break
Strong production with perfect synchro.
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 10:50:05 by slayer slayer
i thought it was absolutely brilliant.
could be criticised for being style over substance - the scenes behind the layers of postpro are quite simple - but when the style is this much who cares?
possibly the best "shitloads of postpro" ive seen in a demo - the glows, lens flares, dof, warps, distorts are all layered together so well. others should take note, this is how its done.
great soundtrack too. especially when it switches up.
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 11:18:15 by smash smash
what smash said.
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 11:47:37 by bonefish bonefish
Seeing this again now in my depressing office helped reduce my current PPD :)

Good work lads! Love the track!
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 12:30:32 by tFt tFt
Killer postprocessing, killer prod :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 12:54:44 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Interesting stuff and different in a good way..
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 13:52:49 by toxie toxie
Cool! Need to watch again on speakers not designed for Skype communication with your mother.

Great rainbow lens flare stuff!

Not sure about that tree of cheese in the middle, but the effect around it is cool (and my cheese account has been spent vigourusly before, so who am I to criticize)
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 15:06:35 by loaderror loaderror
Nice demo and fat music by gloom :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 19:14:35 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Not my cup of tea. I don't like noisy screen and rap. Couldn't sit till the end :(
sucks added on the 2014-11-10 19:47:26 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
black and white soulless crap.
sucks added on the 2014-11-10 20:33:45 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Really cool demo with lots of energy, great stuff.
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 21:00:52 by Hyde Hyde
Great stuff. I like the post-processing and the rap-part a lot!
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 21:27:26 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Really well done! Sleek, powerful and particularly evil for the sub-woofer :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 21:43:48 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
nicely produced, maybe not that innovative. epic rap thingy!
rulez added on the 2014-11-10 23:20:27 by msqrt msqrt
totally rad!
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 09:39:07 by blackpawn blackpawn
hårnet, her
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 11:29:36 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
Some rad style, even though music is not my liking.
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 11:32:02 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 11:38:35 by u2 u2
well i think the last part saved it, even if it's cheesy and obvious. great tech for sure, however with great power comes great responsibility, and with all that postpro it felt so washed out that it hurt. i felt like sitting in a box made of used plexiglass.
added on the 2014-11-11 12:43:23 by prost prost
Felt very empty, great tech, not so great music or direction
added on the 2014-11-11 15:22:12 by leGend leGend
Oh shucks. It seems we failed to properly communicate the deconstruction of the materialist interpretation of historical development in modern Marxism. :( And after all these years we spent researching and having literary debates with scholars and equals to develop the content for this intellectual art piece. Oh well, starting over it is.. :(
added on the 2014-11-11 15:52:48 by gloom gloom
I wonder why quite a few people have something against hearing a few lyrics. If anything there's not enough of that in demos!
added on the 2014-11-11 16:28:06 by superplek superplek
Lyrics are yes
added on the 2014-11-11 17:23:50 by leGend leGend
Quite epic. And I agree with plek about the lyrics. When it is done like this it definitely adds something. Cool track.
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 17:35:56 by Rob Rob
added on the 2014-11-11 17:48:49 by rudi rudi
Cannot thumb this down, but this was not my cup of tea. Music not worked for me today.
Has the "We have lyrics. Let's show them on SCREEN!!" thing I often criticize as unimaginative. Nevertheless that part included the demo was damn cool.
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 19:21:47 by l_n l_n
Perfect. I had to watch it on youtube because ATI just showed a black screen. Wonder how the strobo would have looked in 30fps. Constant black or white?
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 20:24:08 by pixtur pixtur
rulez added on the 2014-11-11 20:43:15 by aha aha
Air-punchingly fuckin' great!
rulez added on the 2014-11-14 01:18:00 by rc55 rc55
pixtur: Works pretty great on my stone age AMD GPU (Open GL 3.3 compatible); The fill rate is a bit of a bummer though. Then again, that means less flicker and darker scenes. :)
added on the 2014-11-14 13:13:04 by tomaes tomaes
Those lens flares !
rulez added on the 2014-11-15 16:33:21 by Tigrou Tigrou
I had a black screen too. I watched it use over 1 GB of memory! I had to watch on YouTube. :(
added on the 2014-11-15 17:17:21 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2014-11-15 18:20:28 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Not bad. :)
added on the 2014-11-15 19:51:14 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2014-11-16 12:26:17 by Frequent Frequent
Extremely cool
rulez added on the 2014-11-16 21:15:17 by orby orby
average visuals, but music and sync rocked as always.
rulez added on the 2014-11-17 11:21:31 by diver diver
Power boost in the finish :D Very cool production with a damn fine track!
rulez added on the 2014-11-18 15:53:45 by Sapphire Sapphire
A bit too dark IMHO, and too much lensflares.
But the tree scene and the sound synchro are pretty good :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-19 02:33:10 by ElGuillermo ElGuillermo
For the ending!
rulez added on the 2014-11-19 20:22:09 by cce cce
rulez added on the 2014-11-21 13:45:19 by jasuy jasuy
Nice show, I even enjoyed the end :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-23 12:51:53 by Triace Triace
rulez added on the 2014-11-23 17:21:34 by CONS CONS
Not to my taste.
added on the 2014-11-24 12:12:47 by Blueberry Blueberry
Remix Ademordna.
added on the 2014-11-24 13:13:27 by Gargaj Gargaj
what they said ^^
rulez added on the 2014-11-27 12:41:13 by HellMood HellMood
Brauchst Du hurt?!
rulez added on the 2014-11-28 10:32:30 by decca decca
Absolutely fantastic work. Great sync with a nice track.
I really liked the lens flares, and the ending finished it off just right.
rulez added on the 2014-11-29 00:06:36 by PotcFdk PotcFdk
This demo is so so. The effects and directions is ok but nothing more... but then the music... there is what wins me over. Pure magic !
rulez added on the 2014-11-29 00:09:30 by [Nik] [Nik]
Some parts are OK, but not really my cup of tea.
added on the 2014-11-29 09:55:05 by Daniel Daniel
not very interesting
sucks added on the 2014-11-29 11:04:44 by scooper22 scooper22
rulez added on the 2014-11-29 14:21:47 by emha76 emha76
kickass prod
rulez added on the 2014-11-30 12:27:10 by SiR SiR
this is just great!
rulez added on the 2014-11-30 14:44:07 by nagz nagz
somebody knows how to get the most out of the given assets. I loved the sync as always with excess, the track and the overall style
rulez added on the 2014-12-01 07:02:33 by Paralax Paralax
Pretty awesome, but a bit more contrast and less blur wouldn't have hurt (:
rulez added on the 2014-12-05 16:59:27 by ___ ___
Style, attitude and ace post processing.
rulez added on the 2014-12-05 23:25:34 by datsua datsua
yup! but i somehow liked other excess demos better ..
rulez added on the 2014-12-07 10:50:25 by v3nom v3nom
Allthough the hiphop part was a bith mehish
rulez added on the 2014-12-08 21:34:46 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
Awesome, but the flashing really hurts if you're used to the darkness and suddenly watch the demo :)
rulez added on the 2014-12-08 23:24:27 by xTr1m xTr1m
Awesome shit. Also somehow during the rap part it breaks the audio stream over HDMI (Radeon HD5850).
rulez added on the 2014-12-22 20:44:59 by Remboooo Remboooo
Still rocks so hard.
added on the 2015-01-09 14:30:52 by superplek superplek
Yes. Cool stuff.
rulez added on the 2015-01-10 15:53:23 by peturba peturba
rulez added on the 2015-02-17 02:11:57 by Lacrimael Lacrimael
needs definitly more hexagons >:)
rulez added on the 2015-02-21 22:53:10 by ro0mquy ro0mquy
Работает AMD R9 270x ( 13.12 ) :) был черный экран несколько мунит........работает :)
added on the 2015-03-04 15:12:11 by DIMABOOZ DIMABOOZ
kickass. I'm somehow allergic to rap though, but that's only me. The current benchmark in post-processing. (but maybe make the circular halo round instead of aspect-stretched?)
rulez added on the 2015-03-27 15:11:44 by cupe cupe
Probably one of my PC favorites.
rulez added on the 2015-04-22 22:15:03 by argasek argasek
Thumb up for the music sync and the particles
rulez added on the 2015-07-25 14:13:44 by iverjo iverjo
Like a fork in your eyes. Oh man, so great it hurts.
rulez added on the 2015-11-13 20:44:17 by EvilOne EvilOne
doesn´t fit my taste at all. good work appreciated nevertheless :)
rulez added on the 2016-01-08 23:40:26 by T$ T$
forgotten foggy and shiny thumb
rulez added on the 2016-05-15 17:27:34 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
rulez added on the 2017-11-28 13:44:17 by natalia natalia
Lovely almost epileptic prod, but chill part is too boring.
rulez added on the 2018-01-18 21:06:09 by 100bit 100bit
This is how you do a demo. And the last minute WHOA <3 !!
rulez added on the 2018-08-20 10:52:15 by deepr deepr
Anyone else having problem with the demo ? On my win10 pc most scene are just black
rulez added on the 2018-09-01 19:18:11 by maeln maeln
I'm weak to flares and pawtickles.
This fulfils me \o/
rulez added on the 2018-09-01 20:37:55 by alkama alkama
Quick'n'dirty fix for recent NVIDIA:

open data/postprocess.fx, go to line 196, and change
Code:return flare * flare_amount;

Code:return saturate(flare * flare_amount);
added on the 2018-09-01 20:47:27 by Gargaj Gargaj
Not sure how to feel about this demo. Its strongest aspects are also the ones that make me cringe the most. Making something that is so awe-inspiring and brilliant also shallow and alienating at the same time is an interesting achievement.
added on the 2018-09-01 22:42:20 by moozooh moozooh
nice! well eventho that CGA color scheme sucks by default :D but overall flow and rapping part redeems it fully. also very nice performance even on potato-cards :)
rulez added on the 2018-09-20 11:46:46 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7

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