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Our Other World by Hoodlum [web]
screenshot added by unix on 2017-08-22 11:09:18
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release date : august 2017
release party : Evoke 2017
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 54%
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alltime top: #8426
added on the 2017-08-22 11:09:18 by unix unix

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Really awesome demo love the music too
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 11:18:39 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Nice effects and good music, enjoyed it.
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 11:47:51 by StingRay StingRay
Real winner for me
Real démo VS Shitbag = Shitbag winner...Very nice compo really...

Go to backschool germany ;)))
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 12:15:19 by Rafale06 Rafale06
Thank you for watching and voting! many thanks!!
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 12:51:02 by unix unix
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 13:57:43 by bitl bitl
Really cool stuff!
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 14:17:16 by Dascon Dascon
Hoodlum does the best demo composing around looking at the merging of 2d, 3d , music and code in one great composition! keep it going!
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 18:22:18 by magic magic
The intro promissed something really kickass, unfortunately later the level drops down with incoherent direction. Keeping my fingers crossed for a next even better demo.
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 21:32:34 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
looks (mostly) very nice. but the voice is absolutely not my cup of tea which kinda ruins the experience. i think a piggfayse is fair.
added on the 2017-08-22 21:37:30 by Flashira Flashira
rulez added on the 2017-08-23 00:09:38 by MelK MelK
Alright, I'll be the guy. It was an ok demo for the first 80 seconds. Yes, somewhat corny tag-cloud-style term dropping in the track (this went out of fashion in the 90s, mind you), but at least there were pleasant visuals to compensate.

And then it went downhill completely, as if somebody had sabotaged your demo—either purposely or in a drunken stupor. The dragon model and especially its animation look just laughably bad and tacky; moreover, exactly none of the scenes benefit from it thematically—removing it would actually make everything better. Was it meant to symbolize "imagination", "faster", etc., and clumsily juxtapose "assymmetric cryptography", "HTML", and "virus" in the "lyrics"? The fly-by over the terrain was somehow made less eventful and impactful compared to every size-optimized intro I've seen in the last decade that attempted to do the same. What exactly makes it so interesting that we need to look at it for minutes—surely not the generic flailing-around camera paths? The fonts are horribad and thematically unfit, and the way the black "I'M FREE" emerges from the ground is cringy in a way rarely seen even in newcomers' first-time demos. I mean, you've been at this for years, surely you must have some standards of artistic decency? The glowing dot during the fly-by doesn't cast shades or really do anything—did you just forget about it or something? The scene at 3:50 is drawn out beyond any comprehension and has very confusing light sources: the light comes from the back but it's the camera-facing surfaces that get illuminated. Though to be fair, everything about the direction of this demo is confusing. The strobing light during the credits scroller is annoying and pointless, and once again the surfaces are illuminated from the wrong side. Music is lively but ultimately bland, and certainly not strong enough to tie together the mess of scenes; besides, I don't understand why the composition has to jump around so abruptly. The overall sense of coloring can be summarized as "fifty shades of turquoise", which is weird because intuition and common sense suggest you aren't supposed to color the world of IP addresses and the world of dragons and bad fonts in the exact same tones if you want to juxtapose them.

Also, I don't remember the screenshot scene being in the demo. Also, selfvoting!

The amount of things wrong with this release is genuinely impressive, but that's not how I would want to be impressed.
sucks added on the 2017-08-23 05:41:30 by moozooh moozooh
It's not pretty in many ways.
The only cool effect came from here:
Basically all of Moozooh's points are valid. However, I kinda feel that it's probably not as bad as it's made out. Sure, there's some really weird design choices and the music is kinda generic, using publically available samples for the song, that have been heard quite a few times before. But even with all of the above, one have to also consider the amount of time this must have taken to create. You very obviously had a story/concept that you wanted to convey, and put some effort into doing so. So all in all, a piggie.
added on the 2017-08-23 10:47:17 by Punqtured Punqtured
this dragon shouldn't be able to fly with such wings moves ;)
rulez added on the 2017-08-23 14:08:02 by iks iks
So, maybe not the best demo ever, but for me it should have won this compo. It featured the second best music track of the whole party as well, following Poo-brain's Yermom which was really awesome (and inside a 64K). At some moments it sounded pretty much like your demo from last year (Solar Storm), as if it had come from the same album of the same band, although the style is completely different. Overall, well done, totally deserved thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2017-08-23 17:00:55 by Dali Dali
Wow, some parts just grabbed me.
rulez added on the 2017-08-23 17:17:29 by Zplex Zplex
Nice soundtrack and some good parts, but all in all it felt a bit like an incoherent mess.
That music! nice talking to you again unix!
rulez added on the 2017-08-24 13:16:46 by Virgill Virgill
Technically acceptable. Visually horrible. Tune and style is way beyond my comfort-zone.

Kudos for doing "your thing", but please get out if the valley.
added on the 2017-08-24 23:36:20 by quisten quisten
The effects and progress of the prod are good, the visuals itself are messy at best.
The soundtrack was enjoyable so that makes it a weak thumb, I hope its mostly original work ;)
rulez added on the 2017-08-25 00:21:32 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
A bit conflicted about this one... mostly what moozooh said. But that screenshot, wow, looks great, reminds me of old Fairfax stuff from Seven Seas etc! Buuut it's not in the prod, wtf? Poor form old bean..
added on the 2017-08-25 23:38:02 by Fell Fell
Obviously a lot of work. Congrats for shipping the demo!

My recommendation would be: remove some content, remove the least interesting scenes, shorten the long scenes. Make your demo just 3 minutes, but make sure the content you keep is polished.

Watch your demo without the sound and you'll notice which parts are too slow, long, or boring. Camera is difficult to do, but please try a bit harder. If you change your shots and camera moves, you can make the content much more enjoyable.

Good luck with your next demo!
rulez added on the 2017-08-26 20:23:58 by LLB LLB
Lots of work and skills that cannot deserve a thumb down. Disappointed as it feels it could have been much better
rulez added on the 2017-08-26 20:41:56 by Soundy Soundy
feels really inconsistent -- some of the content is ace and some is... weird.
added on the 2017-08-26 20:45:35 by msqrt msqrt
If i completely ignore that dragon and those ugly fonts clipping with the environment this was quite pleasant to watch and listen to.The 3d to 2d part in the end was nice.

As others said. weird is probably the best description.
so a weird thumb.
rulez added on the 2017-08-26 22:41:08 by gopher gopher
yeah, coming back for the weird thumb too..
rulez added on the 2017-08-29 21:35:10 by Fell Fell
Inconsistent and a bit weird
added on the 2017-08-30 20:39:38 by Frequent Frequent
I have to appreciate this attitude of "just doing it" and not giving a damn if some parts are not polished before starting to work on the next one. The 3d landscape transition at the end was indeed very inventive.
rulez added on the 2018-03-11 15:09:30 by cce cce
Nice soundtrack at the very least
rulez added on the 2018-04-21 18:51:29 by golem golem
So much in this, such variation, but somehow I really like it. I especially love the Dragon and Mountain scene with the very nice palettes and subtle PP effects. Also the mountain and sky scene near the end is beautiful too. It's such a mixed bag, doesn't appear to be consistent. However, keep doing what you love, I really enjoy the different and positive experience I get from watching your demos <3
rulez added on the 2018-08-16 14:17:21 by keito keito
loved it
rulez added on the 2018-09-24 20:53:57 by Flashira Flashira
best thumb down ever! will watch this gem later
rulez added on the 2018-09-24 21:04:31 by skarab skarab
"fifty shades of turquoise"
rulez added on the 2019-01-14 00:23:09 by T$ T$

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