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Announcing The Meteoriks - A new demoscene award

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Announcing The Meteoriks!

We're very happy to announce a brand new award to honor demoscene productions of 2014. Two years after the end of the scene.org awards it is time to celebrate great computer art on the big stage again. In nine base and five special categories as well as a public choice award, we will recognize the best of the best of the previous year.

The Meteoriks are all about inclusion!

If you're a demomaker: Submit your production(s) for consideration

If you're a demoscene expert: Apply to one (or more) of the individual category juries

All others: You're welcome to submit your ideas for our 5 special awards as well as vote for your favourite production in our public choice category (starting in March)

But that's enough talk for now - check out the website and be part of it!

added on the 2015-02-14 20:01:03 by D.Fox D.Fox
added on the 2015-02-14 20:01:33 by moqui moqui
<3 the rightful heir has the support of the loyal court jester!
added on the 2015-02-14 20:16:28 by nic0 nic0
Awesome. =)
added on the 2015-02-14 20:20:19 by fizzer fizzer
CALL NOW and vote for your favourites!
added on the 2015-02-14 20:23:13 by v3nom v3nom
added on the 2015-02-14 21:05:42 by velo velo
Isn't this a bit redundant considering the existence of the DUB awards?
added on the 2015-02-14 21:44:15 by lug00ber lug00ber
Great initiative!
added on the 2015-02-14 22:00:34 by Alpha C Alpha C
Isn't this a bit redundant considering the existence of the DUB awards?

Ugh... DUB Awards are for sceners, not the productions. This is a BIG difference.

Anyways, I'm happy that there's finally a PROPER followup to scene.org awards. I planned to made a demo about "bring back scene awards", but apparently someone already is doing that (bringing the awards back, not the demo), so there . :P
added on the 2015-02-14 22:29:15 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
A big thumb up for this from me :)

Category suggestion: Comedy. An award for the demo with the most offensively tasteless humour.
added on the 2015-02-14 22:46:14 by psonice psonice
yes yes, it's pretty obvious. this is just a scam to get smash interested in doing demos again! :P
added on the 2015-02-14 22:50:28 by Maali Maali
considering the namegiver, "cuntiest demo" needs to be a category, cos he'd laugh from upstairs!
added on the 2015-02-14 22:52:03 by Maali Maali
(for the most humorous)
added on the 2015-02-14 22:56:53 by Maali Maali
@psonice and Maali:
You can make it happen
added on the 2015-02-14 23:16:03 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Great news!

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added on the 2015-02-14 23:35:08 by slayer slayer
yes yes, it's pretty obvious. this is just a scam to get smash interested in doing demos again! :P

Considering he released 2 highly polished demos in march last year, and another released using his tech during the summer I doubt he needs this to make him interested.
added on the 2015-02-15 00:18:16 by dv$ dv$
Tomo: yeah, I looked at that earlier, but i didn't watch enough demos last year to know which might be suitable :(

(I'm trying to fix that lack of demo watching, and i discovered my tv has built-in youtube so this year should be better ;)
added on the 2015-02-15 02:03:42 by psonice psonice
dvs: you snappy turtle you. still, he used to polish his demos better :P
added on the 2015-02-15 02:14:40 by Maali Maali
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added on the 2015-02-15 05:42:52 by numtek numtek
Maali;: Sorry, but an award where you have to submit yourself for inclusion? Nah, not for me :)
added on the 2015-02-15 08:48:58 by smash smash
Yeah, I wondered about that as well. I love the idea of bringing back awards, but limiting this to self-submissions has some big problems IMHO. The main problem I see is credibility, which is essential for the survival of any award. If inferior prods win because the creators of truly great prods haven't submitted theirs, I know I will have problems taking the awards seriously.

Plus, not all demo makers will hear about the awards, e.g. if they don't read Pouet and/or don't come to Revision. For example, are the makers of Secret Rooms active here?

Maybe allowing suggestions by third parties at least might help, if it's too much work for the judges to look at *every* demo (which I could understand).

Although I guess there are good reasons for this format. Could some organizer elaborate a bit?
added on the 2015-02-15 09:41:41 by Kylearan Kylearan
Oh okay, the reasoning is hidden in the "about" section instead of the FAQ section where I looked - sorry. :)

"To keep the nomination process as fair and transparent as possible, authors need to submit their productions themselves. If the authors are not aware of the submission requirement, a submission can be made by anyone from their group."

I can see where you are coming from and appreciate the reasoning, but I still see the problems mentioned above. Wouldn't third-party submissions help with this while still maintaining transparency, for example if it's made public who made the suggestion?
added on the 2015-02-15 09:57:48 by Kylearan Kylearan
It was discussed at length and the reasoning behind this rule is as follows:

First, it's the way demoparties work. If you want to take part in a demo competition (and win) you have to submit your work there, too. Secondly, many (if not most) movie, animation and music awards expect the authors (or anybody involved in the production) to submit their work for consideration as well.

The work of the jurors is hard enough as it is. Having them go through every demo released in 2014 is exhausting, impractical and many won't accept the job if that's the case. And - the juror of each category can add productions on their own in case some authors are not aware of the submission requirement (with the permission of the authors of course).

And, Kylearan, if you're worried about not everybody knowing about The Meteoriks - please spread the word. We're trying to reach as many as possible. So, the more people know about it, the better. Your help is greatly appreciated.
added on the 2015-02-15 10:48:40 by D.Fox D.Fox
Thanks for elaborating! Especially the point about reducing workload is a very good reason, even more so considering the current general state of the demoscene.

I know something like this can't be perfect, and I love that you guys take the effort to bring awards back!
added on the 2015-02-15 11:01:31 by Kylearan Kylearan

Does "Best High-End Intro" mean that 4kb, 8kb and 64kb all have the same category?

And: I understand that authors have to submit their productions themselves, but I think this is difficult for the "Special Categories", because there you have to submit your prod AND suggest a new "special category that fits your prod" as well with looks a lot like "Gimme a damn prize" to me! :)

BTW: Who would ever suggest himself for a lifetime achievement award?!
added on the 2015-02-15 13:05:28 by gaspode gaspode


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