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Assembly Summer 2013

category: parties [glöplog]
Running the demo compo at 21 was an excellent idea, because most people weren't too tired by that time yet, and after the compo there was still plenty of time to socialize at bzm.

Seven's idea of showing the number of submitted entries has some point, but you'd have to know that at least a couple days, not a few hours before the deadline.
added on the 2013-08-07 13:42:53 by yzi yzi
As for compos with very few entries (it has happened to various compos in the past), if you're happy with extra filler entries, you could just publicly show the number of submitted entries so far, and maybe promise to extend the deadline a few hours if there are less than X amount of entries. That might encourage people to finish their almost-ready stuff or things they don't consider good enough for Assembly (given the initimidating quality of entries sometimes). Granted, that probably will only raise the amount of entries, and not the average quality...

If you substitute "publicly show" with "casually mention in conversation at bzm", that pretty much describes what happened with the oldskool compo :-)
added on the 2013-08-07 14:54:48 by gasman gasman
boozembly should start a few days earlier so people know early enough if there's more prods needed for compos!
added on the 2013-08-07 15:41:53 by nosfe nosfe
There's also the option of making stuff regardless of the number of entries, but again...
added on the 2013-08-07 15:43:26 by Gargaj Gargaj
the four elements of demoscene!
4 elements?


added on the 2013-08-07 18:31:29 by _Chucky_ _Chucky_
I miss the good old days when alot of demos also got released outside party's ;-)
added on the 2013-08-07 21:44:27 by magic magic
go make a demo about it. oh wait...
Whilst I was watching the stream this year, I can honestly say that this appeared to be one of the best Assembly demoparties yet. The concerts were fantastic, particularly Kebu's performance with the synths and the orchestra, who gave us an awesome show by playing various game tunes and then the version of the Second Reality theme tune. To think that it has now been 20 years since Second Reality was released is bloody scary, but there we go :)

The compos were on at a decent time - for those of us viewing from outside Finland however it did mean that they were on quite early. It is pretty much unheard of to have compos on before around 9-10pm UK time but this did work rather well. It did mean that on the Friday afternoon, whilst I was volunteering at the Centre for Computing History's museum in Cambridge, that we had the music compos and some other stuff on broadcast in the afternoon, which was cool to see :)

Many thanks once again, Abyss, Digikim and others involved behind the scenes. You all did an excellent job once again, making weekend television a lot more interesting, intelligent and bearable and I hope you can all take comfort from this.

Hope to see some, if not all of you at Alternative Party 2013 at the new location in Helsinki in October !
added on the 2013-08-07 23:04:26 by Felice Felice
magic, what's stopping you to make demos?
added on the 2013-08-07 23:05:05 by nosfe nosfe
compare numbers!

cmp.w old,now;

dc.w old #500000;
dc.w now #10000;

Ofcourse smaller, less known groups released between the parties back then, just so they got atleast "some" attention...
...forget about it for today!
It´s not even about "being in the scene only to win prize-money" at all, it´s just that there arent many ppl left, the ones that are still contributing arent after prize-money, as they earn multiples of that in their regular jobs by now!
Just there are no "lamers" anymore trying to get where others are already...(by trying to release their stuff inbetween parties!)

Just try to not live in the past (too much), be happy some of us still use up all of our sparetime to STILL realize good demos, that don´t pay at all, except they place good, but thats peanuts in money anyway! ;)
Nosfe: Working on a new diskmag issue and using my whip and try to get a new nah-kolor demo from the ground (as originizer/projectleader) for 2014.. (to be released on a party though ;-)
added on the 2013-08-07 23:18:34 by magic magic
Hardy: i know i know (unfortunately that is..)
ofcourse today every release chould be cherished..
Honour the past to know where you are going..
keep the current projects alive and finish some once in a while before starting new ones ;)
added on the 2013-08-07 23:21:10 by magic magic
Lets Math:
One group (nah-kolor) is trying! to release sth NEXT year!
multiply by (let´s overestimate a lot) 200 active groups...
50% will postpone to 2015...
Maybe 100 releases in 2014 then!
The parties that happen every year (let´s underestimate them a lot) to 10...
makes 10 Releases a Party in average!

Thats way too less while we over-/underestimated already....where do you think these inbetween-prods could come from then?!
Hardy, i know what you said and are saying i agree with you..
no need to make a discussion out of this.. cheers! :)
added on the 2013-08-07 23:30:12 by magic magic
i am not trying to let you look dumb, i know you aren´t, but maybe think a bit about what you´re asking for all the time...
...i have my own problems here on pouet (basically being seen as a pile of shit that is!) , but i also see you are running into the same old arguments again and again, just due to you cant let off the past...every human is different and thats alright! some live in the now, some in the future, most in the past...
...the ones in the past won´t get anywhere soonish, agreed?! ;)
(they´d need to get into the NOW first, then could start to think about the future...thats also why 50% get postponed all the time, sometimes getting postponed 50 times, so you release it in 2050 instead of now, try to change that, seriously!)
cheers, never intended to make a discussion ;) just saying out loud maybe what most of us other poueters think of you by now!
cheers again! it´s all cool anyway ;)
funny, earlier this evening i was discussing with some1 what will happen on the demoscene when most sceners have reached the age to retire from work.. enough free time than again for some great demoscene product making .. will we reach new heights than? I hope so!
added on the 2013-08-07 23:38:58 by magic magic
like anyone would live to be old enough with these habits...
added on the 2013-08-07 23:39:47 by nosfe nosfe
nosfe: what do u mean?
added on the 2013-08-07 23:41:26 by magic magic
seriously, i got bashed a lot here, when new on pouet, for my punctuation (see all those commas in this small amount of words! ;) ) ...i keep coming back to it, when i like to...
...but mixing "then" with "than" sucks even in my eyes, makes it even more unreadable than my utter nonsense-sentences i tend to write, as in here, right now! ;)
Please, Magic: Learn about ...then != than...

ontopic of your Question:
NOPE, there wont be many sceners still alive in age of retirement, and if, they will finally have realized they should go out, meet some Grannys and get some Sunburn while relaxing at the Sea! All that without sitting infront of some screen, which is asking all the time to get fed with extremely cool stuff made by you and your friends! ;)
What nosfe says is the Truth, maybe you just cant read it due to you being too "normal":

To make outstanding ART, you need to be successful in drugs, learn them, abuse em all first, then start using em to make kewl stuff! FULLSTOP!

By abusing your body like that you cant get old at all! But your demos RULE! ;) hahaha!
reminds me on having not taken any drugs except alcohol and cigarettes for too many years!
hardy: but you still managed to make great intros :))
added on the 2013-08-08 08:36:58 by leGend leGend
it just means that he took enough of back in the days
added on the 2013-08-08 11:54:12 by nosfe nosfe


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