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I just came back from Revision - world's biggest pure demoscene party. It was held in Saarbrücken, Germany. That was first time I attended a demoparty abroad, as I've been going only to the ones in Poland so far, like RiverWash, WeCan, Silly Venture, or AmiWaWa.
I don't like the fact that it happens during Easter, when I usually go visit my parents, but I wanted to see it at least once. Revision was big, with around 700 participants, according to the page with non-mandatory registration - Visitors. There were various kinds of activities - from Seminars to techno party, and of course most importantly - competitions. Revision is a multiplatform demoparty, so there were compo categories dedicated to retro platforms (like Amiga, pixel art or tracker music), as well as modern PCs (like modern graphics, streaming music, PC 4K/8K/64K intro and demo). Entries can be found here: Revision 2017 @ pouet.net.
Many people said that PC 4K Intro category had best quality this year, so it's worth checking. Other than that, productions that I remembered the most are:
Most exciting for me was watching Shader Showdown - a competition where two programmers had to write a pixel shader live on stage, without any documentation or other help, in a time frame of 25 minutes per round. Winner moved on to semifinals and then the final. During each round a DJ was playing some music and its live FFT was available as one of the inputs to the shader. It's amazing to see how good knowledge of programming, graphics and math allows to develop some nice looking visualizations in such a short period of time. I've also heard opinions that watching it gave a good glimpse of how graphics programming looks like and what does it take to make a demo, even for non-technical people.
Here is a gallery of my photos from the event:
Pixel Heaven 2014 - My Photos
Here is the gallery of my photos from Pixel Heaven 2014:
PGA & ZTG 2013 - Review and Photos
Or if you just want a quick summary: It's an interesting event. Not that technical or programming-oriented like IGK or WGK conference, but worth attending. Especially if you are interested in game design or feel some connection with indie games community.
IGK 2013 - My Photos
Silly Venture 2012 - My Photos
7-9 Dec 2012 in Gdańsk, Poland, another interesting event took place - Silly Venture 2012 - Atari demoscene party. Here are my photos:
Although I'm not a fan of Atari platform, as I'm too young to remember the time when it was commonly used (my first computer was 286 PC), I like this kind of events because of nice people I can meet there and the "demoscene spirit" that can there be felt.
I must also admit that the Atari demoscene looks very strong. They have several parties in Poland every year (Głuchołazy, Grzybsoniada, Silly Venture, ...) and lots of productions submitted to many different categories in the competition. This party was international - there were people from Finland, Czech Republic and other countries and all the official announcements, as well as intro videos were in two languages - Polish and English.
The party was very well organized, especially comparing to RiverWash or WeCan multiplatform demoparty. It was in a school where lots of chairs and tables available allowed to bring, setup and present many computers, a classroom was adapted as sleeping room, we were given paper voting forms so we could enter our votes as we watched the productions, we had unlimited beer, limousine ride and other atractions - all included in the ticket fee... So, thanks a lot and see you next year!
IGK-9'2012 - Photo Gallery
Here are my photos from the IGK-9'2012 conference:
|Games from Compo|
|Slides about Sphere Tracing|
Copernicus Science Centre
Some time ago this year I've been in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw. It's a huge interactive museum presenting numerous experiments from different fields of science. Of course for me most interesting was the stuff related to images, shapes and colors. There was a long queue near the entrance of the building and visiting all the exhibits - even briefly, took a lot of time, but still if you come to Warsaw and have a whole free day, I really recommend visiting Copernicus Science Centre. Here are my photos: Centrum Nauki Kopernik @ Picasa:
WGK 2011 - Links
WGK 2011 - First National Conference on Computer Games Development - took place 2-4 September 2011 at Gdańsk University Of Technology. It's time to aggregate links to information and multimedia about this event: