Experience 2020
Online Edition

Saturday, 28 November 2020
16:00 - 19:00

What is Experience?

A demoshow, where you can experience visually stunning computer animations, so-called demos (shortened from the word demostration). Demos are most similar to music videos, but contrary to a video, they're not pre-recorded animation files but executable programs, which - similarly to computer games - produce their output in real time. Demos vary wildly in style and mood, but one thing is common: they are amazing!

If you don't know demos, take a look


A demo by Musk, titled Searching through the Voids. Finished second place at Demobit 2019 party (Bratislava, Slovakia).


More about demos

Nowadays most demos are created for desktop PCs, and for Windows. Of course the faster the PC is, the better. Most demos require strong configurations with a decent CPU and GPU, similar to most AAA+ games. Another category of demos are called intros, these are limited in maximum size. Nowadays the most popular categories for intros are the 64K intro, where the size limit is 64 kilobytes, and the 4K intro where the size limit is 4 kilobytes, but a lot of coders find inspiration and challenge in creating an extremely small 256 byte intro. Of course the smaller the limit the bigger the challenge is, and it really shows the programmer's abilities when they can produce something visually stunning within these limits.

Eisenerz by LJ and Virgill, a 4KB intro placed 2nd at Evoke 2019 demoparty (Cologne, Germany).


What is the demoscene?

The demoscene is a community of people making demos and related productions and art. They mainly do this for the joy of creation, but some do it to learn new things, and at a few demoparties there are valuable prizes to win too. Not all demosceners are programmers. Some do graphics or animations, some are best at producing music. Usually demosceners team up in small demogroups to combine their talents.



Demogroups

Demogroups usually consist of 3-10 members, but the membership is not static, people join and leave groups all the time. The best demogroups are usually in friendly competition and rivaly with each other. Most long standing demogroups are famous and respected. They usually have their own logo and/or slogan, and they built up their "brand" in the community.



Demosceners

Demosceners are who create and enjoy demos, and visit demoparties and follow the events in the demoscene. It's a very diverse community with people from all kinds of age, gender, and profession, but most people work in IT or related fields. The demoscene is a great learning field, if you want to grow to be one of the best computer professionals, and find friends all across the globe at the same time.

  • The coder is the programmer, who'll prepare the backbone of the demo. To be a good coder, you need to have a deep understanding of some relatively advanced mathematics and a wide range of programming areas. In the early years - in the 80s and 90s - most demos were written in assembly, nowadays most demos are created in C or C++, but it's possible to write demos in almost any programming language. Some coders developed demotools, to allow people without programming skills to create demos.
  • Usually a graphician paints the pictures in the demo, creates 3D models and defines the design and general look, design, and theme of the demo.
  • The musician creates, well, the music and the sounds of a demo. Good music can elevate an otherwise average demo, while bad music can ruin an otherwise excellent one. Most demos have music from one of the electronic genres, but there are exceptions.
  • An organizer usually doesn't participate in demo creation. He's acting as kind of a manager - helps the communication between team members, puts some noise and PR up before a major release from the group, and last but not least, organizes a demoparty. As the internet usually solves communication problems these days, this position has shifted to focus more on party organizing during the last decade.


More information

The entries will be accepted on an online interface the week before the event. A link to this webinterface will be published here later.

The demoshow and the compo will be streamed online between 16:00 and 19:00 CET, Saturday, 28 November 2020. Check back here for stream availability before the event!

Entry submission deadline

Stream starts

Demoshow

Democompo

(est.)

Prizegiving, end of event


Registration

If you want to take part in Experience online and vote in democompo register yourself.
Registration deadline: 2020.11.28 18:00

Registration...


Democompo rules:

  • Only executables allowed. If you can, please attach a Full HD 60fps video of it.
  • Max. size 128 MB compressed, max. length 8 minutes.
  • Must run on the compo machine (i9, GTX 1080 Ti, Win10-64), if the entry is not running on Windows, you must send a video.

You can find the timetable (deadline, prizegiving) here!

Archives

Demos shown per year

mara

1st at Demobit 2019

Hetoxoteh

3rd at Demobit 2019

Transformer 3

3rd at Revision 2019

Chroma Space

1st at Assembly 2019

Searching through the Voids

2nd at Demobit 2019

Rainbow Clash: Up

2nd at Function 2019

Rainbow Clash: Down

4th at Function 2019

Everything Repeats

12th at Revision 2019

The Cubosphere

1st at TRSAC 2019

In The End

2nd at Revision 2019

Then and Before

1st at Xenium 2019

Glitch Rider

1st at Evoke 2019

Signals

4th at Revision 2019

Origins

5th at Revision 2019

Brutalism

6th at Revision 2019

Knarkzilla

3rd at Revision 2019

Goon Royale

1st at Revision 2019

Coda

2nd at Revision 2019

Eon

1st at Revision 2019

De Profundis

2nd at Revision 2019

Eisenerz

5th at Evoke 2019

Aeons from home

3rd at Function 2019

terrarium

2nd at Assembly 2019

Aurora 05

2nd at Revision 2019

VO

6th at Revision 2019

In my crawl space

1st at Nordlicht 2019

Lint:C

1st at Function 2019

Brainworm

4th at Revision 2019

The Jaderoom

2nd at Revision 2019

Atlas

3rd at Revision 2019

dope on wax

1st at Revision 2019

PILEDRIVER

1st at Function 2019

Greetings 2

6th at Experience 2019

Futni

3rd at Experience 2019

ZX X-MAS 19

5th at Experience 2019

demojoe goes to mars

4th at Experience 2019

Chaos

1st at Experience 2019

in::flux

2nd at Experience 2019

moron

1st at Deadline 2018

block one

1st at Revision 2018

Along For The Ride

2nd at Function 2018

Cast away

2nd at qbparty 2018

Oscar s Chair

1st at Revision 2018

Bros Before Foes

1st at Evoke 2018

Overtone

2nd at Revision 2018

Strukton

1st at TRSAC 2018

Hexel

2nd at Revision 2018

Oxyre aka. Ochseier

1st at Revision 2018

My Lucky Number

2nd at Gerp 2018

Lemonade

1st at Deadline 2018

604

1st at Decrunch 2018

The Fall

1st at Revision 2018

For Your Love

2nd at Assembly 2018

Wander

2nd at Revision 2018

Stase

1st at Evoke 2018

Rainbow Clash - Gravity Ride

5th at Revision 2018

Zetsubo

2nd at Revision 2018

Transient

1st at Deadline 2018

trashpanda

1st at TRSAC 2018

6th at Function 2018

Number One/Another One

1st at Assembly 2018

Reboot

1st at Experience 2018

All Will Be Good

2nd at Experience 2018

Demojoe travels time

3rd at Experience 2018

Hypercluster

4th at Experience 2018

b codes 3

5th at Experience 2018

8 Pelc Szenvedés

6th at Experience 2018

air

1st at qbparty 2018

porter

2nd at TRSAC 2018

What Are You Syncing About?

4th at Revision 2017

crystalline lord

1st at qbparty 2017

yiqi

2nd at TRSAC 2017

hold on

1st at Deadline (Berlin) 2017

Glittermorphosis

2nd at Under Construction 2016

sunstreak

2nd at Function 2017

Mégse.

6th at Function 2017

Destination Unknown

1st at TRSAC 2017

Limbo

3rd at TokyoDemoFest 2017

is massive

1st at TRSAC 2017

Yermom

1st at Evoke 2017

X-Wave

1st at Very Important Party 2017

Faraday Future

1st at Evoke 2017

Guberniya

6th at Revision 2017

Phobos

3rd at Revision 2017

Geometry Gods

3rd at Assembly 2017

Horizon Machine

3rd at Revision 2017

zoomin

1st at Assembly 2017

Vessel

2nd at Revision 2017

Extra

4th at Assembly 2017

Eidolon

1st at Revision 2017

final stage

1st at Revision 2017

Soundproof Motion

1st at NOVA 2017

Soul Splitter

1st at Revision 2017

Rise And Shine

1st at Riverwash 2017

Absolute Territory

2nd at Revision 2017

engage

3rd at Revision 2017

Sokia

2nd at Assembly 2017

nism

1st at Experience 2017

Trapped in singularity

2nd at Experience 2017

Compo Space Filler

3rd at Experience 2017

demojoe goes to demoparty

4th at Experience 2017

The Resistance

5th at Experience 2017

qbinvite18_White

6th at Experience 2017

Lyézus

7th at Experience 2017

foo2 island

1st at Function 2017

The Experiment

3rd at Function 2016

2nd stage BOSS

1st at TokyoDemoFest 2016

Detached

2nd at Evoke 2016

Shapeshift

1st at Revision 2016

Super Medium

1st at Deadline (Berlin) 2016

instant god

2nd at Revision 2016

ORP RIVERWASH

1st at Riverwash 2016

delight

1st at Under Construction 2015

Desktop

1st at qbparty 2016

Surveillance

2nd at Revision 2016

Alphabet

2nd at Evoke 2016

Evenk

2nd at Riverwash 2016

Utopia Network

1st at Evoke 2016

Darkness Lay Your Eyes Upon Me

2nd at Revision 2016

fermi paradox

1st at Revision 2016

Elysian

1st at TRSAC 2016

Bubble Trouble

1st at TRSAC 2016

Rainbow Clash - Modern Art

5th at Function 2016

Through the Cracks

3rd at Revision 2016

starmap

3rd at Under Construction 2015

Rise and Shine

4th at Function 2016

A2016

1st at Riverwash 2016

Vote for Evilbot! Amiga Edition

6th at Revision 2016

Badabing

1st at TRSAC 2016

Omnimetatheorem

2nd at Euskal 2016

You Ate Red

2nd at Decrunch 2016

Revolution

2nd at Revision 2016

Neonsky

1st at Solskogen 2016

Aulun Baulund

1st at Gerp 2016

Dolor Sit Amet

1st at Revision 2016

subside

2nd at Revision 2016

sumea

1st at Assembly 1996

Foundation

6th at Experience 2016

MajdnemNyolcPerc

5th at Experience 2016

Megademo

4th at Experience 2016

starseeker

3rd at Experience 2016

Disgravitized

2nd at Experience 2016

The Rigid Structure of Endless Time

1st at Experience 2016

Universal Sequence

1st at Function 2016

Proximity Shift

1st at TRSAC 2016

Sosincs Vége

2nd at Function 2016

Gravity Haze

2nd at Assembly 2015

ION15

3rd at Evoke 2015

Peacock

1st at Birdie 2015

Endo

5th at Simulaatio 2015

Parnassum

2nd at Evoke 2015

0xAnniversary

1st at Sundown 2015

Spacebender

1st at @party 2015

Prism break

1st at Revision 2015

The Stone Pavilion

3rd at Revision 2015

Emix

5th at Assembly 2015

Rock n Roll Deathspheres

1st at Simulaatio 2015

Optical Circuit

1st at TokyoDemoFest 2015

Function Over Fame

1st at TRSAC 2015

Emerge

3rd at Ghetto Scene 2014

XX

1st at Syntax 2015

A+

1st at TRSAC 2015

Hold-and-Modify

3rd at Assembly 2015

Coronoid

1st at NVScene 2015

Ziphead

1st at Revision 2015

Rainbow Clash: Way

1st at Function 2015

on

2nd at Revision 2015

Offscreen Colonies

1st at Revision 2015

Pegasus

1st at Nordlicht 2015

Oniria

3rd at Revision 2015

Sweet dreams

1st at Evoke 2015

supervenience

1st at Chaos Constructions 2015

Elégtelen

2nd at Function 2015

PAYBACK

1st at Payback 2015

Small matters of the heart

3rd at Revision 2015

We Stand Divided

2nd at Revision 2015

Monolith

1st at Assembly 2015

Lights.off

5th at Function 2015

Simon Ritter von Stampfer

3rd at Evoke 2015

The Evolution of Motion

3rd at Revision 2015

blue impulse

2nd at TokyoDemoFest 2015

Manifold

2nd at Nordlicht 2015

Volumiscope

1st at Riverwash 2015

Psyltcipher

2nd at TRSAC 2015

q(n)=2k15

1st at Revision 2015

Aarhus

2nd at TRSAC 2015

Hydrokinetics

1st at Assembly 2015

Photon

2nd at NVScene 2015

Low

1st at qbparty 2015

Intrinsic Gravity

1st at Ghetto Scene 2014

Eternal Dream of Beauty

2nd at NVScene 2014

Observatory

1st at Revision 2014

fr-070: Trained

3rd at Assembly 2014

meet the deadline

4th at Evoke 2014

The Bridge

1st at Revision 2014

Tilescapes

2nd at Function 2014

Stellar Driftwood

2nd at Assembly 2014

Iterate

1st at Outline 2014

Supermode

4th at NVScene 2014

Clichés

1st at Evoke 2014

Secret Rooms

1st at NVScene 2014

Black And White Lies

1st at Assembly 2014

This Time

2nd at Evoke 2014

Uranus Flowers

4th at TokyoDemoFest 2014

Scarecrow

5th at Revision 2014

Ooze

2nd at Revision 2014

L abstraction Dominante

1st at Revision 2014

Discovery

1st at Function 2014

hologram

1st at Evoke 2014

Mrs Escher s Nightmare

1st at Euskal 2014

Blazar

1st at Function 2014

Hurtquake

1st at Kindergarden 2014

min

3rd at NVScene 2014

dismantlement

1st at Evoke 2014

G - Level One

1st at TokyoDemoFest 2014

Galvanize

1st at Nordlicht 2014

the timeless

1st at Revision 2014

Deform

1st at Birdie 2014

Megalactic

1st at the Ultimate Meeting 2013

pc-11

2nd at Kindergarden 2014

Háromnegyed Tíz

2nd at Function 2014

Blitzgewitter

2nd at Revision 2014

Mistrace

2nd at Breakpoint 2010

cdak

1st at Chaos Constructions 2010

Ikadalawampu

1st at Breakpoint 2010

Neanderstaller

1st at Assembly 2010

ergon

3rd at Breakpoint 2010

Darwinism

1st at Breakpoint 2010

Light Rythm

1st at Evoke 2010

ino

2nd at DiHALT 2010

imagine

1st at Breakpoint 2010

X Marks The Spot

1st at Assembly 2010

Ars Nova

3rd at Assembly 2010

Phon

1st at The Gathering 2010

Agenda Circling Forth

1st at Breakpoint 2010

fr-043: rove

2nd at Breakpoint 2010

Wir sind Einstein

4th at Breakpoint 2010

Ceasefire (all falls down..)

2nd at Assembly 2010

Happiness is Around the Bend

1st at Assembly 2010

YouShould

1st at Geeks can dance 2010

Finally Inside

1st at Evoke 2010

We come in peace

1st at Breakpoint 2010

MF Real

1st at Stream 2010

Behind the Curtain

2nd at Assembly 2010

Porno Glam Deluxe

1st at Outline 2010

Prototype 1

3rd at Breakpoint 2010

Nation Zero

4th at Assembly 1995

Stash

1st at The Party 1997

Fair play to the queen

1st at Birdie 2005

STS-05: Royal Temple Ball

2nd at Intel Demo Competition 2007

Glon 243

1st at Takeover 2001

Gamma

1st at The Gathering 2007

fr-025: the.popular.demo

1st at Breakpoint 2003

Frameranger

1st at Assembly 2009

Temptation

1st at SceneCON 2008

Sandbox Punks

1st at Main 2007

No Release, Sherlock!

1st at Function 2009

receptor

2nd at NVScene 2008

Nucleophile

1st at Assembly 2008

Rudebox

1st at Main 2009

h4vok

2nd at Breakpoint 2008

elevated

1st at Breakpoint 2009

Fairytale

4th at Breakpoint 2007

Rupture

1st at The Gathering 2009

fr-041: debris.

1st at Breakpoint 2007

The golden path

3rd at Assembly 2009

Shad 3

3rd at Breakpoint 2008

Träsh

1st at SceneCON 2007

Che Guevara

1st at Assembly 2005

Actuator

1st at Main 2009

Hyperventilation

2nd at Remedy 1998

moove!

6th at NVScene 2008

Stargazer

1st at NVScene 2008

LoneLiness

1st at SceneCON 2007

Lifeforce

1st at Assembly 2007

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers.

Attila Szabó (maugli)

maugli (at) inf (dot) elte (dot) hu

Károly Balogh (charlie)

charlie (at) amigaspirit (dot) hu

Róbert Pálmai (pasy)

pasyfrs (at) gmail (dot) com