Last updated: 23/04/2018.

General Compo Rules (All Competitions)

  • Only one entry per person in each category
  • Minimum of 3 entries per competition required for it to happen, else it may be combined / cancelled
  • You, your group and your entry must not be registered with a copyright society (GEMA, BIEM etc)
  • Fees charged by a copyright society caused due to ignoring above rule will be passed on to the artist
  • Single-artist compos are held anonymously, all names will be shown alphabetically after the compo
  • Only original works which you hold all rights to are allowed, NO unlicensed / protected material!
  • Racism, child pornography, any kind of content that violates german law will be disqualified
  • Your entry must not have been released at another party or anywhere else previously
  • There is no filesize limit for your entry unless stated otherwise, please use common sense here
  • Please .zip or .rar your entry and include an info file in your archive, this helps us identify your prod
  • Optionally, provide a message / greetings for us to show on the bigscreen during compos
  • Only visitors at the party can win compo prizes, they will not be posted in the mail afterwards
  • We reserve the right to disqualify any submission that we deem inappropriate for any reason
  • All released entries will be made available on scene.org after the party

 

512 Byte Compo (NEW Compo in 2018!)

  • All platforms allowed
  • Your entry must consist of a single file with a hard limit of 512 bytes
  • Please check our hardware section if we can show your entry “out of the box”
  • You are free to supply:
    1. The hardware itself (please contact us beforehand so we can ensure it can be connected properly)
    2. A hopefully preconf’d emulator. If your prod runs on standard DosBox 0.74 just pack the .config file
    3. A video capture of the hardware running your production (binary must be included)
  • If 512 bytes are not your shoesize but you are into even smaller footprints instead, this is still the right compo for you. We will make sure to display the size of every entry on the beamslide
  • Remote entries accepted for this category

 

GFX Compo (Oldschool)

  • Entry must run on oldschool hardware (C64, OCS Amiga, NES, SNES, Genesis etc.)
  • Entries for platforms without standardized image formats (Atari XL, C64 etc.) must be submitted as executable programs, otherwise standard formats such as .IFF for Amiga are fine
  • Include at least 4 “plausible” work stages for your submission and some backgroundinformation about how it was created e.g. which system and tools used
  • Remote entries accepted for this category

 

GFX Compo (Newschool)

  • Use any graphics tool you want, rendered or drawn images
  • Hand-drawn pictures must be scanned with at least 300dpi, NO photographs!
  • Include at least 4 work stages for your submission and some background information about how it was created e.g. which system and tools used
  • Remote entries accepted for this category

 

Photo Compo

  • Up to 1920×1080 pixels in 32-bit color, larger photos will be scaled down
  • Slight retouching allowed (color correction, brightness etc.)
  • Adding new effects or elements not present in the original photo is NOT allowed
  • Please provide the original photo too!
  • Remote entries accepted for this category

 

ASCII / ANSI Compo

  • Maximum size: 80 x 1000
  • PC ASCII’s will use 80×25 VGA Mode for displaying
  • Amiga ASCII’s will use the built-in topaz font for displaying
  • Animations are not allowed
  • Remote entries accepted for this category
  • You are very welcome to use Nordlicht’s ANSIshader tool (MAC/PC) which should be one of the faster methods to generate decent content

 

Gravedigger Compo

  • Dig out one of your century-old, unfinished works from the past
  • Pictures, music, animations, games … surprise us!
  • Provide some background information about your entry, e.g. how and when
  • If can’t be run on standard platforms, please provide a video for us to show
  • Maximum showing time: 5:00 minutes
  • Since we had a ton of entries last year, remote entries are NOT accepted for this category

 

Executable Music Compo

  • Maximum filesize: 32 kilobytes
  • Please also include a pre-recorded audio file for your track (.ogg / .mp3 or .flac)
  • Music only, a static infoslide will be shown on the big screen
  • Maximum precalc time: 60 seconds, music must end in silence (no looping)
  • Maximum song length: 4:00 minutes
  • Must provide own hardware if not running on Windows PC, Amiga or C64 (.sid)
  • Remote entries accepted for this category

 

Tracked Music Compo (Oldschool)

  • Submit your entry as .ahx .mod .it .xm or .s3m
  • Maximum file size: 2 MB (2048 kilobytes)
  • Maximum song length: 4:00 minutes
  • Songs will be played back in XMPlay, Deliplayer or “ProTracker on real hardware”
  • XMPlay set to “sinc” and “sensitive” by default, tell us if you need different settings
  • Remote entries accepted for this category

 

Streaming Music Compo (Newschool)

  • Submit your entry as .flac .wav .ogg or .mp3
  • .mp3 or .ogg files must be at least 192 kbps (lossless formats preferred!)
  • Maximum song length: 5:00 minutes
  • Songs will be played back in WinAmp 5 (it’s alive!!)
  • Remote entries accepted for this category

 

Realtime Demo Compo (Oldschool)

  • No maximum filesize, but please use common sense here
  • C64, Amiga, Atari, GP2X, GameBoy, DTV and others, if in doubt – ask!
  • Use our C64, Amiga and PC-DOS compo machines or bring your own hardware!
  • RCA, VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs supported, if unsure provide a video for your entry!
  • Maximum showing time: 8:00 minutes
  • Don’t forget to include any custom libraries your production may require!
  • Remote entries accepted for this category

 

Realtime Demo Compo (Newschool)

  • No maximum filesize, but please use common sense here
  • PC-Win 32/64 or PC-Linux 32/64 (for others, get in touch!)
  • RCA, VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs supported, if unsure provide a video for your entry!
  • Maximum showing time: 8:00 minutes
  • Don’t forget to include any custom libraries your production may require!
  • Remote entries accepted for this category

 

Wild Compo

  • Anything that doesn’t fit in any of the other categories goes here
  • Maximum showing time: 5 minutes
  • Live performances accepted (They better be good!)
  • Material should somehow fit with the demoscene spirit (here’s a good example)
  • Remote entries allowed, make sure we can easily play it back on our hardware!

 

Fun Compo

  • This competition does not have any prizes to be won, it is just for fun
  • It might or might not happen, depending on if there is spare time available
  • Remote entries NOT accepted for this category

 

The deadline for remote submissions is on Sunday, 15th July 2018 at 23:59 CEST.

Compos may be combined / cancelled if there are not enough entries in one of the categories.

If there are too many entries in a category, preselection will apply (remote entries to be preselected first).

Remote Entries not yet open!

The deadline will be on the 15th July 2018 at 23:59 CEST

All competition rules apply!

For very large files, you can email us a download link for your production. Don’t forget to add your nick and / or group name so we can identify you. We’ll contact you when we received your entry and did a dry run.
 

Compo Hardware (unconfirmed!):

last updated: 19/07/17
 

PC:

Intel Core i7-7700K 4.20GHz, 16GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6GB VRAM
Mainboard ASUS H270M-PLUS
Windows 10 64bit Creators Editiion
Linux Mint (upon request)
 

Amiga

Amiga 1200 + Blizzard 1260 with 32 MB RAM
 

Commodore 64

6581 as well as 8580
 
Various vintage hardware such as Xbox Classic, PS2, Gamecube, GP2X etc. available upon request.
 

Projector

Epson EH-TW 3200
1920×1080 native (FullHD)
 

Last Year’s Winners

ASCII / ANSI

1. Legends never die by Luisa
2. Doobidoo by Titus / Rabenauge
3. The Incredible Hulk by Skin / DeZign
 

Executable Music

1. Don’t cut tomatoes, shuffle them by Triace / Desire
2. Oakyard Memories by Toggle / Padua
3. Dancing on a Bigpack Commodore 64 by Røly / Mayday!
 

Gravedigger

1. Musicdisk by Lycan / LNX
2. Sheep Invasion by Rabenauge
3. Sounding by xTr1m
 

Newschool GFX

1. Metal Sunrize by Oni
2. Moth by Lycan / LNX
3. Inside Tomato by OhLi / Digital Demolition Krew
 

Oldschool GFX

1. Blubb by Sphinx / Arsenic / Oxyron
2. When the winged hussars arrived by Luisa
3. Behind the Leaves by Yazoo / Arsenic / Oxyron
 

Oldschool Demo

1. Saufzucht! by Oxyron
2. Girls Love Lasers by Abyss Connection
3. We Are Still Fighting For Transitions by Desire
 

Newschool Demo

1. Superfine by Minimal
2. Equilibrium by Alcatraz
3. Imaginary Numbers by LJ and Triace
 

Photo

1. Space Division by Luisa
2. Broken Promise by Saga Musix / Nuance ^ SVatG
3. Sparrow and Stickman by OhLi / Digital Demolition Krew
 

Streaming Music

1. Jazzfrühstück by Virgill
2. Drift Out by ptrance
3. Hyperbarf by Slimey
 

Tracked Music

1. Void Runner by Bacter & Saga Musix
2. Dosk’n’Sonars by Triace & Vedder / iNSANE
3. L’escadrille de scooters aériens by franz koopa
 

Wild / Animation

1. Tobende Tanz Tomaten by Digital Demolition Krew
2. Zatacka by Rabenauge
3. 2 and 1/2 men by Alcatraz
 
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