Competitions

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

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, 16th July 2017 at 23:59.

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 CLOSED!

Remote entries will start on 1st July 2017.

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:

PC:

Intel Core i7-7700K 4.20GHz, 16GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Pascal
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:

ANSI / ASCII:

1. I am not ready for the party by Creonix
2. Happy Anniversary by OhLi / Digital Demolition Krew
3. Space Crime by Nodepond / Level 90

Executable Music:

1. Don’t do the Trump by Virgill
2. Age We Aceed by LMan / MultiStyle Labs ^ Oxyron
3. The Pokey Horror Bleepcore Show by Triace / Desire

Gravedigger:

1. Arrakis by Kaki Arts and TRBL
2. Agent GBA by Genesis Project and Nuance
3. Lost My Love in Ireland by Triace / Desire

Newschool GFX:

1. Pearl by Offwhite
2. Stop! Hampfster Time! by T$
3. THE Spire by OhLi / Digital Demolition Krew

Oldschool GFX:

1. As We Advance In Years by Elko / Tristar & Red Sector Inc.
2. Another Flock of Seagulls by Yazoo
3. Shark by TMA / Abyss-Connection

Oldschool Demo:

1. Lynxed by Desire
2. Karl by Attentionwhore

Newschool Demo:

1. Nordic Cathedral by LJ & Virgill
2. Nordausgang by LJ & XTr1m
3. Requiem for a CPC by Virgill / Alcatraz ^ Haujobb

Photo:

1. underwaterBar by TMA / Abyss-Connection
2. Floating Concrete by v3nom / Red Scarves ^ TRBL
3. Can haz photo? by Ford Prefect / Metalvotze

Streaming Music:

1. Just chip it by Virgill
2. The Day I broke 4klang by Triace
3. Resteficken by Bitch / Attentionwhore

Tracked Music:

1. Vokuhila by Virgill
2. 1336 Cowbells by Triace
3. Jakub by Dascon

Wild / Animation:

1. CPC vs Virgill by Tristar & Red Sector Inc.
2. Two Hundred by St. Vincent and the Grenadines
3. Just because this is so wrong by Schaedelproduktion

See Demozoo for screenshots, files, data and more.