Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t understand. What exactly is the DEMOSCENE?

Have a look at this Wikipedia article. It will give you a very good insight of what the Demoscene is all about and how you can be a part of it! Then after, continue reading this page or feel inspired to register.


Nordlicht is an established demoparty created by the people who heavily draw their inspiration from many other traditional demoparties, with a focus on bringing joy and fun to those we love and to help spread the word of the Demoscene in modern times. It is a place for creative minds to share their ideas, stories and projects with a likeminded audience. Anyone with an interest in digital art, music or real-time coding, even animation and film-making will feel right at home in the Demoscene and thus at Nordlicht!

“We’re all kids at heart who like to party hard!”

The idea for Nordlicht first came up at a small Bremen gathering of scene enthusiasts in March 2012, two weeks before the second Revision Demoparty took place in Saarbrücken. We discussed how there are many sceners in the northern parts of Germany, but not a lot of nearby demoparties. We took it upon ourselves to change that. In the beginning, we only joked about hosting a new party and were not entirely serious about it. A bit later it became clear that we had already dipped our heads too deeply into plotting all the details for running a small party, there was no turning back! And so in 2012, Nordlicht became the first demoparty in Bremen since the Siliconvention 1997. The word about this new event spread quickly across the scene. In subsequent years, demosceners from various european countries had joined our visitors.

Why no Intro / Size-Restricted Demo Compo?

In previous years, we did not have enough real-time entries to spread them across three categories, so they were combined into two. However, for a few years now, we've actually hosted a 512 Byte Compo!

I’m driving to Bremen. Where can I park my car?

There are plenty of parking spaces available around the Lichthaus. However, some of them are closed during the night hours so you will have to check carefully where you put your vehicle.

You got this fancy green spot next to the party hall. Can I bring a tent?

Yes you can! We will reserve some space for visitors wishing to pitch their tents outside. Just keep in mind that the available space is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a busy main road nearby so it might not be the quietest place to sleep at, but silence is not what you are going to a party for, right?

Do you have showers on-site?

No, the location does not have showers. However, a short tram ride or 15-minute walk will take you to Westbad, a public indoor / outdoor swimming pool with showers, saunas and more. Unfortunately, Westbad is closed until at least 2025 as it is being rebuilt from the ground up.

I cannot attend Nordlicht, do you accept remote entries?

Well shame on you! But on a more serious note .. yes we do! Please see this page for details on how to submit your entry. Good Luck!

I am a DJ or Live Musician and would like to play a set at your party!

That’s great! Tell us well in advance of the party what you would like to do and we’ll reserve you a spot in the 2022 party schedule!

I would like to hold a short speech / seminar about a scene-related topic!

We would be very interested in hosting seminars. Please get in touch with us ASAP via the contact form and tell us more!

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