Demobit

Demobit 2019

Resolution

International

Speakers

International demoscene speakers from USA/Europe
responsible for producing the worlds best
& award winning demos.

Artist performance

& Night Parties

Enjoy multiple live performances of our favourite
bands and demo-sceners on Friday and Saturday night.

About Demobit

About Demobit

DEMOBIT IS BACK!

The competitive, international demoparty in Slovakia that connects important personalities of IT industry, digital art and game development.

Demobit is a three days celebration of computer subculture, that includes demo premieres, tributes to demoscene veterans and speakers while enjoying concerts, parties, and the atmosphere of the outstanding futuristic venue Binarium in Bratislava. After a very successful Demobit 2017 - Resurrection and Demobit 2018 - Resonation, Demobit 2019 - Resolution is fast approaching and it will be just as exciting!

HISTORY OF DEMOBIT

- Demobit is a historic Slovak demoscene event with more than 20 years tradition. It took place in Bratislava and Nitra. The first Demobit was organized in 1993.

- The first and second Demobit were organized by a group of enthusiastic students (Zden, Skywalker, Infi) at Bratislava high school.

- The third and the biggest Demobit party was held in Bratislava’s PKO with more than one thousand attendees (comparable to the biggest demoparty “Revision” in Germany nowadays) sponsored by the first Slovak computer and software companies.

WHY DEMOBIT?

Demobit is organized to bring the demoscene to Slovakia and to promote the local development and interaction of creative young individuals to explore and share ideas. We offer a platform for art, technology, creativity, education and fun with the right party vibe. With this atmosphere we create an environment where creative people interested in computer graphics and computers can meet, collaborate and enjoy themselves.

Program - Time Table

Day 1

February 01TH

12:00 - Doors Open

Arrival & Registration & Setup

18:30 Opening

19:00 Deadline: Music Compo

19:30 Speaker

20:30 Compo: Music

21:30 Live Act

22:00 Concert

23:00 Demo jukebox

Day 2

February 02TH

12:30 Speaker

13:00 Deadline: Graphics and Photo Compo

14:00 demoshow

14:30 Speaker

15:30 Compo: Graphics and Photo

15:30 Deadline: Wild and Animation Compo

16:00 Speaker

17:00 Compo: Wild and Animation

17:00 Deadline: PC intros, oldskool intro and 256 bytes

18:00 Speaker

19:00 Compo: PC intros, oldskool intro and 256b

20:00 Speaker

21:00 Deadline: Oldskool demo and PC demo

21:30 Concert

22:30 Compo: Oldskool demo and PC demo

23:30 Concert

Day 3

February 03TH

0:30 Free demo show

10:00 Voting deadline

12:00 Prize giving

14:00 Doors closed

Demobit - how to get to the Demobit place.

You can reach Bratislava by plane (there are two airports - one in Vienna, one in Bratislava), by train (to the Bratislava Central Railway station or ŽST Petržalka Railway station), by bus (to the Bratislava Central Bus station "Mlynské nivy") or by car.

In any case of problems, call us!
Arrival Hot-lines: +421-905-400-542 ; +421-915-736-651

Binarium - a place designed for innovation, cooperation and creativity

It provides digital companies and startups the right environment for their success.

Demobit party is organized in a beautiful venue of Binarium and its part is White Dragon Restaurant which is inspired by science fiction and contemporary pop culture.

Event and conference area has a seating capacity of up to 120 people; tasty food from various parts of the world; top espresso or filter, and high-quality Czech draft beer.

https://binarium.sk/events

Travelling in Bratislava

You can either use Bratislava Public Transport (for journey planning see http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport) or reputable taxi services (install the iOS or Android applications HopinTaxi https://hopintaxi.com/ or Liftago https://www.liftago.com/) which are also quite popular in Bratislava.
Uber is also well supported in Bratislava and recommended to use.
All these mobile applications can allow you to make a price estimation for the given trip.

Bratislava has a very negative reputation of dishonest taxi drivers regularly participating in a robbery of the foreign tourists. Avoid them and prefer the reputable taxi services or Uber.

Arrival by Plane

Using Bratislava Public Transport - probably the best combination is a bus 61 from the airport "Letisko" to "Račianske mýto" and then the bus 39 to the "Televízia". For detailed information see Journey Planner http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport from "Letisko" to "Televízia". At the airport, there is a public transport ticket machine. The traveling time is about 45 minutes, so you need to buy a 60 minutes public transport ticket for 1.20 EUR.

The more comfortable alternative is to use Uber, HopinTaxi or Liftago.

Be Aware: Never take a random taxi at the airport if you are a foreigner and do not speak the Slovak language.

Three different bus companies can help you to get you from Vienna Airport (Schwechat) to Bratislava:
1. Regiojet https://bustickets.studentagency.eu/
2. Blaguss https://www.flixbus.sk/
3. Slovak Lines https://www.slovaklines.sk/main-page.html

All buses leave the Vienna airport from the same one place in 20-30 minutes intervals. Expect 4-8 EUR/person. These buses take you to "Most SNP" or the central bus station "Autobusová stanica". If it is possible, prefer the bus station "Most SNP" that is closer to the Demobit place.

To get to the Demobit place from "Most SNP" use a combination of the bus 28/30/37 to get to "La Franconi", then take the bus 31/39 to the "Televízia". You need the 30-minutes ticket for 0.70 EUR. For detailed information see Journey Planner http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport from "Most SNP" to "Televízia".

To get to the Demobit place from the central bus station "Autobusová stanica" use a combination of the trolley bus 208 to "Kolárovo námestie", then take the bus 31/39 to the "Televízia." For detailed information see Journey Planner http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport from "Autobusová stanica" to "Televízia".

You can still take Uber or HopinTaxi/Liftago taxi that should cost about 5 EURO.

Arrival by Train

Take the bus 93 from The Central Railway Station to "Zochova" , then the bus 31/39 to "Televízia". You need the 30 minutes ticket for 0.90 EUR. For detailed information see Journey Planner http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport from "Hlavná stanica" to "Televízia".

You can still take Uber or HopinTaxi/Liftago taxi that should cost about 5 EURO.

Be Aware: Never take a random taxi from the central station if you are a foreigner and do not speak the Slovak language.

Take the bus 80/93/93 from "ŽST Petržalka", then the bus 31/39 to "Televízia". You need the 30 minutes ticket for 0.70 EUR. For detailed information see Journey Planner http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport from "ŽST Petržalka" to "Televízia".

You can still take Uber or HopinTaxi/Liftago taxi that should cost about 5 EURO.

Be Aware: Never take a random taxi from the railway station if you are a foreigner and do not speak the Slovak language.

Arrival by Bus

To get to the Demobit place from the central bus station "Autobusová stanica" use a combination of the trolley bus 212 to Kollárovo námestie, then take the bus 39 or 31 to the "Televízia." For detailed information see Journey Planner http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport from "Autobusová stanica" to "Televízia".

You can still take Taxify, Uber or HopinTaxi/Liftago taxi that should cost about 5 EURO.

Arrival by Car

Use GPS coordinates 48°09'18.2"N 17°04'26.3"E The address Staré Grunty 18, Bratislava.If you plan to use Slovak highways, you need to buy an electronic vignette https://www.eznamka.sk/selfcare/purchase/

Competition Rules

Rules:
Releases may not contain racism, pornography, deliberate offensiveness or anything downright against common sense. We are generally OK with releases that induce utter boredom to 99% of the visitors, but expect that the compo team will press ESC at some point to keep everyone awake.

- Releases should be submitted via the party network so you can supply all the relevant information for e.g. the beam slide, contact information, etc. Please supply all the files of your release packed in one .ZIP file.
- We allow remote entries in all our competitions. Submit them timely via our website.
- We will try to notify in advance when a release is defective on the compo machine. If there is adequate time, the authors can still try to fix it in time for the competition, if not, the release will be omitted.
- We will use a 1920x1080 projector, so, that will be the resolution we shall pick.
- When there are too many releases in a competition, the compo team has the right to perform a preselection by excluding remote entries and/or subjectively judging the quality of releases.
- Competitions may be canceled or combined by the compo team when deemed necessary.
- Releases for alternative platforms require proof that they work on the actual hardware. For smooth competitions the compo team would appreciate it to have a proper video capture of the release as well. The compo team can use this video to check whether the output is similar in e.g. an emulator or to show the video during the compo when that is a better option.
- All releases that partook in our competitions will be uploaded to scene.org after the party. The Demobit organisation also has the right to use (parts of) your releases for promotional purposes.
The compo team reserves the right to disqualify any entry when these rules are violated or otherwise when they deem that disqualification is necessary.
Deadlines Friday
19:00 deadline: Music Compo
Deadlines Saturday
13:00 deadline: Graphics and Photo compo
15:30 deadline: Wild and Animation
17:00 deadline: PC intros, oldskool intro and 256b
21:00 deadline: Oldskool demo, PC demo
If you are not sure whether your entry complies to the above, feel free to contact the compo team and we can assess the situation.
Remote Entries:
Use remote submit page! Deadline is 2nd of Feb 2018 12:00

Remote Entries & Jury Award Disclaimer:
You have to be present at the party to receive the artistic jury award. Otherwise you have to claim the award in Bratislava in reasonable time (1 year).

Compo team hot-line:
+421-948-313-370
General Rules
PC Demo competition
- Maximum file size of the packed demo is 512MB.
- Maximum running time is 10 minutes (incl. loading time).
- Demo must quit by pressing ESC.
- Demo is not allowed to write permanent files on the system.
PC 64K/8K/4K competition
- Maximum file size of the executable is 65536, 8192 or 4096 bytes respectively.
- Maximum running time is 10 minutes (incl. loading time).
- Intro must quit by pressing ESC.
- Intro is not allowed to write permanent files on the system.
- Safe modes are allowed but the compressed intro must run.
256 byte competition
- Maximum file size of the executable is 256 bytes.
- Maximum running time is 2 minutes (incl. loading time ;P).
- All entries are run in a vanilla DosBox 0.74. We will crank up cycles accordingly.
PC Hardware
Intel i7-6700K 4Ghz 16GB DDR4 RAM Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Windows 10 64bit
PC
Oldschool demo competition
- Allowed platforms: Amiga, C64 or old hardware from before 1995.
- Maximum file size of the packed demo is 256MB.
- Maximum running time is 10 minutes (incl. loading time).
Oldschool intro competition
- Allowed platforms: Amiga, C64 or old hardware from before 1995.
- Maximum file size of the executable is 65536 or 4096 bytes respectively.
- Maximum running time is 10 minutes (incl. loading time).
Oldschool Hardware
Choose one for 1k+ contibutions:

Amiga 1200+060
Commodore C64G

For other platforms, please bring your own hardware or supply a pre-configurated emulator so we can run it on the PC. Likewise, having a proper video capture of your entry beforehand is highly appreciated to avoid possible complications with the tech or time schedule.
Oldskool + HW
Graphics competition
- Graphics may be pixel-art, freestyle, renders
- Minimally 3 work stages need to be provided. We shall also show them.
- Be advised that the projector resolution is max 1920x1080.
- No animations allowed.
- One competition entry per artist.
- Compo team shall subjectively zoom in and out on interesting parts during the competition.
- Any file format supported by IrfanView is allowed and ideally just stick to the common ones.
Photo competition
- Photos may be slightly retouched. Add the unprocessed photo as work stage.
- Any file format supported by IrfanView is allowed and ideally just stick to the common ones.
- One competition entry per artist.
- In case of many entries the compo team shall preselect photos that have an adequate artistic nature, so that random holiday photo or that cute cat picture you found on your phone can get disqualified.
Music competition
- Both streaming (MP3/OGG/FLAC) as tracked (.XM, MOD, .IT, S3M) allowed.
- Maximum playing time is 4 minutes. We will fade out longer songs.
- One competition entry per artist.
- Entries will be played in foobar2000 or XMPlay.
Real-time Wild competition
- Anything goes, as long as it is real-time. For example Android, Raspberry Pi or the Space shuttle guidance system.
- Maximum running time is 10 minutes.
- Bring your hardware! Video capture as backup is recommended.
Animation competition
- Entries are non-realtime, so video or rendered animations.
- Maximum running time is 10 minutes.
- One competition entry per artist.
- Entries shall be shown with the latest VLC so check if your codec is supported.
Individual / Misc

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DEMOBIT RESONATION 2018

Demobit confirmed its position as a place where a domestic audience highly appreciates an international competition of this kind and foreign visitors enjoy meetings with the community in a special central European atmosphere.

Demobit Resonation 2018 validated the sense of organizing this winter demoscene meetup in Bratislava - full capacity, the number of competitive releases, music program, relaxed entertainment, socialization and finally, the great feedback which we received during and after the event.

Seminars:
Smash/Fairlight – Using VR for live events, music industry and demoscene

Pandur/Holon – Introduction to cables.gl

Gargaj/Conspiracy – Expanding a 64k Intro into virtual reality

Raist/clrsrc – Video Mapping (in Czech language)

Řrřola – Magic of 256 -byte x86 intros – part 2

Goto80 – Chip music

Live Acts:
Goto80 + VJ Zden live act

Ronny Pries + VJ Pandur live act

Opening ceremony with stand-up comedian Jano Gordulic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQiSd1vy93o

Prizegiving ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRLeso5SXFI

The whole party stream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F38hPsrv7CQ

Results:
http://www.pouet.net/party_results.php?which=65&when=2018

https://files.scene.org/browse/parties/2018/demobit18/

Pictures:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/demobit/albums/72157687803029510

DEMOBIT RESURRECTION 2017

Demobit has gone through its specific development, it has always connected important personalities of the domestic and international scene. It has been historically a cradle for top coders, game developers, digital artists, graphicians, DJ and VJ artists.

The comeback happened again on 27th – 29th of January 2017, after almost 20 years! =>

https://www.flickr.com/photos/demobit/albums/with/72157679795748105

Nonetheless, many of them remember the ‘golden age’ of 90’s, since then the demoscene has moved forward, no doubts.

Demobit was the first event in the complete new premises of digital sanctuary - BINARIUM Tech Hub and its part is also the futurist restaurant White Dragon. The capacity for 200 people was full and the community came from Hungary, Norway, Finland, Poland, Portugal, Netherlands, Austria, Czechia, Spain.

See the results and prods:
http://www.pouet.net/party.php?which=65&when=2017
https://files.scene.org/browse/parties/2017/demobit17/

We are proud of seminars provided:

Daniel ‘Redox’ Sykora – Helping Charming Hand-Drawn to Survive in Cruel CG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmRAtBL13tM&t=226s

Kostas ‘Navis’ Pataridis - Now and Then: Life in the Big ASD Machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GNVBuVHKso

Filipe ‘PS’ Cruz – Demoscene and Netaudio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgk-iR9bjxo&t=379s

Michal ‘Kiero’ Wozniak – Making ‘high-end’ Amiga Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr75DoARDMQ

Jan ‘Řrřola’ Kadlec – Magic of 256 Bytes x86 Intros
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbWYBE9vjdk&t=1188s

The whole program on Demobit party channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoy8SV2TphP-XcN-2Tu981Q

We created a concept of the most artistic release selected by special jury consisted of the members who dedicate their profession to art & design - Artistic Jury Award. The first Artistic Jury consisted of:

Maria Rišková
– Director of Slovak Centre of Design

Maroš Brojo
– Artistic Director of International Animation Festival Fest Anča

Matej Fandl
– Interactive Graphic Programmer

Artistic Jury Award was received Filipe ‘PS’ Cruz for his poetic and interactive demo There is, in Cyberspace.


The statue was created by renowned artist Ašot Haas from the collection the Resonance of Sound.

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