Demobit

Demobit 2017

Resurrection

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 a sentimental Slovak demoscene event which that took place in Bratislava and Nitra more than 20 years ago and since then has been lying dormant. The demoscene represents an international computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos: small, self-contained computer programs that produce audiovisual presentations. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills.

Why did we resurrect to organize Demobit 2017?

Now, the first Demobit organizers and participants are 20 years older, full of fond memories and they have decided to bring Demobit back to life and organize a special resurrected version of the party. We are also keen to restore all our forgotten friendships and contacts, asking for their invaluable help.

History of Demobit

The very first Demobit sprung to life in 1993. The first and second party was organized by a group of enthusiastic students (Zden, Skywalker, Tina, Infi, Stano) at a highschool in Bratislava. The third and the biggest Demobit party was held in Bratislava's PKO with more than one thousand attendees, sponsored by the first Slovak computer and software companies (e.g. ESET).

Program - Time Table

Day 1

January 27TH

12:00 - Doors Open

arrival & setup of visitors

18:00 - Ján Gordulič: Opening speech

15-30 minutes

18:30 - Music Competition

1 hour

19:30 - Graphics & Photo Competition

1 hour

20:30 Stroon & Stix

1 hour

21:45 Goto80

1 hour

23:00 - Demoscreening / Demo jukebox

3 hours

Day 2

January 28TH

12:00 Speaker slot: Řrrola

1 hour

13:00 - Old School Intro Competion

30 minutes

13:30 - Speaker slot: Michal 'Kiero' Wozniak

1 hour

14:30 - Old School Demo Competion

1 hour

15:30 Speaker slot: Filipe 'PS' Cruz

30 minutes

16:30 - Wild Demo Competition

1 hour

17:30 Daniel 'ReDox/MovSD' Sýkora

1 hour

18:30 - PC 256 & 4k Intro Competition

30 minutes

19:00 - PC 8k & 64k Intro Competition

1 hour

20:00 Kostas 'Navis / ASD Pataridis

1 hour

21:00 - PC Demo Competition

1 hour 30 minutes

22:30 - SIDrip

1 hour

23:30 - Lost Clusters

1 hour

Day 3

January 29TH

01:30 - Party

3 hours

10:00 - Competition Voting Deadline

11:00 - Anouncements of Winners, Awards Ceremony

30 minutes

13:00 Doors close

Doors close

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.

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 91 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 0.70 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 208, 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 Car

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

Competition Rules

Rules:
The compo crew reserves the right to disqualify entries that fall into these categories:
- contains racism
- contains pornography
- is by any means disturbing
- is defective
- endlessly boring
- contains copyrighted or other illegally used materials
We also DO NOT allow previously released productions to be handed into any of our categories. Remixing is okay while it is truly a rework of a previous production made by you/your demogroup/your friends demogroup/and so on.
Example: If you hand Chaos Theory in and you just change the name to let's say "Laci Citrus Nagy" at the end, it is downright laziness and we won't tolerate that. But if you port the Chaos Theory prod to let's say ZX Spectrum (with the permission from Conspiracy of course), then it counts as a serious rework and we will accept your entry gladly.
All entries should be delivered through on-site party network, but for those less fortunate, we accept remote entry submissions. To submit your remote entry, we will create a submission link later, so stay tuned. If you can make it to Demobit, but your entry is simply too big to upload through our party network, please visit the compo crew with your production on a medium, such as CD/DVD/USB are and we will accept it, but first you shall create a placeholder entry in the party system for it, so you will make our lives easier.
For PC compos, the latest DirectX end-user runtime will be installed on the compo machine. By entering, you also agree on having your works uploaded to our website after the party and to various larger demoscene FTP servers (scene.org) The compo entry must be packed together with either ZIP or RAR (or the best packer on that given platform). We will not accept unpacked entries, and we will not pack your entry for you.

All submitted entries can be submitted only to a one competition each!

And last but not least: DON'T USE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL!!! You will be responsible for the damages, not us, and by submitting a prod, you fully agree with this point.

We (the compo team) are holding rights to add, modify and omit sections of these rules as we see fit.
Rules Page 1
Combined 256B/4kB intro
Assembly is useless nowadays, when we have Java!
Entry must be one single executable, size shall not exceed 256 bytes or 4096 bytes respectively.
All other files will be deleted before playing. No additional files/DLLs or modified libraries will be installed.
If possible, quit on escape.
Max playing time: 1 minute for 256B, 3 minutes for 4kB intro, including loading. We'll stop afterwards, or if the audience begs us.
We will specify how we will run the intros in the nearest future.
Combined 64k/8k Intro
We came up with some Conspiracy theory about Mercury.
Entry must be one single executable, size shall not exceed 65535 bytes or 8192 bytes respectively.
All other files will be deleted before playing. No additional files/DLLs or modified libraries will be installed.
Shall be quittable and perform a clean exit.
Max playing time: 5 minutes, including loading.
Should run in fullscreen or at least frame your draw area with black.
Use of Crinkler/kkrunchy is highly recommended.
Compo machine #1:
- CPU: TBD - GPU: TBD - RAM: TBD - OS: TBD
Compo machine #2:
- Oneplus one (Android 6.0)
Common demo compo rules:
- Maximum showing time is 10 minutes, after that we will simply shut your prod down.
- Maximum filesize should be 100MB (if you ask politely, we'll accept bigger ones, but be moderate!)
- Your prod MUST NOT write anything to the disk.
- Please try not to restrict your prod to a hardware vendor (AMD/nVidia).
- If you have any trouble running your prod in fullscreen, then at least do fill the screen with black.
- In case of Android demos/intros it will be recorded on real hardware at the partyplace. If you need your custom Android OS, DO visit the compo crew in a timely manner.
Rules Page 2
Combined music:
- Show us your favourite concrete drilling sound samples!
- No size limit, but don't be an arsehole about it.
- Accepted formats: .XM, .MOD, .ogg, .mp3.
- Max play time is 4 minutes, make use of it well.
- Entries will be played with XMPlay/WinAmp.
Combined graphics:
- When Dali meets Da Vinci!
- No size limit.
- Images will be shown with XNView/IrfanView.
- The entry archive should include at least 3 phases of the creation process.
- The format should be Lossless PNG but if you hand in JPGs then it's your loss (mind the pun).
Oldskool demo:
- If your prod runs on ENIAC, this is the right platform for you!
- Amiga/C64 or any oldskool hardware made in the pre 1995 era.
- We will specify which hardware we will have at the partyplace in the nearest future.
- If you miss the hardware to play on, bring your own, but IN ADVANCE!
- Max filesize: 100MB compressed
- Must be quittable and perform a clean exit.
Photo competition:
- "No excuse for your non-scener girlfriend not to come to Demobit" competition!
- No size limit.
- Only one image per artist is allowed.
- The format should be Lossless PNG but if you hand in JPGs then it's your loss (mind the pun).
- Slight retouch is allowed, but nothing too fancy (e.g. color correction, cropping, saturation is allowed).
- The archive must in include the original, unretouched picture too, with EXIF information intact (or the original RAW file).
- Note: We will perform a quality preselection and only the best 15 photos will be shown at the compo! Please try to be original and creative.
Combined oldskool intro:
- Sizecoding for granddads!
- Amiga/C64 or any oldskool hardware made in the pre 1995 era.
- 64k/8k/4k.
- Maximum size should not exceed 65535 bytes or 8192 bytes or 4096 bytes respectively.
- Must be quittable and perform a clean exit.
- Should run in full screen or at least frame your draw area with black.
Rules Page 3
Wild demo:
- So you wrote a demo on a bucket of mortar? This is your chance to show it to a wider audience!
- Anything goes! As long as you do bring your own hardware and take it with you after the party!
- Playing time: 10 minutes, we'll stop it afterwards.
- If you can't bring your hardware, and/or your prod is a video file, use common formats like MP4/MKV/AVI containers with H.264/DivX/XviD video and MP3/AAC/uncompressed audio
- If your entry is NOT a video file, come and consult us organizers BEFORE the deadline.
- Only one entry per artist is allowed.
256 Byte intro
- Assembly is useless nowadays, when we have Java!
- Playing time: 1 minute. We'll stop afterwards, or if the audience begs us.
- If possible, quit on escape.
- Entry must be one single file, not larger than 256bytes.
- We will specify how we will run the intros in the nearest future.
Combined Intro
- We came up with some Conspiracy theory about Mercury.
- 64k/8k/4k.
- Maximum size should not exceed 65535 bytes or 8192 bytes or 4096 bytes respectively.
- Must be quittable and perform a clean exit.
- Should run in full screen or at least frame your draw area with black.
- Use of Crinkler/kkrunchy is highly recommended.
-
Demo
The demoscene flavoured creme de la creme.
- Max filesize: 100MB compressed.
- Must be quittable and perform a clean exit.
Rules Page 4

Speakers

In addition to Demobit competitions, we have invited international demoscene speakers from USA/Europe responsible for producing the worlds best & award winning demos. Presentations will take approximately 30 minutes, exceptionally 1 hour.

Artist s performance & Night Parties

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

PS / Filipe Cruz

Filipe Cruz is a Portuguese MSc Informatics Engineer and a self-taught digital artist. Joined the demoscene in 1997 programming graphics, organizing diskmags and producing experimental music under his nickname ps. Became a scene.org staff member for a few years. Started Enough Records netlabel in 2001 which he still curates in 2016. Has given talks about the demoscene, remix culture and netaudio scene on several events. More at http://tpolm.org/~ps

Topic

Demoscene and Netaudio

Description:

A short introduction to the netaudio culture scene, it's roots on the demoscene, it's evolution through the years and it's current state.

Daniel Sýkora (a.k.a. ReDox/MovSD)

One of the pioneers of Czech PC demoscene, founder of demogroup MovSD, diskmag Výheň, and demoparty Fiasko. Currently Associate Professor at CTU in Prague with experience abroad (Trinity College Dublin and Walt Disney Animation Studios) teaching Digital Image Processing and developing algorithms in cooperation with Adobe to help artists eliminate repetitive and time consuming tasks while still allowing them to use traditional techniques. http://dcgi.fel.cvut.cz/~sykorad

Topic

Helping Charming Hand-Drawn to Survive in Cruel CG

Description:

We search for new more expressive ways of creating digital art that enable to integrate freedom of drawing by hand. In this talk I'll present our recent advances in this direction including algorithms for efficient painting of hand-drawn animations, 3D reconstruction from hand-drawn images, and example-based stylization of 3D renderings.

Michal 'kiero' Wozniak

Michal ‘kiero’ Wozniak is a Polish computer graphics experts with more than 15 years experience in programming demos, Mostly Amiga.

Topic

How to code Amiga demos, basics of Amiga programming

Description:

The scope of his presentation is basics of Amiga demo programming, how to make "high-end" Amiga demos, related tools, framework and a lot of optimization.

Navis / Andromeda Software Development - Kostas Pataridis

Expert in creative engineering, art and technology, worked in 3 different studios in Oxford (Sick Puppies, Special projects group and Razorworks) for Empire Interactive, a video games publisher and producer. My duties were: special effects programming, GUI design, prototyping technologies for use in games, porting between PC and XBOX360. I worked on 5 published titles and several unpublished prototypes. More information at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kostas-pataridis-6b973430

Topic

ASD demo and their meaning

Baze / 3SC or Řrrola

Topic

Magic of 256 bytes intros

Matt Swoboda aka Smash / Fairlight (to be confirmed)

Director of 10Bit FX Ltd at the moment, in the past Head of Graphics Research d3 Technologies Ltd. and Principal Engineer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe More information at https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-swoboda-b820872

Artist’s Performance

SIDrip Alliance

SIDrip Alliance is a hungarian rock band which plays remixes of C64 SID tunes live. His famous Second Reality has 1st place at Function 2015 in wild demo/animation category. For more information see http://www.sidripalliance.com/

Lost Clusters

Slovak rock band. More information at https://www.facebook.com/lostclusters

GOTO80

Goto80 (Anders Carlsson) is a Swedish old media artist and researcher who works with music and text. His live shows are usally an explosion of genres, seamlessly mixing pop, acid, electro and punk together in his own particular 8-bit style. Catchy, noisy, funky and fearless.. More information at goto80.com

Stroon & Stix

Stroon is one of the most interesting musicians from Slovak alternative music scene. His solo performances combine minimalistic approach both in electronic and acoustic manifestation. Straight mid-tempo beats as well as low tempo experiments are cloaked in synthscapes of his trademark sound. On top of that, sparkling sound of vibraphone radiates. Stroon presents his music with VJ Styx. Styx's visualization is spanned on large landscape of media - performance art, sound art, game development, interactive installations, live visuals. http://www.stroonmusic.net/
http://stix-visuals.tumblr.com/

Tickets

Tickets available

Due to the limited capacity, the number of all tickets is strictly limited (200), please buy them as soon as possible.

The regular ticket costs 32 EUR; sponsor ticket 64 EUR; student ticket (with the valid EURO26/ISIC document) costs 20 EUR.

Payments in Bitcoins are highly appreciated. If you wish to pay in bitcoins, please contact orgaz@demobit.sk But we also accept fiat currencies.

The ticket is valid for all days of Demobit party.

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Who is Coming

34 visitors are registered
diskrim / notorious
Austria
Warhead / Notorious
Austria
Gargaj / Conspiracy
Hungary
Argasek / Aberration Creations
Poland
Citrus / Aberration Creations
Slovakia
Splash / Exile
Hungary
Blue Zone / none
Slovakia
ps / TPOLM ^ Enough Records
Portugal
Sebbert / Rootkids
Norway
wolfee / shift.state wolfee.dm@gmail.com
Hungary
Adok / Hugi
Austria
matej / areameta
Slovakia
hvge / 3sc
Slovakia
TomCat / Abaddon
Hungary
AdamJ / MovSD
Czech Republic
nooly / Marshals
Czech Republic
gnd / none
Slovakia
mX0r /
Slovakia
ffg / sindikat
Slovakia
zyx / in memoriam hysteria.sk
Slovakia
ikon / sindikat
Slovakia
bon / wannabe
Slovakia
Werdy / SIDRIP
Hungary
scape / ex-Mist, ex-Procreation
Slovakia
Ped / 7 Gods
Slovakia
hudis / N/A
Slovakia
Roon / N/A
Croatia
katrms / radzaj
Slovakia
hildush / radzaj
Slovakia
Response / Darklite^Dekadence response@darklite.org
Norway
tFt / Darklite^Dekadence^RNO tft@darklite.org
Norway
Jae686 / coprocessor
Portugal
zeroshift / coprocessor
Portugal
reptile / astroidea
Hungary

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