1st - 3rd February, 2019Binarium, Staré Grunty 18, Bratislava
International demoscene speakers from USA/Europe
responsible for producing the worlds best
& award winning demos.
Enjoy multiple live performances of our favourite
bands and demo-sceners on Friday and Saturday night.
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!
- 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.
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.
Arrival & Registration & Setup
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
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.
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 Taxify or HopinTaxi) which are also quite popular in Bratislava.
Taxify is 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.
* From Bratislava airport
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 Taxify.
Be Aware: Never take a random taxi at the airport if you are a foreigner and do not speak the Slovak language.
* From Vienna airport
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.
* From the Central Railway Station ("Hlavná stanica")
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".
Be Aware: Never take a random taxi from the central station if you are a foreigner and do not speak the Slovak language.
* From the Petržalka Railway station ("ŽST Petržalka") - especially for arrivals from Vienna / Austria
Take the bus 80/93/93 from "ŽST Petržalka", 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 "ŽST Petržalka" to "Televízia".
Be Aware: Never take a random taxi from the railway station if you are a foreigner and do not speak the Slovak language.
* From the Central Bus station ("Autobusová stanica")
To get to the Demobit place from the central bus station "Autobusová stanica" use a combination of the public transport according to Google maps with the final destination Binarium. For detailed information see Google maps, UBIAN or Journey Planner http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport from "Autobusová stanica" to "Televízia". 30min ticket costs 0.90€.
Remote Entries :
WATCH OUT! We also reward your remote submission with financial prizes!
We know how much effort, skills, battle, face full of sweat required creating a demoscene production. But after that, full of love and enthusiasm, you deliver your masterpiece to the compo team waiting for a big moment until it will appear on a big screen.
We have the ready budget of 4000 EUR for competition prizes and normally we reward every production up to 5th place. We appreciate real-time/wild competitions the most. Besides that, we have some goodies from our partners.
The final positions of the contestants are selected by public voting of the participants presented at the party. Financial rewards will be paid by bank wire after the party.
* Trophies - the real artistic pieces for the best works in most respected categories.
Exclusive trophies made with love, effort, fantasy by hands of a professional artist Filip Šicko only for the Demobit participants:
Totally, there are 6 artwork prepared.
PC demo and Amiga demo will be awarded by the Grand trophy.
Winners of both intro competitions and 2nd place of PC demo will be awarded by the second trophy. One, the remaining trophy will be decided upon the quality of submissions in these competitions: Animation/Video, One Scene and PC Demo.
Please be aware that receiving the trophy is conditioned by your presence at the party place.
Artistically most valuable release will be again selected by Special Artistic Commision consisted of members who commit their profession to art and design.
The members of the Jury:
Luka Brase - Artist from the heart of Europe has done 20 solo exhibitions in Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Hungary, Switzerland, Czech Republic, USA - New York and Washington DC.
16 group participation in Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ireland, France among them important show in Künstlerhaus Wien, Affordable art fair Amsterdam, Accessible art fair Bratislava and Cite Internationale Des Arts in Paris.
His works belong to private collections in many countries in the world.
He is the founder of project Art on the way and represented by DE Galerie in Den Haag, Netherlands.
Martina Ivicic - after the master degree of Theory of interactive media, she has been lecturing at Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in Brno, where she applies the strategy of new media archeology and research of intersections of art and science in the history. The scope of her research and publication activities oscilates around various transformations of digital media into the biological sphere.
Since 2015 as an independent curator and cultural manager she has developed an annual festival of contemporary visual art DOM. As a cultural activist, she collaborates with cultural platforms in gallery practice and education, production and managing of exhibitions and presenting art.
In her artistic work she merges photography, video and their extensions into spatial intermedia installations.
Maria Riškova - the director of the Slovak Design Center
High-performance code on Amiga 500
Which factors affect the speed of the CPU, Blitter and Copper? How do you get good results out of the chips - both separately, and as a whole? Mikael will talk about how to write high-performance code on the Amiga 500.
Mikael has been programming for the Atari ST and Amiga since 1990. Hs most notable demo scene productions include The Black Lotus' demos Perfect Circle and Silkcut.He used to work at DICE for many years. Currently, he is a co-founder of a new Swedish games startup called Fall Damage. Their first game, BATALJ, is nearing completion.
Daniel is a Czech video game writer, director, designer and co-founder of Warhorse Studios. He is best known as the author of crime action video games Mafia and Mafia II and the medieval role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance. He was an active scener as a member of the demogroup Broncs.
Massive sound, Tiny Data - Wavesabre
First built in 2012, Wavesabre is the synth engine used in Logicoma 64k intros and a scattering of executable music entries. Ferris and Hoffman will take you through the back end extensible structure of the system, how it works with your DAW and all the way through to using it as a musician. Recommend for musicians and coders.
Jake "ferris" Taylor has been active in the demoscene as a coder and musician since ~2005. He started the groups Youth Uprising and Logicoma, and his work spans multiple platforms including PC, C64, and Gameboy, as well as multiple categories, primarily 64k and 4k.
Deconstructing Demomaking, Part I: Advice for the Young and Old Scener
Roope Mäkinen is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily within the cross-section of visual and audio, most often using the code as their tool of choice. In the demoscene context, they work as a creative force behind labels such as Epoch and Prismbeings.
Retrofit gear PCB designing
Logicoma grew out of tiny music collaborations between ferris (Norway/US) and h0ffman (UK) in 2013. Through working on one of the scene's most powerful 64k synths WaveSabre and using executable music competitions as sort of a training ground for making massive sounds in small space, the duo's projects finally culminated in the group's first 64k release, backscatter, at Solskogen 2015. As the group was not yet formalized, the duo needed a name for their new group, and ultimately settled on Logicoma. The name is an homage to the Ghost in the Shell universe, where Logicoma is short for Logistics Conveyor Machine, a multi-legged robotic tank weapon. In 2016 the group gained wobble (Norway), a talented EDM powerhouse who was immediately right at home in the group's hard-hitting style and heavily collaborative structure. The trio released another 64k, elysian, at TRSAC that year, and almost overnight became a well-recognized and established 64k group. In 2017 they enlisted Darth Shader (Norway) to round off the group's tool building capabilities, and released Engage, another 64k, at Revision, further proving that Logicoma was a force to be reckoned with and here to stay.
Jonatán Pastirčák is a producer and musician focused on experiments in electronic music. Under his artistic aliases Pjoni and Isama Zing. Pastirčák gained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Audio Engineering and Music Production at the SAE Institute London (2012–2014), and has recently launched his new solo project Isama Zing. Ján Šicko is a graphic designer, multimedia artists and educator.
In collaboration with Ján Šicko prepared the original audio-visual project Horizont. He leads MediaLab, a space for exploring the boundaries of graphic design. He was awarded by the National Award for Design 2003, as well as Europe’s Best in Multimedia: Europrix 2002. In 2009 Šicko founded the creative laboratory DevKid.
David Kollar - guitars, electronics
Thomáš Mutina - electronics, samples
David Kollar is one of the most productive Slovakian instrumentalists and composers of experimental, film and stage music. However, he feels extremely comfortable in the field of electronic and ambient music. In addition to nine albums, he has collaborated with many foreign artists, including renowned Norwegian guitarist Eivinda Aarset, trumpeter Arve Henriksen, who became famous in the Norwegian avant-garde band Super Silent and collaborated with such stars as Bill Frisel and David Sylvian.
In 2017, he cooperate in two tracks on Steven Wilson's album To The Bone. The album is one of the top 10 albums in the UK (Graf UK albums), USA (Billboard - Top Rock Album and Independent Albums Charter), Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Finland, Switzerland and New Zealand.
He is currently working with the legendary French trumpeter Eric Truffaz.
Tomáš Mutina is the founding member of the Terminal State in which he acts as ChrisXX. From the beginning, this group is the pioneer in harder electronics. They published their work under the Canadian label Electro Aggression Records. They are currently preparing a third album, which should be released in the fall of next year. Terminal State played as a forerunner to the pioneers of electronic music, the Front Line Assembly. They have already released several remixes that appeared on the albums of Slovak, Czech and foreign bands. It is worth to mention this year's remix for Komara / Pat Mastelotto - King Crimson.
Markus Schrodt makes chiptunes since 2002.
After some engagements with the viennese gameboy music club, he founded the 8-bit formation dotmatrix in 2005 (dotmatrix.at). His early productions were written on a gameboy classic, later his setup has been extended by a Commodore 64, an Atari ST and a drumbox, all synced together.
Due to the limited capacity, the number of all tickets is strictly limited (200), please buy them as soon as possible.
The following tickets are in sale:
Student ticket (requires the valid EURO26/ISIC document) - 16 €
Regular normal ticket- 32 €
Supporter ticket - 64 €
The ticket includes:
entrance to the party place
demobit merch present
coffee or tea
Payments in Bitcoins are also appreciated. If you want to pay for your Demobit ticket in bitcoins, send them to 1DB2o19tZZ5TqiEkoQs4YZWkYyrPhS2ZHg and then immediately send your payment ID with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ticket is valid for all days of Demobit party.
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 meaning 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.
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
Goto80 + VJ Zden live act
Ronny Pries + VJ Pandur live act
Opening ceremony with stand-up comedian Jano Gordulic
The whole party stream
Pavol Bálik – professional assistant at the Department of Visual Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
Erik Binder – Slovak painter and sculptor, studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and in Prague
Ivana Šáteková – Slovak painter, studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design and puppetry set design Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava
Painting by Erik Šille.
Main competitions winners trophies by Filip Šicko:
PC Demo winner + Intros winners and PC Demo 2nd place
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! =>
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:
Daniel ‘Redox’ Sykora – Helping Charming Hand-Drawn to Survive in Cruel CG
Kostas ‘Navis’ Pataridis - Now and Then: Life in the Big ASD Machine
Filipe ‘PS’ Cruz – Demoscene and Netaudio
Michal ‘Kiero’ Wozniak – Making ‘high-end’ Amiga Demo
Jan ‘Řrřola’ Kadlec – Magic of 256 Bytes x86 Intros
The whole program on Demobit party channel:
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:
– Director of Slovak Centre of Design
– Artistic Director of International Animation Festival Fest Anča
– 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.