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Lunatico   [2016]

Lunatico Released by :

Release Date :
30 October 2016

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at X'2016 :  #2

User rating:**********  9.5/10 (160 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.7/10 (54 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Lft of Kryo
Music .... Lft of Kryo
Graphics .... Lft of Kryo
Loader .... Lft of Kryo

SIDs used in this release :
Lunatico End(/MUSICIANS/L/Lft/Lunatico_End.sid)
Lunatico Note(/MUSICIANS/L/Lft/Lunatico_Note.sid)
Lunatico Side 1(/MUSICIANS/L/Lft/Lunatico_Side_1.sid)
Lunatico Side 2(/MUSICIANS/L/Lft/Lunatico_Side_2.sid)
Perfectly Well-Adjusted(/MUSICIANS/L/Lft/Perfectly_Well-Adjusted.sid)

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Submitted by hArDy on 15 August 2022
Your Code is undeniably awesome!
Your Music is however even more freaking awesome!
You shall not pass to ever stop!
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 3 December 2021
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Submitted by 4gentE on 25 May 2021
One of the best demos ever IMHO.
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Submitted by Scrap on 25 February 2021
Incredible, unbelievabe, beautifull, a masterpiece!
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Submitted by Raistlin on 25 October 2020
Some truly groundbreaking stuff here. And a very unique and distinct style. Very very cool. I don’t understand how one person can create something so awesome. Huge congrats.
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Submitted by Ax!s on 23 April 2020
I fell on my ass when i saw this demo (Fortunately, I was seated).
The effects tell a story, which is rare, it's magical.
All done by one man! Bravo!
To see urgently!
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Submitted by bjoppen on 2 September 2019
Absolutely amazing! A modern classic, that's for sure Everything about this demo gets to me in all the right ways. Captivating. Mesmerizing. Mindblowing. <3 <3 <3
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Submitted by hedning on 26 June 2019
wacek: I know this, but then - let's be amazed together. :D My comment was meant as a compliment. LFT is amazing.
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Submitted by wacek on 26 June 2019
I am amazed that you are amazed Hedning :) since the obvious fact is that winning a compo at party often has nothing to do with quality of your work - never had :)
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Submitted by hedning on 26 June 2019
Still coming back to this one. True masterpiece. Still amazed it did not win at X.
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Submitted by redcrab on 16 September 2018
I bet there’s mighty coding done here, but for me this stands out as the greatest demo soundtrack in mordern c64 time. Just imagine starting out with “oboe” or some similar fagot intrument, and then pull off hell off a chippy ride in 3/4 and 6/4!!
I love it!! <3
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 29 May 2018
The "VSP fix" only works for "old" VICII on the MK1 (the MK2 _is_ safe, always). And i'm sure Jens will confirm this :)
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Submitted by hedning on 29 May 2018
Sledge: I got VSP bugs on my reloaded too, but only with the 1541 Ultimate hooked up. Which, of course, Jens said was the reason. ;)
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Submitted by Bob on 29 May 2018
wasn't reloaded supposed to be VSP safe ?
When will we C another LFT demo this X ?
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Submitted by Sledge on 8 April 2018
Late comment on this, but this demos is so good all over that I have to comment on it. The VSP-stuff buggs my C64 Reloaded, but I have plenty of originals C64:s to load it on!
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Submitted by AMB on 31 December 2017
One of the best pieces of art I have seen in my life! Thanks for this, Lft!
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Submitted by Sith on 3 February 2017
Your style is sober, yet delivers in so many ways. The music is beautiful and ear-caressing. Some effects are really wow. For this to be the work of just one man is witchcraft. Your skills are versatile and extensive. Top stuff!
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Submitted by JackAsser on 20 January 2017
And I thought my lda $dd00; sta $d018 per raster line was weird. :) This is just excellent!
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Submitted by follame on 4 December 2016
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Submitted by Shine on 4 December 2016
exec OneManShow !!! :D WOW²
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Submitted by Hate Bush on 23 November 2016
probably the highest form of art of demomaking i've ever seen.
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Submitted by Digger on 11 November 2016
I've finally read the note. Apart from the mindblowing use of invisible pixels to trigger sprite-crunch via the collision detection register this is also another big wow – "Furthermore, only 17 pages are reserved for the music player. How is it possible to fit such a long, varied soundtrack in that cramped space? The answer is streaming. The music data is divided into segments separated by the sync points."
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Submitted by Yogibear on 10 November 2016
Contains some really cool stuff!
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Submitted by Magic on 10 November 2016
Thanx LFT for the Lunatico floppy disk! To make such a demo in all aspects of coding, gfx, music and loader takes a unique brilliant human being imho. You told me it took you 2.5 years to develope. I know this also takes patience and perseverance.
I bow deeply for your accomplishments and succes in the X demo compo.
The biggest unanswered question is can you do it again? :) (perhaps with some ace gfx artist to help you)
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Submitted by Mr. Mouse on 10 November 2016
Should without doubt and in all honesty have won 1st. Wonderful. Just wonderful.
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Submitted by BHF on 9 November 2016
Its a beauty ! Say no more :) Thanks for the orginal disk that I got from you @ the party, and for a stunning demo.
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Submitted by balsi on 9 November 2016
great Piece of coding
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Submitted by soci on 8 November 2016
The line crunching method used in this demo is handled now in x64 as well. I think the updated version should be out now on http://vice.pokefinder.org/ . This was the only thing which made trouble here as far as I see.
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Submitted by Steppe on 7 November 2016
Lft, you've created something absolutely outstanding and wonderful there. A demo I will keep in my chest of gems and which I will pick from the pile now and then when I'm in a dreamy mood. Thank you.
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 7 November 2016
A bit more coder pron would have been nice, otherwise not bad...

...JOKE!!! What a killer demo. And DESPITE all the coder pron you still took the care to make it stick together and create an overall luna-tic atmosphere.
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Submitted by ZZAP69 on 5 November 2016
LFT is a one man army for sure. Great compositions here and my Winner style-wise.
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Submitted by Dymo on 5 November 2016
Awsome demo.. was blown away about the amount of stuff put together by one person.. watched the stream so kindly provided by Magic.. The quality of it all, makes me wanting more.. good luck lft... awaiting more miracles from you in the future.. Good job!
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Submitted by Stinsen on 5 November 2016
Mind blown, heart melt. Such a great show... Crazy to imagine this is a one person job. Best part in the music is 1:53, just after those awfully loud noises (probably very much intentional, but I hated them during the compo and I hate them now :). LFT, how you can ever top this? :D
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Submitted by Trap on 5 November 2016
I think it is amazing that one person did this whole demo. That said, I want to compare this what other people/groups did. The graphics were a little bit rough - not so much details. For example the beginning multi-layered downscroller - reused in the greetings part. It's a graphical style I guess - just didn't appeal to me :) The pace was too slow for my liking. I got bored, wanting to fast-forward.
I didn't understand all the parts - the stars/falling papier(?) and the wobbling circles on disk 2 for example.
Overall I think the graphics were ok, but not fantastic. The music set the mood perfectly, especially on disk 2. The musical theme didn't catch on though. There wasn't any catchy melody - which is something I like.
Favorite parts: The horizontal twisters (after the greetings) and the rain sequence on disk 2.
There seems to have been quite a few new inventions in this demo, but I didn't really see them being used to their full potential.
I won't go into the whole VSP-discussion - I personally don't use it and I guess that's all I have to say on that subject.
Nice demo, but compared to what groups do it isn't in the top 5 (for the party) for me.
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 5 November 2016
WTF! A one person project to make 2nd place on X!
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Submitted by Dane on 4 November 2016
ASD on Commodore 64. With better music.
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Submitted by Paul Bearer on 4 November 2016
Technically awesome, really innovative.
Wonderful soundtrack.
That this is a one-man show... incredible.

Aesthetically, I just don't like this at all.
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Submitted by markus sinalco on 3 November 2016
AAA++ innovative. from the fans on the sunny side of the street ..
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Submitted by Jurbo on 3 November 2016
I can't even remember when was the last time a demo actually grabbed me and flew me to some other place and time... I can't believe how beautiful this demo is! Fabulous tunes too, always fitting and enhancing the visual storyline... Watching this demo is an experience...
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Submitted by Laddh on 3 November 2016
Wow! I loved it!
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Submitted by F7sus4 on 2 November 2016
The greatest advantage of 1-person productions is probably absolute control over all parts and factors. And it's the smallest stuff that make this demo so shining unique (raindrops visuals, design, even cat-purring sound on flip-disk screen).

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Submitted by DRAX on 2 November 2016
Great atmosphere and music - I am a fan :D
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Submitted by Axis/Oxyron on 2 November 2016
Lots of VIC magic in this. Using invisible pixels to trigger sprite-crunch via the collision flags is the most fucked up idea i heard in the last years. Respect! LFT is the new Crossbow.
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 2 November 2016
use x64sc.exe and not x64.exe, clever VIC tricks in this demo (like in previous ones by lft) require the better emulator.
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Submitted by Radiant on 2 November 2016
*sigh* I watched it in VICE, it works just fine.
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Submitted by Strepto on 2 November 2016
Brilliant stuff, cant stop watching over and over.
Don't watch in VICE as it cannot emulate the new tricks :)
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Submitted by arlequin on 2 November 2016
Awesome! Congratulations
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Submitted by Xiny6581 on 2 November 2016
When a demo makes me paralyzed and my jaw is as long as the spacebar on the commodore 64 keyboard.... That's it!
The effects melted me totally. Such a feeling in this demo, it really has this melancholy feeling, embedded with something powerful, that only such a demo can reach at! The music, felt like it was either made for the demo or made from the demo. Totally a masterpiece, that will leave a huge impression for a long time!
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Submitted by Clarence on 1 November 2016
From an one man army this is amazing. Well designed, unique atmosphere is created here. I don't get some of the routine abbreviations in the end, must read the note. :)
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Submitted by user on 1 November 2016
Masterpiece! I'm really impressed that one man alone can create such a high quality demo in all aspects. Everything fits perfectly!
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Submitted by Flex on 1 November 2016
After the demo I was just WOW, what a feeling! Brilliant stuff in all aspects. All the rain effects... oh yeah!
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Submitted by celticdesign on 1 November 2016
Different in a superb way. Awesome one man show!
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Submitted by lft on 1 November 2016
@Peiselulli: Cool! I was not aware of this.

Like you say, your effect has no y-movement (and is therefore not an AGSP variant). My effect relies on the observation that the picture will tile nicely if the vsp/linecrunch wraparound is handled correctly, i.e. flipping the order of the vic banks depending on the number of crunched lines. So it's not the exact same effect, but your effect covers a major part of mine.
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Submitted by Peiselulli on 1 November 2016
Nice demo, very polished. But one point I have to add after reading the notes:
I think I made your "new" AGTSP three years ago:
Mind Collapse
No y-movement, but d800 updates. And the same technique with changing the VIC bank.
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Submitted by Oswald on 1 November 2016
having read the note, now I understand half of of the techniques. The bump mapped rain is my fave here, glad to learn the source of inspiration ! ;)
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Submitted by Peacemaker on 1 November 2016
Ofcourse this is my favourite from the Demo compo. Exactly my taste. Wonderful demo. Looking for the sequel =)
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Submitted by WAVE on 1 November 2016
Simply incredible! <3

Design, atmosphere, techniques, music... I'm more than just a little impressed!

And I am a lunatic (4 real!)
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Submitted by Bob on 1 November 2016
Yup! this is the shit! AGSP + Color Cycling and then layered fx.. that is exactly the stuff I like to do... ;)
but every one is so afraid of VSP nowdays... (Woaah! it will crash the demo) but next time... this is the type of stuff I will do more of.. it is so powerful in a demo sense I can only congratulate you for such a single man performance ;) pure bliss to see that you have done every little thingy on this demo, even the music routine ;) not to mention the spindle loader... is there anything that was a third party stuff in this demo at all?

No limits no boundaries and the creativity ;)
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Submitted by booker on 1 November 2016
Massive, massive and again - massive.
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Submitted by grip on 1 November 2016
Just perfect. My personal winner.
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Submitted by lft on 1 November 2016
Thanks for all the praise and accolade, you guys! It was an extraordinary compo with so many top-notch entries, and I'm really happy to have placed 2nd. Yes, I worked hard on coherence and sync, and it seems to have paid off.

@Hoild: I gladly admit that the demo would have looked better if I had delegated the graphics to a pro. But then how would I learn?
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Submitted by JAYCE - THE MiNiSTRY on 1 November 2016
Not my cup of tea. I mean, it's good - it's great - but better than Uncensored, EoD, Comalight 13? No.
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Submitted by PAL on 1 November 2016
What is these comments about the demo beeing better because it was created by one person? The demo is simply better - no matter who created it or the amount of creators. This demo ROXX! Respect the ART not the people involved - the fact that one brilliant mind did it all is a bit sexy no matter what... ;-)

This is a masterpiece!
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Submitted by ptoing on 1 November 2016
Most impressive demo of the compo, simply for being made by one person. But even if that was not the case, it would still be impressive. Really great stuff.
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Submitted by DivertigO on 1 November 2016
Holy Hell.. this has everything.. technique, gfx, mood, theme, ridiculously pleasing sids and unprecedented ideas.
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Submitted by honk on 31 October 2016
Astonished to the bone (!) - LFT didn't only kept the vibe on his demo, he kept the theme, reviewed the rain in every senseful, moody, possible angle - and then he just let the umbrella fly.. ;) *unbelievably wonderful (!)* .. and a big (!) thanks (!!) for this, while i start to fold up my lower jaw again..
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 31 October 2016
Just one word: FANTASTIC!
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Submitted by Hoild on 31 October 2016
+I particularly fancied the "glass tone tune" at the end. Nice!
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Submitted by Hoild on 31 October 2016
The Synch Is Strong In This One. Coherent and strong direction too -- just what I miss in most scene productions. I liked the waving moon effect drawn of many dispersing splashes.
Alas, both production quality and artistic value could go to the next level if this was no one man show and an expert graphician would have been involved. Just be honest and admit to it.
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Submitted by psych on 31 October 2016
This is a type of demo I was waiting for! My personal winner. Truly amazing effort!
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Submitted by Jucke on 31 October 2016
Demo wizardry at its best. Just stunning. The winner for me.
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Submitted by grasstust on 31 October 2016
Love it, the winner in my opinion! Only wish it was shown last at the compo, cause after this I only wanted to see it again.
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Submitted by Linus on 31 October 2016
A true masterpiece and my favorite by a mile. 12/10
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Submitted by blackwine on 31 October 2016
Paraphrasing Archmage: "Lft is the new black."
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Submitted by Burglar on 31 October 2016
who said you need a team of 10+ people to score high? :)
clearly one of my favorite demos of the compo.

and imagine that lft also gave a great concert the night before. I think he secretly invented some type of time-altering device where he gets 48 hours in a day or something.

really amazing.
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Submitted by DeeKay on 31 October 2016
This is great in so many ways! One-person project for starters, original ideas and a great coherent style all the way from start to finish!
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Submitted by Yzi on 31 October 2016
Wow. Incredible. 11/10.
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Submitted by Jammer on 31 October 2016
The freshest C64 prod I have seen in years. A masterpiece! LFT, you're damn genius - live with it! :D
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Submitted by ϵʟʞ on 31 October 2016
Nice typography! :) I like it!
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Submitted by Soren on 31 October 2016
LFT - You're the man! This is a piece of art - great effects and all in a nice flow that fits perfect together with the music and sfx. I love it!. :)
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Submitted by Slajerek on 31 October 2016
Awesome mind blowing code effects, however overall speed of the demo is a bit slow to me.
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Submitted by Ksubi on 30 October 2016
Beautiful. Surreal. Unique.
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Submitted by Yazoo on 30 October 2016
awesome one-man-show!
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Submitted by Stone on 30 October 2016
Watching this at the party gave me goosebumps all the way through. Beautiful, brilliant and breathtaking. A coherent fantasy, if there ever was one. And if the visuals weren't stunning enough, you manage to top it off with such heartfelt melodies. My winner by a mile.
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Submitted by uctumi on 30 October 2016
Wow! Unbelivable, this masterpiece was done all by one artist and you also added PVM to the greetings. 10/10 well deserved!!
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Submitted by Motion on 30 October 2016
Lft, This was truly a pleasure to behold and my ears were caressed by the mellifluent sounds. I really liked the umbrella in the storm... with kitty watching attentively. 'Purrrrfect!' :)
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Submitted by Mace on 30 October 2016
My favourite, because of great coding and the most consistent design concept.
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Submitted by JackAsser on 30 October 2016
Awesome! Thanks Linus! But why is the end scroller scrolling the the wrong direction? Totally annoying. :D
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Submitted by Viscid on 30 October 2016
Man, this was just awesome and timed perfectly to the music. I like demos with a red line through the whole journey. Great work LFT, I hope you still have some goals on the bredcase ;)
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Submitted by Radiant on 30 October 2016
Cool and original effects, a very consistent, nice and minimalistic art style (pretty much a requirement if you're going to make a demo like this all by yourself! :-P), and on top of that a score to melt Stinsen's heart. Super great!
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Submitted by Glasnost on 30 October 2016
Was my favourite, great effects and music, and it had a clear artistic impression. Side 2 is a killer!
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Submitted by elkmoose on 30 October 2016
while the code might be good, the music definitly is, the grafics style is not my cup of tea tho.
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 30 October 2016
my personal winner too, not that the others are bad (the other way, whole compo is filled with amazing demos) but this left me openmouthed whole time.
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Submitted by GeoAnas on 30 October 2016
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Submitted by Nith on 30 October 2016
Congratulations to LFT for this outstanding piece of art, absolutely fantastic stuff! Should have won imho.. :)
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Submitted by Mclane on 30 October 2016
Surreal, sexy and sonically superb....

That's a demo and then some...

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Submitted by Frantic on 30 October 2016
Very nice! For some reason I like individual efforts more than big group productions, as it becomes more personal. All kinds of thumbs up from me!
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Submitted by The Syndrom on 30 October 2016
what a great masterpiece with superb soundtrack!
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Submitted by Tom-Cat on 30 October 2016
Lft for president!
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Submitted by Pad on 30 October 2016
Crazy one man show! Absolutely amazing!
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Submitted by fenz on 30 October 2016
Really nice art style with many cool ideas put together beautifully. Instant classic.
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Submitted by Oswald on 30 October 2016
I dont understand half of whats happenning. crazy :)
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Submitted by Zyron on 30 October 2016
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Submitted by awsm on 30 October 2016
So much creativity and freshness, all by one person.. breathtaking. I love how the parts are connected by the story and how well the music bridges the parts and holds them together (the rain scenes are crazy good). I'm gonna watch it a third time now. Masterful.
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Submitted by Rotteroy on 30 October 2016
omg, this is art!!
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Submitted by Rock on 30 October 2016
What a trip that was! Incedible demo.
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Submitted by hedning on 30 October 2016
Uploaded from Publiek Eetcafé in Eindhoven, eating mayonnaise with the scanian scene.
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Submitted by Pex Mahoney Tufvesson on 30 October 2016
This is a masterpiece! Respect!
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