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Neon   [2017]

Neon Released by :
Triad [web]

Release Date :
11 February 2017

Type :
C64 Demo

Website :

Released At :
Datastorm 2017

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Datastorm 2017 :  #1

User rating:**********  9.5/10 (84 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (27 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Abaddon
  Houbba of Triad
  Icon of Triad
  Nith of Triad
  Tao of Triad
Music .... Flex of Artline Designs
Graphics .... ilesj of Triad
  Twoflower of Triad
  Vent of Triad
Design .... ilesj of Triad
Text .... Taper of Triad
Linking .... Icon of Triad
Loader .... HCL of Booze Design
Help .... Ruk of Booze Design

SIDs used in this release :
Tristesse Again(/MUSICIANS/H/Hannula_Antti/Tristesse_Again.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Raistlin on 4 June 2023
No idea why I never commented on this demo before.. It's been sat with a 10 from me for a long time now..!

Love love love this demo. One of my top 5.
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Submitted by trident on 8 January 2023
Such a beautiful demo! Great music. So many smashing effects. Amazing transitions. And the overall aesthetics are just perfectly executed.
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Submitted by hArDy on 15 August 2022
Just TOO good! ;)
Almost forgot about the entire Theme, which was awkward from the beginning! ;)
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Submitted by 4gentE on 2 October 2021
This is perfect! Sight & sound. Manages to simultaneously be oldschool and contemporary. Retro future at its best.
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Submitted by Nightlord on 30 January 2021
I loved this. I would have loved to watch this at the party. the neon glow you achieved is unbelievable. I know a bunch of people liked TSOR more, but for me this one is ahead ever so slightly.
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Submitted by Mibri on 19 January 2020
This is the demo that got me fully hooked on C64 demos - tons of style, so much feeling, and a Flex soundtrack to die for. Triad, please, more!!
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Submitted by Carrion on 24 April 2018
Tristesse is one of my all favorite SID tunes. but this version... man - Amazing!
Thank you both Drax and Flex ;)

And because I haven't commented before - Kool demo!
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 12 August 2017
Supernice. Amazing how you could translate the Neon feeling to the 64.
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Submitted by Sander on 29 May 2017
Absolutely beautiful!
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Submitted by Morpheus on 15 March 2017
Triad does it again! It's amazing that this 1986 born group is still alive and kicking ass.
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Submitted by DKT on 6 March 2017
You guys rulez! Nice routines, cool gfx, neat flow.
And that tune, Flex, You rock!
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Submitted by balsi on 28 February 2017
watched this Demo a few hundered Times in the last Weeks ! On a Big Screen with a good Sound System this Demo blows up your Mind ! Awesome Stuff ! As Triad says: The Future was then but the Past is now !
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Submitted by Magic on 21 February 2017
This production made me think of "Fascination 2 - Into the Neon Rain"
a more than 10 years old PC demo :)

Great theme.. worked out really well..
Hmm Abaddon left Triad? That would be a shame..

This is Demo Quality! (not dealer ;)

Keep it up ya all!
User Comment
Submitted by ZZAP69 on 19 February 2017
Perhaps no real coders climax in this demo, but still very fine concept/design.
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Submitted by F7sus4 on 18 February 2017
You guys were really successful at creating hype around this demo. Kudos!
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Submitted by vegard on 18 February 2017
The theme, the music!! This was awesome! Flex, amazing end credit score
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Submitted by Malmix on 16 February 2017
Worthy winner though it was a tough choice to pick a favourite during the compo. After watching this a bunch of times it is probably my favourite TRIAD demo to date. Great flow, transitions and overall design accompanied by a perfect soundtrack and some really nice effects.
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Submitted by uctumi on 15 February 2017
I love everything about this demo!!
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 15 February 2017
So 80s. So cool. So awesome! love it!
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Submitted by Zierliches Püppchen on 15 February 2017
Great Entertainment ... #1
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Submitted by HCL on 14 February 2017
Omg, so very nice!!
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Submitted by Dr.j on 14 February 2017
omg..omg...omg..12/10 ! NEW RETROWAVE DEMO! you rocks my ass so good! damn... you nailed perfectly!!
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Submitted by Shine on 14 February 2017
Very nice ride with cool effects!!! <3
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Submitted by grasstust on 14 February 2017
So, a retro demo on a retro computer that feels fresh! I love it! When watching it on the stream, I thought "adjust your tracking? What the F! Somebody get that camera working now or I'll blow a fuse!" Seeing it again, and of course seeing it was part of the demo made me laugh out loud! Love details like this. Excellent stuff, all the way through, if this or the Shape demo deserved to win I have no idea, you're both going in my KEEPERS collection, that's for sure.
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Submitted by finchy on 13 February 2017
Straight 10. Great tune, awesome pics, nice effects. It's so ... so ... neon :)
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Submitted by Slajerek on 13 February 2017
Nice effects and retro climax. Superb!
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Submitted by G-Force on 13 February 2017
Total class demo as i would expect from triad.(:-)
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Submitted by DRAX on 13 February 2017
Pure love. Lovely demo and thanks great music, Flex - love your take on Tristesse :D
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Submitted by Bob on 13 February 2017
This demo just punched me in the 80's feelgoood awesomeness nerve!! you just nailed it..
as being a car nerd aswell , Ferrari Testa Rosa.. drewling , awesome code! very stylish..
to be honest I can't say who would have won... today I am in a Ferrari mode , tomorrow in Archy mode... both demos have their points made :) 10/10 ;) awesome work guyz ..
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 13 February 2017
thanks for that remix of the best tune ever <3
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Submitted by fegolhuzz on 13 February 2017
This is my type of demo! I'm a sucker of synthwave-styleish things. And having a theme that works very well trough the whole demo is so wonderful to see. And that Flex made a fantastic soundtrack that fits so good to this demo, doesn't make it worse either ;) Worthy winner!
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Submitted by Yogibear on 13 February 2017
Awesome and innovative demo with an outstanding soundtrack!
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Submitted by Skate on 13 February 2017
Best Triad demo since Continuum which i've equally liked.
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Submitted by Clarence on 12 February 2017
Beautiful demo.
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Submitted by jailbird on 12 February 2017
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Submitted by Sith on 12 February 2017
Great retro feel to the 80s. Love it!
So many beautiful effects and cool stuff in here. Only thing I missed in that 80s trip is the Miami Vice track by Jan Hammer lol, but the SID in the demo is just gorgeous.
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Submitted by hedning on 12 February 2017
Worthy winner! Great take on neon, 80ies style etc etc. We released "Lambo" with similar references on the Sega Master System in 2015. So much love!
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Submitted by Metal Maniac on 12 February 2017
Congratulations, great demo. Made me smile!
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Submitted by Joe on 12 February 2017
Vapourwave and 80:ies retro ;D
Nice rasterbars things and imagine that the c64 would even be close to glowing neon is like... Wow!
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Submitted by balsi on 12 February 2017
Nice Demo from Triad
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Submitted by PAL on 12 February 2017
TRIAD - The ride never ends does it... you just push on and create cool beautiful and technically advanced demos... I think I can not even decide in my mind who should have won, you won and that is supercool. I congratulate both you and Shape for just creating some incredible nice demos. WOW!
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Submitted by Oswald on 12 February 2017
Very nice demo, and I have also seen those videos on youtube and had the ideas. :) But you were the one actually making it. Kudos for the effort.

Grg is a real gentlemen here, respect.
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Submitted by 6R6 on 12 February 2017
Congratulations on winning the competition.
Neon is a very well designed demo, with great graphics and effects.
No room for pause. Just instant action. Love it.
We tried our best. But I think yours deserved the 1st place.
Cheers. :)
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Submitted by Chico on 12 February 2017
Great trip ! :)
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Submitted by ALIEN on 12 February 2017
Hell this is true love and dedication... with cream of a SID. Thanks for all the effort - was a pleasure to watch.
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Submitted by Mathman on 12 February 2017
Nice work, although I have to admit, this would have worked a lot better for me if also the soundtrack followed the 80s theme.
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Submitted by psych858o on 12 February 2017
What a coincidence :)
Since a couple of weeks, I continuously play these two albums and have been thinking about the demo in such style:

Great production guys!
Awesome soundtrack from Flex. Even though it doesn't really follow retro wave concept, it still fits demo nicely!
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Submitted by Flex on 12 February 2017
My first approach into modern times of making demos.. Nice experience and just the challenge I was hoping for. I added the original soundtrack which -for understandable reasons- ended up being cut a little to keep up the flow better. Great guys these Triad dudes! :-)
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Submitted by Didi on 12 February 2017
Great stuff! A lot of effects in HiRes you usually see in other modes. Love the waves!
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Submitted by Motion on 12 February 2017
Perfect retrowave/synthwave vibes. A true pleasure to witness and hear!
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Submitted by Isildur on 12 February 2017
New Retro Wave here? 10/10 as usual :D
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Submitted by Saphir on 12 February 2017
The whole package ruled so much, great songs :)
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Submitted by Rock on 12 February 2017
This is awesome demo and music is truly top notch! I want to hear the uncut version soooon!
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Submitted by DeeKay on 12 February 2017
I really liked this, so very 80s style! ;-) It's got the grid, the Lambo Countach, the Ferrari Testarossa, the venetian blind fades - it's like Kung Fury as a demo! 8) All I missed was some big hairdo people, flamingos and Aerobic outfits! ;-D

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