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The Shores of Reflection   [2017]

The Shores of Reflection Released by :

Release Date :
11 February 2017

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Datastorm 2017

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Datastorm 2017 :  #2

User rating:*********_  9.4/10 (115 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.8/10 (40 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... 6R6 of Nostalgia, SHAPE
  Bjørn Røstøen of Offence, Panoramic Designs
  Glenn Davanger of SHAPE
  Knut M. Clausen of Fossil, SHAPE
  Wisdom of Crescent, SHAPE
Music .... 6R6 of Nostalgia, SHAPE
  Kristian Røstøen of SHAPE
  Linus of Arsenic, Camelot, MultiStyle Labs, Oxyron, Performers, SHAPE
Graphics .... Archmage of Andromeda, EN0NE, SHAPE
  Carrion of SHAPE
Linking .... 6R6 of Nostalgia, SHAPE
  Knut M. Clausen of Fossil, SHAPE
Concept .... Archmage of Andromeda, EN0NE, SHAPE
Loader .... Bitbreaker of Arsenic, Nuance, Oxyron, Performers

SIDs used in this release :
Curved Note(/MUSICIANS/B/Blues_Muz/Gallefoss_Glenn/Curved_Note.sid)
Curved Salmon(/MUSICIANS/B/Blues_Muz/Gallefoss_Glenn/Curved_Salmon.sid)
Figures in a Landscape(/MUSICIANS/L/Linus/Figures_in_a_Landscape.sid)
Shores of Reflection (intro)(/MUSICIANS/B/Blues_Muz/Gallefoss_Glenn/Shores_of_Reflection_intro.sid)
The Deer(/MUSICIANS/B/Blues_Muz/Roestoeen_Kristian/Deer.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by 4gentE on 23 November 2021
..just.. .wow...
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Submitted by Nightlord on 30 January 2021
finally got around to watching it. clean effects, lovely graphics and amazing soundtrack. 10 from me
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Submitted by Zoolon on 21 October 2019
Imagine you meet a person who never ever saw a Demo-Production on the C64....this would be the first i wanna show him! True art , a Masterpiece and in my alltime Top 3 List!
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Submitted by Raistlin on 7 September 2018
Very nice demo, congrats! Hopefully more to come from you guys soon?
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Submitted by Jazzcat on 11 November 2017
Winning demo in my view. Great work!
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Submitted by Chico on 6 July 2017
Insane demonstration ! 10/10
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Submitted by Sander on 29 May 2017
Amazing, I love it!
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Submitted by Morpheus on 15 March 2017
Absolutely brilliant!
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Submitted by FATFrost on 15 March 2017
Top stuff lads!!
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Submitted by DKT on 6 March 2017
Hypnotizing demo! Fracking good gfx and music!
Very well polished transitions (I would call it a fine-tuning). A lot is happening and don't let me stop to watch and listen. One of Your best demos guys.
btw, Linus's music makes me feel watching 'Incoherent Nightmare 2' for a short time ;-)
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Submitted by ptoing on 24 February 2017
Just watched this on my C64. Really great demo. Love how coherent everything is throughout, stylewise. Top effort from all involved. Be proud :)
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Submitted by Magic on 21 February 2017
No need to add Astra or Infinitum anymore Archy.. This is just.. wow..
Let's hit the Amsterdam nightlife again at Pre-X 2018 please.. And keep up the great c64 gfx works..
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Submitted by Archmage on 20 February 2017
Thank you for all gathering us into the artifice of eternity.
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Submitted by Linus on 19 February 2017
... and GRG and Kristian!
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Submitted by ZZAP69 on 19 February 2017
Awesome job here. Loads of brilliant screens accompanied by the sounds of Linus.
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Submitted by F7sus4 on 18 February 2017
I love how C64 boundaries are pushed each year beyond the unimaginable. 100/10!
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Submitted by 6R6 on 18 February 2017
I can only speak for myself, but I am overwhelmed for all the feedback we got on this project. Thanks to everyone. :)
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Submitted by Valsary on 17 February 2017
Solid thing, graphically outstanding!
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Submitted by Akira on 16 February 2017
Holy shit, this is an amazing demo, some of the best styling I have seen in a while.
Archmage's graphics are always beautiful, one of my favorite graphic artists in the scene, and that tune after the flipdisk, I am assuming by Linus, is INCREDIBLE.

Standing ovation.
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Submitted by Axis/Oxyron on 16 February 2017
My favourite from Datastorm. Awesome gfx and the scrollers are hot. What I didnt like so much were the FX that are completely based on animations. Looks like this is kind of a trend in actual C64 demos.
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Submitted by HCL on 14 February 2017
wft.. the same comment came up twice!? this database.. :P
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Submitted by HCL on 14 February 2017
Archmage's revenge! I could not decide which demo was the best at the party, and i still can't. Ultra-nice demo in all aspects!!
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Submitted by Dr.j on 14 February 2017
OMG! mega fukcin' great demo! love it! also 10/10 the same as like Triad winner. both demo cause my jaw to fall down !!! brilliant demo! top notch!
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Submitted by Shine on 14 February 2017
MASSIVE effort here! This is my personal #1 from DataStorm!!! <3
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Submitted by grasstust on 14 February 2017
#2 is the new #1! :) Anyway, great stuff, music, code, graphics... I thought the first part, when the credits appear was a real powerful moment, and if there's one thing I thought was a little bit of a missed opportunity, it was the music in the second part that just jazzes along, independently of the imagery. For instance, the floating man in 3D-space is a real powerful image, but there's no music cue... Anyway, the potions and glass tubes of Shape has yet again managed to mix up a nice potion of demogoodness!
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Submitted by taper on 13 February 2017
It's an honor to compete with such talents as Shape. A very well crafted piece of art.
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Submitted by finchy on 13 February 2017
This is not just a demo, it's a virtual adventure. And I loved the journey. Thanks!
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Submitted by morphfrog on 13 February 2017
Great work amazing!

Should have won the compo.
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Submitted by celticdesign on 13 February 2017
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Submitted by prowler on 13 February 2017
Really great demo - my personal winner at the compo. I am really happy that Archmage was able to carry the concept from start to goal without compromises. Graphically heavy - yes, and what a ride! It's one of those prods that erases the lines between demo, slideshow and art.
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Submitted by Bob on 13 February 2017
Ho ho ho .. xmas came late ;) but what an awesome demo.. graphics to perfection.. so much attention to details.. damn.. this is just so freakin nice.. I don't know where to begin, I loved this prod!!! awesome work guyz.. Archy *speechless*
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 13 February 2017
This Demo is awesome in all aspects: Graphics, Musics and Code!
It was nice meeting you at the party!
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Submitted by balsi on 13 February 2017
Awesome Demo !
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Submitted by Pantaloon on 13 February 2017
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Submitted by Yogibear on 13 February 2017
Thanks for this great show guys!
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Submitted by Skate on 13 February 2017
Isn't this every coder's dream graphician team to work with? :) Real eye candy. Smooth demo from the beginning to the end.
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Submitted by Clarence on 12 February 2017
Awesome design, and loads of top quality graphics with coherency. There are some subtle pixel precise bitmap masking and overlaying techniques. That big turnaround scroll is awesome, dxpp strip-scrolling taken to next level.
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Submitted by Shadow on 12 February 2017
Amazing mood set by Archmages graphics.
Also contains some really nice routines, like the scroller (with the falcon-text) and the infinite cubes landscape.
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Submitted by hedning on 12 February 2017
Brilliant demo. Fantastic effects and Archmage's wizardry - and the music.. Damn!
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Submitted by Sith on 12 February 2017
Archmage delivers the gfx again; a stunning work of art. The cubes also really wowed me.
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Submitted by Street Tuff on 12 February 2017
out of this world. straight 10/10 from me!
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Submitted by GeoAnas on 12 February 2017
Great!...just Great!....
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Submitted by Trap on 12 February 2017
Congratulations on a perfect release. I enjoyed every bit of it. The graphics are just fantastic and the entire composition and flow of the demo is pixel perfect. Really well done. a 10 from me ;)
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Submitted by Metal Maniac on 12 February 2017
Great. Just great!
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Submitted by hedning on 12 February 2017
Changing the date to 11th. Demo was shown at 23:10, and the files were handed out directly after that and copied around. :)
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Submitted by Joe on 12 February 2017
Lovely graphics, part from the rasterbars; mercedes with ladies, this one was the only one worth it
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Submitted by Morpheus on 12 February 2017
Super well-designed and great effects. Pure perfection!
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Submitted by PAL on 12 February 2017
What a beautiful demo you created all of you... Everything is just super beautiful and the use of colors in this one is absolutely fantastic. Thanx for a very special demo.
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Submitted by bepp on 12 February 2017
Beautiful demo with top-notch graphics and a really nice theme. Many good parts but I think my favorite was the girl-hovering-on-top-of-moving-blocks. I was screaming flat out! The greetings scroller was pretty hard kicking but a bit tough to follow. It was great meeting you again, guys! Until the next compo! ;)
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Submitted by fenz on 12 February 2017
Fresh production! OMG the music on side 2 !!
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Submitted by Jammer on 12 February 2017
The only bad thing about this prod is title xD Demo is fabulous and fresh! Love those stencils and have completely no idea how they run that smooth ;) Undisputed 10.
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Submitted by SKY on 12 February 2017
With all respect to Triad but SHAPE should had taken the 1st place in the compo.
Though... art demos is my bag and it seems that the crowd bet the difference.
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Submitted by Flex on 12 February 2017
Yeah! It's a real beauty!! Guaranteed SHAPE quality. Feels even better now than it felt when watching it on the live stream. Amazing demo!
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Submitted by ilesj on 12 February 2017
I feel bad for you guys for coming second with this beautiful demo. It is a piece of art. My respects to Archmage!
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Submitted by Joodas on 12 February 2017
Should have won. Beautiful graphics.
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Submitted by Oswald on 12 February 2017
should have won by far. awesome journey. thank you.
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Submitted by GH on 12 February 2017
I usually watch a Demo second or third time if its really good. Sometime it changes your view and sometime it's just you "Get" it better. Great stuff :D
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Submitted by GH on 12 February 2017
Beautiful Design and Script. On top of that superb musix!!
To be honest I would feel quite terrible not ending up first with
this demo..
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Submitted by bernie on 12 February 2017
Shape really nailed it with this one. <3
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Submitted by Smasher on 12 February 2017
What Tom-Cat said!
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Submitted by psych858o on 12 February 2017
A piece of art. Plenty of fantastic screens + awesome soundtrack. Shape knows how to touch my soul.
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Submitted by Ant on 12 February 2017
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Submitted by Isildur on 12 February 2017
One of the best Scene demo ever.
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Submitted by Saphir on 12 February 2017
Wonderful graphics... really truly awesome :)
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Submitted by Tom-Cat on 12 February 2017
Brilliant. It was #1 for me!
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