Deadline
Demoparty
Berlin

29.09. - 01.10.2017

A non-commercial computer arts and multimedia festival held annually - this year for the fourth time.

Expect a wide variety of creative competitions, groovy live-acts, mindblowing seminars, retro-gaming and much more yet to be announced!

Come and join us for a weekend full of fun, and meeting of old and new friends!

location

ORWOhaus
Frank-Zappa-Straße 19
12681 Berlin

This time the party will happen again in the hall in the basement of the ORWOhaus, which is now finally freshly renovated and features:

Google Map of Frank-Zappa-Straße 19, 12681 BerlinTap for Google Directions

impressions

SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT! I WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU GOT!

Come to the ORWOhaus to party with us
Be greeted by the friendly Info-Desk
Watch the competitions in the main hall
Enjoy our great Live-Acts
Relax in the meadows or camp outside
Dance your ass off to our DJ-Sets
Tell or hear great stories at the bonfire
Meet friends and have a great time. Cheers!
Take part and win the competition!
Relax outside
Show us your joystick-skills!
Party to 8-bit-sounds!
Take a break at the terrace.

timetable

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event
deadline
seminar
compo

Fri 29.09

  • 14:00
    Doors Open
  • 15:00
    TBD - Demoshow - Oldschool Demos
  • 16:00
    TBD - Retro Gaming Tournament
  • 18:00
    TBD - Seminar Slot
  • 19:00
    Opening Ceremony
  • 19:30
    TBD - Demoshow - Newschool Demos
  • 22:00
    TBD - Live-Act/DJ Slot
  • 24:00
    TBD - Live-Act/DJ Slot

Sat 30.09

  • 10:00
    Breakfast starts
  • 13:00
    Remote Entries
  • 13:00
    Music Compos
  • 14:00
    TBD - Seminar/Workshop Slot
  • 15:00
    Wild+Animation Compos
  • 16:00
    Music Competitions
  • 16:00
    Graphic Compos
  • 17:00
    TBD - Seminar/Workshop Slot
  • 19:00
    Executable Demo Compos
  • 19:00
    Graphic Compos
  • 20:00
    Wild + Animation Compos
  • 22:00
    Executable Demo Compos
  • 23:00
    TBD - Live-Act/DJ Slot
  • 01:00
    TBD - Live-Act/DJ Slot

Sun 01.10

  • 09:00
    Voting Deadline
  • 10:00
    Breakfast starts
  • 12:00
    Prizegiving Ceremony
  • 13:00
    End of Party / Chillout at the bar

register

Let your friends know you'll attend. So far humans already did!

Competitions

General Rules

Remote Entries

You can’t make it to the party, but would like to participate?
We accept remote entries for all compos!
Please send your remote entries to contact@demoparty.berlin.
The deadline for remote entry submission is 30th Sept. 2017, 13:00 (CET)
Please note: For remote entries we will try to send you the prize or bring it to another demoparty, eg. Revision. This usually works out well, but no guarantee.

Livestream

We will try our best to have a livestream available again – in previous years we always managed to have a reliable stream, thanks to our friends at Viprinet! <3

Executable Competitions

PC Demo

We have a Windows compomachine with the following specs (not final yet):

  • CPU: Core i7
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Titan Black w/ 6GB RAM
  • OS: Win8.1 64bit with then latest DirectX and stable NVidia drivers.
Kindly provided by Tastatur und Maus e.V. Thanks! <3

  • If you plan to release a MaxOS X or Linux production please contact us before the party so that we can make sure we have the right OS ready for you.
  • Maximum total size on disk after unpacking 512 MiB
  • Maximum running time is 10 minutes.

PC 64K Intro

  • Maximum file size of intro executable is 64 KB (65.536 bytes). All other files in the archive of the intro will be deleted before showing the entry in the competition.
  • Maximum running time is 10 minutes.

PC 4K Intro

  • Maximum file size of intro executable is 4 KB (4.096 bytes). All other files in the archive of the intro will be deleted before showing the entry in the competition.
  • Maximum running time is 10 minutes.

Javascript Compo

  • Intros and Demos of all filesizes allowed.
  • Size of the entry will be displayed on the beam-slide.
  • Entries will be shown on the newest version of Chrome, Firefox or Edge Browser, please specify which one is preferred.
  • Maximum running time is 10 minutes.

Oldschool Platforms

  • We can provide a C64 (new or old SID + 1541 (II) or Chameleon or 1541U2), Atari Falcon 060, Plus4 (with 1551 or 1541), or Amiga.
  • Your entry needs to be provided on disks or as an image file.
  • Every other oldschool platform with 8 and 16 bit is allowed as well – but please bring your own hardware then.
  • Please inform us as soon as you know what hardware you need.
  • If another system is needed, ask us as soon as possible and we will of course try to get the preferred hardware or inform you if we cannot provide it.
  • Maximum running time is 10 minutes.
  • If possible, please also hand in a video of your entry.
  • Please contact us in advance in case of unconventional video signals.

Other Competitions

Video & Animation

  • Maximum running time is 10 minutes

Wild

  • Anything possible (It can be run on any other platform, which is not listed in other competitions)
  • No size limit
  • Maximum running time is 10 minutes
  • Either bring the platform and we will try to hook it up, or include a digital video of your entry, or perform it on the stage!

Graphic Competitions

  • Up to two entries per artist and graphics competition allowed.
  • We recommend that you also provide a list of the tools you have used to create your entry
  • Please make sure that your entry is free of third-party rights!

Freestyle Graphics

  • You can use every tool you wish (pixel/render/scan & retouch), just be creative.
  • The entry should be delivered in .png/.bmp/.tga format (lossless)
  • Maximum resolution/bit depth: 1920×1080 / 24 bit
  • You must include working stages of your entry.
  • Note: This is a graphics compo, not a photo compo (we will not accept pure photos)

Oldschool (Executable) Graphics

  • Entry must be in a native graphics format for an oldskool platform.
  • Entries for platforms without a standardized image format (Atari XL, C64, …) must be handed in as executable. Otherwise, a picture in a standard image format (e.g. IFF on Amiga) is accepted.
  • Animations are not allowed (except for scrolling)

ASCII/ANSI/PETSCII

  • ASCII and ANSI: Maximum width is 80 characters, no maximum height/lines.
  • PETSCII: Maximum width is 40 characters, maximum height is 25 characters.
  • No XBIN, custom pallets or Ansimations.
  • Please declared whether your ASCII should be displayed as PC or Amiga ASCII
  • PC ASCII is shown using 80×25 VGA mode in the compo
  • Amiga ASCII will be shown using AcidView’s built-in topaz font in the compo.
  • If you’re unsure whether your entry will be displayed correctly, provide a PNG as a fallback along with the original file (optional)
  • Please provide a thumbnail for the voting system (optional)
  • If there are enough entries, we might split the compo into PC ASCII/ANSI, Amiga ASCII and PETSCII.

Themed Photo

  • The Theme of this year will be revealed soon.
  • It has to be the competitor who took the picture
  • Retouching and collages are allowed
  • If it’s not a pure Photo: Do not forget your working stages (without them your entry will be disqualified)
  • Please do ensure your entry includes the original, unmodified picture(s)

Music Competitions

  • Up to two entries per artist and music competition allowed.
  • The composer of any music released or used in any competition must not be registered at any copyright society. This includes – but is not limited to – all members of BIEM (take a look at their website for more information). Notably GEMA is a member of BIEM.

Streaming Music

  • Entry must be in MP3, OGG, OPUS or FLAC format.
  • Maximum playing time is 4 minutes. If your entry is longer it will be faded out between 4:00 and 4:10
  • Do not use any copyrighted material in your track.
  • Entries will be played back using the latest XMPlay.

Tracked Music

  • Entry must be in on of the following formats: XM, MOD, IT, S3M.
  • Entries will be played back using the latest XMPlay.
  • Maximum playing time is 4 minutes. If your entry is longer it will be faded out between 4:00 and 4:10.
  • Please specify if you want any specific playback settings in XMPlay
  • The number of channels used will be mentioned on the bigscreen during the competition.
  • Size Limit : 2 MB

SID Music

  • please specify if old or new SID
  • Size Limit : 2 MB
  • Maximum playing time is 4 minutes. If your entry is longer it will be faded out between 4:00 and 4:10.