04.10. - 06.10.2019

A non-commercial computer arts and multimedia festival held annually - this year for the sixth 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!

Get your ticket now!


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



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.



Fri 04.10

  • 14:00
    Doors Open
  • 16:00
    Retro Gaming Tournament Registration + Free Training
  • 18:00
    Demoshow - TBA
  • 19:00
    Retro Gaming Tournament Start
  • 20:00
    Opening Ceremony
  • 20:15
    Liveact: WAKE
  • 21:00
    Retro Gaming Tournament - Finals
  • 22:00
    Live-Act: Zeigerkollektiv
  • 24:00
    Live-Act: TBA

Sat 05.10

  • 10:00
    Breakfast starts
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
    Deadline Music
  • 13:00
    Deadline Remote
  • 13:30
    Liveact: Dipswitch
  • 15:00
    Deadline Wild+Animation+3D
  • 15:00
    Bintracker - A Chiptune Audio Workstation for the 21st Century (by utz^Irrlicht Project)
  • 16:00
    Music Competitions
  • 16:00
    Deadline Graphics
  • 17:00
  • 18:00
    Deadline Demo+Intro Compos
  • 19:00
    Graphic Competitions
  • 20:00
    Wild + Animation + 3D Compo
  • 22:00
    Executable Demo Competitions
  • 23:00
    Live-Act: Wayfinder
  • 01:00
    Live-Act: BombJoe
  • 03:00
    Live-Act TBA

Sun 06.10

  • 09:00
    Voting Deadline
  • 10:00
    Breakfast starts
  • 13:00
    Prizegiving Ceremony
  • 14:00
    End of Party


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

Ticket information

Regular Ticket 35€

including breakfast / sleeping

The regular ticket is for all who like to visit and enjoy the party in its entirety. It comes with the following features:

Supporter Tickets 70€ – 500€

including T-Shirt + breakfast/sleeping

The supporter ticket provides a considerable boost to what we can spend on party features. This will help us get better equipment, food, networking and other expenses and improve everyone’s party experience greatly. In addition to all of the standard ticket features above, as a supporter-ticket holder you will:

Day Ticket Friday 15€ / Saturday 20€

without breakfast/sleeping

It's only possible for you to come on one day? Then you can buy a day ticket on the spot.

Discounted Ticket 20€

The discounted Ticket holds the same features as the regular Ticket.
It’s given out on mutual trust basis to the following people:

Get your ticket

Option 1 - Buy it at the door

All tickets can be bought at the door, so far we always had enough space for everybody who showed up. Due to paypal fees, day-tickets can be only bought at the door.

Option 2 - Get it now! (recommended)

The pre-sale has started! Buying your ticket beforehand will help us being more fluid beforehand (since the festival is non-profit) and better plan ahead how many people will show up, how many T-Shirts have to be bought and so on. If you buy a ticket, but can't come, we will of course will refund you.

Pay via Paypal Checkout

Please use the form to get your ticket. You will get an email-confirmation including your ticket code and we will put you on the guestlist.

(Shirt included for supporters)

Pay via Bank Transfer

You can also pay via Bank Transfer to:
Philipp Eckert
IBAN: DE 1350 0105 1754 1053 2891 (INGDiBa)

This will save us some paypal fees. Please write an email to with your contact data and we will send you an email-confirmation including your ticket code and put you on the guestlist.
You can also use for Paypal Friends&Family payment if you are friends with v3nom, which will also save us some paypal-fees.


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
The deadline for remote entry submission is Oct. 5th 2019, 13:00 (CET)
Please note: If you win a prize we will try to send it to you or bring it to another demoparty, eg. Revision to hand it over. This usually works out well, but no guarantee.


We will have a livestream again thanks to our friends at Scenesat and Viprinet. Once live, it will be available at: Scenesat Live Stream

Executable Competitions

PC Demo

We have two Windows compomachines with the following specs:

  • CPU: Core i7-7700K 4,2GHz / Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM: 16GB RAM (both)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Pascal / NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Maxwell
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit latest version and latest WHQL NVidia drivers (both)
Kindly provided by Tastatur und Maus e.V. Thanks! 🧡

  • 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.
  • No size limit.
  • 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.

Oldschool Platforms

  • We can provide a C64 (new or old SID + 1541U2), Atari 1040STE, Atari Falcon 060, Amiga 500+1260, Sega Mega Drive (Model 2 with Mega-Amp Sound-mod).
  • DOS entries are run in DOSBox 0.74 or DOSBox-X (recent Git version). If you need special settings, tell us in the release notes or provide a dosbox.conf file with your release.
  • We allow every other oldschool platform with 8 and 16 bit as well – but please bring your own hardware then.
  • If you can't bring your own hardware, please tell us in advance and we'll see what we can do.
  • Please contact us in advance in case of unconventional video signals.
  • Maximum running time is 10 minutes.
  • If possible, please also hand in a video of your entry.

256 Byte Intro

  • Entries must be one-file, and that file must be 256 bytes or less.
  • Entries will be shown for approx. 1 minute.
  • Any oldschool platform is accepted
  • DOS entries are run in DOSBox 0.74 or DOSBox-X (recent Git version). If you need special settings, tell us in the release notes or provide a dosbox.conf file with your release.

Other Competitions

Three-Dee Compo (Red/Cyan glasses)

  • Deadline will again enter the third dimension! Put on your glasses and follow us in three-dee hyperspace! (tm)
  • Allowed formats: Everything that outputs a red/cyan picture e.g. graphics / (GIF) animations / executables (newschool and oldschool)
  • Red/cyan glasses will be provided at the party
  • If you need one in advance for testing, please send us your address and we’ll try to send you one via mail

Video & Animation

  • Maximum running time is 10 minutes


  • 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!

Retrogaming Championship

  • To be announced soon

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 in this compo - check the themed photo compo)

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 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 declare 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 this year is "God save the screen". Go get creative!
  • 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 any format supported by OpenMPT (MOD, XM, S3M, IT and many others).
  • We will play back entries using the latest xmp-openmpt plugin for 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 xmp-openmpt (e.g. interpolation, stereo separation)
  • The number of channels used will be mentioned on the bigscreen during the competition.
  • Size Limit : 2 MB

Oldschool Music

  • Allowed formats:
  • SID (please specify if new or old)
  • Atari ST SNDH
  • AdLib/OPL3 (RAD2/ADT2)
  • Maximum playing time is 4 minutes. If your entry is longer it will be faded out between 4:00 and 4:10.