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!


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

Sat 05.10

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:


Utz^Irrlicht Project

Bintracker - A Chiptune Audio Workstation for the 21st Century

Sat 05.10


Bintracker supports any music engine on any plaform through the versatile MDAL abstraction layer, so you can compose for SID, AY, FM, Beeper… all with one tool. By using MAME as emulation backend, a vast array of 8- and 16-bit platforms are covered.



Fri 04.10


WAKE (formerly SleepLab) is a live audiovisual project from Berlin. Thomas Mann /pixtur/ and Lena Kilkka /lucid/ blend a hypnotic, eclectic fusion of cinematic sounds with demoscene realtime visuals and theatrical guest performances. All visuals are built and performed using our own custom-made 3D engine

Naks / Da Jormas

Fri 04.10


He usually plays in Clubs in Berlin, at Deadline he will play a set of the very best Amiga tunes for you to dance!

ektr0 / k2

Fri 04.10


ektr0 started his musical career on the Amiga 500, with Protracker but tracked less and less over the years. Through Renoise he came back to the roots and re-discovered the scene where he's active since this year again. He will play digital scene-releases controlled by two analog turntables using Linux with xwax and timecoded vinyls.


Sat 05.10


You know him from Black Maiden Hi-Fi and his Sets at Evoke. Here in Berlin he will kick your asses with dubstep and grime on Friday and come back on Saturday with some chilled dub tunes.


Sat 05.10


THEY ARE BACK! Demoscene classics played by a live rock band? F*** yeah! You know them as friendly bar-people from previous Deadlines, but now you will get to know their true passion: Music! In this case they listened to a whole bunch of demoscene classics and will present them in a way you have never heard before.


Sat 05.10


Wayfinder plays music and you should be there and dance!


Sat 05.10


DJs Bombe and dojoe met early on during their careers, in the Gentlemen’s clubs of London where they were spinning Schranz and Garage to distinguished upper class folks. They quickly realized the potential of uniting forces and together became shooting stars among the posh and wealthy, entertaining the Houses and royalty alike. Celebrating their recent reception of knighthood from a slightly tipsy Queen after a wild night at Buckingham Palace, they are now touring Europe in their Bombjoe 2019 World Tour. Expect nothing but the finest dance music between Prog House and Trance, and be sure to hold on to your socks unless you want them blown off!


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.