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-= Participate In The Demo Challenge =-
What is the Demo Challenge?
The Demo Challenge is a fun and risk-free environment for demo coders of all abilities. It is built around a mentoring system where both beginners and accomplished producers (the mentors) agree to release the source code for their demos so that new demo producers have a pool of source code to learn new techniques from. Demo Chronicles offers a way to ease into the demo scene through an open venue where producers of all abilities can release demos in the spirit of fun while experimenting with new coding techniques.
September 2014: Electricity
Information about the Demo Challenge. Challenge Theme: Electricity
Submission Period: September 1 - September 30
Voting Period: October 1 - October 15
Challenge Type: Monthly
Use the example above as a guide to this Demo Challenge [Download the project file here.]. You can also check out the Challenge Archive for more ideas.
How To Enter:
1) (optional) Download the challenge pack: Code::Blocks (OpenGL) package or the Visual Studio (OpenGL) package. Using the challenge pack is not required. Feel free to use your own framework. Demos can be buit for ANY platform.
2) Fill in the Info.txt file with all the relevant info about yourself and your visual effect (also included in the challenge pack).
3) Submit your zip package using the upload form by midnight on September 30.
Late submissions can be emailed to Godvalve.
Note: If you need a little help getting started, check out this tutorial.
Get announcements about new demo submissions by following the Demo Challenge on Twitter
Electrical discharges are fun to watch both in nature and in demos. Lightening is a type of electrical discharge that is regularly observable in nature and it is linked with the wrath of the gods (Zeus) in Greek mythology. In demos, electrical discharges are often situated between electrically charged objects or are connected to models of power transmitters (coils, cords, transformers, etc).

For this Demo Challenge, your task is to produce a demo that incorporates electrical discharges in any way that you want. If you are new to demo programming, focus on rendering a repeating electrical discharge between two poles.
Challenge Guidelines: Your demo must be a minimum of one minute long, it must address the theme for this challenge, and it must terminate when the user hits the ESC key. Your demo can be built for any platform and the upload area has a spot to link to a YouTube version of your demo so that all users can view your demo without needing to have the same operating system or hardware that you have. Use .kkapture or other video capture software to encode your video.

Other than that, your task is to produce a demo that showcases your creativity. Remember to include your source code and project files when you upload your submission so that others can learn from what you have accomplished. By submitting your production to the Demo Challenge, you are committing all your visual effect source code to the public domain.

Please note: You must be a registered member of Demo Chronicles to upload your submission. Membership is free and open to everyone, regardless of skill level. Contact Godvalve if you have any questions.
Submissions For This Challenge:
Be the first to submit a production for this Demo Challenge!

Upcoming Challenge Themes
October 2014 : Space
Challenge theme for October 2014: Space.
November 2014 : Nature
Challenge theme for November 2014: Nature.
December 2014 : Collision
Challenge theme for December 2014: Collision.
January 2015 : High Art
Challenge theme for January 2015: High Art.
February 2015 : Liquids
Challenge theme for February 2015: Liquids.
March 2015 : Fireworks
Challenge theme for March 2015: Fireworks.


RegulationsLegal Disclaimer

  • All entries must include a disclaimer asserting that Proximal Studios and its affiliates are not accountable for any damages caused by running contest entries!
  • Use of commercial libraries, sounds, images and code is discouraged. Any third-party materials used should be Open Source.
  • Use of trademark images, sounds, etc is forbidden.
  • Absolutely no content that is hateful in nature. Entries containing inappropriate material are in breach of the Terms of Use for Demo Chronicles and such entries will be disqualified from the contest.
  • All entries require a text file with the following information: name, title, email, keys used to interact with the demo and how to terminate it, and a description of the demo. Use this text file as a template.
  • The aforementioned file must also include the following statement: I HAVE READ, AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE LEGAL ISSUES AS STATED ON THE DEMO CHRONICLES WEB SITE.

PROXIMAL STUDIOS IS NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, TRADE NAME OR TRADE SECRET RIGHT OF AN UNAFFILIATED THIRD PARTY. PROXIMAL STUDIOS AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THE CONTEST PARTICIPANTS OR THE VIEWERS OF THE CONTEST. THE PARTICIPANT, DEFINED AS ANY PERSONS SUBMITTING MATERIAL TO PROXIMAL STUDIOS FOR THE DEMO CHALLENGE, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL MATERIAL SUBMITTED TO THE CONTEST. THE VIEWER OF THE CONTEST, DEFINED AS ANY PERSONS ACCESSING MATERIAL IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEMO CHALLENGE, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USE OF THE MATERIAL AND THE PERTAINING RISKS. PROXIMAL STUDIOS DOES NOT PROVIDE GUARANTEE AS TO THE FUNCTION AND SAFETY OF THE MATERIAL, NOR IS PROXIMAL STUDIOS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE MATERIAL. BY VIEWING AND PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO ADHERE TO THE LEGAL ISSUES AS HEREIN DESCRIBED.
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