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.
August 2014: Fireworks
||Challenge Theme: || Fireworks
|Submission Period: || August 1 - August 31
|Voting Period: || September 1 - September 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:
Fill in the Info.txt
file with all the relevant info about yourself and your visual effect (also included in the challenge pack).
Late submissions can be emailed to Godvalve
If you need a little help getting started, check out this tutorial
The new year is a time of great celebration that is often inaugurated with fireworks. These fascinating and colorful explosions of light can be quite tricky to model because each particle in the explosion needs to follow a parabolic arc that accounts for an initial speed and direction and then falls naturally. Your challenge this month is to produce realistic looking fireworks. As an added challenge, have the fireworks leave a sooty residue in the sky after the explosion is completed and affect the falling particles with different wind conditions.
: 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.