The annual creative competitions at The Gathering is your unique chance to show or play your masterpiece to a large audience on one of the best audio and video systems in the country. You'll get a live reaction and feedback from a crowd of inspired fans, and have a chance to win prizes and awards.
This is a list of the creative competitions that will be held at The Gathering 2012. You can start working on your entry right away (except in Fast- and Themed-compos)! Detailed descriptions of the compos and rules will be published later.
To deliver contributions and voting: compo.tg12.gathering.org
Where teamwork, adept skills and long night hours become mindblowing entertainment. Create an executable showdown of your graphics, music and programming skills combined and become demoscene legends.
Where demos go really tiny, 64 kB or less. How many bytes do you need to rock the big screen? Is 4 the new 64?
- Fast Intro
8 hours, 3 wicked themes, 137 warnings, 0 errors.
- Freestyle Graphics
Art by pixel, all tools allowed.
- Rendered Graphics
Art by 3D modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering.
- Themed Graphics
Create a piece of freestyle graphics art about a given theme.
This year's theme is "Everyday life in space".
- MS Paint
Because brushes, layers and fancy effects are for wimps!
- Freestyle Music
Your original track, played out loud for the first time to a large audience.
- Fast Remix
We'll provide a track, you'll do a remix - in 6 hours.
- Sanestation Music
We provide you with a software synth (VSTi), and you make a track with it.
- NGA Game Development
Develop a game and present it to the TG audience.
- NGA Themed Game Development
Develop a game in one week according to a given theme and release it to the world at TG.
- Hardcore Programming
Create an artificial intelligence and let it battle your contestants on the big screen. The compo case and development kit will be released before the party.
- Small HTML
Dirty hacks beyond quirks mode. Make an HTML-page as small as you can (in terms of bytes) while it still displays the same image in the browser. Assignment is released at the party.