In the spirit of accessibility and fostering learning, we will host fewer competitions, and instead provide a forum to shed light on their making, inspiration, tools and makers afterwards. Bring your best game, and share your tips and tricks afterwards - or bring your first entry, and tell us what inspired you, how you selected your tool and your way to it. After every compo, we will invite all participants to a laid-back roundtable with the respective compo organiser for a drink, for people to ask questions or listen to your side.
And yes, there will still be voting, as well as prizes.
Remote-entries are allowed for all compos, but will disable you from taking part in the discussions afterwards (so please come!) Only original work is allowed in our competitions, so you cannot use protected or unlicensed content. Any copyright violation charges will be passed on to the submitter of the production. All entries must be exclusively released for the first time at MountainBytes, and must be handed in before the deadline (as per timetable). By taking part in a competition, you are agreeing that we’ll spread your contribution (e.g. through scene.org or other sites). Please submit a screenshot for your release, and .zip your entry before submission.
We reserve the right to disqualify entries, make changes or cancel competitions for any reason.
High-end PC demos allow for the widest range of artistic freedom, for breathtaking graphics in only a few kilobytes. Join us and sway the audience to up their game in composition, artistic expression… or of course self-limitation and the crunching of code, to wow the audience what can be done in just a few kilobytes!
We will run the PC Realtime entries on a machine with the following specs:
At its core, the love for and limitations on “oldschool” devices has always been at the heart of the demoscene. From the C64 to Amigaaaaaah, or exotic devices that people might not even have heard about - compete in this compo not just to show off your skill, but also the specialty and peculiarness that encourages you to produce demos for them, and tell us about it!
Whether you are into Pixelart, Hand-drawn, 4k Graphics, 3D Models… this is your place! Show off your artwork, and discuss with us afterwards the pleasures of your trade, where you get inspiration and introduce guests to the tools you use.
Entries will be shown at maximum resolution 1920x1080 pixels. Larger images will be scaled down, smaller images may be shown at double/triple size without interpolation to preserve pixel clear display
Be it Trackers, DAWs or even recorded live-music: the sky's the limit! Compose a song to be played on the Lorzensaal’s amazing sound system (usually optimised for anything from Swan’s Lake to full orchestra experiences), and afterwards use the chance to discuss styles, your approach, favourite tools and composing tricks with us!