Special Competitions

OHP - Overhead-Projektor Compo

(No remote entries possible)

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Another old tradition from Buenzli/Demodays is celebrating its return - the Overhead-Projector Compo is back! That’s right; you remember them from your classrooms from back-in-the-day, where you worked on project presentations together with your classmates, or dreaded the foils being uncovered by your teacher during exams. Now it’s time to show in a live-performance, what those machines are capable of!

  • Max duration: 6 minutes
  • You’re allowed to do whatever you want, except using OHP-LCD screens (or similar techniques)
  • Take care with liquid - after your entry was shown, the OHP must be dry and ready for the next performer.
  • There will be material available at the party place for you to prepare and create an entry on site (mostly scissors, glue, some leftover overhead transparencies, pens and of course the projectors).
  • We’ll play your music choice along with your performance. Bring your soundtrack with you as an MP3 or OGG file. As we will publish a video capture of your performance, your sound track must be free of third party rights.

Interactive Game-Corner Compo

(No remote entries possible)

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One more tradition - or better, two! - that we are bringing back with a twist: instead of a “classic” Interactive Compo, whereas contestants play their game in front of the crowd one by one, we decided to re-instate Buenzli/Demodays’ “Game Corner” for this. Visitors will be able to chill out and play your game there, and vote on it just like they would for a normal release.

  • Depending on the number and variety of games and platforms, we will need your help to bring your own device (which will then be covered as rental equipment).
  • All levels presented in your game must be fully playable. Selection placeholders to boost appearance are not allowed.
  • Please provide a video that we can play during our showcase (Max resolution: 1920x1080 pixels, 2 minutes (we may select highlights), AVI (standard codecs only), MPEG or MP4 format)
  • The executables will be released
  • Input devices: Input devices can be standard gear like mouse, joystick, keyboard, gamepad/-controller, etc. but also more unusual stuff like Kinect, PlayStation Eye or own homemade input devices. If it is not listed under “Venue”, whatever you need has to come from you (BYOD).
  • Output devices: You know the drill - if it’s very fancy stuff you need, BYOD. We obviously don’t want you to move and carry around CRTs. We have known zero lag upscalers there for “retro” A/V signals to squeeze them out on modern TFTs and active speakers. You should check out beforehand if your platform - device works with RetroTINK 2X (Component, S-video and Composite input, see e.g. https://www.retrotink.com) and OSSC (various types of RGB over Scart or D-SUB15/VGA, see e.g. https://videogameperfection.com). If you bring proven special settings with you, even better.

3D-Print Compo

(No remote entries possible)

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3D-printers have seen quite the rise over the past couple of years, and a lot of sceners became avid 3D-printers themselves. Now it is time to show off your skill in our new 3D Print Competition!

  • Only “pure” 3D-print is allowed, no additional parts, electronics, added colour coating, etc. Additional adhesives are okay.
  • the model has to be self-made/generated, please provide steps or code. No prefabs or other work is allowed, as with any other compo (so no thingiverse rip-offs/alterations, etc)
  • the .stl-file or code will be published as part of your production
  • the printed model will be on display in the venue until Sunday, we will show your steps in a showcase
  • allowed techniques include filament, stereolithography or other additive prints, no CNC-cutting, paper craft, laser cut etc

Logistics: You will be required to deliver and pick up your entry for as long as it is on display (visitors will have a chance from Friday to Saturday night to vote for it, so the longer you’re around, the better). Any costs that occur to us will have to be passed on to you. Please let us know beforehand the approximate size of your entry, so we can make sure it is properly displayed and has enough space.

Surprise-Compo

(No remote entries possible)

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This “Fast Compo” will be influenced by the theme of the year, and will be announced on Friday evening, with the ability for you to prepare (or sign-up in case of live-action) an entry within the then-stated rules. Of course we won’t spoil the surprise - but be prepared for something awesome, that may not even require you to be a god-like coder, amazingly talented graphics artist or awesome musician!

The only thing we can tell you already: it will be okay to form teams for this compo, participants under the age of 12 will definitely need to be accompanied by their parents to compete.