The Nerds’ Underground Art Scene
The demoscene is something I stumbled upon not too long ago. While I’m not a real contributer myself, I enjoy the company of the open and welcoming sceners, plus their parties are really fun. If you should ever suffer from a serious lack of inspiration and motivation to do something creative, I highly recommend visiting a demoparty and starting conversations with the other attendees.
This scene is not only into graphics programming, but those videos are almost always acompanied by music.
Learning Rust for Demos?
I personally suffer from a lack of active programming skills. I don’t use them at work really much, and I think it’s safe to say that I wrote more lines of shell scripts that any other programming language. I want to change that. I actually want that for a while now, but I couldn’t get myself to do it. I just didn’t find the right thing to get me hooked to programming in my free time.
During Revision the invitationals for the Nordlicht Demoparty were released. This small, newcomer-friendly Demoparty will take place July 20th-22nd at Bremen, Germany. This was my first Demoparty last year and it was a blast. If you’re from the area, like to learn something new or just have a fun weekend among your kind, I can only recommend to bring your tent and come visit, too! :)
Revision is the name of the world’s biggest Demoscene party there is today, and I shared the experience this year.
Why would I do this? As I wrote last year, I visited the Nordlicht demoparty 2017 in Bremen, Germany. I was welcomed there as a newbie who never attended any demoscene event before, and talked to a lot of people. I really enjoyed the experience.
Already back then, people asked me “so, are you going to come to Revision next year?
Last weekend was my first time to attend the Nordlicht demoparty, which was also my first visit to a demoparty at all (“demo” as in demoscene).
I had sporadic contact to demos before—sometimes youtube suggested me some recordings of demos, sometimes Rene blogged some on nerdcore, and I even knew some people who attended this very party before. But I never had contact to “the scene” itself before, and was intrigued what it may looked like on one of those events.