Compos Machines

PC
i7 4790k @ 4.4 GHz
16 Go DDR3 1600
>= GTX 980 Ti 6 Go

To be short, enough power for all your madness ;)

NEWSCHOOL DEMOS

This category covers demos on recent machines. Whether it's an executable or interpreted in a web browser.

No maximum filesize (The archive must be compressed with any standard packer known by 7zip).
Maximum duration : 8 minutes (including loading/precalc).
Demos (even DOS ones) will be launched with Windows 10 x64, up to date on party day. If you're making a Linux/Mac… based demo it will be on your own hardware (Must use VGA, HDMI or DVI. If needed, contact us. We'll find a solution :)
Pure animations are not allowed (eg. flash / silverlight or video)
It must be possible to quit the demo anytime using ESC key or Alt-F4.
There must be a resolution choice on startup of the demo (except for browser demo which must use the current desktop resolution).
Resolution change during the demo is forbidden !
For the Brower Demos, please specify which browser you prefer (Chrome by default).

64K INTROS

Executable maximum size is 64 KB = 65536 bytes

Maximum duration : 8 minutes (including loading/precalc).
Intros (even DOS ones) will be launched with Windows 10 x64, up to date on party day. If you're making a Linux/Mac… based demo it will be on your own hardware (Must use VGA, HDMI or DVI. If needed, contact us. We'll find a solution :)
Pure animations are not allowed (eg. flash / silverlight or video)
It must be possible to quit the intro anytime using ESC key.
There must be a resolution choice on startup of the intro (using multiple executables if needed)
Resolution change during the intro is forbidden !

4K INTROS

Executable maximum size is 4 KB = 4096 bytes

Maximum duration : 8 minutes (including loading/precalc).
Intros (even DOS ones) will be launched with Windows 10 x64, up to date on party day. If you're making a Linux/Mac… based demo it will be on your own hardware (Must use VGA, HDMI or DVI. If needed, contact us. We'll find a solution :)
Pure animations are not allowed (eg. flash / silverlight or video)
It must be possible to quit the intro anytime using ESC key.
There must be a resolution choice on startup of the intro (using multiple executables if needed)
Resolution change during the intro is forbidden !

MODERN GRAPHICS

Only one entry per artist allowed.
This year, it's a mixed compo: bitmap (drawn) and rendered graphics together!
Scan is allowed as long as it's from your own "physical world" drawings.
Photos aren't allowed in this compo. There's a dedicated one.
Maximum size 1920 x 1080 pixels. (Full HD resolution)
You must provide 5 work-in-progress steps to prove gfx authenticity.
All images, including the working stages, need to be in either png or jpg format with decent quality settings.

Hint for quality settings: Save as "Baseline Standard" instead of "Optimized" or "Progressive", and use the SRGB color profile.
There might be a preselection if there are too much productions.

OLDSKOOL GRAPHICS

Only one entry per artist allowed.
This is a cross-platform competition.
Submit entries for any oldskool platform (C64, OCS Amiga, VIC20, Atari XL, Atari ST, NES, SNES, Master System, Mega Drive, ...) that is able to display pixels!
Maximum resolution: 320*240 (width*height) - 16 colors
Please get in touch beforehand to see how we'll be able to display it on our beamer :)
Scanned (unless it's from your own "physical world" drawings) or ripped pictures are going to be disqualified
There might be a preselection if there are too much productions.

PHOTOS

Only one entry per artist allowed.
You have to be the creator of the photo entered.
Maximum size 1920 x 1080 pixels. (Full HD resolution)
Try to be interesting ;)
You must provide a jpg/png of the original unmodified photo (we don't need your Raw files).
The photo for this compo can be retouched the way you want, without adding any external elements (no composite photo of several photos to sum it up). The public will juge the modifications as we'll show the before/after.

Hint for quality settings: Save as "Baseline Standard" instead of "Optimized" or "Progressive", and use the SRGB color profile.
All images, including the original unmodified photo, need to be in either png or jpg format with decent quality settings.
There might be a preselection if there are too much productions.

Streamed Music

Only one entry per artist allowed.
Maximum duration : 4 minutes (there'll be a fade at this moment, whatever happens !)
Formats: MP3 / OGG / FLAC
Musics will be played using RESONIC
As much as possible, please use ID-tag to describe your production (a text file is welcome too)
No remixes, no covers.
Again: Do not use any copyrighted material in your track. Yes, this also applies to vocal tracks "found on the internet".
There might be a preselection if there are too much productions.

Multichannel Tracked Music

Only one entry per artist allowed.
Maximum size : 1.44 MB (As a double sided high density 3.5": floppy disk)
Maximum duration : 4 minutes (there'll be a fade at this moment, whatever happens !)
MOD, S3M, IT and XM formats will be accepted (no compressed file)
They will be played using latest XMPLAY
No remixes, no covers.
Again: Do not use any copyrighted material in your track. Yes, this also applies to vocal tracks "found on the internet".
There might be a preselection if there are too much productions.

4 Channels Music

Only one entry per artist allowed.
Maximum size : 720 KB (As a double side double density 3.5" floppy disk)
Maximum duration : 4 minutes (there'll be a fade at this moment, whatever happens !)
MOD Format only (no compressed file)
They will be played using latest XMPLAY
No remixes, no covers.
Again: Do not use any copyrighted material in your track. Yes, this also applies to vocal tracks "found on the internet".
There might be a preselection if there are too much productions.

OLDSCHOOL DEMOS

This is a cross-platform competition.
Submit entries for any oldskool platform that is able to display pixels!
Maximum size : standard media for the machine
We are going to use your own computer, or an emulator.
Maximum duration : 8 minutes
If you plan to release an oldschool demo, please inform us early enough so we can see how we are going to show it.

Wild

Maximum duration : 10 minutes
Any medium as long as it's nice !
(if it's a video, no VHS or other last century medium. We're not going to have the hardware to play it !)

Remote entries

Even if we would prefer you to be there with us, we do accept remote productions !
However, the deadline for these is Friday the 10th of June on noon / 12:00PM CEST (French time).
Please contact us using [contact@popsyteam.org].