Iidabashi, Tokyo, Japan

Party features


Platinum sponsor:


Gold sponsor:

Unity Japan
Silicon Studio

Network provided by:


Ustream Supporter:

Sakura Internet

Enthusiast sponsor:

Cold Fusion, Inc.

Party place provided by:

Institut Francais Iidabashi

What is the demoscene?

Originating in the late 80s, the demoscene is a computer subculture composed of people who see a computer system as a way of expression and experimentation. Graphic artists, musicians and programmers perform their art using modern or legacy machines, both bending to rules and breaking any rules at the same time. Their work ranges from music that sound like old console games to visual effects on par with the current state of the art.

Although the demoscene is strongly rooted in Europe, with its most famous events taking place in Finland, Germany or Norway, it has been spreading all around the World. Japan has its own demoscene event too: the Tokyo Demo Fest.

Such an event, referred to as a demoparty, is about creating, enjoying others creations, competing with them, sharing your experience, learning and partying while making new friends or professional contacts. Tokyo Demo Fest is three days of demoscene art.

Previous years

Artifacts by Eddie Lee on Vimeo.

Artifacts by illogictree / PC Demo / 1st place at Tokyo Demo Fest 2013

The Sky Is Wide Enough by Reputeless / PC Demo / 1st place at Tokyo Demo Fest 2012

More about the demoscene

This documentary made by the Hungarian filmmaker Szilárd Matusik gives an indepth presentation of the demoscene.

Moleman 2 - Demoscene - The Art of the Algorithms

Here are two examples of notable demoscene productions that were released in the recent years.

5 faces by Fairlight feat. Cloudkicker / Revision 2013 - PC Demo

Gaia Machina by Approximate / Revision 2012 - 64K Intro