Tokyo Demo Fest 2021
December 11-12, 2021
Streaming via Youtube

About

Tokyo Demo Fest is a demoparty: an event dedicated to digital art expression. Watch seminars, learn from others, share knowledge, watch demos, make music, make demos, get creative, compete, share your passion and make friends!

Tokyo Demo Fest will be held during two days on December 11-12, 2021 at the a live streaming will be available on Youtube.

Compo DEADLINE is December 3, 2021(Fri) 23:59(JST)

This year, it will be held as a co-located event of SIGGRAPH ASIA, and a linked session will be held at SIGGRAPH ASIA. SIGGRAPH ASIA 2021 14-17 December 2021 Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan https://sa2021.siggraph.org

Invitation demo

J - Coalesce by Ctrl-Alt-Test

Download

Location

On the internet streaming(Youtube)

Registration

Register

Coming soon!!

Need for submit and vote

Coming Without a Ticket

  • Also, you can watach stream.

How to Cancel Your Registration

Timetable

Entry deadline is 2021/12/3 23:59(JST)

2021 / 12 / 11 (Sat)

  • 13:00
    Opening Ceremony
  • 14:00
    Seminar1
  • 15:00
    Shader showdown semifinal
  • 16:00
    Seminar2
  • 17:00
    Graphics Compo
  • 17:30
    Music Compo
  • 18:30
    Wild Compo
  • 19:00
    Live DJ
  • 21:00
    Day 1 ends

2021 / 12 / 12 (Sun)

  • 12:00
    Demoshow: Best of demoscene2022
  • 14:00
    Seminar3
  • 15:00
    Shader showdown final
  • 16:00
    GLSL Compo
  • 17:00
    Demo Compo
  • 19:00
    Vote Deadline
  • 19:30
    Prizegiving / Closing Ceremony
  • 20:30
    Stream ends

The schedule might change without notice.

Seminars

Tokyo Demo Fest Tutorial

Speaker: Tokyo Demo Fest Organizer

Topic:
Aimed at the TDF first time visitors, this talk will present the events to expect at the party, how to participate to the competitions and how to vote for them.

Events

Coming soon.

Compos

  • Combined Graphics compo
  • Combined Music compo
  • Wild compo
  • GLSL Graphics compo
  • Combined demo compo

Compo Rules

General Rules

  • The work must be your own original creations. No arranged or covers of others works without permission will not be accepted.
  • All entries will be published to the demoscene sites Scene.org and Pouet.net. If you do not give us permission to publish your work, your entry will not be shown at the party.
  • All entries must work on the compo machine.
  • All entries must work with the projection system at the party.
  • All demos are required to exit immediately upon pressing either the Esc key or Alt-F4.
  • The latest video drivers available at the time will be installed on the compo machine.
  • The latest DirectX 11 runtime will be installed on the compo machine.
  • The DirectX SDK will NOT be installed -- only the runtime.
  • The latest .NET Framework 4.5 runtime will be installed on the compo machine.
  • Any folders below the "Library" folder (My Pictures, My Music, My Documents, etc.) will be deleted from the compo machine.
  • No extra runtimes or libraries will be installed on the compo machine.
  • DOS, Linux, or Mac demos are not supported and will not be run in a VM. However, you can submit them to the Wild compo (along with a video capture, please).
  • If any of the above requirements are not met, or if the organizers detect unfair play, then that entry will be disqualified.
  • Please include at least a screenshot of your entry to be used during the voting, and for publishing.

Compo Machine

The compo entries will be run on the following hardware

  • Windows 10 64 bit
  • Intel Core i7-10700K (2.9GHz/max 4.8GHz; 8 cores)
  • 64GB RAM (DDR4-2666)
  • GeForce RTX 3070 (VRAM 8GB)
  • Native resolution: 1920x1080 (16:9)

Combined PC Demo Compo

The competition for the highest-performing Windows-based demos. These are the following subcategories:

PC Demo

  • A video/audio animation rendered in realtime running on PC.
  • The uncompressed total size of all files must not exceed 1GB.
  • Maximum running time (minus load time): 10 minutes
  • Maximum loading time: 1 minute
  • Simply displaying a pre-rendered movie is not acceptable.

PC 64K Intro

  • A video/audio animation rendered in realtime running on PC.
  • The intro file size must fit within 65536 bytes.
  • Maximum running time (minus load time): 10 minutes
  • Maximum loading time: 1 minute
  • Simply displaying a pre-rendered movie is not acceptable.

PC 4K Intro

  • A video/audio animation rendered in realtime running on PC.
  • The intro file size must fit within 4096 bytes.
  • Maximum loading/precalculation time: 1 minute
  • Maximum running time (minus load/precalc time): 10 minutes. Anything lasting over 5 minutes will be terminated early.
  • Any other smaller entries (PC 1K Intro, etc.) will be combined into this compo.

WebGL Demo

  • A video/audio animation rendered in realtime running in a web browser (latest Chrome).
  • The uncompressed total size of all files must not exceed 1GB.
  • Maximum running time (minus load time): 10 minutes
  • Maximum loading time: 1 minute
  • Simply displaying a pre-rendered movie is not acceptable.
  • Fullscreen mode must be supported.

Wild Compo

A competition for entries that do not fit within the Combined PC Compo, the Graphics Compo, or the Music Compo.

  • A video capture (AVI, MPG, MP4, whatever is playable with VLC) is required.
  • Maximum showing time: 5 minutes. Any entries over 5 minutes will be terminated early, so providing an additional shortened video is acceptable.
  • Highest resolution: 1920x1080

These are the following subcategories:

Animation / Movie

Short films, or any pre-rendered movies.

Customized / Oldskool Hardware

Demos running on custom-built or older hardware.

iOS / Android demo

Bring either the actual device, or a video capture of the demo.

Amiga Demo

Bring either the actual device, or a video capture of the demo.

GLSL Graphics Compo

A GLSL fragment Shader displaying a graphical demo.

  • All entries will be shown using GLSL sandbox.
  • The latest version of the Chrome browser will be used.
  • Including animation via 'uniform float time;' is allowed.
  • There is no limit to the number of lines of code.
  • Please submit your entry as a text file (.txt) inside a zip.

Here are some tutorials on getting started with GLSL if you need:

Combined Music Compo

This is the compo for musical entries.

  • Any genre of music is allowed.
  • Maximum playing time: 5 minutes. Any entries over 5 minutes will be terminated early, so providing an additional shortened music version is acceptable.

Tracked Music

  • Supported playback formats: XM, IT, S3M, MOD
  • Maximum file size: 2MB
  • Entries will be played using the latest XMPlay.
  • Unless you want specific playback settings, the following will be used:
    • MOD: No Interpolation, No Ramping, 50% Stereo Separation, normal MOD playback mode
    • S3M/XM/IT: Sinc Interpolation, Sensitive Ramping, 50% Stereo Separation

Streaming Music

  • Supported playback formats: MP3, OGG
  • A bitrate of at least 192kbps is recommended.
  • Entries will be played using the latest VLC.

Executable Music

  • Executable music must fit within a single executable file (.exe).
  • Maximum file size: 64KB

Combined Graphics Compo

The competition for single-image graphics entries.

PC 4k graphics

  • Entries must consist of a single 4KB executable file (.exe) and render a graphical image.
  • Only this single executable file may be used.
  • Resources/data cannot be loaded from outside the executable.
  • Maximum file size: 4096 bytes
  • Maximum loading/precalculation time: 1 minute

Freestyle Graphics

  • Entries are welcome to use any tools necessary to create the image.
  • All entries will be displayed using the latest version of irfanview.
  • Lossless compression formats (such as PNG) are recommended.
  • Any steps of the creation process leading up to the final image can be included with the entry.

Photo

  • Entries are limited to photographs taken with a camera.
  • Interesting photos will have good results. Your average snap won't make the cut.
  • If you make a collage, please include all original photo files along with the entry.

Contact

Email

For questions about the compos, refunds, or any other questions in general, please contact us at this email address:
contact@tokyodemofest.jp

Discord

Join us on the chat service Discord here: https://discord.gg/nRYF8p6.

History

Sponsors

Tokyo Demo Fest wouldn't be possible without the help and support from sponsors. We are looking for more sponsors to ensure a great edition: contact us.

Partners

Team

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