Guess what? Demodays are back in 2014! Block your calendar right now for the next Swiss demoscene event: 22/23/24 August 2014 in Olten/Switzerland. As usual, more information will be available once the year has switched over to 2014. Thanks for keeping up with us!
We had intense three days of party - it was a really great weekend, for both our visitors and the organizer. We thank everybody for participating, watching, helping and enjoying Demodays 2013! We thank our partners for making the event possible. And we are happy about all your positive and constructive feedback. Many of you were in Olten, some of you watched our live stream: For all of you and for everybody else, we have created an After-the-Party page containing a growing amount of photos and videos and of course all the releases and results.
If you're coming to the Demodays by car, please note they're built a completly new street to the party place. When coming from the highway A1, once you're in Olten, use the first roundabout to go left, trough the tunnel and then right, all the way down to the Schützenmatte. Generally follow the signs to "Zentrum" and/or "Schützenmatte". There's no need to go trough all the city anymore, as in the previous years. See you soon!
Thanks to our partner Viprinet and VTX we will have a livestream available again! Get the Demodays into your living room. Of course, being at the party place is still the only real option, where else do you get the full package of scene fun? So: If you have the chance to show up, you better do! We will announce the URL for the livestream once it's all set up and available.
Demodays 2013 open the gates this Friday and we're working hard on getting everything ready in time. Here's a little three point news update: The Assembly & Evoke 2013 Demoshow will be extended to contain a few demos from the Russian Chaos Constructions party -- The current weather forecast tells it's going to be a sunny and warm weekend except for Sunday -- Subscribe to our newsletter for last minute info here.
In for a tasty steak, a yummy sausage? With some luck, we'll get a sunny weekend (unlike last year) for a proper barbecue. Whether the sun will be shining or not - we'll have a public grill available, free for everybody to use. And for the more technically oriented visitors, we have a brand new Burger Construction Kit offering. Our «Buenzli Bistro» sells meat (until we're out of stock) for low & fair prices. Besides that we have revamped our menue offerings and pizza styles.
It's party hopper summer again! Demodays and Evoke (Cologne) bring you the traditional combined ticket! Save 5 bucks with the ticket that's valid for both parties. Evoke takes place in Cologne (16-18 August) and the Demodays are taking off just one week later in Olten.
Cloanto and Amigaland.com are proud to announce that every scener coming to the Demodays this year will have access to a free full Licence for Amiga Forever 2013 Plus Edition and (or) C64 Forever 2013 Plus Edition. If you want one of these licenses, you'll need to show your Demodays wristband to WoDK at the party place. Thanks WoDK!
Once in a while, we do need new organizers for the Demodays. We are currently looking for a communicative, reliable and motivated new organizer colleague to support our info team (entrance, help people, build-up before the party, clean-up after the party, ...). Do you want to help creating the Demodays experience? We would love to meet you. Read more about this.
No good demoparty without a bunch of high energy live sets: The Demodays 2013 line up is now fixed! These three live acts will get your body moving: We'll start on Friday with Xtrium. Netpoet will sweeten your Saturday afternoon and Knoeki gives you more drum and bass than you'll ever need on Saturday night. Come on dancin'!
We've got less than a month to go for the Demodays 2013 - it was about time to reveal the time table. All the demoshows, live sets, competitions (and deadlines) are more or less lined up now. Check out our timetable on the event information page.
Finally we can present you our competition PC setup. Read more about it on our competition page. As always, you can bring your own hardware if what we provide doesn't fit your needs. Our main competition PC will be a i7 Quad Core with 3.5Ghz, 32GB RAM and a NVidia GeForce GTX780 with 3GB RAM. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions about the hardware and competitions.
The bi-annual Swiss C64 party SWISS PIRATES REUNION is not taking place in 2013. The organizers of REUNION will, however, come to Demodays 2013 and recently invited all REUNION visitors to be at Demodays 2013 too. Dr. Science writes: "Wir würden uns freuen, wenn möglichst viele C64 Szene-Freaks auftauchen würden um mit uns zu feiern und mit einem kühlen Bier auf die gute, alte Zeit anzustossen :-)". We'll have special C64 features like the traditional c64.ch Demoshow to welcome the REUNION regulars at our event. Welcome, REUNION!
Did you always want to do your own demoshow at a party? Do you have a great specialty demoshow ready, demo gems in your drawer? Do you want to be a DJ (Demo-Jockey) and entertain the crowd? Our timetable will contain 3 to 5 slots of about 30 minutes for your demoshow. We let you access one of our powerful Compo-PCs to run the demos, alternatively you can of course bring your own device and connect it to our beamer (be it a PC, C64, Amiga, NES, whatever) - or you show pre-recorded videos (which we only encourage for non-Windows demos, though).
It has been at Easter, at the Revision 2013 demoparty in Saarbrücken, when our good friends from the young Swiss demogroup Horology released their intro Tensile. This awesome 64k intro got ranked 2nd in the competition and is the official Demodays 2013 invitation. Go check it out on Pouet, YouTube or download it right away.
Do you plan to join us at the Demodays 2013? Let us know! The registration for the upcoming event is now open and we'd love to hear & see who's comig. Register yourself here and let everybody know that you're going to be part of the Demodays 2013. As usual, registering is not mandatory, but helps us to plan the event.
What? What! Here we are - welcome to our new, refurbished website. At your convenience, we have been consolidating the content, rearranging the presentation and updating what needed to be updated. There's already a lot of information on here and we'll keep on delivering what's still missing. Check out the competition overview, location & travelling information and read a bit about who & what we are and what we will be giving you this August: The Demodays 2013. Get in touch if you have questions or ideas and get in touch if you want to support us or become a partner.