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This year, all but two categories were open for proposal. Out of all submissions, the jurors picked the following for this year's Meteoriks.


Best Art Direction

Honoring the realization of ideas and concepts behind demos, both visual and cerebral.

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The best art direction category honors demoscene productions that excel in the fields of design, direction and graphical talent. While previous scene awards have also honored these fields their impact has rarely been considered in a more holistic sense. In this context art direction concerns the overall visual appearance of a demo, how it communicates visually and how do these factors complement the concept of the demo. These productions are aesthetically significant even outside their demoscene context.


Best production with interactive elements

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The demoscene is not just about demos and intros. This category honors the best interactive productions of the year, such as games, musicdisks or interactive experiments.

Best Pixel Graphics in a Low-End Demo or Intro

Best graphic images on an low end platform as part of a demo or intro

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Many low-end demos or intros feature pixeled delights by many artists that should be recognized for their great efforts and technical skills.

Best Storytelling / Storyline / Plot

All kind of productions can tell a story. Which one did tell the best or most touching story in 2015?

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Most categories have a focus on technical achievements, but there are also a lot of productions trying to tell a story (and maybe not feature the latest and most awesome effect). This is also supposed to be another cross-platform/cross-compo category, as all productions alike (from music to gfx, demo to intro, dfox to Gartenzaun) can tell a story in their own way and media.

Best High-End Intro

The very best of what is possible in a small filesize.

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Size limitation is one of the most interesting traditions of the Demoscene that truly separates what we do from the modern in-game cinematics of late. The high quality music and visuals created by these tiny programs require immense skill to achieve from programmers and artists alike, which makes these productions stand in a category of their own.

Best High-End Demo

Best Demo on a High-End Platform

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Demos show off what sceners are capable of when they are allowed to use any of the available tools and techniques without limitation, using the latest hardware. This makes these productions a perfect showcase for the pinnacle of our art-form, and worthy of recognition.

Best Soundtrack

Best soundtrack used in a production on any platform (no stand-alone music)

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A great demo cannot go without a great soundtrack, and making audio and visuals work together nicely is a big effort that must not be underestimated.

Tiny Intro

256 bytes or smaller

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The ultimate one-man show for coders. Because tiny intros always have been a very important part of the scene but also needs more attention (compared to big demos).

Best Low-End Demo

Best demo on a low-end platform.

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Oldschool continues to be a strong pillar of the demoscene, with lots of amazing productions (mainly demos) released in 2015.

Best Low-End intro

Best intro on a low end platform.

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Released in a size-limited party competition, released as an intro, or regarded as an intro on its platform, and between 1K and 64K in size

That's not Possible on this Platform!

For the best effect that seems to exceed the abilities of the platform it's running on.

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"Faking it" has been part of the demoscene forever. And faking it so convincingly that jaws drop is what this category is supposed to honor. It is all about making the impossible possible, and doing things that you would not believe your machine is capable of.

New Talent

Best production by newcomers. Includes break-through performances by already existing sceners

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This category is for everybody who has either made a memorable entrance into the demoscene in the past year (with their first productions), or suddenly came to full glory in 2015 (breakthrough improvement, new platform or discipline)

Public Choice

Most popular production

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You suggest, you vote! This category is pure democracy!

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