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Categories:

  • Wild
    • Bring your own hardware or use "Compo Machine" (see below)
    • We will provide VGA/DVI/HDMI and an audio jack
    • Contact us if you will require any alternate A/V setup
    • No Limits
    • Ideas
      • Emulators/Actual Hardware: C64, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, etc.
      • Processors taken out of a toaster
      • Modified Layerone Demoscene Board
      • Javascript/HTML5

  • Secret Board
    • NO hardware mods
    • 8K FLASH, 1K RAM, 512B of EEPROM

  • L1 Demoscene Board
    • NO hardware mods
    • 256K FLASH, 96K RAM

Rules:

  • If you are attending, you must be present at the start of the party with your submission on May 28th, 2016.
    • Bring either a hex or a board with your demo pre-loaded.
  • No modifications may be made to the platform (i.e. - Adding/removing hardware, modifying browser, etc).
  • Remote Entries are welcome!
    • Remote entries must be submitted by Friday May 27th, 2016 11:59:59PM PST
  • Production must be your own work. Group collaboration is welcome and encouraged.
  • Production must not have been previously released
  • Production may be disqualified if it breaks any of the rules mentioned above.
  • Rules are subject to reasonable changes

  • L1 Demoscene Board
    • Must use an unmodified Layerone Demoscene Board
    • Only USB power will be supplied, no external communication allowed
    • Must display VGA (at least 480pixels vertical)

  • Secret Board
    • Must use an unmodified Secret Board
    • Only USB power will be supplied, no external communication allowed
    • Must display VGA (at least 480pixels vertical)

  • Wildcard
    • Bring your own hardware
    • Bring your own software
    • We can provide 5v DC (Micro/Mini USB) or 120V AC
    • Hardware must be able to connect to VGA/DVI/HDMI for video output
    • Hardware must be able to output sound to HDMI or a 1/8" audio jack
    • Must display VGA (at least 480pixels vertical)
    • If any special (reasonable) A/V requirements are needed, please contact us before May 1st.
    • Software entries (compiled/JS/HTML/etc.) may be run on our "Compo Machine" (details below) if you are unable to provide hardware.

Prizes:

  • Winner in each category - $50 cash
    • Judges will choose the best entry in each category

  • Best of Show - $50 cash
    • The one demo to rule them all. Judges agree this is the best in the party.

  • Most Ghetto - $50 cash
    • Judges were amazed that it worked at all

  • Worst of Show - A lightly-used in-box copy of Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
    • Thanks for the entry... but why???

Questions? Rules@L1demo.org

Compo Machine:

This machine will be used for any JS/HTML/etc entries where hardware is not provided.
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3820QM Quad-Core 2.70Ghz
  • Operating System: OSX 10.11 or Windows 10

How to enter


Attending:

Must be present at the start of the event to enter your production

ATTENDIES MUST REGISTER FOR THE LAYERONE CONFERENCE AT LAYERONE.ORG

To enter ahead-of-time (optional) email: entries@L1demo.org

Include:

  • Category or Categories you wish to enter
  • Production Title
  • Author/Group Name
  • Any instruction for setup
  • (optional, but very helpful) screen resolution
  • (optional) message/video/audio to be played to the live audience, keep it clean, no foreign objects


Remote:

Must submit that you are entering the contest by May 27th, 2016 – Friday 11:59:59PM PST

Please sign up as soon as possible. You may change the parameters if you’ve already submitted.

To enter email: remote@L1demo.org

Include:

  • Category or Categories you wish to enter
  • Production Title
  • Author/Group Name
  • Any instructions for setup
  • (optional, but very helpful) screen resolution
  • (optional) message/video/audio to be played to the live audience

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