Another Fiver2 & Chaos production, with the usual result (rank 1).
Four hours before the deadline, we gave up. Not that we didn't had several
deadline extensions, but this demo didn't work on 3 of the four computers we
tested, and that was just too bad. I fell asleep, but after two hours I woke
up, started coding, fixed a bug, found out that one of the three computers
didn't work at all and got the intro running on 3 out of 4 machines, which is
ok (the final version should work everywhere). It was a huge success.
I was an organiser at the MS2002, and I was sleeping at the organisers
sleeping place before the prizegiving. Usually I don't want to know who won
before the ceremony, and decca, who was responsible for votecounting wouldn't
tell me anyway, but while I was slowly waking up I heard several organisers
discussing what they should do: Farbrausch was not only getting first
and second prize in the intro compo, they also ruled quite a lot in
the other areas. Wouldn't people get upset, since so many Farbrausch people
are also organising? They decided to present the results as counted.
Knowing the results in advance, I have never been that relaxed during a
prizegiving ceremony :-)
Update August 2003: fr-019 is the first demo-scene production ever to be shown
at the Siggraph!