About Function

Function is currently the biggest Hungarian demoscene party; a 3-day computer-related event where fans of digital art compare their skills, exchange experiences and thoughts, and socialize in general.

We welcome both the "oldskool souljah's" of the scene and beginners likewise. Don't be afraid that you don't know anyone yet or already; Hungarian demoscene has been a friendly group that's happy to see comebacks and newcomers alike. Over the years, we were lucky to host guests from all of Europe, and next to the newcomers, we were happy to see numerous veteran visitors who haven't been attending parties for a long while.

If you're interested in a subgenre of computer technology which is mostly ignored by the public, then we'll be happy to see you at Function!

Location & Info

Date: September 11-13, 2015
Location: Kőrősi Csoma Sándor Dormitory - 1118 Budapest, Dayka Gábor Str 4
Entry fee: 3000 HUF (around 10 Euros)

Google maps is pretty accurate for public transport planning, but we have assembled a shortlist here, just in case.

Accomodations nearby: Hotel Rubin, Kapu Panzio, Hunguest Hotel Griff

This year is the second time Function will be held in the shiny event hall of the Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Dormitory. The quality and size of the location was enough to lure in and accomodate last year's record number of visitors, so you can expect the same cozy environment. Enough tables and chairs are a given, and there is a nice lounge area where you will be able to get drinks and food too. We'll also have a dedicated sleeping room, but you should of course bring your matresses and sleeping bags.

What to bring?

  • Your compo entry (optional, but recommended)
  • Sleeping bag and additional sleeping appliances, and also the required sanitary equipment.
  • Enough food and/or money.

Party rules

  • Alcohol consumption is allowed, but please be reasonable, overconsumption might ruin your own and others' fun as well. Any type of damage or offense caused due to that will not be tolerated and will result in the removal from the party.
  • Consumption and circulation of other drugs at the party place is strictly forbidden, and will result in immediate expulsion from the party.
  • Smoking is only allowed outside.
  • Any type of damage will be forced to be paid by the culprit! If the person is unknown, we'll have to deduct the price from the party budget, which might endanger the future parties and the cooperation with the partyplace owners! Please take this very seriously.
  • Connecting kitchen equipment to the power network is forbidden. If this causes a power outage, you'll be held responsible by all the unhappy people...
  • Organizers are not responsible for any equipment at the party, anything you bring is your responsibility. Luckily we haven't had damage or theft at parties since a while now, and we'd like that to continue so.
  • By visiting our event you implicitly agree to be videotaped or photographed. For your information, we will also have an internet stream, which will be recorded and later published on well known video streaming sites. Furthermore, many of the visitors will create their own photos and record videos, and the location is also equipped with security cameras. That said, when taking videos or photos we kindly ask you to be considerate about the privacy of others.

Events

Timetable

Friday, September 11
16:00 Party opens
19:00 Game development competition deadline
20:00 Opening ceremony
21:00 Game development competition
22:00 Demoshow: The Time Machine 2
Saturday, September 12
12:00 Superfunction and Music competition deadline
13:00 Freestyle & Handdrawn Graphics and Photo competition deadline
13:00 Seminar: Graphisoft - Point Clouds in Architectural Environments
14:00 Seminar: Lukasz Migas (Lettique) - DirectX 12
15:00 Seminar: Zsolnai-Fehér Károly - Raytracing / GI
16:00 Music competition
18:00 Live music: SIDRip Alliance
18:00 Deadline for all other competitions
20:00 Componight part 1: Freestyle graphics, Handdrawn graphics, Photo, Wild demo/Animation
22:00 Componight part 2: Oldschool demo, 256byte intro, 4kb intro, 64kb intro, Demo
Sunday, September 13
01:30 Voting deadline
02:00 Prizegiving ceremony
12:00 Party closes

All times are CEST (UTC+2).
Note: we can't let anyone in before Friday 16:00 and everyone must leave the place until Sunday 12:00.

Compos

Competitions are at the heart of every demoparty. Whether you are competing or not, compo nights are always atmospheric, inspiring, and entertaining.

Handdrawn graphics

Still images using any traditional handdrawn techniques, such as pixelling or freehand painting.

  • The entry archive should include at least 3 phases or steps of the creation process.
  • No animations are allowed.
  • Only one picture per artist is allowed.
  • If the graphic doesn't look handdrawn, it will be moved to the freestyle competition.
  • Pictures will be shown using XNView, any format that it can display is allowed. (Lossless PNG is preferred.)

Freestyle graphics

Still images created by any tool or creation method available, such as photo retouching or 3D rendering.

  • The entry archive should include at least 3 phases or steps of the creation process.
  • No animations are allowed.
  • Only one picture per artist is allowed.
  • Pictures will be shown using XNView, any format that it can display is allowed. (Lossless PNG is preferred.)

Graphics

Photo

The competition of camera-twiddlers!

  • HDR and slight retouching is allowed (e.g. color correction and cropping), but the archive must in include the original, unretouched picture too, with EXIF information intact (or the original RAW file).
  • Only one picture per artist is allowed.
  • Pictures will be shown using XNView, any format that it can display is allowed. (Lossless PNG is preferred.)
  • Note: we will perform a quality preselection and only the best 15 photos will be shown at the compo! Please try to be original and creative - the Nth sunset and bug macro don't count as such.

Music

Music

Musical entries created with either modern studio techniques or oldschool trackers.

  • Playing time: 4 minutes. We'll fade out afterwards.
  • Maximum size: 10 megabytes zipped
  • Allowed streaming formats: MP3 and OGG. Also, please fill the ID3/OGGInfo fields if possible.
  • Allowed tracked formats: XM, IT, S3M, MOD
  • Only one song per artist is allowed.
  • Replaying application: Winamp for streaming, XMPlay for tracked

Gamedev

Game development

You make it, you play it!

  • Maximum size: 64 megabytes zipped
  • The game must not write on the hard disk, only inside its own directory.
  • The game should not have an installer!
  • You'll get around 3-4 minutes to play and present your game during the compo, otherwise we will play instead of you (consider that a threat).

Wild

Wild demo / Animation

Entries which don't fit into any other category. Short films, rendered animations, Flash movies, machinima, alternative platform demos.

  • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • If your entry is a video file, please use common formats like MP4 / MKV / AVI containers with H.264 / DivX / XviD video and MP3 / AAC / uncompressed audio.
  • If your entry is NOT a video file, consult the organizers before the deadline.
  • Only one entry per artist is allowed.

256b

256 byte intro

256 bytes of coder mayhem, get the most out of a quarter kilobyte.

  • Playing time: ~1 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards or when the audience begs us.
  • If possible, quit on a keypress, preferably ESC.
  • The entry must be one single file, not larger than 256 bytes.
  • The entry must not write on the hard drive.
  • Entries will be run on the main PC compo machine, booted with the latest version of Rufus. This means no midi, no pc speaker, no virtualbox, no vmware, no DOSBox, just plain FreeDOS.

4kb

4 kilobyte intro

4 kilobytes of visuals and sound packed together to create the ultimate coding challenge.

  • Playing time: 5 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • Entries must quit on ESC.
  • The entry must be one single file, not larger than 4096 bytes.
  • The entry must not write on the hard drive permanently.
  • Usage of the most recent, Win7-compatible Crinkler is recommended.
  • You can include a safe mode EXE in the archive, but if the compressed version of the intro doesn't run, we won't show the larger version.

64kb

64 kilobyte intro

Minuscule demos providing endless possibilities to show off in music, code and graphics.

  • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • Entries must quit on ESC.
  • The entry must be one single file, not larger than 65536 bytes.
  • The entry must not write on the hard drive permanently.
  • The usage of kkrunchy is highly recommended.

Oldschool

Oldschool demo

Blast from the past! The demo compo for all kinds of oldschool platforms.

  • Entries must run on platforms that are at least 20 years old, including C64, Amiga, vintage consoles, and DOS-based PCs, to name a few.
  • Must not be a simple animation player.
  • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • If your entry is NOT running on Amiga or C64, please contact us in advance to work out the details.
  • Hardware expansions are allowed but contact us with any special needs.

Demo

Demo

Have all the space you want for creating the masterpiece of the demoscene.

  • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • Entries must quit on ESC.
  • Maximum size: 64 megabytes archived.
  • The entry must not write on the hard drive permanently.

Superfunction

Superfunction - Sponsored by Graphisoft

Do you have an interesting piece of code that even your mother would be proud of? An exotic compression routine? A beautiful patchwork texture generator perhaps? Or a llama fur shader? Maybe a synthesizer based on meowing cats? Look no further, this is the compo for you!

  • We are awaiting entries from individuals that include an algorithm or a piece of code, along with a short description on what it does and why you think it’s special, neatly packed in one single zip file.
  • The algorithm or code has to be in human readable form, and it should be your own work of course.
  • It can be split into multiple files, but altogether it shouldn’t be more than 500 lines.
  • It doesn’t have to be new, you can bring your old dusty lines too if you think they are competitive.
  • Entries will be reviewed and voted on by a professional jury, including experts from GRAPHISOFT.
  • The top entries will be showcased during the awards ceremony.
  • Your entries will not be handed over to any 3rd person, they won’t be distributed, and you retain all intellectual rights.
  • Entries should be sent to contact@function.hu, you can already do so now!
  • If you have questions, feel free to ask us on that address as well.
  • Deadline is 12:00 CEST (10:00 UTC) on Saturday, September 12th.

General rules

  • Productions can be entered on-location by uploading them via the party network.
  • Remote contributions via e-mail are allowed, but we won't safe-keep your prizes, if no one picks it up during the prizegiving.
  • The organizers reserve the right to remove entries from competitions. These entries won't be shown, won't be spread and won't be votable. In individual competitions this usually means preselection to avoid a huge amount of entries to be presented, in other competitions it solely means quality control and eventual compatibility problems. If your entry doesn't run on the compo machine, we'll do our best to help you to get it running though.
  • The organizers also reserve the right to merge competitions together if there are not enough entries.
  • Previously released material is not allowed. Covers, remixes and derivative works can only be entered with the consent of the original author.
  • For every entry we'd like to ask to include a FILE_ID.DIZ (a simple text file) in the archive, containing the prod's name and author, optionally the compo and party. (Note: Traditionally FILE_ID.DIZ's are 40 characters wide at most.)
  • The compo entry must be packed together with either ZIP or RAR (or the best packer on that given platform). We will not accept unpacked entries, and we will not pack your entry for you.
  • For PC compos, the latest DirectX end-user runtime will be installed on the compo machine.
  • By entering, you also agree on having your works uploaded to our website after the party and to various larger demoscene FTP servers (scene.org)
  • The maximum resolution of the projector is 720p (1280x720), so please respect that and don't go over it, because it might result in your entry breaking.

Compo machines

  • PC: i7 - 3.4GHz, 16GB Ram, GTX Titan, SSD, Win7
  • Amiga: A1200 + 060
  • C64: Stock C64, New SID, 1541/II
  • Android: nVidia Shield

Other platforms may be available on demand

Visitors

# Name Group Country Prod?
244. Barnypok DyjudlUscOaQFy hu Hungary  
243. Barnypok VTXvacuyqGiAEw hu Hungary  
242. JimmiXzSw vcDbVFdbhF hu Hungary  
241. Barnypok kPAZBiFSzSVi hu Hungary  
240. Barnypok ELbNLXyUROWjRoFM hu Hungary  
239. Barnypok TXDUqiGpiwSDmlm hu Hungary  
238. Barnypok fAIlPbLuuviQZSQcWOE hu Hungary  
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236. Barnypok bunFXVEUQRJShUV hu Hungary  
235. Barnypok dEhQqfUwEM hu Hungary  
234. Barnypok RQsjmandKku hu Hungary  
233. Barnypok pnEBmojI hu Hungary  
232. Barnypok yhFNbDziShOWoifhHiy hu Hungary  
231. Barnypok iqTKrJrVKKUILHKPg hu Hungary  
230. Barnypok oqauCEsTrSgRUe hu Hungary  
201. T1024 hu Hungary
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198. Dyce Ruptured Bits hu Hungary  
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195. diskrim at Austria  
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186. Leeroy SMV Đ3$!gN hu Hungary  
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181. IVBela hu Hungary  
180. kisbeka hu Hungary  
179. xorn los angeles lamers hu Hungary  
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177. Fülöp Richárd hu Hungary  
176. betasector CG & CG & ÜD hu Hungary
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166. nikin hu Hungary
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161. Krax hu Hungary  
160. Zden Satori sk Slovakia
159. kovacs lambda hu Hungary
158. HomeGnome gb United Kingdom  
157. tifeco hu Hungary
156. Digimind ua Ukraine
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154. Dyla RoBuR hu Hungary  
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152. z hu Hungary  
151. TMC ROLE ^ CPI nl Netherlands  
150. Altezza Los Angeles Lamers hu Hungary  
149. Diego Martinez es Spain  
148. Valentina hu Hungary  
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145. adolf los angeles lamers fj Fiji
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133. metoikos Vaahtera de Germany
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129. Loc Anarchy hu Hungary  
128. Robbie Malyi se Sweden  
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124. Scorpy Replay, Singular Crew hu Hungary
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105. Fei RR pl Poland  
104. Sebaloz Lepsi.De pl Poland  
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102. viti abs! hu Hungary
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98. Xylia hu Hungary  
97. Cargo Singular Crew hu Hungary
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94. mrz astroidea hu Hungary  
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91. g0dislsd Notorious eu Europe  
90. X X hu Hungary
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85. Krpa hr Croatia  
84. M hu Hungary
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82. ziona hu Hungary
81. Marianna Sadecka sk Slovakia  
80. Pavol Luptak sk Slovakia  
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75. Lete hu Hungary  
74. maatee90 hu Hungary  
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72. Toffy hu Hungary  
71. Hakon Whelpz pl Poland  
70. Robert Agoston hu Hungary  
69. nap dilemma hu Hungary  
68. bkil hu Hungary  
67. DerHase hu Hungary
66. joga fi Finland  
65. László "Blue" Takács White Rabbit Games hu Hungary
64. fzf hu Hungary  
63. kzf at Austria  
62. hcs lambda hu Hungary
61. rawbits hu Hungary
60. Thomson hu Hungary
59. Mészi Function Org hu Hungary  
58. Tomi HANGember hu Hungary  
57. halides primitive fi Finland
56. -SP- LCE hu Hungary
55. ephy MoVe be Belgium
54. Agent11 hu Hungary  
53. bodrienn hu Hungary  
52. PDani ch Switzerland  
51. winnetou hu Hungary  
50. lettique mt Malta  
49. Delu None hu Hungary  
48. pohar HarDread hu Hungary
47. CCCPDAVID Function Org hu Hungary  
46. T-101 Darklite fi Finland
45. reptile astroidea hu Hungary  
44. visualvoice hu Hungary  
43. Maxie hu Hungary  
42. Lucille hu Hungary
41. wolfee (optional) hu Hungary  
40. TrX DD^CnS hu Hungary  
39. ente at Austria  
38. mayor scenesat^simulaatio.org fi Finland
37. adsr Los Angeles Lamers hu Hungary
36. bonefish Reality^ABC^Nah-Kolor hr Croatia
35. Cly Suva CyberCat ee Estonia
34. nagz grm/adj hu Hungary
33. Pompolic hu Hungary  
32. Citrus Aberration Creations sk Slovakia
31. Netro hu Hungary  
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29. Lokko Insert Coin hu Hungary  
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22. Lacoste CaPaNNa, UF hu Hungary  
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11. Envo LCE hu Hungary
10. tEDDYbOAR S!H pl Poland  
9. teo fd ^ rebels de Germany
8. Slapec IR hu Hungary
7. Caiwan IR hu Hungary
6. vincenzo ae United Arab Emirates
5. Gargaj ÜD^CNS^(adj.) hu Hungary
4. aha Rebels^fresh!mindworkz hu Hungary  
3. pasy Rebels^fresh!mindworkz hu Hungary  
2. Charlie Singular Crew hu Hungary  
1. Zoom Conspiracy hu Hungary  

After the Party

If you have also made photos or videos at the party, please send us the links and we'll include them here!

Partners

  • Graphisoft
  • Gameloft
  • MD1
  • Scene.hu
  • Viprinet

Special thanks to Picard!