Compos and rules

No demoparty without compos, and at Solskogen we’ve tried very hard to host the compos that you want! Please note that the soccer tournament is not listed here. Signup will be done during the party.

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Competitions

The following compos will be held at Solskogen. Click on them for applicable rules and other info you need to know if you want to participate (which you should!)

Code

Newschool demo (PC, Mac, Consoles)
Oldskool demo (A500, A1200, Atari)
Shadertoy (Must run in the latest version of Chrome with WebGL enabled)
Combined 4k/64k intro (All of the above allowed!)

Music

Newschool music (Ogg Vorbis/MP3)
Oldskool music (4 channel MOD / XM / SID / SND / GameBoy)
16k executable music (All platforms allowed!)

Graphics

Newschool graphics (16/24-bit JPEG/PNG)
Oldskool graphics (Max 32 colors)
MS Paint graphics (Only MS Paint allowed!)

Other

Logo (Create a logo for your group, handle etc.)
Wild (Anything goes!)
4k executable graphics (All platforms allowed!)

Compo machine

All entries will be shown on the bigscreen using this computer. The projector itself supports all common resolutions from 800×600 up to 1920×1080 (1080p) – please use common, native resolutions and refresh rates to ensure that your entry can be displayed properly.

We cannot guarantee to have Amigas and Ataris available on-site, so if your prod is for one of those (or some other esoteric platform), then you need to bring it with you. Please also bring a video-file of your entry!

Rules

A few simple rules and guidelines for you to follow. Don’t worry, it’s not hard to comply, and be sure you do, otherwise our excellent compo crew will be rude to you.

Common for all compos

The compo crew reserves the right to disqualify entries that are too unserious, boring, bad, or contain racist, pornographic, disturbing or otherwise illegal content. We do not allow previously released material to be entered into any of our competitions. Nor do we accept contributions that look 99% like something released by you or your group already. There is remixing, and then there is downright lazy. We will not tolerate the latter. The democrew is all-knowing and all-seeing, and of course we have the final word in cases of doubt.

Contributions can only participate in a single compo. Yes, this includes delivering your demo soundtrack to any of the music compos.

Entries must be delivered using the on-site party network compo system. If your file is to large to be uploaded, you can bring the file to the compo crew after an entry for it has been created in the compo system.

If you are hindered from attending the party (shame, shame!) you are allowed to submit your entry remotely. To submit your remote entry, simply place it online somewhere and send us the link using the contact form.

Don’t use copyrighted materialyou are responsible for what you hand in, not us.

Common for all demo compos

Newschool demo (PC, Mac, Consoles)

Oldskool demo (Amiga, Atari etc.)

Shadertoy (Chrome)

Combined 4k/64k intro (All previously mentioned platforms allowed!)

Newschool music (Ogg Vorbis/MP3)

Oldskool music (4 channel MOD / XM / SID / SND / GameBoy)

16k executable music (All platforms allowed!)

Newschool graphics (16/24-bit JPEG/PNG)

Oldskool graphics (Max 32 colors)

MS Paint graphics (Only MS Paint allowed!)

Logo (Create a logo for your group, handle etc.)

Wild compo (Anything goes!)

4k executable graphics (All platforms allowed!)