Party Post-Mortem

It felt apt to call this post-party report a "post mortem", since as Evilbot all taught us, after a demoparty of some magnitude you should feel somewhat Dead Inside. Or, as Gargaj says: "Post-party depression". Solskogen 2017 was — if we are honest — probably our best year so far. We were very close to busting our all-time high with ... More

Less than a week to go!

Are you excited? ARE YOU EXCITED!? If you're even half as pumped about coming to Solskogen as we are to welcome you, then you are very very pumped. With less than a week to go, it's an excellent time for us to remind you of a few things for this years' edition. Arrival: Even if we officially open on Friday, it's traditionally been ... More

Live ALL THE THINGS!

This year, we are taking the already well-known concept of live coding into new and exciting territories with the addition of live graphics and live music (!) compos. Update: You can sign up to participate now! Speedpaint World Cup In Speedpaint World Cup compo we pin artists against each other in intense 10-minute matches where ... More

Accomodations for Solskogen visitors

For the ultimate Solskogen experience, as always we recommend the wifi-enabled camping option. It is customary to set up tents in the woods just next to the party location, where you'll be camping next to all the other sceners who know how to do it right. There's also our indoor sleeping hall at the party place for those who want to sleep ... More

The Solskogen chess tournament returns!

Welcome to Solskogen's chess column! Today we are analyzing a little gem of a game; it's the second game of the 2016 Solskogen Organizers versus The World (aka all the participants). After a spectacular eight-move defeat as black, the world team would now seek revenge as white. And what a great game it was! FLASHBACK TIME! 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 ... More

High-quality A/V on a budget

Invariably the highlight of almost any demoparty is the compo showings, and in order to keep the attention on the compos themselves, the A/V chain delivering them to the viewers (whether they be at the party or at home, watching the stream) should be as unobtrusive as possible. Sesse from the Solskogen crew is going to walk you through the ... More

Join the Solskogen community on Slack!

We're all about our participants at Solskogen - we want nothing more than to create an arena for creative people, where they can collaborate, hang out with likeminded people, and have a good time with people just like themselves. We also try to be super-open and social with our participants, and we'd like to create arenas where they can meet ... More

Welcome to Solskogen 2017!

With this, we open the doors to our new website, and the doors to Solskogen 2017 for everyone - Welcome! We're so happy to be able to provide the demoscene with yet another edition of Solskogen. We've had a good long think about what makes Solskogen great this time around, and we've tried to pick a few things up by the roots and put them ... More

New outside area!

Expect some changes to the outside area this year. What has traditionally been a free-for-all camping site, parking space, social area, basketball court and the place where we try to serve the best barbecue possible during saturday amid the chaos - will see some changes in the way it is laid out this year. To put it bluntly, we are ... More

Invitations released at Revision!

If you haven't had a chance to check out our two stellar invitations, both released at Revision during the easter holidays - we urge you to. They'll be sure to set you in the right mood to start looking forward to Solskogen in a big way. Our humble thanks to Still and Spaceballs for stepping up and making sure we had kickass invitations! &... More