General compo rules

  • As on every demoparty, entries must not have been released previously.
  • Only submit your own work. Entries must be free of 3rd party rights unless you have a legal and transferable license to use and redistribute the 3rd party content. Further restrictions may apply (see below)
  • Any entry that violates German law will be disqualified. No hate speech, child pornography or similar.
  • Organizers reserve the right to disqualify your entry if it's, to quote Revision, crap or detestable. You have the right to free speech but we have the right to choose what we're amplifying on our platform.
  • We also reserve the right to skip or fade out long scrollers or parts where nothing happens.
  • If there are too few entries in a given competition, we might merge this competition with another one. Should this happen we'll ask you if you still want your entry to run.
  • If there are too many entries in a competition, we will try to assemble a jury from the party visitors, and have a preselection round.
  • In case your entry gets disqualified or does not pass preselection, it will not be spread.
  • Should there be a technical problem with your entry, we'll contact you. You can test your entry on our competition machines, but try not to stretch our patience too much :)


General compo rules

  • Only one entry per artist per competition allowed.
  • Preferred resolution is 1920×1080 for all graphics compos. Other resolutions will be scaled (preserving aspect) so they fit the screen.
  • Please use PNG as image format for maximum quality.
  • Still images only, no animations.

Freestyle Graphics

  • You must include exactly 4 (four) working stages together with your final version of the picture. All entries without plausible looking working stages will be disqualified.
  • You must be the sole creator(s) of the image - no 3rd party content allowed. This includes AI generated images if they were for more than inspiration.
  • No pure photos allowed.

Pixel Graphics

  • You must include exactly 4 (four) working stages together with your final version of the picture. All entries without plausible looking working stages, as well as badly converted content will be disqualified.
  • You can choose the resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio is recommended.
  • Maximum 8 colors. Choose your own palette!

Themed Photo

  • We have a theme: Faces of Calmness
  • You have to be the creator of the photo. No 3rd party content.
  • Retouching and collages are allowed.

4K Executable Graphics

  • Maximum file size: 4096 bytes.
  • No animations or loading bars. Display black and swap buffers to final image when ready.
  • We allow a maximum of 1 minute of precalc on the second run. The beamslide will be shown while precalc runs.
  • Please provide a screenshot of your entry (PNG, 1920×1080)
  • General rules of the Realtime section apply; please have a look below.


General compo rules

  • Only one entry per artist per competition allowed.
  • The length limit for all entries in the music competitions is 4:00 minutes max. In case your entry is longer we will fade out at the four minute mark.

Streaming Music

  • Entry must be delivered as uncompressed .wav, .aif, .flac, .mp3 or .ogg (highest possible quality, please - it's 2022!)
  • .wav/aif entries must follow “Artist - Title”-naming scheme, .flac/mp3/ogg tagged accordingly

Tracked Music

  • Entries will be played using XMPlay. Its pattern view will be shown on the bigscreen.
  • Maximum file size: 1.457.664 bytes (one good old diskette)
  • Allowed formats:
    • .MOD/.S3M/.XM/.IT (replayed with XMPlay (native support, sinc interpolation for crunch))
    • .MED/.NST/.STM (replayed with ModPlug Sound System Input Plugin for XMPlay)
    • .TFM/.TFMX/.TFX (replayed with Winamp2 TFMX player v1.25 Plugin for XMPlay)

32K Executable Music

  • Maximum file size: 32768 bytes.
  • You must provide a .wav writer in your prod. If the writer puts you over the size limit, you can hand in two executables, one with the writer and above the size limit, and the compo version without the writer.
  • General rules of the Realtime section apply; please have a look there.


General compo rules

  • All platforms allowed!
  • We will start with the combined categories below, but if there are enough entries to warrant their own categories, we will split the compos according to what you create, eg. newschool and oldschool, or 4k and 64k.
  • In case your platform is not one of the compo machines below, bring your own device and any necessary peripherals and cables, and contact the organizer team. Additionally, please make a video recording of your entry and submit it alongside (not in!) the release archive. If you're unable to provide a recording, we are glad to help.
  • Entries must be submitted as zip files or optionally, in case of oldschool platforms, disk images. No installers, no external libraries; what's inside the zip must run without any more steps on a freshly installed version of the platform of your choice.
  • Except: If you submit a browser/Javascript production, please specify your preferred browser in the organizer notes, and how to start your entry. We can supply a local http server if the entry doesn't run from the local file system.
  • Any size limit includes all files necessary to run the production. We'll run all entries with all non-essential files deleted.
  • If you use a fixed resolution, the maximum we support is 1920×1080. Presenting a selector with higher options is ok of course.
  • Pressing ESC (or whatever your platform's exit key is if it has one) has to end the demo instantly.

Compo hardware

  • Compo PC 1: Intel Core i9-11900, 32GB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Windows 11 10.0.22000 or newer
  • Compo PC 2: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, 32GB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, Windows 10 22H2
  • Linux compo machine: Intel Core i9-10900K, 32GB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Ubuntu 22.04 with NV drivers
  • Mac: 2021 MacBook Pro, M1 Pro with 14 GPU cores, 16GB
  • C64 - Version(s) TBD
  • Amiga - Version(s) TBD
  • Raspberry Pi 400

Combined Demo

  • No size limit!
  • Maximum running time: 10 minutes

Combined Intro

  • Maximum file size: 65536 bytes
  • If you aim for anything lower, that respective size limit applies (ie. 4096 bytes). As stated, if there are enough entries we can split this compo.
  • Maximum running time: 10 minutes


General compo rules


  • Maximum running time: 10 seconds. Yes, you read that right.
  • We will play your entry in a loop.
  • Please supply the file as gif, mov, mp4 or mkv. Supported codecs are h.264, HEVC, VP9 and AV1, maximum resolution and frame rate is 1920×1080 at 60Hz. Don't save on bitrate.


Anything that doesn't fit any of the other compos has a shot in here.
Be creative - this is not the Musicdisk Compo!

NOTE: We absolutely reserve the right to determine if it is feasible to present the entry, especially when obscure or highly flammable hardware is being used.