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COMPOS

Your entries must be uploaded to the Edison 2022 Partynet before the relevant deadline. You need a party ticket to access it. Please allow a few hours for your ticket to be registered as an access key.

General rules

  • All entries must be previously unreleased.
  • Remote entries are allowed with an online party ticket
  • We reserve the right to perform preselection if we get an extraordinary amount of entries for a compo. We also reserve the right to disqualify any entries that we think are not serious. Only competing entries will be distributed after the party.
  • Entries running on listed compo machines will be shown live. Entries on your own hardware will require you to upload a recording for us to be able to show it.
  • Live-stream resolution: 1920x1080p60 at 6Mbps
  • It’s important to upload your own recording if your contribution runs on anything other than one of the listed compo machines.

NEWSCHOOL DEMO

  • Maximum running time: 8 minutes.
  • Maximum disk size: 64 MiB.
  • Compo machines:
    • Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8/5.1GHz
    • 32GB 36200MHz DDR4
    • Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
    • Windows 10, 64 bit, latest release

OLDSCHOOL DEMO

  • Anything up to and including accelerated Amiga/Atari.
  • Maximum running time: 8 minutes.
  • Maximum disk size: 16 MiB.
  • Compo machines:
    • C64 w. 8580 & 6581 SID switchable, 1541 Ultimate-2.
    • Amiga 500
    • Amiga 1200, WARP 1260 (50, 66, 75 or 95MH), 128MB RAM

NEWSCHOOL INTRO

  • Maximum running time: 8 minutes.
  • Maximum disk size: 64 KiB.
  • Compo machines:
    • Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8/5.1GHz
    • 32GB 36200MHz DDR4
    • Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
    • Windows 10, 64 bit, latest release

STREAMING MUSIC

  • Maximum running time: 4 minutes.
  • Provide a short list of software/hardware used to make the tune.
  • Allowed formats: MP3, Ogg, FLAC, WAV
  • If your contribution is based on an existing piece of work, please provide a reference when handing it in.

OLDSCHOOL MUSIC

  • Maximum running time: 4 minutes.
  • Allowed platforms have a 16 bit or narrower CPU data bus like C64, VIC20, Atari XL, Atari ST, NES, SNES, Master System, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Game Boy Color
  • Allowed formats: executable
  • If your contribution is based on an existing piece of work, please provide a reference when handing it in.

TRACKED MUSIC

  • Maximum running time: 4 minutes.
  • Maximum file size: 4MB.
  • PC modules will be played using the latest version of XMPlay.
    Please specify if you want any specific playback settings in XMPlay, or else these will apply:
    MOD: No Interpolation, No Ramping, 50 % Stereo Separation, normal MOD playback mode.
    S3M/XM/IT: Sinc Interpolation, Sensitive Ramping, 50 % Stereo Separation.
  • Amiga modules will be played using ProTracker, OctaMED, MusicLine
  • Allowed formats (PC): XM, IT, S3M
  • Allowed formats (Amiga): MOD, OctaMED, ML
  • If your contribution is based on an existing piece of work, please provide a reference when handing it in.

VIDEO GREETING

  • Upload a video greeting to everyone from your own ship or wherever you’re enjoying Edison from!
  • Maximum running time: 5 minutes.
  • Entries will be shown as they arrive between other compos.
  • You can opt out from release.
  • Videos will be checked before they are shown and compo crew reserve the right to not show entries that could cause problems with the streaming platforms:
    • Don’t break your local or Swedish laws in the video, don’t hate on individuals, don’t show off your or anyone else’s genitals
    • Do have fun, drink some beers, make some satire, send some f*ckings and greetings
    • Things you could include, in memory of kex3: What’s your name, do you have an entry apart from this greeting and what are you drinking, if anything?
  • Allowed formats: All movie formats (use common sense or contact us).

GAME

  • Maximum running time: 5 minutes.
  • You should play the game yourself or provide us with a recording if that’s not possible

LIVE GRAPHICS DUEL

  • Time-limit: 15 minutes drawing
  • Contact liveduel@edisonparty.com to participate well before the party
  • Free online party ticket for all live duel participants
  • A theme will be selected and announced 5 minutes before each duel, giving participants a bit of time to think
  • Stream your desktop or drawing application to us over RTMP, SRT or to your own Twitch channel for us to scrape or hook up via HDMI or NDI desktop capture if you’re at our physical party
  • Use any software you like as long as you can produce a drawing from a blank canvas
  • Existing images, sprites and so on are not allowed. Custom abstract brushes are fine but excersize caution, the audience is watching.
  • Please keep informed of the live duel schedule for Friday and stay on standby

LIVE MUSIC DUEL

  • Time-limit: 15 minutes composing
  • Contact liveduel@edisonparty.com to participate well before the party
  • Free online party ticket for all live duel participants
  • Any music software stack is allowed, trackers and synths. Excersize caution on presets and libraries, the audience is watching.
  • Stream your desktop or music application to us over RTMP, SRT or to your own Twitch channel for us to scrape or hook up via HDMI or NDI desktop capture if you’re at our physical party
  • Each duel will have a restriction announced, for example: compose a seamlessly looping song or compose a jingle with a maximum run-time of 30 seconds
  • Please keep informed of the live duel schedule for Friday and stay on standby

NEWSCHOOL GRAPHICS

  • Combined hires/raytracing/executable compo.
  • State if your picture is painted or raytraced when handing it in.
  • Please provide three workstages for painted pictures.
  • Allowed formats: PNG, JPEG.
  • If your contribution is based on an existing piece of work, please provide a reference when handing it in.
  • Graphics compos may be merged if we get too few entries in either compo.

LOWRES GRAPHICS

  • Anything up to 320×256 with 8 BPP.
  • Please provide three workstages.
  • Allowed formats (PC/Amiga): PNG, IFF/ILBM.
  • Allowed formats (others): Executable.
  • If your contribution is based on an existing piece of work, please provide a reference when handing it in.
  • Graphics compos may be merged if we get too few entries in either compo.

OLDSCHOOL GRAPHICS

  • Anything on 8bit platforms.
  • Please provide three workstages.
  • Allowed formats: Executable.
  • If your contribution is based on an existing piece of work, please provide a reference when handing it in.
  • Graphics compos may be merged if we get too few entries in either compo.

ASCII/ANSI/PETSCII GRAPHICS

  • Oldschool, newschool, block and ANSI in one compo
  • Entries will be shown on their respective platforms when possible
  • Keep it to 80 columns. Height? You decide.
  • Please include a newschool-friendly preview image so we can verify the rendering on the compo machines, this is especially important for binary entries, but it also helps remind people of your entry in the voting system
  • If your contribution is based on an existing piece of work, please provide a reference when handing it in.
  • We reserve the right to remove any converted entries from the compo.

ANIMATION & VIDEO

  • Maximum running time: 8 minutes.
  • A movie clip you made that’s either pretty, interesting or funny.
  • Allowed formats: All movie formats (use common sense or contact us).
  • If your contribution is based on an existing piece of work, please provide a reference when handing it in.

PHOTO

  • Photo compo, separate photo-only compo, new for 2018.
  • Retouching and collages are allowed.
  • Please provide unmodified photo as a workstage.
  • Allowed formats: JPEG.
  • You have to be the creator of the photo.
  • May be merged with graphics compos if we get too few entries in either compo.