Breakpoint 2008


I can’t believe it’s been more than a year since I wrote about the Breakpoint. Breakpoint 2008 already took place last March on the Easter weekend, so the following is actually pretty old news.

I still want to share some of my favorites though. This year’s motto of the competition was Digital Garden hinting at the annual Garden Show in Germany that took place in Bingen at the Rhine river as well.

The demos have all been very impressive again. Some explored different ideas than the usual animations and particle- or plasma-effects in 3D. Instead they were designed around two-dimensional, scissor-cut, flower, comic-book-like or retro-Commodore 64/Amiga-looking elements.

A complete list of the Breakpoint 2008 entries can be found here.

Masagin by Farbrausch & Neuro
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Metamorphosis by ASD
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theBeauty by einklang.net
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Challenger Deep by Traction and Brainstorm
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64k: Invoke by Still and Conspiracy
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4k: Atrium by TBC and Loonies (Four kilobytes? How is that possible?)
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4k: h4vok by Archee (Again: 4 kilobytes? I’m just speechless…)
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