Multimatograf 2017: rules

  • Multimatograf 2017 demoparty will take place in Vologda during April 29-30, 2016.
  • If you're taking part in the compos, being at the partyplace is not required!
    In case if you win, we'll sent the diplomas by post.
  • A prod might be disqualified in case if:
    • it was available to public before the compos.
    • it violates the current laws or contains explicit material.
    • uses copyrighted material.
    • failed preselect.
  • All accepted prods (including the ones which went out of compos) will be freely available to public. Disqualified prods will not be

Compo reception

  • In order to submit a prod you should  register first. This will give you access to the «Submit prod» menu.
  • After being reviewed, the uploaded prod's status will be changed to "Accepted" or "Rejected", with an appropriate notification being sent to your e-mail address
  • No more than two prods per author and per compo are allowed
  • The deadline is April 29, before the festival takes place.

If you have any questions, you can contact the organizers via this e-mail: e-mail demoscene (at) multimatograf.ru.

Hardware

It's possible to show the prods using the following hardware:

  • ZX Spectrum +2 + divIDE
  • ZX-Evolution + NeoGS
  • Commodore C64 + FDD 1541II
  • Atari 65XE or 800XL
  • Amstrad CPC 6128
  • Sony HitBit HB10 (MSX1)
  • Yamaha YIS-503IIIR (MSX2) + FDD + IDE
  • BK-0011M
  • Schneider EuroPC (i8088)
  • Nintendo Famicom + EverDrive N8 cartridge

If your prod's platform differs from the ones listed above, you need to contact us so we could find the way to show the prod.

 

Deciding the winner

Voting will be available for the visitors of both the partyplace and the events.retroscene.org website. The winners are decided according to their score's average.


8bit music

This compo accepts music for such sound chips as AY/YM, Pokey, SID, as well as one-bit digital modules for ZX Spectrum's beeper. If your prod's platform is not in the hardware list, contact us.

  • The prod should be submitted as an executable module or as a source file for the music program it was made for.
  • Sending an additional mp3/ogg version of the song for the online voting is encouraged.
  • The song will be shown for no more than three minutes.
 


Multichannel Music

This compo accepts tracker music in the following formats: mod, xm, it, s3m, mt2, SunVox.

  • All the modules will be played either in XMPlay, SunVox or for mt2, in MadTracker2.
  • Sending an additional mp3/ogg version of the song for the online voting is encouraged.
  • The songs will be shown for no more than three minutes.
  • Max size of packed module is 64 Kb. Any packer allowed: zip, rar, 7z, etc...
 


Tiny MP3

This compo accepts music in any format - streaming, multichannel, chiptune, midi, but each song should be no longer than 30 seconds.

 


8Bit Graphics

This compo accepts graphics for such 8-bit platforms as ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari XL/XE, MSX1 etc. If your prod's platform is not in the hardware list, contact us.

Software gfx expansion, such as Multicolor, GigaScreen, MacroScreen, Border are allowed.

In order to confirm the picture's authorship, you should also submit no less than three WIP versions of it.

 


PixelArt

  • Max size is 320х200 pixels
  • Max colors: 16
  • Palette: any

In order to confirm the picture's authorship, you should also submit no less than three WIP versions of it.

 


ASCII/ANSI

This compo accepts graphics done with ASCII/ANSI technology.

  • Max size is 80×1000.
  • Allowed formats: ans, xb
 


Animation / Wild

This compo accepts demos that don't fit into any other nomination, as well as an animated or any other kind of short-length film.

If the prod is done as a video, it should match the MM festival's spirit (which is to be judged by the demoparty's organizers).

  • The prods will be shown for no more than five minutes.
 


8bit intro 256b

This compo accepts intros for every 8-bit platform, including the "expanded" ones: ATM 1/2/3, Profi, Timex, ZX Evolution, TSConf etc..

  • Max size is 256 bytes w/o the loader.
  • The intros will be shown for no more than one minute, not counting the loading and depacking time.
  • If an intro doesn't have a clear ending, its' author should tell at which point we should stop the intro, or otherwise, we will decide when to stop it ourselves.
 


8Bit Demo

This compo accepts demos for any classic 8-bit platforms: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atart XL/XE, Amstrad CPC, MSX1/MSX2, BK0010/0011, IBM PC/XT etc. If your prod's platform is not in the hardware list, contact us.

  • The demos will be shown for no more than 5 minutes.
  • If a demo doesn't have a clear ending, its' author should tell at which point we should stop the demo, or otherwise, we will decide when to stop it ourselves.
 

Realtime compos take place during the demoparty. You can take place in any compo remotely.

All realtime compos have these additional rules, such as the amount of to complete the prod, the prod's theme, technical limitations of the prod. These rules will be stated before the compos begin.


Fast & Wild

The object of this compo is to create a demo with a certain theme. Any kind of post-production of its' video footage is allowed. You can also use videos without coding.

  • Compo duration: 24 hours
 


Realtime 8Bit Music Cover

Необходимо за отведенное время написать кавер на предоставленный трек. Формат трека: любая олдскульная 8-битная платформа (см. компо 8Bit Music).

  • Compo duration: 3 hours
 


Realtime ZX Paintover

Необходимо за отведенное время нарисовать картинку на основе черно-белого скетча в формате ZX Spectrum (6144). Финальное изображение может оставаться черно-белым, но может быть расскрашено. Кроме стандартного спектрумовского режима (6912) допустимо применение таких техник, как Multicolor и Gigascreen.

  • Автор должен предоставить не менее двух промежуточных стадий работы.
  • Compo duration: 3 hours
 


Realtime ZX 53c

In this compo, you need to draw a ZX Spectrum attribute screen (32x24 pixels, 53 colors) with a certain theme, in a limited amount of time.

To draw the picture, you could either use the online editor or any other graphics editor which could handle this format.

  • Compo duration: all of demoparty time