It's been 15 straight years of UK Demoparty action - Sundown, Sunrise and Nova creating the great legacy showing the UK knows how to rock a party, and provide a great portion of fish and chips. Sadly, this year the party venue lays dormant due to the pandemic shaped elephant in the room, but that absolutely will not stop us from bringing the party to you in 2020. You might have to call your local takeaway for the Fish and Chips though.
Furthermore, if you've prepaid for the in-person NOVA 2020, your participation ticket is included and your entrance is rolled over for our next in person party, NOVA 2021 (dates to be confirmed).
We're working hard on assembling entertainment for the weekend - DJs, Competitions, Demo Shows, Features, Hangouts and more. If you want to get involved, get in touch!
Are you new to the Demoscene? The Demoscene is an international computer arts subculture that specialises in the creation of Demos - self-contained computer programs for computers old and new showcasing the very best in visual splendour and technical ability. Core to the subculture are Demoparties, the social outlet for like minds to convene, socialise and share knowledge.
We're assembling the weekends proceedings so will have more information for you soon, but for the moment you can start working on your entries and please feel free to register below.
We may not be able to meet in person but the team behind NOVA have been working hard to provide a weekend of entertainment for you.
This year we will have competitions in the form of the following:
Find out more about our Competitions and rules below.
It's the ultimate fight of knowledge, persistence and crowd-pleasing skills: Two coders face off writing a shader from scratch in 25 minutes, live on stream, with a DJ supporting them with pumping beats. The audience gets to watch both shaders evolve in parallel, enjoying the action and cheering on the participants. The objective is simple: At the end of the 25 minutes, whoever gets the most votes from the audience wins.
Our contestants this year are Insomniac/TZT, Evvvvil, Wrighter and LovelyHanibal, supported by DJ Mixes from d0pefish, rc55 and lug00ber.
Outline Demoparty's head honcho Havoc has helped curate over seven hours of British Demoscene classics for you to enjoy over the weekend. 66 Demos have been captured and prepared, from 1986 all the way to 2020 including classics like Jesus on E's by LSD, Gaia Machina by Approximate and Way Too Rude by Logicoma and Loonies.
DJ Sets this year are coming from Lynn, Subi - featuring Shader Visuals from Evvvvil and Wrighter, Kris, Ravi, Lug00ber and Hoffman - featuring laser work from Polynomial!
Reality404 and Polynomial will be hanging out with some demoscene buddies in a chaotic and fun Zoom-style session using Jitsi to reflect on the entertainment of the evening and whatever else comes up, from Fish and Chips to homebrew beer and everything in-between!
As is the usual tradition, we'll be struggling through the hangover haze with a in-humour laden Jackbox Party Games session where we realise we don't understand the US references and carry on regardless. Almost certain to contain a shed-load of innuendo and silly banter.
Make sure you register, and send a payment by BACS to MR R P FULLAM (Halifax), Sort Code 110298, Account 00148134 clearly marked NOVA in the reference field.
Send PayPal money as a gift to email@example.com to avoid unnecessary fees.
If you cannot afford the entry fee, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if we can accomodate you. Challenging times and that, we'll help if we can!
You can watch the party free on twitch.tv/ukdemoscene and join in the chat on Discord or Twitch chat also.
If you want to enter any productions to the party, you can register. This entitles you to vote so you do not have to buy a separate vote key.
If you would like to vote on the competitions, you can buy a vote key.