If you want your demo to be shown in full size you have to make sure it runs in 1920x1080 resolution. Best way to achieve this is to include a resolution and aspect selector in your demo/intro. You can also deliver different executables of your 4k/64k intro if you have filesize troubles.

Competition: PC Demo

  • Filesize limit: 256MB after unzipping.
  • Maximum running time: 10 minutes.
  • Flash animations are not allowed, please submit them to the Animation compo.

Competition: PC 64k-Intro

  • Filesize limit: 64k (65536 bytes)
  • Maximum running time: 10 minutes.

Competition: PC 4k-Intro

  • Filesize limit: 4096 bytes.
  • Maximum running time: 10 minutes.

Competition: Alternative Platforms

  • Every platform is allowed (e.g. game consoles, mobile devices, oldschool homecomputers etc.)
  • Bring your own hardware!
  • Pure animations are not allowed.
  • Maximum running time: 10 minutes.
  • Please try to deliver a video of your demonstration.
  • Please contact us if you provide a video signal other than DVI or composite.
  • We prefer showing entries from the real (your) hardware, but this is not always possible. Please come to the beamteam early to test this.


Windows is currently the only PC platform “supported” by us. If you plan to release a Mac OS X, Linux, or Amiga entry, please contact us before the party to make sure we can play it somehow. Please consider entering a Windows port of your demo. If that is not possible, we cannot guarantee that your demo will be displayed in 16:9 ratio etc. - for any other platform (what we endorse really much), there is the Interactive competition.