Buy your tickets in advance for a €10 discount and less hassle checking in at Outline. We have several options available!
Even if you haven't bought tickets yet, you can let people know that you are coming to Outline by registering in advance!
Outline is a demo party, an event which takes place over the course of several days. It is a place where people compete, and celebrate the creative use of computers. If this is your first encounter with Outline or demo parties in general, you would do well to read up on the matter on wikipedia.
Outline started in 2004 as a shadow party organised by and for the Atari demo scene to coincide with Breakpoint (one of the largest demo scene events held annually in Germany). Word got out and the unique atmosphere started attracting people from other platforms. Today, Outline remains an Atari party at heart but welcomes all platforms to mingle, agree and disagree.
A spacious main hall with large format projection screen and suitable audio, plenty of beds and a private campsite, terrace and sportsfields right outside the main hall, indoor bar and lounge, and last but not least: a pond for the PMP duckies.
Outline serves shockingly cheap drinks and snacks at the bar. To top that off, there's free coffee, tea and breakfast for every visitor. A €30,− food ticket covers you for dinner throughout the event.
We'll be kicking it oldskool this year −no fancy internet nor networking, just the essentials for uploading and voting. We have no incentive to cater to Sofasceners −please stop asking for video feeds.
The location is considerably more up north than Outline has been before, but long-distance travellers will not be affected much.
People coming by plane are recommended to land at Amsterdam Schiphol and use the Intercity connection towards Leeuwarden to get to Steenwijk. This train leaves every 30 minutes and the trip takes less than two hours.
We can supply train tickets valid from Schiphol towards Outline and back for the ridiculously low fee of €14,−. Make sure to tick the checkbox in the registration form if you want one −you'd be stupid not to.
15-30 minutes before arriving at Steenwijk station you can dial +31-521-513000. A Taxi Oost car or van will show up in front of station Steenwijk and take upto 4 people to the party location for approximately €24 (don't forget to bring the address!).
On Friday and Saturday, you can take Bus 76 to get to busstop Willemsoord. From there, the location can be reached by taking a left turn from the intersection and walk 750 metres.
Most people coming by car should start by reaching the A32 expressway travelling north towards Leeuwarden. After taking exit 7: Steenwijk Noord and turning left at the bottom of the exit, follow the road and exit the roundabout straight ahead towards Willemsoord.
Keep following the road straight through Witte Paarden township. About 2 kilometers from the highway exit, the main road takes a sharp turn to the left, and right there you can also turn right to continue travelling straight in the direction of Willemsoord. After about 1,5km, you will reach the main road crossing in Willemsoord with on your right hand side Cafe de Steen. Turn left onto Paasloregel here, and follow the road for about 800m until you see the Outline bee on the left side of the road.
Entries will be shown on real hardware when available. Stay tuned for the final list of available machines. If your required setup is unavailable, please bring it with you. Maximum playtime for all entries is 10 minutes.
Original works only; remixes, covers, and previously released songs are not allowed. Maximum playtime for all entries is 4 minutes. Longer entries will be faded out.
We officially support entries for Windows and Linux. We also accept Mac entries, but please bring your own hardware. We'll have the latest versions of the .NET (Windows only) and Java runtimes installed. Stay tuned for more precise details of our setup.
We also welcome realtime web browser entries. We'll have the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer installed. Please specify the preferred browser to run your entry with.
Please provide at least three workstages for pixel/freestyle entries or retouched photos. We will zoom in and out during screening of the entries to showcase the techniques applied. Note that our beamer resolution is 1920x1080 - so if you're planning to submit your work in all its 4k glory, be advised.
Atari ST(e) entries will be shown on real hardware. We have emulators installed for most other popular systems, or bring your own hardware.
Atari Falcon 030
With many releases of tracked modules and a recent history of a new commercial project, Bacter (AKA Itzik Shemesh / Tel-Aviv) is a veteran scener with a lot of ambition and passion for quality music. Along with talented musician and proofreader Saga Musix, he keeps on releasing tracked modules in some of nowadays' demoparties. Stay tuned for quality music.
Beftex will be raising the synthwave flag at Outline on Friday afternoon. The perfect way to start your second party day!
Faxe and Dipswitch from demo- and ansi-group Black Maiden occasionally team up and spin roots reggae, uk dub, and other bass-heavy music they both enjoy. At Outline, they will play a dinnertime set to help get you in the mood for the night to come.
Real 'Oosterbuur' DaTucker has always been afraid to play a DJ-set at the biggest Dutch annual demoparty with Atari roots. But despite his fears, once again he'll provide Outline with a mix of electro, 8-bit and oldskool house sounds. And because it's his alltime personal favourite: Barbie Girl.
dojoe will sweeten your Thursday evening with a healthy mix of carefully selected and expertly presented electronic music.
Knoeki has made a name for herself laying down mean vinyl sets for the DnB crowd. This year, though, she'll play a selection of music fitting to an early afternoon timeframe and atmosphere.
A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse of course, that is, of course, unless the horses are the famous MEME MACHINE
A major music and games industry celebrity ever since his breakthrough Action Henk Hot Pepper Game Review, RoccoW will play some of his best chiptunes live at Outline!
Longtime demoscener and active chip musician Xtrium will play an experimental set at Outline, listen closely because you are likely to hear sounds from him that you haven't heard before!
Chiptune heroes xyce who have performed all around the world, will provide you with happy melody driven chiptune made with various computers like the Atari ST, C64, Gameboy, Amiga 500 and PC. Pop like arrangements that will definitely bring a smile to your face.
A pre-order ticket gives you full access to the event with very little to worry about: there's a bed reservation and free breakfast/coffee/tea. The €30,− upgrade will add catering dinners to the pile of goodies, meaning you are pretty much set for entertainment, rest and food for the duration of the event.
The pre-order period is over, but you can still buy a ticket at the door of the venue.