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.
Unfortunately the National Railways company (NS) has discontinued the tickets that we sold in previous years. A somewhat less cheap alternative (24EUR for two single tickets, from the airport to the party and back for example) is available from Actievandedag. The site is only available in Dutch, sorry about that. You can pay with PayPal or your creditcard. The tickets are valid all day on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, but only after 9AM should you decide to travel on Friday.
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. The specs of the compo pc are:
CPU: Core i7-7700K 4,2GHz
Mainboard: ASUS H270M-PLUS
RAM: 16GB RAM 2400MHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Pascal with 3584 cores
OS: Windows 10 64bit with with Creators Update 2 (1709) and latest stable NVidia drivers upto March 29th 2018.
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
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.