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 anywhere in the Netherlands 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.
Just outside Steenwijk station you can press the button on the blue and white taxi post (between 06:00 and 01:30). A Regiotaxi car or van should show up within 15 minutes and take you to the party location for approximately €6 (don't forget to bring the address!).
Alternatively, 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. The traditional pickup service has been retired this year, our response time for requests would be several times slower than the short walk.
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
The Michael Schumacher of Atari chiptune music, winning almost every single compo for which he entered his chiptunes the last decade, is showing off his art live at Outline 2015! Be sure to don't miss 505's live set of ST-jing!
Alpha C is an active demoscene musician and member of TRBL and DSS. He has recently been branching out with chiptune-oriented live shows, including performances at the EINDBAAS 5 years anniversary edition, and at Berlin's Deadline demoparty.
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 relaxed afternoon set to help you recover from the night before and to get you in the mood for the night to come.
Hailing from the Danish city of Altona (occupied by Germany since 1864), he's mixing up bassy spritziness with a touch of melody and just the right amount of frizzling around the edges. The bomb of bass: Bombe!
Real 'Commie' DaTucker has never been afraid to play a DJ-set at the biggest Dutch annual demoparty with Atari roots. Once again he'll provide Outline with a mix of electro, 8-bit and oldskool house sounds. And at Havoc's special request: Barbie Girl.
deathy will be bringin' the groove with his glitch funk set, performing on his own prototype DJ software. Please be gentle for any unintentional glitches - but if it sounds cool, it was totally intentional.
dojoe will sweeten your Saturday afternoon with a healthy selection of relaxed, uplifting and/or vocal trance, with sprinkles of Progressive House to round off the meal.
ZX Spectrum superfan and veteran of many previous Outline live acts, Gasman performs demoscene classics and pop anthems through the medium of chiptunes, with a dash of keytar and vocoder thrown in for good measure.
Armed with a TI-82 calculator and a ZX Spectrum, irrlicht project plays prog-rock inspired 1-bit music, with a few dancy tunes sprinkled inbetween.
When not churning out mIRC based invitations for Outline, Knoeki lays down a mean vinyl set for the DnB crowd. Guess what'll happen at Outline again? Yep.
Known for his Nintendo Gameboy chiptunes as well as his Action Henk Hot Pepper Game Review, RoccoW will play some of his best chiptunes live at Outline!
One might wonder how SunSpire finds the time to entertain us as a DJ. In daily life very busy as main organizer of the highy recommended Nordlicht Parties in Bremen, host at SceneSat Radio and active musician in the demoscene, at Outline 2015 he'll puts Pop, 80s and 90s on our musical menu. At special request of Havoc beefed up with some German Schlagers.
Offer Wiklund/Fairlight a Dutch stroopwafel with mayonnaise and he'll beat his best happy Gameboy and C64 chiptunes out of his gear. Outline's damage to get him play: some stroopwafels and a jar of mayonnaise.
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 free dinner 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, information about ticket sales at the door of the venue will be added soon.