Outline 2021 - Stayin' Alive
As Holland's longest running annual demoscene event, Outline is about to run its second online event, offering DJs and live acts, competitions for all platforms, a variety of demoshows, Shader Showdown and Byte Battle tournaments, and craptastic prize giving ceremonies at 11:30
Outline Online 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 Online or demo parties in general, you would do well to read up on the matter on wikipedia.
Outline Online 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 Online remains an Atari party at heart but welcomes all platforms to mingle, agree and disagree.
When faced with strict social distancing regulations in May 2020 by the Dutch government due to a certain worldwide pandemic which you may have heard about, Outline decided to organize an online event at the originally scheduled Ascension day weekend date. Due to the pandemic still being a thing in 2021 we're now about to organize our second online edition.
NEWS ABOUT THE PARTY
Not Suitable For Twitch compo
This is the much anticipated "Not Suitable For Twitch compo"!
Byte Battle tournament confirmed
We're proud to confirm that the second Byte Battle tournament in history will take place at Outline!
Thanks to the Lovebyte organizers for the support with coordination and setup of this show.
The coders participating in this battle are exoticorn, FMS-Cat, KilledByAPixel, Tomcat, psenough, LJ, gopher and aldroid.
See the introduction trailer on Youtube for more information about the format.
We will broadcast the quarter finals at 9pm on Thursday, semifinals at 7pm on Friday, and the final at 9pm on the Saturday evening of Outline 2021 (all times are CEST).
Sneaking up on the Danes
One of my best memories of Outline 2020 was when I sneaked up on the Danes one evening and then performed my best dance moves in reasonable sync with the music right in front of their submarine. I wonder if they dare to sail to the coast of WIllemsoord community again after seeing this...? :)
The journey begins where it ended
Ahhh, has it already been a year again? This is the first picture I came across when browsing back on my smartphone to look for some photos of last year's party to post on social media. Who would've thought we'd go back to Willemsoord another year? I certainly didn't when I made this photo but given a certain pandemic you may or may not have heard about our move to Ommen that will have to delayed at least another 12 months. That won't stop us from preparing a full weekend of entertainment for you though, do make sure to empty your schedule for the duration of the Ascension day weekend because there will be a lot of great content on our channel(s).