As we did last year, we will try something new this time. Many demo parties combine smaller compos to focus as many good releases as possible on the central “showtime”. Since névoke will be online only and one day only, we see this as a good model. Also, we try to take advantage of pre-recording and earlier deadlines.

However, we would like to go one step further: névoke will “combine everything”, in advance, without announcing special compos. We will decide on compos only after we have received all the releases.

What this means for you is that there will be three major blocks to for which you can submit your productions: Graphics, Music, and Animation/Realtime will each have their own set of rules. These rules will be published soon. In the Graphics- and Animation/Realtime-Blocks basically “anything goes.” The music compo will be played “in the mix” again, like last year.

And because even we, the organizers, don’t yet know what competitions névoke will have – why not suggest one with your entry?

Always wanted to participate in a “tunnel effect compo”? Submit your entry to the animation/realtime block and let us know you would like to participate in a possible “tunnel effect compo”. Then reach out to other demosceners to make them also create and submit corresponding works – and your wish might come true.

If you convince enough people to submit entries for your new favorite competition, we might even think about spreading different compos across blocks. Always wanted to know what the scene would do using only the word “FlimmIngo” as a topic? Get them to produce something!

To be clear, we will only decide what compos there will actually be AFTER we have received all entries. So basically, you can submit whatever you want for névoke.

Will it work? We don’t know. Maybe in the end it will boil down to the fact that there will be the competitions that we have known for a long time. Or there will be utter mayhem. But that wouldn’t be so bad either, right? So… ARE YOU IN?