Russian Winter 2017

Last Update: 13:52 13.01.2017


Today we start brand new demoparty in Russia. For last 10 years we prepare stuff and work hard on conception and directions. This one is from true fathers of whole Russian demoscene, from visitors and competitors of Enlight, from organizers of Chaos Constructions and CaFe, from creators of 3BM Open Air, from winners of DiHalt, and more and more and m0ar….

This is first ever RUSSIAN WINTER


  • we have HQ @ Russia (Samara) but we are international party;
  • we have compos and already a lot of prods submitted;
  • only remote entries are acceptably, please submit via email;
  • we are oldschool, but yes, we are newschool;
  • we have timetable — start at 12:00 RTZ3 07.01.2017 (Russian Christmas), end at 23:59 08.01.2017, results and prize-giving at 12:00 09.01.2017;
  • we have a stream from our sofa to your so far away.

Our setup here at HQ is unbelievably huge, right now we unpack only 25% of content and searching for more and more tables and power supply to achieve 90-100% readiness till prize-giving.

Contact as at Skype and e-mail:
Submit your entries over @ and any cloud service — we download it fast and easy.
Feel free to chat, call as in English, Spanish, Dutch and of coz Russian!
Also you can donate, we need more tables, cables and fables. More internet uplinks already organized and some soldering stuff at party place also started. Anyway, our PayPal:

Our doors is now officially opened! (11:53 07.01.2017)

Party conception: Multi-platform online demoparty with HQ and hundred of remote sub-HQ in different parts of the world.

Rules: We are very flexible, so there is no rules. Provide us true 8bit/16bit/32bit/64bit oldschool or new school release and we show it on big screen for fellow sofa-sceners all over the world.


Doors Opens — 12:00 07-01-2017

Boozambly — 20:00 07-01-2017

Doors Closes — 23:59 08-01-2017


8bit photo — 3/30 (shoot anything scene-related and convert it in native platform format, do or do not retouch it)
8bit music — 2/10 (3 minutes will be played at the party, no one care about copy or no copy, traditional or alternative, just native)
8bit gfx — 1/30 (draw something by yourself)
16/24bit gfx — 0/30 (same story but in 16 or 24 bit)
recAAAvery compo — each party we dump a lot of tapes and disk in order to digital preserve it, best gems founded on this microdrives and VHS-tapes are released as a party stuff — 1/10
Remote and HQ party place photos — 12/50
ReWind compo — 0/10 (you just release some stuff at different party and still have a sources? Remix it in few seconds for RW
Realtime retro-hardware refurbish — 1/10 (you find old dirty peace of electronic hardware? repair it and mod during the party, send us your photos and videos about it

We are running both mixed compos and platform compos if there is more then 2 releases for exact platform

Why Russian Winter:

Partyplace (HQ@Samara):

Please provide as photos of your remote partyplace. There is a compo for this photos.

UPD: 08.01.2017

Just recovered after Boozambly….

UPD: 09.01.2017

Great news folks! Due to extremly bad weather both in Russia and Europe a lot of plane delayed so some party ppl stuck in Samara for 1-2 days. Also we unpack and run only 50% of our hardware and still working on this topic. We decide to extend party timeframe. Compo day now shift to 14.01.2017 and prize-giving on 15.01.2017. Of coz you can still submit your entries and unreleased stuff to us.

Prepare some wires for stream and compo:

To dump or not to dump that is the question…

Eat some BSOD tell us Windows 10. OK.

Thinking about realtime ice skating compo even:

UPD: 11.01.2017

Main party screen up and running, we put some cans to help you understand actual picture size:


UPD: 12.01.2017

Control CRT TV for main party screen:

Main party dump station up and ready for dirty work:

Is it rare?

Party place at the moment. Still lack of tables and CRT TVs but we are working on this topics:




UPD: 13.01.2017

In Russia winter is so strong that even breadbox BSODing:

We still update this post with details, rules and other things. Ask us via Disqus and we replay on your questions. Help us, we strongly need remote volunteers.