What is the Demoscene?

The Demoscene is an international computer art subculture focused on producing demos: self-contained, sometimes extremely small, computer programs that produce audio-visual presentations. The purpose of a demo is to show off programming, visual art, and musical skills. Demos and other Demoscene productions are shared at festivals known as demoparties, voted on by those who attend, and released online.

Call For Presentations

We are seeking presentations on coding, music, graphics, hardware for the Demoscene as well as oral history. Topics giving introductions, or detailed deep-dives into any aspect of the Demoscene skills, culture or history are encouraged.
Submit your Presentation here.

Call for Workshops

We are seeking workshop proposals on coding, music, graphics or hardware for the Demoscene. We are seeking to introduce a mostly novice audience to a particular skill or technique. We will help arrange virtual machines and a lab environment for you to work with an audience.
Submit your Workshop proposal here .

Call for Demos

SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 will be hosting a demo competition. While we want to give visitors a taste of a real demo party, we also do not want to cannibalise submissions from the existing Australian Demoscene events. As such, we will allow original submissions as well submissions that have also been entered in any Demoscene party across asia-pacific in 2023.
Submit your Demo entry here.

We are accepting entries in the following platforms:

  • Old-school (pre-1990)
  • Mid-school (1990-2010)
  • New-school (2010-now)

We are accepting

  • Demos
  • Intros (size-constrained demos)
  • Graphics
  • Music

Expect the usual Demoscene activities*:

  • Demoparty
  • Compos (Competitions)
  • Technical and Creative Talks
  • Workshops
  • Retro Museum
  • Demos on display
  • Hardware old and new (C64, Amiga, Atari etc)
*Subject to changes
Come to sunny Sydney for SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 and a celebration of the Demoscene!

Demoscene Chair


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