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Check out a cool party reportage

Alternative Party 2009 reportage by "zuulkuul" at YouTube. Thanks for sharing this! You can still add your pictures to our web 2.0 page.

Compo results at Pouet

Here are the results for all of the compos. Great amount of entries with a lot of variety this year. Congratulations to all the winners!

Thank you for great event

This years event is now over. Alternative Party wants to thank all the visitors, speakers, artists, sceners, exhibitors, sponsors, partners and ALL of you for a warm and lovely event we got.


You were able to combine what was good in the ye olde demoparties of the early nineties to an adult approach to digital and media culture and create something new and exciting.

What would a demoparty be without competitions? That is a question we will not explore further, because we have a good inventory of competitions for 2009!

Check the competition prizes with a total value over 8000 €, including 4500 € in cash!


Our professional & friendly Competition team organises the competitions, defines the rules and answers all your questions.

Familiarise yourself with our competition arrangements - this is how we are going to make things work.

What's new?

True to the Alternative Party style, practically all competitions are new, but they all have connections to demoscene traditions, both old and modern.

Check the page with complete set of rules for each competition!

Alternative Demo Competition

You know what a demo is, right? If not, see Wikipedia's description. A demo must be an executable computer program showing visuals of some sort.

Dynamic Demos

As a special challenge, there is a separate series for dynamic demos, e.g. demos that are different every time they are run.

YLE Material Challenge

Show your skills by doing amazing demos or other entries with material from the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.

Supercomputer Competition

Create a cool demo taking advantage of the amazing processing power (CPUs and/or GPUs) and other special features of the Cray!

3D-Theater Compo

We are going to build you a 50-person movie theater featuring 3D-goodness via polarization magic. The way big boys do it.

Themed Video Competition

This is a somewhat traditional short film / video competition, with a mandatory theme. The required theme is Alternative future.

Realtime Graphics Competition

In the best demoscene traditions, we will have a realtime graphics competition. But, for an extra challenge, computers are not allowed in this contest!

Wildest Wild Competition

You can enter with (almost) anything your heart desires - presentation time ~10min, presented compo-primetime!

Cyberpunk Costume Contest

Dress up as a true cyberpunker, a strange scientist or cyborg from a future or as your worst dystopian nightmare.

Nuskool Music Competition

High-tech, modern beats and melodies with superb sound quality! Draw immense soundscapes and please the ears of all trendy scene-followers at the party!

Oldskool Music Competition

The music competition for true sceners with technical skills to abuse old hardware!

Retro Graphics Competition

Remember the Amiga days, when you only had a resolution of 320x200, with a maximum of 32 colours to use? Well, those days are here again!

The Most Obscure Computer Competition

The owner of the most rare, obscure or otherwise special computer or other machine will be awarded by the jury.

Striptease contest

Show your inner soul - it's our chance to DARE you!

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