WELCOME TO DATASTORM

2-4 AUGUST 2019 GOTHENBURG

THE DEAL

Up Rough Soundsystem, Genesis Project, PACiF!C, Divine Stylers  and Tulou once again invite you to DATASTORM, the ultimate demoparty for machines with blood and soul. Come here and finish your demo, chill out in the DATAYARD and feed your mind with lectures and events!

➜ Date: 2-4 August, 2019
➜ Place: Same fantastic venue in Gothenburg.

Btw, all the photos on this site were taken by Kristian Tjessem. Thanks!

NEWS

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WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOMS

WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOMS

Holy stack overflow Batman! You guys really like our hotel deal this year! There are only three more rooms available at the DATASTORM rate, so if you already booked your trip - now is the time to use this deal! We're working on some kind of a Hilbert's hotel thing,...

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RJ READY TO PARTAY

RJ READY TO PARTAY

RJ Mical is one of the creators behind the Amiga, developed Intuition and made the Boing Ball demo back in 1984! We are glad RJ has recovered from last year’s nightmare and we’re thrilled to have him at DATASTORM 2019 where he will share stories from Amiga Inc,...

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ZYRON IN SPACE

ZYRON IN SPACE

Zyron really set the perfect DATAYARD mood last year when he spun his eclectic cocktail of “spaced-out cosmic post-punk balearic kraut funk italo disco-not-disco deep dubby electro house wave”. So we're happy to have him back again this summer! You might know Zyron as...

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TICKETS OUT NOW!

TICKETS OUT NOW!

Alright lads and ladies, the tickets for this year's DATASTORM is out! Hurry up and GET YOUR TICKET NOW! You can also sign up here on the website, but you need to buy a ticket to secure your place at the storm.

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TICKETS OUT ON MONDAY

TICKETS OUT ON MONDAY

All right, it's almost time for that special time of the year again: DATASTORM TICKET RELEASE! Charge your household robot with cash and send it to datastorm.party on Monday (18:00, CEST) to get your tickets.

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WANT TO SPONSOR THE STORM?

WANT TO SPONSOR THE STORM?

Do you want to contribute to giving that extra flair to DATASTORM this year? Do you work at a company that wants to reach some amazing computer talents, and support the scene? We've got space for more sponsors this year, so hit us up if you're interested!

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HOFFMAN RETURNS TO THE STORM

HOFFMAN RETURNS TO THE STORM

Yeees, we're very happy to have the one and only Hoffman back! Once again he will blast the storm with funky airstrikes of Amiga bass that will hit you right in your man-boobs! Booooom bom wobble-bam-bobble, as it goes. For those who don't know him, he's been around...

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HOTEL DEAL FOR REAL

HOTEL DEAL FOR REAL

Yeeeaah, you know you want it. Come get that sweet hotel deal, this year directly made directly on the interwebz! Single: 1395 SEK per night Double: 1595 SEK per night (must be booked using the desktop version of their website) Breakfast is included, of course, along...

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THE SITE IS LIVE

THE SITE IS LIVE

As you can see, the site is now live and direct! Flowing through modems, cables and routers straight into the reptile brains of datasuckers around the world! While your waiting for all the exciting news here, feel free to browse the archives. Take a trip down random...

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WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOMS

WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOMS

Holy stack overflow Batman! You guys really like our hotel deal this year! There are only three more rooms available at the DATASTORM rate, so if you already booked your trip - now is the time to use this deal! We're working on some kind of a Hilbert's hotel thing,...

read more
TICKETS OUT NOW!

TICKETS OUT NOW!

Alright lads and ladies, the tickets for this year's DATASTORM is out! Hurry up and GET YOUR TICKET NOW! You can also sign up here on the website, but you need to buy a ticket to secure your place at the storm.

read more
RJ READY TO PARTAY

RJ READY TO PARTAY

RJ Mical is one of the creators behind the Amiga, developed Intuition and made the Boing Ball demo back in 1984! We are glad RJ has recovered from last year’s nightmare and we’re thrilled to have him at DATASTORM 2019 where he will share stories from Amiga Inc,...

read more
TICKETS OUT ON MONDAY

TICKETS OUT ON MONDAY

All right, it's almost time for that special time of the year again: DATASTORM TICKET RELEASE! Charge your household robot with cash and send it to datastorm.party on Monday (18:00, CEST) to get your tickets.

read more
ZYRON IN SPACE

ZYRON IN SPACE

Zyron really set the perfect DATAYARD mood last year when he spun his eclectic cocktail of “spaced-out cosmic post-punk balearic kraut funk italo disco-not-disco deep dubby electro house wave”. So we're happy to have him back again this summer! You might know Zyron as...

read more
WANT TO SPONSOR THE STORM?

WANT TO SPONSOR THE STORM?

Do you want to contribute to giving that extra flair to DATASTORM this year? Do you work at a company that wants to reach some amazing computer talents, and support the scene? We've got space for more sponsors this year, so hit us up if you're interested!

read more

REGISTER

Signing up does not give you entry to DATASTORM. You need to buy a ticket to get into this storm.

VISITORS

Visitors so far: 84, Will bring computer: 59

#

Handle

Group(s)

Country

Computer?

Paid?

1 wasp PACiF!C^Powerline Sweden No Yes
2 Spot Up Rough^Divine Stylers Sweden No Yes
3 Todi Tulou Sweden No Yes
4 Goto80 Up Rough, Hack'n'Trade Sweden No Yes
5 deadguy PACiF!C, Up Rough Sweden No Yes
6 Magervalp Genesis Project Sweden No Yes
7 Orbiter Compusphere.se Sweden No Yes
8 Dalton Tulou Sweden No Yes
9 emoon TBL Sweden Yes Yes
10 Corial Focus Design Denmark Yes Yes
11 SKY [B]yterapers Sweden Yes No
12 eriQue sonik clique ^ fpga arcade Sweden Yes Yes
13 Pad Atlantis Norway Yes Yes
14 Notorious Struts^Scoopex Sweden Yes Yes
15 Pantaloon FairLight Sweden Yes No
16 ekoli censor Sweden Yes Yes
17 Ca$h TRiAD Sweden Yes Yes
18 Ana Ng - Sweden No Yes
19 Brannigan - Sweden Yes Yes
20 Nightbeat Outbreak Sweden Yes Yes
21 Qdor Panda Design Sweden Yes No
22 highpuff Struts Sweden Yes Yes
23 Malmix Nature^FD^Fatzone Sweden Yes No
24 klondike GHS Spain Yes Yes
25 Pson Propaganda Sweden No Yes
26 ZZAP69 Onslaught Sweden Yes Yes
27 bos RiBIT Sweden Yes Yes
28 Papademos G*P Sweden Yes Yes
29 sLASH iNSANE/dESiRE Sweden Yes Yes
30 Randy iNSANE^C-lous^Hoaxers^Relapse Sweden Yes Yes
31 Morphfrog Evil Ninja Masters Sweden Yes Yes
32 Sunday Calamity Proxima Sweden Yes No
33 Sillen eqx Sweden Yes Yes
34 Hoffman Logicoma / Focus Design / PT-1210 United Kingdom Yes Yes
35 Trasher Fairlight Sweden Yes No
36 NollKollTroll NKT Industrier Sweden Yes Yes
37 Burre TAONGAD Sweden Yes Yes
38 Silence - No Yes
39 TBC TSD Sweden Yes Yes
40 Skuggan Independent Sweden Yes Yes
41 Hypnosis TSD Sweden Yes Yes
42 Syntax iNSANE Sweden Yes Yes
43 Slaygon Censor Design^SLAY Radio Sweden No Yes
44 Ziona SLAY Radio Sweden No Yes
45 fpgaarcade - Sweden Yes Yes
46 Boogaloo Horizon Sweden Yes Yes
47 Chip Powerline^TBL Sweden Yes Yes
48 sm0hm - Sweden Yes Yes
49 Hollowman Fairlight Sweden No Yes
50 zabutom Fairlight Sweden Yes Yes
51 Origo iNSANE Sweden Yes Yes
52 gemini Fatzone Sweden Yes Yes
53 Morphfrog Evil Ninja Masters Sweden Yes Yes
54 pipe Nature Sweden No Yes
55 Blade Up Rough Sweden No Yes
56 Dano Padua Germany Yes Yes
57 MooZ Up Rough France Yes Yes
58 Blackwine Dreamweb Poland Yes Yes
59 Votega Switzerland No Yes
60 Dr. Science Atlantis Switzerland Yes Yes
61 Boz SLAY Radio Sweden No Yes
62 maltus SLAY Radio Germany No Yes
63 uthar SLAY Radio Sweden Yes Yes
64 Conjuror Offence Norway Yes No
65 Ace_DK SLAY Radio Denmark No Yes
66 Prowler Nectarine Sweden Yes Yes
67 Grip Istari Sweden Yes Yes
68 Radiant Panda Design Sweden Yes Yes
69 vedder iNSANE Sweden Yes Yes
70 Mara Flush France Yes Yes
71 Emortal - Sweden Yes Yes
72 Whizzy Hack n’ Trade Sweden Yes Yes
73 Fred The Gang Sweden No Yes
74 Hedning Genesis Project Sweden Yes Yes
75 Lavazza Censor Design Sweden No Yes
76 Zyron Genesis Project Sweden No Yes
77 florist Finland Yes Yes
78 Bore Traktor Sweden Yes Yes
79 Curt Cool Depth^Nah-Kolor^HopeICanMakeIt Denmark Yes No
80 esau traktor Sweden Yes Yes
81 Merlin Atlantis Norway Yes No
82 RJ Mical Amiga USA No Yes
83 sasq Sweden No Yes
84 monoton Norway Yes Yes

SCHEDULE

FRI SAT SUN
10:00
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
11:00
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
14:00
DOORS CLOSE
19:00
OPENING CEREMONY
DEADLINE
For todays compos

DINNER
Free dinner is served
20:00
DEADLINE
All music compos
22:00
COMPOBLOCK 2
Graphics
23:00
COMPOBLOCK 3
Demos, intros, und so weiter

FRI

  • OPENING CEREMONY
    19:00 - 19:10
  • DEADLINE All music compos
    20:00 - 20:05

SAT

  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
  • DEADLINE For todays compos
    19:00 - 19:10
  • DINNER Free dinner is served
    19:00 - 20:00
  • COMPOBLOCK 2 Graphics
    22:00 - 22:30
  • COMPOBLOCK 3 Demos, intros, und so weiter
    23:00 - 00:00

SUN

  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
  • PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
    11:00 - 12:00
  • DOORS CLOSE
    14:00 - 15:00
FRI SAT SUN
11:00
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
19:00
DEADLINE
For todays compos
20:00
DEADLINE
All music compos
22:00
COMPOBLOCK 2
Graphics
23:00
COMPOBLOCK 3
Demos, intros, und so weiter

FRI

  • DEADLINE All music compos
    20:00 - 20:05

SAT

  • DEADLINE For todays compos
    19:00 - 19:10
  • COMPOBLOCK 2 Graphics
    22:00 - 22:30
  • COMPOBLOCK 3 Demos, intros, und so weiter
    23:00 - 00:00

SUN

  • PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
    11:00 - 12:00
FRI SAT SUN
10:00
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
19:00
DINNER
Free dinner is served

SAT

  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
  • DINNER Free dinner is served
    19:00 - 20:00

SUN

  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
FRI SAT SUN
14:00
DOORS CLOSE
19:00
OPENING CEREMONY

FRI

  • OPENING CEREMONY
    19:00 - 19:10

SUN

  • DOORS CLOSE
    14:00 - 15:00
No events available in speakers category!
No events available in djs category!
No events available in concert category!
No events available!

FEATURES

The full-service concept of DATASTORM includes staff working shifts in the mighty kitchen at almost all hours of the party. Our 1st grade cooks will deliver breakfast, dinner and supper on announced times. If the cravings hit you at any other time,there is bar food like pizza, hummus rolls, falafel and kebab at very affordable prices. There is also snacks, candy, tobacco, rizla+ and earplugs to get you through the night.

➜ Big screens everywhere you look – inside and outside!
➜ Large outside DATAYARD with music and events.
➜ Two breakfasts & a dinner included in the entrance fee. And unlimited coffee.
➜ Inside stage with the best data talks.
➜ Super chill environment with cozy furniture.
➜ 6 clean toilets. No queues! Never pee your pants! Freedom!
➜ And tons of events and surprises, as always!

DATAYARD

The DATAYARD is an oasis of leisure for data hedonists, chill out masters and beer brutalists! Remember that Sensible Soccer tournament last year with the pom-pom man? Or the live sets and DJ-sets? The robot that played C64-music? Yeah, that’s the DATAYARD spirit. 

➜ Barbeque
➜ Bar
➜ Big screen
➜ Good sounds
➜ Snacks
➜ DATAVOLVO

 

TALKS

We’ve heard you’re diggin’ it! Yes, the talks at DATASTORM have been widely praised.

Maybe it’s not that surprising. In the past we’ve had people like Jon Hare, Budbrain, Triad, Chris Hülsbeck, Dave Haynie, Mahoney, Bacchus, Andreas Tadic, Conqueror, K12 and Peter Sunde. To name a few.

Let’s see what kind of data crack we’ll bring you this year!

COMPOS

Quit your job and make more demos!

Music compos are on Friday
All other compos are on Saturday
At least one of the authors must be present at the party
Remote entries are not allowed, but…

If you are entering the music compo but are unable to attend on Friday you can e-mail us your entry. If you don’t show up on Saturday we will disqualify your entry and send the music to DATAHELL.

Compos will be merged if they lack entries, or split if there are too many entries.

Releasing on exotic hardware? You are responsible for making it play correctly. See COMPO MACHINERY below.

COMPOS

C64 DEMO

Unlimited size.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.

AMIGA 500 DEMO

Unlimited size.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
No PPC.
No Vampire.
If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 1200 compo.

AMIGA 1200 DEMO

Unlimited size.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
No PPC.
No Vampire.
If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 500 compo.

TRUE WILD DEMO

All oldschool platforms accepted.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Bring your own hardware.
Bring a backup video of your demo in case something goes wrong.

AMIGA 64K INTRO

Maximum executable size: 65536b.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Must quit to WB on LMB
No PPC.
No Vampire.

If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 1200 demo compo.

AMIGA 4K INTRO

Maximum executable size: 4096b.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Must quit to WB on LMB.
No PPC.
No Vampire.

If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 64K intro compo.

AMIGA BOOTBLOCK

Anything you can fit into the Amiga bootblock.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Submit a floppy or diskimage.

If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 4K intro compo.

C64 4K INTRO

Maximum executable size: 4096b.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.

C64 GRAPHICS

All formats/modes allowed.
Provide some workstages.
Executable files only.

AMIGA GRAPHICS

Allowed formats: IFF and executables
Allowed resolutions: All OCS/ECS/AGA modes
Provide some workstages.

IFFs will be displayed in PPaint in the compo

C64 PETSCII

All formats/modes allowed.
Executable files only.

AMIGA ASCII

Allowed formats: TXT

Make sure you use Amiga line breaks. Entries will be shown in CED.

OTHER PLATFORM GRAPHICS

All formats/modes allowed.
It will be displayed in its native format on the target platform.

ANIMATION

Any format exe/anim/iff/petscii/whatever on Amiga/C64/Wild hardware. Audio is allowed.
The animation must be hand animated. No capped stuff.

COLORCYCLING

Allowed formats: IFF
Allowed resolutions: All OCS/ECS/AGA modes
Max 256 colours.

Specify if you want to use linear/blend-shift or normal mode.

Our AMIGA viewer displays IFF images with color cycling. Up to 16 ranges are supported. The ranges and individual speed of each color cycle is set in the palette menu in dpaint. Download our Amiga viewer here to test with while making your color cycle image: SuperCycler

AMIGA MUSIC

All Amiga-editor tracker formats are allowed.
We reserve the right to limit the length of music entries to four minutes, to keep the compo time reasonable.

C64 MUSIC

All C64-editor formats are allowed.
New or old SID-Chip.
Executable files only.
Max-length: 4 minutes

AMIGA CHIP MUSIC

All amiga tracker formats are allowed.
Max-size: 20kb (20480 bytes).
Max-length: 4 minutes.

WILD MUSIC

Any old console/computer goes.
Newskool formats (XM/S3M/IT/MP3) are not allowed.)
No interactions with the hardware while playing the music is allowed.

COMPO MACHINERY

 

AMIGA
  • A500, 68000@7.14MHz, 1MB (512/512), KS 1.3
  • A1200, 68060@50MHz, 64MB, KS 3.1
C64
  • C64, 8580, 1541 Ultimate, AR6 rom active
  • C64, 6581, 1541 Ultimate, AR6 rom active

Other oldskool platforms are very welcome! Please e-mail us (info at DATASTORM dot party) to make sure that it can be displayed correctly. If you don’t, we can’t guarantee anything aiit.

THE PARTY PLACE

The party is held at the same nice venue as always, an underground club hidden in an industrial complex 15 minutes from the central station. Being a former industrial building converted into a data venue we can offer special features such as industrial grade electrical systems with all the current you could ever need.

➜ GPS Locations: RT90
➜ X: 6404797,
➜ Y: 1269407 WGS84 Lat N 57° 42′ 31″ Lon E 11° 56′ 8″
➜ Decimal: 57.7087, 11.9358
➜ Street address: Karlavagnsgatan 13, Gothenburg Sweden

RULES

We’re not much for those, but Swedish law says:

No smoking inside.
No minors under 18.

Smoking is illegal in restaurants and clubs in Sweden. If you are younger than 18, get in touch with us and we might be able to grant some kind of access.

CHECKLIST

Don’t forget to bring:

Cash (cards not accepted, but there are ATMs within walking distance)
➜ 
Electricity multi sockets
 Real hardware (laptops only allowed for cross-development)
➜ Printed maps 

TRAVEL

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Getting around in Gothenburg, it’s convenient to use vasttrafik se or their iOS and Android apps.

BY AIRPLANE

From Landvetter Airport get on the airport bus and hop off at the Nils Ericson terminal (end of the line). Go west to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan (heading north, towards the bridge). Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

BY BOAT

If you’re traveling from Denmark or Germany, you can usually get a good price on the ferries. Prices and schedules can be found on the Stena Line home pages in Germany or Denmark.

Arriving by boat from Denmark
Walk along the road right outside the terminal towards the city for about 10 minutes. Sooner or later you’ll end up where the ferry Älvsnabben stops. Take the right ferry (pick the wrong one for some 40 mins Gothenburg harbor sight-seeing) to Lindholmen. Follow the map to the party place (5 min walk). If you arrive late in the evening the ferries won’t be available. If that is the case, just walk over the bridge that is connected to the terminal to the other side of the big road where you will find a tram stop. Take line 3, 9 or 11 to “Brunnsparken”. Walk to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan. Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

Arriving by boat from Germany
When you come out from the terminal, take the road going to the right and walk down to the water. You’ll spot the Älvsnabben ferry stop quite easy. Take the ferry (there is just one ferry going from this stop) to Lindholmen. Follow the map to the party place (5 min walk). If you arrive late at night or don’t like ferries for whatever reason, just follow the signs to Chapmans Torg from the terminal and take tram 3, 9 or 11 to “Brunnsparken”. Walk to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan. Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

BY BUS

If you’re traveling by bus, you arrive at the Nils Ericsson bus terminal. Walk to the train station (it’s in the same building) and follow the directions below.

BY TRAIN

After arriving at the Centralstationen train station, exit to the west. Go to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan (heading north, towards the bridge). Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

BY CAR

You’ll be driving on E6. Take exit 76, towards Norra Älvstranden. Note that it goes parallel with the E6 for a few hundred meters, inside a concrete barrier. Once you’re off the E6, keep left and follow the signs to N Älvstranden. Take a left to Lindholmen and head down Karlavagnsgatan. DATASTORM is in the small yellow buildings with red roofs, towards the end of the street.

BY CAB

Just tell the driver to take you to “Karlavagnsgatan on Lindholmen”. If the driver don’t know where that is just say “tramstop Lindholmen” and walk the remaining 100 metres from there (check the map). Uber is also available.

HOTELS

If you cannot handle heavy data noise and smell during nights you may enjoy the DATASTORM discounted rooms at Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel which provides all the luxury you can imagine.

Datastorm visitors will get a special deal at The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel which is located close to the party.

The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Gothenburg sits on the harbor of the Göta River, just beside international Lindholmen Science Park and a 10-minute water ferry ride to the city center. Also close to public transport, including the Lindholmspiren ferry, train and bus stations, the hotel makes it easy for guests to travel Gothenburg and beyond.

This ultramodern hotel comprises 265 well-appointed rooms and suites with Free high-speed, wireless Internet and access to 24-hour room service, the wellness center and the hotel’s Super Breakfast Buffet. Its renowned onsite restaurant, Cuckoo’s Nest, presents eclectic, innovated local dining.

After a day of hard data, take a break at the top-floor wellness center where you can enjoy 2 indoor pools, sauna, gym and spa treatments.

DATASTORM 2018

DATASTORM 2019 – 2-4 AUGUST