About Function

Function is currently the biggest Hungarian demoscene party; a 3-day computer-related event where fans of digital art compare their skills, exchange experiences and thoughts, and socialize in general.

We welcome both the "oldskool souljah's" of the scene and beginners likewise. Don't be afraid that you don't know anyone yet or already; Hungarian demoscene has been a friendly group that's happy to see comebacks and newcomers alike. Over the years, we were lucky to host guests from all of Europe, and next to the newcomers, we were happy to see numerous veteran visitors who haven't been attending parties for a long while.

If you're interested in a subgenre of computer technology which is mostly ignored by the public, then we'll be happy to see you at Function!

Watch the official party invitation by rtificial below, or get the real stuff here.

Location & Info

Date: September 9-11, 2016
Location: Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Dormitory - 1118 Budapest, Dayka Gábor Str 4
Entry fee: 3000 HUF (around 10 Euros)

Google Maps is pretty accurate for public transport planning, but we have assembled a shortlist here, just in case.

Accomodations nearby: Hotel Rubin, Kapu Panzio, Hunguest Hotel Griff, Pension B&B Ida

Function takes place in the shiny event hall of the Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Dormitory. The quality and size of the location is enough to lure in and accomodate hundreds of visitors, so you can expect a cozy environment and a great party atmosphere. Enough tables and chairs are a given, and there is a nice lounge area where you will be able to get drinks and food too. We also have a dedicated sleeping room, but you should of course bring your matresses and sleeping bags.

What to bring?

  • Your compo entry (optional, but recommended)
  • Sleeping bag and additional sleeping appliances, and also the required sanitary equipment.
  • Enough food and/or money.

Party rules

  • Alcohol consumption is allowed, but please be reasonable, overconsumption might ruin your own and others' fun as well. Any type of damage or offense caused due to that will not be tolerated and will result in the removal from the party.
  • Consumption and circulation of other drugs at the party place is strictly forbidden, and will result in immediate expulsion from the party.
  • Smoking is only allowed outside.
  • Any type of damage will be forced to be paid by the culprit! If the person is unknown, we'll have to deduct the price from the party budget, which might endanger the future parties and the cooperation with the partyplace owners! Please take this very seriously.
  • Connecting kitchen equipment to the power network is forbidden. If this causes a power outage, you'll be held responsible by all the unhappy people...
  • Organizers are not responsible for any equipment at the party, anything you bring is your responsibility. Luckily we haven't had damage or theft at parties since a while now, and we'd like that to continue so.
  • By visiting our event you implicitly agree to be videotaped or photographed. For your information, we will also have an internet stream, which will be recorded and later published on well known video streaming sites. Furthermore, many of the visitors will create their own photos and record videos, and the location is also equipped with security cameras. That said, when taking videos or photos we kindly ask you to be considerate about the privacy of others.



Friday, September 9
16:00 Party opens
20:00 Opening ceremony
21:00 Live music: Sidnify
22:00 Live music: Double Score Dungeon
23:00 Demoshow: The Time Machine 3
Saturday, September 10
12:00 Game development and Music competition deadline
13:00 Freestyle & Handdrawn Graphics and Photo competition deadline
14:00 Lightning seminars (Do you have an interesting topic that you would like to talk about in 15 minutes or less? Contact us!)
15:00 Music competition
16:00 Deadline for all other competitions
16:00 Compos at teatime: Game development, Photo, Freestyle graphics, Handdrawn graphics
18:00 Live music: SIDRip Alliance
20:00 Componight part 1: Wild demo/Animation, Oldschool demo, 256byte intro
| 30 min break
| Componight part 2: 4kb intro, 64kb intro, Demo
Sunday, September 11
01:30 Voting deadline
02:00 Prizegiving ceremony
12:00 Party closes

All times are CEST (UTC+2).
Note: we can't let anyone in before Friday 16:00 and everyone must leave the place until Sunday 12:00.


Competitions are at the heart of every demoparty. Whether you are competing or not, compo nights are always atmospheric, inspiring, and entertaining.

Handdrawn graphics

Still images using any traditional handdrawn techniques, such as pixelling or freehand painting.

  • The entry archive should include at least 3 phases or steps of the creation process.
  • No animations are allowed.
  • Only one picture per artist is allowed.
  • If the graphic doesn't look handdrawn, it will be moved to the freestyle competition.
  • Pictures will be shown using XNView, any format that it can display is allowed. (Lossless PNG is preferred.)

Freestyle graphics

Still images created by any tool or creation method available, such as photo retouching or 3D rendering.

  • The entry archive should include at least 3 phases or steps of the creation process.
  • No animations are allowed.
  • Only one picture per artist is allowed.
  • Pictures will be shown using XNView, any format that it can display is allowed. (Lossless PNG is preferred.)



The competition of camera-twiddlers!

  • HDR and slight retouching is allowed (e.g. color correction and cropping), but the archive must in include the original, unretouched picture too, with EXIF information intact (or the original RAW file).
  • Only one picture per artist is allowed.
  • Pictures will be shown using XNView, any format that it can display is allowed. (Lossless PNG is preferred.)
  • Note: we will perform a quality preselection and only the best 15 photos will be shown at the compo! Please try to be original and creative - the Nth sunset and bug macro don't count as such.



Musical entries created with either modern studio techniques or oldschool trackers.

  • Playing time: 4 minutes. We'll fade out afterwards.
  • Maximum size: 10 megabytes zipped
  • Allowed streaming formats: MP3 and OGG. Also, please fill the ID3/OGGInfo fields if possible.
  • Allowed tracked formats: XM, IT, S3M, MOD
  • Only one song per artist is allowed.
  • Replaying application: Winamp for streaming, XMPlay for tracked


Game development

You make it, you play it!

  • Maximum size: 64 megabytes zipped
  • The game must not write on the hard disk, only inside its own directory.
  • The game should not have an installer!
  • You'll get around 3-4 minutes to play and present your game during the compo, otherwise we will play instead of you (consider that a threat).


Wild demo / Animation

Entries which don't fit into any other category. Short films, rendered animations, Flash movies, machinima, alternative platform demos.

  • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • If your entry is a video file, please use common formats like MP4 / MKV / AVI containers with H.264 / DivX / XviD video and MP3 / AAC / uncompressed audio.
  • If your entry is NOT a video file, consult the organizers before the deadline.
  • Only one entry per artist is allowed.


256 byte intro

256 bytes of coder mayhem, get the most out of a quarter kilobyte.

  • Playing time: ~1 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards or when the audience begs us.
  • If possible, quit on a keypress, preferably ESC.
  • The entry must be one single file, not larger than 256 bytes.
  • The entry must not write on the hard drive.
  • Entries will be run on the main PC compo machine, booted with the latest version of Rufus. This means no midi, no pc speaker, no virtualbox, no vmware, no DOSBox, just plain FreeDOS.


4 kilobyte intro

4 kilobytes of visuals and sound packed together to create the ultimate coding challenge.

  • Playing time: 5 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • Entries must quit on ESC.
  • The entry must be one single file, not larger than 4096 bytes.
  • The entry must not write on the hard drive permanently.
  • Usage of the most recent, Win7-10 compatible Crinkler is recommended.
  • You can include a safe mode EXE in the archive, but if the compressed version of the intro doesn't run, we won't show the larger version.


64 kilobyte intro

Minuscule demos providing endless possibilities to show off in music, code and graphics.

  • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • Entries must quit on ESC.
  • The entry must be one single file, not larger than 65536 bytes.
  • The entry must not write on the hard drive permanently.
  • The usage of kkrunchy is highly recommended.


Oldschool demo

Blast from the past! The demo compo for all kinds of oldschool platforms.

  • Entries must run on platforms that are from 1995 or before, including C64, Amiga, vintage consoles, and DOS-based PCs, to name a few.
  • Must not be a simple animation player.
  • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • If your entry is NOT running on Amiga or C64, please contact us in advance to work out the details.
  • Hardware expansions are allowed but contact us with any special needs.



Have all the space you want for creating the masterpiece of the demoscene.

  • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
  • Entries must quit on ESC.
  • Maximum size: 64 megabytes archived.
  • The entry must not write on the hard drive permanently.

General rules

  • Productions can be entered on-location by uploading them via the party network.
  • Remote contributions via e-mail are allowed, but we won't safe-keep your prizes, if no one picks it up during the prizegiving.
  • The organizers reserve the right to remove entries from competitions. These entries won't be shown, won't be spread and won't be votable. In individual competitions this usually means preselection to avoid a huge amount of entries to be presented, in other competitions it solely means quality control and eventual compatibility problems. If your entry doesn't run on the compo machine, we'll do our best to help you to get it running though.
  • The organizers also reserve the right to merge competitions together if there are not enough entries.
  • Previously released material is not allowed. Covers, remixes and derivative works can only be entered with the consent of the original author.
  • For every entry we'd like to ask to include a FILE_ID.DIZ (a simple text file) in the archive, containing the prod's name and author, optionally the compo and party. (Note: Traditionally FILE_ID.DIZ's are 40 characters wide at most.)
  • The compo entry must be packed together with either ZIP or RAR (or the best packer on that given platform). We will not accept unpacked entries, and we will not pack your entry for you.
  • For PC compos, the latest DirectX end-user runtime will be installed on the compo machine.
  • By entering, you also agree on having your works uploaded to our website after the party and to various larger demoscene FTP servers (scene.org)
  • The maximum resolution of the projector is 1080p (1920x1080), so please respect that and don't go over it, because it might result in your entry breaking.

Compo machines

  • PC: i7 - 3.4GHz, 16GB Ram, GTX Titan, SSD, Win10
  • Amiga: A1200 + 060
  • C64: Stock C64, New SID, 1541/II
  • Android: nVidia Shield

Other platforms may be available on demand


# Name Group Country Prod?
186. ACE hu Hungary  
185. jazzkutya hu Hungary  
184. FcR hu Hungary  
183. Retroid hu Hungary
182. blala a moiré misszió bemutat hu Hungary  
181. Vanguard Maelstrom hu Hungary  
180. Barack Obama WhiteHouse^USA^1llum1n4t1 us United States  
179. Peter Szabo hu Hungary  
178. adt absolute! hu Hungary  
177. Sziszi hu Hungary  
176. fauxfox CyberCat ee Estonia  
175. tomcat hu Hungary  
174. Ravil pl Poland  
173. Leeroy Punk a$$ n!ggaz hu Hungary  
172. - hu Hungary  
171. Kálmán hu Hungary  
170. dsh hu Hungary
169. pohar HarDread hu Hungary  
168. slyspy csakezértregisztráltam force hu Hungary
167. Oni Poo-Brain nl Netherlands
166. Luisa Poo-Brain^Rabenauge de Germany
165. Lycan LNX fr France
164. RawBits hu Hungary  
163. Szabó Péter hu Hungary  
162. tsw ÜD hu Hungary  
161. Argasek Decree pl Poland  
160. Onyxka hu Hungary  
159. Warholik hu Hungary  
158. Wolio hu Hungary  
157. Jimmi TGD hu Hungary
156. Toffy hu Hungary  
155. stiki hu Hungary  
154. zsolooo hu Hungary  
153. TaZaR Neurosis hu Hungary
152. M4zl1st4 Little Sphere Street hu Hungary  
151. Krax hu Hungary  
150. Terenc Transistor Core hu Hungary
148. ente at Austria  
147. WuXorT hu Hungary  
146. Nil hu Hungary  
145. caelare at Austria  
144. Selene at Austria  
143. Houruck hu Hungary  
142. regines at Austria  
141. drag0nfi hu Hungary  
140. ziona hu Hungary
139. Santa TRSi/RBBS and stuff be Belgium  
138. nagz mon/adj/grm hu Hungary
137. Musaic Redward Studios, Inc. hu Hungary  
136. Řrřola cz Czech Republic
135. ern0 mcb^1gd^sb^abs hu Hungary  
134. DC-1 hu Hungary  
133. Lev hu Hungary  
132. Zoltán Kurucz hu Hungary
131. Offica hu Hungary  
130. MPI hu Hungary  
129. Spenot Enpera hu Hungary  
128. Scorpy Singular, Replay hu Hungary
127. Fei RR pl Poland  
126. Dave SIDNIFY hu Hungary  
125. nikin hu Hungary  
124. Rick BitShop hu Hungary  
123. StackJ Triumwyrat/Crims0n jIHAD hu Hungary  
122. Gasman Hooy-Program gb United Kingdom  
121. LokkoLori Double Score Dungeon hu Hungary  
120. deadlocksys hu Hungary  
119. Gotshi SIDNIFY hu Hungary  
118. Peter Moraliyski amuQ hu Hungary  
117. kukilopezrodero hu Hungary  
116. xelemorf hu Hungary  
115. nap dilemma hu Hungary
114. Unreal Rebels hu Hungary
113. Jakim pl Poland
112. Lucille hu Hungary
111. pie_ nablambda hu Hungary  
110. snailmonster hu Hungary
109. wolfee shift.state hu Hungary
107. Chriss PaLas hu Hungary
106. Blueghost TBS ^ Desire hu Hungary
104. ravezed LCE hu Hungary  
101. Vau hu Hungary  
100. Viti hu Hungary
99. laxxo hu Hungary  
98. Joe Singular Crew hu Hungary  
97. blasterNOX hu Hungary
96. Mabus Member of Christ hu Hungary  
95. Mohican aNiMaLs hu Hungary  
94. sha Digital Dynamite cz Czech Republic  
93. TRC Angels hu Hungary  
92. Procyon ÜD hu Hungary  
91. biga hu Hungary  
90. spdrfx hu Hungary  
89. Trisch Rebels^Faces hu Hungary  
88. Reid (ex)Unicorn hu Hungary
87. 66Gramms Strangebird hu Hungary
86. Lozangelitozlameroz Los Angeles Lamers ne Niger
85. FRaNKy RBBS / ACC / DSS / SDS be Belgium
84. Sed Dilemma hu Hungary
83. imptimi hu Hungary  
82. GeriJ StarView hu Hungary
81. mayor simulaatio.org^scenesat fi Finland  
80. n3u2o hu Hungary
79. offwhite Darklite no Norway
77. Daz gb United Kingdom  
76. Gouache Logocratie be Belgium  
75. Ephy MoVe be Belgium
74. TomCat Abaddon hu Hungary
73. Agent11 hu Hungary  
72. ans hu Hungary  
70. rascy Dilemma hu Hungary
69. jack-3d kLik cz Czech Republic
68. ConsolKing scenekingradio.hu hu Hungary  
67. Alkaa hu Hungary  
66. Dorcyy hu Hungary
65. Gee Dee il Israel  
64. musk brcr ^ brs ro Romania
63. aha fresh!mindworkz^Rebels hu Hungary  
62. trouble be Belgium  
61. p2 RBBS fi Finland  
60. fgenesis at Austria  
59. Brian hu Hungary
58. Seeting mindesign hu Hungary  
57. mir es Spain  
56. Madame de Germany  
55. winnetou Undefined Behavior hu Hungary
54. b8horpet Undefined Behavior hu Hungary
53. remage fresh!mindworkz hu Hungary  
52. Baarnus PaLas hu Hungary
51. tifeco hu Hungary
50. YADA hu Hungary  
49. Docky SMV group hu Hungary  
48. Thomas Smv hu Hungary  
47. Arthur Pride hu Hungary  
46. vincenzo group optional hu Hungary
45. soulvoid hu Hungary
44. Mash The Collective hu Hungary
43. teo fd ^ rbs hu Hungary
42. Meszi Function Org hu Hungary  
41. Tomi HangEmber hu Hungary  
40. CCCPDAVID Function Org hu Hungary  
39. ClySuva CyberCat ee Estonia
38. moqui de Germany
37. bonefish Reality hr Croatia
36. Zeal_ CyberCat hu Hungary
35. Envo LCE hu Hungary
34. TMC ROLE ^ CPI nl Netherlands  
33. Maxie ÜD hu Hungary  
32. Maugli hu Hungary  
31. Rita hu Hungary  
30. tDIdIDiT Slaughter!House pl Poland  
29. Citrus Aberration Creations sk Slovakia
28. w0lf hu Hungary
27. -SP- LCE hu Hungary
26. gery SIDRIP hu Hungary  
25. Hermit SIDRIP hu Hungary  
24. Chad SIDRIP hu Hungary  
23. NecroPolo SIDRIP hu Hungary  
22. poison Singular Crew hu Hungary  
21. ThRuSh TWi. hu Hungary  
20. Reid Unicorn hu Hungary
19. wEZO 0x90 hu Hungary  
18. Creonix pl Poland
17. D.Fox de Germany  
16. Nyaki hu Hungary
15. Slapec IR hu Hungary  
14. pezia hu Hungary  
13. GaBRieL hu Hungary  
12. Murphy Exceed hu Hungary  
11. TrX DD^CnS hu Hungary  
10. myy traction fi Finland
9. Werdy SIDRIP hu Hungary  
8. _vincent rtificial de Germany
7. waffle fi Finland
6. Caiwan IR hu Hungary
5. Gargaj CNS^ÜD^(adj.) hu Hungary
4. DaD1916 Quadriga ie Ireland
3. Charlie Singular Crew hu Hungary  
2. pasy fresh!mindworkz^Rebels hu Hungary  
1. Zoom Conspiracy hu Hungary  

After the Party

If you have also made photos or videos at the party, please send us the links and we'll include them here!


  • NNG
  • Graphisoft
  • MD1
  • Scene.hu