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Linger In Shadows For PSN: "Experiment In Interactive Digital Art"

Every once in a while, we get something wholly creative and almost entirely original, which means gamers should probably give it the appropriate amount of respect. ...even when it's not a game.

Linger in Shadows has been announced over at the official PlayStation blog, and Senior Producer Rusty Buchert is on hand to tell us all about it. This interesting cinematic experience will be coming to the PlayStation Store on October 9 (that's this coming week), and while it will include Trophies, Buchert makes it very clear that it's not a game. Linger in Shadows was created by Plastic, from the demoscene; essentially, it's "an experiment in Interactive Digital Art." Buchert goes on to describe the demoscene and what a "demo" actually is: it's "an audiovisual program created to demonstrate and push the limits of a machine through the devotion, creativity and originality of the demosceners who created the 'demo.'" Clearly, the PlayStation 3 would be a great machine for such a concept, in that it must've been a lot of fun to see what the console is capable of in the "demo" respect. As for this title, you can indeed sit back and watch, but to get the full experience, you'll need to move the camera about and see what you can see...

For the full unveiling, read everything Buchert had to say at the PlayStation blog, and see if it's something that might pique your interest. Only thing is, we're not sure how much this will cost; we don't see a price anywhere. If it's not too bad, we'll definitely have to take a look.

Related Game(s): Linger in Shadows

10/4/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Reccaman18
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 12:01:58 PM
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Awesome! I cant wait to check this out.

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robinhood2010
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 12:25:04 PM
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sounds cool. i like cinematic art.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 12:59:19 PM
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Could be interesting, still not clear though, as a "demo" is it a freebie? Anyway its always good to see something on the forefront of the PS3's technological abilities.

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karneli lll
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 1:17:43 PM
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still dont get it,im more of a visual guy. sony just keep amazing me with fresh ideas n concepts. im definately getting this.

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Geobaldi
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 3:16:43 PM
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Sounds very intriguing and will be picking it up for sure. I myself am an artist and trying to learn computer animation so this could be a good learning tool as well as entertainment piece. Wonder if there will be some type of story to coincide with the images. Very interesting to say the least.

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LightShow
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 4:08:18 PM
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=/ i hope they dont try to hawk it for $10...

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www
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 4:15:31 PM
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oooooooo! Wat is lingerin in the shadows,a big bad monster,watever it is,it's still not gone scare me like Resident Evil heart-attackin bad guys.

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Naga
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 5:58:21 PM
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should be 2 british pounds

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Jason Lee
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 7:02:36 PM
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It's about time someone made something like this. Can't wait.

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Jed
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 10:55:47 PM
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I saw the video on the psn and have been wondering what the hell it was, thanks for clearing it up.

The video does have some really cool looking stuff in it.

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Qubex
Sunday, October 05, 2008 @ 1:12:19 AM
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Having played about for years on machines like the ZX Spectrum, the Commodore 64 and the famed Amiga (which, by the way, is still supported and has just had its OS updated to OS4.1) I have been waiting long and hard for the "demo" scene to break out on the PS3...

The issue with this is that alot of the younger players have no clue what "demo" productions are. I was part of a "demo" group, I used to compose music and art for the group "Vapour". We produced a music disc called "DJ Thunder"... in otherwords we produced a "trackmo".

Put simply, a demo crew are a bunch of guys who want to push the targeted hardware platform to the "limits". The Coders bang the hardware directly and produce stunning effects and sequences that the original engineers of the machine (like the Commodore 64 or Amiga) never though possible. Squeeze every possible clock cylce from the hardware effectively. It is a great hobby.

There are many demo parties that are held every year in Europe. Productions are entered into competitions and the greatest production in its category is voted on and a winner chosen depending on its production value/score etc.

It is great to see your work on the big screen so to speak. Whilst Linger will be a great experiment, the problem I have with it is that demos are coded/made by the community, they are made to be "free", not to be commercialised...

Let us hope Sony opens up the hardware and permits coders to push the machine, to show off what the hardware can do under specific conditions... I hope they don't commercialise this open free creativity... it is not meant to be commercialised and should never be...

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Tim Speed24
Sunday, October 05, 2008 @ 9:33:10 AM

No offense Qubex but your posts are waaaay too long. Don't get me wrong..I like to read your posts but I want to read more concise thoughts. Look at the majority of the posts....see what I mean.

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Qubex
Sunday, October 05, 2008 @ 10:40:17 AM

I am sorry you feel that way, I will try to keep them shorter but can't guarantee it... this particular subject is close to me, and I also read how the younger game players had no clue about what "Linger" was, or what "demos" were and how they came about. The comments on GameSpot were very funny... such as, "even it it is not a game I am willing to drop $10 for it". Heck, if Sony knows you are willing to pay for demos then free creativity is truly history... the demo scene was built on enthusiasts making demo productions for their favourite target hardware... why change that now?

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO hOme"




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DcIronfist
Sunday, October 05, 2008 @ 3:29:20 PM
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This looks interesting. I will wait and see what happens with it.

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