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!

Location & Info

Date: September 8-10, 2017
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, Hunguest Hotel Griff, Classic Hotel Budapest, Abel Pension, Unikum Pension, Carolina Apartment, Villa Korall, 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.





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


Registration doesn't oblige you to anything, it's just a nice way to note the organizers that you're planning to come.

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104. Joe Singular Crew hu Hungary  
103. Alkaa hu Hungary  
102. Spenot Enpera hu Hungary  
101. Docky_SD SMV Dezign hu Hungary  
100. viti hu Hungary
99. dbalan moose de Germany  
98. laxxo noGrup hu Hungary  
97. gry SIDRIP hu Hungary  
96. Terenc Transistor Core hu Hungary
95. Madame Schnappsgirls de Germany  
94. AceMcLoud hu Hungary  
93. Fuvesi Singular Crew hu Hungary  
92. Subi SIDRIP hu Hungary  
91. Vau hu Hungary  
90. Stewings hu Hungary  
89. asalnelaz hu Hungary  
88. kp TopHat hu Hungary
87. Digimind ua Ukraine
86. ziona Singular Crew^SLAY Radio hu Hungary
85. Azor Kotwica w dupie pl Poland  
84. Timi hu Hungary  
83. spdrfx Group (optional) hu Hungary  
82. Ambrozya hu Hungary  
81. Lightning Everett hu Hungary  
80. Booa hu Hungary  
79. a hu Hungary  
78. Toffy hu Hungary  
77. Bonefish Reality^Insane^Nah-Kolor hr Croatia
76. regines at Austria  
75. The Compiler ch Switzerland  
74. Baarnus PaLas hu Hungary
73. ente at Austria  
72. GregorMan hu Hungary  
71. D.Fox Digital Overflow^Paradise^TRBL de Germany  
70. Black Angels hu Hungary  
69. wEZO 0x90 hu Hungary  
68. p2 moose fi Finland
67. Trouble Moose be Belgium  
66. Christine hu Hungary  
65. Leeroy SMV Đ3$!gN hu Hungary  
64. metoikos vaahters be Belgium
63. Loc Anarchy! hu Hungary  
62. Krax hu Hungary  
61. winnetou Undefined Behavior hu Hungary
60. IVBela hu Hungary  
59. Orphy Moonlight Studios hu Hungary
58. Lycan LNX fr France
57. Burre TAONGAD se Sweden
56. yonash hu Hungary  
55. bkil hu Hungary  
54. netro hu Hungary
53. adsr Lorraine Productions hu Hungary
52. biga hu Hungary  
51. ShadowFighter Aces hu Hungary  
50. pohar HarDread hu Hungary
49. ans hu Hungary  
48. Agent11 hu Hungary  
47. sha Digital Dynamite cz Czech Republic  
46. YADA hu Hungary  
45. Lokko Lori Insert Coin hu Hungary
44. yoshileon hu Hungary  
43. Mash The Collective hu Hungary  
42. b8horpet Undefined Behavior hu Hungary
41. TomCat Abaddon hu Hungary
40. c0nD4X Lö# hu Hungary  
39. jimmi teszkó gazdaságos demócsapat hu Hungary
38. Zeal_ CyberCat hu Hungary
37. poison Singular Crew hu Hungary  
36. slyspy optionál csapat hu Hungary
35. hutoczky hu Hungary
34. ratman cj hu Hungary  
33. S3cr3t hu Hungary  
32. wolfee shift.state hu Hungary
31. Thomas^sd smv hu Hungary  
30. ZeroCool hu Hungary  
29. kaposztasbandi hu Hungary  
28. Musaic Redward Studios, Inc. hu Hungary  
27. tifeco hu Hungary
26. Reggie hu Hungary  
25. pie_ ∇λ hu Hungary
24. werdy SIDRIP hu Hungary  
23. w0lf hu Hungary
22. Caiwan ir hu Hungary
20. adt absolute! hu Hungary
21. nagz adj^tgd^mon^several others hu Hungary
19. DeT0X DT ^ CJ hu Hungary
18. Picard Exceed hu Hungary  
17. Slapec IR hu Hungary  
16. Dorcyy hu Hungary
15. imptimi hu Hungary  
14. Cly Suva CyberCat ee Estonia
13. Houruck hu Hungary  
12. Gargaj CNS^ÜD^(adj.) hu Hungary
11. vincenzo hu Hungary
10. GaBRieL AionHill hu Hungary  
9. Citrus Aberration Creations sk Slovakia  
8. moqui Schnappsgirls de Germany  
7. Lucille hu Hungary  
6. Vickey Infoteam hu Hungary
5. Zoom Conspiracy hu Hungary  
4. TrX DD^CnS hu Hungary  
3. Charlie Singular Crew hu Hungary  
2. pasy f!m^rebels hu Hungary  
1. Lev hu Hungary