The Meteoriks Awards 2022

Shana - 12:15 30 December 2021 #

It's that time of the year again!

With the neverending 2020 continuing into its third year, awesome productions didn't seize to amaze us even on our screens at home in 2021.
We are setting out to honour the best productions of the past year, and just in time for your New Year resolutions to do more for the scene...


- Help deciding on categories with your fellow jurors
- Review last year's productions if they fit into your category
- Identify up to five nominees
- Choose a laureate
- Represent your category during the award show

All in all, this will take between four and eight evenings' worth of time, mostly spread across February.

Visit our website to learn more and sign up for jury "duty" until end of January (the only duty that is indeed more of a pleasure)!


We are looking forward to working with you, celebrating the best productions of the year!

- The Meteoriks Team

Shana - 11:49 18 January 2022 #


What productions wow-ed and amazed you most this year? Whom do you think should we celebrate, when we look back at a year of awesome productions? Who was your favourite in a compo, but went way too unnoticed for your taste?

You can now flag your favourite prods on Pouet and Demozoo for consideration by the jurors, the categories are now available at https://2022.meteoriks.org/categories/

Are you already picking more than one or two, and they are not even your own (or at least not all of them)? Then you should really consider becoming a juror and join the fun - applications are still open until January 30th!
Make sure you sign up in time at https://2022.meteoriks.org/taking_part/juror/

Shana - 19:12 18 January 2022 #

And for everyone who want to not step out of the warmth of Demozoo between reading this and giving suggestions, here you are the list of categories:

New Talent
Which group or scener made the most memorable entrance this year?

Best Soundtrack
A demo is more than just its soundtrack - but it sure helps! Which soundtrack complemented its production perfectly, or even elevated it?

Best Visuals
Which production was the most pleasing to the eye and stunned you visually?

Best Direction
Which production really immersed you in its story thanks to its atmosphere, pacing, camerawork and cohesion?

Outstanding Concept
Which production really brought something new to the table to the scene, dared to be bold in its stylistic or directional choices?

Outstanding Technical Achievement
What was the moment you yelled during a compo “But this isn’t possible!” this year?

Best Oldschool Production
Which overall production on a machine with an 8-bit or smaller bus was your favourite this year?

Best Mid-School Production
And when we go a bit up the timescale? Which production impressed you most, that ran on a machine with 16-bits or wider bus or on a Fantasy Console?

Best Executable Graphics
Which 4k Graphics went beyond being simply picture-perfect?

Best High-End Intro
Which overall production with a size smaller than 64k amazed you most?

Best High-End Demo
Which overall production did not just drop any size-limitation, but also your jaw?

So, overall: we introduce a split to oldschool categories to do justice by the different system capabilities and what you were able to squeeze out of them. We bring back Outstanding Concept thanks to the great productions that fit this category perfectly; and in favour of those two, heavy-heartedly drop the Scene Spirit Award to also avoid continuous double-nomination for the great sceners keeping the spirit alive... year after year, as we now know!)

Shana - 16:14 31 January 2022 #

Juror signup is now officially closed, and a whopping lot of 34 jurors are joining the team this year.
Thank you everyone, we are happy to see so much support!

Even if you didn't join our merry round of jurors or are already self-assured your prod will make it on the nomination list this year, you can still participate by recommending your favourite productions both here on Demozoo or on Pouet.
The recommendation feature on both pages is still available until February 27th, 23:59 CET.
Make sure to show the best releases of 2021 your love!

Shana - 19:55 12 February 2022 #

Don't forget to recommend your favourite productions until February 27th!

While the jurors are already revelling passionately over their favourite productions of the year, it's also on you to make sure they don't overlook anything great - so make sure to use the recommendation feature here on Demozoo, or over at Pouet!

A recommendation a day keeps the bias away!

Shana - 11:39 27 February 2022 #

Just a few more hours to go! Don't forget to do a service to that one prod from 2021 you feel everyone is forgetting about, but absolutely deserves consideration!

We can't wait to finally go through all your recommendations, and announce the nominees by mid of March!

Shana - 09:14 12 March 2022 #

Can you smell the steam coming from this post? It's from our jurors concocting the nominees lists, and we can't wait to share the outcome of our passionate discussions in a few days! Stay tuned - and pass the time by rewatching last year's laureates!

Shana - 20:12 25 March 2022 #


We are happy to announce the nominees for The Meteoriks Awards 2022!

Thanks for joining us tonight, thanks to the jurors for assembling these lists and - most importantly - thanks to everyone who graced 2021 with their fantastic productions!

[*] [b]TôBach[/b] for [b]Spaceman[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/303772
[*] [b]epoqe[/b] for [b]OIΩNOΣ[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/301354
[*] [b]Holo Sapiens[/b] for [b]Holo Grail[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292460
[*] [b]finalizer[/b] for [b]the music in Paraller[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/299162
[*] [b]P_Malin[/b] for [b]Caffeinate[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/302080
[*] [b]Arcade[/b] by [b]Spectrals[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292559
[*] [b]A New World Awaits[/b] by [b]Peisik and ____blnk[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292563
[*] [b]Ephemeral[/b] by [b]LJ and Puryx[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292304
[*] [b]Zero Percent[/b] by [b]Eos and Prismbeings[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/298152
[*] [b]There[/b] by [b]Still[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292560
[*] [b]Clean Slate[/b] by [b]Conspiracy[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292282
[*] [b]DRD5[/b] by [b]Still[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/298158
[*] [b]Condition[/b] by [b]FMS_Cat[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292275
[*] [b]A New World Awaits[/b] by [b]Peisik and ____blnk[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292563
[*] [b]Domain[/b] by [b]0b5vr[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/303235
[*] [b]The Last Minute[/b] by [b]Lucid[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/301353
[*] [b]1986[/b] by [b]Netro[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/300000
[*] [b]A New World Awaits[/b] by [b]Peisik and ____blnk[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292563
[*] [b]Paraller[/b] by [b]Futuris[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/299162
[*] [b]Domain[/b] by [b]0b5vr[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/303235
[*] [b]There[/b] by [b]Still[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292560
[*] [b]Domain[/b] by [b]0b5vr[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/303235
[*] [b]Freespin[/b] by [b]Reflex[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/296068
[*] [b]A New World Awaits[/b] by [b]Peisik and ____blnk[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292563
[*] [b]Cortez[/b] by [b]Melon Dezign[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/295921
[*] [b]Dread[/b] by [b]Altair[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/298726
[*] [b]A New World Awaits[/b] by [b]Peisik and ____blnk[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292563
[*] [b]Freespin[/b] by [b]Reflex[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/296068
[*] [b]MEMS[/b] by [b]Digimind[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/299980
[*] [b]SSEraf[/b] by [b]Řrřola[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292314
[*] [b]Bromance[/b] by [b]Bonzai[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/296144
[*] [b]Can Robots Take Control?[/b] by [b]Benediction and Arkos[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292331
[*] [b]Unity[/b] by [b]Padua and Atlantis[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/293449
[*] [b]Delightful Attributes[/b] by [b]Darklite and Offence[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292524
[*] [b]Freespin[/b] by [b]Reflex[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/296068
[*] [b]The Martini Effect[/b] by [b]Flex[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292543
[*] [b]Rule 30[/b] by [b]Andromeda[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/296085
[*] [b]FirST Love[/b] by [b]Overlanders[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/298763
[*] [b]Cracklebass[/b] by [b]Brainlez Coders![/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/302122
[*] [b]D-Zero[/b] by [b]Desire[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292330
[*] [b]Take it or leaf it![/b] by [b]Team210 and 5711[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/298068
[*] [b]You Are Here[/b] by [b]tdhooper[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292426
[*] [b]Red Crash[/b] by [b]NuSan[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292427
[*] [b]Bull[/b] by [b]Evilryu[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292424
[*] [b]Caffeinate[/b] by [b]bitshifters collective[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/302080
[*] [b]Domain[/b] by [b]0b5vr[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/303235
[*] [b]Condition[/b] by [b]FMS_Cat[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292275
[*] [b]Alcanoid[/b] by [b]Alcatraz[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292535
[*] [b]Clean Slate[/b] by [b]Conspiracy[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292282
[*] [b]Deus Cervidae[/b] by [b]Nuance[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292280
[*] [b]Paraller[/b] by [b]Futuris[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/299162
[*] [b]DRD5[/b] by [b]Still[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/298158
[*] [b]A New World Awaits[/b] by [b]Peisik and ____blnk[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292563
[*] [b]sp04 - Geiler Hydrant[/b] by [b]Spacepigs[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/296657
[*] [b]Color[/b] by [b]Ninjadev[/b] - https://demozoo.org/productions/292558

Shana - 20:24 15 April 2022 #

The laureates are finally upon us! And we are honoured to present them to you:

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for NEW TALENT
goes to epoqe for OIΩNOΣ - https://demozoo.org/productions/301354

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for OUTSTANDING CONCEPT
goes to Freespin by Reflex - https://demozoo.org/productions/296068
with an Honorable Mention of There by Still - https://demozoo.org/productions/292560

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for BEST EXECUTABLE GRAPHICS
goes to Bull by Evilryu - https://demozoo.org/productions/292424
with an Honorable Mention of Caffeinate by bitshifters collective - https://demozoo.org/productions/302080

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for BEST OLDSCHOOL PRODUCTION
goes to Bromance by Bonzai - https://demozoo.org/productions/296144

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for [b]BEST MIDSCHOOL PRODUCTION
goes to FirST Love by Overlanders - https://demozoo.org/productions/298763

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for BEST SOUNDTRACK
goes to A New World Awaits by Peisik and ____blnk - https://demozoo.org/productions/292563

goes to Freespin by Reflex - https://demozoo.org/productions/296068

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for BEST VISUALS
goes to A New World Awaits by Peisik and ____blnk - https://demozoo.org/productions/292563

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for BEST HIGH-END INTRO
goes to Clean Slate by Conspiracy - https://demozoo.org/productions/292282

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for BEST DIRECTION
goes to 1986 by Netro - https://demozoo.org/productions/300000

The Meteoriks Award 2022 for BEST HIGH-END DEMO
goes to A New World Awaits by Peisik and ____blnk - https://demozoo.org/productions/292563

Thanks not only to all the makers of those fantastic productions, but also the jurors browsing through them, everyone who worked hard behind the scenes with editing, communication... and of course the moderation!

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