keWlers

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keWlers is a Finnish demogroup, formed in the early 1990s, originally called Mewlers. After smaller releases such as Tripfish 2 or Another High-Caliber Mechanical Complication, their breakthrough came in 2002 when they released their critically acclaimed[1][2] demo Variform at Assembly 2002. Despite only achieving third place, the demo became one of the most widely known and top rated demos ever released, winning three Scene.org awards.[1] Further major demos to be released later included Protozoa (ranked 6th at Breakpoint 2003[3]) and A Significant Deformation Near The Cranium, released at Assembly 2003. Kewlers have been nominated for at least one Scene.org Award every year, except for 2004.[1] The group disbanded for a while in 2006 directly after the release of their final demo, 1995. But since 2010 Kewlers have returned from their hiatus, with possibly Variform 2, released at Revision 2012, as their most influential demo since their comeback.

keWlers are infamous for their outspokenness – their logo contains a stylized middle finger and their official slogan is "Kewlers suck!" – likely to be originating from crowd cheers at the Scene.org Awards gala at Breakpoint 2003 – which they now use and prefer as a friendly greeting. It is also common for other demogroups to, instead of sending greetings, send "fuckings" to Kewlers as their sign of gratitude and respect. Most of the members' handles are in fact "Kewlers-nicks" besides their original, possibly more known demoscene-handle.

Since 2004, the number of Kewlers demos has decreased, and after the release of We Cell at Assembly 2004 the group hinted on their website to cease any further activities.[4] With the release of their Assembly 2006 demo 1995 (in cooperation with mfx), the group officially acclaimed to call it quits.[4]

However, in 2010, Kewlers returned to the Assembly demo competition, releasing 'Devolution', which earned 4th place.[5] In 2011 they released 'Fermion' at Assembly 2011, which also received 4th place.[6]

At the Assembly 2012 wild demo competition, Kewlers released their first Android based demo called Rrhoid, which earned 3rd place. In 2013 Kewlers kept on releasing mostly Android demos, with most recently NVite, an invitation for NVScene organised by nVidia and scene.org

Members[edit]

Active members[edit]

Inactive members[edit]

  • Actor Cobain
  • Cookie Crumb
  • Helmut Kool
  • Justin Case
  • Lady Manhanttan
  • Ronnie Raygun
  • Uncle Ben
  • Orlando Boom

Awards[edit]

Kewlers have received numerous awards and award nominations.

2006 Scene.org Awards[edit]

  • Aesterozoa, nominated for Best 64k Intro
  • 1995, winner Best Soundtrack [1] and Public Choice [2]

2004 Scene.org Awards[edit]

  • We Cell, nominated for Best Demo, Best Effects, Best Soundtrack, and Public Choice
  • X-Mix 2004 (with mfx), nominated for Best Demo, Best Soundtrack, and Most Original Concept

Bitfilm Festival 2004[edit]

  • Protozoa, Winner of the Demoshow [3]

2003 Scene.org Awards[edit]

  • A Significant Deformation Near The Cranium, winner of Best Music, nominated for Best Demo, Best Effects, and Best Graphics
  • Protozoa, nominated for Best Demo, Best Soundtrack, Most Original Concept, and Public Choice

2002 Scene.org Awards[edit]

  • Variform, winner Best Demo, Best Effects, and Best Music

Releases[edit]

  • Kopio – finished 1st at Lobotomia 2000
  • Tripfish 2 – finished 7th at Assembly 2001
  • AH-CMC – finished 8th at lobotomia 2002
  • 974 mites – finished 6th at Assembly 2002
  • Variform – finished 3rd at Assembly 2002
  • Deutsche Telekom – finished 3rd at buenzli 11
  • The Jackson Five – finished 4th at Lamerfest 2002
  • The Jackson Five remix – finished 3rd at Dot 2002
  • Jellied Veal – finished 8th at Alternative Party 2003
  • Protozoa – finished 7th at Breakpoint 2003
  • GLitch – finished 1st at Stream 2003
  • Oddjobb – finished 5th at Assembly 2003
  • A Significant Deformation Near The Cranium – finished 6th at Assembly 2003
  • X-MIX 2004: Ion Traxx – finished 4th at Breakpoint 2004
  • Typo Graphics – finished 1st at Scene Event 2004
  • We Cell – finished 5th at Assembly 2004
  • Variform Remixed – musicdisk
  • Aesterozoa – finished 3rd at Assembly 2006's 64k intro compo
  • 1995 – finished 3rd at Assembly 2006
  • Isoljator remixed – finished 8th at Breakpoint 2010
  • Bootjam – Used in the Scenebooth at Assembly demo party
  • Devolution – finished 4th at Assembly 2010
  • MF Real – finished 1st at Stream Demoparty 2010
  • Circus Extreme – finished 1st at Stream Demoparty 2011
  • Fermion – finished 4th at Assembly 2011
  • Proton-K – finished 1st at Icons Demoparty 2012
  • Variform 2 – Sequel to Variform, finished 16th at Revision Demoparty 2012
  • Mono part 1 – finished 1st at Stream Demoparty 2012
  • Rrhoid – finished 3rd at Assembly 2012
  • 1 Finger – finished 5th at Revision 2013
  • Nocake – finished 1st at Wedding Party 2013
  • Spongiforma Squarepantsii – finished 5th at Assembly 2013
  • Payback 2014 invitation – finished 4th at Kindergarten 2013
  • NVite – finished 2nd at the Ultimate Meeting 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Scene.org Awards – 2002". scene.org. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Pouët.net page for Variform". pouet.net. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Breakpoint 2003 results". Breakpoint (demoparty). Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  4. ^ a b "Kewlers news archive". Kewlers' official website. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  – 13 August 2005 newspost
  5. ^ "Devolution by Kewlers – Assembly Archive". assembly.org. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Fermion by Kewlers – Assembly Archive". assembly.org. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 

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