Conspiracy as a concept
Conspiracy (usually shortened to CNS) is a Hungarian demogroup.
In other words, we're a small group of
multimedia artists, dedicated to create realtime visuals on computers.
We're entirely doing our work under the Conspiracy moniker for free,
solely for the fun. (Albeit some monetary gain is always possible,
but it's never the main focus.) Our aim is, simply speaking, to push
boundaries in several senses: we want to see how much content can
fit into very little size, we want to see how good realtime visuals
can look, and most of all, we want to see what we are capable of.
We formed in the November of 2002, as five friends who decided that
their respective current working environments needed expansion, almost
as an experiment whether people who've been knowing each other
for some time can actually work together. Apparently, it worked out.
We gained some members since, but the overall feel never really changed;
we're still just a very compatible collective of guys, who enjoy working with
Conspiracy as a group
Conspiracy currently consists of eight people:
- Barna "BoyC" Buza
- lead coder extraordinaire, father of the a.D.D.i.c.t. intro
series and "business relations dude" (basically the guy who
takes care of promotional things and etc.)
- Gergely "Gargaj" Szelei
- all-around coder and backup-musician, maintainer of website
and demoscene relations, spawning concepts every now and then
- István "Innocent" Major
- musician and hardware person, with a couple of useful thoughts
about synths too - officially ceased activities, but continues to lurk around
- Márton "mrc!" Ekler
- effect-coder and semi-designer - allegedly ceased activities since 2004, but we don't believe him
- Mátyás "TrX" Terstyánszky
- designer and typographer, optionally cook, hardware and happiness supporter
- László "Vincenzo" Vincze
- musician at any number of bits from 8 to 32 by day, fledgling designer by night - also stated to have ceased activities
- Kornél "Xenophobe" Felföldi
- Newly added musician and aural aggressor, more often than not eeriely circled by poem samples.
- Zoltán "ZooM" Szabó
- lead designer and graphics artist, main torrent of concepts
and ideas, hence also probably the most overworked person of the group
Conspiracy has always been somewhat picky considering memberships.
In reality, we condone an unwritten (but often mentioned) rule
about member drafting: "If you want to be a member, you never will be.
If we want you to be a member, you must." This has been the mantra
so far, and it seemed to have worked too.
Conspiracy as an entity
Conspiracy has been a productive machine over the course of years;
we had a streak of really nice results at various demoparties,
had people interested in our work from outside the demoscene,
made great friends with several likeminded fellas,
and had a lots of fun - and of course, we plan to continue that
as long as possible.
Apart from our contributions to various 64k competitions,
we try to aid the community as much as possible:
In recent years, among others, CNS has been responsible for various
organizing duties behind the Function
demoparty, the Scene.hu webportal,
and several other projects.
In the end, we probably spent more time on Conspiracy in the last few
years than anything else - and was it worth it? We'll leave it up to
history to decide, but we definitely enjoy it at the moment.
Conspiracy as web presence
If you wish to send us a mail, open up your favorite mail client,
and compose a letter addressed to crew at conspiracy.hu.
We will all get a copy. (But no, we don't want a cheap way to acquire
an OEM Adobe Photoshop. We wrote our own.) You can also send mails to
the respective members using the [nick] at conspiracy.hu formula.
Additionally, we're still proud addicts to IRC, so hop up to
IRCNet to the channel #cns
in case you want to point and LOL at our STUFFZ.