CategoriesSomething for everybody

The Meteoriks were held for the ninth time in 2023 - and again, one important focus was the broad inclusion of both demomakers and -watchers by trying to have a very open process.

Like every year, everyone could apply to become a juror for the Meteoriks. During a first phase all accepted jurors discussed the categories to hand out awards in this year. Following that, we created juries for each category, consisting of three or more jurors, and these juries went to find the best work of 2022.

Meteoriks 2023 categories

Most of our categories have been stable for several years now, and this year we decided as a team to stick with last year's lineup of categories:


New Talent

The group or individual scener that made their most memorable entrance in 2022

Outstanding Concept

The production that most impressed us with bold decisions, novel ideas, extending the scene's aesthetic vocabulary

Best Executable Graphics

The best executable still image on any platform

Best Oldschool Production

The overall best production on an oldschool platform with an 8 bits or smaller bus

Best Midschool Production

The overall best production on an oldschool platform with a 16 bits or wider bus, or a fantasy console like Pico-8

Best Soundtrack

The production with the best soundtrack

Outstanding Technical Achievement

The production that most dropped our jaws as it was previously deemed impossible

Best Visuals

The production with the most beautiful and impressive art style, graphics, effects, modeling, texturing, color scheme, ...

Best High-End Intro

The overall best production in 64k or less on a high-end platform

Best Direction

The production with the best overall cohesion, camerawork, atmosphere, pacing, story, ...

Best High-End Demo

The overall best production between 64k and INFINITY!