Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 07:08 UTC
Amiga & AROS "As computer games became more and more complex in the late 1980s, the days of the individual developer seemed to be waning. For a young teenager sitting alone in his room, the dream of creating the next great game by himself was getting out of reach. Yet out of this dilemma these same kids invented a unique method of self-expression, something that would end up enduring longer than Commodore itself. In fact, it still exists today. This was the demo scene."
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ST scene
by IndigoJo on Mon 29th Apr 2013 10:46 UTC
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2005-07-06

I'm surprised this article doesn't mention that there was also an Atari ST demo scene (of course it's about the Amiga, but it also mentions the PC). I was at boarding school in the early 90s and I recall there were a group of demo coders there as one of the older boys had an ST - they had originally been the Power Posse and they then chose another name, which I can't remember, but there was a famous ST demo called "The Inner Circle's Decade Demo" and they did a spoof called "The Mini Psychos' Dickhead Demo". They used STOS (there was a similar product for the Amiga called AMOS) - not sure if they used assembly as well (if that was even possible with STOS). Their demos were definitely sold through the ST magazines of the time.

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RE: ST scene
by moondevil on Mon 29th Apr 2013 11:10 in reply to "ST scene"
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2005-07-08

If memory serves me well, they were mostly active in Germany.

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RE[2]: ST scene
by Kochise on Mon 29th Apr 2013 11:15 in reply to "RE: ST scene"
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2006-03-03

Mostly, because Atari ST computers, believe it or not, were also used in most companies, for their power and efficiency. German people are pragmatic and gave the Atari ST line (even the TT) with the fame it deserved.

Also the Swedish and Polish demo scenes were stunning.

Kochise

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