Demoscene the Amiga years vol. 1

(11 customer reviews)

Demoscene the Amiga Years vol. 1

Demoscene the Amiga years reflects the making of the best demos as well as the history of the most emblematic and best known groups of the demoscene. Discover numerous pictures of demos through more than 450 pages as well as contributions of “sceners”. This book is the first volume covering the years 1984 to 1993 with about 90 demos amongst the most famous and popular ones. Discover the technical, graphical and musical evolution of the Amiga demos throughout the years, in Volume 1 (covering the period 1984-1993) with the most mythical ones of groups such as Kefrens, Silents or Sanity.

After an history of the origin of demos and demoscene, start with the first demos including The Juggler and Boing then follow the Megademos period with RSI – Alcatraz – Kefrens – Rebels. The first slideshow with J.O.E (Scoopex / Red Sector Inc.). The creation and history of Rebels group by one of its founder Static, the first Trackmo with Mental Hangover from Scoopex which will change the style of demos in the early 90s and the history of this group from 1988 until in 2000. An other surprise like Budbrain productions which won 1st place at Amiga conference in 1990 with its megademo which will repeat with Budbrain Megademo 2 and the feeling of Diablo one of members. Without forgetting Anarchy with the participation of some of its members such as DAN, 4Mat or Facet, and Razor 1911 with its demo “Voyage”.

The Norwegians of Pure metal code with their demo Alpha and Omega. Go to Hungary with the group Majic 12 and its Ray of Hope demo who will explain the conditions in which this demo was created. PGCS will tell you the story of the Odyssey demo and its 5 disks, an intergalactic epic that will take you to another demo called Hardwired, a Silents / Crionics production and the contribution of Jesper Kyd, Mikael Balle and Murphy.

The best demo groups
Alcatraz – Anarchy – Andromeda – Balance – Budbrain – Complex – Crionics – Cryptoburners – Dark demon – Digital – Dreamdealers – Essence – Fairlight – Jetset – Kefrens – Lemon. – Majic 12 – Melon dezign – Northstar – Phenomena – Pure metal coder – Pygmy projects – Quartex – Razor 1911 – Rebels – RSI – Sanity – Scoopex – Skid row – Spaceballs – Talent – The Silents – Wild copper

Book quality
• High quality book printing
• English Edition
• Hardcover edition, offset printing, sewn binding
• High quality pictures 300DPI
• Finished format 165 × 230 mm
• 452 pages
• 135g glossy coated paper
• More than 90 demos presented
• Soft touch front + UV coating
• 2mm cardboard cover



Book Details

Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions 23 × 16 × 6 cm

Say “Boing” and fans of the Amiga think of the first demo, written in 1984 by Dale Luck and RJ Mical for a prototype displayed at CES, that used the machine’s unique hardware capabilities to create smooth animated 3D graphics with stereo sound. It was hugely important to the machine’s success, and captured people’s imagination – and a generation used the Amiga to express their creativity and ingenuity. The Amiga demoscene thrived and evolved, and this book chronicles many of the scene’s favourites from multiple groups through interviews with their creators: coders, producers, artists, musicians from many countries are included. 452 full colour gloss pages in a quality hardback binding.

11 reviews for Demoscene the Amiga years vol. 1

  1. Cedric Guillemet (verified owner)

    Amazing book for an old folk like me. High quality print and very fast shipping. I recommend!

  2. logone (store manager)

    Thanks a lot Cedric for your review!!!

  3. Johanne Togeskov (verified owner)

    I am very satisfied with the handling of my order. A present for my son. Will not hesitate to place another order with you, if my son should want another book. It was not the first time I placed an order with you. Always 100% satisfied. Thank you

  4. Rob/CYS (verified owner)

    Amazing quality books, clearly put together by a team who are passionate about the subject matter. Absolutely loved reading through and reliving so many great memories from the demoscene. Looking forward to the next one!

  5. Stefan Skotte (verified owner)

    Just get it! – absolutely love the details and anecdotes through out the beautiful illustrations. It takes me right back there at The Party back in the 90s.

    Absolutely stunning compendium of the amiga scene and it’s history. Wow.

  6. harmonix (verified owner)

    A must for demo scene fans. A joy to peruse, reminisce, discover and inspire.

  7. Etienne (verified owner)

    Great stuff!! So happy to see this culture preserved in quality book form 🙂

  8. John Mullins (verified owner)

    These are weighty high quality books. 100% satisfied, chronicles landmark demos and effects. Lots of interesting trivia that sheds light on the scene that i previously didn’t know.

  9. Alice Bernamont (verified owner)

    Bought a copy of this book each for me and my boyfriend, and we both love the it! Great quality packed with brilliant images and interesting information. Customer service was fantastic and delivery was speedy.

  10. René Thomsen (verified owner)

    Very nice high quality books. Very fast shipping. Can’t wait to get my hands on Vol. 3 🙂

  11. Andrzej P (verified owner)

    A mesmerizing time capsule, rekindling the magic of Amiga demos. This book’s visual journey, enriched with insider stories, beautifully encapsulates the era when creativity knew no bounds. An essential read for any Amiga fan, it’s a heartfelt homage to the pioneers who turned pixels into poetry.

  12. Alain (verified owner)

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