Demoscene the Amiga years

(21 customer reviews)

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, The 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 The Silents/Crionics production and the contribution of Jesper Kyd, Mikael Balle and Murphy.

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Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions 23 × 16 × 6 cm

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, The 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 The 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

21 reviews for Demoscene the Amiga years

  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)

  13. Eddy L (verified owner)

    A jewel that brings back memories of my youth, the copy parties, the 68000, RSI, KEFRENS, REBELS, SCOOPEX… Thank you for these rediscovered moments, engraved forever in my heart.

  14. Alexandre Mutel (aka ACE from IRIS) (verified owner)

    Amazing book packed with lots of memories, I forgot many of the demos/intros that entertained my childhood and this book is great to reconnect with them.
    I had a small trouble with trying to make the order but the customer service was super responsive, found the bug and fixed it so that I could order 2 copies of that book, one for my friend Ulrick and one for myself. We were both part of the Amiga demoscene at that time 1988-1992, in a French group called IRIS, and it is so nice to have access to such a book that capture this period.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

  16. Patrice LE COQ (verified owner)

    Super livre, de très bonne qualité. J’ai acheté les deux premiers volumes et j’ai hâte d’avoir le troisième.
    Les goodies offerts avec sont très sympas aussi.

  17. logone (store manager)

    Merci Patrice pour ce commentaire 👍

  18. Bartosz Górecki (verified owner)

    Niesamowite wydawnictwo! Pozycja obowiązkowa dla każdego miłośnika demosceny na Amigach z układami OCS/ECS. Polecam!

  19. Simon Quincey (verified owner)

    These books are amazing. I bought the first 2 demoscene books and the Amiga Logo Art book too. Well printed, beautiful layout and texts. Shipping method gave full emails and tracking and arrived days early. Can’t wait for the third book of the set. Thanks.

  20. Anonymous (verified owner)

  21. benjamin chape (verified owner)

    Incredible job, amazing quality print, a must have for all old-school scene members . CPT/ (the frog buds,paradox,angels,hysteria…)

  22. Peter W. (verified owner)

    I hesitated to buy these books for a long time, but in the end I didn’t regret it. I grew up with the Amiga and the demo scene was an important part of my youth (I’m almost 50 now). Reading the book and watching the corresponding demos on YouTube at the same time gave me a lot of great dejavu. The background information on the respective programmers, graphic designers and musicians is also very interesting, although there could have been a little more of it. I bought the first two parts together and am looking forward to the third part being released.

  23. Roberto Lancuba (verified owner)

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