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Demoscene The Amiga renaissance
Volume 3 1997-2024

The last volume closing the history of Amiga demoscene.
Available in June 2024

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Legendary groups
Crionics, Sanity, Melon dezign, Anarchy, Andromeda, Fairlight
The Slients, Alcatraz, Kefrens, Lemon, Rebels, Razor 1911...
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Discover numerous pictures of demos through more than 450 pages as well as contributions of sceners
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Contributors

Find the most talented sceners of the Amiga years

The story

Discover the evolution of the Amiga demos throughout the years

The books

Format 165×230mm more than 450 pages

Quality

Hardcover edition, offset printing, sewn binding, Soft touch front + UV coating

Goodies

Exclusive pack of postcards and bookmarks, with full color printing

Shipping

Deliveries available in Europe, United States, Australia and all over the world

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Volume 2 Demoscene the AGA years 1994-1996

The Amiga Demoscene, from its inception, has always evolved with the times, and reinvented itself, always pushing the limits of Commodore’s flagship machine. From the Megademo, at the end of the 80s, to trackmos in the 90s, 1994 was the beginning of a new development for the Demoscene, with many demos released that used all the power of the Amiga 1200.

The Amiga 1200 was released in October 1992, and was the third generation of Amiga for the home market. Like its Amiga 500 brother, it was designed to be a single box solution, incorporating the keyboard, processor, chipset, floppy disk drive, expansion ports internal and external, and support for an internal hard disk. The 68020 processor running at 14MHz was supported by 2MB of memory, AmigaOS 3, and the new Amiga Advanced Graphics Architecture – AGA.

Demoscene the AGA Years is the second volume of our series dedicated to the Amiga demoscene. In 1992 the arrival of the Amiga 1200 piqued the interest of several demo groups and many coders, graphic designers and musicians. Some abandoned the Amiga 500 entirely to focus exclusively on the Amiga 1200. The arrival of this new model was a notable improvement, with the overall power of the machine being quadrupled thanks to a stronger processor operating at a faster speed and higher speed RAM. The color palette of the AGA chipset increases to 16,777,216 – or 24-bit – colour too, giving the demomakers a new playground in which to create.

Volume 1 Demoscene the Amiga years  1984-1993

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. 450 full colour gloss pages in a quality hardback binding.

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.

Details about books

Quality

High quality book printing High quality pictures 300DPI

Content

More than 90 demos and intros exposed

Edition

Hardcover edition offset printing and sewn binding

Finish

Soft touch front
UV coating 135g glossy coated paper

Format

Finished format 165×230mm
2mm cardboard cover

Goodies

Postcards pack R/V 250g coated semi-matte
Bookmarks pack R/V 250g coated semi-matte

Some demos

Read about groups such as Crionics, Sanity, Melon dezign, Anarchy, Andromeda, Fairlight, The Silents, Alcatraz, Kefrens, Lemon, Rebels, Spaceball, Razor 1911…. as well as many other groups.

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Arte / Sanity

The Party / 1993
Code: Mr. Pet, Chaos, McDeal
Graphics: Ra
Music: Moby

Demon download / The silents

February 1993
Code: The Master, Bionic
Graphics: Devilstar, John Doe
Music: The Master

The Tetris intro / Melon dezign

The Party / 1992
Code: Bannasoft
Graphics: Seen
Music: The Dark Knight

Hardwired / Crionics – Silents

The Party / 1991
Code: Deftronic, Murphy, Saxs, The Spy…
Graphics: Zycho, Mikael Balle, Sionic
Music: Jesper Kyd

Global trash / Anarchy

Amiga Summit Convention 1991
Code: Sunjohn
Graphics: Jesper Kyd, Mikael Balle, Sionic
Music: Jesper Kyd

Megademo III / North Star & Fairlight

January 1989
Code: Atom, Black Shadow, Celebrandil…
Graphics: Atom, Dagger, Hobbit…
Music: Exolon, Jazze, Kaktus…

  • 5 Star Review  Livre très classieux, photos magnifiques. Je me suis surpris à faire de belles découvertes. Merci pour ce magnifique livre que je recommande à tout fan d'Amiga.
    Une version dans la langue de Molière aurait été un plus pour moi.
    Bravo pour tout ce travail et encore MERCI

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    9 July 2022

    5 Star Review  fantastic quality! Perfect coffee table book

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    Demoscene the AGA years vol. 2
    thumbderblack
    10 July 2022

    5 Star Review  NO! I DO NOT WANT TO RETURN THE BOOK! WHY WOULD YOU ASK ME TO RETURN IT?!?

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    9 July 2022
  • 5 Star Review  Super quality and very nice book, with at lot of stories and pictures form the early 1990's. If you have ever had an Amiga, then you must buy this book!

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    Demoscene the AGA years vol. 2
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    11 July 2022

    5 Star Review  I have bought both edition! Amazing books! Amazing Quality.

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    Demoscene the AGA years vol. 2
    thumbMarc
    9 July 2022

    5 Star Review  Both container and content are gorgeous. So great to have all these first hand memories from interviewees. A really good job from the author. A must have for anybody who grew up with Amiga and/or the demo scene.

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    thumbDenis
    9 July 2022
  • 5 Star Review  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.

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    13 January 2024

    5 Star Review  So much work for good memories!
    The book is heavy with a lot of screenshots and interviews.

    A must have for all Amiga fans!

    The translation is really better than the previous volume :)

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    8 July 2022

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

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    Demoscene the Amiga years vol. 1
    thumbCedric Guillemet
    9 May 2023
  • 5 Star Review  Two books on the Amiga demo scene that are simply awesome!
    Lots of images, drawings, making of and more.
    Wonderful !

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    thumbClaudio
    8 July 2022

    5 Star Review  The quality and feel of this book is spot on. Breathtaking fotos and interesting text to it. Supercool with the QR codes. I’m looking forward to vol 3 👍🏼

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    Demoscene the AGA years vol. 2
    thumbLars Rabech
    18 August 2022

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

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    30 January 2024
  • 5 Star Review  Got both books, vol.1 and vol.2. Very happy with the quality and content. Looking forward to vol.3!

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    Demoscene the AGA years vol. 2
    thumbRT
    16 July 2022

    5 Star Review  What an amazing trip down memory lane. I was simultaneously reading and going to Youtube/Soundcloud to find all the Demo's and amazing music from that time period. Both books are well worth getting if you were at all involved in the Demo scene or if you just loved the productions.

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    Demoscene the AGA years vol. 2
    thumbNiels K (Split/BLC)
    11 July 2022

    5 Star Review  Thanks for this amazing demoscene books. High quality pictures and logos, many great stories, interviews, demoscene facts and comments in two awesome books. A lot of work here, I love it! Thanks again and I recommend it very much.

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    Demoscene the AGA years vol. 2
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    10 July 2022

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