The Demoscene Came a Long Way

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Published on: February 23, 2008

Boy, the demoscene came a long way since their humble beginnings in the early 1980s on archaic computers like the Apple II, Atari 800 and especially the Commodore 64 and later the Commodore Amiga 500.

If you want to learn more about the old days and stuff like that, check out my post about the history of the demoscene that I wrote about one month ago. My older post “Introduction to the World of Demos” is also fairly interesting IMO.

Well, the examples from my previous posts may be nice, but things improved a lot since those days. A very good example is the winner demo from last years Assembly demo party in Finland called “Lifeforce“, created by Andromeda Software Development or short ASD or Andromeda.

I uploaded the demo to several sites, including Facebook. I am an Internet marketer and that is how I make my living. I have naturally many Facebook friends, who are also in advertising and marketing.

One of them watched the demo and left a comment, asking me, which “Agency” this “Video” created. I had to educate him that his “Agency” is a bunch of high school or maybe college kids from somewhere in Europe and that the “Video” is actually a program that creates all the visuals and stuff in real-time… and in a much higher resolution than you can see on YouTube, which only has a crappy 320×240 resolution for all their videos.

Too bad that I was not able to see his face, but it must have been quite a shock to learn these facts hehe, but I can’t blame him for his thought, the demo is just amazing and you really cannot tell that this is NOT the work of professionals.

But now I will stop writing and let you enjoy the demo for yourself, in crappy 320×240, but you can go and download the demo yourself and run it on your PC in whatever resolution suits you.

Backup URL to Video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdrdfiGOL3I).


Backup link to the video on YouTube

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Cheers!
Carsten aka Roy/SAC

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