Book - Demomaker - The Amiga Years

category: general [glöplog]
Is that scene spirit? Take free scene productions and sell them printed?
added on the 2020-06-04 05:27:06 by dirtie dirtie
In my opinion, as long as everything is done with permission from the authors this (just like (the excellent) The Masters of Pixel Art-books), this is fine.
added on the 2020-06-04 10:19:44 by neon neon
I guess noone told the Mindcandy guys that they weren't scene spirit.
added on the 2020-06-04 10:19:54 by Gargaj Gargaj
I guess noone told the Mindcandy guys that they weren't scene spirit.

Quite a few people actually told them that back in the days
added on the 2020-06-04 10:56:41 by britelite britelite
given the silly franglism in the title (ffs) my hopes for this book are not very high
added on the 2020-06-04 13:24:32 by havoc havoc
Is that scene spirit? Take free scene productions and sell them printed?

I assume they're getting permission? Also, after printing and shipping, I bet that there's not going to be much more than 1 month salary left of that $14k goal. I never made a book so I might be off here, but I bet the effort involved in getting permission, interviews, structuring and layouting is much more than that.

This is not comparable to running a demo through kkapture and putting it on Youtube with ads on.
added on the 2020-06-04 13:33:53 by skrebbel skrebbel
at least they know where to go ^^
added on the 2020-06-04 15:10:49 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
0 info about the author, 0 info about the actual content (apart from random demo screenshots we all know). Looks like it's made by some random opportunist who will bring nothing new to the table, besides making a few bucks on the demoscene's back.

Until the author proves he can bring interesting content, it looks more like money wasted than anything else...
added on the 2020-06-04 15:15:28 by keops keops
and congrats for spelling Wild Copper Wild Cooper...
added on the 2020-06-04 15:15:58 by keops keops
Wild Cooper

Who's that gun slingin' stranger in the thoroughfare?
It's Wiiild Cooper!

[yes, I was watching Deadwood recently ... again]
added on the 2020-06-04 15:36:06 by d0DgE d0DgE
added on the 2020-06-04 15:43:13 by keops keops
I assume they're getting permission?

Why? Usually scene book authors don't ask permission...
added on the 2020-06-04 16:17:23 by havoc havoc
and congrats for spelling Wild Copper Wild Cooper...

That was the first I saw when looking at the site. Told me a lot about the quality to expect. :D
added on the 2020-06-04 16:34:18 by StingRay StingRay
Maybe it would help if some of the people listed under "Contributors" who are also active members of this forum could speak out what they are actually contributing... ;)
Hey, if the book consists of nothing but screenshots, at least it'll contain approx. 5000 fewer factual errors than Freax vol.1! :P
added on the 2020-06-04 17:06:47 by break break
Oh, just noticed that Wild Cooper thing. NEVER MIND THEN
added on the 2020-06-04 17:07:01 by break break
I guess noone told the Mindcandy guys that they weren't scene spirit.

We asked every featured group for permission and gave them all free copies. If these guys did the same, I'd consider that the same level of "scene spirit".
added on the 2020-06-04 17:21:02 by phoenix phoenix
The guy behind that book is a demoscene enthusiast.
He´s doing it with best intentions. Not to earn $$$.
As far as i know he contacted many old sceners to get a little bit of information about their demos and did some interviews.
He also asked me for permission. Hope he asked the others aswell.
So from my side its ok.

Signing off,
Virgull. oops.
added on the 2020-06-04 18:04:59 by Virgill Virgill
I only wanna ask what is Budbrain doing in "The best demomaker groups" :P
added on the 2020-06-04 18:44:13 by Serpent Serpent
"Demos and the demomaker scene started with the advent of the Apple computer at the end of the 70's" - what is a "demomaker scene"? :P
added on the 2020-06-04 19:28:27 by dipswitch dipswitch
meet your demomaker!
### Demomaker is not a crime ###
added on the 2020-06-04 20:38:51 by break break
I think that it's a great idea. Would love the same from the early PC days.