symbolia by Access
screenshot added by robotriot on 2001-08-23 23:27:35
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release date : july 1995
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popularity : 55%
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added on the 2001-08-23 23:27:35 by robotriot robotriot

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if you liked state of the art, you might like this one, too. well, i didn't.
sucks added on the 2001-08-23 23:28:59 by robotriot robotriot
it's kinda cheap...
added on the 2003-11-05 14:42:29 by bhead bhead
a good demo at the time, would of been nicer if it was longer tho :)
rulez added on the 2004-09-23 17:28:52 by ebro ebro
Is ok but doesn't really work for me...
As written in my article about it, I love it!
rulez added on the 2005-03-09 12:25:50 by ghandy ghandy
The problem is that all the "effects" behind the single-plane vectors are simple colour cycling. I'd even bet they're just raw images in the executable. The music is rubbish in comparison to Travolta's tune for State of the Art, and the whole concept is just "look! we can do state of the art too! but.. err... not as well!" ... so hardly a classic in my eyes.
sucks added on the 2005-08-05 17:07:41 by xeron xeron
One of my favourite demos on Amiga! I like it much more then State of the Art, really. Yes, it's plain, but everything fits together perfectly.
rulez added on the 2006-10-16 01:45:05 by dimouse dimouse
Great animation and color cycling =)))
rulez added on the 2008-03-28 18:12:58 by Optimonk Optimonk
cheap'n'lousy imitation of state of the art. tune is totally boring and doesn't fit, hardly any code (just like state of the art :D) and some of the graphics are very ugly. very weak piggie.
added on the 2008-03-28 19:31:49 by StingRay StingRay
Horribly ugly but still cool in some strange way.
added on the 2008-04-13 15:26:02 by Preacher Preacher
Great demo style on AMiGA!
rulez added on the 2009-04-07 20:40:36 by aGGreSSor^tPA aGGreSSor^tPA
a little thumb only for the sweet memories:)
rulez added on the 2009-09-26 16:37:27 by wayne wayne
Inspired by State of The Art but it could have been better...
added on the 2010-06-18 20:07:26 by mailman mailman
Well, not that bad :).
added on the 2010-09-22 08:19:44 by Jakim Jakim
Yes, colorful memories ;o)
rulez added on the 2010-10-08 01:05:08 by jack-3d jack-3d
What Stingray said but with the thumb down.
sucks added on the 2011-07-26 10:39:56 by chromag chromag
I don't care about the coding aesthetics xeron, all I care about the nostalgia trip that's experienced every time this brilliant demo's run on my 1200.
rulez added on the 2012-12-26 03:56:54 by Stromasher Stromasher
a slower version of State of the art :(
do people realise how much work was put into doing demo's! im the main programmer and its shocking the amount of people that said basically it was 'crap'! can you do better .. if not dont comment! it was inspired by SOTA but involves a LOT of work in your 68020! another comment? 'slower version of SOTA' .. it only goes at one speed you idiot! 68020! .. get a grip people .. i did try my best but people obviously your saying its crap .. let me see your demos!
added on the 2015-04-09 20:26:56 by sn4k3y sn4k3y
involves a LOT of work in your 68020!

The 68020 has almost nothing to do here as there's almost no code at all! As for the rest of your comment I better remain silent seeing how you call people who dared to comment on your demo "idiots" without even understanding what those people actually meant. Can I do better: Yes, of course! In both, the coding and the manner department!
added on the 2015-04-09 20:36:01 by StingRay StingRay
Music doesn't fit. This requires a faster music (or make the dancers dance slower in some parts). Music also requires guitars (because there are vector people playing guitars). You did it well with the drummer animation so you must do the same with the guitars or the spectator will experience disapointment.

Some graphics (all the symbols) are quite cheap but OK. The raytraced Symbolia logo doesn't fit the theme very much.

Anyway, I like it and enjoyed it somehow. And I enjoyed it even more back in 1995. I still got this demo in floppy disk. But I don't replay it very often.

However, I like a lot of demos that general people consider as very crappy ones. Maybe it's a demoscener bias, who knows. ;]
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 21:09:39 by ham ham
do people realise how much work was put into doing demo's! im the main programmer and its shocking the amount of people that said basically it was 'crap'! can you do better .. if not dont comment!

sn4k3y: If you can't stand critics then don't release demos. People here put easyly thumb down to demos with triple the effort of this one many times. And, yes, generally they know the effort that making a demo requires. Peace.
added on the 2015-04-09 21:18:11 by ham ham
sorry to people who dont like it. we done our best back then. was quite drunk last night .. so, sorry again! i love it, we did work hard on it so if you love/hate it then thats fine. sorry again
added on the 2015-04-11 19:37:13 by sn4k3y sn4k3y
Not a masterpiece, though soundtrack is somewhat catchy and in ancient times it was making me to rerun this demo again and again.
rulez added on the 2015-07-31 20:03:01 by lvd lvd
And well, also video sequence is not bad also, if not breathtaking, at least quite pleasant to see.
added on the 2015-07-31 20:04:34 by lvd lvd
And I still have the main soundtrack from here to occasionally test my NeoGS card to see that it still works :)

sorry for spamming the comments :-)
added on the 2015-07-31 20:05:54 by lvd lvd
чем бы лвдрисня не делала, лишь бы глопов не собирала..

1st demo I seen on Amiga. nice tune and visuals.
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 19:28:07 by g0blinish g0blinish
Very good memories... Thanks sn4k3y for this "state of the art like" in AGA. Why did you stop demo making ? Your demo made me dreaming in 95'
rulez added on the 2016-05-15 03:25:55 by mikedafunk mikedafunk
Cheap imitation of "State of the art" which I am not fond of...
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