Despair by Iguana [web]
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release date : july 1996
release party : Euskal 1996
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 61%
  • 0.59
alltime top: #5526
added on the 2000-09-10 01:07:04 by epsilum epsilum

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My sound blaster suffered with this "demo?"
added on the 2000-10-08 21:24:13 by [Lemming] [Lemming]
The last iGUANA's prod until now. As allways great design & code, and mixed with cool music that gives his unique style! iGUANA rulez forever!!! :)
added on the 2000-11-19 01:24:40 by epsilum epsilum
I like Iguana demos. This has some cool effects, a raytracer and a really nice music. I love the colourfull transparent stuff at the end: It's magnificent!
added on the 2000-12-14 15:50:10 by Optimus Optimus
The best iguana demo. Fantastic music by estrayk. Great rythm
added on the 2000-12-18 04:57:48 by mac mac
The Demo.
added on the 2000-12-21 20:17:37 by Hlod-Wig Hlod-Wig
pretty pretty music, and very fast cool effects
added on the 2001-01-01 18:57:41 by reality3D reality3D
I have seen this demo a lots of times, and every time I love it more. Impressive effects, nice raytracer and good music
added on the 2001-03-19 01:16:35 by shash shash
yeah, this demo roxx !!
btw, i think there's a mistake in the dates above : release date is july 1984 whereas party is euskal 96 ????
added on the 2001-03-21 17:29:56 by flure flure
fantastic demo...

the source is available on th Jare's site:

added on the 2001-04-27 22:29:56 by Kassoulet Kassoulet
lots of effects, few good ideas, zero design
sucks added on the 2001-06-08 19:25:57 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
Thumbs upppp!
rulez added on the 2001-10-22 16:09:21 by Optimus Optimus
My thumbs up! Iguana rules!
rulez added on the 2002-03-18 07:37:30 by mac mac
I had forgot to vote this awesome demo!
rulez added on the 2002-05-19 03:07:26 by shash shash
my vote
rulez added on the 2002-05-20 05:43:22 by Jcl Jcl
Also today a very enjoyable demo, I agree that it's probably the best Iguana release
added on the 2002-07-30 02:22:38 by Crest Crest
fantastic demo, yet i never understood the rotating 3D lump of earth =)
rulez added on the 2002-09-08 22:40:50 by post malone post malone
i don't remeber the demo - but i'll give a thumbs of for creating such a big NFO-file!
rulez added on the 2002-09-08 22:42:17 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
I remember running it over and over again just to stare at the tunnel and twister effects :D
The raytracing scenes were waay boring though.
rulez added on the 2004-06-23 02:05:26 by ithaqua ithaqua
This demo impressed the hell out of me. Design is sorely lacking, indeed, but the fx are sweet.
rulez added on the 2004-11-05 22:45:45 by witeshade witeshade
Haven't watched the "real" demo yet (will do it in the near future on my DOS machine), but the video of it is cool. After the video I've seen the [Win32 port] - better graphics and sound. \o/
rulez added on the 2004-12-11 10:31:01 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Some nice fx and an enjoyable music.
rulez added on the 2005-10-01 12:56:57 by bdk bdk
Very nice
rulez added on the 2008-02-18 10:44:12 by zefyros zefyros
What, no comment from me yet? Absolutely fantastic and one of my old favourites.
rulez added on the 2008-02-18 10:54:17 by Preacher Preacher
Pretty cool intro by iguana, maybe the soundtrack is a little too influenced by second reality?
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 16:13:59 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 16:36:51 by seppjo seppjo
Did I mention that this was the first demo I downloaded from Internet? It fit nicely on a floppy, and since we didn't have Internet access at home, I went to the library to get some new demos. I downloaded this plus a bunch of 64k intros.. must've been 1997 or something like that.

Now I feel old. But I still love the demo.
added on the 2008-07-01 17:18:21 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2009-05-29 00:27:11 by texel texel
I ported it to OSX so you can enjoy it in fullscreen on linux/osx/etc. http://adrianboeing.blogspot.com/2011/02/despaire-by-iguana-ported-to-mac-osx.html
rulez added on the 2011-02-06 15:27:09 by e64 e64
classic oldskool pc demo :)
rulez added on the 2011-09-12 11:53:50 by rez rez
More attention could've been paid to the design and color departments. Some cool effects though, I've always liked plane deformations, and the raytracing(?) was interesting, but the real highlight was the feedback which when done right is always something I love. A decent production but lacking in areas I particularly value.
added on the 2013-08-22 22:20:04 by noby noby
Great demo
rulez added on the 2015-02-06 05:06:24 by bitl bitl
rulez added on the 2015-11-27 06:43:58 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Coder pr0n for that time, but I like Heartquake more.
added on the 2015-11-27 08:28:27 by raer raer
added on the 2019-04-03 20:38:23 by Frequent Frequent

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