Unusual Suspects by Mandarine [web] & Mankind [web]
screenshot added by fra on 2014-08-10 02:11:20
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release date : august 2014
release party : Evoke 2014
compo : alternative demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 64%
  • 0.75
alltime top: #2111
  • fra fra [code, 3D models]
  • gelmir gelmir [endpart pixelart]
  • ptoing ptoing [main pixelart, additional 3D models]
  • erk erk [music]
added on the 2014-08-10 02:11:20 by fra fra

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My first Amiga demo, coded for an expanded Amiga 600 that just *died* the first night at the party place!
Thanks a lot to the organisers of the Evoke 2014 for their awesome support.
added on the 2014-08-10 02:14:34 by fra fra
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 02:22:36 by aha aha
Great gfx, but otherwise a bit too repetitive. But thumb for a firstie.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 02:35:13 by gaspode gaspode
GFX! <3
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 02:48:44 by v3nom v3nom
Love it! The suspects are fine pixel art.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 02:50:37 by ham ham
I *love* the soundtrack. Is the mod available anywhere?
Some of the mugshots & descriptions made me laugh out loud. Good one!
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 03:13:56 by jmph jmph
@jmph the module can be found here : https://github.com/astrofra/demo-unusual-suspects/raw/master/Assets/module.bin
Just rename it into 'something.mod'.
added on the 2014-08-10 03:17:57 by fra fra
Nice idea, and quite funny texts. I particularly enjoyed the Another World and I, Robot references. :)
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 03:21:18 by Blueberry Blueberry
Deserves a thumb,so here's one
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 08:23:19 by Corial Corial
Great gfx!
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 08:30:27 by micdune micdune
Nice pixel work done here!
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 09:23:11 by FeN FeN
"Charged with violation of all three laws of robotics." heh

It's kind of repetitive in idea, but still well executed.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 10:07:07 by Starchaser Starchaser
I like it for mugshots and funny text.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 10:15:26 by Optimus Optimus
I liked the graphics, reminds me a bit of Dan Malones style.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 10:57:25 by evil evil
ocs/ecs demo in C that doesn't suck deserves the thumb up!
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 10:57:56 by bonefish bonefish
Great one :)
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 11:05:52 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Great gfx and smooth execution, even if theres not much going on it was still enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 11:56:10 by dv$ dv$
A bit too long for my taste, but entertaining nonetheless.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 12:19:34 by MaV0910 MaV0910
Very unusual! Great visual style, great pixelart, but a tad too boring in the end. Even though the mugshots are VERY well done and had some funny captions. Please continue.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 13:35:38 by elend elend
allright, have my thumb ^^
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 13:43:42 by HellMood HellMood
Nice graphics but other than not my cup of tea, no real effects and those that are there aren't particularly interesting. Also, such a demo should work on a bog standard 1.3 A500.
added on the 2014-08-10 13:50:07 by StingRay StingRay
Great! Moar!!
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 14:31:06 by Emod Emod
Nice GFX... and thumb up because it's a good firstie.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 14:47:21 by Korguiq Korguiq
Nice, especially the very clean graphics, as other it makes me think to the Bitmap Brothers.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 15:11:24 by Buckethead Buckethead
Very nice gfx!
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 15:29:55 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
The first demo on my A500 that needs my ACA500/3.1 to run ! But nice, thanx !
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 16:18:55 by HuggyOne76 HuggyOne76
Lacks a bit of variety but nice nonetheless!
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 16:21:44 by Rouquemoute Rouquemoute
Nice jokes :D
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 16:33:09 by stfsux stfsux
Glad you managed to get something releasable in time :)
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 16:33:54 by Dbug Dbug
What gaspode said
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 17:08:26 by wullon wullon
sucks added on the 2014-08-10 17:29:00 by bodo^rab bodo^rab
nice pixel art
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 18:53:34 by psenough psenough
Thumb up for it being a firstie and some nice pixel art, but the pacing was horrible and way to repetitive.
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 19:35:30 by Kylearan Kylearan
Nice story and very good pixel arts ;-)
rulez added on the 2014-08-10 20:40:32 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
Great style and graphics, obviously. Also kudos to Fra for his first Amiga release as a coder! :)
rulez added on the 2014-08-11 00:14:28 by exocet exocet
cute and funny little demo :)

great amount of talented people here, nice to see my old buddies fra and gelmir back on the scene :D
rulez added on the 2014-08-11 00:22:40 by rez rez
i second that this should have been aimed at stock ocs but what the hell AMIGAAAAA
rulez added on the 2014-08-11 02:02:47 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
nice graphics
rulez added on the 2014-08-11 10:07:33 by ghandy ghandy
Must agree with StingRay here.
added on the 2014-08-11 10:50:27 by break break
Nice 2D gfx, but otherwise boring as hell.
sucks added on the 2014-08-11 10:53:33 by ccr ccr
Funny blurbs and really nice gfx and music.

The "120 colors on screen" effect deserved a better staging imo ;)

Now be a punk: reject the system and start banging some hardware :P
rulez added on the 2014-08-11 11:14:15 by Den Den
graphics.library !!!
rulez added on the 2014-08-11 12:07:32 by krabob krabob
Good graphics, specially prime minister maya let me confused. More of slideshow category than demo though and for this genre, thumb up!
rulez added on the 2014-08-11 23:19:46 by fiveofive fiveofive
Had a strong déjà vu to that one while watching this.
Pixel art is fine (Another World ref ruled) but those RPG character-sheet-demos won't resonate with me.
I think it's like the beginning of a story ... without the actual story happening.
added on the 2014-08-12 09:45:44 by d0DgE d0DgE
@d0DgE 'Whereabouts' by Planet Jazz was a source of inspiration, indeed :)
added on the 2014-08-12 09:49:04 by fra fra
Absolutely no idea what this is referring to, but it was way too long and had way too little content for my taste. Congrats on your Amiga firstie though, and some of the pictures were nice.
added on the 2014-08-12 13:04:30 by Preacher Preacher
Pouce haut !
rulez added on the 2014-08-12 13:51:53 by flure flure
Ptoing! You're the best, man. One ♥ Love
rulez added on the 2014-08-12 18:53:16 by Morden Morden
Wh-what??????? FRA at coding? on 68000? Definitively good surprise, you made my day :)

About the "demo-show" itself, I would have expected some more variations - I asked myself why those characters / why such descriptions.

Keep up the good work, promising.
rulez added on the 2014-08-12 20:48:47 by norecess norecess
Thanks Nono :)
added on the 2014-08-12 22:50:10 by fra fra
LHC joke saved it! :)
Good for a firstie :) feels like a memberlist demo
What bonefish said.
rulez added on the 2014-08-13 16:35:17 by Daniel Daniel
Thanks everyone.

norecess: The art was not made specifically for this demo, it was just something I did before, one of several face collections. And fra just asked me if he could use some of my art.
added on the 2014-08-15 01:23:33 by ptoing ptoing
@ptoing it's very good art, congrats
added on the 2014-08-15 02:29:03 by norecess norecess
Singular Shufflepuck Cafe ambience makes Unusual Suspects smell like a 1988 instant vanilla Amiga classic. Also nice use of copper.
rulez added on the 2014-08-15 11:23:01 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
rulez added on the 2014-08-15 11:40:00 by Nori Nori
rulez added on the 2014-08-17 09:29:32 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
fraaaaaa :) thanks to keep mandarine so alive
added on the 2014-08-17 14:49:05 by med med
very repetitive, looked like a boring game intro.
added on the 2014-08-18 14:59:25 by maali maali
I can agree that it's a bit repetitive, but the linevecs are quite good for C and the stunning gfx kicks Dan Malone's ass & makes you want to read the next description! Definitely a neat firstie. :)
rulez added on the 2014-08-19 10:31:05 by Photon Photon
A little bit too long, but anyway good content and ideas. For a firstie it's great! Repair your A600 and continue democoding on it.
rulez added on the 2014-08-24 20:53:19 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Thanks for your kind comments, on a strict coding point of view I sincerely think I don't deserve it :)
And, oh yeah, the A600 went on repair the week after the party and I'm working on a post-party release, OS 1.3 compliant, with a couple of tweaks and improvements.
added on the 2014-08-25 00:02:52 by fra fra
rulez added on the 2014-08-27 08:18:44 by las las
It was decent. Music was OK.
added on the 2014-09-06 19:42:06 by AntDude AntDude
Pixelling by maestro pt0ing made me watch. No letdowns in that department. But high level coding is not the way to do it on retro platforms, and all this collective effort would deserve a better direction.
BTW., I liked the Vectrexish font too.
added on the 2014-09-08 16:29:25 by Hoild Hoild
Fra and ptoing doing a demo together? YEEEEEEEEES!
rulez added on the 2014-10-26 22:16:36 by mog mog
olschool flavour
rulez added on the 2015-06-06 23:35:50 by T$ T$
Not bad.
btw, should it work on 68000, provided enough chip and fast mem?
rulez added on the 2015-08-15 00:48:46 by lvd lvd
rulez added on the 2016-09-27 22:20:08 by ok3anos ok3anos
would play.
nice track
rulez added on the 2016-09-27 23:09:48 by 1in10 1in10
sorry for your Amiga, let know if she's back alive
rulez added on the 2022-12-30 05:45:25 by mccnex mccnex

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