Catabasis by Cocoon [web]
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release date : april 2017
release party : Revision 2017
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 62%
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alltime top: #2799
added on the 2017-04-18 18:05:01 by cxw cxw

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nice to see cocoon still doing amiga prods :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 18:14:49 by psenough psenough
Superb AGA demo that even works on unexpanded A1200!
Nice graphical attack! Good music in old demostyle!
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 18:14:53 by ham ham
Nice one, good graphics, nice tune, neat effects. Enjoyed it.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 18:18:18 by StingRay StingRay
or rather, starting to do amiga prods aswell :)
added on the 2017-04-18 18:20:24 by psenough psenough
After falling in love with AGA copper-lists they will soon forget about PCs :)
added on the 2017-04-18 18:25:55 by ham ham
Finally an AGA-Demo on affordable Hardware. Enjoyed it very much. Thanks! Hope for more Amiga Demos from cocoon.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 18:26:37 by Emufr3ak Emufr3ak
Really liked this one, some good effects and stock A1200, good job guys!
added on the 2017-04-18 18:36:12 by amigajay amigajay
Congratz on your 20th anniversary, celebrated on the right platform ;) Great demo!
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 18:40:13 by sachy sachy
or rather, starting to do amiga prods aswell :)

It's both correct somehow. :) It's the first Cocoon Amiga demo but not the first Amiga demo made by the involved people. :)
added on the 2017-04-18 18:54:15 by StingRay StingRay
Huge resprect for cocoon for doing an Amiga demo! And also thumb up doing it for vanilla 1200 :) Nice effects and music was also ok.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 19:16:19 by mayday mayday
Great job!!
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 20:29:40 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
This demo is about going down to hell and come back...in many ways
added on the 2017-04-18 23:52:35 by nytrik nytrik
I'm thinking this copperlist must look interesting. Scrolling in all kind of directions/playfields and then sprites (object seems 256x256 size) on top and below of it all. Also shifted on certain scanlines.

So @krabob I get why you say you have a copperlist compiler now :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 13:40:13 by rloaderro rloaderro
Nice, i really enjoyed this one.
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 13:53:33 by lordnkon lordnkon
A bit strange but there are many good elements in it
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 15:16:23 by Corial Corial
personally, i thought this demo should've won. For 020/AGA and 2MB Chip, this runs pretty fast. I really liked the fact that it run on Fullscreen. Amiga demos usually tend to use a smaller viewport these days, so i was pretty happy that this one used almost the whole screen! Nice effects, nice colors and good music! Thank you cocoon! This is my personal winner of the compo!
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 17:42:55 by Cego Cego
Good compo by great guys :-)
Love the effects, the gfx and the tune
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 16:39:52 by ONC ONC
Nice to see you back on Amiga under a new label. A bit simple but pleasant show. Cool artwork. I think that Amiga 060 would be a better target platform for the next Cocoon demos ;)
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 08:25:31 by slayer slayer
What Mayday said.
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 20:37:32 by malmix malmix
Syndrome is back
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 20:43:39 by RaHoW RaHoW
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 15:49:25 by mlc mlc
wow, this is great!
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 19:24:54 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
interesting with plain A1200 demo, but the music was a bit meh.....
added on the 2017-04-24 16:00:20 by Frequent Frequent
Hm, somehow this doesn't really appeal to me. Music sounds like from 20 years ago, and the while the effects might be nice technically (and yes I agree that it's good to see a bigger viewport for a change!), they still have the looks from 20 years ago. Not my cup of tea...
added on the 2017-04-24 20:52:34 by Kylearan Kylearan
rulez added on the 2017-04-24 21:04:46 by Mystra Mystra
great demo
nice gfx
rulez added on the 2017-04-25 13:44:07 by EviL EviL
What Kylearan said. Then again, those shifted scanlines do have a hypnotic quality to them.
rulez added on the 2017-04-28 14:08:50 by Preacher Preacher
Vanilla magic. Gorgeous parallax scrolling and pixelwork.
rulez added on the 2017-04-29 11:47:26 by d0DgE d0DgE
Colour-fade from logo was a bit off. But other than that really well done. Your main effect obviously looked best in the last screen. Actually perfectly executed.

Congrats on celebrating your anniversary with two releases, Amiga and PC, at Revision. That was massive!
rulez added on the 2017-05-05 00:05:18 by noname noname
nice demo for plain AGA Amiga..
rulez added on the 2017-05-06 10:29:34 by DJM/DTA DJM/DTA
Fabulous candy for the vanilla A1200. Much love!
rulez added on the 2017-05-07 21:19:52 by grip grip
Really nice effects and tricks. After watching it I feel like it's all a bit of a blur though. I guess it might be because there's no real sync with music and some routines are shown many times. The super hires scrolling distortion looks amazing. Especially in that full screen Cocoon logo.
rulez added on the 2017-05-08 11:25:02 by dodke dodke
pretty nicely paced. in the end it works out perfectly.
style is 1oo% syndrome. respect and congrats!
rulez added on the 2017-05-08 22:32:08 by gentleman gentleman
This demo impressed me very much! It is totally my style with its oldschool effects adapted to a plain AGA machine. You know how to rock this machine! Keep on your good work.
rulez added on the 2017-05-09 19:17:42 by dissident dissident
Good effects and nice graphics but it does all look and feel pretty dated. Don't want to discourage as I think the scene needs WAY more vanilla AGA demos.

I spotted pretty much all of the samples from previous modules and demos. With a raft of free samples and even free vst synths online, there is no real excuse in this day and age for using really old ripped samples (unless of course this tune was written 20 years ago and it was just smashed into the demo, then I'd kinda forgive that)
added on the 2017-05-18 14:01:02 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
rulez added on the 2017-05-18 15:28:39 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Hoffman : actually the tune was written in 1992. We had no musician when we started this project.
added on the 2017-05-18 17:26:11 by nytrik nytrik
Hoffman : actually the tune was written in 1992. We had no musician when we started this project.

all is forgiven :)
added on the 2017-05-18 19:09:24 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Only Amiga!
rulez added on the 2017-09-09 00:54:47 by mmu_man mmu_man
not fantastic, but nice one.
rulez added on the 2017-09-12 15:48:07 by iks iks
horrible music.
sucks added on the 2017-10-20 21:56:33 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Pretty cool effects !
rulez added on the 2017-10-21 02:45:37 by Asato Asato
rulez added on the 2018-02-11 23:52:25 by Volantis Volantis
lovely textures used in the parallax layer effects, good tempo, enjoyable demo :)
rulez added on the 2018-04-19 22:05:48 by keito keito
Since it's now 2018, congratulations on 21 years of scening!
rulez added on the 2018-04-23 12:03:53 by cxw cxw
rulez added on the 2018-04-24 14:23:35 by evilpaul evilpaul
Fantastic looking 3D and fine pixeling.
Also happy to hear the classic Pandemonium (scene-wise) beat again.
rulez added on the 2018-12-09 21:14:54 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
just thumbing up. no particular comments on minds. Liked it.
rulez added on the 2019-11-04 08:37:13 by hollowone hollowone
Cool stuff guys, more plz! Music is well, '92 - but at least its something other than "oldskool whiny kikkelijazz" style :)
rulez added on the 2020-01-01 20:24:00 by leGend leGend
Stylish, a couple weak spots but mostly great
rulez added on the 2020-04-19 21:52:44 by Nosferatu Nosferatu
rulez added on the 2020-07-29 18:46:53 by arm1n arm1n
Cool demo
rulez added on the 2020-07-29 19:25:31 by bitl bitl
Solid prod for stock AGA, inconvex not proven, usual mumble about converted dithered pics especially when not necessary.
rulez added on the 2022-09-19 23:14:42 by Photon Photon
Great style.
rulez added on the 2022-09-20 21:08:34 by gaspode gaspode
Actually missed this one until now when it was streamed on the QBParty stream, great to see Coocoon on Amiga and not only just PC
rulez added on the 2023-05-13 17:34:37 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
nice one
rulez added on the 2023-05-13 17:39:23 by SiR SiR
Very stylish!
rulez added on the 2024-01-29 19:08:35 by Olympian Olympian

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