The Main Demo for you

category: general [glöplog]
Second Reality
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State Of The Art
Second Reality
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I must second Kusma. Hyperventilation. It just killed me back then... <3
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state of the art (spaceballs)
unreal (future crew)
crystal dream 2 (triton)
square (pulse)
stash (tbl)
jizz (tbl)
fr08 (farbrausch)
please the cookie thing (aardbei)
heaven seven (exceed)
fr019 (farbrausch)
fr041 (farbrausch)
media error (fairlight)
route 1066 (ukscene allstars)
falling down (ukscene allstars)
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3d demo 2 by anarchy
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I wasn't even aware of the demoscene until fr08. I remember running it on my old PC and being mesmerised, even though it was running at 2 frames/sec.

Most memorable demos/intros (in order of when I first saw them):
Various C64 cracktros, running in various C64 emulators
fr-08 (farbrausch)
fr-019 (farbrausch)
fr-025 (farbrausch)
Squish (AND)
Heaven 7 (exceed)
Ocean Machine (TBL)
Dead Ringer (Fairlight)
Debris (farbrausch)
Lifeforce (ASD)

and many more, which I can't remember right now.
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hifi 8032 by smash designs & teklords
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although one of the first things I watched in awe was "Heartquake" by "Iguana"...
added on the 2008-04-13 11:59:57 by raer raer
9 fingers
Whammer Slammer
Fall Equals Winter, (just for the tune really.)
The first two opened my eyes to how good the Amiga scene was getting and the latter two was what got me into the PC scene.

There are a lot more, but I'd be here for ages

P.S. Media Error HAS to be played LOUD!
Budbrain 1/2
Desert Dream
Crystal Dreams 2
Second Reality
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Stars : wonders of the world
The non-stop ibiza experience
State of mind
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Arte by Sanity

I feel it's the perfect harmony of code, graphics, music and originality. Everything about the demo was revolutionary in some way.

Revelations by Cryptoburners

A beautiful slideshow which set a new standard for pixel artists and showed what sceners can achieve.

added on the 2008-04-14 15:47:25 by Wade Wade
the ones that i remember affecting me in my early years:

Second reality / Future crew (could've been the first PC demo i saw)
Heartquake / Iguana (don't really know why i have so fond memories of this. maybe because it was also one of the first PC demos i ever saw)
Dope / Complex (jugi's soundtrack still gives me the shivers)
X14 / Orange (again a soundtrack thing)
Drift / Wildlight (the first intro i remember being cool and somewhat designey)
Paimen / Coma ('nuff said)
Timezone +13:00 / Eufrosyne (rather 'simple' and small, but man the atmosphere)
Blind / Eufrosyne (but just for the last effect. everything else in the intro is rather crap)
Saint / Halcyon & Da Jormas (the first "mixtape" demo i'm aware of. so pure, so raw)

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Oh, how could I forget Lifeforms by Halcyon - sooo good!
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Yey for Heartquake. Another one that remains in my heart :)
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The following demos will always have a place in my budbrain/heart :)

stars: wonders of the world / nooon
the secret life of mr. black / orange
robotnik / rage
9 fingers / spaceballs
fake elektronik lightshow / ephidrena
pornonoise / lunix & mfx
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gloom thanks, i thought i forgot something from my list :-)
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Brutal 2 by Light
Eldorado by Origo Dreamline
Crazy Sample 2 by the Judges
Desert Dream by Kefrens
both Budbrain demos
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-All of the TCB demos.
-"Matt Current" / Shit Faced Clowns
-"Drunken Chessboard" / Infinity
-"Posh" / Checkpoint
-"Synergy Megademo"/ Synergy
-"My Kondom" / Dekadence+Haujobb
-"Deus Ex Machina" / Crest+Oxyron
-"WWII" / Fairlight
liquid... wen? by haujobb made me understand, i want to do demos.

if i'll name more, that would be rather big list, containing works from satori, kooi, mfx, skrju, ephidrena and kewlers. all that we disocovered in late 90's and start of 2000.
added on the 2008-04-15 03:55:58 by elfh elfh
don't forget these:

no / noon - best 486 code evar!
303 / acme - statix!
inside / cncd - massive style and engine
jizz / the black lotus
73ms / pulse - the king of ambient

and ofcourse

hardwired / silents+crionics (amiga) - this was how i got into demos
3ddemoII / anarchy (amiga) - hannibal!

added on the 2008-04-15 09:18:06 by arm1n arm1n
I'm a bit surprised that nobody has yet mentioned this, but....

Mental Hangover by Scoopex

It really blew my mind when I saw it for the first time and it still is THE demo for me.
I guess it was the Red Sector Megademo that really grabbed me and lured me into the scene completely. Seven Sins, Mental Hangover, and of course Cebit 90 by Red Sector followed. The next milestone for me was Hardwired, Seeing is Believing, Humantarget and Desert Dream.

On PC I'd have to mention Unreal by FC, Art by Haujobb, Kings of the Playground, Deities, Debris and Lifeforce which all gave me "wtf"-moments of admiration.
added on the 2008-04-15 11:06:00 by Axel Axel
Basicly all the amiga stuff from 87-88 was what lured me.. But i can't name a "main demo", there are fantastic ones on many platforms.
added on the 2008-04-15 11:20:53 by Serpent Serpent