The demo world must be profitable to continue its existence... discuss

category: general [glöplog]
The demo world has never turned a profit despite having a following of the best musicians, artists and programmers in the world. Some might argue that it is a failure for there not to be money tied into this world...

added on the 2010-03-23 15:58:27 by wullon wullon
added on the 2010-03-23 15:58:32 by Sir Sir
added on the 2010-03-23 16:00:25 by okkie okkie
Why do BITS still release demos?
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added on the 2010-03-23 16:07:40 by NoahR NoahR
added on the 2010-03-23 16:16:54 by Defiance Defiance
1. Code demos.
2. ???
3. Profit!
added on the 2010-03-23 16:29:51 by Emod Emod
??? = sell demos on ebay
added on the 2010-03-23 16:52:39 by spiny spiny
Go sell your demos about it
added on the 2010-03-23 16:52:39 by sigflup sigflup
discussions suck.
added on the 2010-03-23 16:52:50 by _docd^hjb _docd^hjb
quite a discussion you incited there, slimer.

added on the 2010-03-23 17:00:41 by vibrator vibrator
Silver Slimer:

There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone.
added on the 2010-03-23 17:16:33 by Defiance Defiance
Get the fuck out.
added on the 2010-03-23 17:18:04 by xernobyl xernobyl
Silver Slimer, if you are able to make money with your coding skills or whatsoever, good for you. But AFAIK, the scene's goal is NOT to be a profitable business. I rather see it as a community of free minds, and is to me the only interesting culture that has emerged during the last 25 years. Demos are a new form of art. Are a painting or a sculpture useful ? No ! People still like them because they are beautiful. That's what demos are... digital dreams.

TL;DR : I don't agree with you... AT ALL !
added on the 2010-03-23 17:18:45 by Korguiq Korguiq
best musicians, artists and programmers in the world

Yeah, sure... name 4 of them, better than [insert random world best artist/musician].
added on the 2010-03-23 17:24:04 by xernobyl xernobyl
Chiptunes and Boris Valejo ripoffs are part of the BEST in art in the world!
added on the 2010-03-23 17:25:31 by okkie okkie
But I do agree that the demoscene has the best C64 and Amiga programmers in the world. Perhaps even the only C64 and Amiga programmers in the world.
added on the 2010-03-23 17:28:09 by xernobyl xernobyl
Paintings and sculptures are not useful, however there is no denying that the most renowned historical works of art were initially created in exchange for money. Why would Michaelangelo paint a chapel or sculpt David to impress a few geeks in his day when he can actually get reimbursed for his effort.
Silver Slimer: I love how you really are no different than your cousin…
added on the 2010-03-23 17:40:25 by decipher decipher
Michaelangelo and David were artists. Mind it !
added on the 2010-03-23 17:41:39 by doh doh
Demoscene is a sandbox, not a marketplace.
added on the 2010-03-23 17:44:59 by doh doh
And did you know there now is an incredible tweeter client on C64?
added on the 2010-03-23 17:47:14 by doh doh
I'm actually wondering how I am similar to the Humanoid Decipher, pray explain.