Demoscene

The demoscene is a computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos, which are audio-visual presentations that run in real-time on a computer. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills.

The demoscene first appeared during the 8-bit era on computers such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari 800 and Amstrad CPC, and came to prominence during the rise of the 16/32-bit home computers (Mainly the Amiga or Atari ST). In the early years, demos had a strong connection with software cracking. When a cracked program was started, the cracker or his team would take credit with a graphical introduction called a "crack intro" (shortened cracktro). Within a year or two, the making of intros and standalone demos evolved into a new subculture independent of the software (piracy) scene.

Read more about DemosceneConcept, History, Competition, Parties, Demo Types, Groups, Impact

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Scene.org
... a non-profit organization, providing the currently largest demoscene file repository ... After the Hornet Archive closed on September 22, 1998, scene.org became the only prominent demoscene-FTP available and quickly became the host of many other releases as well ... GB of traffic each day (as of May 2006) and host about 600 GB of demoscene-related data (as of December 2007) ...
Sundown (party) - About - 2005
... party was organised by Ruairi Fullam (known in the demoscene as "rc55") to see whether such an event was viable ... After consulting members of the UK demoscene community, the hall was hired, and networking, audio systems and projection were arranged ... The event was publicised mainly by word of mouth and demoscene Web sites and managed to attract around 45 visitors ...
Frédéric Motte - Demoscene
... He made his first steps in the demoscene using "Moby" as moniker in 1988 by joining the Amiga demogroup Impact Inc ... In 1994, he founded with demoscene graphic artist Olivier "Ra" Bechard the PC demo group NoooN ...
Demoscene - Impact
... are still a more or less obscure form of art even in the traditionally active demoscene countries, the scene has had an impact on areas such as computer games industry and new media art ... A great deal of European game programmers, artists and musicians have come from the demoscene, often cultivating the learned techniques, practices and ... even to game developers that have no demoscene affiliation for instance, Will Wright names demoscene as a major influence on the Maxis game Spore, which is largely based ...
TAAt
... humor-based demogroup founded in 1992 which is active in participating and organizing demoscene events ... They are recognized outside of the demoscene for their "Dismount" series of computer games, including Stair Dismount (Porrasturvat) and Truck Dismount (Rekkaturvat) ... a non-profit organization, tAAt ry, in Finland, for the promotion of demoscene culture ...