The State of the Art Amiga

State of the Art

Previously on The Retroist, I wrote about my love of the Amiga mega demo, and specifically about one particular demo – The Kefrens’s Desert Dream. That demo was a defining moment in the life of my Amiga 500, but it wasn’t the demo that introduced me to the demo scene world.

The first demo that really rocked my world was State of the Art by Spaceballs in 1992:

Compared to other demos at the time, this was a bit of a one-trick pony, but when that trick looked and sounded so good, it was little wonder that it won the competition that it was entered into.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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3 thoughts on “The State of the Art Amiga

  1. I still remember the first time I ran that on my Amiga 2000 shortly after it started making the rounds and how it blew me away. It’s hard to make someone who wasn’t there at the time understand just how amazing this was.

  2. I completely agree Dan. It was the Amiga demoscene that first got me really excited about computers. The technical aspects were astounding to me – here was a 4 minute music video crammed onto a single disc (800K) and at the time, there was nothing else like it!

    Were there other demo’s that you remember fondly? I must confess that whilst I watched 000’s of them, only a handful have stuck in my mind.

  3. There were (and still are) a lot of great demos, but this is the only one that I always remember by name.

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