Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mindcandy Volume 2 Amiga Demos|
Genres: Documentary, Animation
This second volume of MindCandy explores the world of creative real-time animated music videos created to run on the Amiga computer platform. The DVD covers fifteen years of demo evolution with thirty of the best Amiga dem... more »
Four Long Years Of Waiting Are Finally Over
Carsten Cumbrowski | Fresno, CA USA | 12/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It has been 4 years now since the release of Mindcandy Vol.I, which featured PC Demos and was a huge success. Mindcandy II, Amiga Demos is finally finished. The Demos were originally written for the Commodore Amiga Computer and are available for download on the Internet for free.
You can enjoy them paying absolutely nothing, if you have the hardware to run them. Most people don't and even the ones that used to have one don't have a working one anymore.
The Disc was made for the Demosceners of the early and mid nineties, but that does not mean that it is only something they will be able to enjoy. No, for them is this DVD a "must buy" (or they were no real scener anyway).
For everybody else is this a small piece of computer history. Pleasant designed with matching music running in the background. Not a boring book that gives you the tech details like "imagine this, the computer this was designed for had less than 10 Mega Hertz tact frequency and was 8 bit. Today's home PC's have 2, even 3 GIGA Hertz and are 64 bit" ... yeah, whatever that means :).
If you watch the DVD together with a old school scener and you see him suddenly overly excited about a specific part of a demo that might not get you excitement up to the next level don't worry. It only means that it was hard to do back then. Say something nice like "fascinating" and continue to watch the show.
If you are still undecided, go to [...]previews and download for free the Trailer and/or the preview disc for free to get a glimpse of the complete disc which is packed to the roof with OVER 3 HOURS of old school entertainment."
A historical archive
J. Brugman | Amsterdam, Netherlands | 12/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you look at your PC today it may be difficult to imagine a time when physics calculations were difficult for computers, full-screen animation was exceptional and such commonly available thing as the internet wasn't even a buzzword. Yet, in the early 1990s that's exactly the state computers were in and even then we already called them state of the art.
At that time some kids that were part of a computer art movement commonly referred to as "the scene" set the standards for computer art. They programmed home computers to show graphics, animations and play music beyond what the machines had ever been designed for. At parties they gathered and competed in their skills. Later they would work in the computer industry and develop the games millions would enjoy.
This is the sequal to MindCandy 1: PC Demos and features an unprecedented compilation of Amiga demos from the 1990s. It is a historical archive of the development of computer art. Produced by the very same people that were part of that development it features ultra-high quality of original productions from the era and a 20 minute documentary on the experience of visiting a demoscene computerparty.
This is a MUST HAVE for each and everyone that was part of the scene and a recommendation to everyone interested to know how computer multimedia all began.
A high quality nostalgia video for Amiga lovers
K. Kirchner | 02/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great video with extremely good production quality. The demos will certainly bring back the memories. For non-European Amiga users, there is a feature on this DVD where you get to experience one of the scene parties that are very common in Europe. As an American, I've always wondered what I had missed. Now I know. I enjoyed every minute of this DVD, even more than Mindcandy Volume 1. If you loved the Amiga or the demo scene, you should own this DVD."