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Echologia by Busysoft
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release date : may 1995
release party : Demobit 1995
compo : zx demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 19
  • is ok 1
  • sucks 0
popularity : 52%
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  • rulez 0.95
alltime top: #9146
  • Busy Busy [code, graphics]
added on the 2001-03-15 14:26:32 by Optimus Optimus

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Cute demo! I liked the music and there is also some cool 3d show to watch!

It uses also a special gfx mode of Spectrum called Multicolor as I remember (I think that an Italian emulator from Ramsoft can do the job for these modes...)
added on the 2001-03-16 10:51:42 by Optimus Optimus
this is a classic piece. it won Demobit'95 held in Slovakia, the first (?) speccy demoparty. it is made by Busy (code) and Noro (music) with some gfx bits by both of them.
the music by Noro is very special, he has a very interesting style, somekind of very "synthy" music, almost not using white noise.. and making very astral melodies. it also reflects mood of the demo, it is quite spacey even if effects are nothing like this. besides some classic oldskool parts, it features rotazoomer for the first time on speccy (though in 8x8 chunks). highlight is a vector part - fast and with some quite complex objects.
added on the 2001-05-11 23:58:27 by raver raver
Busy, go go go! :) You took that first place from us just by few points, but your work is worth it. :)
rulez added on the 2001-06-13 00:09:46 by Ped Ped
Lovely :)
rulez added on the 2001-10-19 16:13:30 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2002-08-02 16:10:33 by raver raver
nice one but lack of action...
rulez added on the 2008-05-21 15:04:18 by megacz megacz


excellent when you convert for sam? internal and external version please?
added on the 2012-02-07 13:47:50 by rj rj
4x2 multicolor used maybe for the first time on Speccy.
rulez added on the 2014-01-08 19:13:33 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
this was a shock on bigscreen!
rulez added on the 2014-07-12 16:46:09 by evills evills
Hello all, maybe you know, today is 20th anniversary of this demo :)
Inspirated by group Future Crew and their famous demo Second Reality, we (me & Noro) decided to publish all source and data files used to making demo.
So if you want, you can download it from http://busy.speccy.cz/download/echo-src.rar
rulez added on the 2015-05-05 22:33:26 by Busy Busy
20 years? Dammit, now I feel old :-)

If this is indeed the first ever Spectrum demo to win a demo compo, then it's a very worthy holder of that title. A real landmark of the Speccy scene.
rulez added on the 2015-05-05 22:55:40 by gasman gasman
Oh, congratz on the anniversary then!
rulez added on the 2015-05-05 22:57:16 by YERZMYEY/H-PRG YERZMYEY/H-PRG
True legend.
rulez added on the 2015-05-06 11:42:12 by sq sq
happy anniversary!
rulez added on the 2015-05-06 13:45:23 by bonefish bonefish
This is among the first spectrum demos I saw. Actually, I didn't know what a spectrum was. I didn't even have one. This was 15 years ago and someone recorded it for me on VHS....and wanted his tape back...boo
rulez added on the 2015-05-06 14:51:32 by Exin Exin
Busy, gratulation!
rulez added on the 2015-05-06 15:02:00 by VBI VBI
Happy 20 years anniversary!
This demo has raised the bar very high in 95.
rulez added on the 2015-05-07 13:59:36 by diver diver
Oh yeah, also one of the first bigger spectrum demos I saw back then
rulez added on the 2015-05-07 14:03:47 by britelite britelite
This is a rare demo that actually truly fascinated me back in the 1990s. I ripped the screens with Jean Michel Jarre and spend weeks working out the best way to get gigascreen grays with a minimum amount of flicker. Truly inspirational demo and music that stayed with me.
rulez added on the 2015-05-07 20:46:48 by introspec introspec
thanks for classics!
rulez added on the 2015-09-13 20:05:29 by SerzhSoft SerzhSoft
thanks for this stuff ZX SKENE
rulez added on the 2016-03-22 16:07:45 by gentleman gentleman
nice

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