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Substance by Quartex & Alliance Design
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release date : april 1991
release party : Amiga Summit Convention 1991
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 69%
  • 0.94
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alltime top: #780
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Go Mack, GO!
rulez added on the 2001-12-12 11:51:29 by bizken bizken
Go Mack, GO!
added on the 2001-12-12 11:51:30 by bizken bizken
OK, this demo shows up what most current developers have not understood yet.Rock music ROCKS ! ;) .... The best demo ever with Desert Dream
rulez added on the 2002-03-13 08:06:17 by DarkinDesign DarkinDesign
Alliance Design OWNED us with this one.
This is Alliance Design (subgroup)/Quartex co-op.

Many various effects + guitar music by Moby.
Truly oldschool.
rulez added on the 2002-12-13 18:07:38 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Very nice, love the music!
rulez added on the 2003-05-09 13:23:23 by Optimus Optimus
oldshool rulezzz !
rulez added on the 2003-07-31 19:41:10 by esion esion
It rulez, Quartex should have done more demos :)
rulez added on the 2003-07-31 19:53:31 by EviL EviL
Alliance Design did do more ;) .. I won't even try to judge this subjectively since my classic-factor is so high.
rulez added on the 2003-07-31 21:15:28 by break break
same here :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-01 08:39:47 by reed reed
rulez added on the 2003-11-24 14:59:26 by Buckethead Buckethead
Knulla kuk!!
(but the code and gfx are nice too)
rulez added on the 2004-01-19 01:41:07 by gammawave gammawave
Definetely one of my favourite amiga demos! The music really made this stand out from the rest when this was released. And like others have said, the rest is great too! A classic.
rulez added on the 2004-01-19 02:08:39 by thorsten thorsten
rulez added on the 2004-03-28 00:39:54 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
rulez added on the 2004-07-05 19:00:10 by pyksy pyksy
Shame on me, never gave it a thumb up. One of the best 'knulla kuk' amiga mod ever!
rulez added on the 2004-08-30 16:22:58 by keops keops
knulla knuk !!!

rulez added on the 2004-08-30 16:26:10 by rez rez
Finally I've seen the demo with that incredible soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2004-10-06 13:04:35 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
a very solid production. great parts
rulez added on the 2005-03-21 08:07:25 by hollowman hollowman
rulez added on the 2005-06-03 03:03:56 by rio702 rio702
Hot routines.
rulez added on the 2005-08-27 04:59:23 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Really great demo by Quartex.
Especially the soundtrack rules!
rulez added on the 2005-09-16 17:07:42 by Cj Cj
Alltime favourite!! Tune roxxs!!
added on the 2005-09-16 17:29:59 by Premium Premium
The thumb up is missing!:-))
rulez added on the 2005-09-16 17:31:34 by Premium Premium
A real classic, MOBY!!!
rulez added on the 2005-09-16 17:33:55 by _10b0 _10b0
rulez added on the 2005-10-02 14:54:37 by p01 p01
Classic alright. Watched many a time.
rulez added on the 2005-10-03 00:15:20 by keito keito
Simply awesome!
rulez added on the 2005-10-07 00:21:00 by StingRay StingRay
Another Amiga Classic ...
rulez added on the 2005-11-13 15:40:18 by Midfit Midfit
Somehow I have problems with this prod. Can't say if I like it or not. Maybe, it's because of the coders age. He was one year younger than me (and I was still young) and he released such a huge megapiece of work! I was so frustrated!!!
added on the 2005-11-17 11:34:58 by ROG_VF ROG_VF
rulez added on the 2005-11-21 17:31:42 by Quarryman Quarryman
Awesome classic in every way
rulez added on the 2006-01-07 18:49:01 by Serpent Serpent
For me one of the best tune ever on Amiga. thanls Moby
rulez added on the 2006-01-22 20:21:14 by sr sr
Thanx for making it possible to download the video ! Nice to see it again !
rulez added on the 2006-03-07 13:18:17 by Maltese Maltese
rulez added on the 2006-03-21 13:21:31 by grip grip
cool.. i esp. love the bubbles!
rulez added on the 2006-06-02 00:35:07 by v3nom v3nom
one of my favourite all stars!
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 18:28:18 by NuKem NuKem
Moby tune rocks - Demo tho!
rulez added on the 2006-08-31 02:39:42 by gentleman gentleman
what break said
rulez added on the 2006-09-10 13:02:04 by tempest tempest
what all said
rulez added on the 2006-09-11 13:51:13 by d0DgE d0DgE
Can't believe I haven't voted for this one before. I remember the loud 'Boooh' when the these guys were given the 2nd place. But Kyd/Balle were really generations ahead when it came to design & entertainment, so Global Trash deserved the win in my book. But both of them great demos ...
rulez added on the 2006-09-11 14:45:45 by Steel Steel
wheee i haven't thumbed this one either. So here.
rulez added on the 2006-09-11 15:12:27 by Axel Axel
Steel: you were there? You old fart! ;)
It must have been a cool compo (Elysium, Global Trash and Substance).
added on the 2006-09-11 15:15:51 by keops keops
Keops, yeah me and my crew, Light, even had a demo in the compo ... but we were young & dumb :-D
added on the 2006-09-11 16:10:24 by Steel Steel
Thanx for that production, it was beed added to: modcast.de, the Amiga-Modfile Podcast and Radio-Stream resource.
rulez added on the 2006-12-09 01:00:38 by lawny^bp lawny^bp
dots landscape
3D scroll
3D objects
3D balls man
music: knulla kuk by m o b y
rulez added on the 2007-03-10 04:24:14 by BITS BITS
Substance ... woohoo!!
rulez added on the 2007-03-14 23:13:35 by sAne sAne
The electric guitar roxx!!!
rulez added on the 2007-03-14 23:23:42 by magic magic
Amiga classic. Impressive ! This is all just perfect.
rulez added on the 2007-03-16 13:33:29 by ok3anos ok3anos
the music, the memories.......brilliant. dont fool with the oldskool!
rulez added on the 2007-07-19 22:09:07 by tFt tFt
thumb up for the very good 3d routs
rulez added on the 2007-07-20 12:59:03 by RA RA
Quality from France!
rulez added on the 2007-07-20 15:27:39 by chromag chromag
A quality classic.
rulez added on the 2007-09-21 19:44:40 by micdune micdune
What micdune said.
rulez added on the 2007-11-14 01:27:05 by Maissi Maissi
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added on the 2008-02-07 14:41:36 by Axel Axel
Great all round demo with a classic track!
rulez added on the 2008-02-07 14:49:06 by Wade Wade
One of the best!
rulez added on the 2008-02-07 15:08:21 by Mystra Mystra
fucking awesome music!
rulez added on the 2008-05-03 23:15:20 by Alpha C Alpha C
What where the names of the other demos on the same disk as this one?
What everyone else said.
This is one of my favorites.
rulez added on the 2008-06-18 22:09:33 by martin martin
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 12:01:44 by 24 24
one of the best. Moby rulez
rulez added on the 2008-10-18 22:09:39 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
Thank you for this mindblasting demo!. The mod totally rocks!!!!
rulez added on the 2009-02-12 19:42:16 by Virgill Virgill
It does
rulez added on the 2009-02-27 03:02:05 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
For the massive amount of code!
rulez added on the 2009-06-09 16:16:26 by Emod Emod
M-m-m-moby!!! :)
rulez added on the 2009-09-20 19:36:03 by Jakim Jakim
Great amount of content squeezed into this onefiler.
The soundtrack by Moby still stands as one of the finest pieces of demo music ever!
rulez added on the 2010-01-24 01:06:09 by Sdw Sdw
Some quite nice routines, but moby's music @ fractal part, rock.
rulez added on the 2010-01-24 01:42:15 by leGend leGend
A classic.
rulez added on the 2010-02-14 00:46:00 by model model
unique!! a classic masterpiece by Quartex and alliance design
rulez added on the 2010-05-01 00:22:47 by sINk sINk
I need a slap for not giving this a rulez mark until now.

I watch/heard this demo soooo many times. This is an amiga classic.
rulez added on the 2010-05-05 17:18:09 by neptun neptun
Ruled when it was released, but I feel it has lost a bit of it's punchline during the years.
added on the 2010-05-16 21:25:23 by Frequent Frequent
Impressive code, impressive music ! And impressive party release (Global Trash, Substance, Elysium, wow... That suxx I was too young for partying at that time !!)
I remember keeping the demo running only for listening the music in loop !!
rulez added on the 2010-12-07 19:49:13 by skp skp
rulez added on the 2011-03-06 18:32:30 by tomba tomba
rulez added on the 2011-06-03 00:23:50 by xyz xyz
rulez added on the 2012-09-12 14:15:19 by nekomono nekomono
great classic!
rulez added on the 2012-10-14 21:58:54 by button button
some nice stuff in this one.
rulez added on the 2014-05-05 13:27:03 by bonefish bonefish
Didn't really impress me long ago. I guess it came in the wake of more interesting vector demos from the year before. Even though there are lots of parts it's basically a recap of those. Even the insanely ugly vector color choices!! :D seem to have followed along, except for the endpart.
added on the 2014-08-18 02:00:28 by Photon Photon
Moby's tune is outstanding and demo itself contains some really neat effects.
rulez added on the 2014-11-02 09:09:35 by mailman mailman
Yes, of course.
rulez added on the 2014-11-02 09:43:38 by ham ham
Hmm, wonder why this classic is still missing my thumb!
Loved it back in time and still love it! Will never forget about the Bubbles and the Soundtrack, which immediately started playing in my head once i clicked this prod! :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-02 10:17:16 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
The demo is really nice but that soundtrack is just phenomenal. Love it as much today as i did back in the early 90's. Elmobo genius!
rulezcdc added on the 2015-01-28 18:03:56 by RDS RDS
i really dig this one
rulez added on the 2015-01-28 19:48:47 by superplek superplek
Don't remember to have seen it before, but it's an excellent demo!
The music is a classic! <3
rulez added on the 2015-02-16 15:12:27 by baah baah
Excellent code, killer music
rulez added on the 2015-02-16 15:25:05 by Soundy Soundy
rulez added on the 2015-11-07 19:22:58 by at0m at0m
Oui. C'est tres cool.
rulez added on the 2016-09-10 22:17:25 by lennart lennart
That tune is a timeless classic, even with a black screen I would thumb this...nevertheless the visuals kick ass, too
rulez added on the 2016-09-11 20:49:51 by Triace Triace
No idea what this is trying to be really but I know I've been listening to this track since teens so:

(and I mean the demo itself isn't all that bad, some nice graphics and little details etc.)
rulez added on the 2017-05-17 00:43:04 by noby noby
On e of the best Amiga(500) demos.
rulez added on the 2017-11-15 17:31:13 by zombiejuho zombiejuho
Classic. I still remember the music and the bubbles.
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 01:44:35 by Antiriad_UK Antiriad_UK
The music.
rulez added on the 2019-05-27 20:47:38 by pchelka777 pchelka777
knulla kuk!
rulez added on the 2019-07-01 14:30:13 by nagz nagz
Knulla kuk
and some very 90s amiga demo with 3d objects and scrollers
rulez added on the 2020-07-06 13:41:02 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
This is one of the best demos, with probably one of the most memorable songs (even with the title: Knulla Kuk !!!)
rulez added on the 2022-11-12 23:58:21 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Still pleasant to watch and listen after ... 31 years (!)
rulez added on the 2022-12-23 04:50:26 by mccnex mccnex
It's from the last months my computing before I turned 18 and other stuff came more important, and even if I don't remember exactly this demo (although I recognized the music instantly so maybe I've seen this back then) this includes everything a Amiga demo from those days should have. Sure all the latest productions (2020+) are superb in their modern way, but demos like this is what Amiga demos are about for me.
rulez added on the 2023-09-23 14:45:01 by PDrill PDrill
Definitively one of my all time favorites.
rulezcdc added on the 2024-01-15 19:38:41 by Olympian Olympian
The music alone is enough to secure a thumbup no matter what the rest is, obvi. So how about the rest?

That first image, why is the reflected lighting on the different side from the explosion? I don't get it. Want explain plz.
Rotating flat vector credits are fine, but that low framerate vectorscroller did not age well, hah. 50fps or go home.
"special" 3d stars are OK, they get a pass.
The bubbles hold up well on account of the palette choice. Nice!
Filled vectors are atleast filled with more than crap, so OK. I still do like the mix of vectorbobs, lines and flatshaded surfaces.
That Mandelbrotish thing was about par for the time. Slightly boring nowadays.
More low framerate vectors, standard for 1991 but I curse them now, ugh.
Interactive steerable vector corridor, yay for that. This is something we mostly lost with todays compo culture.
Juggler callback is nice, except the actual Juggler demo was smooth.
Plasma colorcycle is OK I guess. By this time it was a fairly used up effect, but they did it well. Can't read a word of that scroller though.
Quartexland, meh. The high complexity is ambitous but if you can't render faster it does not age well at all. But again kudos for being interactive.
Endpart is OK, atleast I have nothing to say about it.

Now go away, I want to listen to the music again.
rulez added on the 2024-03-08 20:52:58 by Nosferatu Nosferatu

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