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Storm Rider by Focus Design [web]
screenshot added by StingRay on 2017-02-14 12:33:07
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release date : february 2017
release party : Datastorm 2017
compo : amiga aga demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 62%
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alltime top: #2514
added on the 2017-02-14 09:41:17 by djh0ffman djh0ffman

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Some of the parts look quite a bit unfinished but Hoffman's track is so awesome that I can easily ignore that! :)
rulez added on the 2017-02-14 10:49:42 by hfr hfr
I enjoyed this! Great music, some excellent color palettes [I might steal some of them for my own prods ;)], great graphics and interesting effects. Only "twisty twister" should have some more twists I think (hah!) as we have seen "normal" twisters way too often now. Oh, another thing, since the code needs and uses the FPU you should add some kind of system-check as the demo crashes with a big "boom bang" on Non-FPU systems which is not that nice of course.

Other than that: Fine demo! :)
rulez added on the 2017-02-14 12:38:51 by StingRay StingRay
well deserved 1st place! ;P
rulez added on the 2017-02-14 12:48:24 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
I got a bit too close to the deadline, so there is indeed lacking some finishing touches (like FPU check). The twister-routine can actually do a lot more than just basic twisting, but I didn't have the time to utilize that - It will show up in a demo in the future instead :)

This is my first demo coded using WinUAE, so I was a bit worried about performance when watching it on the bigscreen, but luckily I didn't make too many coding blunders in the innerloops.

Bonus Info: Daytripper (from "Professional Tracker" fame) did the MC'ing + lyrics and I stole some look-up tables (made by farfar) from an earlier FD demo.
added on the 2017-02-14 13:19:09 by leb00ster leb00ster
Power! And really cool mc'ing!
rulez added on the 2017-02-14 15:21:46 by Corial Corial
>>Sshhiivveerriinngg<< The groooooovah! Short a little but who cares.
rulez added on the 2017-02-14 19:13:10 by akilittleprinces akilittleprinces
Powerful, had the fitting punch :D
rulez added on the 2017-02-14 19:31:47 by Sapphire Sapphire
Cool demo!
rulez added on the 2017-02-14 22:11:04 by Skynet Skynet
Great demo!! Music is gfx really nice :)
rulez added on the 2017-02-14 22:14:58 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
What hfr said!
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 08:54:14 by Kylearan Kylearan
Love this style...
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 09:15:42 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
music !!
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 09:30:27 by juice juice
Well done!
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 09:57:49 by ham ham
Cool stuff here. Some out of the box-thinking with the effects as well, which is definitely nice.
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 10:47:32 by Preacher Preacher
Well done!

rulez added on the 2017-02-15 11:55:04 by Todi Todi
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 13:19:44 by Soundy Soundy
The soundtrack is super cool.
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 19:41:28 by Manwe Manwe
Music = superawesomefuckingcool!
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 20:13:09 by Dascon Dascon
Good stuff, specially dig the msx!
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 21:35:44 by sachy sachy
nice zoomers, twister, and overall flow demo.
and cool soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 21:43:02 by VBI VBI
Can we just have a moment of commiseration for an obviously capable lyricist who had to work with these absurd names and circumstances? :)
added on the 2017-02-15 21:52:27 by Gargaj Gargaj
The Soundtrack is supermassive of course!
The Effects are fine (although i think i have seen them in a previous release already?!) and wellcoded for sure, but didn´t fit the soundtrack, which asked for massive effect-bombing with fast movements and lots of sync!
So all in all this feels a bit disconnected sadly, still very good!
I think the Twister turned me off the most...while i love twisters! But too much black on the screen and not enough movement to accompany the music, also why only half the screen?!
rulez added on the 2017-02-16 12:56:41 by ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon. ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon.
hardy, the twisters are basically not really done - I had to sacrifice something to meet the deadline :)

.. but this means I can use them in another demo! :D
added on the 2017-02-16 13:39:39 by leb00ster leb00ster
Yes, the twisters reminded me of a certain "fade from white" ;)
Overall, this demo is a proof-positive of how much you can achieve with proper sync and audio.
rulez added on the 2017-02-16 13:43:20 by noname noname
Big tune! From now on every demo group should have their own MC! Fx are also quite nice. Yet another demo featuring Malmix, the pixel machine!

There must be music communities, 3d communities, pixel communities out there separate from the demo scene which represent a gold mine of content ready for demo usage.

However for Amiga content it is too embarrassing to ask because content will be degraded to noisy 8-bit, 256 color (or less!) low resolution graphics and objects with no more than ~1000 faces featuring only 1 texture please! ... and the texture has to be an envmap!
rulez added on the 2017-02-16 13:58:40 by rloaderro rloaderro
The tune made my day. Shame there wasn't any competition though.
rulez added on the 2017-02-16 19:40:09 by Twardy Twardy
Twister is what I reacted to also ;P Deadlines suck. Looks slick but doesn't impress, seems in search of a theme or idea. Music is well-made, but not my cup.
added on the 2017-02-18 02:45:58 by Photon Photon
BOOOSTA! again on Amiga board ;) Perhaps it looks a bit unfinished but the music is stunning. I like the synchro too.
rulez added on the 2017-02-20 10:15:50 by slayer slayer
Super music+effects+synchro+graphics...
...together = Best demo from the party and only one AGA !
rulez added on the 2017-02-25 13:39:29 by DJM/DTA DJM/DTA
some effects from early Focus Design demos ?:) but this soundtrack! Massive!
rulez added on the 2017-02-27 18:46:16 by dakota dakota
Decent. :)
added on the 2017-03-04 03:40:51 by AntDude AntDude
Thumb up for the massive tune!
rulez added on the 2017-03-04 16:26:14 by mayday mayday
Nothing groundbreaking, but solid mixture of awesome music, cool fx and nice effects + sync
rulez added on the 2017-03-05 15:03:20 by Triace Triace
Good tune ("wobbbawauwab"), but a bit short and unfinished.
added on the 2017-03-06 15:10:35 by raer raer
Sync and soundtrack r doing the job!
rulez added on the 2017-03-13 23:59:23 by baderman_one baderman_one
rulez added on the 2017-03-14 10:55:40 by at0m at0m
You should use the classic demo music style rather. I dont like the music.
added on the 2017-03-15 02:14:39 by rock rock
you want them to use 'classic' style, but your handle is 'rock'

rulez added on the 2017-03-15 12:40:00 by farfar farfar
Fucking great but a little short.
rulez added on the 2017-03-24 21:24:57 by lennart lennart
Wow! Great music & style. Really nice to watch.
rulez added on the 2017-05-09 19:10:31 by dissident dissident
rulez added on the 2017-06-19 20:31:01 by ferris ferris
Nice but kinda short :)
rulez added on the 2017-06-27 21:41:38 by lvd lvd
farfar rocks! (and so does this demo!)
rulez added on the 2017-06-27 21:52:06 by hornet hornet
Nice flow and interesting, and cool music too!
rulez added on the 2017-07-17 03:00:18 by Angel Angel
Finally made my sceneID, just to drop a line to say this demo has become my all time favorite Amiga Demo, the music is brilliant, my god Hoffman is the man, i grabbed the mp3 from soundcloud too, and yeah the code fits the music really well. I always look forward to Focus Design demos more than any other group.
added on the 2017-09-25 12:04:01 by IvanEBC IvanEBC
rulez added on the 2017-09-25 12:22:35 by Fell Fell
...as Fell said: massive!! 8)
rulez added on the 2017-11-30 19:07:16 by kwe kwe
awesome and stylish!
rulez added on the 2017-11-30 19:51:28 by gentleman gentleman
Not a big fond of the visuals (too unpolished and kinda half-baked for me), but the soundtrack is awesome. Probably my fave tune from Hoffman ever; dope funky dub jamz that remind me of The Egg.
rulez added on the 2018-01-18 22:05:25 by jazzcat jazzcat
Best extended credits ever ;)
rulez added on the 2018-01-20 00:16:05 by cxw cxw
Please bring us more demos like this!
rulez added on the 2018-03-03 22:13:13 by zeebr zeebr
great demo, ossom music by h0f!
rulez added on the 2018-11-26 12:49:26 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2019-05-28 12:38:29 by nagz nagz
Nice little Amiga demo, with awesome music and nice effects, saw this now during the Pre TRSAC stream
rulez added on the 2021-10-22 17:58:39 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Cool demo
rulez added on the 2022-03-04 22:55:11 by BiTL BiTL

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