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Beam Riders by Ghostown & Haujobb
screenshot added by noname on 2017-10-22 11:15:17
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release date : october 2017
release party : RetroKomp / LOAD ERROR 2017
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 72%
  • 0.92
alltime top: #440
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Wow, you're fast :) Great prod, amazing visuals. My Amiga had an honour to be the compomachine for this one.
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 11:37:23 by Twardy Twardy
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 11:44:16 by waldiamiga waldiamiga
Great demo!!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 11:49:00 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
No! I mean YES!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 12:07:36 by teo teo
This was amazing. Once again!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 12:26:10 by Emufr3ak Emufr3ak
Great demo, great compo. Thumbs up for RK/LE team. You guys rock.
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 13:26:18 by Hal Hal
68060, 2MB Chip, 64MB Fast or YouTube.
added on the 2017-10-22 16:03:33 by noname noname
what a ride. and what a fantastic last scene!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 16:05:43 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Super Demo!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 16:13:05 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 16:13:54 by Corial Corial
nice and fast show
added on the 2017-10-22 16:32:37 by krusty krusty
wow :O
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 16:34:50 by HellMood HellMood
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 16:46:06 by mantratronic mantratronic
Nice to hear Muffler back on the scene again!
End party was very nice to! Keep on rocking this nice scene cooperation!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 17:08:01 by magic magic
This was insanely good... again
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 17:09:37 by nytrik nytrik
Stylish demo.
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 17:17:37 by Manwe Manwe
Good stuff! Kaleidoscopes!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 17:29:56 by ham ham
Trippy little fella. I like it.
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 18:46:31 by GumBoy GumBoy
Damn what a fine prod! Cool to see Muffler back in the Amiga game!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 18:49:09 by spotUP spotUP
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 19:01:02 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 19:04:13 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Nice one..
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 19:18:15 by Heaven/TQA Heaven/TQA
I enjoyed it bigtime and Mufflers main track is dope!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 19:28:38 by Dascon Dascon
Enjoyable show.. Love it! Thumb up!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 20:22:05 by tassel tassel
I was beamed directly into Amiga heaven! Wonderful show with noble visuals, exquisite design and massive sound madness!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 21:08:31 by Bobic Bobic
Such a beauty for both eyes and ears. My only gripe is that cutting between the metaballs and the following effect felt a bit random. Anyway, loved it!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 21:15:09 by break break
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 21:31:03 by argasek argasek
Awesome... this is newscoolish, stylish, fine-tuned from beginning till the end and the epic scroller endpart gave me goose-bombs. This production got second? Holy Shit. I can`t believe/ wait to see the compo winner!
Thank you for a great Amiga Demo!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 22:01:45 by dirtie dirtie
Great stuff, especially the outro-music.
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 22:18:45 by gaspode gaspode
Muffler rulez!!!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 22:26:00 by unity1 unity1
freaking perfect demo.
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 22:46:58 by pandur pandur
I have only two words about this demo:


rulez added on the 2017-10-22 22:49:23 by Charlie Charlie
cool stuff!
rulez added on the 2017-10-22 23:00:30 by psenough psenough
I didn't watch it but it could be better :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 02:36:27 by mueslee mueslee
very clean execution and great content!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 03:11:27 by mad mad
Great, love the music and the visuals.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 07:51:44 by Optimus Optimus
thank you for the demo! unfortunately endpart crashes on my 1200 060 64Meg
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 09:19:05 by Toddi Toddi
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 09:25:17 by Skynet Skynet
Extremely impressive demo showing that nowadays the only barrier between AGA and PC demos may be just different resolution;) If it was PC demo I would still love it as visuals are simply beautiful (esp particles and kaleidoscope). Good syncing with music makes thrilling atmosphere (eg in particles part). Ghostown + Haujobb seems to be killing mixture - great job!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 09:26:58 by MKM MKM
Good job. Regards!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 09:27:17 by at0m at0m
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 09:38:33 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 09:47:25 by pasy pasy
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 10:27:47 by Barti Barti
Youtube from the real thing? It looks like the framerate is really high. I thought the final zoomer and some of the radial blurring were the most thrilling effects.

Nice to see some palette tweaking too! All amiga demos should have this.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 11:49:58 by rloaderro rloaderro
Antialiasing makes lowres sexy again :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 12:02:20 by reptile reptile
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 12:44:18 by kempy kempy
Just wow!
added on the 2017-10-23 16:09:51 by Tygrys Tygrys
Really good job! :)
I was totally expecting it to take 1st place until hearing the results. :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:30:37 by KK KK
Really nice! "Modern" oldschool vibes from the late 90's :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 17:09:45 by melw melw
Superb demo, great job!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 17:52:35 by Flops Flops
and also, deserved kuros!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:01:20 by Tygrys Tygrys
Wooha! Code+gfx+music+design. Perfect match!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:06:22 by Virgill Virgill
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:31:42 by fyrex fyrex
Demo won't run correctly installed on FFS/PFS partitions due to filename lenght limitation. You'll have to manually change the filename ending of four files in the data folder (.trac -> .track)

But nontheless its a very great Demo! Nice colours and nice clear and crisp 2D graphics! love it! Really refreshing :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 19:07:41 by Cego Cego
whoa, very cool!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 20:06:15 by gentleman gentleman
Скакуны Луча!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 20:35:30 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
What a (beam) ride!!! Faster than any train in the Galaxy ;) Great stuff guys, thx for releasing it at RK/LE 2017! <3
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 20:56:15 by sachy sachy
Cego, thanks for the filename-bug report. I made a quick fix for it. The download link is already updated. Final version coming later.
added on the 2017-10-23 21:06:23 by noname noname
Yeah...what MKM said :-)
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 21:11:29 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
Great in every aspect. Love the color scheme.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 21:46:39 by malmix malmix
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 22:16:48 by Blueberry Blueberry
Excellent haujobb aesthetic, sublime audiovisual quality.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 22:25:56 by noby noby
Cool demo!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 22:27:13 by bitl bitl
Great to see you old fucks being productive again :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 23:29:26 by rp rp
Brilliant intro, brilliant ending, quite liked the rest of it too.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 23:55:25 by CiH CiH
Super stylish and polished!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:39:39 by exocet exocet
Like it much more than 1st place, which was quite cool also.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 07:10:30 by Serpent Serpent
i dig this demo a lot, the style, pace and typography go excellent with mufflers track!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 11:03:08 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
To me it seems like a mismash of ugly/mediocre (mostly in the the first half) and really great (the credits and the ending). I can't connect with the demo at all, but this thumb up is for the good-looking stuff and the music (especially the ending part)
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 11:36:38 by Preacher Preacher
Thaaat what i like!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 12:38:36 by zeebr zeebr
Love overall concept, stunning visuals and absolutely great tracks. Lot of attention do details, and perfectly polished effects, great colour handling, almost everything is great.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 15:25:12 by baderman_one baderman_one
Fuck that was great, just saw it on my 060, 25years of the A1200, just killer killer killerr.. RESPECT !! And Haujobb back on the Amiga, with Ghostown !! RULEZ !!!!
added on the 2017-10-24 16:14:12 by kRiZ^cMz kRiZ^cMz
Well, I guess a lot have been already well written here.

From me, I wish to say, that the demo is too short. The music is so atmospheric that I wish the demo's first part could have last at least twice as longer.
The second music theme is great as well.

Next time, please do make your prods longer.

Thank you, dewdz.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 16:17:56 by sim sim
Very fucking cool! Lovely composition.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 18:19:45 by dv$ dv$
The kaleidoscope is the low point (filler?) for me.
But excellent work on everything else, great style!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 19:16:58 by r1g8 r1g8
BeAYm Riders
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 20:20:07 by aki aki
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 21:55:26 by Tucker Tucker
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 01:25:47 by lennart lennart
Nicely done.
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 09:25:50 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Awesome demo, the wobbling(?) BEAM logo looks great... music is massive, especially the end tune.
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 13:55:22 by kwe kwe
wwaow, great!
added on the 2017-10-25 14:42:21 by daeel daeel
added on the 2017-10-25 16:24:18 by a-move a-move
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 16:24:34 by a-move a-move
Awesome demo with awesome soundtrack(s)! :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 20:43:56 by mayday mayday
F*cking hell, this is it! My respect =)
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 01:22:52 by mccnex mccnex
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 10:13:55 by bloodnok bloodnok
Very, very nice! Enjoyed this one a lot! :) Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 18:13:20 by puni^void puni^void
My only complaint is the creepy face, but nobody cares what I want to complain about :D . Smooth, clean gfx; great sync and sounds; flow and energy. A truly solid prod.
rulez added on the 2017-10-27 03:30:09 by cxw cxw
Good old Amiga with very recent approach. Excellent demo with stellar soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2017-10-27 07:08:47 by magellan magellan
Fucking awesome 060 demo and good to see Muffler back doing Amiga music
rulez added on the 2017-10-27 14:45:51 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
One thing which sets this one apart from just about all amiga prods ever is that there is antialiasing and filtering all over the place. Couldn't really see a jaggy edge in any of the effects! :)
added on the 2017-10-27 18:27:17 by rloaderro rloaderro
Very smooth, and a great soundtrack. :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-28 01:32:50 by Starchaser Starchaser
So so.
added on the 2017-10-28 03:27:40 by AntDude AntDude
supersampling 2x or 1.5x ?
added on the 2017-10-29 08:00:27 by Barti Barti
just fantastic!
rulez added on the 2017-10-29 10:01:38 by parazite parazite
Great demo with nice effects and super soundtracks.

Some bug on my A1200+BPPC060: After the end of the demo (when music and subtitles scroll is finished) is playing some part of memory as sound and after that follow "recoverable alert" message. I must reboot WB.
rulez added on the 2017-10-29 14:59:50 by DJM/DTA DJM/DTA
Fantastic music (both tunes) and beautiful visuals!
rulez added on the 2017-10-30 00:04:14 by Alpha C Alpha C
What they said
rulez added on the 2017-10-30 12:11:14 by Soundy Soundy
WOW! What a nice demo. Everything is awesome here: The Music, the effects and the gfx. Great atmosphere. Congratulation, guys.
rulez added on the 2017-10-31 17:28:02 by dissident dissident
Damn you scraped the barrel of available memory with this one.
Had to unrig the whole soundcard setup in order to enjoy it with sound.
Although I'm not so keen on the colour gradients I can imagine why you designed it this way. Lores never looked so smooth with this antialiasing :D
rulez added on the 2017-11-01 08:32:15 by d0DgE d0DgE
great job!
rulez added on the 2017-11-02 14:41:48 by nagz nagz
Ride enjoyed, goal archieved.
rulez added on the 2017-11-02 17:53:09 by CONS CONS
Wow! Very very nice!
rulez added on the 2017-11-03 17:37:19 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2017-11-05 14:40:07 by raer raer
Thanks everyone for the kind words <3

Going to RKLE was an awesome experience, again. So many releases on such a "small" (about 170 visitors IIRC) party is just incredible. If you extrapolated this for Revision, the Amiga compo would have to last for several hours! Anyway, we are slowly coming back to the project to make the final version.

In the mean-time, here is: Beam Riders "making of", a gource visualisation of our repository commits from start in July to fixed compo-version in October. I have never seen this kind of visualisation in a demo-scene context and tought it would be nice to share with you in case you wonder what coders were doing (and when).
added on the 2017-11-07 09:38:12 by noname noname
A real nice demo. The tune is superb. And the ending scene is awesome.
rulez added on the 2017-11-07 21:42:49 by Volantis Volantis
ugly colours, black backgrounds and lame music.
sucks added on the 2017-11-08 21:20:59 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
nice colours, beautiful backgrounds and wonderful music!
rulez added on the 2017-11-10 19:54:07 by mlc mlc
This could have easily been shown in any PC-compo and noone would have recognized it not being PC but AMIGAAAAAAHH! :D
Awesome code, colors, graphics and music!
I bow in respect, Hellfire and NoName!
rulez added on the 2017-11-12 00:31:27 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
stunning! I like the music. excellent mood. awesome color palette.
rulez added on the 2017-11-18 22:49:16 by twh twh
Really really well-done. Looks (and sounds) slicker than most stuff out there!

On a sidenote: I'm getting some strange slowdowns in the scroller after it has been running for a little while (A1200/060/50Mhz).
rulez added on the 2017-11-22 22:19:23 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
ugly colours, black backgrounds and lame music.

added on the 2017-11-29 16:03:12 by sim sim
Thanks for all your feedback!
We fixed some bugs, cleaned some details and reduced the required memory to 32MB.
Get the final version here.
added on the 2017-11-30 23:37:53 by hfr hfr

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rulez added on the 2017-12-01 00:46:28 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
10/10, is it really Amiga?
rulez added on the 2017-12-03 15:53:34 by 100bit 100bit
Awesome demo. Looking forward to more collaborative work.
rulez added on the 2017-12-06 01:25:24 by jdb78 jdb78
Well done guys!
rulez added on the 2017-12-07 20:08:54 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2017-12-08 22:07:16 by f040 f040
rulez added on the 2017-12-17 15:49:28 by voxy voxy
Thanks for final version, now it's works ok...
added on the 2017-12-21 15:49:09 by DJM/DTA DJM/DTA
Beam Riders v1.2 has just been released (download-link updated). 32 MB Fast, 512 KB Chip, 68020+ w. FPU, any Chipset.

This version adds OCS support! If no AGA is detected, the demo automatically falls back to OCS, making it work on any sufficiently expanded Amiga model. You still want to run it on 68060+, though!
added on the 2018-03-31 21:04:21 by noname noname
Lol. I betcha we're going to see some emulator capture and the scene will pretend that "there really is an OCS machine with 68060 and 32MB out there".

If Pouet adds an OCS/ECS tag to this it's plain wrong. And quite revealing.
added on the 2018-03-31 21:48:11 by Photon Photon
Behold. Never heard of accelerators for A2000 and A3000 like the the good old Blizzard 2060? Also, here is a video running it live on a souped up A1000. So there. Let me lol at you now.
added on the 2018-03-31 22:16:19 by noname noname
Link means it happened. "Pretend that there really is an OCS machine with 68060 and 32MB out there" is a number of machines so close to 0 that it stands the test of time ;) Lol was about emulator capture vs. yay OCS. A3000 isn't OCS, but whatever.
added on the 2018-03-31 23:26:05 by Photon Photon
Thumbs up just because of Photon being an ass
rulez added on the 2018-04-01 03:18:32 by britelite britelite
Aca500plus with Blizzard 1260 actually works.
added on the 2018-04-01 03:47:51 by teo teo
I actually changed my mind about this.

1260 does not work on OCS. You need a custom Kickstart made, and then you must still degrade the card to be compatible with the OS. An OCS machine with 030+FPU, 040 or 060 and 32MB is currently a combination that conspires to reduce the number of machines in the world to virtually 0.

So the target platform struck me as strange. But I belieb in Jens :) My statement will not stand the test of time! In the future there will be 060 accelerators for everyone! And besides, nothing wrong with a port.
added on the 2018-04-01 14:25:23 by Photon Photon
OK. But please stop mixing up chipset and CPU-OS-compatibility for the sake of your argument. It is perfectly possible to have OCS/ECS chipset with a fast CPU/FPU and a lot of RAM. You would problably have Kickstart 3.0 or higher in the computer then. IIRC ACA500 comes with Kickstart 3.1.

Also, the Apollo 2030 from 1991, amongst others, should be able to run Beam Riders just fine. So we do not have to wait for the "future". It was already here.
added on the 2018-04-01 16:59:15 by noname noname
My Amiga 2000 with a Blizzard 2060 approves the OCS version.

This expansion runs in my A2000 for almost 20 years, and it's completely "end user" hardware, no soldering, no homemade hacks, no crazy adapters, no hanging-out-the-side-of-the-machine expansion, no overclocking, no patched Kickstarts or anything. Plug it and go. And now I'm even more proud to have it, because it also proves that Photon hasn't got a clue.

So here, have another thumb up, just for the OCS support alone. Thank you. I'm gonna watch the fuck out of it.
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added on the 2018-04-05 03:22:40 by Charlie Charlie
Wonderful music, graphics and palettes. No glitches when watching and the sync works. The effects are great-looking, but on 060/50 some of them are painfully slow to watch. The amount of people with an 060 is low and the 60 MHz-plus ones disappearingly so, which makes me think that perhaps too much is expected of this platform.
rulez added on the 2018-04-15 10:52:38 by grip grip
Another BB Image for the less memory consuming final, plus the OCS downward compatibility
added on the 2018-04-17 21:11:02 by d0DgE d0DgE
I wanted to see the demo on real hardware before judging.
+ Graphics is awesome and Slayer is the king for linear palette
+ Audio is ace
+ Code is smart
- Too short!!!!!!!
This is the best amiga demo for 2017, congrats and see you soon.
rulez added on the 2018-04-18 01:14:32 by JamieSkarla JamieSkarla
Best prod i've seen in a while! Thanks guys
rulez added on the 2018-04-25 00:22:24 by Inorix Inorix
OCS version works perfectly on Vampire with cores from 2.7 up.
added on the 2018-05-06 10:41:22 by Twardy Twardy
What! The atmosphere in this demo is so insane! For a moment I thought I was watching a modern version of Desert Dream. The part where the music is synced to the white track sliding through space combined to switching back and forth with the ball scene is seriously one the greatest things I have seen in demos. The music works so well with the visuals in this scene. No need for text and messages to state your badass attitude!
rulez added on the 2018-12-12 19:44:05 by wabe wabe
Superb, magnificent visuals.
rulez added on the 2018-12-12 22:09:26 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
rulez added on the 2019-01-02 17:41:30 by Daniel Daniel
awesome shaders
rulez added on the 2019-03-06 19:20:42 by skarab skarab
sucks added on the 2019-04-29 05:29:33 by AlienTech AlienTech
Oof. This one sure pushes the hardware.
rulez added on the 2019-05-07 00:18:34 by moozooh moozooh
Wow, that was something :D
rulez added on the 2019-09-14 11:59:41 by Sapphire Sapphire
nice prod. but running it is superweird in my case - a4000, stock 040/25 + 64mb mod.
crashes with aga on (both wb & sseq)
runs with only aga turned off @ bootmenu
rulez added on the 2020-11-05 17:02:19 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2021-01-17 17:37:59 by speechless speechless
Awesome, true Classic!!!
rulez added on the 2021-05-07 13:06:28 by tjahzi(aka Jimi) tjahzi(aka Jimi)
nice one
rulez added on the 2021-05-07 14:08:06 by Blast! Blast!
btw. someone could post YT for OCS
added on the 2021-05-07 14:11:58 by Blast! Blast!
Blast!: The OCS version looks very similar. Just a bit more color banding and bit stronger dither. So probably you will only see more noise and artefacts on Youtube...
added on the 2021-05-07 15:17:24 by hfr hfr
Cool show
rulez added on the 2021-05-11 09:38:20 by v3nom v3nom
Very neat.
rulez added on the 2022-09-18 20:56:25 by spkr spkr
rulez added on the 2022-10-29 20:28:44 by wrighter wrighter
One of my favourites still
rulez added on the 2024-02-12 14:34:10 by dozig dozig
An awesome experience!
rulez added on the 2024-03-22 19:25:51 by Olympian Olympian
Beautiful. More OCS content please!

And i guess the future is now because it works nicely on an A500+ with emu68 (emulated overclocked to buggery 040+fpu)
rulez added on the 2024-04-13 15:43:52 by pigpenpete pigpenpete

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