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New Alternative Party?

category: general [glöplog]
While many people praised the party and effectively we
have created a new kind of scene, I am not sure how
profound an effect we actually made. Are people keen on
seriously participating? With more quality releases? With
new ideas and experimentation? We set out to make scene
history and push it into a compltely new direction. However, I keep wondering if there really is a need for something like that. Not just "oh, it was nice", or "I'll visit if something is organised", but a party the scene really needs to keep fresh. Are we having an effect on the scene or is Mekka and other similar parties enough?
added on the 2002-02-15 10:04:41 by Setok Setok
Well, Altparty3 was nice and I'll visit Altparty again for sure if it's going to be organized. :)

To be serious, I see clearly a place for alternative party in the future. In overall there's not that much parties left where you can compete with other computers as PC or high-end Amigas. Even if I am myself a "newskool" PC scener I enjoyed a lot watching all those demos done on old 8-bit platforms and the atmosphere at Altparty was simply great.

Other thing is that a good party is always worth arranging - there's not much small scene parties left in Finland and that's a damn shame.
added on the 2002-02-15 10:19:31 by melw melw
didn't take part in alternative party 3 because i didn't get how we couldn't be 'alternative' on recent computers too. i'm applauding your efforts, i just feel there's more to be fresh and alternative than just platforms distinctions ;)
added on the 2002-02-15 10:22:32 by _-_-__ _-_-__
What about letting in recent PC's as well but force demos to be in textmode?-)
added on the 2002-02-15 10:29:51 by tonic tonic
Yeah we want another Alternative party. Although I liked the compos in a way or another, there could/should be some 'more normal' compos (like the ST-00 music compo that was held in '2000).
added on the 2002-02-15 11:42:19 by kuree kuree
setok: you had and effect, believe me. Now i just want to see that effect next year too:)
added on the 2002-02-15 23:50:23 by uncle-x uncle-x
tonic: if there should be pc's at a party like that, it should be 386/486, VGA, SB/GUS or whatever. just _limited_ hardware, compared to today's machines =)

too bad alternative party is too far away from here though.

(I still love my c64 =) )
added on the 2002-02-16 01:35:43 by fox fox
fox, 386 machines were allowed in the altparty3 democompo, and taat did release a demo on that platform.
added on the 2002-02-16 14:16:57 by nosfe nosfe
Free booze for a better party.
added on the 2002-02-16 19:45:23 by SURFiNG SURFiNG
please revive good parties!
added on the 2006-09-12 02:12:25 by nosfe nosfe
altparty with old computers and new ideas!
added on the 2006-09-12 08:26:27 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Altparty +++


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