demoscene.gr is the Greek demoscene portal that gives access to all the demoscene content made by Greek demosceners and demogroups around the world, in a bit more stylish and polished way.
The demoscene is a computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos, non-interactive audio-visual presentations that run in real-time on a computer. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills. People involved in the demoscene are called demosceners. Demosceners come together to create demogroups, groups of people specializing in demo production. They also gather, every now and then, in large or small events around the world, called demoparties, to create and release their demos, compete in demo competitions, meet fellow demosceners, booze and have fun.
The demoscene first appeared during the 8-bit era on computers such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, and came to prominence during the rise of the 16/32-bit home computers (the Amiga and the Atari ST). In the early years, demos had a strong connection with software cracking. When a cracked program was started, the cracker or his team would take credit with a graphical introduction called a 'crack intro' (shortened cracktro). Later, the making of intros and standalone demos evolved into a new subculture independent of the software (piracy) scene.
In Greece, several demoparties have been hosted, over the years, including 'Gardening' in 1995, 1996, 1997, 'Gardening 2.0' in 2000, 'Digital Nexus' in 2001, 'ReAct' in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 'PixelShow' in 2005, 2007, with great success.
Fellow Greek demosceners or people interested in the Greek demoscene, can be found and reached in our discussion group.
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