Demoscene Nostalgy

Last night in my weekly 90s Night (Finnish) radio show I played the soundtrack of a 1993 demo Second Reality, which got some of the listeners chatting about their demoscene memories. I was surprised to learn that the code for the demo has been released on GitHub and there’s also a very cool deep dive review into it by Fabien Sanglard.

I sometimes have these proud moments when I hack on something small and obscure on my own but it would be really cool to do something collaborative and creative like this with other people. I can’t imagine how exciting and fun it might have been working on something like the Second Reality back in 1993 with primitive tools without even source code management. We have a Finnish saying for doing something just for the love of it: rakkaudesta lajiin.