Abyss (amiga)

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Abyss (AYS, 1992-) is an Amiga demo group.

Contents

Members

Current

Germany
Bartman (code, ex Pyrodex, 08/94-12/97)
Cyclone (Holger Linde, gfx, ex Illusion, new 10/96-10/97)
dRm (music sysop, ex Shoot, old handle Dreamer, new 12/95-12/96)
Pink (Manfred Linzner, code music, ex Pyrodex, new 94-04/98)
Poet (Simon Finkenstaedt, code, ex Pyrodex, 08/94-10/96)
SMC (code music sysop 'ULTRAWORLD' WHQ, new 93-10/96)
Spin (code, ex Shoot, new 12/95-10/96)
Tyshdomos (Tisch Thomas, gfx, 08/94-10/96)
Wintermute (modeller, 12/98)
Australia
Moon (code, doublememb Kinky late95, 05/94-10/96)
England
Devistator (gfx ascii swap, ex Eltech, new late96-12/97)
Unknown
Judas (gfx, ex Capsule? 12/98)

Previous

Germany
Duke (Markus Knauer, swap pack, new early93-08/94)
Falcon (gfx, early93)
Kyle (code gfx swap, new early93)
S.M.U.D.O (B. Baumann, swap, ex El Cativo/Submission, new early93)
Finland
Sentinel (fin swap, ex Legend)
Unknown
Alloy (consoletester)
Alot (gfx, new early93)
Artline (gfx, new early93)
Beatbrain (gfx, new early93)
Cazal (music, new mid93, 08/94)
Dragonfly (code, later Arise new, new early93)
Kid Frost (gfx, new early93)
Lou Van B (music, ex Arise, new early93)
Mole (ex Agoa, new 94)
Newcomer (sysop, new early93)
Pencl (gfx, new early93)
Sin Joiner (music, new early93)
Skyline (Alexander, swap pack, new early93)
Sodom (code, ex Beyond, new early93)
System X (code, new early93)
TC (code gfx music, new early93)
Vision (code gfx, later Arise new, new early93)
Zystar (gfx, new mid93)

Group History

Abyss was formed late 1992 by the best members of Arise (dragonfly, lou van b, vision ++), and Beyond, and released their first intro "Intoxication" shortly after, in the beginning of 1993. In 1994, the entire group Pyrodex joined. Pink was one of them.

Dexter is the author of the amazing Abyss Highest eXperience (AHX, previously THX) music system for c64-like chip tunes, and Pink is the author of some of the best tunes for it :)

Other small productions Abyss has released are a.o. "Delirial Desorientation" (packmenu intro), "BBS Intro", "Goagab" (intro, rel some weeks before the Party 3), "S.M.U.D.O" (demo), "Music for the Lost" (2 disk musicdisk), "Neurodancer Demo" (demo).

1992
Protektor and Cardinal, sysops 'WORLD DOWN FALL', both joined Crystal in september.
1993
Mr.Night was kicked due to lameness (mid93). Zeroflag (code, new early93) and Caro were kicked (mid93).
1995
Qwerty sold his Amiga and left the scene late95.
1996
German swapper Sting (Dirk Dallmann, ex Bonzai Brothers, new late95) was kicked due to inactivity in july. Norwegian musician Chris Meland (ex Spaceballs, new 04/96) was kicked in october. Also Jumping Pixel (gfx, new early93-) and Luka (Gregory Engelhardt, gfx music, old handle Mem'o'Ree, 05/94-) were both kicked due to inactivity in october.
1997
It is a little unclear what happened to the membership of german graphician JCS (ex Scoopex, doublememb Syndrome, new 10/96-12/96), but he was in both Sector 7, Syndrome and Abyss in april - and not a member later in the year. Swedish multitalent (code/gfx/music/sysop) Newt (ex Crux and Subspace, new 10/96) decided to leave the scene to concentrate on his career as an in-line skater around 09/97.
1998
In december, at The Party, German coder Dexter (Martin Wodok, 08/94-) released his last ever amiga production, the third-placed 40k intro "Cruisin II - Cruise In" [12/98]. Dexter was one of the original members of the group, and participated in most of its best productions. His leaving is certainly a major blow to the group, and he will be sorely missed as a true amiga scene devotee to the end.
  • Big-Rat and Madstop, the "X-Files" team which doublejoined from Ethic (in early 97) have now left Abyss, and are now only members of Ethic again.
  • German graphician and musician Toxic (Sven Dedek, ex Beyond, early93-08/95) left Abyss for his musical career. There were rumors that he was back on the scene in the middle of 1996, but these proved to be untrue. The Jungle #7 reported that he was a Rebels doublemember in 1994.
  • German musician and sysop Neurodancer ('AMBUSH', new early93-08/94), left due to internal affairs. As a consequence, 'ULTRAWORLD' is now the WHQ BBS (04/96). Later Neurodancer joined Looker House (06/96). Neurodancer made music for the demo "Drugstore" while in Abyss.
  • German swapper and packmaker Skindiver (Andreas Schwarz, new early 93-01/94) decided to leave the scene. He was, however, listed as 'editor' in the memberlist in "EuroChart #30" [07/97]!

Releases

See Abyss (amiga)/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Cracktro (ECS Intro)

Credits 
code
Bartman
gfx
n/a
music
Pink

Intoxication (1993, early, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Kyle
gfx
n/a
music
"Moog Gnirkel" by Neurodancer
Info 
The first ever Abyss intro!

X-Ray (1993, early, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Kyle
gfx
Falcon (logos)
Kyle (fonts)
music
"L8neyetmovee" by Neurodancer

Shocked (40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Spin
gfx
n/a
music
n/a

Swap & Dance Charts #1 (Intro)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Hypno Flight" by Neurodancer

Swap & Dance Charts #2 (Intro)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Nancy You're So Trancy" by Neurodancer

Swap & Dance Charts #3 (Intro)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Moove Sukka!" by Neurodancer

Mona Lisa Was a Man (1992, 28.12, ECS Disk)

Info 
22nd in The Party 92 demo competition.

Warp 69 (1994, AGA Dentro)

Credits 
code
Poet
gfx
n/a
music
"4 Spirits" by Neurodancer

Dizneeland 1 (1994, .05, ECS Musicfile)

Credits 
code
Moon
gfx/music
Mem'O Ree (The Player 6.0A format)
Info 
Included are the tunes Acidity, Black Heart, Chip Maniax, Dark Experience, Hard To Choose, Heavenz Tearz, Jello Coat, My Voice, Pass The Plugg, Pink Noise.

Dizneeland 2 (ECS Musicfile)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
Pink
Mem'O Ree (The Player 6.0A format)
Info 
Included are the tunes Alf Theme (pink), Amaretto Allergy (mem), Hysterical (pink), January '64 (mem), Journey (pink), Patience (mem), Soundz Like Fuck (mem), The Real World (pink), Trip To mars (mem) and Mario Is Missing (pink).

Artcore (1994, 07.08, AGA 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Bartman
Dexter
Poet
gfx
Mem O'Ree (logo, font),
Toxic (pighead, patterns),
Skindiver (endfont, asciilogo)
music
"Artcore-Theme" and "Put on the Anchors" by Pink (4ch ProTracker format)
Info 
13th in the Assembly 94 40k intro competition.

DisIsSid issue 1 (1994, 08.10, ECS Musicfile)

Credits 
code
Dexter
gfx
no credit
music
Pink (The Player 6.0A format)
Info 
Released at the Doomsday Party 1994.

Swap & Dance Charts #4 (1994, ECS Filemag)

Intro Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Global Confusion" by Pink (4ch ProTracker format)
Magazine Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Deep House 9" by Neurodancer

Swap & Dance Charts #5 (1994, .11, ECS Filemag)

Intro Credits 
code
Dexter
gfx
Toxic
music
"Spice Intro" by Neurodancer
Magazine Credits 
code
SMC
Dexter
gfx
Toxic (title)
SMC
music
"Tunnel Vision" by Neurodancer
editors
Skindiver
SMC

Return of the Space Cowboys (1994, 06.11, 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
Pink (2 tunes in The Player 6.0A format)
Info 
Winner of the WOC Party 94 40k intro competition!

DisIsSid issue #2 (1994, 06.11, ECS Musicfile)

Credits 
code
Dexter
gfx
n/a
music
Pink (The Player 6.0A format)
Info 
Released at the WOC Party 1994.
Included are tunes like Combat Game 3 (combat school?), Commando Highscore, Last Ninja 3, Sigma Seven and Theme.

Dove (1994, 30.12, AGA Multifile, 2 disks)

Credits 
code
Bartman
Dexter
Poet
SMC
gfx
Toxic (abyss and dove logos)
Tyshdomos
Mem'o'Ree
Pink (raytrace)
Bartman (raytrace)
music
Pink (3 x 4ch ProTracker format)
Info
16th in The Party 94 demo competition

Orange 8 (1995, Musicpack Demo)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
Toxic (title)
music
n/a

High Anxiety (1995, 12.08, AGA HD Multifile)

Credits 
code
Moon
Dexter
gfx
Toxic (title, abyss logo)
Pink (raytrace)
music
"Global Confusion II" by Pink (and 3 other modules, The Player 6.0A format).
Info 
11th in the Assembly 95 demo competition.

Drugstore (1995, 12.08, ECS? 1MB Multifile, 2 disks)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
Toxic (abyss logo, disk 2)
music
"Larry In A Hurry", "Space Hurrier!", "Minidancer" and "Sleeping World" by Neurodancer (The Player 6.0A format).
Info 
Released at Assembly 95.
Can be instaled to HD, but doesn't require it. All four modules were released to Aminet by their author in 1998.

Voll Crass (1995, 28.12, Intro)

Info 
3rd in The Party 95 Fast Intro competition.

Indifference (1995, 28.12, 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Spin
gfx
Clue/indep (additional design)
music
dRm (The Player 6.1A format)
Info 
13th or 21st in The Party 5 40k intro competition.

Sym'bol (1995, 28.12, 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Bartman
gfx
n/a
music
"Symbol" by Pink (4ch ProTracker format)
Info 
21st in The Party 5 40k intro competition.
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0.

Dizneeland 5 (1995, 28.12, ECS Musicfile)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Sweet Seduction" by Pink
Info 
Released at The Party 5.

Pixelstorm (1995, 28.12, Slideshow)

Credits 
code
Pink
gfx
Toxic
Tyshdomos
Pink (design)
music
Pink (4ch ProTracker format)
Info 
Released at The Party 95.

Think Pink (1995, 28.12, Musicdisk)

Credits 
code/music
pink
gfx
Toxic
Bartman
Info 
Released at The Party 95.

Dizneeland 6 (1995, ECS Musicfile)

Dizneeland 7 (1995, 10.07, ECS Musicfile)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Cradle of the Future" by Pink (AON format)
Info 
Released at Somewhere In Holland 95...this can't be right?

DisIsSid III - Getoese (1996, Music File)

Credits 
code/music
Pink
gfx
Cyclone

Blub! (1996, 07.04, 4k Intro)

Credits 
code
Spin
gfx
n/a
music
n/a
Info 
Winner of the Symposium 96 4k intro competition!

Vertigo (1996, 27.04, AGA 4mb HD Multifile)

Credits 
code
Bartman (main)
Spin
gfx
Pink (objects, textures)
Cyclone/Illusion (main)
music
Pink
Info 
6th in the Saturne 96 demo competition.

Little Floove (1996, 27.04, AGA Intro)

Credits 
code
Bartman
gfx/music
Pink (THX Format)
Info 
Winner of the Saturne 96 intro competition!

Extra (1996, 13.07, 40k Intro)

Info 
2nd in The Summer Party 96 40k intro competition.

DOS4GW.EXE (1996, 28.12, 4k Intro)

Credits 
code
Dexter
gfx
none
music
Pink (THX format)
Info 
7th in The Party 96 mixed 4k intro competition.

Damn! (1996, 28.12, 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Azure (!)
Spin
Bartman
gfx
Toxic
music
Pink
Info 
4th in The Party 6 40k intro competition.

Klub Diznee - Listen or Die! (1996, 28.12, Multifile Musicdisk)

Credits 
code
Dexter
gfx
n/a
music
Pink
DRM
Oxide/Sonik Clique
Daiz'l/Mystic
Geir Tjelta (all in THX format)
Info 
Released at The Party 6.

Klub Diznee II - Competition is Gone (1997, .02, AGA Musicfile)

Credits 
code
Pink
gfx
Cyclone
music
various (too many to mention)

X-Files issue #13 (1997, 03.02, AGA Filemag)

Info 
Cooperation with Ethic, see there for review.

Abyss In Neverland (1997, 30.03, 4k Intro)

Info 
2nd in the Mekka Symposium 97 4k intro competition.

Diskobox (1997, 30.03, AGA 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Spin
gfx
Cyclone
music
Pink
Info 
Winner of the Mekka Symposium 97 40k intro competition!

As Time Goes By (1997, 30.05, AGA Intro)

Credits 
code/music
Pink
gfx
Cyclone

Kindergarden '97 Invitation (1997, early to mid, File)

Credits 
code/gfx/music
Pink (music in THX format)
Info 
Invitation to the Kindergarden '97 party.

Klub Diznee 3 (1997, .05, Musicfile)

Klub Diznee #4 - Beverly Hills Cop'ed (1997, 18.09, Musicfile)

Credits 
code
Dexter
gfx
Cyclone (eddie)
Frame/C-Lous (logo)
bartman (art direction)
music
various (THX format)

S.P.A.M. (1997, 31.10, AGA 64k Intro)

Credits 
code/music
Pink (music THX 2.1 format)
gfx
Cyclone, Pink (additional)
Info 
Released for the Saturne 97 intro compeition.

Cruisin (1997, 28.12, AGA 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Dexter
gfx
Devistator (logo)
Pink (3d scene)
music
"Cruisin" by Pink (THX format)
Info 
2nd in The Party 97 40k intro competition!

Rise of the Rabbits 2 (1998, 12.04, 32k game)

Info 
Released for the 32k game competition at Mekka Symposium 98.

Family Business (1998, 12.04, AGA 40k Intro)

Info 
Released for the 40k intro competition at Mekka Symposium 98.

Extra Life (1998, 12.04, AGA Demo)

Info 
Released for the demo competition at Mekka Symposium 98.

Wildlife (1998, 28.12, AGA Demo)

Credits 
code
Pink
Kustom
gfx
Cyclone
Judas
Pink
music
Pink
Moby
Info 
3rd in The Party 98 demo competition.

Cruisin II - Cruisin In (1998, 28.12, 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Dexter
gfx
Wintermute (3d scene)
music
"Wearing the Inside Out" by Pink (AHX format)
Info 
3rd in The Party 98 40k intro competition.

BBS's

  • INTERNATION CHAOS WHQ (usa, mid96)

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