Giants

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Giants (GTS)

Giants is an Amiga demo group.

Members

Current

Sweden
Hawk (Niklas Jonsson, mainorg code swap, Triplememb Ambrosia and Darkage 97, 12/96-02/98)
Iz (ex Beatless, new late95)
Keldon (Kenneth Fajkowski, swap edit, 12/96)
Leprechaun (Anders Linqvist, swap, ex Beatless, new late95)
McPudel (gfx, ex Beatless, new late95)
Note (Stefan Karlsson, swap, ex Beatless, new late95)
Rooster (swap, late95)
Xargion (code)
Norway
Mr.X (code, doublememb Instinct [details], 11/97)
Two-Bit (gfx music)
Wiseguy (sysop 'OUTER SPACE' EHQ)
Woober (code music sysop 'ETERNITY' WHQ)
Zack (gfx swap)
Finland
Avenger (org swap, 95)
Unknown
Orhan (old handle Firelord)
Spot (ex Duplo, new late95)

Group History

I always found the Giants slogan 'Giants - We Are Huge' to be rather amusing... News way back in Generation #6 claiming all members had joined Interactive in Germany are probably untrue...except if they all moved to Germany and joined up :) Hawk and one other coder (real name Fredrik Schultz) are the authors of the NES emulator A/NES. Some news said that NEO Norway joined. Any info on who this involves? Their old homepage, http://hem.passagen.se/giants/giants.html, appears to have gone down.

1994
Crusader released his second ascii colly "Seven Wayz" in August.
1996
The Swedish twins Candyman and Crusader (doublememb Epsilon Design) both joined Session in June. A 4k intro was their only competition entry at The Party 96, but they also released the first issue of their chartmag "NightTrain" at this party.
1997
ROM #9 reported that Wizard had stepped down as main organizer, and handed the job over to Hawk. The coder, graphician and musician (04/96-) joined Digital Corruption later in the year.
  • Coder Sublet joined Planet Jazz 97.
  • Norwegian raytracer and swapper Thrym (09/96) terminated his membership to be in Massive only 97.
  • After a big cleanup in 97, Bon (nor R. Nyheim, org swap pack, 12/96), Malakai, Fugazi (swe Robin Forsberg, swap, ex Beatless, new late95), Dwangi (Christian Johansson, swe swap, late 96), Groover, Tyneo (nor gfx), Sway and D-Coy (swe org music) were all asked to leave the group. The reason was inactivity, and failing to keep in touch with the rest of the group.
  • Elusive (ex Yodel) left to help form New Age a few days before Remedy 95.
  • Numen and Speed Devil left for X 06/96.
  • Norwegian Crack left the scene 06/96.
  • Norwegian musician Cope joined Apathy 06/96.
  • Ali joined Interactive.
  • Norwegian Shorty joined Network.

Releases

See Giants/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Megademo (1990, .06, ECS Megademo)

Fade To Black (1996, 05.04, 4k Intro)

Credits 
Code
Wizard
Info
6th in The Gathering '96 4k intro competition.

Free Entrance (1996, 26.05, Demo)

Info
6th in the Icing '96 demo competition.

4Kb (1996, 28.12, AGA ?MB 4k Intro)

Credits 
code
Orbit (main)
Wizard
gfx
Orbit
music
Wizard
Info
9th in The Party 96 4k intro competition.

NightTrain #1 (1996, 28.12, Chartmag)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
n/a
editor

Keldon

Info
Released at The Party 96.