IRIS is an Amiga demo group that was originally based in France (and later mostly in Denmark), and was born in late 1988 with their first release leaked in preview in January 1989. They were also the arrangers of the danish Scene Meeting parties. They recruited the entire Danish division of D-29, which means at least Darkhawk, other names are uncertain. ulrick is the musician of "Explora 3" (Infomedia). Today their undisputed leader is Darkhawk from Denmark. ulrick and ACE (now @lx) are members of FRequency (http://www.frequency.fr).
- Adonis (Henryk K., swap, 01/01)
- Bifrost (gfx, 12/94-09/97)
- Darkhawk (Christian Hviid, mainorg editor swap trade, ex D-29, new 01/94-01)
- Flower (music, 12/94-09/97)
- Nutman (music, 03/97-09/01)
- Ransom (code raytrace, new 09/97-09/01)
- Talpa (code, new 06/96-09/97)
- Dr. Doom (code, ex Darkage, new early01-04/01) (formally Su5hi, and Cupid)
- Junkhead (music, new 06/96-09/97)
- MJ (Helge Brede, editor trade, 09/97)
- Volcryn (Stian Sollie, swap pack, 09/97)
- Xeron(Peter Gordon, code, 05/05)
- Bubba (org code swap, doublememb Clan, late 96-09/97)
- Ced (gfx, 09/97)
- Digger (Tomsz Jankowski, swap, new 09/97)
- Gilo (music, 96-09/97)
- Spirol (code, 09/97)
- Yon (gfx, new early00-09/00)
- Matarazzo (gfx, 04/01)
The people below are no longer members. The line was first drawn from a memberlist published in Eurochart #31 [11/97] then completed by Wiki contributors.
- Bird (Kaare Hansen, org music swap, ex Waldi/Oblivion, 94)
- Chivas (code)
- Daffy (swap)
- Eniac (raytrace music swap trade, ex Opaque, new 06/96)
- Illusion (ex Jewels)
- Sanctum (Tobias, later Depth, 02/94-07/95)
- Bridgeclaw (Henning, gfx, later Gods, 12/93-04/94)
- Chauple (code, new 06/96)
- Coroner (music, 02/94)
- Dr.Deo (raytrace swap sysop, new early 94-02/94)
- Hiace (swap)
- Loop (swap, 02/94)
- Pix (gfx, later Subspace, 04/96)
- Radiance (music, new 06/96)
- Salat (Ken Arve Hole, gfx swap, new early94-02/94)
- Sidewinder (Petter, 02/94)
- Sir Wok (Marius Karlsen, gfx, late95)
- Spacehawk (swap pack 'A Pack of Fun', 02/94)
- Stressball (music, new 06/96)
- Zerox (Frode Hansen, swap pack 'Hit-Pack')
- Ace (code music)
- Amiga (game tester, 1988-)
- Damokles (aka Chris, co-founder, organizer, pr, designer, swap 1988-. Later swap, 02/94)
- Darklord (swap, 1988-)
- D.Traumer (co-founder, code, music, gfx, 1988-)
- Deflector (gfx)
- Goofy (gfx)
- Mandrake (code)
- Ulrick (code music)
- Zorro (code, 1988-)
- Ital (sysop, ex-music?, ex Saints, new 06/96)
- Lard (swap, old handle War, 02/94)
- SoNiK (swap trade)
- Atomic (gfx swap)
- Coz (swap)
- Gigabyte (Jon Johannesen, swap, 02/94)
- BuZz (Jools Wills, code, 05/08/01 to 31/05/07)
- Micky (code)
- Trooper (trade)
- Arrogance (gfx music, 02/94)
- DCG (sysop 'HIDDEN ISLAND')
- Drac (music, 12/94)
- Eagle (music, 02/94)
- Kefner (den? code, 94)
- Mr.Vain (ex Willow)
- Quence (ex Impact)
- Sixpack (ex Tonic, later Gods)
- Zendar (Ricki, code, 02/94)
- Zytrox (code, later Gods, 02/94)
- Iris was co-founded at the end of the year by Damokles (Chris, organizer) and D.Traumer (gfx, music, code), with original members Zorro (code), Darklord (swap) and Amiga (game tester), all based in France.
- The name IRIS was itself an acronym for Illi Recentes ImperatoreS.
- Their first demo, 3 Z Demo, was leaked/distributed in preview on the 17th of January, which made them more widely known on the scene. For a short time in April/May, they were one of the subsidiaries/subsections of The Brainstormers, before they preferred to be independent.
- The group continued recruiting mainly in France and Denmark. This year they released at least four demos, a music disk, and several intros.
- More intros/demos/packs were released, in continuity of a long series for the Amiga, which ended much much later, at least in 2008.
- Digital Master left early 92.
- News in Eurochart #22 [11/93] that Bridgeclaw left to join Shamrock were probably untrue.
- The entire Danish division of D-29 joined Iris in january. This was at least Darkhawk, other names are uncertain. Dazl joined Investation early in the year.
- Swappers Sir Maxin (Svein H. Orjansen, swap, late95) and Peace (ger, 95) were kicked due to the bad contact with the other members in june. Also in june, Radix was kicked because of inactivity and Speed left to be independent.
- Baltic swapper Miko 63 (Michael Arvantis) was kicked because of a lack of contact. "World of Chips #4" [02/97], "World of Chips #5" [03/97], "Deep Bass Nine BBSTro" [03/97] was released. April saw the release of "Avatar #5" [04/97]. Danish sysop Azlan closed his board and left the scene. Danish swapper Adonis was kicked due to inactivity, but later returned to the group. Sticky joined with his board 'ORGANIZED CONFUSION', but was kicked again after a short while. Pudding was kicked due to inactivity. German musician Dascon regained scene inspiration, and after a short stay in Iris, he rejoined his old group Essence late in the year. "Delaytro" [10/97] was released to tell the world of the delay to their proposed party Scene Meeting 97, which is now to be held in february of 98. The intro also announced Ransom as a new member.
- Early in the year Cupid (code) joined from Darkage, Yon (gfx) joined while danish coder Hastur (96-) decided to leave the scene. Ransom's debut demo as a coder (he joined as a raytracer) "Abecedarian" [11/00] was released at TRSAC 00.5, where it finished 2nd in the competition.
- Just before the group travelled to the Mekka Symposium party in germany in april, three central members sadly decided to leave the group and the scene. Danes Bandy (gfx, 96-), Judas and finally veteran Tricktrax (code music) all left. The group released the demo "Light" [04/01] at MS, announcing the departure of the three, and also announced they were recruiting graphicians. Shortly after, graphician SuperK joined from Darkage. In may, English coder BuZz (webmaster at http://www.exotica.org.uk) joined. Yon's slideshow "The Puppets" [09/01] (ransom/yon/nutman) was released in september.
- Norwegian swapper mJ left to join Massive.
- German graphicians Gfx-Twins joined Platin.
- Norwegian musician P.O.W (07/95) was later in Sunshine Productions.
- Swedish Shock left to join Vision.
- English swapper Overdose joined Delicious.
- Jef and Yoga left to join Outlaws.
- Vigo and Ghost joined Agnostic Front.
- German Can (ex Motion) joined Sceptic.
- Norwegian swapper Cedric joined Flash Productions.
- Zorro, Marco, Steel Hertz and Necrophagia got kicked.
- See IRIS/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.
3 Z Demo preview by Iris (1989, 17 January, OCS Demo)
- D. Traumer
- D. Traumer
- This was their very first demo, leaked/distributed as a preview. It helped announce the group's existence, and was the first of a long series.
Contactro Intro by Iris + Oblivion (1994, early, ECS Intro)
Exposure (1996, autumn, Slideshow)
Delaytro (1997, .10, AGA File)
- Ransom (objects)
Miracle #2 (Chartmag)
- Their "Delaytro" explained how this would be released late 12/97 or early 02/98.
In fact, it was never released.
Scene Meeting 98 InvIntro 1.1 (1998, .01, AGA File)
Dansktop (1998, AGA Musicdisk)
- Darkhawk (design)
I-Surf (1999, Demo)
- Note: I'm not sure, but I'm guessing this is their The Party entry, which was not named in the results.
Abecedarian (2000, 04.11, Demo)
- 2nd in the TRSAC 00.5 demo competition.
Light (2001, 15.04, Demo)
- "Close Encounters" (main) by Nutman
- "Skubidubab" by TrickTrax (end)
- 13th in the Mekka Symposium 2001 demo competition.
The Puppets (2001, 15.09, AGA HD Multifile Slideshow)
- BLACK PLANET
Music in the UnExoticA collection
The following demos in the UnExoticA collection were created by IRIS.
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