Melon Dezign (group)

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Melon Dezign (1992-)

Melon Dezign is an Amiga demo group.

Members

Denmark
Bannasoft (code, ex Falcons, new early 92-95),
Paleface (founder, ex Quartex, 92-94),
Seen (Henrik Lund Mikkelsen, founder gfx, ex Quartex, 06/92-95)
France
Audiomonster (Raphael Gesqua, music, ex The Silents, 06/92-94)
Hof (gfx, ex Movement, 92-94)
Mack (Hamidi Amar, gfx, ex Scoopex, 92-95)
Motif (code, ex Alliance Design, 92)
Schmoovy-Schmoov (Sebastien Atoch, code music, ex Reverse/Digital, 11/93-04/94)
Walt (Brance Christophe, gfx, ex Alliance Design, 04/92-95)
Norway
Benjamin (code, ex Scoopex, 05/95)
Heatseeker (Ivar Just Olsen, code, 95)
Jason (Kim M. Jensen, music, 95-04/96)
Vegard! (Vegard Wolf Dyvik, music, ex Balance and Scoopex, 05/95)
Ooops!
Alex (A.Garnier, gfx) and Nam (P.De Belen, code, both ex Movement, new late94-95)

Group History

Melon Dezign was formed by Paleface and Seen after they left Quartex, as a demo and intro subgroup of the cracking crew Crystal. They eventually left their mothergroup Crystal to exist on their own, but I believe the game development company Lionheart consists of Melon Dezign members. They've produced an amazing array of crackintros over the years, most of them for Crystal, but also for a.o. Ministry.

1992

Hitman was kicked due to laziness early 92. In December, the French members (at least Performer and Walt) went to The Party with a brand new trackdisk demo... But after talking to Lone Starr/Spaceballs and seeing "State of the Art" Performer decided not to release it...and the demo was lost forever =( This story was related to me by Performer, so it's definitely true.

1994

Late in the year, Performer and Walt released the short demo "Booo II" with the aid of Joachim (gfx) and Travolta (music) from the Norwegian section.

  • Danes Slammer (code, new early 93), Xience (gfx, new early 93) and Solnova (gfx, all ex Anarchy) joined the new Rednex.
  • Danish musician Hithansen, who originally joined from Rednex, left them for the NEW Rednex!
  • French coder Performer (Renaud Lerouvreur, ex Anarchy, 04/92-94) left the Amiga scene for the PC. I've seen his cool intro "Red" for Razor 1911 on the PC, which he made with Zebig and TDK; other Amiga abandonnees. He left behind some great demos for Melon, most notably "Humantarget" [04/92].
  • English musician Mark Knight (formerly known under the handle TDK; The Dark Knight, ex Anthrox) left the scene after securing a job in the game industry at Mindscape. He is working as in-house musician at Electronic Arts. His work can be heard in games like Battletoads (amiga), Sim City 2000 (amiga), Mario's Time Machine (super nintendo), Wing Commander, Liberation, Out to Lunch, Dragonlore (pc), Dungeon Keeper 2 (pc), Duke Nukem (ps1) and Shox (ps2). He has a website at www.madfiddler.co.uk.
    Sorry for including them all Mark... ;)

Releases

See Melon Dezign (group)/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Crack Intro (1990, ECS Intro)

Credits 
code
Bannasoft/Falcons
gfx
Seen
music
Tronic

Crystal Intro Incredible (1991, ECS Intro)

Credits 
code
Paleface
gfx
Seen
music
TDK/Anthrox (NoisePacker 3 format)

The Party Invitation Intro (1991, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Paleface
gfx
Seen
music
Banana/TEK (NoisePacker 3 format).

Ministry Cracktro 1 (1992? ECS Intro)

Credits 
code
Motif/Melon Dezign
gfx
none
music
"Matkamies" by Heatbeat/Carillon (ProTracker MOD format)

Bomb (1992, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Performer
gfx
Hof (logo)
Seen (font)
Walt (design)
music
-Ripped- from the game Magic Pockets

Humantarget (1992, 18.04, ECS Trackmo)

Credits 
code
Performer
gfx
Walt
music
Static/Rebels.
Info
Released at the Eastern Conference '92.

Bodil (1992, mid?, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Bannasoft
gfx
Seen
music
Audiomonster

Info Freako (1992, mid?, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Bannasoft
gfx
Seen
music
Audiomonster
Info
Invitation intro for The Party '92.

S.O.S. (1992, 29.06, ECS Disk)

Credits 
code
Bannasoft
gfx
Seen
music
Audiomonster
Info
5th in the Hurricane and Brutal Summer Party '92 demo competition.

Anniversary (1992, .10, ECS Intro)

Credits 
code
Performer
gfx
Walt
music
TDK/Anthrox

Prism (1992, late, ECS Trackloaded Slideshow)

Credits 
code
Performer
gfx
Mack
music
DeLorean

The Tetris Intro (1992, 28.12, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Bannasoft
gfx
Seen
music
Mark "TDK" Knight
Info
Winner of The Party '92 40k intro competition!

Booo (1993, early, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Performer
gfx
Walt
music
Uncle Tom
Heatbeat

How to Skin a Cat (1993, 29.05, ECS Trackmo)

Credits 
code
Slammer
gfx
Solnova
Mack
music
Nuke/Lemon.
Info
3rd in the TCC93 demo competition.

680xx Convention Intro (1993, 02.08, Intro)

Info
Released at the 680xx Convention 1993.

The Romantic Demo (1993, 10.08, ECS Trackmo)

Credits 
code/music
Bannasoft
gfx
Hof
Mack
Walt
Info
3rd in the Assembly '93 demo competition.
GLE tested A1200/020-14/2mb chip/3.0.

Crayon Shinchan (1993, .11, ECS Trackmo)

Credits 
code
Schmoovy-Schmoov
gfx
Walt
music
Audiomonster

Mind Expanding (1993, 28.12, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Schmoovy-Schmoov
gfx^music
Walt
Info
23rd in The Party '93 demo competition.
In order to run it on the A500, I had to decrunch the executable first in order to have enough memory.
GLE tested A500 /000-7 /½mb chip, ½mb fast/2.04.

Where Is My Conscience? (1994, 24.04, ECS 64k Intro)

Credits 
code
Schmoovy-Schmoov
gfx
Walt
music
Ukulele
Info
2nd in the Saturne Party 94 64k intro competition.

Acidtrip (1994, 24.04, ECS File)

Info
10th in the Saturne Party 94 demo competition.

The Birthday Party Invitation (1994, mid, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Bannasoft
gfx
Seen
Walt
music
"Nintendo" by Heatbeat
Info
Invitation to Melon Dezign - The Birthday Party.

Booo II (1994, late, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Performer
gfx
Walt
Joachim (endpic)
music
"Booo 2", "Rune Went Mad" and "Joachim.Uff" by Travolta (Tracker Packer 3 format)

Imaginary Demo (1994, late)

She's Never Been Loved (1994, late)

Jack (1994, late)

Ninja (1994, 28.12, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Ivar 'Heatseeker'
gfx
Joachim
music
Jason
Info
7th in The Party '94 demo competition.
A follow-up, Ninja II, was later released on the PC in cooperation between Melon and Scoop.

Planet M (1995, .07, AGA Trackmo)

Credits 
code/gfx
Nam & Alex
music
Groo
Info
Winner of the Somewhere In Holland '95 demo competition!

Baygon (1995, .07, Trackmo)

Credits 
code
Bannasoft
gfx
Walt
music
-sampled-
Info
2nd in the Somewhere In Holland '95 competition.

Melkedemo (1996)

Info
Competed at Kindergarten 6 demo competition.