Beyond The Borders – The Atari ST and the Creative People vol. 2

1991–1993: The beginning of the end of a digital era. The Golden Years of underground culture. The demoscene grows steadily and discovers a variety of new techniques to overcome the limits of Atari’s 16/32-bit systems – with an upcoming profession in mind. 


  • Hardback Edition, Offset printing, Thread sewn binding
  • Magic Chrome Bookmarks, set of three shiny bookmarks
  • 230 × 170 mm Landscape format (12" Atari screen)
  • 432 pages packed by Atari- and Demoscene history
  • 135g/m² matt coated paper
  • Extra fine raster print with vivid colours
  • Multi-page specials with over 500 screens, more than 80 demos exposed
  • Demopartys in focus, experience the underground
  • Hundreds of historical plates with adverts, photographs of developers, etc...
  • Double sided illustrations and compositings
  • Features / Flashbacks deliver sidekicks and behind-the-scene facts
  • Popculture integrated: influencial music, movies and inspiring artists 
  • Thalion classics with press analysis
  • Eclipse classics with press analysis 
  • 39 Interviews on more than 50 pages
  • Fantastic art gallery with the cream of the crop of pixel art   


With an afterword by Erik Simon, co-founder of Thalion. The long-time game-developer does look back on his time with Wilfried Carmincke. 


Many new insights about Eclipse Software Design from founder Marc Rosocha. The video game pioneer has added many unknown details to the story. Rosocha also gives an insight into his first encounter with the Atari Corporation when he worked on games for the new Atari Falcon. 


The game industry is changing and Japanese consoles overtake the market by storm. The Manga style infects European artists. IBM PC’s are gaining more attention. Philips CD-ROM promises to be the storage media of the future, while Commodore stays a tough opponent. Atari tries to rescue its market share by introducing the Falcon and the Mega STE, yet striving back to the console market with the first 64-bit console. Thalion experience an internal division and must face their origin. Most European game publishers turn their backs to the ST. Former sceners won’t give up so fast, instead they are even heading to new horizons. The experienced ST demo coders try their hands on the Amiga- and PC market. Only one last thing has to be given to the test: are the crackers responsible for the overall sales decline? 


Memories of Makers from Unlimited Matricks (ULM), SYNC, Electronic Images (EI), Torment, Legacy, NeXT, Oxygène, Hemoroids, ST Connexion, Diamond Design, Overlanders, Dune, MJJ Prod, Aggression, Chronicle, Hotline, Replicants, Medway Boys, Delta Force, ACF Design Team, Animal Mine, Stax, Newline, New Power Generation (NPG), Black Monolith Team (BMT), Disk Busters Association (DBA), the Maggie-Team and many more ...


With Alexander de Vries (Bonus), Chris Holland (CiH), Richard Spowart (Felice), Sietse Postma (Slimer), Angelo Bod (Lowlife), Arnaud Carré (Leonard), Bengt Sjölén (Redhead), Benjamin Gerard (Ben), Bleick Bleicken (McFly), Christophe Balestra (Oxbab), Fabrice Odero (Fury), Felix Brandt (Flix), Georges Kesseler (Gunstick), Guillaume Le Pennec (Dogue de Mauve), Gunnar Gaubatz (Big Alec), Jan Achrenius (Xenit), Jean-Sébastien Gerard (Jess), Jens Rudberg (Abel), Jesper Rudberg (Kasper), Jurie Horneman (Relayer, Thalion), Kiia Kallio (Lancelot), Klaus Berg (Vantage), Marc Rosocha (Eclipse), Michel Savariradjalou (Mic), Mickaël Pointier (Dbug), Sébastien Molines (Bigfoot), Stefan Guath (Icaruz), Sven Bauer (Jora), Tilmann Bubeck (Chaos Inc.), Vesa Pellinen (Crawdaddy), Wolf Groß (Jacky), Laurent Fargues (Jace), Nic Alderton (Count Zero), Markus Velten (M.C.), David Newman (Rhino) ...


Demo classics: Anomaly Megademo, Dark Side of the Spoon, Decade Demo, Eat my Bollocks, Flip-O-Demo, Froggies Over The Fence, O-Demo, Ooh Crikey Wot A Scorcher, Phaelon GigaDemo, Punish Your Machine, and many more ... 


Thalion/Eclipse games: Lethal Xcess, Monster Business, Stone Age, Trex Warrior, No Second Prize, AmberstarLionheart, Ambermoon, Airbus A320 ... 


BEYOND THE BORDERS goes beyond – in every aspect. This volume not only presents some of the best artistic works on Atari’s 16-bit computers, but also gives the readers a chance to experience the downfall of the home computer industry from an Atari perspective. Volume 2 is a comprehensive tome, packed with unforgettable Atari ST/E demos, unbelievable last-minute-achievements, underground background stories and features. 


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relive the digital spirit of the 90s ...

demopartys & hacking

atari messe reports

atari machines in sales

games with scene dna

technology vs. Economy


A true pixel adventure