THE ATARI ST AND THE CREATIVE PEOPLE VOL. 3


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Volume 3 will be available in August 2019. Pre-orders only here at Microzeit ...

1994–2000: RETURN OF THE BORDERS. In the virtual realm of high-tech pixel worlds. The story of an underground digital scene on the threshold of profession, caught in the maelstrom of a chip industry.

  • Hardback Edition, offset printing, thread sewn binding
  • 230 × 170 mm Landscape format (12" Atari screen)
  • 399 pages with Atari- and demoscene history
  • 135g / m² matt coated paper
  • Extra fine raster print, vivid colours
  • Surface sealing, varnished pages
  • Atari Falcon demoscene in detail
  • The Last Days of Atari Corp. 
  • Eclipse Software on the Atari Jaguar
  • Homebrew games of the 90s 


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EARLY BIRD BOOKS AND BUNDLES


Early Bird Book – The Atari ST and the Creative People vol. 3

 

Items included: Bookmark, Vol. 3 Hardback Book.

 

Memories of Makers from Synergy, Pixel Twins, New Beat, The Independent, Cream, Mind Design, T.O.Y.S., Inter Development, DNT-Crew, Aura, Animal Mine, ACF Design Team, Reservoir Gods, Sector One, Running Design Team/Stax, Mystic Bytes, Checkpoint, Anatomica, PHF, Holocaust, No Limit Coding, The Sirius Cybernetics Corp., Avena, The Naughty Bytes, Exa, Hemoroids, and many more ...

 

RETURN OF THE BORDERS goes back in time when “64-bit” is the irresistible promise to a digital future. Home computers, however, were left on the sidetrack. Are the creatives ready to invest again in Atari’s future? The 3rd tome plunges right into the darkest era of the Atari Corporation. The scene is fractured and looking for its niche in the already dead 32-bit market. 

 

Limited Hardback Edition
39,90 €

35,00 €

  • 1,4 kg
  • Pre-order (delivery expected in August 2019)

Connoisseur Bundle 1 – The Atari ST and the Creative People vol. 3

 

Items included: Vol. 3 Hardback Book, Microzeit Magnifier, Anthology coaster (2), Silver Bomb (bottle opener), Bookmark Chrome Edition (3).

 

Memories of Makers from Synergy, Pixel Twins, New Beat, The Independent, Cream, Mind Design, T.O.Y.S., Inter Development, DNT-Crew, Aura, Animal Mine, ACF Design Team, Reservoir Gods, Sector One, Running Design Team/Stax, Mystic Bytes, Checkpoint, Anatomica, PHF, Holocaust, No Limit Coding, The Sirius Cybernetics Corp., Avena, The Naughty Bytes, Exa, Hemoroids, and many more ...

 

RETURN OF THE BORDERS goes back in time when “64-bit” is the irresistible promise to a digital future. Home computers, however, were left on the sidetrack. Are the creatives ready to invest again in Atari’s future? The 3rd tome plunges right into the darkest era of the Atari Corporation. The scene is fractured and looking for its niche in the already dead 32-bit market. 

  

Limited Hardback Edition
60,00 €

49,00 €

  • 1,6 kg
  • Pre-order (delivery expected in August 2019)

Connoisseur Bundle 2 – The Atari ST and the Creative People vol. 3

 

Items included: Vol. 3 Hardback Book, Microzeit Magnifier, Anthology coaster (2), Golden Bee (bottle opener), Bookmark Chrome Edition (3).

 

Memories of Makers from Synergy, Pixel Twins, New Beat, The Independent, Cream, Mind Design, T.O.Y.S., Inter Development, DNT-Crew, Aura, Animal Mine, ACF Design Team, Reservoir Gods, Sector One, Running Design Team/Stax, Mystic Bytes, Checkpoint, Anatomica, PHF, Holocaust, No Limit Coding, The Sirius Cybernetics Corp., Avena, The Naughty Bytes, Exa, Hemoroids, and many more ...

 

RETURN OF THE BORDERS goes back in time when “64-bit” is the irresistible promise to a digital future. Home computers, however, were left on the sidetrack. Are the creatives ready to invest again in Atari’s future? The 3rd tome plunges right into the darkest era of the Atari Corporation. The scene is fractured and looking for its niche in the already dead 32-bit market. 

  

Limited Hardback Edition
60,00 €

49,00 €

  • 1,6 kg
  • Pre-order (delivery expected in August 2019)

Connoisseur Bundle 3 – The Atari ST and the Creative People vol. 3

 

Items included: Vol. 3 Hardback Book, Microzeit Magnifier, Anthology sticker, Anthology coaster (2), Golden Bee (bottle opener), Silver Bomb (bottle opener), Bookmark Chrome Edition (3).

 

Memories of Makers from Synergy, Pixel Twins, New Beat, The Independent, Cream, Mind Design, T.O.Y.S., Inter Development, DNT-Crew, Aura, Animal Mine, ACF Design Team, Reservoir Gods, Sector One, Running Design Team/Stax, Mystic Bytes, Checkpoint, Anatomica, PHF, Holocaust, No Limit Coding, The Sirius Cybernetics Corp., Avena, The Naughty Bytes, Exa, Hemoroids, and many more ...

 

RETURN OF THE BORDERS goes back in time when “64-bit” is the irresistible promise to a digital future. Home computers, however, were left on the sidetrack. Are the creatives ready to invest again in Atari’s future? The 3rd tome plunges right into the darkest era of the Atari Corporation. The scene is fractured and looking for its niche in the already dead 32-bit market. 

  

Limited Hardback Edition
70,00 €

59,00 €

  • 1,6 kg
  • Pre-order (delivery expected in August 2019)

Connoisseur Trilogy – The Atari ST and the Creative People vol. 3

 

Items included: Vol. 1–3 Hardback Books, Microzeit Magnifier, Anthology coaster (2), Silver Bomb (bottle opener), Golden Bee (bottle opener), Bookmark Chrome Edition (3).

 

>> Volume 1+2 will be shipped immediately!

 

Memories of Makers from Synergy, Pixel Twins, New Beat, The Independent, Cream, Mind Design, T.O.Y.S., Inter Development, DNT-Crew, Aura, Animal Mine, ACF Design Team, Reservoir Gods, Sector One, Running Design Team/Stax, Mystic Bytes, Checkpoint, Anatomica, PHF, Holocaust, No Limit Coding, The Sirius Cybernetics Corp., Avena, The Naughty Bytes, Exa, Hemoroids, and many more ...

 

RETURN OF THE BORDERS goes back in time when “64-bit” is the irresistible promise to a digital future. Home computers, however, were left on the sidetrack. Are the creatives ready to invest again in Atari’s future? The 3rd tome plunges right into the darkest era of the Atari Corporation. The scene is fractured and looking for its niche in the already dead 32-bit market. 

  

Volume 1–3: Limited Hardback Edition
137,00 €

105,00 €

  • 4 kg
  • Pre-order (delivery expected in August 2019)

A BRIEF view into THE STORY


There is a new spirit of optimism in Silicon Valley... with the Jaguar console Atari feels invincible again. This not only attracts underground machine language experts, but many software houses also believe in a new beginning in Sunnyvale.

 

Against the superiority of Nintendo and Sega, however, the fight seems hopeless. While the demoscene sticks to the Atari Falcon, small ST/E programming teams mobilize their 68000 expertise for the ever faster games market. 

 

Eclipse Software orientates itself towards the US to shape the 64-bit market more aggressively while the former Thalion team gathers for another role-playing epic in North Rhine-Westphalia. The experience of the demoscene holds the creative people together, the conspiracy continues. Learn more about the unstable years of the late ’90s and their 68000 development teams, evolved from the Atari ST scene to survive this new digital age, even on CD-ROM.

 

Atari Falcon and Amiga 1200 fight for the attention of a dying home computing community. Against an overwhelming mass of DOS-compatible computers. It is a clash of all computer scenes and the awakening of a growing scene community. While DSP and 32-bit seem to be magical, the last word of 16-bit is not yet spoken. From now on, computer clubs take over the organization of computer fairs and homebrew developers work on missing software and even a new generation of TOS-compatible computers.


In the middle of the 90’s the signs changed for the young professionals. Were the longstanding efforts of the ST demoscene in vain?