Spaceballs - the trilogy
The past and the Genesi.
All began in the far 1989, while the amiga scene was rising toward his best
years, a teenager with his amiga decided to spend his efforts to start the
genesi of one of the major groups that signed the history of the scene.
After several internal mystical conflicts a name for the group was decided!
SPACEBALLS from Mel Brooks parody and due the fact that he was the only
member he choose for him self the name of : Dark Helmet!.
The second to follow was a young boy, a 15 years old child. The one! The
coder that was able to " marvel " the mass of sceners and consacrated
himself for several years to hang up high in the charts.... he was: "Lone
Starr" author of production like Spasmolytic or 9 Fingers. Later-on
followed other people all from the same city Halden,these one's were all
well known people like : Major Asshole, Yoghurt, President Screw, Vinnie.
The Success & the Crackdown
The debut was signed in 1990. They presented one of their first work,
Spasmolytic, at a Cryptoburners party, the Porsgrunn party held
in summer 1991. The people were really impressed by Lone Starr's coding
abilties, at least for a 15 year old child able to make an own 3d vector
engine faster than many other older coders, but part of the work was also
done by the other elements such as Vinnie and Major Asshole.Important to
note is that the group was quite completely without any graphician, and
this was really not a problem for them, as their coding abilities were
really great, something that today coder would learn about. Anyway now
Spaceballs were under the reflectors.
The second act was presented at The Gathering in Lillestrom with
Wayfarer,which ranked the 1st position.
From this moment , for the mighty crew was all a climax, with releases
like, State of the Art 1st place at The Party II in 1992, Nine Fingers at
the Party III in 1993,Mobile Destination Unknown 3rd at The Gathering
II, The Last Finger 2nd place at The Gathering 95.
Now they were dueling for the 1rst position with groups like kefrens,
Sanity,Andromeda,Anarchy and the very first Lemon. and others...
Sceners started to look forward to them and many great people thought to
leave their groups in favour of Spaceballs, Danny, SuperNao (Nao), Facet
Lizard.. And now after reaching this high point follows an incredible and
unexpected fall-down.Thanks to their abilities all the coders were involved
into commercial projects with a result of a long inactivity period all
other major members left them.
The Rebirth and The future
After a long period of absence breaked by some silent releases from the
only left coder, SLUMMY, one of the old members YOGHURT decided to
re-organize and bring back in full effect the crew, in early 1997.
The new member list followed in this way: Boo, Duckhunter, Hardfire,
Kingpin, Major Asshole, Loverbee, Psalt, Readme, Sator, Scott, Slummy,
Thor, Useless, Vinnie, Wipe, Yoghurt and Zack.
While the old glory members like Dark Helmet, Lone Starr, Lord Helmet and
President Screw were prohibited to contribute due to other activities (work,
school) but were still members. But to tell the truth most of these other people
sold their amiga but still contributes using a PC making mods and
graphics. But Spaceballs still remains an AMIGA demoscene group only.
On the other hand there are members like Lone Starr , Dark Helmet and
Presidend Screw that have no time to donate to the scene , while working
for game companies (Innerloop), and making only happy some gamers.
In late 1997, they have gained new coders, and these guys were into the odiern
developpement and they contributed with the required assets needed to
match the odiern trends , but they were to merge the old 'funny'
style with odiern techniques and with some touches of innovation.
Yoghurt, in 1997, asked in 1997 by an demoscene magazine to tell how he thought
it was possible to revoluzionize the current demo making? and he replied
"I think the key is in organizing and communication.. I have come up with a total
new style of organizing.. This is a secret until later.. but I guess it's more related
to a company/firm than to a demogroup... but I think this will work well..
Other than this I guess we just have to have fun.. there is no gain in
making people do things.. The cooperation between coders, musicians and
graphic artists is all!
The old.. I send you a module, I send you a picture.. I put this together
and release it method is way out...!"
1998 and above all were years full of releases by Spaceballs, in particular of
intros and a few demos, which toped the intros compos of various partys...
Thanks to KaosMaster oF Darkage for writing the SPACEBALLS history in 1997