Group

NeXT

(atari)

NeXT was the name of a demo group that was active on Atari ST from 1989 to 1992. There is absolutely no relation with the name NeXT corresponding to the computer created by Steve Jobs.

NeXT created a large number of productions: some demo screens were guest entries in other groups demos, the well known 'Charts' were released in the Floppy Disc Magazine Maggie, and some productions were real independent demos.

The Charts. The whole concept of The Charts was an idea of Zae who wanted the group to become well-known very fast. His idea was simple: The English group The Lost Boys was in the process of creating the first issue of what will become one of the most successful disk magazines on Atari: Maggie. Considering that The Lost Boys were one of the most talented active groups, it was probably a good idea to "jump the bandwagon", and participate in the creation of this disk magazine; doing the charts was a simple way to achieve this goal.

Six charts were produced in total, but they can hardly be linked to individual issues of Maggie: Production delays were extremely fluctuant on NeXT side, due first to the fact that the group was spread all around France, exchanging data using floppies sent my mail, and second because NeXT had to communicate with The Lost Boys over the channel also using postal mail.

In 1991 a demo called The Official 1990 Charts Compilation was released, containing an entirely repackaged version of all Charts demo screens and additional material, including a teaser screen of the Phaleon Giga Demo.

The Phaleon Giga Demo was probably one of the demos with the longest development process in the Atari ST demo history. It was originally started by The Replicants in 1989, and was supposed to include many demoscreens by their friends of The Union. Unfortunately for various reasons they failed to finish it, and decided to abandon the project in 1990. NeXT decided to give a try, and collected all the assets that had been produced so far. This included logos, demo screens, and a half finished main menu. Considering the state of the project, it was decided to keep only the name, some graphics, and the finished demo screens: Everything else was written from scratch.

After two additional years of work, and despite the drawbacks (some groups decided not to wait and released their intros earlier) the demo was finally finished and released, even managing to get some attention from the media.

Even though the quality of the whole demo suffered from the fact, that some of its content was nearly three years old, the Phaleon Giga Demo managed to remain in the collections of classic Atari ST demos, because it managed to somewhat push the envelope.

It was the first demo on the Atari ST to require four floppy discs (hence the Giga in the name instead of more common Mega, which was used to distinguish the two floppy disc demos from single disc ones).

It contained four different selection menus (an Amiga-like trackloader, a simple list selector, a Dungeon Master-clone and a Shadow of the Beast-clone).

It was one of the first demos that tried to exploit the Atari STE, (all palettes are compatible with the enhanced color palette, all soundtracks are enhanced on the STE), including the Illusion STE screen (still considered today as a landmark in the STE intro history).

In addition to The Charts and the Phaleon Giga Demo, a number of single demo screens have been made as guest participation to some other group mega-demos:

-Syntax Terror by Delta Force, 1990
-NTM Mega demo by Zuul, 1991
-European Demos by Overlanders, 1991

Even if the group does not exist anymore these days, sometimes some old relics are unearthed.

Productions

Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT and The Replicants Jan 2017
Atari ST/E - Demo
NeXT Jul 2008
Oric - 40k Intro
Defence Force and NeXT Dec 2000
Windows - Demo
NeXT Jul 1999
Oric - Intro
NeXT Apr 1997
Atari Falcon - Tool
NeXT Feb 1996
Atari Falcon - Tool
NeXT Dec 1994
Atari Falcon - Tool
Cat Development and NeXT Dec 1994
Atari Falcon - Tool
NeXT Dec 1993
Atari ST/E - Demo
NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Demo
NeXT May 1992
NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Game
NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Slideshow
NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Demo
NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Demo
NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Demo
NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT Mar 1992
NTM Megademo - Other (Guest-Screen)
Atari ST/E - Demo
Zuul 1992
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT and Theu Tétard Zauftware Production 1992
Atari ST/E - Intro
Expose Software and NeXT Oct 1991
Atari ST/E - Intro
Expose Software and NeXT Oct 1991
Atari ST/E - Demo
Funvision and NeXT Aug 1991
Atari ST/E - Pack
NeXT Mar 1991
Atari ST/E - Cracktro
NeXT and The Replicants Feb 1991
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT 1991
Atari ST/E - Pack
NeXT 1991
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT 1991
Atari ST/E - Game
NeXT 1991
Atari ST/E - Demo
NeXT and Theu Tétard Zauftware Production 1991
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT 1991
Atari ST/E - Demo
NeXT Dec 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT Dec 1990
Maggie 04 - Code (Intro)
Maggie Team and The Lost Boys Dec 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT Dec 1990
Maggie Team and NeXT and The Lost Boys Nov 1990
Maggie Team and NeXT and The Lost Boys Jul 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT Jul 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT Jun 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT May 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT May 1990
Atari ST/E - Demo
NeXT Apr 1990
Atari ST/E - Cracktro
NeXT and ST Amigos and The Masters and The Replicants 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT 1990
Paper - Invitation
NeXT and Replicants 1990
Atari ST/E - Cracktro
Delight and NeXT 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
NeXT 1990

Member productions

Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Pulsar / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Tracked Music
FFT / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Tracked Music
Chromix / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari Falcon - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Tracked Music
FFT / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari Falcon - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Chromix / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Chromix / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Chromix / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Chromix / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Chromix / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Chromix / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Chromix / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Chromix / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT May 1992
Tracked Music
Chromix / NeXT May 1992
Tracked Music
FFT / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
FFT / NeXT May 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
FFT / NeXT May 1992
Tracked Music
FFT / NeXT May 1992
Tracked Music
Chromix / NeXT 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT 1992
Tracked Music
FFT / NeXT 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT 1992
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT 1992
Tracked Music
FFT / NeXT 1991
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Atari ST/E - Demo
Lem / NeXT Dec 1990
Atari ST/E - Music
LAP / NeXT May 1990
Atari ST/E - Graphics
Dbug / NeXT 1988

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