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Where are they now?

Post by Nev (Orbital Software) »

I was thinking about this the other day. There were some absolutely awesome coders, artists & composers(both chip & .MOD) back at the peek of the scene(89-93), but what ever became of these people? Do the top coders of yesteryear still code in someway, are the composers still composing and are the artists painting beautiful pixels somewhere?

There are a lot of people, but does anyone actually know what any of them are doing now?

I know Leonard & Gunstick are still around, but thats all I know of(oh and MUGUK)! :wink:

It would be nice to think that these people are still using their talents in someway, somewhere. I hope they are all succesful, it's the least I can wish for them for the pleasure they have given so many of us.

:D:D:D

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Ones I know of:

Keops of Equinox now making demos on PC and Java (and posts here as you've probably noticed)
http://equinox.planet-d.net/

Zappy of Holocaust now doing physics stuff for a game development company
http://www.codercorner.com/

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Post by havoc »

i'm still here! painting pictures and whatnot...

for other old farts, check:

http://www.stniccc.com/html/scene.htm :)

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Erik Simon (ES of TEX) is one of top developers in JoWood

Richard Karsmakers (Cronos of Quartermass Experiment) is now a Teacher of I.T.

Michael Raasch (Daryl of TEX) works as a programmer for a large german bank (although on last talking to him he's now in England)

Stefan Posthume (Digital Insanity of TLB) was working for E.A. in America

Tim Moss (Manikin of TLB) was/is working for what was 989 Studios and is now Sony Interactive in America

David Moss (Spaz of TLB) was working freelance gfx for games and for Argonaut Games until they closed before christmas.

Marc Rosocha (Marc of Gigabyte Crew) has his own company called Eclipse they did work on Atari Jaguar, PSOne and Nuon (grandson of Jaguar) and now are doing something in mobile phones or something.

Jochen Hippel (Mad Max) was working in accounting or something, nothing in music except for private work. Although I think things might have changed since 2000 when he came to STNICCC2k

I could list all of the Thalion people if you were interested in anyone in particular?

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Post by Nev (Orbital Software) »

Wow, nice one on the links and information. Thanks. :D

I wasn't interested in any one person particuarly, was just curious as to what became of some of the best coders/musicians/artists to have ever graced the 16bit scene. Looking at the STNICCC site it's nice to see that they generally have gone on to do very well for themselves. To be honest they deserve it.

:D:D:D

Thanks for the infos.

:)

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ST-CNX:

- Alien works for AMD in the US, got a PhD in AI
- Ajrarn is working for a document management company in England, got a PhD in Document Management
- Belzebub works for Siemens in Germany, making cell phones
- Marlon has his own company making Palm software in France
- Krazy Rex has his own gfx company (Fly Bumbax) in Brazil
- Vantage works for Philip Morris, in France

DF:

- Flix now has a PhD

TCB:

- Nic's working for a physics company IIRC

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Ajrarn is working for a document management company in England, got a PhD in Document Management
Hehe, you sure that's what it's called? "Document Management"? Hehe, I cannot imagine there are any jobs, let alone degrees :)

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Post by kevcal; »

Jani Pentinnen of Utopos / Aggression / Stardust fame has a website - he's still in game development; had an email from him a few/several years ago saying that he owes a lot to the Atari days...

http://www.janipenttinen.com/index.htm

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alexh wrote:
Ajrarn is working for a document management company in England, got a PhD in Document Management
Hehe, you sure that's what it's called? "Document Management"? Hehe, I cannot imagine there are any jobs, let alone degrees :)

I write / look after a knowledge-based with over 2900 documents/pages etc. Suppose that'd be a fancier job title for me than Technical Author :)

But didn't know there was PHD in it !!
My main site: http://www.mug-uk.co.uk - slowly digging up the bits from my past (and re-working a few): Atari ST, Sega 8-bit (game hacks) and NDS (Music ripping guide).

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Here's an old webpage for Ziggy Stardust :

http://membres.lycos.fr/vpenne/

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Post by Cronos »

There is quite a bit of information about sceners and what they're doing these days on the Atari Scene Central bit of http://www.stniccc.com.
Richard Karsmakers

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Correct spelling of the site is: http://www.stniccc.com/ :)
My main site: http://www.mug-uk.co.uk - slowly digging up the bits from my past (and re-working a few): Atari ST, Sega 8-bit (game hacks) and NDS (Music ripping guide).

I develop a free Word (for Windows) add-in that's available for Word 2007 upwards. It's a fix-it toolbox that will allow power Word users to fix document errors. You can find it at: http://www.mikestoolbox.co.uk

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Michael B-B-B-Bittner works at http://www.synetic.de doing amazing racing games which makes the NFS series look crap :)

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I knew Michael worked for Synetic but there is a picture of him on their new website. Almost didnt reckognise him.

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I got only few follow up from former NeXT members, but here it is:

- Mit, is currently working in Canada at Electronic Arts.
- Chromix was working lastly at Paris on the game "Bet on Soldiers" as lead programmer
- Dbug (me), in Norway working on the game Age of Conan

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Seems like a lot of former Atari sceners work at EA Canada ;)

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Post by Tanis »

Yea? Who else apart from Digital Insanity?
my god... it's full of pixels.

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Yea? Who else apart from Digital Insanity?
Keops ! For a frenchy maybe "a lot of former Atari sceners" means 2 ? :-)

Wel Tanis, very cool to see a TCB here. I'm very curious to get news from Nick and Jas. Could you tell us more abo their activity right now?

Thanks,
Leonard/OXYGENE.

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leonard wrote:Keops ! For a frenchy maybe "a lot of former Atari sceners" means 2 ? :-)
Make that 3 - Mit/NexT is there too, according to Dbug's post on this thread, bottom of page 1.....
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Post by keops »

Leonard: also Mit/Mext and Renker (aka Menta)/Equinox, our old gfx man involved in the Vodka and Eat my nads demos.

That makes already 4 and I guess there are more to discover ;)


I wrote "a lot" because I was thinking of MrPink and Griff working at EA UK.

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Scum of the Earth whereabouts...for anyone interested.

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Donald Fakk: Consulting as a low-level programmer/developer.
Illegal Exception: General systems development consulting.
Lobo: A.D. at Starbreeze studios.
Metal Guru: Develops business systems for the graphical industry.
Mouseman: Consulting mainly in Java/J2EE.
Zam Diesel: Has his own business in the field of sound synthesis/emulation (AudioRealism).
Zork: Runs a web site for price comparisons in Austria (Geizhals).

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Tim 'Manikin' Moss works for Sony as Director of Technology (yes I know this is posted earlier), but he was lead programmer on 'God of War' and 'God of War 2'.

Here's a link you might find interesting:

http://timmoss.blogspot.com/

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Image

He's gained a few pounds since last we saw him, bank balance wise I mean ;)

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Gone is the massive hair do (if you don't know what I mean then look for his brother's area on Facebook - Dave Moss - and in there is a photo of Tim from the "old days" at one of the demo coding parties)
My main site: http://www.mug-uk.co.uk - slowly digging up the bits from my past (and re-working a few): Atari ST, Sega 8-bit (game hacks) and NDS (Music ripping guide).

I develop a free Word (for Windows) add-in that's available for Word 2007 upwards. It's a fix-it toolbox that will allow power Word users to fix document errors. You can find it at: http://www.mikestoolbox.co.uk

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Post by Shazz »

some old farts from MJJ :
- Niko : Ubi Soft Canada (not EA !), Montreal
- Bigfoot : Microsoft (if I'm not wrong) in Dublin/Ireland
...8bits are enough...

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