Shadow of CRIONICS was interviewed by Chester of BRAINSTORM.
1. First of all, introduce yourself.
Today I am 17 years old. My first contact with computers was for 4 years as I came to a technical school. One year later I bought the good old C64 and started to made basic - programms like this one:
10: INPUT "INSERT YOUR NAME:";A$
20: PRINT A$;", YOU SEE THIS IS A REALY SILLY PROGRAM!":GOTO 10
But after a very short time I saw that it is very uninterrested to made senseless programs and play senseless games. So I started to learn 6500-Assembler to made some intros. But when I finished my first demo all of my friends bought an Amiga (because of my intro?). Thus I thought that I also need an Amiga and worked the whole holidays for the expensive machine. Now I started again with learning 68000-Assembler on the fucking Amiga. For about 1/2 year a friend asked me for joining his unknown group. After one month we made a co-op with another group. After a long time of thinking we found CRIONICS.
2. Write down the members of Crionics with their functions.
SHADOW: Swapping, a little bit coding
THUNDERHAWK: Main Swapper, Spreader, Organizer
3. How old is the group?
Crionics is exactly seven month and 17 days old!
4. Are you looking for more members? Do you search for sections in other countries?
Yes, we are looking for more members especially soundmakers, coders and very good swappers (maybe modem-freaks)
5. What do you prefer, swapping by mail or modem?
I am only swapping by mail because it's cheaper than modemtraiding.
6. List your favorites personalities from the scene.
Red Sector, because of their cool Graphic-guys
Quartex, because of their cracks
Brainstorm, because of their magazines
7. (?) What are you releasing? Cracks, trainers, demos,...?
We release demos and intros, in future we plan to train games!
8. You live in Austria. Are there the birds singing as nice as in Switzerland?
Oh, this is a good question but I've never been in Switzerland to hear the singing of the birds. So I can only think that the singing is as nice as in Austria.
9. Tell us a little bit from the whole Austrian scene and your local scene!
The Austrian scene? O.k I'll try to do it! The best groups here in Austria are Scoopex, Subway, Savage, TSK Exxon & Robotech and so on (the charts are following later!) The scene in TIROL? Here are too many (much-uncountable) lamers (ca. 74.926 periodic percent). But here are also some cool guys like Crionics, Exxon, Scoopex and so on!
10.What is your opininon in cracks and trainers?
CRACKS: Very important for the existence of the Amiga-scene because if there are no cracks there are no games and if there are no games nobody (respectively only the people which don't play) need an Amiga. So most people buy fucking PC's.
TRAINERS: There are many games you can't play without trainer like ZIRIAX, Shadow of the Beast and so on.
This article originally appeared in the Amiga diskmagazine "Zine #5" by Brainstorm 1990.
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