Demos: Firre Demo | NI Demo

Fiskkompaniet are a secret society devoted to the subtle art of creating digital fishes. These mythical beings have released two amazing demos which shocked the demo scene to it’s very core.

Despite being shrouded in eternal mist, shrimp remains and kebab leftovers, a few pieces of information have leaked out during the years. The bug-infested code appears to be written by something called Longfisk (who bears no resemblance whatsoever to Longshot of Impulse) and the tear-inducing graphics seems to be drawn by someone called Hattfisk (who is certainly not a relative of Hattrick of Impulse).

Hattfisk and Longfisk
In Koffertfisk we trust.

First there was the Firre Demo in 1994, featuring a stunning slideshow of 71 horrible hand-drawn fishes for the Atari STE. Almost an entire hour was wasted on developing this gem! The Firre Demo was later converted to the Atari Falcon due to public demands.

Following up on the great success of Firre Demo, Fiskkompaniet decided to release the NI Demo in 1995, unleashing the full power of the Atari Falcon. Needless to say it was another instant success. The theme was somewhat inspired by The Knights Who Say Ni, Star Trek and other strange stuff. The one person complaining about the vector graphics framerate is firmly sleeping with the fishes.

All of these groundbreaking demos are available for download if you dare to watch them.

“We’ve seen fishes you people wouldn’t believe. Koffertfiskar on fire off the shoulder of Orion.”
— Fiskkompaniet

Firre Demo (1994)

Fish number 45
Fish number 45

The classic demo by Fiskkompaniet. A nearly complete fish encyclopedia! Frequent use of Swedish language.

Features: 71 hand-drawn fishes and an enchanted undersea melody.

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NI Demo (1995)

Fish in space
Fish in space

Second demo by Fiskkompaniet. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream…

Features: Insane vector graphics which tell the story of a single fish and its brave journey to the stars.

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“We are then deafened by a cacophony of NIs and the demo ends. Perfect.”
“This demo is a must for all fish lovers everywhere.”
— Leon O’Reilly, Maggie 19 (February 1996)