Not trying to be rude, but is this what the Jaguar community is down to now? Scene Demos?
The Demo Scene is wildly different from what you would classify as the "normal Jaguar scene". The purpose is to do things with the hardware with a minimal amount of code. It's an experiment, essentially. You appreciate it for what it is, but you don't necessarily associate it directly with the scene that you are familiar with (i.e., the Jag scene).
The smart-ass attitude of, "Oh, er, it's just a demo," pisses me off. Not truly understanding the phrase, "demo" (in a specific sense) aside: You want more fully-fledged games? Start paying someone to spend the time to do so, or go learn how to program and make them yourself.
And T2K, don't take that as being directed at yourself. My comments are more towards the generic retro gaming community that doesn't understand what "demos" are or what they expect out of those that create content for our retro gaming platforms of choice.
(I should mention in passing that several excellent mainstream audio composers [and likely programmers] evolved out of the 'demo scene'. Jesper Kyd, for instance, the guy responsible for the Sub Terrania, AMOK, Scorcher, and most recently, the Hitman and Assassins Creed soundtracks) was borne out of the 'demo scene').
No offense taken. Everyone is entitles to their opinions. I guess I should go ahead and expand on my comments before I allow them to be taken out of context. My biggest issue with the Demo Scene is that it always seems that some truly awesome stuff comes from it and then nothing comes of the amazing stuff that they do with it. Not to say that this is always the case, but it seems like nine times out of ten, the Demo of what was done is all that ever comes of the tech. I've just seen so much potential, especially in the C64/Amiga community that it just makes me really sad. The other problem I tend to have are the Demo Coders themselves. Again, not that they all are like this, but it's like if you say anything negative or act like you aren't impressed, you should be chased away and burnt at the stake, you evil SOB! I see enough of that in the Jaguar community as it is and just don't think it needs more of that. Not saying that the people who did this demo are that way obviously, but it's an attitude that an already fragile scene doesn't need I guess is what I am saying.
On a side note, I am glad to see that Jesper Kyd actually did something great with his experience he got from the Demo scene. makes me happy to see someone do something with what they learned. Scorcher, especially, had an AMAZING soundtrack. I used to actually have a rip of it just because of how amazing it sounded. One of my favorite Saturn racers and half of it is the way it sounds.