North American International Demoparty

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The North American International Demoparty (NAID) was a demo party held in the years 1995 and 1996, and the first demo party held in North America. Both years, the party was held at Collège Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, a suburb of Montreal.


NAID '95 was held on April 15 and 16, 1995. About 500 people attended. Prizes were given to the top three places, which were voted for by a jury. Each competition also had a "public choice" prize voted for by the audience.

Compo winners[edit]

  • Demo: Opticron: Tome of the Impossible by Craw Productions
  • Intro: Less Is More by The Humanoid
  • Music: Ascent of the Cloud Eagle by Necros/FM
  • Graphics: Spires of Aegis by Schizosynth/Pure Resistance (original winner, TRS-Bot, was disqualified)


NAID '96 was held from May 31 through June 2, 1996. About 600 people attended. The primary sponsor was Walnut Creek CDROM.

Compo winners[edit]

  • Demo: Trans Cheddar Express by DCB
  • Intro: Dyslexia by Threesome
  • Music: Party on Funk-o-tron by Dynamic Harmony/Carcass
  • Graphics: You Too Can Be A Graphics Dude by Blue Gravity/ACiD and Aerin by Visigoth & Lintec/iCE (tie)

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