New Beat started out as a group of three guys from
Falun, Sweden with a big a passion for programming the Atari
16bit series of computers in the late 80's. These people were Daniel Hedberg, Thomas Bergström
and Anders Olsson. A few years down the road Robert Cooke from Oklahoma, U.S.A. joined us.
What we do today
Since it all started in the late 80's much has changed. We still keep in touch and get together
once in a while to talk about the goood 'ol days. Robert works as a computer technician for
Mentor Computers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Anders lives and works outside
Stockholm, Sweden. Daniel works as a software engineer for
Wolfram Research in
Linköping, Sweden, and Thomas is located in
Gävle, Sweden, where he works for a company named
The past and the future
Over the years we have worked on many projects for the Atari 16bit and 32bit series of
computers. While most of these projects were successfully finished, some were abandoned, and a
few of them are still in progress. Click on productions in the menu to the left to download
any of our software.
To say that New Beat is still active would be a bit of a lie. With that said, we do still write
some code on rare occasions, and once in a while we even experience periods of high activity
and actually release stuff. Click here to find out more
about what we work on.
The nostalgic demo evening
In the summer of 2001 New Beat organized a private little nostalgic evening, watching old demos
and drinking beer. Computers featured at this highly unforgettable moment were a couple of
Atari 1040 STFM computers, two Atari Falcon030 computers (one of them equipped with the Nemesis
accelerator), one Atari 1040 STe (which at a closer examination actually turned out to be a
STFM), one Amiga 500 and of course an Amiga 1200 (equipped with a MC68030 at 50MHz and 32Mb
FAST-RAM). That is a total of seven computers, pretty impressive huh? Three of these computers
were bought only to be used for this evening.
Daniel Hedberg (July 2010)
Thomas Bergström (July 2001)
Anders Olsson (July 2001)