The Association


Echtzeit is a charitable association according to Art. 83g StG (Berne), with the primary goal of facilitating and supporting the Demoscene in Switzerland. As is the nature of our subculture, we are also collaborating with other associations and activist groups across Europe and the world.

Echtzeit grew out of the event organization team of «Buenzli», the demoparty series that took place in Switzerland, starting in the mid1990s. Later, the event transformed and rebranded as «Demodays» and extended its focus on growth and outreach for our artform. Many artists and programmers alike found their primary hobby in the scene, along with long lasting, pan-European friendships and a place for their creativity.

We also established the Demonights series, in which we host demoshows, seminars and a socializing platform for the Swiss demoscene four times a year.

After a six-year-break from organizing major demoparties, we are excited to continue the tradition in 2022 with «MountainBytes», taking place annually in Cham, ZG, in February.

Check out our activity reports and news section for more information and further projects.



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As a non profit organization we live off the support of our members. Financial support as well as participation in our activties and initiaives is how you can help. Please contact us using the form below and we’ll get back to you immediately.

    Echtzeit – Digitale Kultur Board Members

    Pixel portrait of Andry "Unlock" Joos

    Andry “Unlock” Joos

    Demogroups: Vantage, Padua, Albion
    Founding Member of Echtzeit – Digitale Kultur
    Demonights Co-Organizer (since 2017)
    Main-Organizer Buenzli/Demodays (2003 – 2014)
    Organizer Buenzli (2001-2002)
    Main-Editor Diskmag PAiN (1999-2007)
    Entry at Demozoo

    Pixel portrait of Shana Marinitisch

    Shana Marinitisch

    Demogroups: Cowee and Friends, B.E.A.
    Main-Organizer Mountainbytes (since 2019)
    Organizer Breakpoint/Revision (since 2010)
    Collaborator “Demoscene – The Art of Coding”
    Cowee’s New Mom
    Entry at Demozoo

    Pixel portrait of David "Zehbra" Schenkel

    David “Zehbra” Schenkel
    Vice President

    Organizer Buenzli/Demodays (2006 – 2014)
    Entry at Demozoo

    Pixel portrait of Oleg "Sudoism" Lavrovsky

    Oleg “Sudoism” Lavrovsky

    Demonights Co-Organizer (since 2017)
    Main-Organizer Buenzli Remember Parties (2015 – 2016)
    Entry at Demozoo

    Pixel portrait of Sven "OTR" Osterwalder

    Sven “OTR” Osterwalder

    Organizer Buenzli/Demodays (2010 – 2014)
    Entry at Demozoo

    Pixel portrait of Mario "Psykon" Spuler

    Mario “Psykon” Spuler

    Demogroups: Mercury, Cowee and Friends
    Main-Organizer MountainBytes (since 2019)
    Organizer Buenzli/Demodays (2010-2014)
    Entry at Demozoo

    Pixel Portraits by mirmaka