In a series of 3 blog posts (so far) Fabien Sanglard explores the graphics capabilities of the Amiga and the ST through the lens of the built-to-be-portable ground-breaking game “Another World” by 21 year old Eric Chahi…
Here’s the intro scene - lots of polygons! It’s all polygons!
The origin story of the Amiga and ST is great too, and Fabien’s articles have plenty of links in the footnotes. (Jack Tramiel, having been kicked out of Commodore, bought the dying remnants of Atari with the intent of taking over the independent Amiga and bringing it to market, but was out-manoeuvred by Commodore and had to instigate a crash program to bring a fresh 68k machine to market instead - which managed to pip the Amiga to market.)
via the discussion at HN
… where there’s an interesting comment:
btw C128, considered a failure by many, sold 4.5 million units, right in the ballpark for total Amiga, all models combined, worldwide sales.
Edit: see also this presentation by Eric at GDC: