With some help from users of https://macintoshgarden.org I managed to find a (only surviving?) screenshot of 1986 "game" Portal released by Activision.
Called the "first hypertext novel" the program was released on a selection of 1980s computers, but the Macintosh version was thought to have never been released. There is one confirmed sealed copy, but the mac version is yet to be archived.
I'm bringing it up after two years because a few people asked me to write about its non-photorealistic rendering, and I finally got around to it.
Is anyone up for reading 10K of text? 🙏 I'd love to have some feedback on it.
I just played all of FRACT OSC this weekend start-to-finish before discovering @neauoire is credited for (some or all of) its environmental design.
At this point I'm pretty sure if I throw a MIDI sequencer and a copy of Myst into an empty box, his quantum wavefunction will collapse and he'll materialize inside.
Hello World && Hello Merveilles!
I am part graphic designer, part artist, part hobby gamedev and generally an interdisciplinary journeyman. I am really good at standing on shoulders of giants and not finishing my personal projects.
I love minimalism, antidesign, and retro computing aestethic. I mis·use old tech to try to make new things.
I am very glad to add another "part" to my description - part of this community ; I want to see what you make and learn from you all.
Inspiration ↓ http://feed.grantcuster.com/post/20200411T005848620Z The objective of allRGB is simple: To create images with one pixel for every RGB color (16777216); not one color missing, and not one color twice. from https://allrgb.com/ via https://twitter.com/njdbush/status/1248775521552515072
When I was clicking through the HyperTalk reference stack this past weekend, I felt a weird sense of deja vu. It turns out it was the ways its predecessor, Smalltalk, influenced both it and the visual programming language Scratch. And while HyperCard's stack/card/button paradigm isn't there, a lot of the control flow and sound blocks in Scratch have a HyperTalk equivalent!
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.