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aqqindex:

from Virtual Beauty

aqqindex:

from Virtual Beauty

(therealpuppyishから)

(元記事: 80sanime (grindingpixelsから))

tamanoripu:

Screenshots of the many, many websites you can access in Front Mission 3 (Squaresoft, 1999), part 1/2 (part 2 here).

There is a lot to say about this game, but let us focus only on its pretend internet. You start the game knowing very few web addresses and no access passwords, and as you talk to NPC and explore the network, you learn about new websites, you discover new passwords and clues, and sometimes you can download software to improve the performance of your mech posse in battle.

I love the design sensibilities of those little websites, reflecting the homely brochure-like site designs you’d often see in Japan back then, every single one of them creating its visual identity from scratch. It is obvious a lot of love went into this aspect of the game.

Those little websites often have small animations, and highlightable buttons you can use to navigate. The text of the website is relayed through standard dialog boxes, very often accompanied by little pop-up graphics.

I really miss this carefree, amateurish and ornate style of graphic design. I kept these screenshots around as an inspiration as I created this tumblr theme I’m now using.

(d-videoから)

svamiji

svamiji

So I stopped being a monk today, going on to be more like a hermit. I am very grateful for my year here, big transformation in my person, my consciousness and worldview. I got passed a lot of barriers that I was sure would have me by the balls for as long as I lived. Full deets on the Hindoo devotional cult forthcoming.