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Life on the Web / Should it really be called the Retro Web?
« Last post by memo on Today at 01:40:36 pm »
Hello melonland users!
I've been wondering about this for some days and I think it could make for an interesting topic.

As mentioned in the title - should it really be called the Retro Web? What I mean by this is: isn't the word "Retro" a bit too limited for what such communities explore?
I get it, many of us (me included) started this journey by simply mimicking the old web by having very light static html pages, in heavy contrast with the more bloated web; still many of us however then grew to appreciate so many more aspects: the communities that give birth, the privacy/ecological/social awareness, the amazing creative possibilities that one gains as soon as they leave the all-so-limiting modern social networks.

Hell, I know, neocities itself is one letter away from geocities; but this isn't simply booting up an old C64 and playing some games on tape: there's a constant evolution of ideas, currents, movements. Even the mimicked html pages already have a very distinct feel than what one would encounter fifteen to twenty years ago.

The more I think about it and the more I believe we're not simply "picking up the pieces" of what has been left - we're creating something new, with far more specific ideals and a deep love for handcrafted digital environments.

What do you think?
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General Interests / Re: Bookcrossing
« Last post by wris on Today at 09:20:00 am »
I came across the non-profit Little Free Library the other week. It has a map to help you find any near you.
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General Interests / Re: Bookcrossing
« Last post by cinni on Today at 01:52:14 am »
oo i remember hearing about this years ago! such a cool concept, i bet there's other objects suited to that too.. i come across a lot of take-one-leave-one libraries though!
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General Interests / Re: What is the most obscure masterpiece?
« Last post by manpaint on September 27, 2022, 03:53:05 pm »
A very good but almost unknown game is Aedemphia.

It's a indie RPG that has been worked on for 7+ years. Sadly it dosen't have an english translation yet.

It's a shame it doesn't have an English translation yet, it looks really interesting! Might just end up playing it, without a clue on what's going on  :dive:

Not very suprising since the game as 69685 dialogues as the writing of this.

But perphaps one day it will be translated by someone.
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General Interests / Re: What is the most obscure masterpiece?
« Last post by abacus on September 27, 2022, 07:29:18 am »
BLACK SHEEP BOY is a surreal pixel-style animation by James Molle. I love the dream-like world and its eery melancholy vibe of being lost in life. It's like a fever dream you wake up to but barely remember anything from it. Kind of like the passing of time..? O_o

I'll post more stuff if I find anything worthy!

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Greetings and Introductions / Re: hihi :)
« Last post by wris on September 26, 2022, 05:34:00 pm »
I saw this the other day. Maybe you'll get a kick out of it.

https://neal.fun/deep-sea/
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Video Games / Re: Return to Monkey Island
« Last post by MamboGator on September 26, 2022, 05:33:36 pm »
I never got too deeply into the Sierra games. Maybe I should. Where should one start?

I was definitely raised in a LucasArts household.

My favourite is Torin's Passage.
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Video Games / Re: Return to Monkey Island
« Last post by wris on September 26, 2022, 05:05:11 pm »
I never got too deeply into the Sierra games. Maybe I should. Where should one start?

I was definitely raised in a LucasArts household.
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Video Games / Re: Return to Monkey Island
« Last post by MamboGator on September 26, 2022, 04:56:51 pm »
I only briefly played one of the old Monkey Island games at a friend's house as a kid. I never got into any of the LucasArts adventure games. I was more of a Sierra fan.

But I do really appreciate Ron Gilbert's place in the industry. He's one of the last bastions of the old guard, keeping the creative spirit of those old PC adventures games alive.
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Video Games / Return to Monkey Island
« Last post by wris on September 26, 2022, 04:32:58 pm »
After many a year, ol' Cap'n Ron Gilbert an' crew have seen fit to bless us filthy landlubbers with a new Monkey Island game.

As a big fan of the series, this makes me so happy! Any point 'n' click fans in the house?
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