Younger readers will take things like YouTube walkthroughs or even sites like GameFAQs for granted, but old minds will remember days when it was hard work finding your way around a video game. Which could also be in rare cases like this beautiful Job.
Reddit user vadermeer was visiting a Salvation Army in the Seattle area the other day when he came across a boxed copy of the adventure game Frankenstein: Through the eyes of the monster
When they bought it and brought it home, they found that the box contained not just one copy of the game, but several exquisite handwritten notes that guide the player through the game, mostly with text, but also with some accompanying diagrams.
It’s funny how something written as just a few notes in the mid-90s can look almost like sacred religious text in 2021, but that’s changing the way we find this stuff (and how ours Handwriting collectively), this calling that this sacred text is not too far from the truth. When you try to quit Frankenstein: Through the eyes of the monster
And while it might seem a bit boring to describe a visual game in such tedious, text-heavy terms, it was just like that at the time! I remember me and my friends trying to play Lucasarts adventure games as kids and the only way I could ever end them would be to call other people and let them sit and tell you, “Okay then you” use the thing on this thing, then you have to go over here, then do the thing, “I sit there all the time angry