Uncovering a Cancelled 90s “Metaverse”


Cathode Ray Dude [CRD]
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These comically large videotapes seem to hold the only evidence of a “game” from the early 90s that never saw a release, and may have been intended to enhance an ahead-of-its-time online gaming and social service. Let’s see what stories I can invent about it, and learn a little about how Mortal Kombat was made in the process. RAW FOOTAGE: NOTE: These are BAD RIPS, because Youtube is choking on my good rips. I have much higher quality versions I’m still trying to transcode successfully, and once I figure that out I’ll replace these links. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9N9FvqUtQM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-f2hZapsOY THE NET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7f370kVRUU Chapters: 00:00 Intro 00:35 Tape format 02:43 The tapes themselves 05:26 Videogame art basics 06:58 FMV (Gabriel Knight 2) 11:56 Digitized sprites (Mortal Kombat) 14:36 Analyzing tape contents 22:28 The Sierra Network / Cyberpark 1991 25:48 Characters 27:00 ImagiNation / Cyberpark 1996 28:00 Related projects (The Net) 31:58 Conclusions 33:22 Outro Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cathoderaydude Tip me: https://ko-fi.com/cathoderaydude


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