Dark Sand / Alain Vonck
French graphic designer Alain Vonck's guide through the hyperreal environments and landscapes of an early multi-user domain game, a precursor to the more commonly known MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game). Medieval structures come head-to-head with glitchy bitmap backdrops interspersed with passages of text from various multi-user dungeon games; the result is a deconstructed narrative adventure. Dark Sand takes the reader on a journey through dreamlike landscapes of early text based online role-playing games.
Published by Bronze Age (UK)
Softcover, 36 pages, full color, 7.1 × 9.5 inches