Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MS Paint Adventures!

Greetings WebComaniacs!

Once again we travel down the alleys and avenues of web comics and we come to personal favorite of mine. Back in the 80's and 90's, before the Web re-wrote the world, computers with sound and color graphics were still new and computers geeks worked to craft games to suit the cutting-edge of 'multimedia'. The result of some of the efforts combined interactivity, storytelling, and graphics to create a entertaining genre called adventure games. Adventure games developers created gems such as Myst, Monkey Island, and Zork (ask you parents, kids, they may remember).

Recapturing that genre, MS Paint Adventures is a serial web comic that adds an element of pseudo-interactivity to the storyline. You start with a panel, crudely illustrated (as if done in MS Paint- get it?), and you 'repond' to it by clicking on pre-typed 'commands' that help the story unfold. The humor is very absurd, reminding me at lot of what a computer game would be like if Monty Python wrote it.

Check it out for yourself here

The current story arc is 'HomeStruck' but if you have some time to kill click 'Jump to Adventure' and check out some of their previous work like "Problem Sleuth". Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive stuff.

Till later- ciao!
Uncle Mutzie

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