Monday, October 29, 2007
GeoBounce by Ed Hall and R. Herrell
©1990-92 Berkeley Systems Inc.
Part of the After Dark 2.0 collection.
Why in my day, this passed for 3D graphics and we liked it! You young whipper snappers wouldn't understand.
Seriously though, this actually did push some limits in what was possible for a 3D graphic screensaver at the time. Now though, it runs much to0 fast to be pleasant and it sticks to the walls for a moment whenever it bounces due to loading the sound.
GeoBounce was a good little module when it was released and the options had you feeling like you were really toying around with a 3D model. It's also the first place I ever encountered the word Icosahedron.
Oh and yes, the shipped copy wants you to listen "carfully".
GEOBOUNCE(tm) distorts the space-time continuum, permitting glimpses through the fourth dimension to the other side of the universe, which is populated by an intelligent and happy community of Platonic solids.
If you listen carfully ( by using the sound control), you can hear them exclaim as they bounce off the walls (if sound capability is available).
Sound by Rob Gale.
Works under Windows XP & Vista in greater than 256 colors but is too fast on modern systems.