Thursday, December 13, 2007

Swan Lake

Swan Lake by B. Resner & M. Overlin.
©1992 Berkeley Systems Inc.

Part of the After Dark 2.0 collection.

My old roommate once described the Swan Lake module as Flying Toasters for girls. Actually, that never happened but it felt like a good story and I can certainly see him saying something like that. That's just the kind of guy he was.

Swan Lake was a bit of an oddity when it was released as it was one of the first "graphic" based modules along with Flying Toasters and Aquatic Realm but somehow was by itself, separated from the others. The graphics are well drawn and the little cygnets (I learned a new word today!) are a nice touch.

Also, the speed is completely fine on today's systems. So there must be something different about these swans as compared to the toasters and fish of the same era as those run too fast.

SWAN LAKE (tm) Swans and their cygnets swim gracefully across your screen.

Try a "Synchronized" swim to impose a little structure on the proceedings.

Swan artwork by Igor Gasowski.

Windows version by Mike Overlin, SAPIEN Technologies, Inc.

Works under Windows XP & Vista in greater than 256 colors.

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