Remember MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons)? Well, WizMUD is a multi-user dungeon where you get to be a wizard and do zany magic things. It’s kinda fun and it runs in your browser so you can have it open in a tab to switch to when the boss isn’t looking.
An exquisite corpse is a collaborative drawing, where one person starts a drawing and then folds over the paper so only a small, unrecognizable portion of the drawing can be seen, then another person continues the drawing from that portion, folds over the paper and passes it on to another person, and so on and so on, until there isn’t any paper left to be drawn on. The paper is then unfolded to reveal a freaky, mutant drawing that is a combination of everyone’s styles.
Epic Exquisite Corpse is a huge version of this. It’s already huge with over 73,000 sections already drawn, but that’s out of a total of a million possible sections, so it’s going to be insane when it’s finished.
Anyhoo, go draw your own section. IT’S FUN!
Jeffrey Ventrella is a programmer. He worked on Darwin Pond and its later iteration GenePool, which are simulation games where little segmented critters compete and evolve in a little pool of water. In High School, I was obsessed with trying to figure out how to build the best swimmer in Darwin pond.
He also has other neat games, apps and information about fractals on his website.
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