Look at this wacky fish ARG about exploring deserted web sites

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I don’t know the place to start with this—actually, figuratively, existentially? It’s a brand new browser ARG factor by Nathalie Lawhead who has made many odd issues wot RPS people have loved like Froggy and Cyberpet Graveyard. Mackerelmediafish.com, which I suppose is the web site and in addition the title of the game(?), is one other such intelligent oddity.

Welcome to the web of yore the place gifs have three frames apiece, your CRT monitor glints, and all the things your mouse hovers over has some wild impact. Also there are precise mice, gif mice, inside the web site feasting on the useless hyperlinks which you will need to discover after which feed them. There is a fish who has misplaced their pal someplace in a really dangerous demo game.

Finding the fish’s pal and feeding the mouse named Verm will internet me the keys to flee the fishy web site. Except then it seems I are trapped someplace new. I’ve discovered an historic place, beholden to the outdated methods earlier than the web modified.

The complete expertise is a portal again to my childhood when the web was, if not weirder than now, in a different way bizarre. I haven’t discovered one but, however I’m absolutely anticipating to seek out one thing that resembles an edgy prompt messenger away message. There’s a PDF filled with MS Paint drawings alongside the lyrics to what I’m virtually sure are a Gwen Stefani tune. Ah wait, the PDF is a tiny zine, seemingly made with the Electric Zine Maker, one other of Lawhead’s initiatives, talked about on the earlier web page.

It’s most likely finest if I cease telling you concerning the factor now so you possibly can simply strive it your self should you like this kind of factor. Go then, attempt to escape the fish website.


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