Perhaps the defining feature of the online landscape in the early 2000's was the prevalence of the low-bit flash arcade game. Whether it was the converted classics like Pac Man or Donkey Kong, or the new age of tower defense and tank games, there was something for everybody. Although no one is quite sure when they died in the public’s consciousness, a team of specialists from the ‘old school' is dedicated to revitalizing Flash arcade games. In order to supply classic arcade games for the masses, this dedicated group must start working from the ground up. The ‘Revivalists' as they call themselves, are made up of four key members.
Actually it’s MacSheen, but it lends better to a rare game called Micromax. Bill is the main man behind making the code usable back in the days of Macromedia flash animations. In addition to a great fifteen year career as a Flash game designer, he has a knack for noticing the smallest details. His passion for creating miniature-scale models of famous battles came in handy for debugging long paragraphs of code later in his largely undocumented career. He’s out go-to guy when it comes to reliving the early history of how flash evolved.
Although she began her career as a painter, our group's Flash game animator goes by the name ‘Madonna,' as an homage to a sculpture by Michelangelo. She draws her inspiration for the game's graphics from listening to retro soundtracks. While at work, she can almost always be spotted with a pair of headphones on. The group's HTML5 specialist earned a reputation as ‘The Chessmaster’ for always being able to stay two steps ahead. Because the internet is always evolving, The Chessmaster’s job is to make sure that the game's code will be well integrated into the internet's digital fabric and can be found easily. Did I mention she’s a great staff writer too...
The final team member is ‘The Historian'. As her nickname implies, The Historian seems to know everything there is to know about video games. In addition to making sure the games are historically accurate and ‘troll-proof,' The Historian is often consulted when Madonna runs into creative road blocks. She can pull on history for ideas that haven't been used in years and cleverly knows where to put that info all throughout this site.
Whether or not the Revivalists can revitalize Flash arcade games in the mind of the public remains to be seen. One thing that is certain, however, is that no member of the team will rest until they put forward their very best. Hard work, passion, and tenacity are at the core of these elite game designers. The future of the gaming industry may very well in the hands of gaming fans, however your opinion will help us move forward. Got an opinion or idea- we want to hear it. Write to us here:
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