1982 Commercial for the video game “Joust” for Atari 2600 & 5200
I don’t even know whats happening in this commercial but i love it regardless. Commercials back then were so much better i find, as most of them were just pure nonsense. Now a days commercials are so simplistic and/or generic it kills me; metaphorically.
With Pokemon Sun and Moon releasing worldwide last week it is time to dig out all those trippy scenes from the Pokemon short “Pikachu’s Vacation”.
You can watch the whole movie here on the official Pokemon channel. Enjoy!
Japanese manga, anime and video game cultures often use extensive and very psychedelic animations when they depict transformations (remember Sailor Moon?) and the summoning of supernatural forces. The recently released Pokemon fighting game Pokkon Tournament is no exeption.
Jeff Minter has been designing video games since the early days of the medium. And since the very beginning an air of anarchy and trippyness has been a constant in his creations. Since Tempest 2000 he has been refining what I’d like to call the psychedelic “space” shooter (look here for Space Giraffe).
But he has released a game/ “light synthesizer” that is actually called Psychedelia as early as 1984.
Check out the man’s work! You won’t be disappointed.
Gingiva is a trippy and surreal RPG Maker game by John Clowder (myformerselves). If you are up to exploring some dreamlike logic and bizarre scenarios, you should give it a try.
You can officially download it for free.